New Minister for Kalamazoo’s Immanuel Reformed

An independent congregation in Kalamazoo, MI, hoped to welcome Rev. Bill Boekestein as its new pastor in May of 2015. Immanuel Reformed has been vacant for about four years, since Rev. John Byl left in the spring of 2011. Rev. Boekestein, a 2007 graduate of Puritan Theological Seminary, has been serving Covenant Reformed Church in … Continue reading New Minister for Kalamazoo’s Immanuel Reformed


Milan annual conference on family

A Reformed congregation in Milan, Italy (Chiesa Evangelica Riformata ‘Filadelfia’ [CERF]), hosted a conference on April 25-26, 2014. Speaker Rev. William Boekestein (Covenant URC in Carbondale, PA) addressed six subjects related to marriage and family, based primarily on Colossians 3:17-21.In his introduction on Friday, Rev. Boekestein discussed family dynamics. “Without question, relationships can be difficult,” … Continue reading Milan annual conference on family

Carbondale URC’s Open Closet clothing ministry

  Twice a year Covenant Reformed Church in Carbondale, PA, opens its doors to help meet physical as well as spiritual needs in a free clothing ministry called Open Closet. “This free clothing ministry allows us to build bridges between the church and the community,” explains organizer Maryann Wilcox. “The Open Closet is a ministry … Continue reading Carbondale URC’s Open Closet clothing ministry

Glorying in God’s Grace – book review

The Glory of Grace: The Story of the Canons of Dort by William Boekestein; illustrated by Evan Hughes © 2012 by William Boekestein, Reformation Heritage Books: Grand Rapids, MI, 30 pp.       Readers of the third volume in the Boekestein/Hughes trilogy of children’s books will find themselves glorying in God’s grace. The collaborative … Continue reading Glorying in God’s Grace – book review

West Sayville celebrates Reformation family-style

Reformed Christians excel at scheduling Reformation conferences for adults, but—honestly—they’re a bit weak on family celebrations. Their biblical perspective on God’s covenantal dealings with His people ought to place Reformed Christians on the forefront of family centered celebrations. West Sayville Reformed Bible Church on New York’s Long Island is making an effort. For the last … Continue reading West Sayville celebrates Reformation family-style