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At a meeting of the consistory of the First Reformed Church at which Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte, the new elder, Gerrit Wakker, made a remark that the same person should not be both president and clerk. By a unanimous vote, Wakker was elected the clerk! It was learned that a member of the church remarried without being divorced from his first wife. The consistory moved to bring this issue to the classis. Labots and Keppel are still trying to get a couple to be reconciled. Although there are times when the pastor was absent, students were not allowed to fill the pulpit.

Date

6-4-1858

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.

Notes on the Meeting of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church

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