October 21, 2008
Classis East met in special session on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 for the purpose of examining Heath Bleyenberg, Pastor-Elect of the Providence PRC. Pastor-Elect Bleyenberg sustained his examination; and, with the concurrence of the delegates ad examina from Classis West, his consistory was authorized to ordain and install him as a minister of the Word and sacraments in the Protestant Reformed Churches.
Classis also approved the request from Kalamazoo PRC for the reduction of synodical assessments for 2008 because of their recent loss of three families. This request for reduction of synodical assessments (retroactive to August 1, 2008) was approved and forwarded to the Finance Committee of Synod for its action.
Expenses of classis amounted to $1,935.04. Classis will meet next in regular session on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at the Grandville PRC.
Jon J. Huisken, Stated Clerk