Church of Our Father – Meeting Minutes of Nov 11, 1889 (Annual Meeting)

Atlanta, Ga. Nov 11, 1889
Meeting opened with prayer by Mr. Chaney. Mr. A.V. Gude presided.

The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.

E.P. Burns was appointed secretary, pro tem.

The report of the Treasurer was read and accepted with the thanks and approval of all and passed to the auditing committee; Messrs. Kennedy and Winslow.

Election of officer came next; the following nominating committee, Mrs. Chaney, Mr. Dixon and Mrs. Swift presenting the following report:

Treasurer – J.Y. Dixon

  • Clerk – E.P. Burns
  • Auxiliary Committee – Mrs. Chaney, Mrs. Swift, Mrs. Gude
  • Advisory Committee – Mrs. Gude, Mrs. Schumann
  • Library – Miss Lenora Schumann with authority to appoint the other members of the committee
  • Members of the Standing Committee – Geo. H. Crafts

These nominations all confirmed by the meeting.

Mr. Dick then moved, Mr. Kennedy seconding, that five percent of the gross receipts of the church be reserved for a building fund.

After some discussion, Mr. Dick moved as a substitute that instead of taking this from the present receipts of the church, a committee be appointed to get up a fund for (a) building. After some discussion, the substitute was withdrawn. Mr. Morley then moved that two and half percent of the gross receipts be laid aside for the building fund. He offering this as an amendment to Mr. Dixon’s (Archivist Note: Believe that the reference to Mr. Dixon is in error here. Mr. Dick’s made the original 5% motion. Henry R.S. Dick signed the membership book) motion to reserve five percent. Amendment accepted by Mr. Dixon (Archivist Note: same assumption that reference to Dixon is in error) and motion as amended was carried.

Mr. Dixon moved that a committee by appointed to increase the building fund to supplement it. Carried.

After discussing the method of securing subscriptions for supporting the church, the method passed last year was continued for this year.

Mr. Chaney report came next; was accepted with much pleasure by all. The chairman then announced Messrs. Norrman, Dixon and Winslow as the committee on building fund provided for by Mr. Dixon’s motion.

After was further informal discussion of matters of general interest , the meeting adjourned.

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E.P. Burns, Secy

Physical Archive: UUCA Box: 26   Folder: 02   Book: 01   Pages: 158 – 159
Citation: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta Records, RG 026, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University, Atlanta GA

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