On Sunday, August 28, we will continue our summer sermon series on the New Testament book of James (see Pastor’s Notes) with a look at James 4:13-5:6–A People of Justice II. Join us for Sunday morning worship at 9:30 a.m.!
Heading off to Campus?
As you study, experience the multitude of perspectives and worldviews, and develop new relationships, why not also be part of a community that gathers together to grow in faith and to engage God’s world? There are over 35 Christian Reformed Campus Ministries on campuses across North America, comprised of students, faculty and staff. To find out if there is one on your campus, check out bit.ly/BackOnCampus
Classis Wisconsin Leadership Forum
Brookfield CRC will host the 2016 Classis Wisconsin Leadership Forum on Sunday afternoon, August 28. Brochures are available at the Brookfield CRC Welcome Center. People involved in ministry at any level of the church are welcome to attend. Information and registration can be done at classiswisconsin.org.
Youth ministries begin a new season
The start of the school year also marks the beginning of another ministry year at Brookfied CRC! Youth ministries are a powerful way to connect young people with the body of believers and with Jesus Christ. Schedules and permission slips are becoming available for 2016-2017. For a brief description of our youth ministries, visit our Connect – Children & Youth Ministries page >
GEMS (for girls grades 2-6) calendar (pending)
World Renew responds to Louisiana floods
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, received more than 24 inches of rain on August 13-14, the second storm to hit the area in six months. World Renew Disaster Response Services (DRS) is expanding its response to the March 2016 flooding to include last weekend’s deadly floods. As part of the Brookfield CRC Mission Fund support for World Renew, the Deacons will be collecting funds to help World Renew in their efforts in Louisiana. If you would like to give, please place your designated offering for “World Renew—Louisiana” in the offering plate by Sunday, August 28.
Partners report from Haiti
Partners Worldwide is a faith-based international ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty and building God’s Kingdom. Businesses and professionals partner with business owners in impoverished countries to help them grow their businesses and create jobs. Brookfield CRC is blessed to have a number of business people actively involved in this ministry, including Jack Van der Ploeg and Ed Treick in Haiti. Download the trip report from July >
Missionary blogs, sites
Kyle & Ann Abts serve in Jos, Nigeria with Sports Friends in West Africa: ABTStract.blogspot.com
Chris & Katie Ganski are church planters, establishing our sister church, City Reformed Church, in downtown Milwaukee: www.cityreformedchurch.org
Howard & Jannie Johnson are serving the Secwepemc First Nations Communities in British Columbia, Canada: jannie-apilgrimsjourney.blogspot.ca.
David & Mary Lynne Katsma are church planters in Horicon, WI: www.marshviewministries.org.
Ben and Sheree Katt are church planters in Seattle, WA: www.awakechurch.org.
Verlyn & Carol Schaap are church planters in Sergeant Bluff, IA: www.friendshipchurch.net.