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2017 PR Young People's Convention Week, August 7-11! Attend the Pre-Convention Singspiration August 6!

Theme bannerThis coming week, August 7-11, 2017, is the annual PRC Young People's Convention, hosted by First PRC of Holland, MI, and held at Michindoh Conference Center in Hillsdale, MI.

Let's be in prayer for the 460-plus conventioneers and the 60 chaperones this week. May God keep them safe and grant them a blessed time of fellowship and spiritual growth through all the activities, speeches, devotions, and discussions.

The pre-Convention Singspiration will be held at Fair Haven Church (corner of 28th Ave. and Baldwin St. in Jenison, MI) on Sunday evening, August 6, at 8:15 pm. Please note that there will be no printed song sheets. Fair Haven will project the lyrics, but you are welcome to bring your own Psalter if you would like.

Attention PRYP Conventioneers: Registration is Monday morning, August 7, at Heritage Christian School. Incoming sophomores and juniors can come from 6:45 to 7:15. Incoming seniors and post high from 7:00 to 7:30. The buses will begin departing at 7:30. See you there!

Camp Michindoh

Location: Michindoh Conference Center

UPDATE: If you wish to see some videos from the YP's Convention, visit this Nick Kleyn YouTube channel.

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2017 PR Young People's Convention News (1) - Chaperone Registration

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Theme: Holding Forth the Word of Life (Philippians 2:15-16)

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Dates: August 7-11, 2017

Camp Michindoh

Location: Michindoh Conference Center

Chaperone Registration for the 2017 Young People's Convention hosted by First PRC of Holland began Monday, January 2, 2017.

The convention is planned for August 7-11 at Michindoh Conference Center in Hillsdale, Michigan. To register, go to our website www.prcconvention.com  and follow the instructions under the Chaperone Tab. If you have any questions, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Beacon Lights Celebrates 75 Years!

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Beacon Lights magazine is celebrating its 75th year of publication! We are celebrating all year long with fascinating articles regarding our history, republishing the best articles picked by the staff and so much more!

We are also offering a special discounted rate for new subscribers. $7.50 for a 1 year subscription. That's 12 issues for half off! Don't delay, you won't want to miss a single issue!

Visit beaconlights.org and use promo code beacon75 or call/email Matt Rutgers at  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and mention the promo code.

 

Below is the special issue for January 2016, marking the first issue of the "BL" as it appeared in 1941.

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Beacon Lights Magazine 2 for 1 Special

Are you familiar with the Beacon Lights, the PR Young People's magazine, which is designed for their reading and spiritual growth but is also great reading for all Reformed families?! Would you like to know what type of articles you will find in the "BL"? Check out the cover to the January 2015 issue below!

Are you perhaps already a subscriber? Or have you thought about becoming one? Have you also considered giving a gift subscription?

Well, now is a great time to become a subscriber and to give a gift because the "BL" is running a special! This is what they are advertising:

Beacon Lights: We are having a buy 1 - gift 1 sale! When you purchase a subscription for yourself or as a gift, you can gift a subscription to anyone you would like absolutely free. This is a great way to spread uplifting and edifying material to those who need it. Call Matt Rutgers, 616-209-2824, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Special Notices for the Upcoming 2014 PRYP's Convention

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PRYPs2014logoThe 2014 Young people’s convention hosted by Hope PRC of Redlands, CA and scheduled for the week of August 4-9 is rapidly approaching. Hope PRC has some special announcements related to this event and we publish them here to help get the word out. Look for more of these notices in the days ahead.

Here is one related to a change of venue for her worship services on Sunday, August 3.

Due to the large number of people who will be worshiping with us the Sunday before the convention, the August 3 services for Hope PRC Redlands will be held at the Campus on the Hill SDA church in Loma Linda.  The church is located at 11057 Hill Dr, Loma Linda, CA 92354.  Worship services will take place at their regularly scheduled times of 10 AM and 6 PM.  For more information, visit our web site at www.hopeprc.org

As an additional note, no smoking is allowed anywhere on the premises.

Don't forget to attend the special pre-Convention Singspiration here in Michigan at Fair Haven Ministries in Jenison (28th Ave & Baldwin), Sunday night, August 3, at 8:15 p.m. Join the young people in praising God through singing and send them off to their Convention in California with prayers for blessing!

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Do You Receive and Read the "Beacon Lights"?

BL-header-lighthouseThe Beacon Lights is a magazine for PR young people and their parents, as well as for all - young or old in their faith - who desire to grow in grace and in the knowledge of their Savior Jesus Christ (2 Pet. 3:18). The purpose of this news item is to promote the "BL" among our own members and our friends, so that you may become a subscriber or if you are a subscriber to make sure that you are reading this fine Reformed publication.

Each month is loaded with interesting and edfying articles geared to the young people and their special needs as Reformed Christians. A glance at this month's cover demonstrates this (see the image of the cover here).

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The "BL" has an attractive, newly redsigned website, which contains information on the magazine and archives of the past issues. From the "About" page you will find this:

Psalm 144:12;   "That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace."

In January 1941, the first issue of Beacon Lights was published. The periodical, then under the editorship of Rev. Cornelius Hanko, was produced by a mandate of the publication committee of the Protestant Reformed Young People's Federation. The magazine was distributed as a means towards achieving the goal of the Federation which, presented by Rev. Hanko in the first issue of Beacon Lights, is as follows: 

  1. To unite all Protestant Reformed Young People’s Societies so that they may work in close unity and secure a sense of solidarity.
  2. To seek the mutual edification of the members of this Federation and to strive for the development of talents as becomes Christian young people. 
  3. To strive to maintain our specific Protestant Reformed character with a united front. 
  4. To promote the welfare of the Protestant Reformed Churches, in which we have a name and a place. 

Still today the staff of Beacon Lights strives towards this goal, as well as edifying those in other denominations. Beacon Lights is written for the young people by young people as well as by adults. This magazine is also written for the parents of young people, so they may be made aware of what their children are facing in this world. The world will only get darker as it nears the end. Sin is rampant. Temptations attack from all sides. We pray that Beacon Lights may serve as a light shining in the darkness of this world to guide young people in their Christian lives.

BL Poster - Hope Page 1The "BL" staff has recently produced and mailed out some beautiful posters with a powerful message to promote this cause of the Reformed faith among our young people. We include one here. If your church does not receive hers, contact the "BL" through their website.

And if you would like to subscribe, visit this page. Do you receive and read the Beacon Lights?

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2014 PR YP's Convention - Registration Now Open!

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PRYPs2014logoThe 2014 Young people’s convention hosted by Hope PRC of Redlands, CA is under a year away.  Start making plans to chaperone next year’s convention in Idylwilde, CA on August 4th to 9th

Update: All those interested in chaperoning the 2014 Young Peoples Convention held in Idyllwild, CA from August 4-9, 2014 may now complete an application found at www.prcconvention.com. Registration for applicants will be closed on March 15. We are especially in need of medical personnel, those certified in CPR, or EMT’s. Please contact the Chaperone Committee with any questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Beth Potjer (909)-335-9544 or Sara Huisken (909)-831-0030.

Registration for the 2014 Convention in California is now open. Registration can be done online at http://www.prcconvention.com/registration.htm.  Note that due to space limitations, registration will be capped at 450 conventioneers.  Also, please see the convention web site as well for information on travel, things to bring and other convention information."

 

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Beacon Lights Volunteers Needed!

BeaconLightsBeacon Lights is looking once again for volunteers to help with our archive project. This includes retyping old issues of Beacon Lights. All you need is a computer to help us! Please contact Alex Thompson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it."  or 616.308.0116 for more details. Help keep the beacon shining brightly!

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