Here you'll find an ever-growing list of causes and ministries that the membership and Deacons of Community CRC have chosen to support.
We give because God has graciously given us so much--spiritually, emotionally, physically, materially--in fact, all that we need and then some. We also give to these causes because they are part of the Christian desire to promote "God's Kingdom" in all areas of human life and endeavour (i.e., that His will be done everywhere on earth as it is done everywhere in heaven, to borrow phrasing from the Lord's Prayer).
The "Know Us By The Company That We Keep...And Support" banner at the top of our homepage highlights the recipient of the second offering for the upcoming Sunday--an offering to which you may contribute during the worship service on Sunday mornings and evenings. The recipient of the second offering changes each week and the money collected may be given to local, regional, national or international causes.
The first offering, taken each Sunday morning, is for Community's administrative costs and ministry shares. Ministry shares are a way that Christian Reformed Churches, like Community, pool their resources to tackle projects and needs too big for an individual church to handle.
Almost each recipient below is an active link that will open another window and show you that organization's homepage so that you can easily inform yourself of the work done by them. For those recipients without an active link please consult the bulletin for that Sunday.
Woodland Christian High School (December 16, 2018)
House of Friendship (December 9, 2018)
Calvin College (December 2, 2018)
Benevolence Fund (November 25, 2018)
FACE Fund (November 18, 2018)
Back To God Ministries International (November 11, 2018)
World Renew - World Hunger (November 4, 2018)
Resonate Global Mission (October 28, 2018)
Disability Concerns (October 21, 2018)
Daystar Native Outreach (October 14, 2018)
World Renew (October 8, 2018; Thanksgiving Day)
Foodbank of Waterloo Region (October 7, 2018)
Benevolence Fund (September 30, 2018)
Safe Church Ministry (September 23, 2018)
Laurentian Hills Christian School (September 16, 2018)
Refugee Fund (September 9, 2018)
Calvin Seminary Distance Education (September 2, 2018)
Faith Formation Ministries (August 26, 2018)
Office of Social Justice (August 19, 2018)
Pastor Church Resources (August 12, 2018)
Birthright (August 5, 2018)
Waterloo Campus Ministry (July 29, 2018)
Woodland Christian High School (July 22, 2018)
Resonate Global Mission (July 15, 2018)
FACE Fund (July 8, 2018)
World Renew (July 1, 2018)
Laurentian Hills Christian School (June 24, 2018)
Canadian Aboriginal Ministry Committee (June 17, 2018)
Resonate Global Mission (June 10, 2018)
Diaconal Ministries: Operation Manna (June 3, 2018)
Worship Ministries (May 27, 2018)
Resonate Global Mission (May 20, 2018)