our denomination

Christ Community Church, or CCC as most of us refer to it, is part of the Christian Reformed Church of North America. Though our local church is made up of people from a variety of faith backgrounds, we are glad to be connected with over 1000 other CRCs in Canada and the United States. And it's all because "For God so loved the world..." 

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Denominational Announcements

Get connected with the ministries of our denomination.

From Back to God Ministries International

FAMILY FIRE - FAMILY FIRE is an online community exploring Spirit-led family, marriage, parenting, in-laws, blended families, and intimacy. Find encouraging articles and devotions at familyfire.com. Subscribe for regular email updates and connect with our Family Fire community on Facebook.

GROUNDWORK: ENCOURAGEMENT FOR A GROWING FAITH - Just as a teacher encourages a student or a mentor encourages a mentee, the Apostle Paul encourages the Thessalonians in their growing faith. Join Groundwork as we study 2 Thessalonians 1 so Paul’s praises, teaching, and reminders strengthen our growing faith too. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes.

MEET GERALD DRIPPAN - Liz and Lucille try to be friends with Gerard, the new kid in town. But Gerard seems to prefers the Iguana gang! Can Liz help Gerard before his new friends get him into trouble? Listen now at kidscorner.net and subscribe to KC’s weekly emails for future episodes. Download this month’s Kids Corner puzzle and game giveaway, The Bible Challenge Activity Book 6.

From CRC

Communications

AGENDA SUPPLEMENT REPORTS POSTED - The following supplemental reports to the Agenda for Synod 2019 have been posted: Bivocational Task Force Report; Classis Name Change Report; Addressing the Abuse of Power Committee; recommended persons for candidacy; and others. Find them at crcna.org/synod

PRAY FOR INSPIRE 2019 - Inspire 2019 is a conference to connect people from across the 1000+ churches in the Christian Reformed Church for three days of worship, workshops, speakers, and conversation. As we plan and prepare for this event, happening August 1-3 in Windsor, Ont., please join us in praying for the event and all who will attend. This week, please pray for unity and Christlike dialogue in all elements of Inspire 2019. Pray that God will give unity and purpose to the many people involved in planning and preparing for the event, and pray that as people gather to share ideas, to hear speakers and engage in conversation at Inspire 2019, the Holy Spirit will bring and maintain peace and unity in Christ.

PRAY FOR SYNOD 2019 - Synod 2019 will meet on the campus of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, from Friday, June 14, to Thursday, June 20. All CRC churches across the continent are requested to remember the deliberations of synod in their intercessory prayers on Sunday, June 9, and Sunday, June 16.

THE GREAT CANADIAN PRAY & SING - Today, nearly 200 Canadians, representing over half of the CRC churches in Canada, are gathered in Edmonton, Alberta, to worship together and to wrap up a weekend of listening to the Spirit and discerning his leading. Join churches across Canada and sing with joy today that "I Am Not My Own" but belong to a good God forever.

From Faith Formation Ministries

Ascension Day Faith Formation Tip - On Ascension Day (this coming Thursday), wonder with kids about what it was like to be one of the disciples watching Jesus rising into the clouds. Wonder about what they felt, and what it would be like if Jesus returned tomorrow. (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)


FROM CALVIN COLLEGE

TRAVEL WITH CALVIN - Join a Caribbean cruise with time in the Panama Canal as well as stops in the Bahamas, Aruba, Columbia, and Costa Rica. This January 2020 trip is hosted by Ellen and George Monsma, with arrangements handled by Witte Travel. Or take a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in March 2020 with Pastor Bill and Lyn Vanden Bosch, visiting sites throughout Galilee and around Jerusalem. These trips are open to all friends of Calvin; see calvin.edu/go/travel for full itinerary, cost, and registration details.


FROM OTHER

RECONCILIATION TRIP - The CRC's Youth Ambassador of Reconciliation Program is looking for young people to participate in their week-long cross-cultural reconciliation trip and leadership program in Indigenous justice and reconciliation. The trip will bring participants to sites of racism, resistance, and reconciliation around southwestern Ontario. Program dates: August 10-17, 2019. Registration deadline: July 1, 2019. Contact Iona Buisman at ibuisman@worldrenew.net for more details.

MORE WELCOME BOX DELIVERERS NEEDED - We are looking for your help again in the next six months. Volunteer opportunities are available every other Friday for about an hour in the evening (time is flexible based on your availability between 5 pm and 9 pm). Check out www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4fa8a928a1f49-welcome1 to learn more and sign up, or talk to Dena Nicolai.




from resonate global mission

Step Back into Biblical Times - Walk the paths of the Exodus from Egypt to Israel. Follow in Jesus' footsteps from Nazareth to Jerusalem. See scripture on the walls of ancient temples and tombs. Resonate Global Mission is gathering a team for the Exodus Vision Tour for Spring 2020. Learn more and apply at www.resonateglobalmission.org/exodus.

from World REnew

World Renew Careers - Do you love to see transformation as people are empowered to live healthy, fruitful lives? Do you desire to promote this transformation? World Renew is currently hiring for these three positions: Director of Donor Relations, USA, based in Grand Rapids, MI; Chief Advancement Officer based in Grand Rapids, MI; and Director of Donor Relations, Canada based in Burlington, ON. For more information on these positions, and for the links to apply, please visit our website at: worldrenew.net/careers.

from other

PORT TOUR - Join the Ministry to Seafarers for a beautiful summer evening tour of the Port of Vancouver aboard an elegant charter vessel. We will explore the downtown core of the port and see the various shipping terminals where this ministry takes place. The tour will be on July 11, beginning at 6:30 PM and last for 3 hours. It will depart from Coal Harbour in downtown Vancouver and sail through the Burrard Inlet and part way into Indian Arm. Cost is $50.00/person, which includes snacks on board. For more information or to register, contact Rev. Gary Roosma: crcvanportchaplain@gmail.com