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Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, September 9, 1992 at the Byron Center Protestant Reformed Church. All the churches, with the exception of Norristown which had one delegate, were represented by two delegates. This session was chaired by Rev. Kenneth Koole. The main item of business for this session was the appeal brought by a brother regarding censure. Given the nature of the case, classis dealt with this case in closed session. Two consistories brought requests for increasing censure. These requests were also considered in closed session. Classis approved the request of the South Holland PRC for help...

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September 12, 1990   Hudsonville Protestant Reformed Church Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, September 12, 1990 at the Hudsonville Protestant Reformed Church. Each church was represented by two delegates. The majority of the day was spent in deliberating a protest from Norristown regarding a decision made by the May 9/30 classis which instructed them to return to the use of The Psalter. Norristown protested that the May decision was arrived at illegally. Classis sustained the protest of Norristown with regard to legality but rejected the advice of its committee of pm-advice to allow Norristown to continue to use...

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May 13, 1998 Southeast Protestant Reformed Church Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, May 13, 1998 at the Southeast PRC. Each church was represented by two delegates. Rev. R. Cammenga served as chairman for this session. The delegates ad examnia from Classis West, Revs. Haak, Houck, and Key, were present for the matter of Rev. Flikkema’s credentials. Classis dealt with several difficult issues. The first concerned Covenant PRC’s recommendation to classis that Rev. R. Flikkema’s ministerial credentials be terminated. Classis East rejected the advice of Covenant and extended Rev. Flikkema’s credentials for two years. If Rev. Flikkema is...

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Classis met in regular session on January 13-14, 1993 at the Faith Protestant Reformed Church. This session was chaired by Rev. D. Kuiper. All the churches, with exception of Norristown, were represented by two delegates. This was an eventful, and in several respects difficult, meeting of classis. The delegates witnessed the deposition of one minister, the leaving of another by virtue of his congregation withdrawing from the federation of the Protestant Reformed Churches in America, and the addition of a third by way of acolloquium doctum—a conversation about doctrine. The deposition was held in closed session and nothing more can...

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January 12, 1994 Southeast Protestant Reformed Church Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, January 12, 1994 in the Southeast PRC. Each church was represented by two delegates. This session was chaired by Rev. G. VanBaren. Special welcome was given to the delegates ad examina from Classis West, to the students of Cal Kalsbeek’s church history class from Covenant Christian High School, and to Rev. R. Cammenga who attended as a delegate for the first time. The highlight of this meeting was the approval by classis of the establishment of a new congregation in the Georgetown area of Western...

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January 9, 1991 Protestant Reformed Church Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, January 9, 1991 at the Byron Center PRC. Each church was represented by two delegates. This session was chaired by Rev. Richard Flikkema. Two major items, other than the routine material for a January session of classis, were on the agenda for this meeting. The first dealt with an appeal to classis about a consistory decision and, because of its nature, was treated in closed session. This precludes any reporting on this issue. The second dealt with a protest and letter of explanation from Norristown regarding...

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March 2, 1994 Hope Protestant Reformed Church Redlands, California Classis West held its regular March session in the warmth of southern California. The warmth was that of the weather, but especially it was that of the fellowship of the saints of the congregation located so far away from any of its sister-congregations. An Officebearers’ Conference was held the day preceding the meeting of Classis. This gave the members of that congregation who were able to do so an opportunity to have more fellowship with the brethren of the Classis. The theme of the Conference was “The Reformed Practice of Catechism...

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May 12, 1993  Southwest Protestant Reformed Church Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, May 12, 1993, at Southwest PRC. Each church was represented by two delegates. Business for this session was routine; classis adjourned before noon. First PRC brought, via its credentials, a request for classis to express itself on divorce and remarriage. This request was declared to be illegally before the classis. Classical appointments were granted to Southwest according to the following schedule: May 23 – Spriensma, May 30 – Gritters, June 13 – Woudenberg, June 20 – Bruinsma, June 27 – Kuiper, July 11 – Joostens,...

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Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, May 11, 1994 at the First PRC of Holland, Michigan. Each church was represented by two delegates. The newly-organized congregation of Georgetown PRC was also represented by two delegates. The business of classis was routine. Reports from the Stated Clerk and Classical Committee were received. A report from Hudsonville PRC regarding the organization of Georgetown was received. Prof. R. Decker was appointed to serve as moderator for Georgetown; Rev. Bruinsma was appointed to serve as moderator for Hudsonville. As a matter of policy, Classis East decided that future moderator appointments will be...

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January 13, 1999 Byron Center Protestant Reformed Church Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, January 13, 1999 in the Byron Center PRC. Rev. Barry Gritters was the chairman for this session. Each church was represented by two delegates. This was a lengthy session of classis. Classis had several issues on its agenda that warranted considerable discussion. First, Rev. R. Flikkema appealed the decision of Covenant PRC not to transfer his ministerial credentials to his home church, the Faith PRC. Classis considered this matter to be illegally before it on the ground that this matter was not finished in...

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