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What is the Reformed Church?

Written by Thursday, 13 March 2008 02:53
Many people notice our building on Hwy. 3 but haven’t got a clue what goes on inside. Many, it seems, never dare venture in to a worship service. We have the reputation of being too Dutch and too strict and that makes a lot of people nervous. Some have the impression that they are not welcome among us and so they stay away. Is this really the case? What kind of a church are we?

Embracing Christmas

Written by Thursday, 13 March 2008 02:51
"Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalm 37:4)Many people dream of some sort of utopia, a life without struggle or disease, a life full of happiness and fulfillment.

Divine Waiter?

Written by Thursday, 13 March 2008 02:48
Divine Waiter? “They wilfully put God to the test by demanding the food they craved.” (Psalm 78:18) Sam was on his way home after a very hard day when the thought struck him that what he really needed was a meal with great service from his favourite restaurant. When he arrived there he ordered a vein-clogging, gut-irritating meal. He couldn’t wait to sink his teeth into it and began to annoyingly thump his fingers on the table as he waited.About twenty minutes and many watch-checks later, Sam saw the waiter heading toward his table. His first thought was to congratulate…

Celebrate Jesus’ Ascension!

Written by Thursday, 13 March 2008 02:44
Celebrate Jesus’ Ascension! “And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight.” (Acts 1:9)It is a fact Have you ever wondered about the reality of Christ’s ascension into heaven? Have you ever wondered why Christians would make such a big deal out of it? I mean, what comfort can there be in having Jesus Christ in heaven? Let’s first establish that the ascension is a fact and not fiction or myth. Right there in the sight of His disciples Jesus was taken up from…

Are we the “Dutch” Church?

Written by Thursday, 13 March 2008 02:41
Are we the “Dutch” Church? “Hi, my name is Peter. I just moved into town.”“Nice to meet you. What brings you to Carman?”“I’m a pastor over at the Canadian Reformed Church.”“Oh, so you’re the new pastor of the Dutch church?”“Dutch church?? Well, not really…”So went the first of many conversations in my first few weeks in town. That reaction got me thinking about our identity – are we the “Dutch” church? If people in Carman think that way, they may have the impression that our church is only for Dutch people, that if you’re not Dutch then you’re not welcome…

Our Pastor

Rev. S.C. Van Dam
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