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September 13, 2000 Faith Protestant Reformed Church Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, September 13, 2000 at the Faith PRC. Each church was represented by two delegates; Rev. J. Slopsema chaired this session. The agenda of classis was light and the session ended at noon. But before giving a report on the business of this session, first, a correction in the Report of Classis East for May 10, 2000 as published in the July, 2000 issue of the Standard Bearer. With reference to Rev. Richard Flikkema’s credentials, it would have been better to use the language that this...

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September 14, 2005 Faith Protestant Reformed Church Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at the Faith PRC. All the churches were represented by two delegates. Rev. R. Van Overloop was the chairman for this session. The business of classis was, with one exception, routine. Classical appointments were given to Covenant and Holland. Pulpit supply was also granted for the Pittsburgh mission and for Edmonton. The exception in the routine business of the day was a consideration of a request to increase censure to the second step for a member of a local congregation. Once the...

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May 11, 2005 Trinity Protestant Reformed Church Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at the Trinity PRC, Hudsonville, Michigan. All the churches were represented by two delegates. Rev. J. Slopsema was the chair for this session. The business of classis was routine; but, as the chairman reminded the delegates, routine does not mean that the items were not important. Classical appointments were given to Covenant, Holland, and Hudsonville. Classis West requested pulpit supply for Edmonton for two Sundays in August, which classis readily agreed to. In matters of finance, Covenant PRC requested adjustments of their...

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May 14, 2008 with continued sessions on May 15, 16, and 28 Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 with continuing sessions on May 15, 16, and 28 at the First PRC of Holland, MI. All churches were represented by two delegates; Rev. Daniel Kleyn served as the chairman for these sessions. On its first day of meeting, Classis was able to make the joyous decision to organize a new congregation. A group of people, mostly from the Faith PRC, had been meeting for several months and were known as the “Faith Daughter Group.” Sufficient attendance...

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May 11, 2011 3 Southwest Protestant Reformed Church Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at the Southwest PRC. Each church was represented by two delegates. Rev. M. DeVries was the chairman for this session. Rev. Martin VanderWal rejoined Classis East as the new pastor of the Wingham PRC. The business of classis was routine. Classis heard reports from the Stated Clerk and the Classical Committee. Requests for pulpit supply were granted for Trinity and Cornerstone. A request from Wingham PRC for financial support for the moving expenses of their pastor was presented. Wingham requested help...

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January/February, 2008 at the Georgetown PRC Classis East met at its regularly scheduled time on Wednesday, January 9, 2008, but because of the business before it, held continued sessions on February 13, 14, and 27, 2008. All the churches were represented by two delegates for these sessions. Rev. C. Haak served as chairman. Classis treated protests from four individuals and a consistory against decisions taken by classis in September, 2007 regarding a pastor’s calling with regard to the education of his children in light of Article 21 of the Church Order. Classis did not uphold any of these protests, thus...

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May 9, 2007 Classis East met in a very brief session on Wednesday, May 9, 2007 at the Grace PRC. Reports were heard from the Stated Clerk and the Classical Committee. One matter of discipline was discussed in closed session. Expenses of this classis amounted to $532.79. Classis will meet next at the First PRC, Grand Rapids, on Wednesday, September 12, 2007. Respectfully submitted, Jon J. Huisken Stated Clerk

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September 12, 1979  Hudsonville Prot. Ref. Church  Classis East met in regular session September 12, 1979, at Hudsonville. All the churches were represented by two delegates. Since the major portion of this meeting was devoted to the examination of pastors-elect Carl Haak and Steven Houck, delegatesad examina Revs. Engelsma, Miersma, and Lubbers were also in attendance. Rev. A. den Hartog chaired the meeting. 

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January 10, 2007 Hudsonville PRC Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at the Hudsonville PRC. All churches were represented by two delegates. Rev. M. DeVries was the chairman for this session. The church history students from Covenant Christian High School were also in attendance for part of the morning session. Classis heard the report of the church visitors at this session. The church visitors report peace and unity at the present time in our congregations. Classis also heard the report of its special committee, which included the church visitors, appointed in October to assist the...

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Held at the First PRC, Grand Rapids, MI, on Wednesday, September 12, 2007, with a continued session on Wednesday, September 26, 2007. Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 but had to continue in session on Wednesday, September 26, 2007 to finish its business. Each congregation was represented by two delegates; Rev. G. Eriks was the chairman of these sessions. At issue with the classis were three appeals from members of the Grace PRC relative their pastor’s home schooling his children. Two of the appeals were treated by the classis, a third was not considered to...

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