GS 2016 art 120

GS 2016 Article 120 – (FERC) First Evangelical Reformed Church of Singapore

1. Material

  • 1.1    Letter from the Hamilton-Providence CanRC including 4 appendices (

2. Observations

  • 2.1    Hamilton-Providence requests Synod to mandate the Committee for Relations with Churches Abroad (CRCA) to take up contact with the First Evangelical Reformed Church of Singapore (FERC).
  • 2.2    Hamilton-Providence has documented its contact with the FERC.
  • 2.3    The Free Reformed Churches of Australia (FRCA) and the FERC are sister-churches since GS-FRCA 2015.

3. Considerations

  • 3.1    The FRCA are better situated to have a sister church relationship with the FERC due to geographic proximity. The CanRC can be kept informed about the FERC through the FRCA.
  • 3.2    Synod rejoices that the FRCA could recognize the FERC as a faithful church. Synod is not convinced that it would be beneficial for the CanRC to have Ecclesiastical Fellowship with the FERC because it is only one church.
  • 3.3    Hamilton-Providence is free to continue its relationship with the FERC.

4. Recommendation

That Synod decide:

  • 4.1    To deny the request of the Hamilton-Providence CanRC.