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Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, January 14, 1987 at the First Protestant Reformed Church of Grand Rapids. All the churches were represented by two delegates. Rev. J. Kortering was the chair of this session. An overture to synod to amend its 1960 decision on the baptism of adopted children was forwarded with the disapproval of classis. The grounds (summarized) were (1) that the brother had not shown that the 1960 decision needed amending and (2) that apart from the present practice of rarely removing children from adoptive parents, the legal aspect of baptism requires that all the...

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Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, January 8, at the Hudsonville Protestant Reformed Church. Each church was represented by two delegates. Rev. Haak opened the session with devotions; Rev. R. Hanko presided. The business of the classes was other than routine. There was first an overture regarding changes in translation of the Canons of Dordt. There were four specific changes proposed in the overture, all of which, if changed, would improve the meaning of the Canons. Classis decided to send the overture to synod with its approval. The suggestion in the overture that scripture references be changed to...

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Classis East met in regular session on January 11, 1984 at First Church, Grand Rapids. Each congregation was represented by two delegates. Present for the first time were the delegates from the newly-formed congregation of Byron Center. Rev. B. Woudenberg chaired this session of Classis.  Classis had a full day of activities—this is the meeting when synodical agenda items are handled. The usual routine business was also transacted. 

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May 13 & 14, 1987 Southeast Protestant Reformed Church Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday and Thursday, May 13th and 14th, 1987, at the Southeast Protestant Reformed Church. Each congregation was represented by two delegates with the exception of Kalamazoo on the second day. Rev. R. Miersma presided at this session. Classis had one major item before it, namely, the protest of an individual against a decision of the January, 1987 classis which decision said that the protest he submitted against his consistory was not legally before since it had not been finished in the minor assembly (his...

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Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, May 14, 1986 at Holland. Each church was represented by two delegates. Rev. M. Joostens was the chair of this session. The main item of business at this meeting was the consideration of an appeal from a brother who had protested a consistory’s decision concerning the remarriage of a divorced person. The consistory’s position (summarized) was that since the person in question had been married to a divorced person, the marriage was no marriage at all but an adulterous relationship. The only legitimate marriage is the first marriage; any other “marriages,” even...

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Southwest Protestant Reformed Church  Classis East met in regular session on May 9 and 10, 1984 at the Southwest Protestant Reformed Church. This was an unusual session for Classis East for, in recent years, the meetings have tended to be short. This session covered a day and a half. The meeting was chaired by Rev. Bruinsma, with help from Rev. DeVries when Rev. Bruinsma was called away to be with a parishioner in the hospital, and since Rev. Bruinsma was involved in one of the cases before Classis. Each church was represented by two delegates. 

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Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at the Grace PRC. All the churches were represented by two delegates. Rev. Dick served as chairman for this session. Students in the church history classes at Covenant Christian High School were observers of the meeting. Classis’ business was routine and short. Classical appointments were granted to Byron Center, Faith, and Southeast. Expensess for this classis amounted to $780.00. Classis will meet next on Wednesday, September 10, 2003 at the Byron Center PRC. Respectfully submitted, Jon J. Huisken, Stated Clerk

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January 8, 2003 Faith Protestant Reformed Church   Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, January 8, 2003 in the Faith PRC. All the churches were represented by two delegates. Rev. Ronald Cammenga was the chairman for this session. The agenda was not considered to be heavy, but the usual duties of a January classis had to be accomplished. As usual, much of classis’ time was taken by voting. Classis heard a report from its church visitors that there is peace and unity in the churches. Classis discussed one specific item of the report. One council had raised the...

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