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Welcome

Welcome, everyone! Welcome to another year of Young People’s society life. The past year ended with the wonderful 1992 convention spon­sored by our Faith PRC of Jenison, MI. Many thanks go out to the congregation of Faith and especially to the steering committee for this year’s convention. It had what a convention should have – […]

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Again we begin this new season with anticipation as the past season has concluded with the 1988 Convention.  We look forward to meeting together in our societies, attending mass meetings and singspirations, as well as meeting each other in events sponsored by the Federation Board. This past society year was a busy and enjoyable one.  […]

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I Believe

“I believe in God the Father, Almighty, maker of heaven and earth: And in Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son, our Lord. Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary. Suffered under Pontius Pilate; was cruci­fied, dead and buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the […]

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What are Young People’s Societies?

Several months ago I was asked to put some ideas concerning Young Peoples Society attendance in writing for the Beacon Lights. The following article shares some of my ideas which should applied to our present ’78-’79 society season and any future society season. One question came up about the age of those attending. For some […]

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Bonded Together

According to Webster, the word society can mean any organized group of people joined together because of some interest in common. By taking a close look at the words “organized,” and “joined,” and the phrase “because of some interest,” it is my hope to convey to you my thoughts concerning the importance of our young […]

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Is Vacation from Society Necessary?

Non-young people, read this article. This certainly can also be applied to Mr. and Mrs., Mens, Ladies Societies, Bible Classes and Discussion Groups. The summer should never be a vacation from studying God’s Word. Let us be careful that our fleshly lusts and pleasures don’t shove out Bible study. Ed. Why is it that our […]

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Reflections of Young People’s Society

The thought crossed my mind over and over again. It was a Sunday after­noon, the room was full of young people, the Bibles were all open in front of them and they were involved in another society meeting. I just wondered how many would be here if the decision was left up to them. Was […]

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The Rewards of Leading Young People’s Society

One evening last Fall, responding to a knock on the door, I was confronted by two young members of our Hudsonville church. Having recently received several commit­tees seeking contributions, I instinctively reached for my checkbook, supposing that I was about to be asked for another con­tribution. As it turned out, I was asked to contribute, […]

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Speaking Up

Plagued by a lack of discussion in their young people’s society, the members of the program committee of First Church’s Senior Society decided to give an after-recess program that would encourage more active participation in Bible discussion. On these lines, the committee distributed an outline of Bible texts and a few appropriate questions under the […]

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What My Society Means to Me – March 1940

The highway stretched out before us! For a long time I sat gazing out of the car window as we rode along: gazing at the fields still covered with a thin layer of snow, at the trees grouped together on the side of a hill, at the old wood farm houses and the newly painted […]

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What My Society Means To Me – December 1970

Another young people’s society season has begun. In fact, most of our societies have been meeting for several months by this time. What is your reason for attending society meetings? How important is young people’s society to you? Are you an active, participating member? Do you hope to benefit in any way? I hope to […]

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Sunday Christians

Is Sunday the only day we serve God? Is Sunday the only day we turn our minds from our everyday labors and think about God? Are our thoughts turned more towards our earthly goals on earth during the week and suddenly turned heavenward on Sundays? I’m beginning to think so. We are Sunday Christians.  We […]

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Sunday Christians

Dear Mark, Your writing of the “Open Forum” in the June-July issue of Beacon Lights was very well written, and the subject was very interesting.  I may not have much to say, but a little is always welcomed, I understand. I believe we should continue on the same scale we now have with regard to […]

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Your Society Meetings – A Gift

Dear Covenant Young People, By this time, you have undoubtedly well entered upon another new year of Young People’s Society work in your church.  You probably have elected officers, decided upon the book for your Bible study, and determined the type of after-recess program which you hope to have.  All these preliminaries are past.  Now, […]

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Introspection

The evolution of the institutionalized church has not only given us a fine, tra­ditional order of worship and a some­what questionable practice of budgeted church management. It has also neatly woven a distinctive societal demeanor into our way of life which, if individual­ly and collectively energized properly, proves to be a real help toward Christian […]

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Your Society

Are you satisfied with your so­ciety? If you are, you need not read further, for the things we wish to discuss are intended for those who are not satisfied with the Young People’s Society of their church. If you feel that the ulti­mate has been achieved in the ac­tivities of your society and that no […]

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Up From the Ranks

Until a short while ago, the Young People’s Society of South Holland was led by the minister of the church who was and still is its president.  We could say that as that leadership was, so was the caliber of the meetings and to a certain extent also of the society. This arrangement was nice […]

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South Holland Young People’s Society

It was in the year 1932 when Rev. P. De Boer organized our Young People’s Society.  Rev. De Boer was our president for six years.  Then Rev. Vermeer became our president, who labored in our midst seven years.  It was during these years that South Holland held the first Protestant Reformed Young People’s Convention.  We […]

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A Little Talk…

Recently, I gave a little, informal talk in our Young People’s Society and at the request of our Editor-in-chief, who seems to hear about things, I will pass on a few of the thoughts which I expressed at that time to the readers of our Beacon Lights and especially to the members of our Societies. […]

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Don’t be an APE or a PAPA

Recently while checking the roll call book of one of our societies I noticed that the three letters which are used to designate the attendance record can also sometimes arrange themselves that they form the words in this heading. Absent, present, excused – APE! Present, absent, present, absent – PAPA! It’s not good. For, even […]

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Young People’s Societies Report

News from Holland: In these days of turmoil and strife, worldly mindedness and sin, the Christian realizes more and more the urgent need to Christian fellowship. We cannot expect to find this type of fellowship in the world. This is alone found where God’s people are gathered together. Our church and societies are the means […]

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