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

School News

In their monthly newsletter the School Board of the Covenant Christian School in Lynden, WA informed their supporting families that the teachers and students of Covenant wanted to do something special for someone—a sort of children’s valentine, if you will. Students and parents alike were asked to begin saving their loose change, dollars, or whatever they could, this time not as a gift to their school, but rather as a gift from their school. We suppose that, since the time of that note, Covenant has been doing just that, so that by this time they have already sent a gift; as they intended, to the new fledgling Faith Christian School in Randolph, WI.

We should also include here that the student body of the Hope P.R. Christian School in Walker, MI had opportunity to donate toward their annual Christmas collection. This year’s collection was for our small, struggling Edgerton Free Christian School in Edgerton, MN.

In their newsletter dated December 23, 1994, the Board of the Association for Protestant Reformed Secondary Education in Lansing, IL informed their membership that if they make sufficient progress in their plans, they will recommend to their Association that they approve an attempt to purchase 9.5 acres of property in Lansing, immediately adjacent to the proposed building site of the Peace PRC. The Board also planned on presenting a proposal at their annual Association meeting in March to raise the necessary funds.

The student body of the Loveland Christian School in Loveland, CO marked this past holiday season by rendering their annual all-school Christmas program, on December 20. The program was entitled, “Unto Us a Son Is Given.”

Evangelism Activities

The Evangelism Committee of the Bethel PRC in Elk Grove Village, IL reported to their congregation on upcoming plans. First, they are planning to advertise their February 19 evening service to encourage visitors to attend. Rev. C. Haak, pastor at Bethel, plans to speak that evening on the subject, “How do I get to Heaven?” Plans are also in the works to obtain a guest book for visitors to sign. Plans also call for an update of Bethel’s church brochure as well as their bulletin covers.

Looking ahead just a little to the month of April and the conference on Reformed Evangelism sponsored by our Trinity PRC in Houston, TX, we are happy to report that plans seem to be coming together nicely. It appears that the response by way of registration has been greater than even Trinity had dared hoped. As of January 15 there were 170 registrants for this conference, which promises to be a major event in the history of Trinity and their small but growing congregation.

The Church Extension Committee of the Lynden, WA PRC has ordered two Standard Bearersubscriptions for their church, in order to make the magazine available for all visitors and others who might be interested. They have also purchased a subscription for the Lynden Christian Rest Home in cassette tape form that is now sent to them on a bimonthly basis.

Congregational Activities

The Adult Bible Study of the Grandville, MI PRC met recently to hear Dr. Elton Bruins, professor emeritus at Hope College, give a slide/lecture presentation on his trip this past summer to Greece, which retraced the journeys of the apostle Paul.

The Voices of Victory, a male quartet from two of our West Michigan churches, provided the program for the annual combined societies’ Christmas Bible Study at the Hudsonville, MI PRC.

A new Kawai Baby Grand piano has been installed in the sanctuary of the Southwest PRC in Grandville, MI. This piano was made possible through a generous gift from the estate of a deceased member of their congregation.

At last year’s annual congregational meeting, the members of the Hope PRC in Redlands, CA approved a couple of proposals concerning their fellowship hall—the first to re-carpet it, and the second to purchase movable partitions for it.

Young People’s Activities

A new Bible Study started January 29, meeting the last Sunday of every month, at the Faith PRC in Jenison, MI. This Bible study, sponsored by the Federation Board, was intended for all young people out of high school. Rev. W. Bruinsma was scheduled to lead the first session.

We also cannot help but notice that again this past December many of our churches’ young people’s societies set a night aside to visit with their congregation’s widows, widowers, shut-ins, and others, to bring greetings either by way of a card, or fruit basket, or simply a song. We would encourage them, as well as all of us, to continue to remember these special saints throughout the rest of the year.

Minister Activities

Rev. C. Terpstra, pastor at the South Holland, IL PRC, declined the call he received from the Byron Center, MI PRC to serve as their pastor.

Food For Thought

The principal work of the Spirit is faith. The principal exercise of faith is prayer.

—John Calvin