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It took courage to write your editorial on radicalism in the PRC (Editorial, Sept. 15, 2018, p. 485), and I thank you for it. There is no doubt that your writing arose out of your love for our churches and their future welfare. You rightly point out that these tendencies have been in our churches since their inception. I trace the origins to the existence of two very different worldviews that were imported by the Dutch (and a few German) immigrants who formed the Christian Reformed Church (CRC) and subsequently the PRC. The Afscheiding group were known to be pietistic...

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January 11, 2017 Georgetown Protestant Reformed Church Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at the Georgetown PRC. Each church was represented by two delegates. Present also were the synodical deputies from Classis West: Revs. S. Key, D. Kuiper, and N. Langerak. Rev. K. Koole was the chairman for this session. The Classis dealt first with the request from Faith PRC to organize a new congregation in the Jenison area, which congregation will be known as Zion PRC. With thanks to God, the Classis approved this request and instructed Faith PRC to proceed with the organization...

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Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at the Southwest PRC. Each church was represented by two delegates. Rev. C. Haak served as the chairman for this session. Welcome was given to the delegates from Pittsburgh PRC who were attending classis for the first time and to the delegates ad examina from Classis West who were present for the consideration of the request for emeritation from Rev. A. denHartog. Southwest PRC requested approval for the emeritation of their pastor, Rev. Arie denHartog effective January 1, 2017. Classis granted this approval as did the delegates ad examina...

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Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at the Providence PRC. This was the first time that Providence has hosted a meeting of classis. The churches were each represented by two delegates. Rev. G. Eriks was the chairman for this session. In its first order of business, classis approved the orga­nization of a new congregation in Pittsburgh, PA. The request for organization came via the Council of Southwest PRC. A sizeable delegation from Pittsburgh was present, as was the current home missionary, Rev. Wilbur Bruinsma. The delegates ad examina from Classis West were present as well...

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January 13, 2016 Trinity Protestant Reformed Church Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at the Trinity PRC. Rev. M. DeVries was the chairman for this session. Each church was represented by two delegates. Three pastors were absent; one was in Northern Ireland, one in Australia, and one in the Philippines. As is usual for the January classis, voting for delegates to synod and other functionaries was done. Elected as delegates to Synod 2016: MINISTERS: Primi: G. Eriks, C. Haak, K. Koole, C. Spronk, R. VanOverloop; Secundi: A. denHartog, M. DeVries, W. Langerak, R. Smit, A....

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September 9, 2015 Byron Center Protestant Reformed Church Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at Byron Center PRC. Each church was represented by two delegates. Rev. A. den Hartog was the chairman for this session. Most of the business was routine. The exception was a request from a consistory to increase censure to the second step for one of its members. Classis advised this consistory to proceed with this action. Expenses for this classis amounted to $55.72. Classis will meet next on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at the Trinity PRC. Respectfully submitted, Jon J. Huisken,...

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May 13, 2015 Hudsonville Protestant Reformed Church Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Hudsonville PRC. Each church was represented by two delegates. Rev. N. Decker was the chairman for this session. Rev. R. Smit attended Classis East for the first time. A notice of an appeal to Synod 2015 was given by a brother whose protest against a decision of Classis East in January, 2015 regarding the scheduling of Prayer Day services was not sustained. The other business was routine. There were no requests for classical appointments since all the churches in Classis East...

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January 14, 2015 First Holland Protestant Reformed Church Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at the First Protestant Reformed Church of Holland, MI. The churches were each represented by two delegates. Rev. Heath Bleyenberg served as chair for this session. Classis received a protest from a brother against its decision taken at its September/October, 2014 session regarding the scheduling of Prayer Day services. The protestant argued that the way to make this change in the date for Prayer Day services would be through overture. Classis did not sustain this protest. The grounds given by Classis...

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September 10, 2014 with a continued Session on October 15, 2014 Grandville Protestant Reformed Church   Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 with a continued session on October 15, 2014. All the churches were represented by two delegates. Rev. R. VanOverloop was the chairman for these sessions. What occasioned the continued session on October 15th was the decision of the September 10th session to place four protests against the decision of Classis at its May 2014 relative Article 67 of the Church Order. At the May 2014 meeting, an appeal of a consistory’s decision to...

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May 14, 2014 Trinity Protestant Reformed Church Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at the Trinity PRC, Hudsonville, MI. Each church was represented by two delegates. Rev. M. Vander- Wal was the chairman of this session. The main item of business for classis consisted in dealing with the report from its committee of pre-advice concerning an appeal from a brother concerning a consistory’s decision to change the date of the annual Prayer Day service. The committee of pre-advice submitted a majority and a minority report. The majority report prevailed as classis decided to sustain the...

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