Member Church News: Moves, Missions, More

The Reformed Church in America’s work helping refugees will receive a portion of the profits produced through the sale of The Good Syrian, a print created by RCA artist Joel School Tanis. The piece is based on a composition by Vincent van Gogh and re-examines the parable of the Good Samaritan and re-contextualizes its message into today’s tribal world.

The Church of South India (CSI) Synod has declared the Green Awards for the year 2016.

Two Chicago churches assisting refugees experience very different outcome

Christiane Bräutigam is a conductor, organist, music teacher and director of choir and liturgical music at the Reformed Church of Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. She is a frequent performer at the annual Leipzig Bachfest, which honors Johann Sebastian Bach. In this edited conversation, Bräutigam talks about how Bach’s legacy lives on in churches working for peace.

At its recent meeting, the board of Back to God Ministries International (BTGMI) approved a motion to sell the Palos Heights, Ill., facilities and move its ministry headquarters into the Christian Reformed Church in North America’s Grand Rapids, Mich., offices.

An Aberdeenshire (Scotland) church ordained a new minister last night who will solely be responsible for nurturing young people.

Early in the Presbyterian history of international mission, William Sheppard took on the challenge of evangelism in the Congo. Sheppard also exposed the atrocities committed by Belgium’s King Leopold II. His faith helped to build the church; his advocacy for the Congolese changed the world.

Uniting Church of Canada Moderator Jordan Cantwell has written a letter of solidarity for their Muslim neighbours in the wake of the mosque attack in Quebec City on January 29.

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