May 11, 2011 3
Southwest Protestant Reformed Church
Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at the Southwest PRC. Each church was represented by two delegates. Rev. M. DeVries was the chairman for this session. Rev. Martin VanderWal rejoined Classis East as the new pastor of the Wingham PRC.
The business of classis was routine. Classis heard reports from the Stated Clerk and the Classical Committee. Requests for pulpit supply were granted for Trinity and Cornerstone. A request from Wingham PRC for financial support for the moving expenses of their pastor was presented. Wingham requested help in the amount of $3,500, which was half of the $7,000 total cost. This request was approved and forwarded to the Synodical Finance Committee for action.
A letter of thanks was received from Wingham for the help of classis during their vacancy.
Expenses for this session amounted to $159.44.
Classis will meet next on September 14, 2011 at the Hope PRC.
Jon J. Huisken, Stated Clerk