Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan.
Young People’s Activities
In early December the Young People’s Society of the Cornerstone PRC in Dyer, IN took a break from their study of the book of Romans to spend six meetings reviewing a video series by Dr. R.C. Sproul entitled, “Fear and Trembling — The Trauma of God’s Holiness.” This series, geared toward youth, contained six messages: 1) Encountering God, 2) Holy, Holy, Holy, 3) Inner Sanctum, 4) What Manner of Man is This? 5) Cosmic Treason, 6) Fear and Trembling.
The Young People’s Society of the Edgerton, MN PRC invited the congregations of our churches in Northwest Iowa, as well as their own members to the Annual Christmas Singspiration on December 17. This singspiration rotates each year among the three churches in that area, this year being Edgerton’s turn. Following an hour of singing praise to God, opportunity was given for a time of fellowship and refreshment in their church basement.
Rev. Lau Chin Kwee, pastor of our sister church in Singapore, the First Evangelical Reformed Church of Singapore, was scheduled to come in January 2001 to the USA for another semester of advanced studies at our Theological School in Grand Rapids, MI.
Efforts are also still continuing to find a new church home for the congregation of the Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church of Singapore. Even as they continue to meet in their temporary home at a place called the “Bible House,” they continue their search for property which they could consider purchasing. Many months have passed and many properties have come along, but as of yet, nothing has been right for them, with each property lacking in some important area. However, members of CERCS continue to pray about this earnest desire and are not discouraged. They also continue to raise funds for the project. But they know that they need more than just funds, they also need our prayers and encouragement.
On Christmas Day, December 25, the congregation of the FERCS sponsored a Gospel Meeting which was designed as a means of bringing their non-Christian relatives and friends under the preaching of the gospel. The topic of the message was “Come and Worship,” based onMatthew 2:8.
The Evangelism Committee of the Peace PRC in Lansing, IL now has their own web site, where information such as their heritage, faith, worship location, and more can now be found. Their address is email@example.com.
The annual School Christmas program of the South Holland PR School was held on December 19. The school children developed the theme, “Jesus Christ: Our Prophet, Priest, and King.” In addition to the student body, children who will begin kindergarten in 2001 and 2002 were also asked to join in the program by singing “Away in a Manger” and Psalter #400.
Hope Christian School in Redlands, CA collected money this past holiday season from their students to give as a gift to support the mission work in Ghana, West Africa.
The Free Christian School in Edgerton, MN invited their supporters to their annual Christmas program on December 19.
The Choral Society of the South Holland, IL PRC presented their Christmas program the evening of December 17 after their evening worship service.
The Choir of the Georgetown PRC in Hudsonville, MI also celebrated the birth of our King, Jesus Christ, in song by presenting a concert for their congregation on December 10.
Not all programs celebrating the birth of our Savior were exclusively choir programs. The congregation of the First PRC in Edmonton, AB Canada combined their Children’s Christmas and Choir programs for the same evening, December 20.
Our vacant Lynden, WA PRC has formed a trio of the Revs. R. Cammenga, D. Kleyn, and R. VanOverloop. They were scheduled to call on January 10.
The other vacant congregation, the Randolph, WI PRC, voted early this year to extend a call to Rev. B. Gritters of the Hudsonville, MI PRC. With Rev. Gritters on that trio were the Revs. A. denHartog and R. Hanko.
The Hope PRC in Walker, MI announced a new trio from which they would call a minister to replace Rev. J. Kortering in Singapore. That trio consisted of Revs. W. Bruinsma, C. Haak, and J. Slopsema. After meeting in early January, they extended a call to Rev. Bruinsma.