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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."

Date

4-11-1866

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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