On July 11, the Young People’s Federation Board Outing was held at North Shore Park. Supper was served at 6:30 and games followed.
On June 29, a Singspiration was held in Hope Church sponsored by the Federation Board.
Mrs. Jacob Mantel, the oldest member of the Doon congregation, celebrated her 85th birthday on June 9.
Hudsonville held its annual church picnic on Wednesday, June 25 in Huges Park.
Doon Park was the scene of the School Picnic of Doon School on June 4. A ballgame was held, followed by a potluck lunch.

Chet Haveman from Hudsonville and Sharon Prince from First on June 19.
On June 14, Ted Pipe and Jane Brummel from Southeast.

Rev. and Mrs. Decker from Doon, a son, Timothy Robert
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lenting from South Holland, a daughter
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Blankespoor of Doon, a daughter

Doon Church received as members in full communion Mrs. Kenneth Post and Mrs. Jerry VanDenTop.
Mr. and Mrs. G. Vanden Berg have transferred from Hope to Holland.

The address of Jerry VanDenTop from Doon is:
Spec. 4 Jerry VanDenTop
N G 26819941
Co. B, 2nd Bn.
S O 1st Inf., 101st Airborne Div.
A.P.O. San Francisco, Cal. 96383
At present Jerry is in a combat zone in Vietnam.
Larry Koole from Hope returned home for a few weeks furlough before leaving for Vietnam. Don Jonker also was home on furlough before leaving for duty at the Panama.

Originally Published in:
Vol. 29 No. 5 August 1969

On May 11 at 9:00 the young people of Hope Church sponsored a talent program. The offering was for convention travel expenses.
On May 18, a singspiration was held in First Church. On June 15, the Federation Board sponsored a singspiration at Southwest.
On May 1, the Young People’s Spring Banquet was held at First Church. Mr. J. Huisken was the speaker.
The Federation Board sponsored a Family Nite on May 23. Supper was served and many activities were planned.


Following the evening church service on April 27, the choir of the South Holland Church presented a short program.
On Thursday evening, May 8, the Young People’s Society of South Holland sponsored a baked goods sale at the meeting of the Ladies’ Auxiliary.
On May 21, the Kindergarten class of Hope School presented a program at Hope Church.
Graduation of the ninth grade of the Hope School was held on Wednesday, June 4 at 8:00 PM in Hope Church. Rev. Engelsma was the speaker. On June 5, the Adams School held graduation exercises at First Church. On June 6, graduation exercises of the South Holland School were held. Rev. R. Decker was the speaker.
On May 24, the young people of Hope Church sponsored a car wash at Covenant Christian. Proceeds were for the convention expenses. On May 23, the young people of South Holland sponsored a soup supper for the Young People’s Convention.
The South Holland Church held their annual Memorial Day Picnic again this year. The picnic began at 10:00 AM with a fellowship hour and continued through the day.
On April 8, Miss Stella Wierenga from First Church celebrated her 81st birthday. Mr. Miedema and Mrs. Korhorn from Hope recently celebrated their 84th birthdays. On May 1, Hudsonville’s oldest member, Mr. C. Woodwyk, celebrated his 96th birthday.


Mr. and Mrs. Peter DeVries from Hope have transferred to First.
On April 6, Mr. William Lafferty made public confession of faith in First Church.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Van Baren have transferred from South Holland to Southwest.
Mrs. Grace Van Baren and Ruth have transferred from South Holland to First.


Mr. and Mrs. Dale Bartelds from First, a son.
Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Pastoor from First, a son.
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Lenting from South Holland, a daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerrit Holleman from South Holland, a daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. Len Brinks from Hudsonville, a daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Cook from Hope, a daughter.


Miss Janis Miedema from Hope and Mr. Wm. Bates on May 9.
Mr. Burton Van Prooyen and Miss Ardess Heyes from South Holland on April 18.
Mr. John Hoekstra and Miss Marie Kuiper from Hope on May 29.


The address of George Bodbyl from Hudsonville is:
Pvt. George Bodbyl
US 54997156 Co. A 8 Bn.
Fort Knox, Kentucky 40121
The address of Larry Koole from Hope is:
Pvt. Larry Koole US 5499443
Co. C 3 Bn. 3 Bde (AIT)
2nd Platoon
Fort Polk, La. 71459
The address of Will Haveman from Hudsonville is:
Will Haveman US 54985935
H. H. B. 1st Bn.
30th Arty. 1st Cav.
A.P.O. San Francisco, California 96490
Addresses for the servicemen from Hope:
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Miedema
44 Jackson Street
Ft. Stewart, Georgia

Originally Published in:
Vol. 29 No. 4 June July 1969

On March 26 the Federation Board very successfully sponsored an auction at the Van Hill Furniture Company. All items were donated by members of the various congregations and all profit will be used by the Board to help defray expenses for the coming young people’s convention.
On Friday, March 28, the Hope School presented their all-school program at First Church. The theme “God’s Unbreakable Chain of Salvation” was expressed by the students through word and song.
The consistory of Loveland announced that it has decided to release its pastor, Rev. Engelsma, as the Mission Committee requested, to preach and labor in Pella, Iowa, May 18-June 22. Also, on April 8, Rev. Lubbers and Mr. H. Meulenburg with their wives left to work for six weeks in Jamaica.
The students of Hope School attended chapel services Monday, March 31, in the Hope Church to hear Rev. Heys speak to them. The school’s spring vacation was held the week following Easter, April 7-11.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Garvelink from Hudsonville, a daughter.

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald VanDenTop and six baptized children have transferred their membership form the church in Doon, Iowa, to Hope Church.

Will Haveman from Hudsonville returned home for several weeks before leaving for duty in Vietnam.
On Wednesday, March 26, Mr. Don Jonker from Hope Church left for service in the armed forces.
The addresses of the other servicemen from Hope Church are:
Pvt. Lawrence J. Koole
U.S. 51 800 000
E-10-5 USATCA 4th Platoon
Fort Knox, Kentucky 40121

S. A. Graeser TA2076-606
USCG Boat Yard, Curtis Bay
Baltimore, Maryland 21226

The thought for the week from Doon’s bulletin reads: “The mere fact that we believe in God and call Him, Lord, Lord, and likewise with Christ, is not proof in and of itself that we are serving Him, that we recognize His totalitarian demand and have yielded ourselves gladly and readily to Him.” On the bulletin of February 9, we read: “They that profess themselves to be Christ’s are known not only by what they say, but by what they practice. For the tree is known by its fruits.”

Originally Published in:
Vol. 29 No. 3 May 1969

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Potjer and their two baptized children have transferred from First to Hope.
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Gunnink and one child have transferred from First to Edgerton.
On February 23, public confession of faith was made by Ron Brands and Allen Brummel from Edgerton.

The Junior and the Senior Choir of Hudsonville presented their spring program on March 9.
On March 4, Rev. Woudenberg from Lynden spoke to the South Holland congregation on a facet of mission work by the local congregation. On March 14, Rev. Heys showed them slides of his mission work in Jamaica.
On March 8, the Hudsonville Young People’s Society sponsored a baked goods sale and a car wash.
On March 16, the Hope Heralds gave a program at the Hope Church.

The addresses of the Doon servicemen and their wives are:
Mr. and Mrs. R. Blankespoor
321 North Weber, Apt. 8
Colorado Springs, Colo. 80902

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry VanDenTop
1726 Clemson Dr., Apt. 30
Colorado Springs, Colo. 80090
Larry Koole from Hope left February 27 for induction into the armed forces.

Originally Published in:
Vol. 29 No. 2 April 1969

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