Church of Our Father – Meeting Minutes Jan 8, 1894 (Rev. Cole Declines Salary Package)

Atlanta, Ga. Jan 8, 1894
A special meeting called to receive a communication from Mr. Cole held in the church Jan 8, 1894 at 5 p.m.
Present: Crafts, Currier, Dixon, Harding, Kennedy, Lederle and Rev. Cole.

Crafts in the chair.

Minutes of last meeting read and approved.

Mr. Cole presented a reply to the call of the church to become its permanent pastor and also to the paper sent him by the Board under the date of Nov 1st, 1893.

Mr. Cole stated he could not accept the proposition under the guarantee of $37.00 per month, but would accept if the Board would make the guarantee $55.00 per month. (See paper filed under date of Jan 8, 1894).

Mr. Dixon presented a resolution as follows which was adopted.

Resolved: That while it is the sincere desire of this Board as well as the will of the congregation to secure Rev. Mr. Cole as our permanent pastor, it is the judgment of the Board that we cannot pledge the church under existing circumstances to a letter of offer (other) than the one originally made and that Mr. Cole be requested to take said offer under further advisement.

On motion it was voted to request the chairman to present the above motion with an explanation of the situation.

No further business appearing, the Board adjourned.

<signed>

H.M. Currier, Clerk

Physical Archive: UUCA   Box: 25   Folder: 02 Book: 02 Page: 109
Citation: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta Records, RG 026, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University, Atlanta GA

Posted in Church of our Father, Meeting Minutes, Physical Collection, Unitarian Records - Book 2

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