1995:Nov.27 - Former Christian Reformed Congregations Federate to Form " Fellowship of Uniting Reformed Churches"
1995:Nov.25 - Alliance Minority Declines to Join Federation; Meeting Convened by Interim Committee Chair Gathers Fifteen Percent of Delegates to Continue as Alliance of Reformed Churches
1995:Nov.24 - Calvin Women Receive Thanksgiving Gift: Six Female Seminarians Licensed to Exhort by Calvin Seminary Board
1995:Nov.08 - Interclassical Conference Urges Christian Reformed Synod to Lead Denomination in Repentence; Calls for Formulation of " Covenant Union" of CRC Conservatives. [Note: This file incorporates files numered nr95-106a.txt, and nr95-106b.txt. No substantial changes were made in this incorporation.]
[1995:Nov.03] - Text of the Adopting Act for the General Association of Reformed Congregationalists
1995:Oct.31 - Reformed Congregationalists Convene New Fellowship at Site of Charles Finney's Heresy Trial
1995:Oct.23 - Grand Rapids East Attempts Compromise on Question of How to Minister to Christian Reformed Gays
1995:Oct.23 - Alliance of Reformed Churches: New Federation on the Way?
1995:Oct.21 - Text of Classis Wisconsin Overture re. Homosexuality
1995:Oct.21 - Text of Classis Grand Rapids East Study Committee Report on Ministry with Persons who are Homosexual
[1995:Oct.21] - List of Classis Decisions on Women in Office [Sept.11/Oct.18]
1995:Oct.20 - Dordt College Announces Presidential Appointment
1995:Oct.19 - Iakota Rejects Interclassical Conference
1995:Oct.19 - Christelijke Gereformeerde Kerken in Nederland Sever Ties with Christian Reformed Church in North America
1995:Oct.18 - CRC Board of Trustees Appoints Committee to Review Local Church Property Issues
1995:Oct.18 - Atlantic Northeast Votes Down Women in Office, Overtures Christian Reformed Synod to Overturn 1995 Decision
1995:Oct.17 - Media Alert: Will Classis Grand Rapids East Become a "Safe Place" for Christian Reformed Gays?
1995:Oct.14 - Classis Pacific Northwest Makes Christian Reformed History by Declaring Word "Male" Inoperative
1995:Oct.09 - Classis Wisconsin Overtures Christian Reformed Synod to Declare that Members who "Deny the Biblical Condemnation of All Homosexual Behavior" are Subject to Discipline
1995:Oct.09 - Most Christian Reformed Classes Decline Synodical Option to End Prohibition on Women in Office
1995:Oct.09 - Classis Lake Erie Appoints Committee to Review Synod 1995 Decision on Women in Office
1995:Oct.09 - Classis Wisconsin Rejects Overture to Sever Calvin College from Christian Reformed Denomination
1995:Oct.09 - Mid-America Reformed Seminary Finds New Indiana Home
1995:Sept.21 - Grand Rapids East Becomes First Christian Reformed Classis to Seat Women Elders
1995:Sept.19 - Classis Illiana Reserves Right to Discipline Churches Electing Women Elders
1995:Sept.13 - Classis Illiana "Encourages" Churches to Attend Interclassical Conference of CRC Churches Opposed to Women in Office
1995:Sept.09 - California South Announces Date and Location for Interclassical Conference of Christian Reformed Conservatives
1995:Sept.04 - Alliance of Reformed Churches' Oldest Serving Pastor Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Ordination
1995:Aug.29 - Grand Rapids Gets Third Dutch Reformed Seminary
1995:July 13 - Classis California South Calls Special Meeting to Discuss Christian Reformed Women in Office Decision
1995:June 21 - Synod Rejects Two Efforts to Require 1996 Ratification of Women in Office Decision
1995:June 21 - Synod Permits Classes to Declare Second Church Order Article "Inoperative"; Women May Now "Expound" or "Exhort"
1995:June 21 - CRC Challenges Future of Fund for Smaller Churches
1995:June 21 - Two Services on Sunday Rule is Now Optional
1995:June 21 - Change in Church Order Revision Process Will Ease Future Revision Attempts
1995:June 21 - No Discipline for Churches Ordaining Women or Refusing to Pay Denominational Ministry Shares
1995:June 21 (revised) - Synod Withholds Action on Korean-Language Classis
1995:June 20 - What May Non-Ordained Church Leaders Do? CRC Appoints Committee to Study "Official Acts of Ministry"
1995:June 19 - Christian Reformed Classes Permitted to Declare Church Order Ban on Women's Ordination "Inoperative"; Synod Decision Given Immediate Effect without Two-Year Ratification Process
1995:June 19 - CRC Clarifies Children's Communion Qualifications
1995:June 19 - Is There Poison in the Canadian Bacon? Canadian Council Issues Raise Questions Regarding CRC's Bi-National Character
1995:June 17 - Synod Shorts: Monday Schedule for Synod
1995:June 17 - Christian Reformed Synod Votes to Keep Fraternal Relations with Gereformeerde Kerken Despite Advocacy of Gay Rights
1995:June 17 - [Delayed news releases for some items of June 16 proceedings]
1995:June 16 - Synod Shorts: Other Friday Business Listed
1995:June 16 - Complete Text of the GKN President's Fraternal Address
1995:June 15 - "The Church Needs to be Cleansed": Synod Approves Guidelines for Abuse Allegations Against Church Leaders
1995:June 15 - Two "B's" for Calvin: Synod Ratifies Appointments of Byker and Bekker as College President, Seminary Academic Dean
1995:June 15 - John Suk Reappointed as Banner Editor Despite Flak Attack
1995:June 14 - Christian Reformed Synod Votes Down Overture to Disenfranchise Classis Grand Rapids East for Women Elders; Reformed Church in America General Synod Replaces Proposal for Merger with Request for Closer RCA-CRC Cooperation; Tentative Schedule Announced for Remainder of Synod
1995:June 14 - Reformed Church in America General Synod Replaces Proposal for Merger with Request for Closer RCA-CRC Cooperation
1995:June 13 - Synod 1995 Elects Officers, Recesses to Advisory Committees; Synod 1995 Elects Officers, Recesses to Advisory Committees
1995:June 12-13 - CRC Synod Begins with Packed Prayer Service
1995:June 7 - Informal update about Dr. John Gerstner's condition.
1995:May 26 - Reformed Church in America Overtured to Consider Merger with Christian Reformed Church by Year 2000
1995:May 26 - ANALYSIS: What's Coming to the Christian Reformed Synod?
1995:May 25 - ANALYSIS: Dallas Gets Set for General Assembly of America's Second-Largest Presbyterian Denomination; Annual Meeting Slated to Convene Amidst Charged Atmosphere
1995:May 25 - Westminster Presbytery Rules that Freemasons May Not Serve as Elders in Presbyterian Church in America
1995:May 25 - Leading PCA Denominational Figures Meet, Consider Strategy Against Concerned Presbyterians and Other "TR's"
1995:May 25 - Presbyterian Church in America Asked to Take Stand Against " Evangelicals and Catholics Together" Document
1995:May 25 - Dr. John E. Kim Appointed President of World's Largest Reformed Seminary in Seoul, Korea
1995:May 13 - Second PCA Presbytery Rejects Paedocommunion; Ordination Permitted but Pastor May Not Teach His Beliefs
1995:May 13 - Orthodox Presbyterians on the Move: New Office Building will Double Available Space for Denominational Committees
1995:May 13 - Presbytery Rejects Overture by Concerned Presbyterians Chairman Urging Inquiry into Possible PCA Schism
1995:May 12 - Presbytery Rejects Paedocommunion Views of Ruling Elders
1995:May 12 - Presbyterians Acquire Press Service Associated with Alliance of Reformed Churches, Christian Reformed Conservatives
1995:May 12 - Mt. Hamilton CRC Files $600,000 Lawsuit for Control of Church Building Following Second Defeat in Ontario Courts
1995:May 04 - Reformed Bible College Gains North Central Accreditation
1995:Apr.25 - Christian Reformed Denomination Moves to Trademark "Christian Reformed" and Related Abbreviations
1995:Apr.24 - Christian Reformed Interchurch Relations Committee Recommends Addition of German Reformed to NAPARC
1995:Apr.23 - Reported that Dr. John Gerstner has suffered a stroke. Please pray for Dr. Gerstner and family.
1995:Apr.23 - Reported that Dr. John Gerstner has suffered a stroke. Please pray for Dr. Gerstner and family.
1995:Apr.22 - Reformed Bible College Names Nicholas Kroeze to Presidency
1995:Apr.21 - Three Finalists Named for Dordt College Presidency
1995:Apr.21 - Presbytery Reconsiders Ecclesiastical Charges Against Minister Following Multi-Million Dollar Civil Lawsuit
1995:Apr.13 - Beverly Christian Reformed Disbands After Receiving $125,000 Settlement from Beverly CRC (Independent)
1995:Apr.13 - Reformed Church in America Expels Leading Conservative Church for Nonpayment of Denominational Assessments
1995:Apr.11 - Vander Kam Cites Health in Resignation from Alliance Church Order Study Committee
1995:Mar.25 - Christ for Russia Places Two Christian Reformed Pastors as Guest Lecturers in Ukranian Seminaries
1995:Mar.15 - Classis Wisconsin Overtures Board of Trustees to Unseat Classis Grand Rapids East for Ecclesiastical Disobedience
1995:Mar.15 - Lynwood Cancels Federation Conference of Independent Congregations in Alliance of Reformed Churches
1995:Mar.12 - Prayer Update - Dr. David Wells
1995:Mar.08 - Prayer Requst - Dr. David Wells
1995:Mar.08 - Classis Lake Erie Sends Forty Pages of Overtures to Synod
1995:Mar.08 - Lake Erie: Appoint New Committee to Study Calling God "Mother," Ensure Diversity on Denominational Committees
1995:Mar.08 - Lake Erie: End Ratification Process and Allow Immediate Implementation of Church Order Changes Proposed by Synod
1995:Mar.08 - Lake Erie: Allow Women in Office and Women Expounding
1995:Mar.08 - Lake Erie Tables Motion to Allow Delegation of Deacons to Classis Meetings
1995:Mar.06 - Lake Erie Tables Motion to Allow Delegation of Deacons to Classis Meetings
1995:Mar.06 - Minnesota South Asks Synod to Disenfranchise Churches with Women Elders and Terminate Members from CRC Committees
1995:Mar.06 - Classis Hudson: Remove Churches with Women Elders from Christian Reformed Denomination, Effective Immediately
1995:Feb.21 - Classis Grand Rapids East Rejects Overture Banning 'Nondeliberative' Delegates from Advisory Committees
1995:Feb.17 - Continuing Christian Reformed Hemorrhage Costs CRC 22,000 Members in Three Years
1995:Feb.15 - Alliance of Reformed Churches Continues Dramatic Growth
1995:Jan.30 - Classis Chicago South Still Lists Woman Expounder as Available to Fill Christian Reformed Pulpits
1995:Jan.30 - Lake Michigan Regional Fellowship Holds Fifth Meeting; Discusses State of Alliance of Reformed Churches
1995:Jan.24 - Classis Illiana Overtures CRC Synod to Disenfranchise Classis Grand Rapids East for Ecclesiastical Disobedience
1995:Jan.14 - Lester De Koster Blasts Alliance of Reformed Churches for S ynodocratic Tendencies.
1995:Jan.14 - Concerned Presbyterians Announce Meeting to Further Reformation of Presbyterian Church in America.
1995:Jan.13 - Calvin College Announces Texan Finalist in Presidential Search.
1995:Jan.13 - Classis Bans Leading Professor at Mid-America Reformed Seminary from Preaching in Christian Reformed Pulpits
1995:Jan.12 - Three Conservative Ministers Declared 'Dismissed' or 'Deposed' for Leaving Christian Reformed Denomination.
1995:Jan.06 - Seceding from the Seceders: Toronto Orthodox Christian Reformed Church Leaves the OCRC Federation.
1995:Jan.04 - Calvin College Reverses Five Year Enrollment Decline.
1995:Jan.03 - Synod Issue of Outlook Mailed to Over 80,000 CRC Homes.
1995:Jan.03 - Alliance Church Dedicates Building in Holland, Michigan. Messiah's Independent Reformed Church of Holland, Michigan, is the first of the 19 independent Reformed churches in the Lake Michigan Regional Fellowship to erect its own building for worship.
1995:Jan.03 - Reformed Believers Press Service Adopts New Format. The first major format change in RBPS' three-year history will result in the inclusion of more smaller articles without sacrificing the news service's dedication to in-depth investigative reporting.
1995:Jan.03 - Christian Reformed Study Committee Recommends Delegation of Deacons to Classis and Synod, Scrapping of Canadian Council.