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

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URC and CanRC hold concurrent classis meetings

Classis Central US (URCNA) and Classis Manitoba (CanRC) met in Sioux Falls, SD, on April 3 & 4, 2017, marking the first time the two federations held classis meetings concurrently. Delegates from both classes had the privilege of the floor during joint sessions, but did not vote on items of the other classis. Federational-specific matters … Continue reading URC and CanRC hold concurrent classis meetings

Short meeting for URC Classis Central US

In contrast to the September meeting of Classis Central US of the URCNA—which ran out of time to discuss the four overtures on its agenda—the March 3 & 4, 2014, meeting was the shortest in most delegates’ memory. A contributing factor was an abbreviated exam with a prompt decision. Another reason was that discussion on … Continue reading Short meeting for URC Classis Central US

Candidacy exams dominate the agenda at URCNA’s Classis Central US

Attending the September meeting of Classis Central US of the URCNA was a genuine blast from the past. It reminded many older folks of childhood Sundays, when summer services were made more comfortable with whirling wall fans. But the past was only a memory as office-bearers looked to the future by examining two men as … Continue reading Candidacy exams dominate the agenda at URCNA’s Classis Central US

URCNA Classis Central US: Church planting–good news, bad news

For Classis Central US of the URCNA, the second half of September contained church planting good news and bad news. Classis Central rejoiced as it took a step forward in church planting with the establishment of its official Church Planting Advice Committee at its meeting on September 10-11, 2012, at Oak Glen URC in Lansing, … Continue reading URCNA Classis Central US: Church planting–good news, bad news

URCNA Classis Central US: Sets up church planting advisory committee

From a cloudless sky, the sun shone on the extensive and freshly mown lawn of Covenant Reformed Church when Classis Central met in Kansas City, MO, on April 10-11, 2012. The Classis agenda was rather light and became even lighter as one overture for possible consideration was not taken up and an overture to establish … Continue reading URCNA Classis Central US: Sets up church planting advisory committee

URCNA Classis Central US ponders and prays

As with the previous meeting of Classis Central of the URCNA, its meeting on April 11-12, 2011 at Covenant Reformed Church in Pella was primarily held in executive session and was characterized by prayer. The meeting included a candidacy examination and several weighty pastoral issues. Classis concurred with the consistory of Covenant Reformed Church that … Continue reading URCNA Classis Central US ponders and prays