Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan.
The Evangelism Committees of several of our congregations, including Southeast PRC in Grand Rapids, MI and Hope PRC in Redlands, CA, have made available to their members copies of the new book “Evangelism in the Established Church: The calling of committees and individuals concerning the work of evangelism,” by Rev. J. Kortering. From the introduction of this book, originally published as a short series of articles in the Standard Bearer, we read that its purpose is to motivate each member of the local church to be personally active in evangelism and to give the work of the Evangelism Committee the spiritual impetus it needs.
As a follow-up to the recent Officebearers’ Conference held at Hope PRC in Redlands, CA on the subject of “Promoting Sabbath Keeping in the 21st Century,” their Evangelism Committee has updated their bookstore to include a section of books about the Sabbath, including several books mentioned in the speeches. Also, the text and audio of all the speeches and the audio of the discussions are now available from Hope’s web site,www.hopeprc.org.
While you are on line looking at Hope’s web site, we invite you to check out also the newly updated web site of the Hull, IA PRC, www.hullprc.org. Besides listing general information about their church and beliefs, Hull has also made available for downloads the sermons preached from their pulpit within the past two years. Weekly bulletins as well as the Midwest Messenger newsletters are also accessible on the site.
The Choral Society of the Peace PRC in Lansing, IL hosted a “do it yourself” Easter Cantata for choir members and any others desiring to sing on Easter Sunday after their evening worship service. A light lunch was planned, followed by singing through the Easter Cantata, “Hallelujah, What a Savior.” Most veteran choir members would be familiar with the music, and for others it would be a rewarding challenge. This “do it yourself” was not a performance, it was only for those who wished to sing.
The ladies attending the Tuesday Morning Bible Study at the Georgetown PRC in Hudsonville, MI were reminded to bring their donations for the college student care packages. They were busy preparing items like toothpaste, bars of soap, snacks, cans of soup, pens, highlighters, or anything else a college student would like. The ladies hoped to collect enough items to fill fifteen gift bags.
Sunday evening, March 30, the members of the Immanuel PRC in Lacombe, AB, Canada gathered together after their evening worship service for an hour of singing as they celebrated together our risen Lord in song. Immanuel enjoyed a light supper followed by a singspiration in their sanctuary, complete with a variety of special numbers.
Young Adult Activities
The Young Adult Bible Study of the Grandville, MI PRC met together for a special meeting on March 25. Mr. Scott VanUffelen spoke on “Our Dual Citizenship in an Election Year.”
The Young Adults and Young People of the Lynden, WA PRC were invited to join together with the young adults and young people of the Covenant Grace Reformed Church of Lynden for a night of fun and fellowship at the Lynden YMCA on April 4.
Young People’s Activities
The Young People’s Society of the Grandville, MI PRC hosted a Rook tournament on March 22 at Adams Christian School as a fund-raiser for the 2009 Convention. Included with the tournament was a nursery, along with games for children up to 8 years of age. Supper and snacks were included, with prizes going to the top two winning teams.
The members of the Lynden, WA PRC were invited to their Young People’s Society Singspiration on March 23 after their evening service. An offering was taken for convention travel expenses.
The young people of the Doon, IA PRC hosted a Spring Banquet on March 17 at their church.
Supporters of the much anticipated Trinity Christian High School in Northwest Iowa put together plans for a seminar about “The Kingdom of God and the Protestant Reformed Christian School” on Saturday, March 29, at the Hull, IA PRC. Coffee started about 9:00 A.M. and the first speech, by Prof. D. Engelsma, followed at around 9:30. A noon meal was also provided, and the seminar concluded by mid-after-noon. This PR Federation-funded 7137event gave those who attended an opportunity to examine the basis for our schools as they in turn work together toward the opening of their own high school.
The Midwest Society for PR Secondary Education (Trinity Christian High School) had a profitable meeting on March 20. A floor plan was adopted, with an estimated cost of $2,000,000. The Board will be going on a drive this spring, and construction will begin, D.V., as soon as the $1.5 million benchmark is reached.
The Heritage PR Fellowship of Sioux Falls, SD, with the approval of the DMC and the Edgerton, MN PRC, has contracted with Sioux Falls radio station KWSN 1230AM for the Reformed Witness Hour to be aired every Sunday morning at 8:00 A.M. This broadcast will begin on Sunday, April 6, the Lord willing.
The Covenant Christian High School Choir traveled to Pitts-burgh, PA and presented a night of sacred music for the members of the PR Fellowship of Pittsburgh on March 29 in their church.
Rev. J. Slopsema declined the call he was considering to become the first pastor of Calvary PRC in Hull, IA.