April 6, 1966 At Southwest Church
Rev. G.J. VanBaren led in the opening devotions. And after he declared the classis properly constituted, he recorded minutes while Rev. R. C. Harbach presided. All the churches were fully represented.
This very brief session of classis treated mostly routine matters.
The Classical Committee was instructed to prepare a constitution governing its work, and present it to the next classical meeting for approval.
Requests for classical supply for Randolph and Hudsonville were received. The committee: Rev. G. Lanting, T. Miedema and D. Langeland prepared the schedule of appointments, later adopted as follows:
Hudsonville: Apr. 17—VanBaren May 8—Lanting May 15—Harbach May 22—Schipper June 5—Lubbers June 19—Lanting July 3—VanBaren.
Randolph: Apr. 17—Lubbers Apr. 24—Veldman May 15—VanBaren May 22—Veldman May 29—Lanting June 12—Veldman? June 19—Harbach June 26—Schipper July 10—Lubbers.
Peter Zandstra and Herman Ophoff served on the finance committee.
Revs. H. Veldman and G. Lubbers were chosen Church Visitors, with Rev. M. Schipper as alternate.
Mr. T. Elzinga was asked to thank the ladies of Southwest Church for their catering.
Questions of Article 41 of the Church Order were asked and answered satisfactorily.
Classis decided to meet next time on July 6th at Hudsonville.
The chairman thanked the classis for its cooperation, and the meeting adjourned with Rev. G. Lanting leading in the closing prayer of thanksgiving.
—M. Schipper, S.C.