PRC Archives: 1948 Young People’s Convention – Holland, MI

This year, the 77th annual PRC Young People’s Convention will be held. The First PRC of Holland, MI will again be hosting it.

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The first time this congregation hosted it was in 1948, with events held at the church, at Holland Christian High School, Kollen Park, and Tunnel Park – all familiar spots in the Holland area, though buildings and grounds may have changed.


Today for our PRC archives feature, we post these pages from that 8th annual PR Young People’s Convention Booklet, held August 18-19, 1948. Enjoy!





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  1. My Grandpa Gysbert Van Baren was on the Federation Board. Top row right.


    • Thanks for pointing that out, Dawn. Your mom told her unique story here too, as you will see. I love it when people leave these comments. It helps identify people and adds to the history.


  2. I am perhaps the youngest person living who attended the 1948 convention. My father, Gys Van Baren, was the president of the Fed Board. He and my mother were married in 1947 and I was born in May of 1948. So I attended the convention with my father and mother. My Uncle Perk Schut was just telling me a few weeks ago that he remembers me being there. I would have been 3 months old. 🙂
    Beth Van Uffelen


    • That is amazing, Beth! Thanks for sharing that story. I never would have known.


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