Church of Our Father – Meeting Minutes of Nov 25, 1891 (Rules of Order)

Atlanta, Ga. Nov 25, 1891
Regular meeting of Board of Trustees of the Church of Our Father held in the church on above date at 8 o’clock.
Messrs. Crafts, Currier, Behre, Dixon, Harding present. Dixon in the chair.

The first business was the election of a chairman for the ensuing year and upon the nomination of Bro. J.E. Harding, he was unanimously elected.

Upon motion of the Clerk the following rules of order were adopted:

Order of Business
For meetings of Trustees of the Church of Our Father

  • At the hour upon which the meeting is called the chairman shall promptly call the board to order and declare the meeting open for business.
  • The clerk shall read the minutes of the last meeting and should no errors appear, the record shall stand approved.
  • Communications and referred
  • Reports of Committees and Officers
  • Unfinished business
  • New business

Mr. Crafts for Committee on Music reported that Miss Helena Schumann had volunteered to act as organist until Jan 1st, 1892 without pay.

The report was accepted and the clerk ordered to express the thanks of the board to Miss Schumann by letter.

Mr. Currier for Committee on Operation of the church reported that the committee had investigate in regard to the Church Registers in hotels and recommended that the board subscribe for same in the future if corrected properly.

The report was referred back to same committee for further action.

Mr. Harding for Committee on Care of Church Property reported that the bill of Wingate & Well had been settled. On motion the report was accepted.

The chair then appointed the standing committee for the current year as follows:

  • Ways and Means – Dixon, Winslow, Crafts, Behre and Kennedy
  • Operations of the Church – Currier, Haight, Harding, Gardner and Rev. Cole, ex officio
  • Care of Property – Harding, Dixon and Winslow
  • Music – Crafts, Behre and Fisher

Mr. Dixon offered the following resolution which was unanimously adopted.

Resolved! That it is the sense of the meeting that the best plan for the “ways and means committee” to secure subscriptions will be by personal visitation and the contributions should be requested to make payments monthly.

On the matter of taxes it was voted to refer the matter to Mr. Behre, a special committee.

No other business appearing, the meeting was adjourned.


H.M. Currier, Clerk

Physical Archive: UUCA   Box: 26   Folder: 02 Book: 02 Pages: 74 – 75
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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