Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan.

 

School Activities 

The student body of Adams Christian School in Wyoming, MI presented a program entitled “Singing Christians Heavenward Bound” on Friday evening, March 17, at the Southwest PRC.

Supporters of Eastside Christian School in Grand Rapids, MI were invited to attend a meeting at their school sponsored by the Eastside Promoters on March 16 featuring Dr. Randy Flood speaking on the topic, “Bullying and What to Do About It.” 

Young People’s Activities 

The Young People’s Society of the Hull, IA PRC invited their congregation to the Hull Pizza Ranch for supper on Monday, March 20. The congregation could choose either to eat in, or to take out, or to have dinner delivered. In exchange for their support, the management of Pizza Ranch agreed to give the young people a percentage of the restaurants entire sales between 5-8 P.M. The young people who volunteered to help during those three hours were kept busy bussing tables.

We also pass along kudos to the young people of the Randolph, WI PRC for the work they did at a recent soup supper they sponsored. Most soup suppers offer only a couple of choices of soup. However, on February 21, these young people provided a menu that included five different soups, plus salads, and French bread with three different toppings, in addition to a wide assortment of desserts. Who in Randolph could say no to that?

The young people of the Immanuel PRC in Lacombe, AB, Canada planned a midwinter outdoor ice-skating party for their congregation on February 20 at the Les Walker Park in Lacombe. Cold and hot drinks, as well as roasting marshmallows on the fire, were provided. Skaters could also bring hot dogs, buns, and condiments to the party if they so chose.

The young people of the Wingham, Ontario, PRC invited their congregation for a time of fellowship and skating at the Belgrade Arena on February 11. Refreshments were provided by the young people.


Mission Activities


Rev. T. Miersma, our western home missionary laboring in Spokane, WA with the Covenant of Grace PR Fellowship, left Spokane on March 6 to visit with the Loveland, CO PRC, the calling church for our mission work there. After that visit he flew to Michigan to meet with the Mission Committee’s sub-committee on the work in Spokane. While in Michigan, Rev. Miersma also gave a presentation at the Seminary on the subject of Mission Principles, attended a ministers’ conference, and preached and gave a presentation at the Trinity PRC in Hudsonville, MI on Sunday evening, March 12, on the work in Spokane, before returning home on Tuesday evening.

Rev. A. Stewart, missionary pastor of the Covenant PR Fellowship in Northern Ireland, spoke at Porthcawl, South Wales on March 3 on the subject, “Miracles and the End of the World.” Rev. Stewart answered three questions. Are miracles a sign of Christ’s return? What sort of miracles will be performed near the end? And who will be performing them?


Denomination Activities


The Annual PR Ministers’ Retreat was held March 10 & 11 at Maranatha, a retreat center in Grand Haven, MI. Several of our ministers and their wives spent time together in fellowship and prayer.

The annual combined Men’s Society meeting between the Men’s Societies of the Hull and Doon, IA PRC, along with that of the Edgerton, MN PRC, was held March 13 at Hull. The men spent an hour studying from God’s Word found in Judges 4 & Judges 5. Hull was in charge of the after-recess program.


Congregation Activities


An invitation was extended to the congregation of Faith PRC in Jenison, MI to gather together on February 25 for their annual Faith Fellowship Dinner. The dinner was open to family and friends of Faith. The evening included plenty of good food as well as an auction of items and services from the young people.

The Choral Society of the Kalamazoo, MI PRC presented a concert of sacred music on March 12 after their evening service.

Members of our churches in the Chicago, IL area were reminded to reserve the night of March 5 for a male chorus concert, entitled “Night of Song,” at Cornerstone PRC in Dyer, IN.

The Building Committee of the Hudsonville, MI PRC recently installed a mailbox system in the Fellowship Hall of their church. A letter explaining the benefits of such a system was placed appropriately in each mailbox.

The Trinity Men Singers from the Trinity PRC in Hudsonville, MI made an overnight trip to Wisconsin and the Randolph PRC on Friday and Saturday, March 17 & 18. The men, with some of the wives, traveled by rental bus, arriving in Randolph late in the afternoon on Friday. They were treated to a hostess dinner provided by the members of Randolph, before the men in turn presented a program of sacred music at the First Reformed Church of Randolph. An evening of Christian fellowship was enjoyed by all.


Minister Activities


Rev. M Dick, pastor of the Grace PRC in Standale, MI, received the call to serve as the next pastor of the Kalamazoo, MI PRC.