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Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, January 10, 1996 at the Southeast PRC. Each church was represented by two delegates. Rev. Dale Kuiper was the chairman of this session. Special guests were the church history students of Mr. Cal Kalsbeek from Covenant Christian High School. Classis dealt with the routine matters of hearing reports from the Stated Clerk and the Classical Committee. The church visitors reported that they found peace, harmony, and evidence of spiritual growth in our congregations. Classis received a request from Rev. B. Woudenberg for emeritation beginning October, 1996. This request was supported by Kala-mazoo’s...

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First Protestant Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, May 10, 1995 at the First Protestant Reformed Church of Grand Rapids. Each church was represented by two delegates. Rev. R. Flikkema was the chair of this session. Also in attendance were the delegates ad examina from Classis West, Revs. Houck, Key, and Terpstra. The highlight of the meeting was the granting of permission by classis for the organization of the Grace Protestant Reformed Church to be located in the Standale/Tallmadge area. This is a daughter church of Hope PRC. Twenty-one families and eleven individuals had signed...

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May 8, 1996 Grandville Protestant Reformed Church Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, May 8, 1996 at the Grandville PRC. Each church was represented by two delegates. Rev. Doug Kuiper had the privilege and challenge of serving as chairman for the first time in his ministry. Present at classis also were the delegates ad examina from Classis West. The burden of this classis was to consider a request from Covenant PRC to release its pastor, Rev. Richard Flikkema, from his ministerial duties. Considered in this matter were the reports of the special committee of classis appointed to assist...

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Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, September 8, 1993 at the First Protestant Reformed Church of Grand Rapids. The churches were all represented by two delegates. The business of this classis was routine; adjournment was at 10:30 a.m. Rev. A. Spriensma was the chairman for this session. Classis heard the reports of the Stated Clerk and the Classical Committee. Classis also approved the report of the committee of classis appointed to visit Norristown. Southwest requested classical supply only for the Sunday evening service of September 19. Rev. A. Spriensma was appointed to preach during this service. Southwest also...

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May 14, 1997 Hope Protestant Reformed Church Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, May 14, 1997 at the Hope Protestant Reformed Church. Each church was represented by two delegates. Rev. C. Terpstra was the chair for this session. Classis dealt again in this session with the ongoing problems that Covenant PRC, Wyckoff, NJ has in trying to remain a congregation. At the January 1997 meeting, classis decided to advise Covenant to disband and to report their decision at the May 1997 meeting of classis. Covenant’s decision, however, was to remain a congregation. At a congregational meeting held on...

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Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, September 9, 1998 at the new location and new church building of the First PRC of Holland, Michigan. All the churches were represented by two delegates; Rev. M. Dick was the chairman for this session. In routine business, classis heard the reports of the stated clerk and of its Classical Committee. Most of the business of this session was done in closed session. A discipline case was considered, as were protests against a decision taken at the May 13, 1998 session of classis. Expenses for this session amounted to $1,128.89. Classis will...

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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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