Turning from Fear to Joy

This year we celebrate a Christmas like never before. We are surrounded with strange advice as we are asked to limit numbers in arranging family gatherings, to keep things virtual, to change previous ways of expressing love and… Read More

Advent and Christmas Message

Embracing the advent of watchful discernment O Lord, how long shall I cry for help and you will not listen? Or cry to you “Violence!” and you will not save? Why do you make me see wrongdoing and… Read More

Member Church News: Advent and Christmas Blessings

For our final member church news post of 2020, we are presenting ways in which members are celebrating Advent and Christmas during this pandemic time. May you have a blessed, joyful, healthy, and safe Christmas Season! The churches in… Read More

Member Church News: Fire, Support, Song

An early morning fire in Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood has destroyed the 128-year-old sanctuary of Middle Collegiate Church, one of the oldest congregations in the city, and dually affiliated with both the Reformed Church in America and United… Read More

Member Church News: Giving, Electing, Talking

Karina Arntzen is the first laywoman to hold the vice-presidency of the Iglesia Evangélica del Río de la Plata. Three denominations in the Netherlands may now officially share pastors between each other. Hong Kong Council of the Church… Read More

Member Church News: Advent and Advocacy

CANAAC member churches have provided a wide variety of resources for Advent online. These offerings include Advent devotions, many of which can be subscribed to and received via email. The Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa is observing… Read More

Member Church News: Rights, Goals, Awards

In a virtual international solidarity forum on Tuesday, the United Church of Christ in the Philippines asked its ecumenical partners around the world to enjoin, pray, and call for an independent international commission to investigate human rights violations… Read More

Member Church News: Leading, Planning, Partnering

In a historic first, the University of South Africa (Unisa) has appointed a woman as its principal and vice-chancellor. Puleng LenkaBula will take up the post in the new year. Plans are under way to begin the ninth… Read More

Member Church News: Elections, Reformation, Prayers

At its synod this week, the Evangelical Reformed Church Switzerland elected Rita Famos as president—the first woman in this office in the church’s hundred-year history. What would be the great challenge for the Church today? Its reform or… Read More

Member Church News: Reflect, Worship, Counsel

Then and now: Living in a time of pandemic: Swiss Reformer Ulrich Zwingli can help the church discern how to meet the challenges of COVID-19. The gift of being a minority: Interview with pastor Peter Ciaccio talking about… Read More