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lassis West of the Protestant Reformed Churches met in special session on November 19, 1986 in South Holland, Illinois, to examine Mr. Charles Terpstra, according to the requirement of Article 4 of the Church Order. The examination was requested by the Pella, Iowa Protestant Reformed Church, whose call Mr. Terpstra had accepted. Mr. Terpstra successfully sustained the examination. Classis advised Pella to proceed with Mr. Terpstra’s ordination into the office of the ministry of the Word and Sacraments. Classis also approved the “Ministerial Certificate of Dismissal and Testimonial” of Rev. James Slopsema, of Randolph, Wisconsin, who has accepted the call...

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January 11-12, 1989  First Protestant Reformed Church  Holland, Michigan Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday and Thursday, January 11-12, 1989 at the First Protestant Reformed Church of Holland, Michigan. Each church was represented by two delegates. The business of this session was not routine as is evident from the length of time that classis spent in session. After receiving reports from the stated clerk, the Classical Committee, and the church visitors, classis entered into the heavy part of its agenda. First considered was the request from the Covenant Mission Church of Norristown, Pennsylvania for organization. Rev. K. Hanko...

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May 11, 1988  Hope Protestant Reformed Church Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, May 11, 1988 at the Hope Protestant Reformed Church. Each church was represented by two delegates. Rev. B. Woudenberg led in opening devotions after which Rev. R. Flikkema served as chairman. Of note at this meeting was the attendance of Mr. Cal Kalsbeek’s church history students at Covenant Christian High School. 

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May 10, 1989 Hudsonville Protestant Reformed Church Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, May 10, 1989 at the Hudsonville Protestant Reformed Church. All the churches were represented by two delegates. Norristown, having been organized by the January, 1989 classis, was represented by delegates for the first time. Classis’ time was devoted primarily to consideration of protests from four brothers from Southwest who protested the decisions taken by the January classis in regard to their appeals re the erection of a cross in the sanctuary of Southwest Church. Classis had decided in January not to sustain these brethren. Again...

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Classis West of the Protestant Reformed Churches met in Loveland, Colorado on September 4-6. Ten ministers and fourteen elders were present, to do the work of the churches in the West. Rev. M. Kamps, president of the previous Classis, opened the sessions with a devotional exposition of I Peter 1:17-21. Rev. K. Koole presided over Classis. Rev. M. DeVries (Edgerton) and Elder J. Van Oort (Doon) were delegated to Classis for the first time and signed the Formula of Subscription. Working through the largest Agenda in recent memory, if not in all its history, Classis labored three full days and nights,...

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Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, September 11, 1985 at the Hope Protestant Reformed Church, Grand Rapids. Devotions were conducted by Rev. B. Gritters, chairman of the May classis. Rev. C. Haak was the chairman of this session. Each church was represented by two delegates. Special welcome was given to Revs. Bruinsma and Houck who were in the city for a conference with the Mission Committee. The business of this session was routine for the most part. Southwest requested and was granted classical appointments. The following schedule was adopted: September 22—Miersma, September 29—Haak, October 6—Bekkering, October 13—Flikkema, October...

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Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, January 14, 1987 at the First Protestant Reformed Church of Grand Rapids. All the churches were represented by two delegates. Rev. J. Kortering was the chair of this session. An overture to synod to amend its 1960 decision on the baptism of adopted children was forwarded with the disapproval of classis. The grounds (summarized) were (1) that the brother had not shown that the 1960 decision needed amending and (2) that apart from the present practice of rarely removing children from adoptive parents, the legal aspect of baptism requires that all the...

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Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, January 8, at the Hudsonville Protestant Reformed Church. Each church was represented by two delegates. Rev. Haak opened the session with devotions; Rev. R. Hanko presided. The business of the classes was other than routine. There was first an overture regarding changes in translation of the Canons of Dordt. There were four specific changes proposed in the overture, all of which, if changed, would improve the meaning of the Canons. Classis decided to send the overture to synod with its approval. The suggestion in the overture that scripture references be changed to...

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Classis West of the Protestant Reformed Churches met in Hull, Iowa on March 4, 1987. Meeting from 8:30 AM until after midnight, Classis finished its work in one, long day. Twelve ministers and twelve elders represented the churches of the West. Rev. T. Miersma led Classis in opening devotions, speaking to the delegates on II Corinthians 4:7: “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.” Rev. R. Moore presided over this Classis. Elder G. De Jong (Hull) and Rev. A. den Hartog (Randolph) were delegated to Classis...

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