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In our previous article, written to bring the reader up to date on our work as Contact Committee (CC), we focused on our contacts with churches with whom we stand in formal ecclesiastical relationships, sister churches or in a corresponding relationship. In this article we report on contacts we have with churches and groups with whom we have no formal re­lationship as yet, some of recent vintage, a couple of others of longer duration, but groups of believers that have reached out to us either to explore the possibility of establishing formal relations someday or for assistance in development in...

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As we stand near the beginning of a new year, the year of our Lord 2020, it is appropriate to consider the church universal, and, along with that, our denomination’s contact with small but greatly varied manifestations of it. Be they ever so small, they are ever so important. An important element of our prayers during this coming year (as it ought to have been in past years) should be for the church universal, of which the PRCA are only a small part. I still remember visiting an old saint in her mid-90s in a rest home in Artesia, California,...

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If you are privileged to attend the upcoming Synod of Dordt conference at Trinity PRC this April, you may notice a similarity between the actual Synod of Dordt and this 400th anniversary conference on the Synod of Dordt: Both are gatherings of many Dutch people, yet with an international character! Out of the over 100 delegates to the Synod of Dordt, 27 foreign delegates (including the two replacements) were seated and given full voting rights in the matters regarding the Remonstrants. There would have been more even than that, except the French King Louis XIII did not allow the French...

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The Contact Committee of our Protestant Reformed Churches in America, in behalf of our Synod, brings to your attention the financial need of the Protestant Reformed Church of Wellington, New Zealand.  The readership of this publication is undoubtedly aware that a very small, struggling, and independent church at Wellington, New Zealand has asked for and has been granted sister church relationship with us. 

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When sister church relations were established with the Protestant Reformed Church of Wellington, New Zealand, that small congregation asked permission to call one of our ministers. As most of our readers know, this permission was granted by Synod and subsequently Rev. Rodney Miersma was called and accepted that call. In order to provide for their minister, financial help from our churches was asked. An appeal was made to our people for such help, and the money was abundantly provided. This money, now collected, was to be sent to New Zealand over a five-year period of time. Last Autumn a check...

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