All who understand the Dutch language are warmly invited to Dutch Day 2017 which will be held in the Dundas Free Reformed Church on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Rev. W. E. Klaver will be speaking on "Leven in de eindtijd" Coffee will be served at 9:45 AM. The morning session begins at 10:30 and the afternoon at 1:00 PM.
Reformed Perspective Speaking Tour: The Grass is Greener: biblical stewardship vs. the world’s environmentalism.
There is more to it! We invite you, students and adults of any age, to hear Dr. Beisner encourage and inform us on this very relevant topic. The event will be held at Burgessville HRC on May 4, 2017 @ 7:30 pm. In the climate change debate the goal of secular environmentalists is nothing less than to save the world – clearly the BEST of good intentions. But God has this to say about good intentions: If anyone loudly blesses their neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse. – Proverbs 27:14 Or, to paraphrase, good intentions are not enough – not when they lead to a bad result. And we do have bad results already - it would seem that secular environmentalists have prioritized the planet over the people living in it. Their desire is to care for so called "Mother Earth" without acknowledging our Heavenly Father, the Creator and His command to be good stewards of all creation: earth and man. But how do we care for the planet and all the people too? Dr. Beisner will lead us through this maze of challenges with a Reformed Biblical foundation, solid scientific evidence and a dash of humour. You don't want to miss it! Dr. Beisner is a founder, and director of director of the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation (CornwallAlliance.org) and the author of Prosperity and Poverty: the Compassionate use of Resources in a World of Scarcity and Where Garden meets Wilderness: Evangelical Entry into the Environmental Debate.
On May 5, several hundred people will gather to support eighteen excited yet thankful PRTS students as they are awarded their theological degrees, plus two graduates recognized for completing their degree requirements last December. A total of two Master of Arts, seven Master of Divinity, and eleven Master of Theology degrees will be awarded, Lord willing. Remarkably, these twenty graduates—PRTS’s largest graduating class ever--came to PRTS from thirteen countries. Many will or have already returned home to take up calls as pastors and/or teachers; some have plans to further their education before entering full-time service. This year’s commencement speaker is Dr. Stephen Myers, Professor of Historical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. His message, A Vision for Ministry, will be taken from Revelation 1:12-20. Participating in this year’s ceremony will also include, Dr. David Murray, Professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology, who will open the service with a Psalter, Scripture reading, and prayer, Dr. Adriaan Neele, Director of the Doctoral Program and Professor of Historical Theology, who will introduce the commencement speaker, Dr. Joel Beeke, President and Professor of Systematics and Homiletics, who will give the graduating class a personal charge and each graduate a Bunyanesque name describing their personal character, Dr. Jonathan Engelsma, PRTS Board Chairman, who will award each graduate his or her degree on behalf of the seminary, and Dr. William VanDoodewaard, Professor of Church History, who will close the service with prayer. Thanks so much for your ongoing support, and please join with us, if possible, to share in this special occasion. Your presence means far more to these graduates (and to the faculty) than you know!
Creation Ministries Presentation
On May 6 Thomas Bailey from Creation Ministries International will introduce "How Do You Know? Who Was There?" at 7:00 pm at the Heritage Reformed Church in Burgessville.
March for Life - Thursday, May 11 in Ottawa
On Thursday, May 11, join ARPA Canada and Jubilee Canadian Reformed Church in Ottawa for the Reformed Pro-Life Prayer Service (held at First Baptist Church, 140 Laurier Ave. W, Ottawa) at 10:00am, then head to Parliament Hill to join thousands of Canadians in standing up for pre-born human rights at the 20th annual March for Life. Register by Monday, May 8 for a free paper-bag lunch. Email Hannah at Hannah@ARPACanada.ca to RSVP for lunch or visit ARPACanada.ca/M4L2017.
2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the annual March for Life in Ottawa. This year we have rented our own coach bus to travel there. We have about ten seats left and would like to extend an invitation to members of the church who are interested in standing up for the unborn in this way. We would love to have a few more adults join us. The bus will be leaving at 12:00 am on May 11, and return at approx. 11:30 pm on the same day. The cost is $50 per person. Contact Karen Schuurman (519-550-3787) if you are interested in attending. If you are unable to attend, but would still like to help in a small way, donations for the bus are welcome!
Please join us for an evening of song and praise. On Friday, May 12, the Lord willing, the Hosanna Choir along will be presenting a benefit concert in support of Rehoboth Christian School Norwich & Oxford Reformed Christian School at Knox Presbyterian Church, 59 Riddell Street, Woodstock at 8:00 p.m. The choir, directed by Herman den Hollander, is accompanied by Ryan Vandenberg (organ), Naomi Van Manen (piano), Scott Harrison and Aaron Hodgson (trumpets). Admission is $15/person or $35/family. We look forward to this evening and hope to see you all there.
We Need a Law "Stop Censorship" Tour
You are invited to learn about how the Government of Ontario is actively hiding abortion statistics in order to frustrate the ongoing work of helping women and advancing pre-born human rights and what you are able to do in this situation. For locations and dates, visit: http://li5u.trk.elasticemail.com/view?msgid=uwZNYaa89wQKHSMoKCQnjQ2
Celebrate and sing with LIBERTAS MALE CHOIR, directed by Martin Mans, from The Netherlands. If you like to sing, but too busy to commit for the entire year, now is the time to become a member! We welcome you to join us on our Canada’s 150th Celebrations Tour to Ottawa, Kingston, Peterborough, Whitby and Toronto in June, 2017. Or stay and be a part of our April 2018 trip to The Netherlands, a highlight for our Libertas choir. Use your voice in these beautiful cathedrals and enjoy the directing of Martin Mans and sing along with famous organist, Martin Zonnenberg. Brand-new songs will be studied on our first rehearsal for 2017 on Tuesday, January 31 2017 @ 6.30 PM. See our Website for more info. We look forward to your inquires and hope to have many new voices to start this New Year! Call 905. 522 0001 for all of the details. Or open our website: www.libertasvoices.com
Heritage Spring Retreat
This is your last chance to register for one of 3 options! Full Retreat: Fri. May 19 – Mon. May 22, Saturday only, or Saturday to Monday. Sign up deadline is Friday, May 12, 2017 at noon. You won’t miss out on a spiritually profitable time centered on the topics presented by Rev. Lewis, Rev. Richardson, Rev. Van Brugge, and Mr. Wagenaar. Visit our website at www.heritageretreat.ca to register and get further details. You won't want to miss out!
11th Annual Word & Deed Lake-to-Lake Bike-a-thon
Saturday, June 3, 2017 In support of the: Nakekela HIV/AIDS Clinic in South Africa Join us for our Bike-a-thon along the beautiful Niagara River! Challenge yourself with family and friends and bike the longer 40.5 km route, or enjoy the shorter 26 km route. The Bike-a-thon will be followed by a delicious (free) BBQ lunch! Help us exceed our goal of $100,000 (net) and 350 riders! There will be prizes for the top ten fundraisers. Please Note *This year, the longer route will be 40.5 km and will end at Queenston Heights Park (14184 Niagara Pkwy, Queenston, ON) Contact us at email@example.com if you have questions!
Word & Deed Update
John Otten, Word & Deed Projects Director, recently visited the Luke Society Hospital in the Dominican Republic. The purpose of the hospital is to provide medical care to those who cannot afford it, especially Haitians living in the Dominican, and to share the Gospel with all who enter the hospital’s doors. John was pleased to observe that the board and staff are passionate about the ministry, that they work in harmony together, and that they take time to speak to patients of the Lord and to pray with them. Please pray that the Lord will use this ministry to bring physical and spiritual healing to the patients who come to the hospital for help.
HRC Youth Conference
July 11-14 at Camp Michawana in Hastings, MI. This year’s theme is "Behold the Lamb of God". Be sure to reserve these dates for a special time of fellowship, growth and instruction in God's Word, as we hope to hear alluring topics on beholding the Lord Jesus as the Lamb of God. To receive the reduced price and reserve your place, register online now by visiting http://www.hrcgr.org/ministries/youth-conference. Direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Roger and Joan Vroegindewey at email@example.com
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