Classis of Holland Meeting Minutes


Classis of Holland Meeting Minutes



The fall meeting of the Classis of Holland, held in the home of elder H. Broek. Rev. Cornelius Vander Meulen [spelled Vermeulen] is president and J. A. Verhorst is clerk. Art. 8 reads: By Rev. Van der Meulen the assembly is informed that an invitation has been received from the Dutch [Duitsch in the original] Church, or the Old Holland church, to attend their Synodical assemblies. However, although it is acknowledged that we should seek greater intercourse with one another, and that it is a requirement of love to exercise fellowship; nevertheless, at this moment it is difficult to do so, because of the pressure of local business and the difficulties connected with a new settlement.




Description of the document by Dr. Elton J. Bruins.

About the collection:

Elton J. Bruins, long-time professor in the Department of Religion at Hope College, spent years collecting documents by and about Albertus C. Van Raalte, founder of Holland, Michigan and early patron of Hope College. Documents were gathered from dozens of public and private collections, making a nearly exhaustive collection of Van Raalte's writings and reflections. It is these documents that make up the "Van Raalte Papers."

Digitizing the Van Raalte papers was supported by the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York. The project was done in partnership with Heritage Hall at Calvin University, which also digitized its Van Raalte collections.



Classis of Holland Meeting Minutes