News From, For, and About Our Churches

Concerning Alice, the bulletin of First Church reports: “Miss A. Reitsma is looking forward to the time of her deliverance to be with the Lord.”

We have been informed that two of our ministers have accepted calls. Rev. G. Lanting will be the new pastor of our Holland congregation and Rev. John Heys of our South Holland congregation. May the Lord’s blessing rest upon these decisions.

Hope School’s ninth grade sponsored a Rummage Saale on October 28th, and Adams St. School’s Mothers’ Club held a Rummage Sale on November 10th and 11th. The mothers’ Club also sponsored a “Koffee Kletz” on October 8th. A pancake supper sponsored by the Athletic Association was held on November 7th. These are activities in which most of us are able to take part, and a small amount of effort on our part can give our schools a nice lift!

The bulletin of Fist Church announces the marriage of William Oomkes and Ardith De Vries on October 22nd. Oak Lawn announces the marriage of Martin De Vries and Emma Rutgers on October 30th. We wish both couples God’s blessing on the new life which lies ahead of them

A Fish Supper is scheduled for December 11th at Adams St. School. This is a project of the “senior” (ninth grade) class.

From Loveland we hear that a Singspiration was held on October 18th after the evening service, sponsored b their Young People’s Society. The program included special numbers by the young people, Psalter numbers, and a few German Psalms. We wonder if Rev. and Mrs. Kuiper sang along in Dutch (?).

The Hope Male Octet is planning a sacred concert at Hope Church on November 22nd. The collection will be donated to the Protestant Reformed Christian High School movement.

While Rev. A. Mulder filled classical appointments, the Kalamazoo pulpit was occupied by Prof. H. C. Hoeksema, Student J. Kortering, and Rev. C. Hanko. These “available” ministers have certainly been keeping busy during the past weeks.

Hope Church has received membership papers of two of our young people: Roger Harbin from Holland and Delaine Huber from Loveland. Audrey Klaver transferred from First Church to Oak Lawn. Kalamazoo Church accepted the papers of Mrs. John Triezenbegr, Jr. from the Christian Reformed Church.

Rev. G. Lubbers has received the call from our Edgerton congregation.

We have just received word that Rev. B. Woudenberg will spend the first three weeks of December in South Dakota preaching for the congregations of Forbes and Isabel. Mrs. Woudenberg will accompany him.

Originally Published in:

Vol. 19 No. 8 December 1959