A committee for conferences scheduled a denominational officebearers conference for the day before Classis in South Holland. A sizeable number, about 100, attended the all-day conference on the diaconate. Rev. G. Lubbers gave a paper on “Ministering to the Saints,” and M. Alsum, a former deacon of the Loveland church, gave a paper on “A Layman’s Observation of the Office of Mercy.” A lively discussion of the deacon and his calling followed. The papers and discussion were profitable, and the fellowship of the saints was enriching. These conferences are a worthwhile aspect of the life of our churches.