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Peace Reformed Church
About Peace Reformed

We believe that God is active in the world today changing lives. We believe that God speaks to us through the spoken word, music, prayer, Bible study, and fellowship. We recognize our need for God and come to worship expecting to see, recognize, and respond to God's presence in our lives.

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Our Ministries

You can grow spiritually through participation in weekly worship, education, Bible reading and study. In faithful congregations, inspiring worship and loving relationships flourish as the church builds community through a free and forgiven life.

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You can help others by using your unique gifts to help those in need as well as joining others to accomplish shared goals. Groups include mentoring activities, chancel choir, Gospel Mission work, quilting groups, and more.

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FROM THE PASTOR

from the pastor

The Drawback

There were many things I enjoyed about living in Michigan but one of the things that I missed was pheasant hunting. I would hear people in West Michigan talk about the good old days when there were pheasants everywhere but when I lived there if you saw a pheasant you pulled over to the side of the road to look at it because you rarely saw one. One day while at the Allegan County Fair I saw a booth for Pheasants Forever, which I thought rather oxymoronic at that time and in that place. So I went over to see what the person had to say. He was a state biologist for Pheasants Forever and told me he was trying to start a local chapter in Allegan County. Before I knew it I was signing up to attend a meeting and at that meeting was being elected the Treasurer for this new chapter. I became very involved in the work of this group, organizing and implementing fundraisers so that we could promote habitat for Pheasants. I had been doing it for a few years and then a call came from a church in Sioux City, Iowa so I had to give up my role with that group. It was somewhat a relief as I often felt overextended with my involvement. When we moved to Siouxland I thought I would give myself a year or two to relax, besides I needed to draw back a little from some things now that I was taking a new position with a new church start, life would be busy enough. It has been twelve years and even though I have attended a few fund raising banquets, I never re-engaged in this work. At one point I found myself feeling a little guilty but thought to myself that they did things so differently that I am better off staying uninvolved or maybe looking for a different group.

Human beings will disconnect by just drawing back. Sometimes we think we need a break. Sometimes we think we do not like the way things are going. Sometimes we think we are just not wanted or needed. Then when we feel disconnected we wonder why? Sometimes we may even blame others for the disconnected feeling. When the Preacher of Hebrew encourages us to run the race, we are told to cast off the things that hinder us; and just keep on keepin’ on. We are to look to Jesus who though was denied and rejected by those even close to him remained connected to his followers and all who would listen. We need to realize that sometimes people draw back and we need to help them re-engage. People who draw back need to realize and accept personal responsibility for disconnecting and take personal responsibility in reconnecting again.

PEACE MISSIONS

Bryent and Jenna Slagter missionaries

Volunteering in Niger

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BRYENT AND JENNA SLAGTER

as they prepare to serve as a youth pastor and a teacher’s aide at an international Christian school in Niamey, Niger, where the children of RCA missionary couples Tom and Aïchatou Johnson and Jeremy and Susan Beebout attend.

The Slagters will mentor students, contribute to the school’s spiritual mission, lead Bible studies, help teachers with lessons, and tutor students who need extra help. “We hope to be a witness for Christ while easing the minds of missionary parents who worry about the quality of their children’s education while they are engaged in cross-cultural ministry,” they say.

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