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At a consistory meeting of the First Reformed Church at which Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte presided, Gabriel van Putten and Henderik Uiterwijk were received as members. In the case of man who though not yet married for six months, had a son. This must be confessed before the congregation at the time of the baptism of the baby. The couple which appeared earlier before the consistory and were restored to fellowship are again separated. A committee was appointed to deal with this situation. A committee of three was appointed to determine how to further missionary work by the congregation.




Holland, Michigan


In Dutch; translation by Rev. William and Althea Buursma, 2000.

Description of the document and reference to The Joint Archives of Holland 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.


The original documents are held in The Joint Archives of Holland.


This digitized material is intended for personal research/study only. The original documents may not be reproduced for commercial use in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without permission in writing from The Joint Archives of Holland.

Meeting Notes on the Consistory of the First Reformed Church