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Wednesday
Jan052011

guest speaker on early China mission

Dinner and Guest Lecture Jan. 18th 5:00-6:15, Hertzog Hall, NBTS.  Chris White, PhD student at Xiamen University in Fujian, China, who is this year’s Albert A. Smith Scholar in Reformed Church History, will be our presenter.  The title of his lecture is “Without Jobs and Without Idols: The Earliest Protestant Christians in Minnan.”      Chris will offer sketches of the some of the first Christian converts in the Amoy region (Southern Fujian) and discuss what was required of them, how their lives changed when they chose to officially enter the church, and possible motives for converting to this new faith.  All are welcome to attend.  Bring friends and colleagues.  Donation: $5.00 (no charge for students/faculty).  RSVP to bfillette@nbts.edu. Sponsored by the Reformed Church Center at New Brunswick Theological Seminary. Download a printable pdf flyer here.

Sunday
Jan022011

urgent prayer request for Christians in Egypt

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

As you may have already heard, a deadly explosion in front of the Saints Coptic Orthodox Church in Alexandria killed 21 and injured 80 worshipers as they exit the Church after New Year's Eve Prayers. The perpetrators are still unknown; however, Alexandria’s Governor blamed al-Qaida for the attack. Christians in Egypt has been suffering persecutions at the hands of radical Muslims for many years and this attack is the latest of many attacks that targeted Christians and churches in Egypt. Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on January 7th and many churches have canceled Christmas celebrations this year.  The Church in Egypt and the Middle East is in great need of our prayers and we urge you as members in the body of Christ to remember those martyrs and their families in your prayers and also to pray for peace in Egypt and the Middle East.



Wednesday
Dec292010

Mold Retirement Dinner Reservations Due January 3rd!

There are still seats available for the Fred Mold Retirement Dinner Celebration to be held on January 14th at the Imperia in Somerset, NJ.

Reservations are due by January 3rd. 

Mail your check for $45 to the Synod Office at 245 US Highway 22, Suite 106, Bridgewater NJ 08807 

If you have any questions please call Deb in the office at 908.393.2976

Tuesday
Dec282010

Send us your snow pictures from around the Synod!

The snow affected almost all of our churches on the weekend of December 26. Send us a picture of your church along with church name, location and classis, and a couple of sentences telling us how you fared during the storm. We'll create a picture gallery here on our site. Let's see if we can get pictures of all of our churches! Send pictures and text to bakelaar@comcast.net.

Monday
Dec202010

Prayer & Revitalization Happenings

Synod Executive, Rev. Luis Perez, asks for your prayer support for these upcoming events:

Pennsylvania & Western NJ Prayer Team

A group from the Regional Synod HOPE Team will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 27th at the Willow Grove Reformed Church to faciliate the formation of a local prayer group for our churches in the Philadelphia area.  Pray for the success of this new group.

Revitalization of Churches

A group of leaders from each classis will be gathering on February 28th for a conversation on church revitalization and how to share resources and revitalization tools across classis boundaries.  Pray that the Lord will bring wisdom and fresh ideas on how to do this best.