Worship Resources

 

World Renew Global Hunger Month

Our denomination's own World Renew provides a wonderful tool each year for World Hunger Sunday. Each year's materials include great education resources that are appropriate for individuals, families, and congregations.

 

World Renew Maternal and Child Health Sunday

World Renew also has resources for Maternal and Child Health Sunday. Hundreds of thousands of women die during pregnancy or childbirth every year, and nearly 9 million children die before reaching the age of five. Many of these deaths can be prevented through community-based health promotion, education, and nutrition programs.

World Renew’s Maternal and Child Health Program is an important part of the community development work in every country where World Renew has a presence, with the exception of Niger and Senegal.

 

Reformed Worship

Reformed Worship is a quarterly magazine that provides practical help and support to worship planners. In June 2014 the magazine devoted a whole issue to justice. Click here to access the files and various articles online.

 

Bread for the World

Bread for the World provides many resources designed for churches. They include

 

Center for Excellence in Preaching

Calvin Theological Seminary’s Center for Excellence in Preaching provides helpful sermon starters, audio sermons, resources, and readings to help prepare your next teaching.

 

Educational Resources

 

Sustainable Development Goals

On September 25, 2015, the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, building on the Millennium Development Goals, to end poverty, hunger, and other global issues of inequality by 2030. Learn more about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by reading Bread for the World’s 2014 Hunger Report, which lays out steps to end hunger by 2030.

 

Domestic Resources

United States

Bread for the World, a non-partisan Christian anti-poverty advocacy organization, works to end hunger in the United States and around the world. The CRC has been closely involved with Bread for the World for a long time, and we think they're a great group for you to be a part of!

Circle of Protection is a group of faith leaders committed to ending hunger and poverty in the U.S. They advocate for a bipartisan “Circle of Protection” around programs that meet the essential needs of hungry and poor people at home and abroad. Visit their website here.

Communities First Association is a non-denominational association of Christian Community Developers that provides a supportive learning environment, resources, and tools to those who transform communities.

Learn more about hunger in the U.S. from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC).

 

Canada

Canadian Foodgrains Bank is a partnership of Canadian church-based agencies. It has a number of resources on its website that can help you learn more about global hunger.

The Good Soil Campaign: World Renew is working with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank on the Good Soil Campaign. The campaign encourages the Canadian government to continue fighting global hunger by increasing its foreign aid funding to assist small-scale farming.

Citizens for Public Justice is a Christian organization that encourages Canadian citizens, leaders in society, and governments to support policies and practices that reflect God’s call for love, justice, and stewardship.

KAIROS is a dynamic church-based social justice movement that works with its members, partners, and its cross-Canada community-based network to pursue social transformation.

 

Global Resources

World Renew is a ministry appointed by the CRCNA that works in community development, disaster response, and peace and justice. They promote and advocate for an annual World Hunger campaign, sustainable agriculture programs, and creation care efforts to alleviate world hunger and poverty.

Alliance to End Hunger is a coalition dedicated to developing innovative partnerships among it members, political commitment among government leaders, and connections among groups working to end hunger domestically and internationally.

Bread for the World, a non-partisan Christian anti-poverty advocacy organization, works to end hunger in the United States and around the world.