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At a meeting of the consistory of the First Reformed Church at which Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte presided, new members were received. It was decided that "from now on the children of baptized members of the congregation will be baptized. They are to be looked upon as members of the congregation and, consequently, have the right to all of the privileges that God has granted to his church." There was a request from members living at a distance that the congregation would give assistance in obtaining a church building in an area that is increasingly populated. A committee of the pastor and Elder Keppel will follow up on the request.

Date

2-25-1866

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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