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At a meeting of the consistory of the First Reformed Church at which Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte presided, Wiepke Diekema and his family wished to be reinstated in the church because they have left the Scottish [Presbyterian] church in South Holland [located on what is now South Washington Ave.]. The pastor of that congregation, Rev. Schepers, would not give the Diekemas a transfer of membership letter. A committee of the pastor and Elders Keppel and Wakker would make an inquiry "concerning their Christian conduct" of Rev. Schepers. The deacons inquired of the consistory whether two families are deserving of help from the congregation.

Date

4-12-1861

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 Consistory of the First Reformed Church

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