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Candidate Chauncey Knegt granted extension of his eligibility to receive a call
May 21, 2020
Classis Ontario West, May 20, 2020 (London) has granted Candidate Chauncey Knegt a one year extension to the period of his eligibility to receive a call.  Should you wish to contact Cand. Knegt, you may do so at: chauncey.knegt@gmail.com.
Bryan Vanderhorst sustains Licensure Exam
May 21, 2020
With joy Classis Ontario West, May 20, 2020 (London) declares that Bryan Vanderhorst (bvanderhorst@crts.ca) sustained his Licensure Exam and (according to Art. 21 C.O.) and has been granted permission to speak an Edifying Word in the Canadian and American Reformed Churches.
Timothy van Beek sustains Licensure Exam
May 21, 2020
With joy Classis Ontario West, May 20, 2020 (London) declares that Timothy van Beek (tvanbeek@crts.ca) sustained his Licensure Exam and (according to Art. 21 C.O.) and has been granted permission to speak an Edifying Word in the Canadian and American Reformed Churches.
Kevin Star sustains Licensure Exam
May 21, 2020
With joy Classis Ontario West, May 20, 2020 (London) declares that Kevin Star (kstar@crts.ca) sustained his Licensure Exam and (according to Art. 21 C.O.) and has been granted permission to speak an Edifying Word in the Canadian and American Reformed Churches.
Ruurd Offringa sustains Licensure Exam
May 21, 2020
With joy, Classis Ontario West, May 20, 2020 (London) declares that Ruurd Offringa (roffringa@crts.ca) sustained his Licensure Exam and (according to Art. 21 C.O.) and has been granted permission to speak an Edifying Word in the Canadian and American Reformed Churches.
Raoul Kingma sustains Licensure Exam
May 21, 2020
With joy, Classis Ontario West, May 20, 2020 (London) declares that Raoul Kingma (rkingma@crts.ca) sustained his Licensure Exam and (according to Art. 21 C.O.) and has been granted permission to speak an Edifying Word in the Canadian and American Reformed Churches.
Rodney den Boer sustains Licensure Exam
May 21, 2020
With joy, Classis Ontario West, May 20, 2020 (London) can declare that Rodney den Boer (rdenboer@crts.ca) sustained his Licensure Exam and (according to Art. 21 C.O.) has been granted permission to speak an Edifying Word in the Canadian and American Reformed Churches.
Institution of the Niagara South Canadian Reformed Church
May 5, 2020 Niagara South
With thankfulness to the Lord Jesus Christ, the institution of the Niagara South Canadian Reformed Church will take, DV, on Friday, May 8, AD 2020 at 7:30 PM. Due to current meeting restrictions, the service will be conducted via the livestream channel of the Dunnville Canadian Reformed Church. The service will be officiated jointly by Rev. Peter Holtvlüwer and Rev. John VanWoudenberg.
 
For your information, going forward the Niagara South church will not be holding its own worship services until its rented facilities in Welland are open for use. Members are encouraged to continue weekly worship via the livestream services of either Dunnville or Spring Creek Canadian Reformed Churches. For more information contact elder Nick VandenOever (nickwvdo@gmail.com).
New The Reformed Evangelism Taskforce website
April 22, 2020
The Reformed Evangelism Taskforce recently launched a new website called reformedevangelismresources.org. On it one will find the Bible course - A Gift from Heaven, back issues of the evangelism magazines: Evangel, Soul, and Outreach. It also has a course on the Apostles' Creed.
Press Release for Classis Northern Ontario, April 2, 2020
April 4, 2020 Owen Sound April 2020
The press release of Classis Northern Ontario, convened online on April 2, 2020, has been posted.
In Memoriam – Jakob Geertsema (1935-2020)
April 2, 2020
In Memoriam – Jakob Geertsema (1935-2020)

“Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust” (Ps 40:5).

On Tuesday, March 31, 2020, the LORD took Prof. Jakob Geertsema from this life and into eternal glory.  He was 84 years old.  He pastored congregations in Opende-Surhuisterveen, NL, Carman, MB, Chatham, ON, and Surrey, BC, and after that also taught as professor of New Testament studies at the Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary for fifteen years.  He is lovingly remembered by our church community.  With humility and sincerity, he served all whom the Lord put on his path: family, congregations, federation, seminary, and the church worldwide.  He was dearly loved and deeply appreciated as a wise and pastoral man. May our heavenly Father comfort the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of the Geertsema family at this time.

Further details can be found on the website of the Kitching, Steepe & Ludwig funeral home.

“Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master” (Matt 25:21).
Press Release Classis Central Ontario, March 13, 2020
March 30, 2020
The Press Release of Classis Central Ontario (Burlington - Ebenezer), March 13, 2020.
COVID-19 related worship service arrangements
March 19, 2020
Brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ:

We are currently in the middle of uncertain and unsettling times with the recent COVID-19 developments, but we know Jesus Christ is the true and certain king of creation and that God is the God of peace (Revelation 3:14, 1 Thessalonians 5:23). The LORD is sovereign and we rest in him in the middle of the brokenness of this fallen creation.

The COVID-19 related social distancing measures have significantly disrupted the regular weekly rhythm of the means of grace in the local church and we encourage people to participate in the ministry of the gospel at their local church as much as possible. If, however, your church does not offer streaming services, or you are looking for a place online where you can find the faithful proclamation of the gospel of God’s grace for us in Jesus Christ, we have compiled a list of the Canadian Reformed Churches who are offering streaming services or sermons. This list is being continually updated and can be found here.
Press Release for Classis Niagara (Dunnville), March 11 2020
March 16, 2020 Dunnville March 2020
The press release for Classis Niagara (Dunnville), March 11, 2020 has been posted.
Press Release for Classis Alberta (Neerlandia South), March 10, 2020
The Press Release for Classis Alberta (Neerlandia South), March 10, 2020 has been posted.
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