A roundup of the top news stories from General Synod 2019
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What happened on the last day of synod
Resources from synod and resources related to decisions made at synod 2019
Phil Assink will serve as vice president of General Synod 2020
If two-thirds of classes approve, only a simple majority will be needed for any amendments that next year’s General Synod proposes in response to the Vision 2020 Team’s work.
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Volunteers from “up north” are encouraging the revitalized ministry underway at North Dade Community Church (NDCC), an RCA congregation in southeastern Florida.
With pastor Newton Fairweather leading, NDCC has found new ways to connect with its community, and its ministries are growing. But NDCC’s 1970s-era building needed a lot of work, and the congregation didn’t have the resources to make repairs.
It is with great pleasure that the Regional Synod of New York announces that the Rev. Amy L.
My mukluks thumped the wall. “We can fly, we can fly!” shouted Mom.
I traveled to Cuba in January with a team of seven women, two of whom were pastors’ wives. We went under the auspices of Missionary Ventures and spent a week with two pastors there. We spoke at three one-day conferences for the women in the area churches; one of these was for the pastors’ wives. The women spent time in worship and listened to our speakers, who were told that they were an encouragement to them. We also visited some of the poor and sick in the community, bringing food and a gift.
Toby Gruppen describes worship at LifeQuest, an RCA church plant in Holland, Michigan, as laid ba
Before starting a new small group study, one church wrote its own devotional.
The Ridder Church Renewal team at Heartland Community Church (RCA) in Lafayette, Indiana, had been learning a lot, and they wanted to share that with the entire congregation.
Jean Browne’s and Jim and Sally Thompson’s enthusiasm is contagious as they talk about the work they are doing at Brookdale Reformed Church.
The Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea are within one hundred miles of each other, both fed by the Jordan River. But while the Sea of Galilee is lush, full of fish, and life-giving, the Dead Sea is just that—lifeless.
The faces of Camp Sunrise campers light up as greeters hand them brightly colored welcome bags filled with personal care products. The welcome bags and the greeters are from Franklin Reformed Church in Nutley, New Jersey.
A new Explore and Engage process is available for churches to use to learn about the new goal and