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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, several persons made confession of faith and were admitted to the Lord's table and membership statements were received from people who came front Clymer, New York, Grand Haven, and Arnhem, the Netherlands. During the absence of the pastor, Elder Labots would conduct the catechism classes and elderly persons can receive religious instruction from elders Labots or Keppel on Monday morning at 8 a.m.. Four elders were appointed to visit Elder Broek who "had distanced himself from his elder responsibilities."

Date

2-8-1858

City

Holland, Michigan

Notes

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."

Source

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

Rights

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 Minutes of the First Reformed Church

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