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At a meeting of the consistory of the First Reformed Church at which Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte presided, four young people were present to make confession of faith. Two of them were admitted but decision on the other two was postponed. The membership of Bernardus Gro[o]tenhuis and his wife were also received from Grand Rapids A financial report of the poor fund was made. $694.42 was received and $633.28 was disbursed. The church accounts had a balance of $28.80.
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Van Raalte, A. C.; Wakker, G.; Buursma, William; and Buursma, Althea, "Meeting Minutes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1862). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 110.