Schaap Helps Northcentral Iowa Celebrate CRC Anniversary

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Churches in northcentral Iowa celebrated the Christian Reformed Church’s 150th birthday with worship services in Parkersburg Sept. 9 and in Kanawha Sept. 23.

Author and Dordt College English professor James Schaap delivered the keynote address at both locations on the topic “Will There Be a Bicentennial?” Schaap discussed the CRC in the past, noted overall church trends today, and speculated as to what the future may hold for the denomination.

Attendees appreciated Schaap’s message. “It was a good job of putting things in perspective,” said Glenn Arkema of Woden CRC.

Both services also featured a hymn sing, choirs, and communion.  

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Paul Delger is a long time professional writer and inspirational speaker to young people and lives in Kanawha, Iowa.