Report of Classis East

Report of Classis East July 2, 1969 Our Southwest Church 

Rev. H. Veldman presided over the opening devotions. 

Classis was fully represented by two delegates from each Consistory. Prof. H. Hanko was also present at this meeting and was given an advisory vote. 

Normally this meeting of Classis in July is a brief session with very little to do. This was not the case this time, however. There were two matters which were given to two committees of advice which will report to the next Classis. 

A decision of the last Synod relative to subsidized churches was directed to the Classis by the Stated Clerk of Synod, and filed for information. The Stated Clerk of Classis had prepared copies of this decision and they were handed to the delegates of each Consistory. A finance committee and one to thank the ladies for their catering was appointed by the chairman Rev. R.C. Harbach: Finance Committee: J. Flikkema and J.M. Faber. R. Lubbers was appointed to thank the ladies. 

One Consistory answered an appeal brought against it and this matter was given into the hands of a committee for study and advice. Committee: Revs. M. Schipper, H. Veldman, and Elder R. Lubbers. 

This same Consistory also asked advice on the increase of censure of one of its members. Another Consistory, whose discipline of one of its members was appealed, brought answer to this appeal, and this matter was put into the hands of a study committee. Committee: Revs. G. Lubbers, J.A. Heys, and Elder M. Haveman. 

Both Study Committees will report to the next meeting of Classis. 

Southwest Consistory had arranged for noon dinner at the Sweden House for all the delegates. 

Classis decided to meet next time the first Wednesday in October in Hope Church.

Questions of Article 41 of the Church Order were asked and answered satisfactorily.

Elder R. Lubbers closed this meeting of Classis with prayer. 

—M. Schipper, S.C.