Classis East met in regular session on September 10, 1980 at the First Prot. Ref. Church in Grand Rapids. All the churches were represented by two delegates. Rev. R. Hanko led in opening devotions; Rev. M. Joostens chaired the meeting.
The business was routine. Report was given by the Stated Clerk. Rev. C. Haak was elected to serve on the Classical Committee. Hope and Holland requested and were granted, classical appointments. The following schedule was adopted: HOPE (evening service only): September 21—Woudenberg, October 5—Bruinsma, October 19—DeVries, November 9—Haak, November 23—Joostens, December 7—Van Baren, January 4—Bruinsma, January 18—DeVries; HOLLAND: September 21—Van Baren, October 5—Joostens, October 19—Haak, November 9—Woudenberg November 23—Bruinsma, December 7—DeVries, December 28—Houck, January 4—Haak, January 18—R. Hanko.
The Finance Committee reported expenses of $746.84, the questions of Article 41 of the Church Order were asked and, answered, the concept minutes were read and classis stood adjourned. The next meeting of classis will be held on January 14, 1980, at Hudsonville.