Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan.
In a continuation of school news from our last issue of the “News,” we can report that on March 30 an Association to investigate the feasibility of providing a PR high school education in Randolph, WI was formed, with 25 charter members, of which four men were elected to the first board. Continue to remember this work in your prayers.
Eastside Christian School in Grand Rapids, MI welcomed guests to an evening of beautiful sacred and classical music featuring Eric and Christa Phelps on the cello and piano at Georgetown PRC in Hudsonville, MI on Saturday, April 18, at 7 p.m. They were joined by the Trinity Men Singers in a benefit concert for Eastside. A free-will offering was taken.
March 27 must have been a good day to schedule a school program, or at least we hope it was, since three of our grade schools did just that. Hope Christian School in Redlands, CA hosted their annual Spring Program that evening. Adams Christian School in Wyoming, MI presented their all-school program, “The Trinity” at Bethany United Reformed Church, followed by a dessert social at Adams that same evening. Finally, the students of Covenant Christian School in Lynden, WA scheduled their annual school program, “In the Beginning God,” for the same evening.
On March 20 the 3rd to 8th grade students of Faith Christian School in Randolph, WI presented their Science Fair. The display of project activities included a launch of hot-air balloons and a test of various bridge models designed by the students. The 8th grade class also sponsored basketball knockout, ping pong, and scrabble tournaments, in addition to a light supper for their guests that evening. Evangelism Activities
The congregation of the Southeast PRC in Grand Rapids, MI continues to support their Evangelism Society through regular collections. This support has made it possible for the continuing audio recording and distributing of the Standard Bearer. The recordings are done by Mr. Jim Noorman, and the distribution to about 25 blind people around the world, by Mr. Tim Hoving. Southeast’s Evangelism Society is the only place where this service is offered. The society has now decided to offer these audio files at their church’s Web site www.southeastprc.org.
The congregation of First PRC in Holland, MI began a class on the Heidelberg Catechism at the Men’s Building of the Holland Rescue Mission on April 6. These meetings will be held for twelve consecutive Monday nights.
The Hudsonville, MI PRC presented their Easter Concert on Sunday evening, April 19.
The Trinity Men Singers concert was held at Trinity PRC in Hudsonville, MI following Good Friday worship services, April 10.
The congregation of Georgetown PRC in Hudsonville, MI enjoyed a concert provided by their choir after their Sunday evening worship service on April 19.
The congregations in Canada hold their Good Friday worship services in the morning since that Friday is a national holiday in Canada. The Wingham, Ontario PRC held their Good Friday service at 10:30 a.m. followed by a short break for refreshments and then a time of fellowship singing praise to God.
There was a singspiration held at the parsonage of First PRC in Edmonton, AB, Canada following their evening worship service on Resurrection Sunday, April 12.
The choir of the Loveland, CO PRC presented their Easter program after their evening service on April 17. A collection was taken for Loveland’s organ fund.
The Building Committee of Hope PRC in Walker, MI recently reported to their congregation that they had received the necessary funding from their members to get started on their parsonage, study, and garage addition. The Building Committee was in the process of obtaining permits and anticipated starting the project near the end of April.
Young Adult Activities
The Young Adults of the Lynden, WA PRC sponsored a pancake breakfast and bake sale fund-raiser on April 11 at Covenant Christian School, with proceeds going to help defray costs for this summer’s Young Adults Retreat. Breakfast-goers were also encouraged to bring along a rake for some quick springtime clean up of the school yard.
The Young Adult Society of the Grandville, MI PRC were favored with a special presentation given by Hussein Wario, a member of the Byron Center, MI PRC, on March 24. Grandville’s congregation was also invited to attend. Hussein is a former Kenyan Sunni Muslim who was converted to the Christian faith and has since authored the book Cracks in the Crescent. Hussein talked a little about the journey the Lord has led him on.
The Young Adult Society of the Faith PRC in Jenison, MI hosted a speech/discussion entitled, “Accepting God’s Will in Prayer.” Open discussion followed a speech by Rev. A. Lanning, pastor at Faith.
On April 6, Rev. R. Kleyn, pastor of Trinity PRC in Hudsonville, MI, flew to Tasmania, Australia with his twin brother, Steven. While there, Rev. Kleyn gave four speeches at the Annual Family Camp of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church congregations of Tasmania (a camp Rev. Kleyn attended every year growing up), on the subject of “The Bible and Personal Finances,” as well as preaching for one service on April 12. They returned home on April 16.