Wednesday, May 02, 2007

The new church to be established between Ancaster and Cornerstone Canadian Reformed Churches will be called "Providence." Thus the members of the new parish voted yesterday evening. The new consistory will, Lord willing, be constituted June 24 which will also mark the institution of Providence Church. A few short months ago we established the Streetlight Mission Church downtown. Christ is busy here, gathering, defending and preserving his church. May we be faithful and effective tools in his hands! May he be pleased to use us for his good purposes!


Anonymous said...

We already have a Providence Canadian Reformed Church here in Edmonton. It's had that name since 1981. I guess a name can be used twice since church names aren't trademarked (AFAIK).


George van Popta said...

Richard, I had hoped for a different name (because of the reason you state) but it's the one (out of 10) that the parishioners of the new congregation chose.

Anonymous said...

Out of curiosity, what were the other names suggested?

Richard Horlings

George van Popta said...

Let's see if I can remember: Salem, Shalom, Hope, Faith, Calvary, Central, Elim, Redemption and Maranatha.

How's life in Edmonton, Richard? Or are you back in this neck of the woods?