URC of Sunnyside: Trusting God for the extraordinary in the ordinary

How does a small church reach out to its neighbors when many of them don’t speak English? That’s a challenge for the United Reformed Church in Sunnyside, WA, where 85% of the population is Latino. “Outreach is very difficult in a town like Sunnyside due to ethnic and cultural demographics,” Rev. Jordan Huff says. “Please … Continue reading URC of Sunnyside: Trusting God for the extraordinary in the ordinary

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

Second man called to teach full-time at Divine Hope Reformed Bible Seminary

  When Classis Central US of the URCNA convened on September 15, 2014, the primary item on the agenda was the colloquium doctum of Rev. Ken Anema, who served Messiah’s Independent Reformed Church in Holland, MI, for almost 21 years and recently began teaching inmates through Divine Hope Reformed Bible Seminary. A requirement for that … Continue reading Second man called to teach full-time at Divine Hope Reformed Bible Seminary

Waterdown’s Living Hope URC: Building a church from the outside in

Over 80 people attended the first service of Living Hope United Reformed Church in Waterdown, ON, on September 14, 2014. The new venture is a daughter church under the authority of Living Water Reformed Church (URCNA) in Brantford, ON. Living Water’s minister, Rev. Greg Bylsma, preached at the first service from Matthew 11:28-30 on “The … Continue reading Waterdown’s Living Hope URC: Building a church from the outside in

Trinity Reformed of Cape Coral: Florida URC’s ebb and flow

Nestled among the popular beaches and tourist attractions of southern Florida, sits one of the most isolated churches in the URCNA. Trinity Reformed Church in Cape Coral is almost 900 miles and over 13 hours from its nearest URC neighbor (Covenant URC in Pantego, NC). Located near many vacation destinations, it receives numerous visitors but … Continue reading Trinity Reformed of Cape Coral: Florida URC’s ebb and flow