Classis East met in regular session on September 12, 1984 at the Holland Protestant Reformed Church. Each church was represented by two delegates. Present also were the delegates ad examina from Classis West. Rev. M. DeVries chaired this meeting of Classis.
Certainly the highlight of the meeting was the examination of Pastor-elect Kenneth Hanko who had accepted the call to work as home missionary in the Bluebell, Pennsylvania area. His examination was approved, and by the time of this publication he will have been ordained in the Covenant Protestant Reformed Church in Wyckoff, New Jersey.
The other main item of business was the treatment of a protest submitted by a consistory against a decision taken by the May 9th Classis. Classis reiterated the advice given by the May Classis.
Faith Church requested classical appointments and the following schedule was adopted: September 23—R. Miersma; September 30—J. Kortering; October 7—M. Joostens; October 14—C. Haak; October 21—B. Gritters; November 4—R. Flikkema; November 11—M. DeVries; November 18—B. Woudenberg; December 2—G. Van Baren; December 9—J. Kortering; December 16—M. Joostens; December 30—C. Haak; January 6—B. Gritters; January 13—R. Flikkema.
Expenses of the Classis amounted to $1356.77. Classis will meet next on January 9, 1985 at Southeast Church.
Jon Huisken, Stated Clerk