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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, more discussion was held about the rental of pews, several new members were received, and the pastor reported that his upcoming trip to Pella, Iowa, would take some time because of its "weighty significance." Catchism classes were assigned to Ploeg who would receive a stipend for that work and the elders were to arrange for pulpit supply. [During this trip to Pella, he may have organized members of Scholte's church into the First Reformed Church of Pella.]
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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. 344.