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At a meeting of the consistory of the First Reformed Church at which Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte presided, several new members were received. The committee reported that it has been decided to build a church on the county line [present 32nd Street]. Members in that area pledged $880 toward a new church. Thirty five acres were available for purchase for $500. A mortgage was held by "Mr. Bleeker in Kalamazaoo" [Paulus den Bleyker?]. Article ten read: "There was general agreement that members of the Masonic Lodge should not be admitted to the Lord's Table."

Date

3-6-1866

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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