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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.
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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. 350.