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

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

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

WSC: New President, student housing

When W. Robert Godfrey spoke to a group of Christian students at UCLA almost 25 years ago, he had no idea that college senior Joel Kim would one day take his place as President of Westminster Seminary California. Rev. Joel Kim began serving as WSC’s fourth president on August 1, 2017, following Dr. Godfrey’s retirement. … Continue reading WSC: New President, student housing

NAPARC: Missions “Thriving” and Organic Unity Discussed

  The annual NAPARC (North American Presbyterian and Reformed Council) met from November 14-16, 2017, at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, MI. This was the 43rd meeting of the Council, which now consists of 13 member federations. As usual, denominational reports followed by questions and prayers for those organizations took a great deal … Continue reading NAPARC: Missions “Thriving” and Organic Unity Discussed

Greenville Conference Celebrates Gospel Freedom

“Trumpet Call: 500 Years of Gospel Freedom” served as the theme for the spring conference of Grenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (GPTS). About 375 people (including people from Nigeria, South Africa, and Canada) attended all or part of the lectures presented at Woodruff Road Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Simpsonville, SC, from March 14-16, 2017. A chapel … Continue reading Greenville Conference Celebrates Gospel Freedom