REPORT OF CLASSIS EAST July 1, 1970 At Holland, Michigan
Rev. G.C. Lubbers, chairman of the April Classis, led in the opening devotions, and after the credentials were received, declared Classis properly constituted. All the churches were represented by two delegates each, except Kalamazoo. It was reported that they could not appear because of a death in that congregation, the funeral being held while Classis met.
Rev. M. Schipper, following the order of rotation, then presided, while Rev. Lubbers recorded the minutes.
This was one of the shortest meetings of Classis on record. All the business was finished in one and a half hours.
The Stated Clerk and the Classical Committee tendered their reports. The Church Visitors reported their having found the churches of Classis East in spiritual prosperity.
Rev. J. Kortering, upon the request of Southwest Church was approved moderator during their forthcoming vacancy.
Classis approved a schedule of appointments to Southwest Church as follows: Sept. 6—G. VanBaren, Sept. 13—J. Kortering, Sept. 20—Open, Sept. 27—H. Veldman, Oct. 4—J. Heys, Oct. 11—M. Schipper.
Elders C. Westra and T. Newhof, Sr. served on the Finance Committee, H.C. Lubbers thanked the ladies of Holland for serving lunch, and the Revs. Heys, Van Baren, and Elder B. Windemuller served on the Classical Appointment Committee.
Classis decided to choose a member to the Classical Committee to fill the unexpired term of Rev. Lubbers—Rev. J. Kortering was chosen.
Questions of Art. 41 of the Church Order were asked and answered satisfactorily.
Classis decided to meet next time, D.V., on October 7th, in Southeast Church.
After the chairman made a few closing remarks especially directed to Rev. G.C. Lubbers who is leaving soon for Jamaica, to which remarks Rev. Lubbers also responded, the Rev. H. Veldman closed the meeting with thanks to God.
—M. Schipper, S.C.