William Buursma



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The Consistory of the First Reformed Church, at its meeting on this date, dealt with more complaints. Consistory felt that a Mr. Brouwer had not dealt rightly with Mr. Kuipers, Until he did, Brouwer would be disciplined by being refused the sacraments. O. D. Vander Sluis was again at this meeting, but the Consistory felt that there was no change in his attitude and he would remain under discipline. There is no mention that Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte was in attendance at this meeting. The Consistory members present were Wilterdink and Apeldoorn, elders, and Wilterdink, Plugger, and van den Berg, deacons.




Holland, Michigan


In Dutch; translation by Rev. William Buursma.

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 of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church