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From Pastor’s Desk

The recent developments at General Synod, the highest assembly of our denomination in the United States and Canada, have startled many. At first glance, the bone of contention is Resolution R16-16. If adopted by 2/3 of our Classes, it would bring a change to our Book of Church Order. The change would hold consistories responsible that their pastors do not officiate at same-sex weddings. Continue reading

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Pastor’s Desk

I wanted to share this picture with you, because it gives a great impression how our reconfiguration project was presented at General Synod this year. The Synod had gathered in Pella, IA and the presentation was part of the speech of the Synod President, Rev. Dr. Tom Smith. Rev. Tom is co-pastor of Faith Reformed Church in Rock Valley, IA. Continue reading

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Highlights of General Synod 2011

People from throughout the RCA gathered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for General Synod from June 16 to
21. Together, they prayed, worshiped, and made decisions regarding the life of the church. Among the
highlights from the week:The RCA participated in a historic joint session with the Christian Reformed
Church in North America. The denominations have been divided since the CRC split from the RCA in 1857. Continue reading

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