Classis East met in regular session on May 13, 1981 at the Kalamazoo Protestant Reformed Church. All the churches, with the exception of Kalamazoo, were represented by two delegates. It is significant to note that not since 1953 has Classis East met in Kalamazoo. The meeting also gave occasion for the delegates to view the new church building there.
The business of the session, except for the one item involving a request for the erasure of a baptized member, was routine.
The report of the church visitors was heard. The visitors report that all the churches were visited and they concluded their report as follows: “We see once more the wonderful evidence of God’s grace working mightily in our consistories and in our congregations.”
Kalamazoo, upon review of its pastor’s salary for 1982, requested and was granted a $1000 increase in subsidy for 1982. Covenant requested and was granted permission to contact the churches in Classis East and Classis West (via synod) for collections for its building fund.
Classis will meet next on September 9, 1981 at Southwest Church.