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

 

Young People’s Activities 

The Young People’s Society of the Grace PRC in Standale, MI have made plans to assist the elderly members of their congregation during the winter months. Plans call for the young people to clean off any snow that may have accumulated on their vehicles during the worship service, warm the vehicles up, drive them to the church entrance, and then assist the elderly members into their vehicles.

Members of the Young People’s Society of the Peace PRC in Lansing, IL invited the young people from neighboring South Holland and Cornerstone PRCs to join them for a get-together around a nice warm bonfire the night of November 17.

The young people from both the Georgetown PRC in Hudsonville, MI, and First PRC in Holland, MI made plans this past fall to rake leaves for members of their congregations who were unable to do so.

The Lynden, WA PRC enjoyed an hour of singing and special numbers after their evening worship service on November 18, sponsored by their Young People’s Society.

The young people of our denomination’s newest congregation, Calvary PRC in Hull, IA, invited members of their congregation, as well as nearby PRCs, to join them for their first annual Thanksgiving Singspiration on November 18 at their place or worship.

Members of the Michigan PRCs were encouraged to attend this year’s annual Young People’s Thanksgiving Singspiration on Sunday evening, November 25, at the Hudsonville, MI PRC.

In case you missed it, the Young People’s Society and congregation of the Trinity PRC in Hudsonville, MI have decided to accept the invitation of our churches’ Young People’s Federation to host the 2009 Young People’s Convention.


School Activities 

November 19 a promotional supper for the Midwest Society for PR Secondary Education was held in the fellowship hall of the Hull, IA PRC. After supper there was a brief presentation concerning the proposed school and a time for questions. Supper-goers were also reminded to bring suggestions for a possible school name and color. A freewill offering was also taken for the high school. We should also add that the Board was pleased to report that the school society is now only about $75,000 away from the exciting $1,200,000 benchmark.

The Student Council of Covenant Christian High School in Grand Rapids, MI again this past holiday season sponsored its Gift Certificate Drive to help those of our area PR churches in West Michigan who have need. To participate, members of the area churches around Covenant could send cash, checks, or gift certificates or gift cards for grocery stores, gas stations, etc. to Covenant, care of the Student Council, and they in turn would send them on to area churches whose deacons would distribute them.


Congregation Activities


Members of churches in West Michigan were invited to attend a Thanksgiving/Christmas concert on Sunday evening, December 2, presented by the Grace Choral Society of Grace PRC in Standale, MI.

The deacons of the Hudsonville, MI PRC, along with their church’s Helping Hand Committee, once again sponsored a food drive between the holidays for distribution to those in need from their congregation. Boxed or canned goods could be left in the church kitchen, while any gift certificates or money could be placed in the collection plate.

Members of the Georgetown PRC in Hudsonville were also encouraged to participate in their annual Deacons Thanksgiving Gift Certificate/Food Drive. Georgetown members could either drop off food donations in their kitchen, or drop their gift cards, certificates, or money in the collection plate.

The members of the Sr. Adult Bible Study of the Southeast PRC in Grand Rapids, MI sponsored a Gift Card Drive for Southeast’s benevolent need. The members of the Bible Study were looking for gas cards or grocery cards, or they would purchase gift cards with any cash given to the drive. Southeast members could either place any donations in the church kitchen or give it to any deacon.

The council of the Immanuel PRC in Lacombe, Alberta, Canada recently informed their congregation that their church Maintenance Committee had plans to install a security gate for their parking lot entrance in order to prevent having their parking lot used by vehicle and truck traffic as a turnaround, a rest stop, or an overnight parking spot.

On November 26, members of the Wingham, Ontario PRC were invited to a presentation, with pictures, by a minister from the Ukraine, sponsored by “Come Over and Help.”

Retired members of the Byron Center, MI PRC were invited to enjoy their church’s annual Thanksgiving Dinner, November 7, sponsored by the children and parents of Byron’s Children’s Activity Night group.


Minister Activities


Rev. R. Kleyn, pastor of Trinity PRC in Hudsonville, MI, declined the call extended to him by Calvary PRC in Hull, IA to become their congregation’s first pastor.

Rev. A. den Hartog received the call from the Doon, IA PRC to become our denomination’s next missionary to the Philippines.


Mission Activities 

The Domestic Mission Committee of our denomination has asked AIM (Active in Missions, a committee from First PRC in Grand Rapids, MI) to assist them in producing a DVD about our churches, which could be used to inform groups and missions about our denomination. Four consistories were asked to have part of their Thanksgiving service taped for this project.