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Elder de Bruin was elected chairman of the consistory meeting of the First Reformed Church in the absence of Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte. The committee for the search of property for the new parsonage said that it was not able to find a suitable site and recommended that the parsonage be built on the northwest corner of the church grounds. "Both the entrance and exit on 9th Street and 10th Street are unhindered." The report was accepted. Eight people resigned their membership in the congregation and the names of two non-members were removed. [Would the members who resigned join the new Christian Reformed Church now called the Central Ave. CRC? That congregation was formed this year.]
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Wakker, G.; Buursma, William; and Buursma, Althea, "Meeting Minutes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1865). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 301.