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From Pastor’s Desk

Sometimes, it takes the interruption of a worker hitting a gas line to realize how involved in our work we all are here at First Reformed Church. So when this happened on a weekday in July on the construction site on Hiram Square, and our block was immediately encircled by fire trucks, police and utility vehicles, all our activities immediately came to an abrupt halt. Continue reading

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A pessimist who sees this as a sign that we are losing our rootedness in the ground! Theologically much more interesting is the perception that here, in the new sanctuary, we will be carried by the life beneath. Continue reading

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From Pastor’s Desk

it is also important to remember that we are not a people just because we happened to be here, or because we have shared similar experiences that brought us together. It’s not that simple, because the One who called us into being as a people is Jesus Christ. We sit around his Table, and we follow his call. Continue reading

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From Pastor’s Desk

Room for All (RfA) is an organization whose mission is the welcome and full affirmation of LBTGQ people in the Reformed Church in America. Supporters of the organization in West Michigan are planning a major fundraising dinner on October 28. … Continue reading

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From Pastor’s Desk

A lot has been said since July 10 when the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Financing Agency awarded our Dina’s Dwelling project with $2.4 million dollars. Within the first minutes of the decision, already 349 people knew about it via … Continue reading

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From Pastor’s Desk – June 2014

We are a blessed church in that so many young people have joined in the last few years. I was surprised on Sunday, June 22, when we had a good worship attendance, yet there were only three among us, who … Continue reading

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From Pastor’s Desk May 2014

Earlier this year, I received a request from a Reformed church in Middelburg, South Africa. The sender was Rev. Molehe. He asked whether we could consider building a special relationship between our two congregations.
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