September 12, 2001
Kalamazoo , Michigan
Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, September 12, 2001 at the Kalamazoo PRC. Noticeably absent due to the terrorist attacks on New York City on September 11th was the elder delegate from Covenant PRC, Wyckoff, NJ. The delegates from the newly-organized congregation of Trinity PRC were present at classis for the first time. Rev. M. VanderWal was the chair of this session.
According to Article 66 of the Church Order, classis decided to proclaim that Sunday, September 16th, would be a Day of Prayer in response to the calamities our nation experienced on September 11th.
Classis heard the reports of the Stated Clerk and the Classical Committee as well as a report from the consistory of Hudsonville PRC on their work in organizing the Trinity PRC on behalf of the classis.
At the request of Classis West, classis approved classical appointments for Lynden, Randolph, and Redlands. Appointments for the 3:00 p.m. service for Trinity PRC were also approved.
An increase of subsidy for this year in the amount of $4,200.00 for Covenant PRC was also approved and forwarded to the Finance Committee of synod for approval.
Classis dealt with one discipline case in closed session.
The expenses of classis amounted to $531.67. Classis will meet next on Wednesday, January 9, 2002 at Holland.
Jon J. Huisken, Stated Clerk