News From, For, and About Our Churches

On January 29 at the Adams St. School in Grand Rapids, Dr. W. Meester spoke to “all concerned parents and friends” on “The Christian Approach to Drug Abuse.” He alerted his audience of the danger signals and effects of drug abuse. The speech was informative as well as timely.
The Junior Mr. and Mrs. Society of the Hope Church in Walker have taken on a new and worthwhile project! Recordings are made of their church services and are then sent to the sick members within the church as well as to their five servicemen.
On Feb. 3 the Federation Board sponsored a double-header basketball game in Hudsonville for the whole family to enjoy. The competition was between the men of the Hope-Hudsonville area and those from the Grand Rapids area.
Rev. H. Veldman delivered the last public lecture on Feb. 6 in the Calvin Chr. High gym in Grandville. His topic was “God’s Love not Common but Particular.”
News from the active young people in South Holland: One Dec. 18 they held a Christmas party in their church basement and on Jan. 8 a tobogganing party was held at Palos Heights. One Feb. 8 they sponsored a singspiration in their church with the collection going for Jamaican missions.
Just an interesting sermon title found on Holland’s bulletin – “An Underground Church Under Ground,” Numbers 16:31-33.
Miss Sally Elzinga transferred from Hope to Oaklawn.
Mrs. Time Pipe (nee Engelsma) transferred from Hope to Southeast.
Mr. Don Offringa transferred from Southeast to Hope.
Mr. Robert Brands transferred from Edgerton to Loveland.
Mr. Dave Lanting transferred from Edgerton to Southeast.
Confessions of faith in Holland: Miss Joyce Heys.
We welcome also the following new members within our churches: Mrs. Ivan Elzinga at Hope, Mr. Henry Bergman at Hudsonville, and Mr. Martin Wustman at Hope.
Mrs. John Lanning from Hope and Mr. Martin Wustman on January 14.
Mr. and Mrs. James Eldersveld of Hope, a son.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Vanden Top of Hope, a son.
Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Huisken of Hudsonville, a son.
Mr. and Mrs. D. Gleason of Southeast, a daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. P. Nobel of Southeast, a daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Brummel of South Holland, a daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Medema of South Holland, a daughter.
Our Servicemen
Mr. Bob Velthouse of Hope has left for six months duty in the Army Reserve.
Mr. George Bodbyl of Hudsonville, after a short furlough, has left for duty in Germany.
Mr. Doug Miedema of Hudsonville has left for four months service in the armed forces.
The address of Robert Koontz of South Holland is: Robert Koontz SRB 56-94-46, Co. 699 RTC, Great Lakes, Ill. 60088.
Our Pastors
The address of Rev. and Mrs. John Heys is: General Delivery, White Sand Post Office, Montego Bay, Jamaica, West Indies.
On January 8 Rev. Kuiper was installed in our Pella church. Rev. Engelsma spoke on “The Minister’s Calling” and Rev. Vanden Berg performed the installation.
Rev. and Mrs. J. Heys have left their church in Holland for three months mission work in Jamaica. We wish them Godspeed and welcome Rev. and Mrs. Lubbers back home again.

Originally Published in:
Vol. 30 No. 1 March 1970