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

 

School Activities

 

On Tuesday evening, March 22, the Wingham, Ontario PRC hosted a concert of sacred music presented by 51 members of the Covenant Christian High School Choir from Grand Rapids, MI. The concert was held at an old country church in Westfield, Ontario. There were many visitors from the area in addition to most of the Wingham congregation. The Wingham ladies provided supper for the students; and a time of fellowship, refreshments, and combined singing of visitors and choir members followed the concert. The choir also presented a short program at nearby Lucknow Christian School on Wednesday morning, and were able to experience their first attempt at the sport of curling in Wingham the following afternoon before returning home.

Dr. Carl Kerby, from the “Answers in Genesis” organization, was in Hudsonville, MI on March 23, sponsored by Cornerstone United Reformed Church. Cornerstone also arranged for Dr. Kerby to speak at Heritage Christian School that same day.

First he spoke to Heritage students in grades K-5. His topic showed how evidence that God created the earth can be found in the earth itself. Then he spoke to the students in grades 6-9 in a speech called “The Bottom Strip,” which emphasized the fundamental importance of the first seven chapters of Genesis as it relates to the rest of Scripture.

Some ten students from Covenant Christian High School in Grand Rapids, MI spent part of their spring break (April 6-11, to be exact) visiting our denomi—nation’s mission work in Pittsburgh, PA. Plans called for this to be a working vacation, since the students hoped to catalog Rev. J. Mahtani’s library, attend an Evangelism Seminar, and do some sightseeing. The students also planned to worship with the Fellowship and attend their Young Adults’ meeting on April 10, before returning home.

All parents, alumni, and friends of Covenant Christian School in Lynden, WA were invited to come to school March 30 for a softball game against the Junior High.

The School Board for Midwest PR Secondary Education invited school society members, and anyone else interested, to join together for an evening of fellowship as Rev. A. Brummel, pastor of the South Holland, IL PRC, spoke on the topic, “Promoting and Establishing Good Christian Schools.” This speech centered onProverbs 4 and Church Order, Article 21, and was given in the Hull, Iowa PRC on April 1.

The Foundation from Hope PR Christian School in Grand Rapids, MI sponsored their annual Ice Skating and Hockey Night Saturday evening, March 26, at the Walker Ice and Fitness Arena. Open skating was from 6-8 p.m., followed by a very competitive hockey game, which, thankfully, ended in a 6-goal tie.

The Northwest Iowa PR School presented their annual all-school program, entitled “The Five Points of Calvinism,” on Tuesday, March 22.

 

Denomination Activities

 

The first meeting of the “Singles Fellowship” for 2005 was held Thursday, March 31 at the Hudsonville, MI PRC. Dinner began at 5:30 p.m., followed by a very informative talk by Prof. H. Hanko on the mission interest shown in Wales. You may remember that Prof. Hanko recently spent several weeks with our missionary in the United Kingdom, Rev. A. Stewart, and has firsthand knowledge of the work there.

 

Evangelism Activities

 

The Evangelism Committee of the South Holland, IL PRC informed their congregation about some of their recent work. They write that they continue to advertise PR literature in World Magazine. Typically a book or pamphlet is advertised free and can be requested via mail, email, or by phone. In November ’04 the book Reformed Worship was advertised; in December ’04 the book The Mysteries of Bethlehem; in February ’05 the pamphlet Try the Spirits; and most recently the pamphlet Good News for the Afflicted. The number of responses varies with each pamphlet. Try the Spirits drew the largest response, with over fifty requests to date.

 

Congregation Activities

 

Friday, April 1, the choir of the Randolph, WI PRC presented a program on the various aspects of the life of Christ.

At a recent congregational meeting the Hudsonville, MI PRC voted to approve two proposals from their Building Committee. One was to do a major redecoration of their church kitchen, and the other was to reseal their church parking lot.

Everyone in our congregation of Hope PRC in Redlands, CA was invited to stay after their evening service on March 27 for their choir’s Easter Program.

Mission Activities

Our Domestic Mission Committee and the PR Fellowship of Fayetteville, NC have been given the opportunity to air a new program on television. Each program will be a thirty-minute message from God’s Word. These programs will air twice a month beginning March 21 at 5:30 p.m. and then every other Monday throughout the year. And the good news is that this is all free.

 

Minister Activities

 

Rev. D. Overway preached his farewell sermon at Covenant PRC in Wyckoff, NJ on March 27. He and his family planned on arriving in Doon, Iowa the week of April 4. He will be installed as pastor there, the Lord willing, on April 15.

First PRC in Holland, MI will call a pastor on April 17 from a trio of the Revs. W. Bruinsma, D. Kleyn, and A. Spriensma.

The Bethel PRC in Roselle, IL extended a call to Rev. J. Mahtani to serve as their next pastor.

First PRC of Edmonton, AB, Canada extended a call to Rev. S. Houck to come over and help them.

Rev. A. Brummel received the call from the Hudsonville, MI PRC.