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At a meeting of the consistory of the First Reformed Church at which Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte presided, the pastor said that on the advice of his doctors, he must have a rest. He could resign as pastor or he could give up all pastoral duties except preaching on Sundays. The consistory approved a proposal that he give up the pastoral work for six months and then consult with consistory on the next step. The consistory thought he should give up preaching for two months but the pastor preferred to continue because "preaching does not cause him that much difficulty." It was decided that he would preach only once on Sunday and that Rev. Pieter Oggel take over his catechism classes.

Date

3-13-1864

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.

Meeting Minutes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church

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