RCUS News

Women in Church History: Anne Bradstreet

(1612–1672) America’s First Published Poet Anne Bradstreet, one of the earliest American colonists, was both the daughter and wife of Massachusetts governors, and she became the mother of eight children. Her poems reveal a well-educated woman who avidly observed the natural world, delighted in her husband and children, and above all gloried in Christ. Her

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The Gospel-Forward Church, Part 2

In our first look at the gospel forward church, we talked about how to talk to neighbors, friends and family about Jesus.  As you may recall, we are not all called to be theology professors, but we are all called to be witnesses – to just tell people what happened. Today, however, we are going

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The Local Church: Where Christ Equips His Saints

When the conversation, as you’re out and about turns to “church,” what commonly comes to the fore is preconceived notions and assumptions about “church:” “church” as organized religion not needed or wanted.  Or “church” is where I got burned by a bad experience. Or “church” as in I haven’t yet found one that suits my

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South Central Classis

Under sunny late-winter skies, the 2024 Annual meeting of South Central Classis got under way at Emmanuel Reformed Church in Sutton, NE on March 18 at 1:00 p.m. Unfortunately, President Matthew Powell became ill while traveling to Classis and was, therefore, unable to attend this year’s meeting. Knowing that all things, including health and sickness,

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Northern Plains Classis

Beloved saints in Christ Jesus, “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Eph. 1:2).  Although it was cold and snowy outside, it did not match the warmth of love and fellowship inside as the Northern Plains Classis (NPC) held their 39th annual spring meeting at Christ Reformed Church

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Western Classis

Meeting this year at Grace Reformed Church in Willows, the Western Classis enjoyed excellent hospitality and good fellowship. Rev. Doug Schlegel, elected as president for a second consecutive year, ably led the proceedings, while Rev. Ruben Zartman took up the post of clerk. These men and the addition of Elder Jeff Jones comprise the executive

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Covenant East Classis

This year’s classis meeting was held at Peace Reformed Church in Garner, IA. Peace Reformed Church was established in 1878, a time when congregants came to church using horses rather than automobiles, and there was no such thing as the incandescent or florescent light bulb. Pastors were compensated with meat, eggs, milk and feed for

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Congregational News

Church News: RCUS Youth Retreat

Over 30 RCUS teens from across Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska and Colorado gathered for a Mid-Winter Youth Retreat in Casper, Wyoming on March 1-3, 2024. Hosted by Christ Reformed Church (Casper), this youth retreat provided the opportunity for young adults to build upon relationships formed at Heidelberg Youth Camp in the Black Hills.

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A Recent Meeting of the Minnkota Classis

The synodical Welcoming Committee, through the Reformed Group Network, continues to find groups of believers, pastors, and churches exploring their denominational options. Three pastors have entered the RCUS ministries, with one church (and perhaps others) in the process of joining the RCUS. In addition, the Reformed Group Network, through our website, introduces small groups to

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Westminster Biblical Missions Eastern Europe News

Rev. Douglas Schlegel and Rev. Howard Sloan returned from a recent trip to Szék, Romania. The trip started off on a high point with a confirmation service for a young woman named Emőke Vigh. Over two Sundays and the six evenings in between, Rev. Schlegel and Rev. Sloan brought messages from the Parables in the

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Prisoners for Jesus Christ in China
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Prisoners for Jesus Christ in China

Pastor Wang Yi & Elder Zhang Chunlei We believe and are obligated to teach the world that the one true and living Triune God is the Creator of the universe, of the world, and of all people. All men should worship God and not any man or thing. We believe and are obligated to teach

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Classis

March can be a busy month for the RCUS, as all four of the Classes have their annual meetings. The RCUS Constitution deals with the nature and duties of the Classis in Articles 76-94.  First of all, there is a definition: ARTICLE 76 A Classis consists of the ministers residing within a district designated by

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