Simone Kennedy



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In a report in De Hollander of this date, the editor waxed eloquently that Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte has returned from his eleven week trip out East. During his absence, the Revs. Cornelius Vander Meulen, Peter Oggel, Seine Bolks, and John Van Vleck, conducted the worship services at the First Reformed Church. On his first Sunday back in the pulpit, Van Raalte preached on Psalm 78.1-8. "Our readers know the convincing power of his sermons...." The listeners were visibly touched by his message.




Holland, Michigan


In Dutch; translated by Simone Kennedy, July, 2002.

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.

Report in De Hollander