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News From, For, and About Our Churches

After several months of a severe news shortage, your news editor once again discovers that even though some of our churches are seldom heard from, they are, nevertheless, still making these worthwhile noises we call “news”! Thank you. From Hudsonville, Michigan: The young people here celebrated their annual Christmas party by making fruit baskets for […]

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News From, For, and About Our Churches

Already we are several weeks into this New Year, 1971. The challenges and tasks ahead are many but we are thankful for life and youth to avail ourselves of these opportunities in service and worship t our God. The following prayer is appropriate for us all as we go together into this year. “Teach us, […]

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News From, For, and About Our Churches

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 […]

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News From, For, and About Our Churches

From Hope in Walker: Mr. and Mrs. Myron Moody rejoice at the birth of a daughter and Mrs. And Mrs. Marv Kamps rejoice at the birth of a son. Rick Huizinga’s new address is: P.F.C. Richard Huizinga 380-54-2614, H.H.S. 426, S. & S. Bn., 101 1st A.B.N. Div., A.P.O. San Francisco, California 96383 From Hull, […]

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News From, For, and About Our Churches

There does not seem to be an overabundance of news this month. Maybe everyone is too busy adjusting to school life again or else recovering from a busy, busy summer. Hopefully, next month will be better – with your help! From South Holland, Illinois: Confession of faith was made by Beverly DeYong, Linda Vroegh, Phil […]

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News From, For, and About Our Churches

Our Young People August – the month of the Prot. Ref. Young People’s Convention! For those who attended, this was perhaps one of the most significant aspects of summer, 1970. For five days, August 19 – 24, the young people from almost every church came together in Hudsonville, We not only had many good times […]

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News From, For, and About Our Churches

Our Young People On Friday, the twelfth of June, a Clue Hunt was held in Hudsonville for all the area young people. Many of us never knew there even existed such towns as Burnips, Borculo, and Beaverdam but we sure had fun finding them that night! The Hudsonville young people, with the help o9s some […]

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Convention Preview

“For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding.” With many misgivings and doubts did we, the Hudsonville Young People’s Societies, undertake the planning of the 1970 Convention. How were we to make this a truly significant […]

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News From, For, and About Our Churches

Our Young People An Easter Mass Meeting was held in First Church in Grand Rapids for all the area young people on Easter Day at 2:00 p.m. There were many special numbers provided and Rev. Veldman gave a short speech. Christ is risen!! On April 10 and 11 a Spring Retreat was held at Campy […]

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News From, For, and About Our Churches

Miscellaneous The past weeks can be noted for the many programs sponsored within our churches and schools. On March 8 the Federation Board sponsored a combined choir program in the First Church in Grand Rapids. The choirs of Hudsonville, Hope, and Covenant Chr. High participated to make an enjoyable evening. Then on March 20 the […]

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News From, For, and About Our Churches

Miscellaneous On January 29 at the Adams St. School in Grand Rapids, Dr. W. Meester spoke to “all concerned parents and friends” on “The Christian Approach to Drug Abuse.” He alerted his audience of the danger signals and effects of drug abuse. The speech was informative as well as timely. The Junior Mr. and Mrs. […]

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News From, For and About Our Churches

Miscellaneous Mr. and Mrs. John Holleman from South Holland celebrated their forty-fifth wedding anniversary with an open house on November 21 in the church. The Grand Rapids area churches have recently been honored to hear all of our seminarians preach their first sermons. Their hard work certainly is evidenced in these first visits to the […]

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News from, for and about our churches

Dear Readers, It is a month of good news! We have entered a new year and are standing on the threshold of a new decade. We have challenges to meet, tasks to do, sorrows to confront and questions to answer. We have a lot of work to do it looks like and sometimes that big, […]

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News from, for and about our churches

Miscellaneous On October 16, the young people of our South Holland church gathered at Geneo’s Steak House for a dinner and evening together. Rev. Heys gave a lecture on Nov. 13 based on the topic “The Measured Steps of the Coming Anti-Christ.” Proceeds went for the Jamaican missions. In raising funds for the upcoming convention, […]

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News from, for and about our churches

Miscellaneous A singspiration was held Friday, October 10 at our Loveland church. Refreshments were served after the program. Rev. Lubbers from our Southwest church has left us to preach the gospel in Jamaica for 3-5 months. A Family Nite was held on October 17 at Adams School. Supper was served and there were many activities […]

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News from, for and about our churches

Dear Readers, One-half year ago you began sending your news to a new address, that of Judy Henson. Beginning with this issue, however, you are requested once more to send it to: 5301 Barry St Hudsonville, Mich. 49426 Judy has resigned as your News Editor and as her sister, I feel privileged to take her […]

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October

A soft breeze gently played with the dead leaves. Far away, in the darkness of night, a dog howled sadly, the rustling leaves answering him with a sad call of death. Under this dark, murky sky and within this realm of death, were people, you and I. Where were we that night as nature was […]

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My Most Unforgettable Teacher

The early morning smelled of mud puddles and budding trees. Intoxicated by warm sunshine washing wet sidewalks and breathing over wet sand, groups of school children laughed and shouted as they boisterously played “Hannibal Crossing the Alps,” on the banks of a gurgling creek. A few girls skipped and panted as they raced with jump […]

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