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We are pleased to introduce our newest mission work to come under denominational support: Grace Reformed OPC in Farmington, Maine. Grace began as a Bible study with an earnest group of families in the winter of 2013. A few months later, they were organized as a mission work of the OPCand worship services began late 2014. Church planter Micah Bickford graduated from Lancaster Bible College in 2000 and WTS Philly in 2011. In 2012, he and his family made the move back to Maine (where Micah grew up), and in 2017 they came to Grace Reformed. Micah and Eileen have three children: William, Lily, and Benjamin. Farmington is a university town in the western mountains of Maine. The surrounding communities are a vacation destination both in the summer
Pastor Matthew Cotta shares, “Pasadena OPC is joyfully, hopefully, and prayerfully looking forward to what the Lord will do among us in the new year.” Thus far He has already added new members to their church family, and there are several more in the process of becoming members. Some recent visitors— believers originally hailing from Iran— have been a wonderful source of blessing and encouragement to the congregation. God’s providential timing never ceases to amaze. Matt also shares that their practice of having monthly fellowship luncheons has been a tremendous blessing, deepening friendships and communion among the saints there. Due to unforeseen family matters, the man who will lead the Mandarin Bible Study has not been able to begin as
This past semester First Street held a weekly Bible study on the campus of the local community college just a few blocks from where the church is meeting. Pastor Brad Peppo is teaching through the Gospel of Luke and also tackling some tough questions about the Christian faith. The study started with four kids from local OPC churches but has now expanded to ten participants, many from other local churches but a few with no church affiliation. Some of these have come through the invitation of their OPC classmates, one simply saw them having a Bible study in the cafeteria and joined in, and still another sat down by accident and was compelled by awkwardness to sit through to the end. This semester the church is launching a similar study on the
Pastor Ethan Bolyard is pleased to report that Heritage OPC continues to be a warm and welcoming congregation. This is especially evident in their reception of new visitors, which they have on a regular basis. Also, the church often receives visits from fellow brother and sisters from other OP congregations, which is very encouraging. Pastor Bolyard asks that you pray for Heritage as they add an evening service in January. During the evening service, Pastor Bolyard will be preaching a series of expository sermons on texts that reflect the doctrines of the Westminster Confession, titled “Foundations: Confessing the Faith.” The hope is that this series will provide a helpful introduction to anyone who might be new to the Reformed faith.