Today let’s briefly survey what happened at the Synod of Free Reformed Churches on Thursday.  I’m drawing on the approved draft copy of the Acts which can be found here.  There were extensive discussions about the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands (Liberated) and the Book of Praise, but no decisions on these.  There was, however, another significant decision in the area of ecumenical relations.  There is a Reformed church in Singapore known as the First Evangelical Reformed Church (FERC).  A few years ago, I was privileged to visit this church and speak for a Reformation conference there.  The pastor of this church, Nam Tuck Chong, studied for a year at our seminary here in Hamilton and was a member of Providence CanRC, the church I currently serve.  The Synod decided on Thursday to extend the offer of a sister church relationship to FERC.  It only remains for FERC to accept and then this relationship comes into effect.  Since it is just a single church and not a federation, that decision should not be long in happening.  That’s wonderful news, in my view.  Should you ever find yourself in beautiful Singapore on a Lord’s Day, I highly recommend this church as a faithful body of Christ!