Church of Our Father – Meeting Minutes, Apr 23, 1894 (Rules on Use of Church)

Atlanta, Ga., April 23, 1894

Regular meeting held April 23 at 8 o’clock pm.  Present Messrs. Behre, Crafts, Currier, Harding, Lederle and Rev. Mr. Cole. Crafts in the chair.

The Clerk read the minutes of last regular meeting which were approved as read.

A communication form from Mr. J.M. Beath donating Dec(ember) tickets to amount of $10.00 and cash $10.00 was received and referred to committee on ways and means.  A communication from C. Arnold F. Lindorme received asking fro the use of church for a course of lectures, referred to the committee on Operations of the Church. (Archivist Note: C. Arnold F. Lindorme is a MD, Phd who from Google research appears to have been an active writer in medical and other journals).

The chair appointed Mr. Frank Lederle Treasurer pro ten and also a member of the ways and means committee which was approved by the Board.

The chair then offered the following resolution which was unanimously adopted:

Resolved, that the Board of Trustees deep sympathizes with our beloved Treasurer in his illness and sincerely hope that his suffering may be light and his mind made easy for the future.

Resolved, that in view of his past great service to this church in every way that th Board of Trustees beg that he will accept as a slight token of their appreciation the enclosed receipt.

Resolved, that a copy of these resolutions be given to Mr. Dixon by the Clerk of the Church.

The Committee on Operation of Church presented the following report which was adopted.

The Committee on Operations of Church to whom Dr. Lindoman’s letter was referred, report that they do not think it expedient to loan the Church for an indefinite series of lectures and discussions. On motion the Clerk was requested to inform Dr. L. of the above action.

Rev. Mr. Cole presented the following preamble and resolutions which were considered and adopted by the Board:

Whereas, many requests have been made upon the Minister and Trustees for the use of the Church therefore be it,

Resolved, that it is the sense of the Board of Trustees that a rule should be laid down for our future actions.

Resolved, that the Church be loaned only for lectures (when lectures come well recommended) that the meetings of societies for social reform and to any Club which has for its aim literary, musical and moral advancement.

A bill from Dobbs & Wey for shades to amount $1.40 presented and ordered paid if found correct.

The following named persons were elected delegates to represent the Church in the Election of Officers of the A.U.A.: Rev. Mr. Cole, Geo. H. Crafts and Mrs. E. Schumann.

Adjourned,

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H.M. Currier, Clerk

Physical Archive: UUCA Box: 26 Folder: 02 Book: 02 Pages: 110 – 111
Citation: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta Records, RG 026, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University, Atlanta GA

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