News From, For, and About Our Churches

Our Young People
August – the month of the Prot. Ref. Young People’s Convention! For those who attended, this was perhaps one of the most significant aspects of summer, 1970. For five days, August 19 – 24, the young people from almost every church came together in Hudsonville, We not only had many good times but also discovered more about ourselves and others as we discussed many topics under the theme “Strangers In A Strange Land.” Let us all hope the Convention spirit carries over into the years ahead!
A beach party was held on July 17 at North Shore Park in Muskegon for all the Grand Rapids area young people which was sponsored by the Federation Board.
A Pre-Convention Singspiration was held in First Church on August 16, the Sunday prior to convention week.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Kortering from Holland, a son.
Mr. and Mrs. G. Vanden Berg from Holland, a daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. Irv Velthouse from Hope in Walker, a daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. Leon Garvelink from Hope in Walker, a daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. Rog Berens from Hudsonville, a son.
Mr. and Mrs. Rich Huizinga from Hudsonville, a daughter.
Mrs. Dave Doezema from Hudsonville to First in Grand Rapids.
Mr. and Mrs. Vern Huber and children from Hudsonville to Kalamazoo.
Mr. and Mrs. Menno Smits from Oak Glen Chr. Ref. Church to South Holland.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur De Jong and ten baptized children from Oak Glen to South Holland.
Kenneth and Elizebeth De Jong from Oak Glen to South Holland.
Mrs. Robert Miedema Jr. from Highland Hills Chr. Ref. Church to Hope in Walker.
Miss Peggy Bertsch from Ebenezer Prot. Ref. in Forbes to Hope in Walker.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hoven and three daughters from South East to Hope in Walker.
Mr. Myron Moody from the Cornville Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Maine to Hope in Walker.
Mr. Brent Overway from Calvary Ref. to First in Holland, Mich.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Boer and five baptized children from South Holland to Loveland.
Mr. and Mrs. John Heys from South Holland to Loveland.
Confession of faith was made by Mrs. Ben Huizinga in Holland.
Miss Floella Griess was received as a confessing member in Loveland.
Mr. Will Haveman from Hudsonville and Miss Sue Aardema on June 26.
Our Servicemen
Rick Huizinga’s new address is: PFC Richard Huizinga 380-54-2614, Co. B. 79 3d M.P. Bn., A.P.O. New York, New York 09114
Larry Koole from Hope Church in Walker has returned home from Vietnam. Welcome home, Larry!
Our Pastors
“The coming of the antichrist” is the title of Rev. D. Engelsma’s latest pamphlet. The Church Extension Committee in Loveland now puts out one pamphlet each month.
In September Rev. Lubbers and his wife will return to Jamaica where he will become once again missionary of our churches. We bid him and his wife Godspeed!
On Wednesday, September 2, Installation Services were held to install Rev. Lubbers as missionary of our churches.

Originally Published in:
Vol. 30 No. 5 August September 1970