Press release of Classis Alberta (Neerlandia) convened on February 8, 2024
February 21, 2024 Neerlandia February 2024
The Classis was opened in a Christian manner, with prayer to God thanking him for the recent ordination of Rev. Kos, and asking for God’s blessing on the approval of candidate Emadjeu’s call and his peremptory exam, Rev. Huijgen’s retirement in April, Rev. S. Van Leeuwen’s transition to Kerwood in…
Press release of Classis Niagara (Contracta) (Grassie Covenant) convened on February 7, 2024
Br. Ben Helder, chairman of convening church, Covenant Canadian Reformed Church of Grassie, led in opening devotions. He read Psalm 99 and led in prayer. He then invited those present to sing Psalm 95: 1, 3. The credentials were found to be in good order and classis was constituted. The…
Candidate Mark Vanderlinde sustains peremptory examination
Candidate Mark Vanderlinde sustained his peremptory examination at Classis Northern Ontario on February 2, 2024. The Lord willing, he will be ordained to the ministry in the Orangeville Canadian Reformed Church on Sunday, February 25, 2024 in the morning worship service (9:30 AM).
Press release of Classis Northern Ontario (Orangeville) convened on February 2, 2024
February 10, 2024 Orangeville February 2024
On behalf of the convening church Rev. Theo Wierenga opening the meeting in a Christian manner. We remembered in prayer the continuing vacancies in our classis, the churches who have recently received ministers, and asked for a blessing over the exam of br. Vanderlinde. After examining the credentials and finding…
Press release of Classis Pacific West (Langley Refuge) convened on January 11, 2024
On behalf of Refuge the convening church, Rev. Randall Visscher welcomed the delegates as well as Rev. Rick Vanderhorst. He then read 1 Peter 5:1-11 and opened in prayer. 

Delegates from Refuge, Langley and Smithers were present via zoom. The credentials were found to be good order and the classis…
Press Release of the Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary held on January 11, 2024
January 16, 2024
Opening and Roll Call

The chairman of the Board, Rev. John Louwerse, led in opening devotions. The governors were all present. Dr. Jason Van Vliet was present as principal and administrative assistant, Leanne Kuizenga, was present to take the minutes of the meeting. 
 
Memorabilia

Information was shared about the…
New worship times for Prince George (Messiah)
January 16, 2024 Prince George (Messiah)
As of January 7, 2024, the Messiah Canadian Reformed Church worship services will begin at 10:00 AM and 4:30 PM.
Grassie Lord’s Supper schedule changes
January 3, 2024 Grassie (Covenant)
The Covenant Canadian Reformed Church congregation will be celebrating Lord's Supper in the morning service on the following Sundays in 2024 D.V.
  • February 11
  • April 14
  • June 9
  • August 11
  • October 13
  • December 8
Rev. James Sinke declines call to Dunnville West
January 2, 2024 Dunnville West
Rev. James Sinke from the Bethel United Reformed Church in Woodstock, Ontario has declined the call extended to him by the Dunnville West Canadian Reformed Church.
Press release of Classis Ontario West (Grand Rapids) convened on December 13, 2023
December 16, 2023 Grand Rapids December 2023
On behalf of the convening church, the American Reformed Church of Grand Rapids, Rev. Ken Kok welcomed the delegates and opened the meeting by reading from Isaiah 9:1-7. He remembered the following matters in prayer: the acceptance of the call extended to Rev. Steve van Leeuwen by Grace-Kerwood, and the…
Candidate Dathan Pleiter sustains peremptory examination
Candidate Dathan Pleiter sustained his peremptory examination at Classis Manitoba on December 8, 2023. He is scheduled to be ordained in Elm Creek Canadian Reformed Church on Sunday, January 14, 2024 in the morning service with Dr. J Smith leading the service. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
Press release of Classis Niagara (Niagara South) convened on December 13, 2023
December 13, 2023 Niagara South December 2023
On behalf of the convening church, Niagara South, Rev Offringa opened the meeting in a Christian manner. In prayer he remembered Rev Swaving’s improving health, Dunnville West’s call to Rev James Sinke, the vacancies in the classis, the acceptance of the call extended to Rev John Louwerse by Grassie, the…
Rev. Iwan Borst declines call to Arthur
December 12, 2023 Arthur Vernon Rev. Iwan Borst
Rev. Iwan Borst of the Vernon Canadian Reformed Church has declined the call extended to him by the Arthur Canadian Reformed Church.
Press release of Classis Manitoba (Carman West) convened on December 8, 2023
December 12, 2023 Carman (West) December 2023
On behalf of the Canadian Reformed Church of Carman West, Rev. James Slaa welcomed the delegates, Candidate Dathan Pleiter and his wife Katrina, and guests (in person and on the livestream). He also welcomed the deputies of Regional Synod, Rev. Doug Vandeburgt and Rev. Julius Van Spronsen. He read Psalm…
Change to PM worship service time for Ancaster Church
December 9, 2023 Ancaster
As of December 3, 2023, Ancaster Canadian Reformed Church PM worship services will begin at 3:00 PM.
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