An open door in Uganda

  People often say that God doesn’t close a door without opening another, and we frequently see it happen. More rarely the newly-opened door requires stepping over the threshold into a different country. But that huge step of faith for the David and Rashel Robbins family is actually the fulfillment of their lifelong dreams. Even … Continue reading An open door in Uganda

New lease for life of San Antonio OPC

San Antonio Reformed Church, a mission work of the OPC, hoped to begin meeting in a new facility on March 15, 2015. The group recently signed a three-year lease for a storefront near the easily-accessible intersection of Interstate 410 (locally known as Loop 410) and Broadway. “We are very excited about the move,” Pastor Andrew … Continue reading New lease for life of San Antonio OPC

Cincinnati’s Reformed in America Conference: joint OPC-URC effort

The Good Shepherd OPC and Westside Reformed Church, a URCNA church plant, co-sponsored the “Reformed in America” conference in Cincinnati, OH, on February 6 & 7, 2015. The conference concept grew along with the friendship between the pastors of the two congregations. About the same time Rev. Zac Wyse began planting Westside Reformed Church, Rev. … Continue reading Cincinnati’s Reformed in America Conference: joint OPC-URC effort

Conference on the Heart in Pella

The annual fall conference at Covenant Reformed Church in Pella, IA (November, 2014), explored the crucial question, “Where’s Your Heart?” Speaker A. Craig Troxel, pastor of Bethel Presbyterian Church (OPC) in Wheaton, IL, and Adjunct Professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA, shared wisdom from his upcoming book on the subject. … Continue reading Conference on the Heart in Pella

URCNA classis and OPC presbytery connect by sharing facilities

URCNA’s Classis Eastern US and the OPC’s Presbytery of New Jersey held concurrent meetings on October 14 & 15, 2014, at Preakness Valley URC in Wayne, NJ. According to Classis Eastern US Stated Clerk, Rev. Drew Eenigenburg, the effort culminated “three years of invitations and preparation by our fraternal relations committees.” The cooperative effort began with the … Continue reading URCNA classis and OPC presbytery connect by sharing facilities

Tuiningas in Uganda: Surprised by joy

Reading about third-world challenges the Eric & Dianna Tuininga family face as missionaries in Uganda put one’s first-world problems into perspective. Three days without water would be a crisis in any North American town, but the Tuiningas recently went without city water for three weeks. They once had no power for two weeks. Water and … Continue reading Tuiningas in Uganda: Surprised by joy

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

Hillsdale OPC dedicates former depot

Instead of sheltering passengers waiting for trains, a former railroad depot now harbors people hearing God’s Word. Rev. Everett Henes, pastor of Hillsdale OPC in Hillsdale, MI, relates how the church utilizes this newly-purchased unique structure, which consists of the original brick building and a newer steel addition. “I believe the train depot portion of … Continue reading Hillsdale OPC dedicates former depot

Songbook Committees complete provisional Psalm proposal

During a March 5-6 meeting at Faith URC in West Olive, MI, the URCNA and OPC songbook committees were able to complete a provisional Psalm Proposal. The Proposal includes at least one full metrical version of all 150 psalms with the exception of Psalm 119, which appears in 22 separate selections corresponding to each section … Continue reading Songbook Committees complete provisional Psalm proposal

GI Williamson: Reflecting on 60 years of ministry

Many men may be honored for 60 years in ministry, but few would equal the extensive influence of Rev. G. I. Williamson. Rev. Williamson has spread the gospel in global contexts, preaching and teaching in the United States, New Zealand, and other countries. His written works have been translated into multiple languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, … Continue reading GI Williamson: Reflecting on 60 years of ministry