Rev. James Slopsema preached his farewell sermon in First PRC (Grand Rapids, MI) on Sunday evening, June 29 after which he begins his emeritation (retirement), effective July 1. Pastor Slopsema has served the PRC for nearly forty years in various congregations since 1974. We express our thanks to Rev. Slopsema for the years of his faithful ministry and service, and we give thanks to God for continuing to give us such men of integrity and spiritual convictions. May the Slopsemas know the Lord's rich blessings in the years ahead (taken in part from Gandville PRC's bulletin).
On July 13, First PRC plans to call from a trio of Candidate Joshua Engelsma, Rev. C. Haak (Georgetown PRC) and Rev. C. Spronk (Peace PRC, IL).
Faith PRC (Jenison, MI) plans to call from a trio of Candidate Joshua Engelsma, Rev. C. Haak and Rev. R. Van Overloop (Grace PRC), also on July 13.
Doon PRC also announced a new trio on June 29: Candidate Joshua Engelsma, Rev.G.Eriks (Hudsonville PRC), and Rev.J.Marcus (First PRC, Edmonton). The congregation will vote on July 13, D.V.