An American Pastor in Italy: From Santee to Milan for the Brown family

We want the gospel to be proclaimed to all nations, we pray for our missionaries, and we write out generous checks for mission endeavors. But how many of us would be willing to give up our comfortable homes and familiar communities to live and work in a foreign country among people who speak a different … Continue reading An American Pastor in Italy: From Santee to Milan for the Brown family

Church plant takes root in Romania

  In 2013, Christ United Reformed Church in Santee, CA, welcomed Mihai and Lidia Corcea, a young couple who had traveled from Romania for Mihai to study at Westminster Seminary California. During 2016, Mihai graduated on May 28, sustained his candidacy exam by Classis SWUS on July 19, and was ordained on July 24. The … Continue reading Church plant takes root in Romania

URCNA Missions Committee gathers for face to face meeting in Orlando

With members from every classis across the United States and Canada, the URCNA Missions Committee generally meets through video-conference calls or communicates via email. But it aims for two face-to-face meetings per year, and January 26-28, 2016, seemed the perfect time for committee members to gather in sunny Orlando, FL. Classis SWUS representative Rev. Michael … Continue reading URCNA Missions Committee gathers for face to face meeting in Orlando

URCNA ministers’ and missions conferences at June’s end

Mid-America Reformed Seminary was the site for back-to-back URCNA conferences in June. The Ministers’ Conference ran from June 24-26 and the Missions Conference was held from June 26-28. This was the second Ministers’ Conference. The first conference two years ago grew from an idea at Synod London. “Three years ago at Synod London a plan … Continue reading URCNA ministers’ and missions conferences at June’s end

New exhorter for Reformation Italy

On May 16, 2013, Chiesa Riformata Filadelfia church leaders examined Mark Patterson for his license to exhort. Having successfully sustained his exam, Patterson exhorted on May 19. Rev. Andrea Ferrari relates that Mark and Sonia Patterson and their 12-year-old son, Daniel, began attending Chiesa Riformata Filadelfia in Milan about a year and half ago. Both … Continue reading New exhorter for Reformation Italy

A Romanian seminarian in need

Rev. Andrea Ferrari and his church in Milan, Italy, are working with believers in Bucharest, Romania, who long to establish a Reformed church. One young Romanian couple, Mihai and Lidia Corcea, plan to move to the United States this summer so that Mihai may study at Westminster Seminary California (WSC). Mihai has been accepted to … Continue reading A Romanian seminarian in need

Overlapping URCNA pastors/missions conferences

In a creative cooperative effort, organizers for two URCNA conferences have not only scheduled them subsequently at the same location, but they’re also overlapping them by making the final session of one the first session of the other. The two conferences will take place in June on the campus of Mid-America Reformed Seminary in Dyer, … Continue reading Overlapping URCNA pastors/missions conferences

Church tour to end with return to Costa Rica

By the time Rev. Bill and Aletha Green arrived at Covenant Reformed Church in Pella, IA, on January 9, 2013, they’d visited 18 churches since October. Pella was a stop on the way to give presentations at churches in Michigan on the last leg of their furlough trip. At the beginning of February, they plan … Continue reading Church tour to end with return to Costa Rica