All Articles For Wigger, Benjamin

Results 61 to 70 of 568

Mr. Wigger is an elder in the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Congregational Activities In mid-September, the consistory of the Hudsonville, MI PRC decided to present a survey to their congregation to help them understand the feelings of their members concerning the possibility of organizing another daughter congregation in the future. Hudsonville currently has about 150 families, with a total membership of about 580. Sixteen years ago, when Byron Center PRC was organized, Hudsonville was about 150 families; and she was around 160 families when Georgetown PRC started. In addition to this, Hudsonville often has to set up chairs...

Continue reading

Mr. Wigger is an elder in the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Minister Activities Our PR readers may remember back in the summer when an announcement appeared in your bulletins asking for your help with plans to commemorate Rev. C. Hanko’s 70 years in the ministry. We can report that, thanks to your contributions, an album of memories was put together and given to Rev. Hanko on September 24, the 70th anniversary. In response to that observation, Rev. Hanko writes: “I wish to thank the Hudsonville consistory for so thoughtfully remembering my 70 years in the ministry. I also...

Continue reading

Mr. Wigger is an elder in the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Mission Activities You will have to allow me some freedom in this issue of the “News.” Having just returned yesterday from sixteen days in the United Kingdom, I find it almost impossible to think about anything else. What a privilege and opportunity Rev. A. Spriensma and I had to visit first in South Wales and then in Northern Ireland with the congregation of the Covenant PRC in NI. In each place I was humbled by their devotion, commitment, and knowledge of the Reformed faith. God is indeed...

Continue reading

Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Sister-Church Activities One of our sister churches in Singapore, the First Evangelical Reformed Church, sponsored a two-day Reformation Day Conference on November 25 and 26. Prof. H. Hanko, professor of church history and New Testament in our seminary, spoke both nights on the theme, “Passion for the Old Truths.” Congregation Activities This fall the young adults of our four Chicago-area churches decided to depart from their Bible study of last year and study various figures of church history using Portraits of Faithful Saints, by Prof. H. Hanko,...

Continue reading

Mr. Wigger is an elder in the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Congregation Activities Parents of catechism students at the Bethel PRC in Roselle, IL were invited to their children’s final catechism session, which included pizza, games, singing, and thanksgiving for the blessing of another catechism season. Final papers were handed out and memory awards were also given. Many of our churches continue to experience a pressing need for church organists. The need seems to grow more acute year by year. To answer this growing need in our churches in the Chicago, IL area, two men, Mr. Don Haak...

Continue reading

Mission Activities A very special welcome was extended to all visitors Sunday morning, January 31, at the worship service of the Heritage PR Fellowship of Sioux Falls, SD. That Sunday Heritage celebrated their third year of worship services in Sioux Falls. Rev. Allen Brummel, our denomination’s missionary pastor to Sioux Falls, preached from Psalm 29:2 under the theme, “Worshiping in Holiness.” A brief program was held immediately following the worship service that morning. May God bless Heritage’s continued labors for the glory of His name. Missionary-pastor Rev. Daniel Kleyn, along with his wife, Sharon, worshiped with the congregation of the All of...

Continue reading

Congregation Activities Summer coming to a close also means that many of our congregations have now also brought their yearly Sunday Schools to a close as well. We pray that the lessons taught were as big a blessing to our children as they were to the teachers and parents who taught them. To celebrate their last day of Sunday School, the children of the Lynden, WA PRC invited all their fellow church members to a sing-along at 12:00, after their shortened lesson from 11:30 to noon on Sunday morning, August 29. Singspiration-goers were encouraged to sit next to their favorite...

Continue reading

Evangelism Activities The consistory of the Heritage PRC in Sioux Falls, SD recently formed an Evangelism Committee to serve on behalf of their consistory and congregation. The consistory appointed five men to that committee, and they held their first meeting on September 13. The congregation of the Covenant of Grace PRC in Spokane, WA sponsored a special lecture on Friday evening, September 17. Rev. W. Bruinsma, our denomination’s missionary to Pittsburgh, PA, was the guest speaker. Rev. Bruinsma spoke on the topic, “The Witness of the Reformed Believer.” Rev. Bruinsma was also invited to preach once the following Lord’s Day....

Continue reading

Denomination Activities A delegation of Rev. William Langerak and Mr. Sid Miedema was appointed by our churches’ Contact Committee to visit our sister church in Northern Ireland, the Covenant PRC in Ballymena, as well as Covenant’s on-going mission work in Limerick for the annual church visitation. The men left Thursday night, January 19, arriving in Dublin Friday morning, January 20. On Sunday Rev. Langerak preached twice in Covenant PRC. During the week Rev. Langerak also had the opportunity to lead an Adult Bible Study, deliver a public lecture on “The Biblical Identity of the Antichrist,” and conduct church visitation with...

Continue reading

School Activities The students of Hope PR Christian School in Walker, MI invited parents, grandparents, friends, and supporters to their Science Night Friday evening, February 17. This year’s theme was, “Body of Evidence: Made in His Image,” an evening of investigation into the science of the human body. Psalm 139:14 says, “I will praise thee: for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made” is a program at Heritage Christian School in Hudsonville, MI, designed to teach children about various handicaps and how children with these disabilities cope with them. It also helps our children understand that they each...

Continue reading