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September 10, 2014 with a continued Session on October 15, 2014 Grandville Protestant Reformed Church   Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 with a continued session on October 15, 2014. All the churches were represented by two delegates. Rev. R. VanOverloop was the chairman for these sessions. What occasioned the continued session on October 15th was the decision of the September 10th session to place four protests against the decision of Classis at its May 2014 relative Article 67 of the Church Order. At the May 2014 meeting, an appeal of a consistory’s decision to...

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The opening exercises were conducted by Rev. C. Hanko. The credentials are read and accepted according to rotation. Rev. J. A. Heys presides. Rev. C. Hanko is asked to serve as clerk. Grand Haven, Chatham and Randolph ask for Classical appointments. Classis decides to give Classical appointments to these churches, leaving them one open Sunday per month; and that the appointments shall be equally divided between all our ministers. A committee is appointed to draw up a schedule. They later present the following schedule, which was adopted by Classis: Randolph: October 8, H. Veldman October 15, G. Lubbers October 22,...

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May 14, 2014 Trinity Protestant Reformed Church Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at the Trinity PRC, Hudsonville, MI. Each church was represented by two delegates. Rev. M. Vander- Wal was the chairman of this session. The main item of business for classis consisted in dealing with the report from its committee of pre-advice concerning an appeal from a brother concerning a consistory’s decision to change the date of the annual Prayer Day service. The committee of pre-advice submitted a majority and a minority report. The majority report prevailed as classis decided to sustain the...

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IN SESSION, APRIL 4, 1951, AT HUDSONVILLE, MICH. June 3, M. Schipper June 10, H. Kuiper June 17, G. Vanden Berg June 24, E. Knott July 1, H. De Wolf July 8, A. Petter July 15, J. A. Heys This meeting of Classis was held at Hudsonville. Rev. E. Knott calls the meeting to order. He reads a portion of Scripture and leads in prayer. After the credentials are received and accepted, Rev. B. Kok is called upon to preside. The minutes of the January and February meetings are read and accepted. Classis decides to take up the matter of...

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  IN SESSION, JULY 11, 1951 at HOLLAND, MICHIGAN The opening exercises were conducted by Rev. B. Kok. After the singing of Psalter No. 88 he reads II Tim. 2 and leads in prayer. The credentials are read and reveal that Chatham is represented only by the pastor, the rest of the churches are represented by two delegates. Classis being declared constituted, Rev. H.H. Kuiper, according to rotation, is called upon to preside. He speaks a few words of welcome to the delegates. A few delegates who are present for the first time sign the Formula of Subscription. The minutes...

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  IN SESSION OCTOBER 10th, 1951 AT GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN This session of Classis East was held at the Second Prot. Ref. Church of Grand Rapids. Rev. H.H. Kuiper, who presided at the last Classis, conducted the usual opening exercises. The credentials are read and accepted. They reveal that all the churches are represented by two delegates with the exception of Chatham; of this congregation only the pastor was able to be present. According to rotation, Rev. G. Lubbers is called upon to preside, and Rev. H.H. Kuiper serves as clerk. The minutes of the former meeting of Classis are...

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January 8, 2014 Southeast Protestant Reformed Church Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at the Southeast PRC. The churches, with the exception of Wingham, were repre­sented by two delegates. The Wingham delegation was unable to attend because of the weather. Classis did the usual January duty of elections. The following were elected to serve as delegates to Synod 2014: Ministers: Primi: G. Eriks, C. Haak, K. Koole, W. Langerak, R. VanOverloop; Secundi: N. Decker, A. den Hartog, M. DeVries, J. Slopsema, A. Spriensma. Elders: Primi: J. Decker, N. Kleyn, H. Langerak, G. VanBaren, P. VanDerSchaaf;...

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Report of Classis East September 11, 2013 Byron Center PRC Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at the Byron Center PRC. Each church was represented by two delegates. Rev. J. Slopsema was the chairman for this session. The business was routine and classis was finished early. As the chairman noted, this is a sign that the churches have peace and unity in their midst. Classical appointments were given to Faith PRC. There were no expenses for this session. Classis will meet next on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at Southeast PRC. Respectfully submitted, Jon J. Huisken...

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IN SESSION JANUARY 9, 1952 AT GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN For the January session Classis East met at the First Church of Grand Rapids. The opening exercises were conducted by Rev. G. Lubbers, who later functioned as clerk, while Rev. M. Schipper presided at this session of Classis. After Classis has been declared constituted, the minutes of the previous meeting of Classis are read and approved. Classis decides to grant the request of Grand Haven for Classical appointments. The chair appoints the fol­lowing committee to draw up a schedule: Rev. E. Knott and the elders H. Rutgers and A. Peterson. This...

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May 8, 2013 Faith Protestant Reformed Church Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at the Faith PRC in Jenison, MI. All the churches were represented by two delegates. Rev. David Overway, newly returned to Classis East, was the chairman for this session. The business of classis was routine. Classis assigned classical appointments to Faith PRC. The expenses for this session amounted to $264.96. Classis will meet next on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at the Byron Center PRC. Respectfully submitted, Jon J. Huisken, Stated Clerk

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