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Elder Kamper was chosen chairman of the consistory meeting of the First Reformed Church. Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte entered the meeting during its earlier part. It is implied from the minutes that Rev. Roelof Pieters accepted the call to serve the congregation because he inquired about the plan for the parsonage. "Dr. Van Raalte" asked if there were any objections to celebrating holy communion and there were none." It may be assumed then that Van Raalte would be conducting that service the following Sunday most likely.
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Schrader, J.; Buursma, William; and Buursma, Althea, "Meeting Minutes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1869). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 496.