Missions of the Protestant Reformed Churches in America

Sister and Other Church Relationships

In harmony with the principles of holy Scripture and our Three Forms of Unity, the PRC through its Committee for Contact with Other Churches maintain full sister church relationships with two foreign churches and a corresponding relationship with one other foreign denomination.

Covenant PRC Ballymena, Northern Ireland

Covenant PRC Ballymena, Northern Ireland (76)

Website

83 Clarence Street,

Ballymena BT42 3NR, Northern Ireland

Services: 11:00 A.M. & 6:00 P.M.

RevAStewart

Pastor: Rev. Angus Stewart

7 Lislunnan Rd.

Kells, Ballymena, Co. Antrim

Northern Ireland BT42 3NR

Phone: (from U.S.A.) 011 (44) 28 25 891 851

pastor@cprc.co.uk

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Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church of Singapore (86)

CERCS 30thanniv 2017 group

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11, Jalan Mesin #04-00

Standard Industrial Building

Singapore 368813

Worship Services: 9:30 A.M. & 2:00 P.M. 

AndrewLanning

Pastor: Rev.Andrew Lanning

148 Bishan Street 11 #06-113 

Singapore  570148

lanning.andy@gmail.com

pastor@cerc.org.sg

Blog: "Stories from Singapore"

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Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Australia (EPC) (2)

For information on this small Presbyterian denomination in Australia with whom the PRCA have a "corresponding relationship", visit their website.

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British Reformed Fellowship Conference This Week

Gartmore House ScotlandThe British Reformed Fellowship has its conference in Scotland this week (Saturday to Saturday, July 26 - August 2).  Prof David Engelsma and Prof. Herman Hanko (both emeritus professsors of the PRC Seminary) are the speakers, giving three speeches each on the topic “Be Ye Holy, The Reformed Doctrine of Sanctification.” 

The venue is the beautiful and historic Gartmore House in Gartmore, Stirling and a variety of attendees are once again present.

The conference is sponsored by our sister church in Northern Ireland, the Covenant Protestant Reformed Church of Ballymena.

For pictures of the conference so far, visit this site of Mr.John Van Baren. He will continue uploading them to this site, so check in on it daily.

You may also enjoy the video he took of the conference farewell psalm-sing from the Scottish Psalter.

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July Newsletter from Covenant PRC, N.Ireland

Our sister church in Northern Ireland, Covenant PRC, Ballymena, has just published her latest newsletter. In the July 2014  Rev.Angus Stewart reports on the latest activities in and outside the congregation, along with the upcoming BRF Conference.

Be sure to read this newsletter to be better informed of what our "sister" and her pastor are doing and have planned. This newsletter is also attached here in pdf form (see below).

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Reformed News Asia: Issue 7 - July 2014

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The seventh issue of "Reformed News Asia" has been released by the Christian Literature Ministry of our sister church in Singapore, the Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church, and it is another issue filled with informative and edifying content (for information on the previous issue #6, click on this link)!

BC Meditations - July 2014 - coverOne of the special features of this issue is once again the devotions on the Belgic Confession, covering Articles 21-23 on the topics of Satisfaction of Christ, Faith in Jesus Christ, and Justification. Written by Missionary-pastor M.MeGeown, these devotions on the BC take you through the month of July (July 2-August 2) You will find great spiritual profit in using these devotions day by day.

In addition, the newsletter also contains information about the CLM's pamphlet and book ministries and about activities going on in the CERC, such as a beautiful wedding, the recent youth retreat, the annual church camp at which Prof.R.Dykstra spoke on the theme of the covenant as revealed in the Psalms, and a special Sunday of foreign fellowship (see pictures below).

For more information on how to subscribe to this newsletter, visit this page on the CERC website.

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Aaron Lim giving speech on reading for the youth retreat.

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Prof.R.Dykstra giving speech at the annual CERC church camp.

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CERC church camp picture

 

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May and June "Covenant Reformed News", Plus BRF Conference News!

Covenant PRC, our sister church in Ballymena, N.Ireland has recently published its May and June issues of its "Covenant Reformed News". These issues contain significant articles relating to Pergamos, the church in Asia Minor refered to in Revelation 2, and to the relation between the old and new covenants. The writers are once again Rev.Angus Stewart, pastor of Covenant PRC, and emeritus Professor H.Hanko.

You are encouraged to make these part of your regular reading, so that you may grow spiritually in the truths of God's Word and the Reformed faith.

The articles are posted separately on our website and are listed here along with the link to it:

May 2014 Issue (Vol.15, #1)

"Pergamos: A Church Dwelling Where Satan's Throne Is (1)" - Rev.A.Stewart

"The Old Covenant Broken and the New One Made" - Prof.H.Hanko

June 2014 Issue (Vol.15, #2)

"Pergamos: A Church Dwelling Where Satan's Throne Is (2)" - Rev.A.Stewart

"The Old Covenant Broken" - Prof.H.Hanko

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In addition, the "CR News" provides the latest information on the upcoming British Reformed Fellowship Family Conference to be held in Scotland this summer. If you are still considering going, it is not too late!

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British Reformed Fellowship Family Holiday Conference

Gartmore House
Gartmore, Stirling, Scotland
Saturday, 26 July - Saturday, 2 August, 2014

Conference Theme: “Be Ye Holy: The Reformed Doctrine of Sanctification”

Conference Speakers
Prof. David Engelsma
Emeritus Professor of Dogmatics and Old Testament, Protestant Reformed Seminary, Michigan, USA
Prof. Herman Hanko
Emeritus Professor of Church History and New Testament, Protestant Reformed Seminary, Michigan, USA

Conference Addresses
1. The Divine Work of Sanctification (Prof. Engelsma)
2. Sanctification and Justification: Relation and Differences (Prof. Hanko)
3. The Role of the Law in Sanctification (Prof. Engelsma)
4. The Imperfection of Sanctification in This Life (Prof. Hanko)
5. The Threat of Antinomianism (Prof. Engelsma)
6. The Victorious Christian Life (Prof. Hanko)
Special Lecture - To Be Determined 

www.britishreformedfellowship.org.uk
http://brfconference.weebly.com


BRF Conference Update, Including Free Coach!

Since the BRF Conference booking forms were produced, we have had an excellent number of bookings so that Gartmore House (mansion) is now full.
There are still places left in the Craigmore Centre (dormitory) and a new section called the Mews has been opened up to accommodate overflow from the mansion.
The cost for the Mews includes full board and bed linen. These rooms are not en-suite and are part way in quality between the mansion and the dormitory.


Mews (per person)
• Single: £330
• Adult Shared: £280
• Children Shared Mews: £210 (age 12-16), £140 (5-11), £70 (1-4), Free (under 1)

Craigmore Centre (Dormitory)
•    Adult Shared Dormitory: £230
•    Children Shared Dormitory: £175 (age 12-16), £115 (5-11), £55 (1-4), FREE (under 1)

The Covenant Protestant Reformed Church (CPRC) is laying on a FREE 53-seater coach to and from the conference (including ferry fees through Stena in Belfast)!
It will depart from the church car park (83 Clarence Street off the Cullybackey Road, Ballymena, BT43 5DR) on the morning of Saturday, 26 July and return on
the evening of Saturday, 2 August, DV. There are still a few places left, so you are best to book ASAP.

For more information, contact

Mrs. Mary Stewart
7 Lislunnan Road
Kells, Ballymena
Co. Antrim
BT42 3NR
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(028) 25 891851

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Reformed News Asia - Issue 6- June 2014

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The sixth issue of "Reformed News Asia" has been released by the Christian Literature Ministry of our sister church in Singapore, the Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church, and it is another issue filled with informative and edifying content (for information on the previous issue #5, click on this link)!

BC Meditations - June2014-coverOne of the special features of this issue is once again the devotions on the Belgic Confession, covering Articles 17-20 on the topics of The Recovery of Fallen Man, The Incarnation of Jesus Christ and The Union and Distinction of the Two Natures in the Person of Christ. Written by Missionary-pastor M.MeGeown, these devotions on the BC take you through the month of June (June 4-July 1) You will find great spiritual profit in using these devotions.

In addition, the newsletter also contains information about the CLM's pamphlet and book ministries and about activities going on in the CERC, such as the upcoming youth retreat.

You will want to find out what literature is being promoted this month (they have a new devotional pamphlet for children on the wonders of God's creation by Connie Meyer!) and read about Rev.Angus and Mary Stewart's recent visit to the CERC.

For more information on how to subscribe to this newsletter, visit this page on the CERC website.

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May 2014 Issue of "Salt Shakers"

"Covenant Keepers", the youth ministry of the Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church of Singapore (our sister church), has just published issue #26 of "Salt Shakers"their youth magazine.

This is another issue packed with interesting and edifying articles. This is the note that came with this issue introducing it to the reader:

Dearest Salt Shakers readers,

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ!

We thank the Lord for yet another release of the Salt Shakers!

Here are some of the articles featured in this new issue:

- "Temptation Through Time"
- "Trusting in God’s Timing"
- "Redeeming the Time"

 Now, can you guess what the theme of this issue is? Yes! The theme is “Time”!

As we draw closer to the midway mark of the year, may we remember to use our time wisely for God’s glory, for all our time is His alone. May we be good stewards of the time God has given to us!

Below you will find the first two pages of the magazine, including its table of contents. You are encouraged to visit the"SS" webpage where you will find a downloadable e-copy for your reading and spiritual growth.

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May 2014 Newsletter from Covenant PRC, N.Ireland

Our sister church in Northern Ireland, Covenant PRC, Ballymena, has just published her latest newsletter. This one covers the recent visit of Rev.Angus Stewart to the EPC in Australia and the CERC in Singapore, the visit of Rev.A. den Hartog to the CPRC of Ballymena while he was gone, as well as the latest activities in and outside the congregation, along with the upcoming BRF Conference.

Be sure to read this newsletter to be better aware of what our "sister" and her pastor are doing and have planned. This newsletter is also attached here in pdf form (see below).

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Reformed News Asia - Issue 5 - May 2014

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The fifth issue of "Reformed News Asia" has been released by the Christian Literature Ministry of our sister church in Singapore, the Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church, and this issue too is filled with informative and edifying content (for information on Issue #4, click on this link)!

BC Meditations - May2014-coverWorthy of special mention is the fact that this issue contains the next set of devotions on the Belgic Confession, covering Articles 15-16 on the doctrines of man's original sin and God's sovereign election. Written by Revs.M.MeGeown and D.Holstege, these devotions on the BC take you through the month of May (May 7 - June 3) You will find great spiritual profit in using these devotions.

In addition, the newsletter also contains information about the CLM's pamphlet and book ministries and about activities going on in the CERC. You will want to find out what literature is being promoted this month and what recent U.S.A. visitors to Singapore were privileged to experience.

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To receive your own digital copy of this newsletter and those to come, visit the Christian Literature Ministry page at the CERCS' website and click on the "subscribe" button. There you will also find a downloadable digital copy of the devotional booklet for May.

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Important Travels/Labors by Rev.A.den Hartog and Rev.A. Stewart

The following related news items taken from two recent church bulletins contain significant information about the activities of two of our pastors, and so are posted here for the benefit of our members. May we remember to pray for these men and their wives as they travel and conduct these busy labors on behalf of their respective churches. May God be pleased to make these labors fruitful for the good of our churches and our sister churches.

AdenHartogFrom the SW PRC (Wyoming, MI) bulletin:

At the request of Covenant Protestant Reformed Church in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, the Council has released Pastor den Hartog for a three-week trip to Northern Ireland this spring. 

Pastor den Hartog will be filling the pulpit of Covenant Protestant Reformed Church while Rev. Stewart will be traveling to Australia and to Singapore to discuss the possibility of a sister-church relationship between Covenant Protestant Reformed Church and the Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church of Singapore. Rev. Stewart will also be giving a series of speeches for Covenant Church while in Singapore.

Our pastor will be giving three speeches and also traveling to Limerick where Rev. Martyn McGeown is the missionary.  Pastor and Sherry plan to leave Grand Rapids on April 17 and return home on May 6.

RevAStewartAnd from the Covenant PRC (Ballymena, NI) bulletin:

Rev. Angus & Mary Stewart leave tomorrow (April 14, 2014), for our pastor to speak at an EPC family camp in Tasmania (17-21 April), preach at Brisbane EPC (27 April) and lecture and preach in Singapore (29 April - 6 May). May the Lord watch between us when we are absent one from another (Gen. 31:49).

Rev. M.McGeown will speak in S. Wales this Tuesday on “The Christian as Prophet, Priest and King.” Please remember this witness in your prayers.

Rev. & Sherry den Hartog arrive this Friday. Rev. den Hartog’s schedule is:
Sunday, 20 April, preaching in the CPRC
Wed., 23 April, CPRC lecture on “The Importance of the Historical Adam”
Sunday, 27 April, preaching in the LRF (Rev. McGeown in the CPRC)
Monday, 28 April, LRF lecture on “Living in Perilous Times”
Fri., 2 May, CPRC lecture on “The Role of the Father in the Christian Home”
Sunday, 4 May, preaching in CPRC

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Reformed News Asia - Issue #4

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The fourth issue of "Reformed News Asia" has been released by the Christian Literature Ministry of our sister church in Singapore, the Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church, and this issue too is filled with informative and edifying content (for information on Issue #3, click on this link)!

DailyMeds-BC-April-2014Worthy of special mention is the fact that this issue contains the fourth set of devotions on the Belgic Confession by various PRCA ministers, covering Articles 13-14 on the doctrines of God's providence, and on the creation and fall of man. Written by Revs.A.den Hartog and D.Holstege, these devotions on the BC take you through the month of April (April 2 - May 6) You will find great spiritual profit in using these devotions.

In addition, the newsletter also contains information about the CLM's pamphlet and book ministries and about activities going on in the CERC. You will want to read about the recent visits of CERC young people to the Philippines, to fellowship with the young people of the Berean PRC.

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To receive your own digital copy of this newsletter and those to come, visit the Christian Literature Ministry page at the CERCS' website and click on the subscribe button. There you will also find a downloadable digital copy of the devotional booklet for April. Or see below for the attached pdf.

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