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At a meeting of the consistory of the First Reformed Church at which Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte was not presert, Elder Kamper was chosen as chairman. New members were received and admitted to the Lord's Table as well as receiving members by transfer. The consistory approved the request of Mrs. Pau[e'?]ls and Mrs. Slink to put new carpet in the pulpit area. It was decided that people who attended the theater would not be allowed to come to the Lord's table. "Because of the hasty departure of the pastor to the Netherlands, it was decided to celebrate the Lord's Supper with one another before he leaves."
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Wakker, G.; Buursma, William; and Buursma, Althea, "Meeting Minutes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1866). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 334.