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Celebrating Family Ties


Rev. Carol Bechtel, president of the synod of the Reformed Church in America, brought greetings to the CRC.

“It’s odd, isn’t it, how those of us who find our home in the Reformed family of faith can recognize each other almost instinctively?” she said. “To look into each other’s eyes, and to listen to each other’s conversations, is to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that we are family—close family.”

Bechtel spoke to delegates about the many joint efforts between the RCA and the CRC in publishing, curriculum, disability concerns, and more.

“In a world where resources are increasingly scarce and the witness of the church is increasingly urgent,” she told delegates, “it makes so much sense for us to work together. In fact, it’s incumbent upon us to work together.”

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