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The Free Reformed Churches of North America trace their origin to the Dutch Afscheiding of 1834.

HistoryEdit

Until the 1892 union of these churches with the Dolerende churches, this was the largest group of Dutch Reformed churches outside of the Nederlandse Hervormde Kerk "state" church. In North America, the Christian Reformed churches came from this group.

After the Union of 1892, which created the Gereformeerde Kerken in Nederland (GKN), four Christelijke Gereformeerde congregations retained their identity rather than unite with the Dolerende churches. Most of the churches listed below were formed by CGNK members who immigrated to North America after World War II.

The Free Reformed denomination began when the Clifton, NJ congregation (now in Pompton Plains) affiliated with the Old Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, MI in 1965. The denomination's current name was chosen in 1974.

The Free Reformed Churches have a very nice church directory with maps showing where their churches are located.

The Free Reformed share a seminary, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, MI, with the Heritage Reformed.

Church DirectoryEdit

By cityEdit

  1. Abbotsford (Aldergrove), British Columbia, Emmanuel. Instituted June 15, 1955. <Rev. Lawrence W. Bilkes>
  2. Bellevue (Seattle), Washington, mission station under supervision of Langley, BC.
  3. Brantford, Ontario, Grace. <Pastor Neil Pronk>
  4. Chatham, Ontario. Instituted Apr. 24, 1951.
  5. Chilliwack, British Columbia. Instituted Sept. 20, 1991. <Pastor Hans Overduin>
  6. Pompton Plains, New Jersey (formerly Clifton). Instituted Nov. 7, 1921.
  7. Dundas, Ontario, Ebenezer. Instituted Apr. 24, 1950.
  8. [file:///Volumes/Stuff/Dropbox/reformed.net/frc/mi/grfree.html Grand Rapids, Michigan]. Instituted June 28, 1944. <Rev. Peter VanderMeyden> <web page>
  9. Hamilton, Ontario, Maranatha. Instituted June 24, 1953. <Pastor Gerald R. Procee>
  10. Langley, British Columbia. Instituted July 9, 1980.
  11. London, Ontario. Instituted Jan. 16, 1958
  12. Mitchell, Ontario, Bethel. Instituted July 13, 1954.
  13. St. Thomas, Ontario. Instituted Oct. 10, 1952.
  14. Toronto, Ontario, Elijah. Instituted May 2, 1954.
  15. Vineland, Ontario. Instituted Oct. 22, 1958. <Pastor Carl A. Schouls>

By date of organizationEdit

  1. [file:///Volumes/Stuff/Dropbox/reformed.net/frc/mi/grfree.html Grand Rapids, Michigan]. Instituted June 28, 1944. <web page>
  2. Dundas, Ontario, Eben-ezer. Instituted Apr. 24, 1950.
  3. Chatham, Ontario. Instituted Apr. 24, 1951.
  4. Pompton Plains, New Jersey (formerly Clifton). Instituted Nov. 7, 1921.
  5. St. Thomas, Ontario. Instituted Oct. 10, 1952.
  6. Hamilton, Ontario, Maranatha. Instituted June 24, 1953.
  7. Toronto, Ontario, Elijah. Instituted May 2, 1954.
  8. Mitchell, Ontario, Bethel. Instituted July 13, 1954.
  9. Abbotsford (Aldergrove), British Columbia, Emmanuel. Instituted June 15, 1955.
  10. London, Ontario. Instituted Jan. 16, 1958
  11. Vineland, Ontario. Instituted Oct. 22, 1958.
  12. Langley, British Columbia. Instituted July 9, 1980.
  13. Chilliwack, British Columbia. Instituted Sept. 20, 1991.
  14. Brantford, Ontario, Grace.
  15. Bellevue, Washington, mission station under supervision of Langley, BC.

ResourcesEdit

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