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Vol 17 Issue 22

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The Spirit of Common Love

When one looks forward in eager anticipation to an event he is gratified when that event meets his anticipation. Thus it was with the convention. Last year, being on the committee, I was not able to attend any of the meetings and so, this year I was anxious to see the “other side” of the convention. And the “other side” fulfilled all my expectations. We arrived Friday morning just in time for the sight-seeing tour, and as we drove up I noticed a small group of young people. I was disappointed. I thought, “Is this all the young people there...

Renewed Enthusiasm

Alighting from our car after an enjoyable trip from Grand Rapids, we found Oak Lawn Church decorated with a banner announcing “The Third Annual Convention of the Protestant Reformed Young People’s Societies”. We were not the first to arrive, for on the steps and on the walks we saw groups of conventioneers who had arrived earlier. Inside the Church we found our hosts busy typing inserts for badges. Being a visitor, I received a gold ribbon badge with gilt letter­ing, delegates received green ones. These badges proved to be very useful as well as ornamental; upon desiring to introduce someone,...

Ideal, A Thrilling Experience

The 1941 Convention of our Protestant Reformed Youth convened a few weeks ago at Oak Lawn, Illinois. This greatest inspirational gathering of our young people leaves with us many lasting impressions. After meeting together for two days we have come to the conclusion that these conventions are most ideal hap­penings in the lives of our young people. It is indeed a thrilling experience that we as Protestant Reformed young people may unitedly discuss the various prob­lems and questions that confront us. The purpose of our organization as stated in our constitution is, “to unite all Protestant Reformed Young People’s Societies,...

Unity, Harmony, and Hospitality

Our host, the Young People’s Society of the Pro­testant Reformed Church of Oak Lawn, may be assured that, as they wished, all of us enjoyed our stay among them and that we left the Convention being spiritually edified and the more “thoroughly equipped” unto our task and calling in life. We may truly say that the Convention was a grand success. I was strongly impressed by the genuine spirit of unity. Whomever I met, and wherever I went, I realized that we were all members of one large Pro­testant Reformed family gathered together from far and near to become more...

Response

Speaking not only for myself but for all the newly elected officers and the entire board of the Federation, we wish to thank you for the honor you have con­ferred upon us in choosing us to be your leaders. We consider it an honor for we feel that it is an indica­tion that you have confidence in our ability. We shall strive to live up to the reputation you have given us by conducting ourselves as worthy servants. In order that this may be accomplished we need your wholehearted support. Not only of the delegates here present, nor yet of...

Watchful Confidence in our Peculiar Times

The subject which was given me is, “Thoroughly Equipped in Our Peculiar Times.” The subject “Thor­oughly Equipped” is the main theme of this conven­tion and the keynote speak­er likely has given a rather complete analysis of that subject. It is therefore not necessary for me as fourth speaker of your convention to elaborate upon that part of my subject, namely, to explain what constitutes our being thoroughly equip­ped. Rather do I understand my task as fourth speaker to characterize the times in which we live, to show what is peculiar about them, to show thereby another emphasis upon the main...

Our Christian Isolation

Much could be said about the subject assigned to me, because it is very import­ant, besides it is a very broad subject when applied to our Christian life. How­ever, I fully realize that I am not the only speaker of the day; my time is limited and so is your patience. Furthermore, I also realize that I am speaking to Pro­testant Reformed young people. This makes my subject still more specific. I would like to emphasize from the outset that you must consider it a great privi­lege that you are Protestant Reformed young people. You are instructed and trained in...

Maintaining the Truth

President, Delegates to our Convention, Friends: I am grateful for the oppor­tunity of addressing you this afternoon, for thus 1 am speaking to the future generation of our Protes­tant Reformed Churches. I am also deeply thankful to the committee of Oak Lawn for giving me the opportun­ity of speaking oil this sub­ject you have chosen, name­ly: “Thoroughly Equipped to Maintain the Truth”. I find the subject to be very appropriate and fitting for such an occasion as this. You are still young and have received the truth from earliest infancy, both at home, in the church and in the school....

Hearty Congratulations

The Host Committee of the Young People’s Society of the Oak Lawn Protestant Reformed Church: Neal Ipema, Rev. C. Hanko, Jacob Regnerus, Louise Wierenga, Wilhelmina Rutgers, Margaret Regnerus, Henrietta Kort, George Regnerus, Sue Regnerus. Truly hearty congratulations are in order, to compliment the Host Committee and the Society of Oak Lawn, whom they represent, for the splendid work which they did to make the Third Annual Convention a great success. Under the careful guidance of their Pastor they displayed a spirit and zeal which we all may emulate with pride. Although small in numbers, the enthusiasm which they aroused among...

Minutes of the Convention

Upon arrival at the Oak Lawn Church on Thursday morning, August 21, we were welcomed by the Host Committee and asked to register and secure badges. A very enthusiastic group assembled for the opening session at 11 o’clock that morning. After a 15 minute song service, the Rev. L. Vermeer led in prayer and our president, Homer Kuiper, spoke a few words of welcome. Roll call was then taken. Delegates representing twelve societies, were present, including Manhattan and Oskaloosa, who were accepted as new members of the Federation. The Western League was represented by the Rev. M. Gritters and nine...

9/15/1941