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An article featuring some of our own. https://www.thebanner.org/news/2021/01/essential-health-workers-talk-working-through-the-covid-19-pandemic
thebanner.org The Banner shares a glimpse of the experience of three women, in New York and in British Columbia, serving in essential health services through the pandemic.
Changes to Medical Assistance in Dying legislation were supposed to occur by June 11th but due to the pandemic, the federal government has asked for an extension to December 18th. https://loom.ly/4Lw12nc
This means it's not too late to share your thoughts with your MP: https://loom.ly/XT58ZL0
p2a.co I just contacted my MP about Medical Assistance in dying. Ask your MP to be thoughtful about safeguards too by clicking this link!
World Refugee Day is tomorrow. There are a number of virtual ways to remember and celebrate (see below). All events are free!
1. MAP British Columbia is hosting an online celebration of music, poetry, and story (Saturday at 2 pm PST). With the theme "Distant but Together", the celebration will recognize and honour the significant contribution of refugees to British Columbia as well as creating an online event that creates community - despite social distancing. COVID-19 is a reality for everyone, but what pulls us apart, actually brings us together. Learn more at https://mapbc.org/about/events/
2. Flavours of Hope (Saturday at 12 pm PST): In times of divisions and conflicts, we are coming together, cooking in solidarity, and celebrating the resilience of refugees. Join Flavours of Hope, celebrity Chef Marc Murphy and 11 other culinary refugee and immigrant empowerment organizations across the US and Canada for an interactive virtual cooking event featuring refugee cooks and their stories, and an engaging panel discussion on the role of food in creating connections and expressing cultural identities. Register on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cooking-in-solidarity-for-world-refugee-day-tickets-109571659784
3. Canadian Council for Refugees: On-line storytelling on access and inclusion (Saturday at 11 am PST): You are invited to participate in a free on-line storytelling event featuring refugees, front-line workers or others working with refugees and vulnerable migrants. During these unprecedented times, we have been overwhelmed with stories of struggle. On World Refugee Day, we want to give space to stories of courage and resilience expressed through the universal language of the arts. The day will feature visual, performance, literary and media arts. To attend: Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5087868419223051024
Look who stopped by for a visit!
The CRC has appointed Colin Watson as its interim executive director. Leading the denomination at a time such as this is a challenge and an opportunity, he added. “These are interesting times for our world and for the CRCNA,” Watson said, “and I think that obviously as we stay in prayer over the next year, my prayer will be that we will end up in a place that is extremely healthy for the CRC going forward. I don’t know who my successor will be, but I will continue to pray for the right individuals to be appointed at the right time.” And we'll be in prayer for you, Colin!. Congratulations!
crcna.org Colin Watson, Sr., has been appointed interim executive director of the CRCNA.
Pray for those who lost loved ones and all those involved.
crcna.org Rev. Emmanuel Bileya, a pastor in the Christian Reformed Church of Nigeria (CRCN), and his wife were attacked and killed in Taraba state, Nigeria.
"We must all stand up and speak, work, and preach against the sin of racism. This is not political action; it is a biblical position."
Here is the CRC's recent statement. There is an invitation at the end for each of us to ask ourselves a number of questions. May the same Holy Spirit whose coming we celebrated this past Sunday work in all of our hearts and actions.
network.crcna.org Racism is a stronghold in our countries that will not go away overnight. The remedy is a commitment to sanctification. We invite you to walk with us in this sanctification process.
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Many Christian Reformed Church members in the U.S. and Canada have family members living in the neighboring country. The current border-crossing restrictions, to limit the spread of COVID-19, made one family in Lynden, Wash., get creative last week on Mother's Day.
Jean and John VanHemert, members of First CRC in Lynden, drove five minutes north of town to sit at the ditch that separates their state from British Columbia, Canada, where their adult children live. Three of their children, Caroline a member of Immanuel CRC, and Cindy and Tim, members of Willoughby CRC, all of Langley, B.C.; their spouses and nine grandchildren, visited from the Canadian side. A fourth son, James, and his wife, who live on Vancouver Island and are members of Duncan CRC, were unable to join the 0 Avenue gathering. John VanHemert is a CRC pastor emeritus, having served congregations in Canada and the U.S. as well as Seafarers Ministries. This was the family’s first border visit. “There were many other families,” said Tim. “Both USA and Canadian border patrol drove by. The Canadian officer reminded us that there was to be
no touching or passing things across the ditch."
“It is Finished” - cross in the Netherlands - Photo by Pieter VanderLeek Journey to the Cross: a Communal Artistic Project at Willoughby Church
“Three Crosses on the Desert Hills”- St. Anthony’s Monastery, Egypt - Photo by Dennis de Groot Journey to the Cross: a Communal Artistic Project at Willoughby Church
“Cross on the Floor of Coptic Chapel” - formed with rag woven prayer carpets - Anafora Retreat Center, Egypt - Photo by Dennis & Jenny DeGroot Journey to the Cross: a Communal Artistic Project at Willoughby Church
Cathedral” - Guadeloupe Mexico. Photo by Gary Walker Journey to the Cross: a Communal Artistic Project at Willoughby Church
“Moonrise” - El Salvador - Photo by Norm Groot Journey to the Cross: a Communal Artistic Project at Willoughby Church
“Waiting to be filled” - photo by Sue Contant - Journey to the Cross: a Communal Artistic Project at Willoughby Church
“Walk His Way” - Photo by Nancy Ryvers Journey to the Cross: a Communal Artistic Project at Willoughby Church
‘Tourist Souvenir’ - photo by Nick Ringma Journey to the Cross: a Communal Artistic Project at Willoughby Church
“I am the Vine” - photo by John VanderZwaag Journey to the Cross: a Communal Artistic Project at Willoughby Church
“Living in Hope” - Photo by Theresa VanDop Journey to the Cross: A Communal Artistic Project at Willoughby Church
“You're the God of this City” - Photo by Gary Walker Journey to the Cross: A Communal Artistic Project at Willoughby Church
“Home” - photo by Charlie Dykman Journey to the Cross: a Communal Artistic Project at Willoughby Church.
“Rock Solid Redeemer” - Photo by Bill Tuininga. Journey to the Cross: a Communal Artistic Project at Willoughby Church.
‘Set Aside’ - Photo by Marion Griffioen Journey to the Cross: a Communal Artistic Project at Willoughby Church
‘Neon Cross’ - Photo by Andy Groeneveld Journey to the Cross: a Communal Artistic Project at Willoughby Church
“Imbedded” - inlaid Coptic Cross - +/- 1700 - Photo by Nick Ringma - Journey to the Cross: a Communal Artistic Project at Willoughby Church.
“I am with You” - photo by Elsie VanderMey Journey to the Cross: a Communal Artistic Project at Willoughby Church
Marking the days of Lent as we journey to the Cross.
thebanner.org The congregations of Willoughby Church in Langley, B.C., and First Christian Reformed Church in Barrie, Ont., are sharing artwork as they journey through Lent.
[03/23/20] Resting in the Shadow of the Cross’ - Photo by Jenna Fabiano Journey to the Cross: a Communal Artistic Project at Willoughby Church
"The Lord is my Rock, my Fortress, and my Saviour" - Photo by Mabel Roukema - Journey to the Cross: a Communal Artistic Project at Willoughby Church.
“Through the Window” - photo by Liz Tolkamp - Journey to the Cross: a Communal Artistic Project at Willoughby Church
Enters the Spaces in our Lives - photo by Theresa VanDop - Journey to the Cross Communal Artistic Project https://www.willoughbychurch.com/events/journey-to-the-cross-a-communal-artistic-project--869/2020-03-01
This photo titled “A Message in the Rubble” by Marion Griffioen, is part of a community photo project for Lent. We invited our church community to contribute photos of a cross found or seen in nature, cityscape, architecture, etc. The response has been amazing! Throughout the season of Lent these images will be shared. May they be a blessing to you as you reflect on what the cross means for you.
Journey to the Cross: A Communal Artistic Project at Willoughby Church.
Despite suspending our worship gatherings during COVID-19, you can still join us for our pre-recorded service available tomorrow morning on our homepage. Also, as your giving continues to be an important act of worship we have adopted an online platform Tithe.ly to automate your giving. Links available on the homepage.
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Coronavirus update from Willoughby Church.
willoughbychurch.com With the recent escalation in the COVID-19 outbreak, be assured that we are in conversation about the situation and we will be doing everything we can to continue with the services and gatherings that are important to all of us. However, for the health and safety of all, we will heed the...
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