Church of Our Father, Atlanta, Ga
Report of Special Committee
The Special Committee appointed at the Annual meeting of the Church of Our Father, held November 3rd, 1890, to draft resolution expressive of the heart-felt regret of the members in consequence of the resignation of their beloved pastor – respectively reports as follows:
Whereas, the Rev. George Leonard Chaney, the organizer of the Church of Our Father of Atlanta and its faithful and devoted pastor during the eight years of its existence, had tendered his resignation as pastor.
Resolved. That in yielding to Mr. Chaney’s wishes and accepting his resignation, the members of the Church of Our Father do so with sincere regret that the intimate and loving relations that have existed between him and his people are to be in a measure broken by his departure from their midst.
Resolved. That they will always remember with affection and gratitude the steadfastness and courage displayed by Mr. Chaney in the work he has accomplished in the establishment of a Unitarian Church in Atlanta.
Resolved. That as citizens of Atlanta they gratefully bear record to the influences for good and works of charity and benevolence exercised in this community by Mr. Chaney and his esteemed wife and co-laborer – Mrs. Caroline I. Chaney – in the year of their residence here.
Resolved. That in parting with Mr. Chaney as their pastor, they earnestly desire to retain him as their friend and advisor. That as the Church of Our Father owes to him, in the goodness of God, all of good it has accomplished, so they – its members – will ever regard him as their beloved Bishop in Christ, whose visitations will always be gladly welcomed and whose counsel and advice will always be valued.
Resolved. That these resolutions be spread upon the Record Book of the Church and that copies of same be sent to Mr. and Mrs. Chaney, to the American Unitarian Association, Boston, Mass, to “The Unitarian” of Ann Arbor, Mich, to the Atlanta “Constitution” and to the Atlanta “Evening Journal.”
John Y. Dixon, Chairman
Mrs. A.V. Gude
Mrs. F.C. Swift
Physical Archive: UUCA Box: 60 Folder: 01 Book: 01 Pages: 160 (Archivist Note: This resolution is not on a numbered page, but found in book 1 near page 160)
Citation: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta Records, RG 026, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University, Atlanta GA