Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan.
The Young People’s Society of our Edgerton, MN PRC sponsored a Christmas singspiration on the evening of December 23. Besides inviting members of their own congregation, they also extended invitations to our churches in Doon and Hull, Iowa.
On the evening of December 131, all of the adult societies of our Hudsonville, MI PRC met in their annual combined Christmas Social. The program included a piano-organ duet, some singing of traditional Christmas music, and a short slide program on the Holy Land, given by Mrs. Tim Heemstra. This was followed by an opportunity to discuss a portion of Matthew 2. After seeing slides of the Holy Land, including Bethlehem and Jerusalem, we find that the study of the wonder of the birth of our Lord takes on new meaning.
In an effort to enjoy the many musical talents that our Southeast PRC seems to have been blessed with, the congregation sponsored a short request program. These requests were sung or played by members, young and not so young. Special numbers consisted of a piano solo, a trumpet solo, a children’s musical number, and a quartet, to name just a few.
On consecutive Sunday evenings, the combined choirs of the Hudsonville and Faith PRC’s presented their Christmas Concerts, first on December 9 in the auditorium of Hudsonville Church, and then one week later in Southwest PRC. Each performance was before a packed house. And no wonder, for the 101 voices, which also included members from the Holland, Hope, and Byron Center PRC’s, presented a truly fine concert, a concert that was sung with praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation.
The Hope PR Christian School in Walker, MI presented their annual all-school program, entitled “Songs of Christmas,” on December 13 in the First Jenison Christian Reformed Church.
The Reformed Witness Committee, made up of members of our Doon, Edgerton, and Hull PRC’s, support two Bible discussion groups as part of its outreach. Rev. DeVries leads a Bible discussion every other Tuesday in Sioux Falls, IA. Participants in this group include members of the Doon PRC and interested people in Sioux Falls. They are studying the book of Acts. And, for the second year, the R.W.C. is sponsoring a Bible Study on the campus of Dordt College. Rev. Dykstra and Chester Hunter, Jr. lead this group in the study of the book of Mark.
Our congregation in Kalamazoo, MI called Rev. C. Haak to serve as missionary pastor in the Venice, FL area. Included in that trio with Rev. Haak were the Revs. R. Cammenga and B. Gritters.
The Hudsonville, MI PRC was scheduled to call a missionary after the Christmas morning service to serve in the field of Larne, Northern Ireland, from a duo of Pastors C. Haak and T. Miersma.
The Hope PRC of Isabel, SD was scheduled to call a pastor on the evening of December 27 from a trio of the Revs. C. Haak, R. Hanko, and B. Gritters.
And the Randolph, WI PRC made their ninth call since becoming vacant, this one to Rev. R. Hanko, to serve as their pastor. On the trio with Rev. R. Hanko were the Revs. G. VanBaren and M. DeVries.