Rev. R.C. Harbach led in opening devotions, and declared the Classis properly constituted, after the credentials of the various delegates were accepted. All the churches of Classis East were represented.
Rev. G. Lanting then presided over this session of Classis, which again was a brief session, the material mostly routine.
The brethren M. Klop and R. Teitsma were appointed to serve on the finance committee.
First Church requested classical appointments, which was granted; and the following schedule was adopted, having been prepared by the brethren, Rev. H. Veldman, H. Meulenberg and J. Boone.
Jan. 10 (morning) H. Veldman; evenings: Jan. 17—G. Lanting, Jan. 24—R.C. Harbach, Jan. 31—G. Lubbers, Feb. 7—M.M. Schipper, Feb. 14—G. Vos, Feb. 21—H. Veldman, Feb. 28—G. Lanting, March 7—R.C. Harbach, March 14 – G. Lubbers, March 28—M. Schipper, Apr. 4—G. Vos, Apr. 11—H. Veldman.
Classis treated two subsidy requests coming from the consistories of Holland and Kalamazoo. Both of these requests were granted, and Synod will so be advised.
Voting for Synodical delegates took place with the following chosen: Primi Ministers—H. Veldman, M. Schipper, G. Lanting, and R.C. Harbach. Secundi Ministers—G. Lubbers, and G. Vos. Primi Elders—G. Pipe, H. Meulenberg, J. Kalsbeek and R. Teitsma. Secundi Elders—S. Newhof, J. King, D. Kooienga and S. DeVries.
Delegates ad examina were chosen as follows: Rev. H. Veldman for three years, Rev. G. Lubbers for one year, to fill the unexpired term of Rev. C. Hanko. Rev. R.C. Harbach was chosen secundus delegate for three years.
Mr. S. DeVries was appointed to thank the ladies of Hudsonville for their excellent catering service.
It was decided to meet next time on Wednesday, April 7, 1965 in the new church in Holland.
The Questions of Article 41 of the Church Order were asked and answered satisfactorily.
After the concept minutes were adopted, the chairman addressed the classis with appropriate concluding remarks, and Elder J. Boone closed this session with thanks to God, after the classis sang Psalter Number 363.
—M. Schipper, Stated Clerk