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Report on Synod 1995

INTRODUCTORY COMMENTS The 1995 Synod of the Christian Reformed Church, meeting from June 13 to June 21 in Grand Rapids at Calvin College, marks a definite watershed in the official direction of the CRC. The procedures used in arriving at certain decisions and the policies adopted will have, in the opinion of this writer, a profound […]

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Aaron’s Oil and Mountain Dew

A Report of Classis Midwest of the United Reformed Churches in North America Psalm 133—Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, running down on the edge of his garments. […]

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The third synod of the United Reformed Churches in North America (URC) convened on Tuesday, June 15, 1999, at the Cornerstone United Reformed Church in Hudsonville, Michigan. One hundred twenty six delegates from 69 churches (all but two) were present as well as fraternal observers and many visitors. After opening devotions, a roll call and […]

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Report of NAPARC 1999

The fall scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwestern North Carolina with its resident stock of gray squirrels, provided the picturesque background for the 25th annual session of the North America Presbyterian and Reformed Council (NAPARC). Bonclarken, the beautiful conference grounds of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Flat Rock, NC, hosted representatives from […]

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URC and CanRC Church Order Committee Report

August 05–07, 2003 Ebenezer Canadian Reformed Church at Burlington, ON Present were: Dr. Nelson Kloosterman, Rev. William Pols, Rev. Ronald Scheuers, Rev. Raymond Sikkema and Mr. Harry Van Gurp, representing the United Reformed Churches in North America (URCNA), and Dr. Gijsbert Nederveen, Mr. Gerard J. Nordeman, Rev. John VanWoudenberg and Dr. Art Witten of the […]

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Classis Southwest U.S. Report March 23–24, 2004

Classis Southwest U.S. was held in beautiful Loveland, Colorado, as it conducted its 12th regular session on March 23–24, 2004, at the Calvary United Reformed Church. Tuesday afternoon was taken up with two matters. The first was the election of classical functionaries. Rev. Danny Hyde, from the Oceanside United Reformed Church of Oceanside, California, was […]

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URCNA Classis Reports

Report on Classis Central US On June 1 and 2, 2004 the 14th meeting of Classis Central US was held at Lynwood URC, Lynwood, Ill. The meeting was chaired by Rev. Jason Tuinstra of Community URC, Schererville, Indiana. The vice-chairman was Rev. Peter Kloosterman of Grace URC, Waupun, Wisconsin. Classis was called to order at […]

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Reports on the URCNA

Report on the Synodical Decisions The mountains that were waiting for the delegates to the 5th Synod of the United Reformed Churches in North America meeting in Calgary, Alberta Canada were of two kinds. The one kind, called the Rocky Mountains, were visible to all and rose majestically in the distance just west of the […]

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Report on the URCNA (Part 2)

The Overtures It seems best to continue by dealing with the overtures in the order in which they appeared in the agenda. Overtures 1 and 2 were brought with the intention of changing the church order in very specific ways. Overture #1, coming from classis Western Canada, asked to add two words to the text […]

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United Reformed Churches Classis Southwest U.S. Report

For the first time in its existence, Classis Southwest U.S. was hosted in the city of Oceanside, California, as the Oceanside URC had the privilege and joy of hosting the sixteen organized churches for Classis’ 13th meeting from September 14–15, 2004. The meeting was chaired by the very able Rev. Russell St. John of the […]

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