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


Congregation Activities 

The Family Conference 2009 Committee of the First PRC in Edmonton, AB, Canada held their first fund-raising event for that conference, a “Dessert Evening,” Friday evening, February 8, at their church. The committee urged all young people and adults from that congregation, and from neighboring Immanuel PRC in Lacombe, to come out and enjoy an evening of tasty desserts served buffet-style, along with various games and good Christian fellowship. A donation was requested to help meet anticipated expenses for the upcoming conference. The “News” would be remiss if it did not add here that First’s Family Conference is planned for July 2-5, 2009, with Prof. D. Engelsma and Prof. B. Gritters scheduled as guest speakers.

While reading the bulletin from the Wingham, Ontario PRC for Sunday, February 10, we were reminded of the old adage that goes something like this, “timing is everything.” That bulletin included notes from Wingham’s Consistory meeting of February 5. One decision made that evening was a resolution that if worship services needed to be cancelled due to weather, their consistory members would try to let the congregation know by 9:00 A.M. in the morning and by 11:30 A.M. for the afternoon service. The following three worship services at Wingham were cancelled due to the weather.

Young People Activities

The Youth Group of the Bethel PRC in Roselle, IL, with the assistance of their congregation’s newly organized Help and Hospitality Committee, sponsored a Multi-cultural Evening for the members of their church and visitors on February 8. Those attending that evening were able to enjoy an ethnic potluck dinner, which was followed by an evening of praise, fellowship, and fun, to celebrate the church’s unity in diversity. Since this was a potluck dinner, guests were encouraged to bring an ethnic dish to pass, and were also encouraged to wear clothing that represented a specific ethnic background.

The Senior Young People of the Georgetown PRC in Hudsonville, MI got together on February 8 for a “Lock-In” at their church. Girls were asked to bring munchies, boys were asked to bring pop, and all were reminded to bring pillows and sleeping bags.

The Young People’s Society of the Immanuel PRC in Lacombe, AB, Canada invited the members of their congregation to a skating party on Family Day, February 18, at Les Walker Rotary Park. Skaters were also asked to bring their own hot dogs and buns for roasting after the skate.

The Young People’s Society of Calvary PRC in Hull, IA hosted a ski trip to Mount Kato on Presidents Day, February 18. Young people from the Calvary, Doon, and Hull, IA congregations met at Hull for devotions and breakfast before leaving for Mankato at 7:00 A.M. for a day of skiing.

Saturday, February 16, the Young People’s Society of the Lynden, WA PRC hosted a Valentine’s Dinner at their church.

Members of the Faith PRC in Jenison, MI were invited to the annual Fellowship Western Dinner hosted by their young people on Saturday evening, February 9. The members of Faith who did attend were encouraged to dress to fit the occasion and were able to enjoy an evening of fellowship together as they contributed to the young people and this year’s convention.

The Young People of the Hudsonville, MI PRC met recently for a special get-together after their evening worship service on January 27 at the home of society members to discuss the place of the special- needs children and adults in our churches.

School Activities

The Genesis PR School in Lacombe, AB, Canada hosted a ski night on February 8 at Canyon Ski Hill in Red Deer.

An AED (Automated External Defibrillator) was recently donated to Faith Christian School in Randolph, WI. In response to that donation, Faith sponsored an AED and CPR training class at their school on February 22. Anyone interested in that class could make arrangements to attend.

The PTA of Hope PR Christian School in Walker, MI met on February 7 to hear Mr. Jon Van Overloop speak on “Faith, Food, and the Folly of the Figure.”

The Board of the Midwest Society for PR Secondary Education hosted a special society meeting on February 11 at the Hull, IA PRC. There were many important matters of business for the Society to consider, besides the annual voting for new Board members. Society members approved a proposal to grant their Board permission to begin looking for an administrator. The Society voted to adopt the name Trinity Christian High School as their school name, and also approved a proposal to amend their constitution to reflect Calvary PRC’s representation on the Board. Further, there was information presented about work being done on the building project, with a view to opening a school as soon as possible.

Looking at bulletins the past few weeks gives us the distinct impression that all our Christian schools need teachers. Last week we counted five announcements of need for teachers and one for administrator on our church bulletin, with new openings seemingly added weekly.

Young people, are you paying attention?