Call Declined to Vernon

Declined the call to Vernon, BC: Rev. J. Louwerse of Neerlandia, AB.

Vernon Extends Call Again
December 2, 2009 Vernon

Called by the church of Vernon, BC: Rev. J. D. Louwerse of Neerlandia, AB.

Candidate Bergsma accepts call
December 2, 2009

Accepted the call to the congregation of Smithville, ON: Candidate K. Bergsma.

Th.D. Awarded
October 30, 2009

Rev. Jason P. Van Vliet has been awarded the degree Doctor of Theology, following the successful defence of his dissertation, Children of God: the Imago Dei in John Calvin and His Context. The defence took place on October 29, 2009, at the Theological University of the Christelijke Gereformeerde Kerken of the Netherlands, in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. The dissertation examines Calvins´s explanation of the imago Dei within the times and ecclesiastical circumstances in which he lived. Dr. Van Vliet aims at giving a satisfactory answer to the question of whether Calvins´s teaching on the imago Dei can be considered one of the stronger or weaker points of his reformatory work. The dissertation is published by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht in the Reformed Historical Theology series.

Master of Theology Obtained
October 29, 2009

Rev. R. Bredenhof graduated with the Master of Theology degree from St. Stephen's College (University of Alberta), on October 26, 2009. His thesis was titled, "'I Speak as to My Children': 2 Corinthians and Paul's Relationship with the Church at Corinth."

Press Release of the 2009 meeting of the ICRC
October 27, 2009
  1. The press release of the meeting of the International Conference of Reformed Churches, which met in New Zealand from October 15-22, 2009, is now available.
Decision on Calls
October 26, 2009

Rev. T. G. Van Raalte has accepted the call to Surrey, BC. He has thereby declined the calls to Denver, CO and Grand Rapids, MI.

Call Extended to Candidate K. Bergsma
October 19, 2009

Called by the church of Smithville, ON: Candidate K. Bergsma.

Grand Rapids Calls a Minister
October 16, 2009

Called by the church of Grand Rapids, MI: Rev. T. G. Van Raalte of Winnipeg (Redeemer), MB.

Chatham Calls a Minister Again
October 16, 2009

Called by the church of Chatham, ON: Rev. J. VanWoudenberg of Guelph, ON.

R. deJonge Declared Eligible for Ordination
October 16, 2009

Examined by Classis Pacific West on October 6, 2009, and declared eligible for ordination: Candidate R. deJonge. The ordination will take place on Oct. 11, 2009, in Langley, BC.

Surrey Calls A Minister
October 16, 2009

Called by the church of Surrey, BC: Rev. T. G. Van Raalte of Winnipeg (Redeemer), MB.

Convocation Notice General Synod Burlington 2010
October 16, 2009

In accordance with the decision of General Synod Smithers 2007, Acts Art. 159 – 17, the Ebenezer church at Burlington, ON, will convene the forthcoming General Synod, D.V., on Tuesday May 11, 2010 at 9:00am in its church building at 607 Dynes Road, Burlington, ON. The consistory of Burlington-Ebenezer will call a special prayer service for this Synod for Monday May 10, 2010 at 8:00pm. You are reminded of the following provisions in the Guidelines for General Synod: 1. All material for Synod shall be received by the convening church in thirty copies no later than six weeks prior to the convocation date of General Synod. 2. All materials submitted to Synod, including Reports, Appeals, and Overtures, which quote any foreign language source must provide in the text of the submission a full English translation and in a footnote the citation in the original language. All material for Synod (in 30 copies) can be mailed to the attention of the Agenda Committee, Ebenezer Canadian Reformed Church, 607 Dynes Road, Burlington, ON, L7N 2V4

Call Extended by Denver
September 28, 2009

Called to the Emmanuel American Reformed Church of Denver, CO as of Sept. 27, 2009: Rev. T. G. Van Raalte of Winnipeg (Redeemer), MB.

Declared Eligible for Ordination: R. Vermeulen
September 17, 2009

Examined by Classis Ontario West on Sept. 16, 2009, and declared eligible for ordination: Candidate R. Vermeulen. The ordination will take place on Oct. 4, 2009, D.V., in Glanbrook, ON.

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