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Elder de Bruin was chosen chairman of the meeting of the consistory of the First Reformed Church at which Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte was not present. A committee had called on the pastor about the membership book and requested him to attend the consistory meetings. Rev. Pieter Oggel will be asked to conduct Bible readings on Sunday evening and every other month hold a prayer service. He would be paid $3.00 for each event.
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Wakker, G. and Buursma, William, "Meeting Minutes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1865). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 342.