REPORT OF CLASSIS EAST—October 4, 1967 At Holland, Michigan
Rev. R. C. Harbach led in the opening devotions, and declared. Classis properly constituted after all the Credentials were read and adopted.
Rev. H. Veldman then presided, and Rev. Harbach recorded the minutes.
All the churches were represented by two delegates each.
The Stated Clerk and the Classical Committee tendered their reports.
Mr. J. DeVries and Mr. H. Kuiper were appointed to serve on the finance committee. The chair appointed the Revs. Harbach and Lubbers and Elder D. Langeland to prepare the classical appointment schedule which was later adopted as follows: SOUTH HOLLAND: Oct. 15—R. Harbach, Oct. 22—J. Kortering Oct. 29—M. Schipper, Nov. 5—R. Harbach, Nov. 19—G. Lubbers, Nov. 26—J. Kortering, Dec. 3—R, Harbach, Dec. 10—M. Schipper, Dec. 17—G. Lubbers, Jan. 7—J. Kortering. HULL: Oct. 15, 22—G. VanBaren, Nov. 12, 19—J. Heys, Dec. 24, 31—H. Veldman.
The above appointments were made upon the request of Classis West.
The Classical Committee prepared and distributed copies of the Constitution relative to this committee.
Classis treated a Protest registered against a decision of the July meeting of Classis. Classis Adopted the advice of a study committee composed of Revs. Heys, Kortering, and Elder Kalsbeek.
Rev. M. Schipper was re-elected to the office of Stated Clerk, and Rev. J. Heys was chosen assistant Stated Clerk.
Mr. H. Vander Kolk was appointed to thank the ladies of Holland for their excellent catering.
Classis decided to meet next time on Wednesday, January 3, 1968, in South East Church.
Questions of Article 41 of The Church Order were asked and answered satisfactorily.
Rev. G. VanBaren closed this meeting of Classis with prayer and Thanksgiving.
—M. Schipper, S.C.