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At a meeting of the consistory of the First Reformed Church at which Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte presided and also served as clerk, new members were received, a widow received aid, and building matters were discussed. A discussion was held about the baptism of children whose parents have not been admitted to the Lord's supper. Two elders were appointed to check on a member who has not been seen in church.
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Van Raalte, A. C.; Buursma, William; and Buursma, Althea, "Notes on the Meeting of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1857). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 3.