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After Psalm 25.2 was sung, Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte offered prayer at the congregational meeting of the First Reformed Church. Elders and deacons were elected and financial reports given. A committee was appointed to look into the objections of those who thought that the pew rents were high. "At the suggestion of the president," he brought forward the matter of the need for a second congregation to be organized in Holland due to the growth of the village and the congregation. A committee of ten persons was appointed to look into this matter.
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Wakker, G.; Buursma, William; and Buursma, Althea, "Meeting Minutes of the Congregation of the First Reformed Church" (1866). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 396.