Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan.
On Friday evening, February 11, the Wingham, Ontario PRC sponsored a Winter Lecture. Their pastor, Rev. M. DeVries spoke on the theme: “Contending for the Faith in an Age of Tolerance.” Nearly all the adults and young people of the congregation were in attendance. And there were 25-30 visitors present. These included a couple from Grace PRC in Michigan, a couple from Brampton, Ontario (near Toronto ), as well as invited relatives and acquaintances from the mid-western Ontario area. Refreshments were served and fellowship was enjoyed following the lecture.
We are also happy to report that the Reformed Witness Hour, the half-hour radio broadcast sponsored by our denomination, can now be heard in southwestern Ontario at 11:30 a.m. each Sunday on radio station CKNX 920 AM, thanks to the evangelism outreach of our Wingham congregation.
Beginning with the first Sunday in February, the Reformed Witness Hour broadcast supported by our congregations around the Chicago, IL area changed radio stations. The program can now be heard on WYLL 1160 AM at 3:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
The PRC Mission in Spokane, WA is in the early stages of beginning a library. If you are interested or able to donate new or used RFPA publications, good Bible reference works, commentaries, Reformed devotional literature, or books on church history, contact Missionary Rev. T. Miersma at 509-976-0372, or email@example.com.
Rev. R. Kleyn, representing our churches’ Domestic Mission Committee, and Elder H. Boer, representing the Hudsonville, MI PRC, the calling church for our denomination’s work in Northern Ireland, visited the field from February 4 through 14. In addition to meeting with our missionary, Rev. A. Stewart, and his wife, Mary, the men also had occasion to visit with families of the Covenant PR Fellowship in Ballymena and to travel with the Stewarts on February 9 to Limerick, in the Republic of Ireland, where Rev. Stewart presented a lecture entitled “The Lord’s Day.” Rev. Kleyn preached for the Fellowship on Sunday, February 13, and the saints enjoyed a time of fellowship with the emissaries after the evening service before they left for home the next morning.
God is blessing the PR Fellowship of Fayetteville, NC. They continue to receive the DVDs of the weekly services of the Grace PRC in Standale, MI and are appreciative of them. Some visitors have begun to attend the worship services of the PRFF and also the Wednesday catechism sessions that Dr. LeMaster leads. Another family will soon be moving up to Fayetteville for a while and is planning to attend the services. Let us continue to remember before God the needs of our brothers and sisters in Fayetteville as well as all those whom our Heavenly Father gives us the privilege of working with.
Elders B. DeKraker, D. Rau, and B. Zandstra, as well as Deacons T. DeVries and S. Kamps were in Pittsburgh the first full week in February as delegates from the Council of Southwest PRC in Grandville, MI, the calling church for our mission work there. During their visit they met with their missionary, Rev. J. Mahtani, and his family and with the Steering Committee. They hoped also to conduct family visitation, as well as make pastoral and diaconal calls.
Young People’s Activities
The Young People of the Wingham, Ontario PRC invited their congregation for a time of fellowship and skating on Saturday, February 5 at the Belgrave Arena.
The Young People of Immanuel PRC in Lacombe, Alberta hosted a skating party at Les Walker on Saturday, February 12. Everyone at Immanuel was invited to join the young people for an afternoon of fun and fellowship.
The Young People of Faith PRC in Jenison, MI planned a Bowl-a-thon for Friday evening, February 11, from 9 p.m. to midnight. All young people were invited to join in this time of fun and fellowship. Money raised was to be used for the 2005 YP Convention.
The young people of the South Holland, IL PRC invited the young people from surrounding PR congregations to join them Saturday, February 5 for a ski outing at Bittersweet Ski Resort in Kalamazoo, MI.
Soup and a sandwich were on the menu for a fund-raiser for the Young People’s Society of the Randolph, WI PRC. Donations were taken to offset some of the expenses of this year’s activities.
The Prince Center at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI was the site of this year’s annual Georgetown PRC Conference. The Conference was held February 4 and 5. Dr. Feddes, from the Back to God Hour, was this year’s featured speaker. He looked at “Blessed to be part of the Family of God” from three different points of view: Family Life at Home, Family Life at Church, and Family Life in Heaven.
Parents of Hope PR Christian School in Grand Rapids, MI were invited to Hope’s PTA meeting February 10. Prof. H. Hanko spoke on “Distinctive PR Education.”
Start with a mix of hungry supporters. Add a cold winter’s night to the mix, find an empty school gym, provide bowls and bowls of hot soup, and you have all the ingredients needed for a successful fund-raiser. In West Michigan this combination is known as the annual Adams Christian School Soup Supper, sponsored by their Mothers Club, held this year on February 10.
First PRC in Holland, MI has extended a call to Rev. S. Key to serve as their next pastor.
Rev. D. Overway received the call to the Doon, Iowa PRC.
The Bethel PRC in Roselle, IL called Rev. G. Eriks.
First PRC in Edmonton, AB, Canada extended a call to Rev. J. Mahtani.
Prof. D. Engelsma declined the call from Hudsonville PRC.