Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, September 9, 1987 at the Hudsonville Protestant Reformed Church. Each church was represented by two delegates. Rev. J. Slopsema presided over this session.
The business of classis was, for the most part, routine and adjournment was before noon.
Classis did receive a protest from a brother against a decision taken regarding his protest to the May, 1987 classis. Classis declared the protest not to be legally before it on the ground that the protest violated Article 31 of the Church Order. In essence the protest was the same as that submitted to classis earlier. The brother was informed that if he was not satisfied with the decision of the May, 1987 classis, an appeal should be made to Synod of 1988.
Holland requested classical appointments. The following schedule was adopted: September 20: Kortering, September 27: Woudenberg, October 4: Gritters, October 11: Key, October 18: Bekkering, November 1: Joostens, November 8: Kamps, November 15: Slopsema, November 29: Woudenberg, December 6: Gritters, December 13: Key, December 27: Bekkering, January 3: Kamps, January 10: Van Baren. Rev. G. Van Baren was appointed as moderator for the Holland church.
Expenses for this classis amounted to $836.11. Classis will meet next at First Church on January 13, 1988.