September 14, 1994

Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, September 14, 1994 at Hope Protestant Reformed Church, Walker, MI. Each church was represented by two delegates. Rev. Ronald VanOverloop was welcomed back to Classis East as he has now taken up his duties as pastor of Georgetown PRC. The session was chaired by Rev. W. Bruinsma.

Most of the business of classis was routine. Reports were heard from the stated clerk and the Classical Committee. Classical appointments were granted to Byron Center. The following schedule was adopted for Byron Center (evening service only, unless otherwise designated): September 25—Joostens; October 2—Woudenberg; October 9—VanOverloop; October 16—Koole; October 23—Kuiper; October 30 Cammenga (A.M.), Slopsema (P.M.); November 6—Bruinsma; November 13—Spriensma; November 20—Joostens; November 27—VanOverloop; December 4—Gritters; December 11—Cammenga; December 18—Kuiper; December 25—Bruinsma; January 1—Koole; January 8—Flikkema; January 15—Spriensma.

The Synod of 1994 requested Classis East to investigate our obligation to continue to support, at the present level, our small, needy churches, giving special attention to church extension work. In response to this request, classis appointed a committee of three to study this matter and report to the January, 1995 meeting of classis.

The expenses of classis amounted to $991.00. Classis will meet next on January 11, 1995 at the Southwest PRC.

Respectfully submitted,

Jon J. Huisken

Stated Clerk