Church of Our Father – Meeting Minutes Jan 30, 1893 (Very Busy Agenda)

Atlanta, Ga. Jan 30, 1893
An adjourned meeting of the Board of Trustees held in the Church of Our Father Jan 30, 1893 at 8 pm.
Present: Rev. Mr. Cole and Messrs. Crafts, Behre, Harding, Stain, McCutcheon, Dixon and Currier.
Mr. Harding in the chair.

Minutes of last meeting read and approved.

Communication from Geo. E. C. office presented by Mr. Cole. This letter asked the church to waive its rights or claim before the city or street railway for paving. (see paper filed and marked A). On motion it was laid upon the table.

Mr. Dixon read extracts from a letter received from Rev. G.L. Chaney in which he expresses deep interest in the welfare of the Church of Our Father and offering to assist in forwarding its interests “As it is looked upon as the pioneer of the Church Unitarian in the South.” He wished it to make a show of progress in the current year.

It was voted to request Mr. Dixon to reply to this letter and express the thanks of the Board for his kind expressions of interest in our welfare,

Mr. Currier of Committee on Operation of the church reported upon the condition of the church directory in the several hotels and recommended that the church discontinue its advertisement in said directory. The report was received and adopted.

Mr. Currier presented a special report of the Clerk upon the attendance of members of the Board during the past year. Report received and placed on file (see paper marked B).

For the purpose of re-organization, Mr. Harding chairman and the several standing committees assigned Mr. Geo H. Crafts – was then elected chairman for the current year.

On motion, it was voted that the chair be requested to appoint the Standing Committees and that the Committee on Library be made a Standing Committee of the Board. The chair then appointed the committees as follows:

  • Committee Care of Church Property – Harding, Stain and Dixon
  • Operation of the Church – Currier, Harding, McCutcheon, Rev. William Roswell Cole, ex officio
  • Music – Behre and Crafts
  • Ways and Means – Dixon, Behre, Winslow and Kennedy
  • Library – Crafts, Stain and McCutcheon

On motion, it was voted to request the Committee on Operations of Church to correspond with Rev. S.R. Free of Chattanooga in regard to an exchange with Mr. Cole for three successive Sunday evenings commencing Feb 12 being a continuation of the lectures course now being given by Mr. Cole.

Mr. Dixon reported for Committee on Ways and Means that the subscriptions list had been increased to $527.00 also that he had sent cards to 14 persons who had not yet responded. Report received.

On motion the Committee on Operations of Church be requested to formulate rules to regulate use of the Church for any purpose other than the meetings of the Church or its auxiliaries.

Voted to allow the Liberal Church League to use the Church for a debating club.

On motion, it was voted to appoint a committee of five to make arrangements to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Church. The chair appointed the following – Messrs. Behre, Dixon, Currier, Crafts and Rev. Cole.

No further business appearing, the Board adjourned.


H.M. Crafts, Clerk

Physical Archive: UUCA   Box: 26   Folder: 02 Book: 02 Pages: 93 – 95
Citation: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta Records, RG 026, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University, Atlanta GA

Archivist Note: No reports references in these minutes are in the physical archive

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