Southwest Protestant Reformed Church
Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, May 9, 2001 at the Southwest PRC. Each church was represented by two delegates. Rev. C. Terpstra served as the chairman for this session. In attendance also were students from the church history class at Covenant Christian High School, as well as the delegates ad examina from Classis West.
Classis had the delightful experience of approving the organization of a new congregation. The consistory of Hudsonville PRC brought a request, signed by 40 families and 5 individuals, to organize a new congregation in the Hudsonville area. Classis appointed the consistory of Hudsonville PRC to organize this new congregation. Once organized, the new congregation will be known as the Trinity PRC. The delegates ad examina from Classis West were present for this occasion and readily concurred with the decision of classis.
Classis also had to deal with three discipline cases. This is never easy, pleasant work for the classis nor for the consistories who bring their requests. In each case, classis approved the requests of three consistories to proceed to the second step of censure for one of its members.
Classical appointments were granted for the afternoon service for the new Trinity PRC. Classis also agreed to supply Randolph PRC for four of the eight Sundays requested by Classis West.
The expenses of classis amounted to $1,318.55. Classis will meet next on September 12, 2001 at the Kalamazoo PRC.
Jon J. Huisken,