The General Synod of the Reformed Church in America adopted the following resolution of appreciation to Hope College for hosting the denomination's 202nd General Synod:
Whereas, Hope College has provided shelter and sustenance for the delegates of General Synod; and
Whereas, the thunder did roll, the lightning did strike, the skies did open, and the deluge did fall upon both the regular and corresponding delegrates alike regardless of office, position, or years of service in the church; and
Whereas, the Hope College staff did practice inclusivity by both protecting all delegates alike from the storms outside and providing a place to dry off; and
Whereas, delegates were provided with comfortable sleeping arrangements following their long and difficult travels into Holland, Michigan, from such places of purgatorty known as O'Hare and Denver International Airports;
Whereas, the Hope College staff did diligently anticipate the need to be cooled from warmer weather and thus created the effect of bringing a fall chill into our meeting at DeVos Fieldhouse;
Therefore be it resolved that the 202nd General Synod of the Reformed Church in America, meeting in Holland, Michigan, on the tenth day of June 2008, gives thanks to God for the staff of Hope College in providing incredible hospitality to the delegates of this synod.