Classis East met in regular session on April 5, 1972, at Hudsonville. Each church was represented by two delegates. The agenda was routine except for the submission of an overture by an individual concerned about the site of the proposed seminary building.
The reports of the Stated Clerk and Classical Committee were read. The Stated Clerk reminded Classis and particularly the clerks of consistories that all forms must now be obtained from Rev. D. Kuiper, the Stated Clerk of Synod.
The Finance Committee of Elders J. Boone and J. B. Lubbers reported expenses of $11.08. The following classical appointment schedule prepared by a committee of Rev. R. Harbach and Elders H. Kuiper and D. Meulenberg was adopted by Classis: HOPE: April 23—C. Hanko; May 7—G. VanBaren; May 14—R. C. Harbach; May 28—J. A. Heys; June 4—M. Schipper; July 2—H. Veldman.
Rev. C. Hanko and Rev. J. Heys were chosen as church visitors with Rev. H. Veldman as alternate.
The questions of Article 41 of the Church Order were answered satisfactorily. After the concluding remarks of the chairman in which he thanked the Classis for their cooperation and wished the churches God’s blessing, Elder H. Vander Kolk closed the session with prayer.
Classis will meet next on July 5, 1972 at Holland, Michigan.
Jon Huisken, Stated Clerk