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The congregational meeting of the First Reformed Church was opened with the singing of the Psalm 25.2, followed a prayer that was offered by the pastor, Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte. The elders elected were Broek, Hekhuis, Kamper, and Wilderdink. Vork, Rensing, J. van de Luyster and Geerlings were elected deacons. Second ballots were necessary for both elders and deacons since 2/3 of the votes were necessary for election. The singing of Psalm 119.3 concluded the meeting.

Date

3-15-1860

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 Congregational Meeting of the First Reformed Church

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