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First PRC, Grand Rapids Announces New Trio

First churchOn Sunday, November 16, 2014 the Council of First PRC, Grand Rapids, MI announced a new trio from which to call a pastor. First has been vacant since the emeritation of Rev.J.Slopsema this summer. Their previous call was to Rev.B.Huizinga (Hope PRC, Redlands, CA).

The new trio consists of:

  • Rev. A. Brummel - Heritage PRC, Sioux Falls, SD
  • Rev. R. Smit - Missionary to the Philippines
  • Rev. R. Van Overloop - Grace PRC, Standale, MI. 

The congregation plans to vote to call one of these pastors at their annual congregational meeting to be held Thursday, December 4.

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Rev.C.Spronk and Family Bid Farewell and Transition to Faith PRC

RevCSpronkRev. Clayton Spronk preaches his farewell today at Peace PRC (Lansing, IL), where he has served since his ordination and installation in September of 2007.  

This coming week he and his family will move into the parsonage of Faith PRC. Plans are for him to be installed as Faith's seventh (7th) pastor Sunday morning, November 30, with a welcome program for the Spronks that evening.

May God bless him and his wife and children as they bid farewell to the saints in Peace PRC and make the transition to a new church family. And may God richly bless his ministry in Faith PRC.

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New Trio Announced for Missionary to the Philippines

GrtCommissionMapOn Sunday, November 9, 2014 Doon PRC (calling church) announced a new trio from which to call a missionary to the Philippines (for the replacement of Rev.R.Smit):

  • Rev. A. Brummel (Heritage PRC - Sioux Falls, SD)
  • Rev. W. Langerak (Southeast- Grand Rapids, MI)
  • Rev. J. Mahtani (Cornerstone-St. John, IN).

The congregation plans to vote from this trio next Sunday morning, November 16.

For more information on these men, consult Doon's bulletin.

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Public Lecture Nov.14: The Reformed Teaching on Satan - Kalamazoo PRC

Kalamazoo PRC will be hosting a special Reformation Day lecture this coming Friday, November 14, 2014. Prof.Barry Gritters of the PRC Seminary will be speaking on "The Prince of Darkness Grim: The Reformed Teaching on Satan". The program begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Kalamazoo PRC.

The special flyer promoting the event is included below. Those in the West Michigan area and beyond are cordially invited to attend. For directions visit the link to the church given above.

KazooPRC RefLecture-Oct2014 Page 1

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Reformed Book Outlet - November Newsletter

RBOStorefrontPicThe Reformed Book Outlet in Hudsonville, MI has published its November Newsletter, with a special focus on music CD's (Christmas) and Bible study items.

Read the RBO newsletter below (also attached in pdf form), check out their website, visit the bookstore, and benefit from the good Reformed literature, music, and other resources available.

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November – 2014

Music:

If you are planning ahead for the Advent Season, for yourself or as gifts, we have the following assortment of CD's on the table as you enter the store:

  • Matt Fisher:  "Glorious Christmas"  (Piano Music)  for $12.00
  • Eric and Crista Phelps:  "Child of Wonder"  (cello and piano)  @ $13.00
  • Faith Chr. School (Randolph, WI)  "Christ's Birth in Scripture and Song"  @ $ 8.00
  • Handel's Messiah (complete work)  conductor John Rutter @ $9.95

    Plus a few other titles.

Our CD shelves have an assortment of:

  • Hope Heralds Men’s Chorus, PRC Psalm Choir, Covenant Christian Choirs, Singing Quartets and Individual piano and organ players

Come in and see what we have.

Books:   Reformed Book Outlet has a good selection of books to help you learn about the Bible. 

Rose Book of Bible Charts, Maps and Time Lines is a book of over 190 pages of information that will help you learn much about the Bible.  There are MANY concise charts in this book that give you overviews of each book of the Bible; Biblical Weights and Measures; Feasts & Holidays of the Bible; Genealogies, prophecies, 100 prayers of the Bible; the disciples; many maps of Bible lands - then and now; illustrations and diagrams of the tabernacle, the temple, etc. along with a chapter on cults and religions. All the pages in this book may be copied for class or churches – up to 300 copies.  You will spend hours looking over this book.

Other Bible help books:

  • Unger’s Concise Bible Dictionary – Merrill Unger
  • Zondervan Pictorial Bible Dictionary – Merrill C. Tenny
  • Wycliffe Bible Dictionary - Charles Pfeiffer
  • Holman Concise Bible Dictionary – Holman Reference
  • Nelson Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts - Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Survey of the Bible - William Hendriksen
  • The Origin of the Bible – Philip Comfort

Pamphlets:

  • What today's Christian needs to know about the Authorized Version
  • What's so special about the Authorized (King James) Version?
  • The English Bible: Its Origin, Preservation and Blessing
  • How the English Bible came to be.
  • The Learned Men
  • The translators of the Authorized Version of 1611.
  • The Authorized Version: A Wonderful and Unfinished History -a generously illustrated eighty page book that gives a well-paced account of the background to the publication of the Authorized Version, commencing with the ancient manuscripts and concluding with the present
  • How we got our English Bible
  • A young people's address by B. A. Ramsbottom.

Let us help you build your religious library

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Reformation Day Lecture in Pittsburgh, PA - Public Invited!

ProfBG-2012-1The time has arrived! This coming Friday night, November 7 at 7 PM the Pittsburgh PR Fellowship will host their 17th annual Reformation Day lecture.

Prof. B.Gritters of the PRC Seminary has agreed to speak for us on the subject:

"What Does It Mean to Be Reformed?"

This lecture is open to the public and all in the area are invited. Won't you join us for the answer to this timely and important question?

For more information and for directions, visit the Pittsburgh PR Fellowship website. Below is the special postcard they sent out advertising the lecture.

What Does it mean to be reformed lecture - Pittsburgh Nov-2014 Page 1

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