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Classis East of the Protestant Re­formed Churches met Wednesday morn­ing at 9 o’clock, October 4, 1944 in the parlors of the First Church at Grand Rapids, Michigan. The opening exercises were conducted in the usual way by Rev. J. De Jong, the president of the former classis. The credentials were then read and received and classis was declared constituted. Rev. C. Hanko was called upon to pre­side and Rev. J. De Jong took down the minutes. The minutes of the July session of classis were read and approved. A report of the stated clerk was read and approved. A report...

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The opening exercises were conducted by Rev. W. Hofman. After the singing of No. 223 from the Psalter, he reads a few verses of Hebrews 12 and leads in prayer. The credentials were read and received. Classis was then declared constituted. Classis asked Rev. De Wolf to take down the minutes seeing the president of the preceding Classis was not present. Rev. G. M. Ophoff and D. Jonker were given advisory vote. The minutes of the previous Classical meeting were read and approved. The reply of Hudsonville’s consistory did not prove to be satisfactory to Classis. Classis requests that Hudsonville...

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The opening exercises were conducted by Rev. J. A. Heys in the usual manner. From the credentials it appeared that all the churches were represented by two delegates. The credentials are accepted. Classis is declared constituted. It is Rev. H. Hoeksema’s turn to preside, while Rev. J. A. Heys serves as secretary for this session of Classis. The Formula of Subscription is signed by those delegates who are present at the Classis for the first time. The minutes of the previous meeting of Classis are read and approved. The Revs. Ophoff and Jonker are given advisory vote. The reply of...

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Classis West met in regular session on September 28, 2016, in Randolph, WI. Rev. S. Key opened the meeting with devotions and an exhortation based on I Thessalonians 2:1-6. He reminded the delegates that God has entrusted us with the gospel. This becomes a source of confidence for us who minister the Word, as well as a reason for commitment and the power of divine commission. Rev. R. Kleyn chaired this meeting of Classis. The agenda was brief. The stated clerk, classical committee, and reading sermon committee all reported routine labors. The expenses of this meeting totaled $6,871.73. Classis adjourned...

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Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at the Southwest PRC. Each church was represented by two delegates. Rev. C. Haak served as the chairman for this session. Welcome was given to the delegates from Pittsburgh PRC who were attending classis for the first time and to the delegates ad examina from Classis West who were present for the consideration of the request for emeritation from Rev. A. denHartog. Southwest PRC requested approval for the emeritation of their pastor, Rev. Arie denHartog effective January 1, 2017. Classis granted this approval as did the delegates ad examina...

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Classis East convened at Fuller Ave. October 3, 1945. Rev. W. Hofman, who presided at the last meeting of classis, had charge of the opening exercises. After the singing of No. 251 from the Psalter, he reads I Cor. 2 and leads in prayer. The credentials are read and received. Classis is declared constituted and Rev. B. Kok is called upon to preside. Opportunity is given to sign the Formula of Subscription. The minutes of the preceding classical meeting are read and approved. Rev. G. M. Ophoff and D. Jonker are given advisory vote. The answer of Hudsonville to the...

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The January meeting of Classis, held at Fuller Ave., was opened with the singing of No. 65 from the Psalter. Rev. B. Kok, who had charge of the opening exercises, read Psalm 25 and led in prayer. The credentials were read and accepted, showing that all the churches were represented at Classis. Classis is declared constituted and Rev. G. Lubbers is called upon to preside. The delegates attending Classis for the first time sign the Formula of Subscription. The minutes of the preceding classical meeting are read and approved. Rev. G. M. Ophoff and D. Jonker are given advisory vote....

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Classis met at Fuller Ave. The meeting was begun with the singing of Psalter No. 220:1-4. Rev. G. Lubbers then tread I Peter 5 and led in prayer. The credentials revealed that 24 brethren had been delegated to this classis by the 12 churches. The credentials being read and received, classis is declared constituted. According to rotation Rev. M. Schipper presided and Rev. G. Lubbers served as clerk. Rev. Schipper speaks a few words of welcome to the delegates, and particularly to Rev. S. Cammenga who recently came to us from Classis West. Opportunity is given to those delegates who...

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Report of Classis East—Convened July 10, 1946 at Grand Rapids, Michigan Classis East met on July 10, 1946 at Fuller Ave. The meeting was begun with the singing of Psalter No. 203:1, 2 and 5. Rev. M. Schipper, who presided at the previous meeting of Classis, conducted the opening exercises. The credentials were read and received, showing that all the churches were represented at this meeting. Classis was then declared constituted. According to rotation Rev. H. Veldman is called upon to preside. He speaks a few words of welcome and expresses the desire of brotherly cooperation in the meetings of...

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Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at the Providence PRC. This was the first time that Providence has hosted a meeting of classis. The churches were each represented by two delegates. Rev. G. Eriks was the chairman for this session. In its first order of business, classis approved the orga­nization of a new congregation in Pittsburgh, PA. The request for organization came via the Council of Southwest PRC. A sizeable delegation from Pittsburgh was present, as was the current home missionary, Rev. Wilbur Bruinsma. The delegates ad examina from Classis West were present as well...

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