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Several matters were dealt with at the meeting of the consistory of the First Reformed Church at which Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte presided. New members were received. Widow de Frel resigned from membership in the congregation. Rev. Philip Phelps, principal of the Holland Academy asked for permission to use the church building for the upcoming examination of students. The request was put on hold. A student at the parochial school was dismissed for slovenliness. The consistory accepted the responsibility to find him a good Christian home. Finances of the parochial school continue to be a major problem. Since C. Vorst and his wife had their child baptized "at the Secessionists," a committee of Elders Keppel and Wakker was appointed to investigate the matter. A committee was appointed to review the books of the deacons.
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Wakker, G.; Buursma, William; and Buursma, Althea, "Meeting Minutes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1860). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 69.