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January 14, 2009 Grandville Protestant Reformed Church Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at the Grandville PRC. All the churches were represented by two delegates. Guests at the classis were the church history students of Covenant Christian High School. Rev. J. Laning served as chairman for this meeting. Two appeals and a protest to Synod 2009 were received at this meeting. Both appeals were considered not to be legally before classis. One because the material received by classis had no response from the appellant’s consistory because this consistory did not receive the material from the...

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September 10, 2003 Byron Center Protestant Reformed Church Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, September 10, at the Byron Center PRC. Each congregation was represented by two delegates. Also in attendance were the synodical deputies from Classis West and two representatives from the Wingham, Ontario OCRC. Rev. Rodney Kleyn served his initial stint as chair of this classis. The main item of business on the agenda was the examination of Pastor-Elect William Langerak, who had accepted the call to Southeast PRC. Pastor-Elect Langerak preached a specimen sermon and then endured several hours of oral examination. Classis approved his...

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May 10, 2000 Hope Protestant Reformed Church Classis East met in regular session at the Hope Protestant Reformed Church. The churches were represented by two delegates with the exception of Covenant PRC, Wyckoff, whose delegate had to return home after being stranded in Chicago for some hours. Part of this session was observed by church history students from Covenant Christian High School. Rev. J. Laning was the chairman of this session. Several matters required extensive attention from the classis. The first dealt with Rev. Richard Flikkema’s request not to extend his eligibility for a call in our churches and thus...

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Grandville Protestant Reformed Church Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 at the Grandville PRC. As is typical of the January session, the meeting was long. Classis adjourned at midnight. Each church was represented by two delegates. Also present were the church history classes of Covenant Christian High School, representatives of the Wingham OCRC, and the delegates ad examina from Classis West. Significant business was done at this session. First there was the decision of classis to admit the congregation of the Wingham, Ontario Orthodox Christian Reformed Church into the fellowship and communion of the Protestant...

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May 12, 2004 Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at the Georgetown PRC. All the churches were represented by two delegates. Rev. William Langerak served as the chairman for this session. Much of the business of this session was routine. Reports from the Stated Clerk and the Classical Committee were received; the report of the committee to assist Wingham in its transition to the PRC was also presented and approved. An overture to Synod 2005 from two brothers in our Cornerstone PRC requesting that synod appoint a committee to study the matter of proper Bible...

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September 14, 1994 Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, September 14, 1994 at Hope Protestant Reformed Church, Walker, MI. Each church was represented by two delegates. Rev. Ronald VanOverloop was welcomed back to Classis East as he has now taken up his duties as pastor of Georgetown PRC. The session was chaired by Rev. W. Bruinsma. Most of the business of classis was routine. Reports were heard from the stated clerk and the Classical Committee. Classical appointments were granted to Byron Center. The following schedule was adopted for Byron Center (evening service only, unless otherwise designated): September 25—Joostens;...

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The Loveland Protestant Reformed Church of Loveland, Colorado was host for the September 7, 1988 meeting of Classis West. Though Classis has met in Loveland numerous times before, this was the first time that Classis had the opportunity to meet in Loveland’s new sanctuary, and for many delegates this was the first time they had the opportunity to see this new facility. Twelve ministers and thirteen elders represented the thirteen churches of Classis at this meeting. In addition three delegates from Classis East were present, Revs. W. Bekkering, J. Kortering, and J. Slopsema. These three were given the privilege of...

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September 14, 1988  Byron Center Protestant Reformed Church Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, September 14, 1988 at the Byron Center Protestant Reformed Church. This marked the first time in years that a meeting of classis was held in Byron Center. The delegates enjoyed touring the beautiful new sanctuary and meeting rooms which the congregation of Byron Center just recently dedicated. The business of classis was routine. There were reports from the Stated Clerk and the Classical Committee and from the synodical delegates ad examina of their visit to Classis West concerning the organization of a new congregation in Lynwood,...

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January 11, 1995 Southwest Protestant Reformed Church Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, January 11, 1995 at the Southwest Protestant Reformed Church. The church history class of Covenant Christian High. School was present for about an hour of the morning’s session. Rev. R. Cammenga chaired the meeting. Each church was represented by two delegates. Classis heard the reports of the Stated Clerk, the Classical Committee, and the church visitors. There was one matter relating to the church visitors’ report that was dealt with in closed session. Overtures to synod were sent by First Church, Grand Rapids, and Grandville....

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September 10, 1997 at Kalamazoo Protestant Reformed Church Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, September 10, 1997. The churches were all represented by two delegates. Rev. R. Van Overloop chaired this session. The primary business of this classis was the examination of Pastors-elect James Laning and Martin VanderWal. After preaching full-length sermons, the examinees were subjected to an oral examination. With thanksgiving to God, the classis approved these examinations and authorized the congregation of Hope PRC to proceed with the ordination and installation of James Laning, and the congregation of Covenant PRC to proceed with the ordination and...

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