News from our Churches

Trivia question

In what year was the Doon, IA PRC organized and who was its first pastor? Answer in the church profile section of this issue. More trivia next time.

Minister activities

First Edmonton PRC called Rev. N. Langerak. On July 12 he declined this call.

Rev. C. Haak declined the call from Kalamazoo, MI

PRC. They then formed a new trio of Rev. S. Key, R. Kleyn, and Spronk. On July 5 Rev. Spronk received this call.

Rev. R. Kleyn declined the call from Cornerstone PRC.

Unity PRC formed a new trio of Revs. G. Eriks, E. Guichelaar, C. Haak with Rev. Eriks receiving the call. On July 12 he accepted this call.

Grandville, MI PRC has decided to put on hold the calling of a minister-on-loan to Singapore due to the ongoing restrictions there. Their past trio has been dis­solved.

Rev. J. Marcus and his family are living in West Michigan as he awaits a call within the PRC.

Rev. M. McGeown is making application to come to the States as he finishes his mission labors in Limerick, Ireland.

Rev. H. Bleyenberg and his wife entered Canada on July 9 to take up his ministry in Immanuel PRC. Af­ter a two-week quarantine, he can be installed.

In the evening of July 3, Rev. Stephan Regnerus was united in mar­riage to Miss Tori Lynnae Mowery in the Hull, IA PRC with Tori’s grand­father, Rev. W. Bruinsma, officiating.

Rev. Bruinsma spoke on Romans 15:6-7 and did so in a personal, grandfatherly way. Attendants consisted of the bride’s five brothers and the groom’s five sisters. We wish the couple God’s blessings in their marriage and life in the Lynden congregation.

Young people’s activities

The Young Calvinists will be holding a Virtual Young People’s Gathering via Zoom on August 8 from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. As a small replacement for convention, this will feature a lecture on heaven by Prof. B. Gritters, mixer games, discussion groups and more! There will also be an outdoor Singspiration on Sunday, August 9 at 8 p.m. Follow the blog (youngcalvinists.org), Facebook, or Instagram for more upcoming details.

Singles conference

Save the date for a Singles’ Conference! Lord willing, there will be another three-day event in the Grand Rapids area, September 25-27, for singles ages 25+. The weekend will include two speeches, a discussion group, and several social activities. Plan to attend and be encouraged and edified by other like-minded singles! Stay tuned for more details.