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At a meeting of the consistory of the First Reformed Church at which Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte presided, the committee that called on the [Kommer?] Schadeelees reported that this family no longer considered itself in "ecclesiastical connection" with First Reformed Church. This family was now in connection with the Graafschap congregation that seceded from the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in 1857. New members by transfer and confession of faith were received into membership. The committee that was appointed to visit the C. Vorst family learned that their baby had not been baptized but the family intended to join the Graafschap church. The church building was threatened with sagging because of blowing sand. A member of the consistory was appointed to look into the matter.
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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. 70.