Rhonda Brink is choir director and has been chair of the worship and liturgy planning team of First Christian Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Articles by this author:
- Five Service Plans for Advent and Christmas
Advent draws our attention to Christ. When our attention is focused on him, our attitudes are transformed from our human reactions to his life-giving way.
The characters in the Advent story experiencedthe transformation of their questioning and fearfulhuman attitudes by encountering God. Through theseAdvent services, we encountered God, confronted ourhuman attitudes, and experienced and celebrated the transformingpower of Christ’s love on Christmas Day.
- By Rhonda Brink
Our congregation meets for a communion service every year on Maundy Thursday. Sometimes we meet in our fellowship hall and share a simple meal of soup, salad, bread, and water. The food is on each table before the service begins; one person at each table serves the soup to the others. Sometimes we also include footwashing as part of the service. This particular service included both.