Dutch roots; multi-ethnic fruits — A URC establishes itself in Cincinatti

A worship service, featuring a liturgy rich in responsive readings, marked the organization of Westside Reformed Church in Cincinnati, OH, on a chilly January 25, 2019 evening. The supervising consistory of Zeltenreich Reformed Church (New Holland, PA) called the service with the concurrence of Classis Eastern U.S. of the URCNA, and representatives from far-flung regions … Continue reading Dutch roots; multi-ethnic fruits — A URC establishes itself in Cincinatti

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WCRF hosts Lake Tahoe retreat

Lake Tahoe, straddling the border between California and Nevada, lies like a jewel in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Its scenic beauty formed an incredible backdrop during the West Coast Reformed Fellowship retreat for young adults from November 16-19, 2018. Over 130 participants from nine states and two provinces gathered to hear Rev. Christopher J. Gordon … Continue reading WCRF hosts Lake Tahoe retreat

PRTS completes new housing project

A new housing project on the campus of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (PRTS) was completed at the end of December 2018. Fifteen of the sixteen apartments are occupied by students and families, while the remaining unit was left unfinished for use as a food pantry. Apartment size is approximately 950-1000 square feet. In addition to … Continue reading PRTS completes new housing project

Student housing complex completed at WSC

Westminster Seminary California has completed a student housing project called Westminster Village. As of September 2018, 60 of the 64 apartments were occupied by families, couples, or single students. The Seminary anticipated the remaining apartments would fill with the arrival of new students in the spring of 2019. Among those living in the new apartments … Continue reading Student housing complex completed at WSC

URC’s Michael Brown in Milan, Italy

After more than four months of waiting for the Italian government to grant a religious visa, things suddenly fell into place with a whirlwind of activity for Rev. Michael Brown and his family. Rev. Brown was installed to his position as missionary on November 18, 2018. He, his wife Janie, and their youngest son Iain … Continue reading URC’s Michael Brown in Milan, Italy

Calvary Chapel in Oregon transitions to the Reformed faith

A former Calvary Chapel church has called a Reformed minister and hopes to move toward affiliation with the URCNA. Cornerstone Community Church will install Dr. Quentin Falkena (currently of First URC in Chino, CA) as its Teaching Pastor at the Sunday morning service on September 16, 2018. Rev. Danny Hyde (Oceanside URC, CA), who has … Continue reading Calvary Chapel in Oregon transitions to the Reformed faith

Concurrent meetings of URCNA Classis and OPC Presbytery prefigure major assemblies

From March 15-17, 2018, the URCNA’s Classis Central US and the OPC’s Presbytery of the Midwest held meetings at Community Reformed Church (URCNA) in Schererville, IN, that prefigured the federations’ concurrent major assemblies in a few months. Classis Central convened at 4:00 PM on Thursday, March 15, and concluded at 6:00 PM on Friday. The … Continue reading Concurrent meetings of URCNA Classis and OPC Presbytery prefigure major assemblies

Costa Rica Ministry Center opens

Seventeen years after construction began, Costa Rica Ministry Center is finally being fully utilized. The facility houses three ministries: the CECRE (Centro Educativo Cristiano Reformado) Christian High School, the CLIR (Confraternidad Latinoamericana de Iglesias Reformadas) printing operation, and the Pacto de Gracia congregation. The church has held worship services in a finished room on the … Continue reading Costa Rica Ministry Center opens

Rebuilding Faith

On February 11, 2018, Faith United Reformed Church in West Olive, MI, enjoyed its first worship services in a new sanctuary, part of a recently-completed project to replace a significant portion of the building destroyed by fire on May 13, 2016. “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad … Continue reading Rebuilding Faith