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On November 1, we, the young people of Oak Lawn and South Holland, sponsored a Reformation Day Mass Meeting for our two congregations. We usually hold mass meetings for our two societies only, but this time it was decided to try something different and invite the whole two congregations.

We had a good turnout; our auditorium was filled.

Several special numbers were given and Rev. Vanden Berg gave a very interesting talk on the topic: The Reformation in our Fatherland.

We all went in the church basement afterwards for refreshments and everyone went home feeling he had spent an enjoyable evening with others.

On December 13, the young people of South Holland got together for a party given by their society president, vice-president, and wives.

Games were played, gifts were picked out of a grab-bag, and a delicious lunch was served by Mrs. H. C. Hoeksema and Mrs. G. A. Van Baren. Our evening closed with the singing of a few Christmas carols.

An enjoyable time was had by all who attended the party.

Originally published in:

Vol. 18 No. 1 February 1958