Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan.
Calvary PRC in Hull, Iowa has extended a call to Rev. Doug Kuiper, pastor of the Randolph, WI PRC, to serve as their first pastor.
The consistory of Southeast PRC in Grand Rapids, MI gave approval to their pastor, Rev. William Langerak, to travel to the Philippines in light of the call he has received to serve as foreign missionary there. He and Rev. Audred Spriensma left on May 12. Plans called for the men to preach, the Lord willing, in the Berean PRC in Manila, and visit the members and various contacts in Manila and Gabaldon. Mrs. Langerak hoped to join her husband for part of the trip and they anticipated returning on May 28. A reminder that pictures and a video presentation of this mission field can be seen on the PRC website.
A mention of our denomination’s website reminds us of a comment recently received on the website of the Covenant PRC in Ballymena, NI.
I just found your website by looking up Scottish Psalter singing (www.cprc.co.uk). But then I made the mistake of clicking on your ‘Audio link.’ Now I’m going to spend the next couple of days downloading your sermons. Where am I going to find time to watch TV now?? Oh, great! I just saw and checked on your Books link. I’ll be broke now! And now your Pamphlets link. I hate your website! I’m going to be here forever!!!…. Thank you for making so much good material available. Alaska, USA
During the month of May, our denomination’s Contact Committee sent a delegation to Singapore. Rev. Carl Haak and Rev. Kenneth Koole visited with the Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church of Singapore to discuss with their consistory the possible restoration of sister-church relationships with our denomination. While there, the men also planned to preach the two Sundays, speak at a Family Conference, and lead the adult Sunday School class on the biblical truth of worship.
The Evangelism Committee of the Byron Center, MI PRC sponsored a lecture on April 24 at their church. Rev. Ron VanOverloop, pastor at Byron Center, spoke on the topic, “The Christian and His Finances.” It was advertised as a topic that was about more than just being Dutch, and also about being especially important for young married couples.
For some time now, the Evangelism Committee of First PRC of Holland, MI has directed chapel services at the Holland Rescue Mission. Over that time various men from First have led that service, but on Thursday, April 24, Seminarian Martyn McGeown, a member of the Covenant PRC in Northern Ireland, led the service for what we believe was his first time.
The ladies of the Doon, Iowa PRC hosted the annual Spring Ladies League Meeting on April 24. Their pastor, Rev. David Overway, spoke on the topic, “Understanding and Loving our Husbands.” All women, high school age and older, were welcomed and encouraged to attend. The collection taken was for the Reformed Witness Hour.
The congregation of the Bethel PRC in Roselle, IL hosted the annual combined Bible Study for the Chicago-land PR churches on April 22. Plans were for a study of the doctrine of Irresistible Grace, based on Titus 2:11-14. Rev. Jaikishin Mahtani, pastor of Bethel, led the study, with the elders of Bethel and other area churches leading the discussion groups that followed. The evening provided a lively discussion and a blessed time of fellowship between our four Chicago area churches.
Sunday School teachers of the Hudsonville PRC hosted this year’s Sunday School Teachers Mass Meeting on April 24. Prof. Russell Dykstra presented a seminar on “interpreting types.” Illustrations came from the Sunday School material and promised to provide the teachers with many helpful insights for the coming season.
The Trinity Men Singers and the Ladies Chorus of Trinity PRC in Hudsonville, MI presented their annual spring concert on Sunday evening, April 27.
On April 22, the Society of Trinity Christian High School of Hull, Iowa approved a proposal to begin operations this coming fall by offering a ninth grade course of instruction, adding one grade in each of the three years following. The school is slated to start with thirteen students. Mr. Jim Regnerus is to serve as administrator, and the Board of Trinity will be seeking one additional teacher for this coming year, with some part-time assistants. Let us keep this fledgling cause in our prayers.
Members of the fund-raisers of Loveland PR Christian School in Loveland, CO sponsored a Men & Boy’s Wildlife Night on April 25. Activities began at 6:00 p.m. with a delicious outdoor chuck-wagon-style dinner, followed by activities including an air-gun shooting competition, fish casting contest, guess-the-paw-print, a campfire, and more.
Earlier this year members of the Pittsburgh, PA Mission met together and voted to form two new committees, involving both adults and young people of their Fellowship. These two committees, the Media Committee and the Neighborhood Outreach Committee, met for the first time in April with more meetings scheduled each month.
Catechism classes in Pittsburgh were cancelled in late April, not because of bad weather, or because Rev. Wilbur Bruinsma was ill, but because Rev. Bruinsma was serving on a jury and was in court that day.