Independent Reformed church seeks URCNA affiliation

  After more than forty years as an independent congregation, Immanuel Fellowship Church in Kalamazoo, MI, hopes to affiliate with the United Reformed Churches in North America. At a meeting on March 2, 2016, Immanuel’s congregation voted unanimously in favor of affiliation. The consistory of Covenant URC in Kalamazoo brought an Article 32 recommendation regarding … Continue reading Independent Reformed church seeks URCNA affiliation

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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

Rev. Edward J. Knott’s journey and leadership

Members of the United Reformed Churches owe Rev. Edward J. Knott a debt far greater than most realize. He provided biblical servant leadership at crucial points in the federation’s history, but this humble hero would be the first to downplay his role and redirect all glory to God. Few ministers have accomplished more during their … Continue reading Rev. Edward J. Knott’s journey and leadership

Double celebrations in Kalamazoo URC

Covenant United Reformed Church in Kalamazoo celebrated the arrival of its new pastor with a dinner and program on Friday, February 15, and an installation service during morning worship on Sunday, February 17, 2013. As the church welcomed Rev. Jeremy Veldman as its new pastor, it also bid farewell to Rev. James Admiraal, who has … Continue reading Double celebrations in Kalamazoo URC