This morning the 2020 Synod of the PRC continued its sessions at Trinity PRC in Hudsonville, MI.
Synod's officers ready to work
The following is the clerk's summary of the day's actions and decisions:
Wednesday, June 10
- Synod began the day today treating two protests of an individual against decisions of
Classis East. Synod decided not to sustain both protests.
- A protest against a decision of Synod 2019 was declared illegal.
- Regarding the work of the Foreign Mission Committee synod:
- approved the work of Doon PRC and the FMC in the Philippines
- expressed gratitude to Rev. and Mrs. Holstege, Rev. and Mrs. Kleyn, & Rev. and Mrs. Smit and
their families for their faithful service in the cause of the mission work in the Philippines
- approved a six month furlough for the Holsteges
- approved the work of the FMC in its work in Myanmar with Hope PRC (Walker, MI), and its work in
India with Georgetown PRC
- approved asking the churches to take 2 collections for foreign missions and 1 collection for the
Philippine book fund in 2021
- Synod approved the work of the Contact Committee in its work with the following
- sister churches in Northern Ireland, Singapore, and the Philippines
- the EPC in Australia
- the BERG in Giessen Germany along with another congregation in Osnabruk Germany
- the United Reformed Church in North America
- in South Korea
- in Mexico
- in Namibia and South Africa
- Synod approved the work of the Contact Committee in sending a delegation to the
2019 meeting of NAPARC (North American Presbyterian and Reformed Council).
Approval was also given to the recommendation to accept the invitation to send two
observers to the meeting of NAPARC in 2020.
Rev. C. Spronk, Prof. R. Dykstra, Rev. R. Van Overloop, Rev. J. Engelsma
Elder S. Miedema, Rev. G. Eriks, Rev. R. Kleyn, Prof. B. Gritters
Elder D. Kregel and Rev. G. Eriks