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Classis East met in regular session on May 8, 1985 at the Kalamazoo Protestant Reformed Church. Each church was represented by two delegates. Rev. B. Gritters chaired this meeting of classis. The main item of business was the treatment of an appeal of a brother who maintained that his consistory did not thoroughly treat his protest. Classis decided that the consistory did in fact thoroughly treat the protest and thus the appeal was not sustained. In other action, classis approved the ministerial credentials of Rev. M. DeVries who has accepted the call to Edgerton. Because of his leaving, Southwest Church...

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September 8, 1999 Hudsonville PRC Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, September 8, 1999 at the Hudsonville PRC. Each church was represented by two delegates. Rev. Dale Kuiper was the chairman for this session. The classis was pleased to hear and approve the examination of Pastor-Elect Nathan Brummel. After preaching a sermon on Philippians 4:6 and responding to questions put by ministers on the six loci of dogmatics, the knowledge of scripture and the confessions, controversy, and practica, Pastor-Elect Brummel was given the good news that the classis, with the concurrence of the delegates ad examina from Classis West (Revs....

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May 12, 2010 Hope Protestant Reformed Church Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at the Hope PRC in Walker, MI. All the churches were represented by two delegates. Rev. A. Spriensma was the chairman for this session. Two agenda items occupied the time of this classis: 1) The report of the Study Committee to advise classis on what procedure to follow when a minister resigns from the Protestant Reformed denomination, and 2) The report of the Classical Committee regarding their inquiry into whether Grace PRC gave proper admonition to Rev. M. Dick upon his leaving....

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Classis West met in regular session on September 1, 2010. The Hull PRC of Hull, IA hosted this session, and Rev. N. Langerak capably chaired it. A highlight of this meeting was the presence of the delegates of the newly organized congregation of Heritage PRC in Sioux Falls, SD. Faith PRC of Jenison, MI had overtured Synod 2010 to reorganize the denomination from two to three classes. In light of the effect this would have on the whole denomination, synod referred this matter to Classis West for its judgment. Not convinced of the need for a third classis at this...

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September 8, 2010 Byron Center PRC Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at the Byron Center PRC. Each church was represented by two delegates; Rev. R. VanOverloop presided over this session. This meeting of classis was short, but serious. Three churches requested the approval of classis for the increase of censure for one of its members. One consistory re quested approval for the erasure of a baptized member. Discussions regarding these cases were held in closed session. Classis received requests for pulpit supply from Cornerstone, Holland, Hope, Trinity, and Wingham. A schedule was adopted for...

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January 11, 2012 Hudsonville Protestant Reformed Church Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at the Hudsonville PRC. Each church was represented by two delegates. The session was chaired by Rev. Daniel Holstege. The January session is the time for voting. Elected to serve as synodical delegates are the following: MINISTERS: Primi: C. Haak, K. Koole, A. Lanning, J. Slopsema, R. VanOverloop; Secundi: M. DeVries, G. Eriks, W. Langerak, A. Spriensma, M. VanderWal. ELDERS: Primi: Nick Kleyn, Howard Pastoor, Dave Rau, John VanBaren, Pete VanderSchaaf; Secundi: James Lanting, Joel Minderhoud, Ted Pipe, Kevin VanOverloop, Deane Wassink. In other voting, Rev....

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January 8, 1992 Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, January 8, 1992 at the Hope Protestant Reformed Church, Walker, Michigan. Each church was represented by two delegates. Also present for an hour of the morning’s proceedings were the church history students of Calvin Kalsbeek from Covenant Christian High School. Rev. M. Joostens was the chairman for this session. The business, for the most part, was routine. Classis did, however, spend a considerable amount of time discussing the report of the church visitors, particularly their visits to Wyckoff and Norristown. The action taken by classis with regard to this...

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Classis met in regular session on Wednesday, January 12, 2000 at the Southeast PRC. Each church was represented by two delegates. Rev. Doug Kuiper served as chair for this session. The January session is typically a busy one and this was no exception. Classis heard reports from its Stated Clerk, Classical Committee, and church visitors. Classis decided to forward information gathered by the church visitors to synod 2000 regarding the suggestion of synod that congregations set aside retirement money for pastors who are not in social security and regarding the continuing subsidy for the small congregation in Wyckoff, NJ. The...

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May 13, 2009 Faith Protestant Reformed Church Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at the Faith PRC. All churches were represented by two delegates. Rev. W. Langerak was the chairman of this session. Classis had two main items on its agenda: 1) An appeal from a member against a decision of her consistory, and 2) Requests for classical appointments from Byron Center and Holland and additional requests from Classis West to provide some pulpit supply to Bethel, Calvary, and Lacombe. Classis declared that the appeal was not legally before it. Classis provided appointments to all...

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