Church of Our Father – Meeting Minutes Nov 7, 1892 (Annual Meeting)

Atlanta, Ga. Nov 7, 1892
Annual Meeting of the Church of Our Father held on November 7, 1892

A quorum being present the clerk called the meeting to order and Mr. J.E. Harding was elected chairman. Minutes of the last annual and special meetings read and approved.

Mr. Dixon being absent, Mr. Crafts read the Treasurer’s report (see paper A). The report was received and referred to a special committee consisting of Winslow and Crafts. (Archivist Note: This would be an audit committee typically assigned to review the Treasurer’s report at the annual meeting).

Mr. Crafts presented a report (see paper B) from the Committee on Ways and Means estimating the expense for the year 1893. The report was accepted and referred to the Board of Trustees.

The Pastor made a verbal report reviewing the work of the past year and urging upon the members the importance of prompt attendance upon service and an earnest interest in the work of the church in the future.

Mr. Schumann, president of the Fortnightly Club, presented a report (see paper C) which was accepted and placed on file.

In the absence of the Secretary, Mr. Schumann made a report from the Woman’s Alliance (see paper D). The report was accepted and placed on file.

Mr. Crafts, chairman of the Liberal Church League, presented a report (see paper E) of the organization of the League and its work. Accepted and placed on file.

H.M. Currier presented a report upon the Sunday school which was also ordered (placed) on file (see paper F).

Move and voted that a committee of three be appointed to nominate officers for the coming. The Chairman appointed: Messrs. Crafts and Winslow and Mrs. Swift.

  • H.M. Crafts – Clerk
  • Jno. Y Dixon – Treasurer
  • Advisory Committee – Mrs. Inez Waller and Mr. Will Haight

And on ballot the above named persons were elected.

The committee also recommended that the board of Trustees be empowered to fill vacancies in the Board.

On motion the recommendation of the committee was adopted.

It was moved and voted that a special committee of three be appointed to draft resolutions of Thanks and Appreciation to Mr. Dixon for his faithful work as Treasurer in managing the financial affairs of the church. The committee consists of Messrs. Behre and Crafts and Mrs. Swift (see paper H).

No further business appearing, the meeting adjourned.
H.M. Currier, Clerk,

Physical Archive: UUCA Box: 25 Folder: 03   Book: 01   Pages: 171 – 172
Citation: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta Records, RG 026, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University, Atlanta GA

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