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The meeting of the congregation of the First Reformed Church was opened with prayer by Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte after the singing of Psalm 133. Elders Labots, Keppel and Wakker were reelected and D[erk] te Roller, P. de Vries, and P. Naber were elected deacons. K[ommer] Schaddelee was not eligible to be elected because he was under censure. $950.38 was the total of funds collected during the year. The church had an indebtedness of $630.00. A question arose about the future of the school of the church. Its existence was to be continued, it was decided. The congregation approved the placement of a fence around the church.
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Wakker, G.; Buursma, William; and Buursma, Althea, "Meeting Minutes of the Congregation of the First Reformed Church" (1860). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 30.