A Christian Reformed Church in Brantford, Ontario
Hope Christian Reformed Church is a community of Christians who joyfully: worship together, grow together, share Christ’s saving love; to the glory of God.
Advent begins this coming Sunday, November 29! Each day this week, we’ll post some ideas for ways that you can make this a meaningful season in your own home.
NEW: RightNow Media
Hope has subscribed to RightNow Media for the next year. This gives everyone at our church full access to it.
Think of this as like a Netflix for video Bible studies, conference videos, ministry training, kids programming, etc. See an intro video here.
Most members received an email invite in mid-October. If you didn't get the email, the button above which will take you directly to our custom login page that will give you the access through our church's account.
Information about COVID 19
Being a Church Community during COVID-19 (click to view more)
Community: Community is not limited to being together in person. One additional way we can be together during this time is through our private Facebook group. Feel free to share prayer requests, post words of encouragement, or whatever else helps us continue to grow together as followers of Jesus.
Access to church building: Before entering the church, each person needs to fill out a questionnaire to determine if they are eligible to enter (for any reason) based on regulations from our government. Please download the FORM and send into the office email@example.com.
Offering: Did you know that we can process donations online? Click the "Give" tab or use The Bridge App. Select what you'd like your donation to go to and Hope will process your gift. You can also give to Hope's budget in this way.
Prayer Calendar: Prayer calendar for the month of OCTOBER
We are monitoring the situation closely and complying with all recommendations and/or mandates from the Ontario government. SEE OUR COVID-19 page for up-to-date guidance as it is provided and how it will be applied it to Hope CRC.
Resources: Click to view links and resources
Below are resources and links that have been gathered with the hope that we can find ways to worship, grow in faith and share God's saving love with one another. New links will be added regularly.
FAMILY & CHILDREN'S ARTICLES / ACTIVITIES / RESOURCES
BACK to SCHOOL Tool Kit (free download from Focus on the Family)
Talking to your kids about coronavirus (FamilyFire - ReFrame Media)
Bringing Children's Ministry Home (Faith Formation Ministries)
35 Tech Free Faith Formation Activities for Families (Faith Formation Ministries)
Ebooks Downloads on Parenting/Marriages/Families (FamilyFire - ReFrame Media)
Creative ways to encourage, support and equip parents while their kids are at home (Faith Formation Ministries)
Things to do at home with the kids (Norwood Baptist Church)
Kids at Home (Generations Church)
Faith Resources for church and home (Illustrated Ministry)
Faith Formation Resources (listed at the bottom of this link)
GEMS Club - Resources
Gems A to Z's of God's Truths for YOU! (with corresponding bible verses)
RESOURCES FOR NURTURING OUR FAITH
Focus@Home: Free, family-friendly online entertainment (Focus on the Family)
Groundwork (ReFrame Media) Listen to episodes/podcasts that dig deeply into scripture - the foundation for our lives. Each week, pastors Dave Bast and Scott Hoezee cultivate our understanding of God’s Word by unpacking the richness of the Bible and applying it with insight for today’s world.
RESOURCES FOR WORKING FROM HOME
How to work from home (Mission Minded)