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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, the major item of discussion was the "necessity of encouraging the congregation to more seriously utilize family worship in a fruitful fashion, and to study our creedal confessions."
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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. 343.