The Synod of the United Reformed Churches in North America today accepted the invitation of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church to work together toward the publication of a songbook to be used by both federations. In God's providence, the URCNA songbook committee has done a great deal of work on the hymn section of their proposed songbook, while the … Continue reading URCNA Synod-5: Songbook (A)
Today Synod accepted the offer of Trinity United Reformed Church to host the next Synod. I vote that it be scheduled during January. To liven up this post, I'm adding some pictures from the refreshment time last evening, sponsored by Mid-America Reformed Seminary, held after the prayer service. I love it when the chairman of … Continue reading URCNA Synod-4: California, here we come!
Synod Nyack 2012 of the URCNA convened this morning with Rev. Rich Kuiken serving as Chairman pro tem. Delegates elected Rev. Ron Scheuers as Chairman, Rev. John Bouwers was elected Vice Chair, Rev. Doug Barnes as First Clerk, and Rev. Greg Lubbers as Second Clerk. Delegates will now work in their assigned advisary committees … Continue reading URCNA Synod-2: Officers
I received word from the publisher that, Lord willing, Little One Lost: Living with Early Infant Loss will launch at the URCNA Synod Nyack 2012! Only a very limited number of copies are scheduled to arrive at the college on Thursday, where they'll be available at the Reformed Fellowship table at half-price, only $5! You … Continue reading Little One Lost – Synod launch
Stayed tuned for a continuing saga of Synod Nyack 2012!
What subject most fiercely fuels worship wars? Music! Traditional or contemporary? Book or screen? Accompaniment or a capella? Organ or guitar? Choir at the front or choir at the back? The list of possible debates is as extensive as styles of music. For years the URCNA has been working on a new songbook, which is one … Continue reading URCNA Synod 2012: Songbook
"What will be the hot topic at Synod this year?" I'm frequently asked that question, but if I've learned one thing in my years of covering major ecclesiastical assemblies it's that you just never know. Some issues are inherently controversial, while other seemingly benign matters end up devouring hours of delegates' time. Discussion often reveals … Continue reading URCNA Synod 2012: Missions
We take a break from our regularly scheduled programming over the next few weeks to focus on the URCNA Synod 2012, which will be held in Nyack, NY, from June 11-15. I hope to post regular, perhaps daily, updates. Stay tuned!