Time is speeding by and before we know it the convention will be here. We hope you all plan to attend and we will try and give you a picture of what to expect.

Once again the convention will be held on a weekend with the usual registration taking place from 7:00-10:00 p.m. on Thursday in the basement of First Church. The necessary fees will be collected at this time.

In case you straggled in late Thursday night, from 8:00-9:00 a.m. Friday morning will be set aside for this. Following this will be the business meeting, which with your cooperation we should be able to finish by noon and thus leave more time for other activities. After lunch there will be a debate followed by the annual East-West ball game. Next on the agenda that day is the convention picture to be taken at 7:15 pm in front of First Church. The Mass Meeting will follow at 8:00 pm. Here the first of the speeches will be given on “How Great Thou Art in Creation.” We hope you know the various animals because your knowledge will be tested at the get- acquainted hour.

Saturday will be spent at the Jack and Jill Ranch in Muskegon. We hope you haven’t forgotten the good time you had there in 1966. In the afternoon the second speech will begin on “How Great Thou Art in Our Salvation.” The committee is working hard to have something different after supper.

Following church Sunday morning there will be discussion groups at 2:30 in First church basement. After the evening service a singspiration will be held at 9:00 in First church.

Everyone will wake up early Monday morning with hot pancakes on their mind. If it is necessary, and we hope it isn’t, any leftover business will be taken care of immediately after breakfast. Otherwise we will head for Tunnel Park by Lake Michigan so don’t forget your swimsuit and towel. After about 2:00 a lot of the girls will probably want to leave to get ready for the banquet which will be held at the Sveden House at 6:00. Here the final speech will be given on “How Great Thou Art in Our Lives.” We hope that as you sing “God Be With You Til We Meet Again” that you will go away feeling spiritually strengthened and also closer to our young people.

We also hope that you will take part in ALL the activities so that others can really see “How Great Thou Art” witnessed by us in our lives.

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Jael: An Example of Christian Warfare

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Indiana Mini Convention Review 2021

One of this year’s “mini conventions” was hosted by Grace and Grandville Protestant Reformed Churches at Quaker Haven Camp. Located just over two hours away in northern Indiana, the camp was a perfect fit for the 120 kids and 15 chaperones who attended. A total of twelve different churches were represented: Byron Center, Faith, First […]

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Editorial, November 2021: Catechism Season

At the point that this edition of Beacon Lights arrives in the homes of our subscribers, most young people in the Protestant Reformed Churches will have been sitting under the catechism instruction of their pastor or elders for more than a month. If our readers are honest, that observation probably comes with a (quiet) sigh […]

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