The September meeting of Classis West was held in South Holland, IL on Wednesday, September 20. Classis was scheduled two weeks later than is customary, in order that the delegates could attend the Conference on Reformed Church Government held in Grand Rapids on September 21 and 22.
Rev. Mitchell Dick opened the session of Classis with a devotional based on I Corinthians 3:7. Rev. Russ Dykstra presided at this session of Classis.
The agenda of Classis was brief. There were regular reports from the Classical Committee, the Stated Clerk, and the Reading Sermon Committee. Mandates were given to the Stated Clerk concerning the copying and preservation of the archives of Classis West, and there were a few rule changes made to the Rules of Order of Classis West. No classical appointments were necessary at this meeting a rather unusual occurrence for Classis West. There was also one discipline matter dealt with in closed session, where approval was given to one of the consistories to proceed with the erasure of a baptized member.
The next scheduled meeting of Classis is to be held in Pella, IA, on March 6, 1996, the Lord willing.
Rev. Steven Key, Stated Clerk