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Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, May 13, 1992. Each church was represented by two delegates. A special welcome was given to Rev. D. Kuiper, pastor of Southeast PRC, who came to the classis from Classis West. Rev. M. Kamps was the chairman of this session. The agenda for this session was light-with one exception. One case of discipline regarding the censure of a member was brought to the classis. Classical appointments were granted to Grandville; Venice, Florida; and Northern Ireland. The following schedule was adopted VENICE: May 31, June 7 – Flikkema; June 28, July 5 –...

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Classis West met in special session on Wednesday and Thursday, June 17 and 18, 1992, in South Holland, Illinois. This meeting was held to conduct the peremptoir examination of Pastor-elect Mitchell Dick. Pastor-elect Dick successfully sustained his examination and the Immanuel Protestant Reformed Church of Lacombe, Alberta, Canada, was advised to proceed with his ordination to the ministry of the Word and sacraments. Via its Classical Committee, Classis West also received and approved a request from Rev. Audred Spriensma of the Christian Reformed Church for admission to the Protestant Reformed Churches under Article 9 of the Church Order. Classis conducted...

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January 13, 1988  Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, January 13, 1988 at the First Protestant Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan. All the churches were represented by two delegates. Rev. B. Woudenberg was the chairman for this session. Classis received reports from its stated clerk, its classical committee which included the submission of a Ministerial Certificate of Dismissal and Testimonial for Rev. R. Miersma who is now in New Zealand, and from the church visitors.  Faith Church requested classical appointments for its evening service (Rev. Bekkering, it was reported will occupy the pulpit for the morning service.) The...

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Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, May 9, 1990 with a continued session on May 30, 1990. The continued session was necessary to give a committee of pre-advice sufficient time to study the material given them. Rev. B. Woudenberg chaired the session of May 9th and Rev. W. Bruinsma the session of May 30th. Several matters of import occupied the agenda of classis: the report of the special committee of classis to visit Norristown and several appeals from members of two of the congregations in Classis East. Since some of this material was treated in closed session, reporting...

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Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, September 10, 1986 and in continued session on Wednesday, October 15, 1986 at the Kalamazoo Protestant Reformed Church. Rev. M. Kamps was the chairman for these sessions. The main item of business at the September 10th meeting was the examination of the pastor-elect of Southeast, Steven Key. After preaching a sermon onPsalm 25:14, Pastor-elect Key was examined in the six loci of dogmatics, in the knowledge of scripture and the confessions, in controversy, and in practical matters. The delegates to classis along with the delegates and examina from Classis West gave unanimous...

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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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