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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Residents at the Reformed Church Home (RCH), a senior care facility in Old Bridge, New Jersey, keep busy—they can participate in exercise programs, do arts and crafts, join a book club, attend classes through a learning program, and attend a variety of live music performances.
Outreach in Wyoming, Michigan, means dealing with poverty. A new mentoring program aims to help kids succeed in school. One year in, it’s seeing some promising results.
Welcome to verdant Bocas del Toro, one of the nine provinces of Panama. Commercialized and touristy in accessible areas, at its heart it’s rainforest—a nutrient-rich, diverse eco-supersystem.
Eighties music—it doesn’t exactly conjure up thoughts of a Lenten concert series, but United Reformed Church in Somerville, New Jersey, has a ministry of music that started in that decade. Back then, it consisted of lunch, a brief worship service, and a concert each Wednesday during Lent.
A pastor is now leading others through a discipleship process that was transformative in his own life.
It seemed like a modest thought: to Google “how to grow grapes from seeds.” WikiHow gave me 10 simple (or not so simple) steps:
To revitalize its mission and ministry, a congregation on Long Island is investing in ways to become more welcoming, passionate, vital, risky, and generous.
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.
General Synod 2014 met June 12-17 on the campus of Central College in Pella, Iowa, and addressed