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Current Events

Religious Freedom in Russia Recently the President has evoked a storm of criticism from religious leaders in the country by his statement about religious freedom in Russia. He cited the Russian constitution, article 124, which pledges freedom of religious worship and of anti-religious propaganda. Article 124 of the Russian constitution…

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News from the Seminary

Greetings from your seminary—your “medical school” that trains physicians of souls; your “military academy” that equips mighty warriors for the army of Jesus Christ; your “music conservatory” that prepares men to give a clear sound on the gospel-trumpet; your “greenhouse” where seedlings are nurtured up to be strong plantings of…

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Church News

HOLLAND—The Consistory announces the following Trio was selected by them in their meeting of June 1: Rev. C. Hanko, Candidate R. Harhach and Candidate J. McCollam.  RANDOLPH—Rev. E. Emanuel has accepted the call of this congregation. The Reverend and his family are planning to move from Grand Rapids July 12.…

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Church News

2nd of GRAND RAPIDS—Reverend M. Schipper has accepted the call extended to him. He will be installed on the 2nd and will preach his inaugural sermon Sunday morning, September 5.  HOLLAND—Reverend J. McCollum has begun his labors with us following acceptance of our call. His examination will be held in…

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News From Our Churches

Randolph’s Consistory announces the following trio from which they will choose one to call to be their minister: Revs. R.C. Harbach, G. VanBaren, G. Vanden Berg. A news item from the Program Comm. of the Reformed Witness Hour: The Lord willing, Sunday, May 27, with the usual introduction—”Dear Radio Audience”—the Rev.…

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Joy In Pella

A Brief History  The Protestant Reformed Church in Pella, Iowa, was organized in 1928 with seven families. Under the successive ministries of the Revs. Ver Meer, H. Veldman, Lubbers, Ver Meer, and Gritters, the congregation prospered until in 1952 it numbered twenty-eight families. However, here too, the conditional-theology controversy took…

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Datestone—Milestone

The above picture (courtesy of Mr. Charles Westra) features the climactic moment at the datestone-laying ceremony of Covenant Christian High School, our projected new Protestant Reformed high school in the Grand Rapids area. Featured in the picture are Mr. Harry Zwak, member of our Hudsonville Church and chairman of the…

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Edmonton Calling

As in other years, we also this year received visitors from our churches. There were brethren and sisters from: Victoria, BC; Isabel, SD; Lynden, WA; Loveland, CO; South Holland, IL; and Hudsonville, MI. It is good to visit with these brethren and sisters, and experience the real, communion of the…

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News

Mission Activities The delegation of Gerald Brummel, representing our churches’ Foreign Mission Committee, and Alan De Boer, representing the calling church, the Doon, IA PRC, arrived in the Philippines in mid-January for their annual visit with missionary pastors Rev. D. Kleyn and Rev. R. Smit and their families. This visit…

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