Classis East met in regular session on May 8, 1985 at the Kalamazoo Protestant Reformed Church. Each church was represented by two delegates. Rev. B. Gritters chaired this meeting of classis.
The main item of business was the treatment of an appeal of a brother who maintained that his consistory did not thoroughly treat his protest. Classis decided that the consistory did in fact thoroughly treat the protest and thus the appeal was not sustained.
In other action, classis approved the ministerial credentials of Rev. M. DeVries who has accepted the call to Edgerton. Because of his leaving, Southwest Church requested a moderator and classical appointments. Rev. Kortering was appointed as the moderator for Southwest. The following schedule was adopted for classical appointments: June 2—W. Bekkering, June 9—R. Flikkema, June 16—B. Gritters, July 7—C. Haak, July 14—M. Joostens, July 21—R. Miersma, August 4—R. Hanko, August 11—J. Kortering, August 18—G. Van Baren, September 1—B. Woudenberg, September 8—R. Flikkema.
Rev. W. Bekkering was elected to serve on the Classical Committee to replace Rev. DeVries. Classis also dealt with discipline matters presented by three consistories.
Expenses of this classis Amounted to $563.00. Classis will meet next at Hope Church on September 11, 1985.
Jon J. Huisken, Stated Clerk