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At a meeting of the consistory of the First Reformed Church at which Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte presided, Abraham's Krabshuis' excuse for missing the previous meeting due to a cold was not accepted. Several disciplinary cases were discussed. B. Ploeg and Js. Van de Luyster will be presented as nominees to the congregation for elder, one of whom will be elected. The building committee was urged to continue its work. The bell ringer was given a raise of $5 for the year.
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Van Raalte, A. C.; Buursma, William; and Buursma, Althea, "Meeting Minutes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1856). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 311.