Received Consent to Speak an Edifying Word

Examined by the Classis Ontario West of June 16, 2010 and received consent to speak an edifying word in the churches (C.O. Art. 21): student Justin Roukema.

Declared Eligible for Call
June 11, 2010

Examined by Classis Central Ontario of June 11, 2010 and declared eligible for call: Ryan Kampen.

Change in Worship Times and Location
June 9, 2010 Aldergrove

Beginning on July 4th, 2010, the worship services of the Aldergrove Canadian Reformed Church will be held at 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the facilities of the Langley Canadian Reformed Church. By September, 2010, they hope to be holding services at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. in their own new church building located at 2469 267 street, Aldergrove.

Call Accepted
June 9, 2010 Hamilton (Providence)

Accepted the call to the Providence Canadian Reformed Church of Hamilton, ON: the Rev. Dr. J. Smith of the Free Reformed Church of Albany, Western Australia, to be set aside as a professor of Old Testament at the Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary.

New Address
June 8, 2010 Carman (West)

New e-mail address for Carman West: carmanwestclerk at gmail dot com The regular snail mail address remains the same: Box 2009, Carman, MB R0G 0J0

Call Extended
June 7, 2010 Hamilton (Providence)

Called by the Providence Canadian Reformed Church of Hamilton, ON: the Rev. Dr. J. Smith of the Free Reformed Church of Albany, Western Australia, to be set aside as a professor of Old Testament at the Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary.

Call Extended

Called by the Spring Creek Canadian Reformed Church of Tintern, ON: Rev. P. H. Holtvl├╝wer of Carman East, MB.

Call Declined

Declined the call to the church of Chatham, ON: Rev. C. Bouwman of Yarrow, BC.

Call Declined

Declined the call to St. Albert, AB: Rev. J. VanWoudenberg of Guelph, ON.

Call Declined
May 10, 2010

Declined the call by the Free Reformed Church of Armadale, WA, to Lae, PNG, as missionary: Rev. H. Alkema of Houston, BC.

Prayer service for Synod Burlington Ebenezer 2010

In preparation for General Synod Burlington Ebenezer 2010 a prayer service has been called by the consistory of Ebenezer church. This prayer service will be held on Monday, May 10, 2010, at 8:00pm at the Ebenezer Canadian Reformed Church on Dynes Road to pray the Lord for His blessing on this synod. Rev. D.J.G. Agema will lead the service. There will be an opportunity to meet the delegates and to socialize after the service.

Call Extended by Chatham

Called by the church of Chatham, ON: Rev. C. Bouwman of Yarrow, BC.

Call Declined
April 12, 2010 Rev. David deBoer

Declined the call to the church of Vernon, BC: Rev D. de Boer of Dunnville, ON.

Th.D. Awarded
April 12, 2010

Rev. Wes L. Bredenhof has been awarded a Doctor of Theology degree, following the successful defence of his dissertation, For the Cause of the Son of God: The Missiological Relevance of the Belgic Confession. The defence took place on April 9, 2010, and the degree was awarded by Reformation International Theological Seminary. The dissertation challenges the negative judgements of many theologians and church historians concerning the missiological relevance of the Belgic Confession. Rev. Bredenhof also examines the missiological relevance of the Belgic Confession for the twenty-first century.

Call Extended

Called by the the church of St. Albert, AB: Rev J. VanWoudenberg of Guelph, ON.

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