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
January 9, 2013 First Protestant Reformed Church, Grand Rapids Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at the First PRC, Grand Rapids. Each church was represented by two delegates. The session was chaired by Rev. Jonathan Mahtani, a first for him. Classis dealt with two discipline cases. In both cases classis advised the consistory to proceed to the second step of discipline for their members. This according to Article 77 of the Church Order. Much of the January meeting time is spent in voting. Elected to serve as delegates to synod are the following: Ministers: Primi:...
This session of Classis was held at the First Church of Grand Rapids. Rev. M. Schipper conducted the opening exercises. After the credentials are received and accepted, Classis is declared constituted. According to rotation, Rev. G. Vanden Berg now presides. He speaks a few words of welcome and asks for the cooperation of all the delegates. The Formula of Subscription is signed by those who are delegated to Classis for the first time. The minutes of the last Classical meeting are read and accepted after a couple corrections are made.
September 12, 2012 Grace Protestant Reformed Church Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at the Grace PRC. Each church was represented by two delegates. Rev. K. Koole was the chairman for this session. The business of classis was routine. The delegates were on their way home by 10 a.m. Classis approved classical appointments for Faith PRC for the evening services and special services between October, 2012 and January, 2013. Rev. H. Bleyenberg was elected to serve a one-year term on the Classical Committee, replacing Rev. A. Lanning who will be leaving to take up his...
Report of Classis East . . . IN SESSION JULY 9, 1952 AT GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN This meeting of Classis was held at the Creston Church in Grand Rapids. Rev. G. Vanden Berg, the president of the last Classis, conducted the opening exercises. After the credentials were accepted and Classis was declared constituted, Rev. Van den Berg handed the hammer to Rev. R. Veldman, who, according to rotation, was called upon to preside. Rev. Veldman now speaks a few words, of welcome to the delegates.
REPORT OF CLASSIS EAST IN SESSION AT GRAND RAPIDS—OCTOBER 1, 1952 This meeting of Classis East was held at the First Church of Grand Rapids, Oct. 1, 1952.
May 9, 2012, Georgetown PRC Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at the Georgetown PRC. All the churches were represented by two delegates. Rev. W. Langerak, in the absence of Rev. K. Koole, chaired this session. The business of classis was routine with the exception of two discipline cases presented by two consistories. Classis noted the careful work done by these consistories and advised these consistories to proceed to the second step of censure for these members. The expenses of classis amounted to $45.60. Classis will meet next in Grace PRC on Wednesday, September 12,...
Classis East was in session Jan. 7, 1953 at the First Church of Grand Rapids. The opening exercises were conducted by Rev. G. Vos. After the credentials were received and Classis was declared constituted, Rev. J. Blankespoor is called upon to preside. The minutes of the previous meeting of Classis are read and adopted.
Classis East convened on April 8, 1953 at 9 o’clock A.M. in our Hope Protestant Reformed Church. During the month of April Classis East met six days; two days in Hope, two in Second “Church and two in Hudsonville. Then Classis recessed until May 19, 1953 and met during two Weeks for the sum total of eight more days; two days in First Church, two at Fourth Church, two at Hudsonville Church and two at the Creston Church.
Classis West met in South Holland on March 5 and 6. Eleven ministers and eleven elders attended as delegates. Rev. B. Woudenberg opened the meeting by speaking on Ephesians 4:7, 8. Rev. W. Bekkering presided over the sessions of Classis.