Mr. Wigger is an elder in the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan.
On Sunday morning, March 28, the Faith PRC in Jenison, MI extended a call to Rev. A. Brummel, pastor of the South Holland, IL PRC, to become their next pastor.
That same Sunday morning, the congregation of the Hudsonville, MI PRC extended a call to Rev. G. Eriks to come over and help them as their next pastor.
The Immanuel PRC in Lacombe, Alberta, Canada extended a call to Rev. C. Haak to serve as their next pastor.
Rev. R. VanOverloop, pastor of the Georgetown PRC in Hudsonville, MI, has accepted the call he received to become the next under-shepherd of the Byron Center, MI PRC.
Students arriving for Monday afternoon catechism classes at the Southeast PRC in Grand Rapids, MI on March 22 discovered that their meeting place, a house north of their church, which Southeast purchased for use for catechism, evangelism, and society meetings, had been extensively vandalized. That same week two juveniles were apprehended by the police and charged with the crime. Nothing was stolen, but over $24,000 in damage was done, and the house was rendered unusable for catechism classes and evangelism meetings until it is repaired.
Members of the congregations in and around Grand Rapids, MI were invited to attend an inspiring evening of praise to God at the spring concert of Faith Choral Society Sunday evening, March 28.
PR congregations around the Chicago, IL area were invited to attend an evening of song and fellowship at Cornerstone PRC in Dyer, IN, Sunday, March 21, following their evening service. The theme for the evening was, “Speak to One Another,” from Ephesians 5:16. Visitors were able to participate in audience singing and enjoy a performance by the new male chorus consisting of men from the three area PR congregations.
The Men’s Society of the Doon, IA PRC hosted this year’s Combined Men’s Society meeting on Monday, March 29, in Doon. Matthew 5:13-16 was chosen for Bible discussion, and the men of First PRC in Edgerton, MN introduced the after-recess discussion on the movie “The Passion of the Christ.”
The Evangelism Committee of the Trinity PRC in Hudsonville, MI hosted a public lecture on Friday, March 26, in their church. Rev. R. Kleyn, their pastor, spoke on “Jesus Christ in the Movies.” As you might imagine, this lecture dealt with our proper response to the movie “The Passion of the Christ.” Let me say personally that this was a very informative lecture. Rev. Kleyn did an outstanding job of addressing the subject from a Reformed and biblical perspective. If you are interested, recordings of the lecture are available by contacting Mr. Chuck Ensink at 616-669-2412 or email@example.com.
On the morning of Saturday, March 27, the Evangelism Committee of the Georgetown PRC in Hudsonville, MI canvassed their church neighborhood to invite people to their Resurrection Day services.
The students of the Northwest Iowa PR School gave their All-School Program on Thursday, April 1. Parents, grandparents, extended family, and supporters of the school joined the students as they presented “The Gold Chain of Salvation.”
Eastside Christian School in Grand Rapids, MI welcomed everyone to their All-School program at First PRC on Friday, March 26. The program was based on Eastside’s theme for this school year, the “Fruit of the Spirit.” The evening featured vocal and instrumental numbers, speeches, and student artwork.
Rev. M. Dick and Elder D. Moelker, as our churches’ representatives from the Domestic Mission Committee, were scheduled to visit the PR Fellowship in Fayetteville, NC on April 2-4. The purpose of the meeting was twofold: first, to hold a conference on the Reformed faith, and secondly, to preach on the Lord’s Day. The topic of the conference was “Victory in Jesus: Victory Now and in the Future.”
Rev. A. Stewart, our missionary to Northern Ireland, along with his wife, Mary, and Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Reid, members of the Covenant PR Fellowship, were in Porthcawl, South Wales on Friday, March 26 for a visit with interested saints there and to give a lecture Friday evening on the subject, “What is True Faith?”
Young Adult’s Activities
The week of March 15-18, the Young Adults of the Loveland, CO PRC once again served as host society for what has become their annual Spring Retreat. This year’s retreat was held at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, a perfect place for a retreat if there ever was one. This year 60-plus young adults from various of our churches gathered together for a week of fun, fellowship, and worship around a theme of “Knowing God’s Will.” Rev. G. Eriks, pastor at Loveland, spoke Tuesday evening on “How do you know God’s will for you?” and Wednesday evening Rev. W. Bruinsma, pastor of the Kalamazoo, MI PRC, spoke on “How do you live contentedly with God’s will for you?” The young adults also enjoyed two discussions centered on the questions of dressing modestly, and laboring not for the meat that perisheth, or “What do you work for?” Besides the speeches and discussion groups, the young adults also found time to play a little volley ball, swim, ski, snowshoe, and climb a mountain or two. Having seen pictures from the retreat, we certainly would find it hard not to agree with everyone there that you couldn’t find a better location for a spring retreat. Thanks to Loveland for continuing to provide a place for much needed fellowship for our churches’ young adults.