Reformed Congregations in North America
|Reformed Congregations in North America|
|Region||Canada, United States|
|Separated from||Netherlands Reformed Congregations|
The Reformed Congregations in North America has official ties with the Reformed Congregations in the Netherlands, and the churches are mainly in Canada. It has approximately 1747 members, three churches in Canada and one in the United States in 2012. The theology focus is mainly on the time of the Further reformation. The largest church is the congregation of Chilliwack with over 1,200 members.
In Canada in Lethbridge and in Chilliwack congregations decided to cooperate. In 1967 the Chilliwack Congregation decided in its meeting to cooperate and join forces with the Reformed Congregations in the Netherlands. On June 28, 1968 the first classis meeting was held in Lethbridge, Alberta.
The Chilliwack Reformed Congregation's building was dedicated in 1969, it was several times enlarged and extended, recently in 2004 from 800 to 1,200 seats. Since 2011 the church has new pastor Rev. A. Geuze. The Lethbridge Congregation had a new building in 2008, with 325 seats.
|Congregation||Members 2012||Members 2013||Members 2014||Members 2015||Minister|
|Chilliwack, British Columbia||1174||1209||1251||1274||Rev. A. Geuze|
|Prospect Park, New Jersey||21||21||21||21||vacant|
- "Ledental Geref. Gemeenten in Ned. in 2012 vrijwel gelijk gebleven". www.refdag.nl.
- "Classis". 4 June 2012.
- "Ds. A. Geuze (GGiN) bevestigd te Chilliwack".