To enhance a planned joint session with the Reformed Church in America (RCA), Synod 2018 will be hosted by a church that symbolizes unity between the denominations.
Pillar Church in Holland, Mich., is a “union church.” This means that it is a congregation that is affiliated with both the Christian Reformed Church and the RCA. As a convening church for synod, Pillar Church will host opening worship for Synod 2018 and will also lead a service of prayer and praise on Sunday of during the annual assembly.
In June 2018, the CRC and the RCA will hold a joint session of their synods at Calvin College in in Grand Rapids, Mich.. This is one way that the two denominations are fulfilling a mandate adopted by both churches’ synods in 2014, which has become known as the Pella Accord.
It reads in part that “the principle that guides us, and the intention that motivates us, is to ‘act together in all matters except those in which deep differences of conviction compel [us] to act separately.’”
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