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Church and Community Relations

Chaplain Dale Cooper and Marcia Cooper

For pictures of their trip, click here

March 24: Chapel, Northwest Christian High School - Spokane, Washington

Saturday, March 26: Alumni, Parents & Friends Dinner, Cloverdale United Reformed Church - Boise, Idaho


Sunday, March 27: Morning worship (preaching) at 9:15 and 11 a.m, Valley Life Community Church - Meridian, Idaho

Monday, March 28: "John Deere Reflections" at 7 p.m., Sunnyside Christian High School - Sunnyside, Washington

Tuesday, March 29: Staff devotions, followed by school assembly, "A Thousand Waves and Two Thousand Miles" at Sunnyside Christian High School - Sunnyside, Washington

Alumni, Parents & Friends Coffee/Dessert at 6:30-8 p.m., "Faith Cannot Do Too Much Expecting: Lessons I Learned from My Wise Christian Friend, William Spoelhof," at Snipes Mountain Restaurant - Sunnyside, Washington

Wednesday, March 30: Chapel at Bethlehm Lutheran School, Dale and Marcia shown below with principal Eric Haan, whose grandfather, Rev. Al Haan, was Dale's SWIM leader in Colorado Spring in 1962!

Supper at Family of Faith Christian Reformed Church, Kennewick, Washington

Alumni & Friends Dessert at 8 p.m., "Ten Truths I'd like to Teach my Spiritual Children," at Family of Faith Christian Reformed Church, Kennewick, Washington

Thursday, March 31: Alumni & Friends Gathering at 6:30 p.m., "Aiming to Live Until I Die: Thoughts on Continuing to Invest in Life, Not Merely to Spend It, " at New Hope Christian Reformed Church, Spokane, Washington

Sunday, April 3: Morning worship (preaching) at 10 a.m., Bethel Christian Reformed Church, Manhattan, Montana

Alumni & Friends Gathering at Manhattan (First) Christian Reformed Church, 7:30 p.m. "Reflections on John Deere Travels."

Monday, April 4: Morning chapel at Manhattan Christian High School

7 p.m. Cooper's "John Deere" presentation at Churchill Retirement Home.

Tuesday, April 5: Afternoon meetings in a coffee shop in Helena, Montana

Wednesday, April 6: visit in Kalispell

Thursday, April 7: Drive to Lethbridge

Friday, April 8: Chapel at Immanuel Christian School at 8:30 a.m. |

Saturday, April 9: Alumni & Friends Breakfast at Maranatha Christian Reformed Church in Calgary, Alberta |

Alumni & Friends Gathering at 7 p.m. at River Park Church, 3818 14 A St. SW in Calgary AB |

Sunday, April 10: Morning worship (preaching) at 10 a.m., River Park Christian Reformed Church in Calgary, Alberta |

Evening worship (preaching) at 6 p.m, Emmanuel Christian Reformed Church in Calgary, Alberta |

Monday, April 11: Alumni and Friends Gathering at 7:30 p.m., "John Deere Reflections," at Gateway Christian School (Pines Campus) Library in Red Deer, Alberta |

Tuesday, April 12: 10 a.m. Chapel service at Edmonton Christian High School |

Noon - Pastors' Luncheon |

2:30 p.m. "John Deere" talk at Trinity Christian Reformed Church for Emmanuel Home and others |

4:30 p.m.Talk at King's University College |

7:00 p.m. Area youth rally at Westend CRC |


Chaplain Cooper currently writes "Coop's Column" for the Calvin Institute for Christian Worship.

The office of church and community relations at Calvin College serves as a conduit of college resources to churches, schools, non-profit organizations and other community entities, and as an entry point for questions, requests and ideas from these partners.

Links to other college resources:
Inner Compass
see Inner Compass: Resources for Church Classes and Groups (.pdf)
The January Series
Service Learning Center
The Office of Community Engagement
Calvin Academy for Lifelong Learning (CALL)
Calvin Institute of Christian Worship (CICW)
Youth Writing Festivals
Pre-college programs

Community Partners and Links:
Calvin's connection to the Christian Reformed Church goes back to the founding of an institution at which to train preachers and Christian school teachers.

Grand Rapids Christian Schools

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Resource Guide
Calvin College speakers and programs available to serve churches, schools and communities (2010).

Calvin/CRCNA Connection
Print publication that connects Calvin College and the Christian Reformed Church in North America. Read Fall 2010 issue (.pdf).