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Biblical Personal Finance: Earning and Spending for God’s Glory

Rev. William Boekestein Imagine what the people of God could do if their financial houses were in order. That paraphrase of a question often asked by a popular financial advisor is meant to be an exercise in hopeful anticipation of what actually could happen. If the question doesn’t sound very “spiritual” we might have an unbiblical notion of spirituality. More …

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Church News: Heritage Reformed Church, Waymart, PA

On Wednesday, August 22, 2012, Heritage Reformed Church of Waymart, PA, particularized as an organized church. For ten years Heritage labored in northeast Pennsylvania as a mission work of Peace Reformed Church of Napoleon, OH, with Pastor Ron Potter, associate pastor of Peace RCUS, serving in Waymart. On this evening in August, Pastor Steve Altmann and Elders Jim Drewes and …

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CEDF Project

By Mr. Jerry DeYoung We would like to start with a report received from Rev. Kabongo in September of this year. After reporting on the work of their synod meeting, he reported on the Congo Economic Development Fund as follows: As time went, some of the projects supported by the RCUS through Providence Congregation in Lodi died out. Most of …

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The First Reformed Settlement in the New World: The French Reformed Colony in Brazil

[Our celebration of the Reformation is often focused on what took place in Europe. But how did it spread to the Americas? The following article by Rev. Good explains the very first attempt to bring the Reformed faith to America, beginning in Brazil. In those days, Reformers were often martyrs as well—not so much at the hands of the natives …

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Western Classis Ordination

September 2012 The Western Classis ordained elder Doug Schlegel to the Gospel ministry on Friday night, March 30, at Providence Reformed Church in Lodi, California. The Ordination Committee was composed of Pastor Jim West (officiating), Pastor Frank Walker (who preached the charge to the new minister), and Pastor Hank Bowen (who preached the charge to the congregation.) The ordination occurred …

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