Minutes of the Classis of Holland


Minutes of the Classis of Holland



The minutes of the Classis of Holland, meeting at the home of Elder H. Broek. Representatives of the churches of Overisel and Grand Rapids are present for the first time, making a total of seven congregations. Albertus C. Van Raalte was elected president and J. A. Verhorst continued as clerk. Rev. Hendrik G. Klein's credentials were examined and he was admitted to membership in theClassis. A Rev. Verschuur was also admitted to membership. Rev. Vander Meulen announced that he received a request to organize the church in Milwaukee and install elders. Classis approved the organization.




Printed in the Classis of Holland Minutes 1848-1858, pp. 33-35.

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.



Minutes of the Classis of Holland