Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan.
Rev. R. Miersma accepted the call he received from the vacant Loveland, CO PRC. By accepting that call he also declined the call extended to him from the Edgerton, MN PRC to serve as their next pastor.
Rev. W. Bruinsma accepted the call extended to him from the Southwest PRC in Grandville, MI to serve as our denomination’s Eastern Home Missionary. Consequently, his acceptance of that call also led him to decline the call extended to him to serve as the next pastor of the Faith PRC in Jenison, MI.
Rev. M. Dick, pastor of the Grace PRC in Standale, MI, received the call to serve as the next pastor of the Covenant PRC in Wyckoff, NJ.
We take note of three more lectures sponsored by our churches and missions to celebrate the Reformation.
November 3 the Evangelism Committee of the Hope PRC in Walker, MI sponsored a lecture entitled “The Reformation and Reforming in the Reformed Tradition.” Prof. H. Hanko was this year’s featured speaker.
First PRC in Edmonton, AB, Canada hosted a Reformation Lecture on October 31 at their church. Rev. M. VanderWal, pastor of the Hope PRC in Redlands, CA, who was in Edmonton for a classical appointment, was this year’s speaker. Rev. VanderWal spoke on the theme, “Is Faith Enough?—Faith Alone As a Reformed Doctrine.”
The Covenant of Grace PR Fellowship in Spokane, WA, sponsored a commemoration of the Protestant Reformation on October 31. Rev. T. Miersma, missionary pastor in Spokane, spoke on “The Gospel of Christ Crucified: The Heart of the Reformation.”
Rev. G. Eriks, pastor of the Hudsonville, MI PRC, was the keynote speaker Friday evening, November 18, at the annual Heritage Fundraising Dinner for Heritage Christian High School in South Holland, IL. Rev. Eriks centered his remarks on the theme, “The Blueprint of Heritage Christian High School.” Rev. Eriks tied his message in with the proposed and now approved building project of Heritage. The content of the speech was a reminder of why we are convicted of Protestant Reformed Christian education.
The Board of the Midwest Society for PR Secondary Education hosted a Promotional Supper/Information Night on Monday, November 14. Plans called for a supper in a formal setting at the Hull, IA PRC. After dinner the Board gave an interesting presentation about its work. There was also a freewill offering taken in support of the high school movement.
The Ladies Aid of Covenant Christian School in Lynden, WA served as host for a Baked Potato Dinner on November 11 at their school. The evening included a delicious dinner, and was followed by games and fellowship.
Heritage Christian School in Hudsonville, MI held their annual All-School Program entitled, “The Banners of the Reformation,” on November 17.
Hope PR Christian School’s All-School Program was held the following evening, November 18, at the auditorium of Grandville High School in Grandville, MI. The theme this year was, “The Christian’s Faith.”
Our congregation at First PRC in Edmonton, AB, Canada held its annual Car Rally on November 11 and a great time was had by all. The rally this year took on an “Amazing Race” theme (complete with a detour), in which teams had to drive around west Edmonton gathering information and items, and doing tasks. Points were awarded for correct answers and items collected, as well as for the team having the shortest time and least kilometers driven. The street instructions included in the rally were all number clues from the Bible, so that was one item that was required before a team could even start. The rally was followed by a delicious soup supper, with fellowship afterward. It was really and “Amazing” day!
The congregation in Edmonton is also busy making plans for the arrival of their new pastor, John Marcus, and his family. They give thanks to our God and Father that they can look forward to the arrival of the Marcus family. Current plans are that Mr. G. Barendregt and Mr. F. Tolsma, members at Edmonton, leave for Grand Rapids, MI on Friday, December 2 to assist the Marcus family with their move to Edmonton, arriving on December 7, with the ordination and installation of their pastor elect taking place on December 12, with Rev. R. Smit officiating, D.V.
The Choral Society of the Grace PRC in Standale, MI presented a short Christmas program after their service Sunday morning, November 27. Their congregation was encouraged to stay and together begin the Christmas season by lifting up voices in praise for Immanuel, God with us!
We pass along our congratulations to Rev. A. and Crysta Brummel on the occasion of the birth of a daughter, Alyce Kaye, born November 5. She is the Brummels’ eighth child and their second girl.
The congregation of the Byron Center, MI PRC was invited to a farewell for Pastor-elect John Marcus and family on Sunday evening, November 27.
The Women’s Choir and the Trinity Men Singers of the Trinity PRC in Hudsonville, MI presented a concert following their evening service Sunday, November 27. What a joy to usher in this Christmas season with the song and message of the angels.
The Annual Fall Outing of First PRC in Grand Rapids, MI was held November 18 and 19 at the Maranatha Conference Center on Lake Michigan in Muskegon, MI.