A revised and updated version of
Abraham Kuyper: An Annotated Bibliography 1857-2010 by Tjitze Kuipers (2011)

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Gemeenteblad van de Nederduitsche Hervormde Gemeente te Amsterdam. 1872, no. 1.
[Amsterdam, H. de Hoogh & Co. 1872.] [4 p.], 24cm.—quarterly subscription ƒ0.45.
Presented to the consistory: August 15, 1872.
Draft, designed by: A. Kuyper.
ET: Church newsletter of the Dutch Reformed Congregation of Amsterdam.

A detailed sample issue for a church newsletter for the Dutch Reformed Congregation of Amsterdam. The draft is ambitious. A devotional is printed on the front page (by A. Monod, 1802–1856). A listing of all the worship services of the sixteen Protestant churches in Amsterdam is printed on the second page along with a schedule of services of worship for children and Sunday schools, as well as the meeting times of various Christian organizations. On the third and fourth pages there are wide-ranging annoucements from Christian choir associations, confirmation classes, and consistories up to and including the higher church administration. Finally, the draft includes empty space for advertisements (GAA 376).

Kuyper had already put forward a reasoned appeal for openness and freedom of information within the church in 1870, arguing that “publication must more and more become a catchword within the church” (see 1870.19). In this case, however, the draft remained just a draft. Kuyper reported in De Heraut, no. 786, January 15, 1893 that the proposal had not succeeded because potential contributors to the newsletter were contractually obligated to the Dominees briefje [Pastors’ note]—an existing publication listing preaching engagements (published by J.H. Kruyt, Amsterdam).