September 14, 1988
Byron Center Protestant Reformed Church
Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, September 14, 1988 at the Byron Center Protestant Reformed Church. This marked the first time in years that a meeting of classis was held in Byron Center. The delegates enjoyed touring the beautiful new sanctuary and meeting rooms which the congregation of Byron Center just recently dedicated.
The business of classis was routine. There were reports from the Stated Clerk and the Classical Committee and from the synodical delegates ad examina of their visit to Classis West concerning the organization of a new congregation in Lynwood, Illinois.
Faith and Holland requested classical appointments. The following schedules were adopted: FAITH: September 25—Key, October 9—Woudenberg, October 16—Joostens, October 30—Kamps, November 13—Van Baren, November 20—Slopsema, November 27—Key, December 4—Kortering, December 11—Slopsema, December 18—Joostens, January 8—Gritters, January 22—Kamps, January 29—Woudenberg; HOLLAND: October 2—Van Baren, October 16—Slopsema, October 23—Kortering, November 6—Gritters, November 13—Woudenberg, November 20—Joostens, December 4—Kamps, December 11—Gritters, December 18—Van Baren, January 8—Flikkema, January 15—Kortering, January 29—Key.
The expenses of classis amounted to $1004.00. Classis will meet next on January 11, 1989 in Holland.
Jon J. Huisken