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Mr. Wigger is an elder of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan.

Minister Activities

Rev. R. VanOverloop declined the call to serve as missionary in Ghana. Since that decline the Hull, IA PRC, the calling church for Ghana, has formed a new trio consisting of the Revs. Key, Koole, and T. Miersma. Hull’s congregation was .scheduled to call on March 12.

Rev. S. Key, pastor of the Randolph, WI PRC, received the call to serve as pastor of the South Holland, IL PRC. And the Hope PRC in Walker, MI extended a call to Rev. R. Cammenga, pastor of the Southwest PRC in Grandville, MI.

Congregational Activities

Two members of the Southwest PRC in Grandville, MI, Mr. Darrel Huisken and Mr. Phil Lotterman, have been appointed by their Council to collect and preserve archives of their church. This includes the archives of the various societies and other memorabilia useful and of interest to their congregation. The committee is looking for any material such as old church directories, pictures of former members, programs of Sunday School or other congregational activities, and such like.

The Young Adults of the Georgetown PRC in Hudsonville, MI invited their congregation to go along with them on a ski outing to Northern Michigan on February 22.

We could not help but notice the different conditions (weather related, that is) between Michigan and California this time of year. Above you have a congregation in Michigan spending a Saturday snow-skiing; and during the same month in California we have our Hope PRC in Redlands scheduling a school and church work day. Plans called for Hope, to spend February 1st planting new trees on the school property, building planters, and painting a new church gate. Try, doing all that in Michigan in February!

The Council of Edgerton, MN PRC decided that to enhance the spiritual preparation of the Council for worship services, each member would take a turn reading a brief portion of Scripture or a short meditation along with their prayer, prior to each service.

Evangelism Activities

The Evangelism Society of the Byron Center, MI PRC sponsored a series of Bible Study classes on the subject of “Call the Sabbath a Delight.” This series of three classes was planned for mid-February into early March. The first class, held on February 19, entitled “Public Worship,” was led by Byron’s pastor, Rev. Doug Kuiper. The second, planned for a week later, was entitled “Private and Family Worship on the Lord’s Day.” It was led by Prof. Robert Decker, from our Seminary. And the third and final class followed on March 4 with Rev. Wilbur Bruinsma, pastor at our Kalamazoo, MI PRC, leading the discussion on “Works of Necessity and Mercy on the Lord’s Day.”

School Activities

Members of the PTA of the Hope PR Christian School in Grand Rapids, MI were encouraged to attend a special ETA meeting in mid-February to look at learning disabilities, and receive some practical instruction and advice on instructing children when these problems arise.

On February 10 the Adams Christian School Association met to consider the long-term needs of their school. You may remember that last fall Adams moved from their original location in Grand Rapids, MI to their current building in Wyoming, MI. Work began already last summer with the addition of three classrooms. At this latest meeting, Adams approved Phase 2 building expansion and renovation plans. This project calls for three new classrooms, a parking lot, re-roofing the existing structure, the re-modeling of offices, teachers’ lounge, and library, and putting, a two-hour fire wall between the existing structure and the 1996 expansion.