All Articles For News From Our Churches

Results 1081 to 1090 of 1235

Recently Rev. Marvin Kamps was installed as the new pastor of our church in Doon, Iowa. Rev. Kamps’ former charge was in Redlands, California. The Redlands congregation extended a call to Rev. Jason Kortering who has been serving the congregation at Hull, Iowa, just a few miles from Doon. Rev. Kortering has accepted the call to Redlands. Hull has made the following trio: Revs. Dale Kuiper, Mark Hoeksema, and Ronald VanOverloop. 

Continue reading

Rev. M. Kamps declined the call extended to him from Kalamazoo. The denominational Office Bearer’s Conference held in South Holland on March 4 was attended by nearly one hundred men. Discussions on the office of the diaconate were introduced by two papers—one, “Ministering to the Saints,” by Rev. Lubbers, and the other, “A Layman’s Observation of the Office of Mercy,” by Mr. Milton Alsum of our Loveland Church. The discussions were, according to Hope’s bulletin, “stimulating and instructive.”

Continue reading

A committee for conferences scheduled a denominational officebearers conference for the day before Classis in South Holland. A sizeable number, about 100, attended the all-day conference on the diaconate. Rev. G. Lubbers gave a paper on “Ministering to the Saints,” and M. Alsum, a former deacon of the Loveland church, gave a paper on “A Layman’s Observation of the Office of Mercy.” A lively discussion of the deacon and his calling followed. The papers and discussion were profitable, and the fellowship of the saints was enriching.

Continue reading

The consistory of our church in Lynden, Washington made a trio consisting of Revs. Wayne Bekkering, Dale Kuiper, and Gise VanBaren. The Lynden congregation elected to extend a call to Rev. Kuiper. Lynden’s present pastor was expected to arrive in Kalamazoo, Michigan to take up his labors in his new charge early in November. The tentative date for Rev. Woudenberg’s installation in Kalamazoo is November 11. Rev. Ronald VanOverloop has declined the call he received from Hull, Iowa. 

Continue reading

There are several items to report in the area of mission and church extension work which would indicate that there is no lack of activity in these areas within our churches. From 346 Water St., Skowhegan, Maine 04976, Rev. D. H. Kuiper reports on some of the facets of his work as missionary as follows: August 27, instead of a regular meeting of the Adult Bible Study Class, the group, in Skowhegan met together for a farewell to Mr. and Mrs. John Hilton and daughter. Mr. Hilton will take up his studies in the Seminary of our churches this fall....

Continue reading

This is the time of year when churches schedule their annual congregational meetings to elect office bearers, approve a budget for the coming year, and address various other issues put before the meeting by the consistory. First Church in Grand Rapids met in their annual meeting on November 28. In addition to the normal business before the meeting, a pastor elect was chosen. From a trio of Rev. David Engelsma, Rev. Meindert Joostens, and Rev. James Slopsema, Rev. Engelsma was extended a call to “come over and help us.” 

Continue reading

The October calendar has been filled with all kinds of special meetings—especially in the greater Grand Rapids area. In addition to the normal consistory meetings, catechism classes, societies, Sunday school, school board meetings and the like, some of the October ‘extras’ include three PTA meetings, Men’s League with Rev. Veldman speaking on “The Power of Unceasing Prayer,” Mr. & Mrs. League with Rev. Veldman again on “Patriotism—What should we teach our children?—What should be our attitude toward our Country?”, Ladies League with Rev.

Continue reading