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Report on the 268th Synod of the RCUS

Report on the 268th Synod of the RCUS The 268th meeting of the Synod of the RCUS contained, for this delegate, a first. I do not believe I have ever seen anyone speak against a motion to adopt the agenda before, or a movement to refer an issue raised by the agenda to the Judicial Committee. The matter was raised …

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Church News: Eureka Reformed Church, RCUS 125th Anniversary History Book

On October 14, 2012, the Eureka Reformed Church celebrated its 125th anniversary. As part of the celebration, the Ladies Aid published a history of the church, which includes some history of the RCUS and a chronology of important events. There are also many “old” pictures throughout this book, including those of people whom the Lord has used to build the …

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3.11 Restoration

SECTION 11. Restoration ARTICLE 173. Members of the Church, deacons, elders, licentiates, or ministers who are under discipline may be reinstated either by the judicatory which disciplines them, or, with its official consent, by a co-ordinate judicatory; provided, however, that the evidence of their repentance and amendment is satisfactory. The reinstatement of a minister shall not be final until it …

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3.8-10. Complaints & Appeals

SECTION 8. Complaints ARTICLE 150. A complaint is a written representation made for grievances other than those that necessitate an accusation and a judicial trial. Any member of the Church in good and regular standing shall have the right of complaint, provided that due notice is given to the party against whom complaint is made. ARTICLE 151. If the constitutional …

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3.4-7 Process of Discipline

SECTION 4. Parties in Cases of Process ARTICLE 125. Judicial proceedings against alleged offenders shall be instituted only on accusation by a communicant member or by a judicatory finding it necessary to investigate an offense. ARTICLE 126. When an individual brings an accusation, he is named as the accuser; and when an accusation is brought by a judicatory of the …

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