Deacon training

Northeast Community Transformation, the diaconal ministry of Classes Hackensack and Hudson (see link in right hand column), is hosting a workshop on Saturday, November 20 from 9am – 12:30 pm.  The workshop is entitled “Developing a Vision for Diaconal Ministry”  and is designed for deacons and other mercy ministry workers.  For information or to register, please see the information on the flyer.

Clergy day and administrators’ day conferences

The Christian Health Care Center in Wyckoff is sponsoring a clergy day event and a first-ever program for church secretaries, administrative assistants and office managers.  Both events will be held on Wednesday, November 10.  If interested, please RSVP using the information available on the flyers linked in this post.

Becoming an Apprentice of Jesus – conference

The RCA Office of Discipleship in partnership with the CRC Home Missions, Calvin Theological Seminary, and Journey, Center for the Church’s Learning at Western Seminary will  present a simulcast conference, Becoming An Apprentice to Jesus, on November 4 and 5, 2010.  Wyckoff, NJ and Sayville, NY will be two of the eight sites throughout the United States and Canada hosting the event.

“James Bryan Smith- a theology professor at Friends University in Wichita, KS, is an accomplished writer and speaker on the topic of Christian spiritual formation. He is the author of the Apprentice Series and a founding member of Renovaré, Richard J. Foster’s spiritual renewal ministry. He is also the director of the Christian Spiritual Formation Institute at Friends University. During the simulcast event, he will present plenaries on his Apprentice Series writings, which help develop people who are apprentices of Jesus.”

For more information, including a listing of live workshops at each of the simulcast sites, visit the Western Seminary web site.   Please share this information with your pastors, ministry leaders, congregations and all others who may benefit from participating.

Details from the most recent classis meeting

Highlights of the latest meeting of Classis Hudson, held on September 29 in East Islip, NY, have been posted here.

The meeting also included presentations by the CRC’s regional small groups coordinator, who encouraged interested folks to sign up for the Small Talk newsletter.   Others may be interested in the seminar “Becoming an Apprentice of Jesus,” which is being held at the New Life Community Church in Sayville, NY on Nov. 4-5.

Congratulations to Queens Christian Reformed Church

The Queens CRC is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.  Organized in 1960, this congregation ministers to the Chinese community in Jamaica, NY.  Classis Hudson thanks God for His work in this congregation for the last half century and prays for God’s continued work in its members and in its community.