Smooth Sailing for RCUS Synod in California

  No controversial issues came up during the 270th Synod of the Reformed Church in the United States, when it met from May 16-19, 2016, at Grace Reformed Church in Bakersfield, CA. “I would have to say that this year’s Synod was unique in that there were no major decisions or position papers to approve,” … Continue reading Smooth Sailing for RCUS Synod in California

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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

New Associate Pastor for Redeemer RCUS

  On November 1, 2015, Redeemer Reformed Church (RCUS) in Golden Valley, MN, ordained and installed Tim Marinelli as an associate pastor. Pastors and elders from all three Minnesota RCUS congregations, a St. Paul OPC, and other officebearers—including Rev. Marinelli’s father-in-law—participated in the laying on of hands. As Rev. Marinelli takes up his ministerial mantle, … Continue reading New Associate Pastor for Redeemer RCUS

Scenic setting for RCUS Synod

Natural beauty and patriotism meet at Mt.Rushmore, near Rapid City, SD, where carvings of four presidents overlook pine-clad mountains. That scenic area was the setting for the 266th Synod of the Reformed Church in the United States (RCUS), hosted by Grace Reformed Church from May 21-24, 2012. Rev. James Sawtelle was elected President, Rev. Frank … Continue reading Scenic setting for RCUS Synod

“Peaceful, lighthearted” mood characterizes 265th RCUS Synod

Some people pronounce “RCUS” as “ruckus,” which means a noisy commotion, but nothing could be further from the truth when delegates of the Reformed Church in the United States meet at their annual Synod. The 265th Synod of the Reformed Churches in the United States met in Mitchell, SD, from May 16-19, 2011. As usual, … Continue reading “Peaceful, lighthearted” mood characterizes 265th RCUS Synod