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From Hope in Walker, Mich.:
Confession of faith was made by Greg Engelsma, Deb Heyboer, Jack Huizinga, Carolyn Kamps, George Kamps, Terry Kooienga, Larry Meulenberg, John Van Dyke, and Joel Zandstra.
Mr. and Mrs. John Kuiper rejoice at the birth of a son.
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Hunter and two baptized children were received from the Spencer Hills Orthodox Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Tim Heemstra transferred to the Southeast Church in Grand Rapids.
Jim Rau has left for the Army Reserves and will be stationed at Ft. Polk, La., for his basic training.
On December 27 the Hope Choral Society will present their Christmas Program.
From First Church in Holland, Mich.:
Confession of faith was made by Jerry Vander Kolk and Richard Bosman.
Mr. and Mrs. John C. Haak and four baptized children were received from the South Holland Church.
From Hudsonville, Mich.:
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bergman rejoice at the birth of a daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Miedema rejoice at the birth of a daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. Ron Engelsma rejoice at the birth of a daughter.
On November 22 the Young People’s Societies sponsored an area-wide Thanksgiving Singspiration. The collection went to the young people in South Holland who are preparing the 1971 Convention.
On Dec. 13 the Hudsonville Choral Society presented a combined Christmas Concert-Singspiration in their church.
From Hull, Iowa:
The Hull Church has a new Wurlitzer organ! It was donated to the church by the Floyd Jansma family.
Confession of faith was made by Marilyn Hoekstra.
From South Holland, Illinois:
The new church secretary is Mrs. E. Medema. She is in charge of the bulletins and for announcements she can be contacted at: 16833 South Park, South Holland, Illinois 60473
Confession of faith was made by Arthur Boer.
Mr. Robert Poortenga and Miss Linda Stob were united in marriage.
On November 29 the young people sponsored a Singspiration with the proceeds going for the Convention. Speaking of financing the Convention, a group of young men from the congregation simonized cars to help raise money.
Other Church News:
There are now two young men in Jamaica attending high school to train for the ministry among the Prot. Ref. Churches there on the island. Rev. Lubbers’ work there continues to be difficult but the rewards are ones which cannot be measured in money or luxuries.
On November 29 a Thanksgiving Day Mass Meeting was held in the Holland Church for all the Grand Rapids area young people. Seminarian Slopsema presented the speech, special numbers were given and refreshments were provided.

Originally Published in:
Vol. 30 No. 8 December 1970