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Elder Teunis Keppel opened the consistory meeting of the First Reformed Church with prayer in the absence of Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte. The clerk, G. Wakker, did not record who was elected chairman of the meeting. The books of the church were reviewed and appeared to be in good order. It was expressed that house visitation and regular catechism instruction were needed. The consistory hoped that the pastor would soon resume his work.
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Wakker, G.; Buursma, William; and Buursma, Althea, "Meeting Minutes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1864). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 265.