OPC church plant in Wisconsin: unique outreach efforts

Next time you vacation in the Wisconsin Dells, plan to drive less than 20 miles southwest to Reedsburg and worship with the saints at Grace Reformed Church. You’ll find sound preaching and warm fellowship in a congregation that reaches out in unusual ways. The church began as a mission work of the Presbytery of the … Continue reading OPC church plant in Wisconsin: unique outreach efforts


Church plant takes root in Romania

  In 2013, Christ United Reformed Church in Santee, CA, welcomed Mihai and Lidia Corcea, a young couple who had traveled from Romania for Mihai to study at Westminster Seminary California. During 2016, Mihai graduated on May 28, sustained his candidacy exam by Classis SWUS on July 19, and was ordained on July 24. The … Continue reading Church plant takes root in Romania

Transformation: From prison to pulpit

  It’s a long journey from a prison cell to a church pulpit, but Lowell Ivey has traveled it by God’s grace. On May 27, 2016, the former prisoner was ordained and installed as the organizing pastor for Reformation Presbyterian Church in Virginia Beach, VA. “My testimony is the Lord’s testimony as he’s worked by … Continue reading Transformation: From prison to pulpit

Reaching out in Jersey City

  What do you know about Jersey City? It’s the second most heavily-populated city in New Jersey with an ethnic diversity befitting it as the home of Ellis Island. It’s also the location of a young URCNA church plant, Grace Reformed Church. When the work began meeting for worship on September 1, 2013, a core … Continue reading Reaching out in Jersey City

Aloha to Grace Church of Kauai

Many URCNA members grieved to hear about the closing of the Grace Church of Kauai, in Hawaii, on Easter Sunday in 2016. The consistory of Grace United Reformed Church in Torrance, CA, had supervised the church plant for more than eight years. Rev. Derrick Vander Meulen explains that his family moved to Kauai and he … Continue reading Aloha to Grace Church of Kauai

New church planter for RCUS work in Omaha

Rev. Randall Klynsma has accepted a call as associate pastor for St. John’s Reformed Church (RCUS) of Lincoln, NE, tasked with planting a church in the Omaha metropolitan area. Rev. Klynsma took up his new responsibilities on February 1, 2016. The mission work, now known as Omaha Reformed Church, has been holding worship services since … Continue reading New church planter for RCUS work in Omaha

Waterdown’s Living Hope URC: Building a church from the outside in

Over 80 people attended the first service of Living Hope United Reformed Church in Waterdown, ON, on September 14, 2014. The new venture is a daughter church under the authority of Living Water Reformed Church (URCNA) in Brantford, ON. Living Water’s minister, Rev. Greg Bylsma, preached at the first service from Matthew 11:28-30 on “The … Continue reading Waterdown’s Living Hope URC: Building a church from the outside in

OPC efforts in Wisconsin

Former URCNA pastor installed in OPC in Wisconsin Hammond, WI, is an hour and half directly north of Rochester, MN, and about 30 minutes east of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. It’s also the home of Covenant Presbyterian Church, an Orthodox Presbyterian Church congregation consisting of Reformed believers from a variety of ecclesiastical backgrounds. Rev. … Continue reading OPC efforts in Wisconsin