First Universalist Church – Meeting Minutes, Jan 17, 1906 (Annual Meeting)

Jan 17, 1906

The Annual meeting of the Church was held in the Sunday School rooms on Jan 17th 1906. About seventy-five were present.  The ladies surpassed themselves in the supper served.

The Pres. being absent, Vice Pres. Marsh presided at the business meeting, which was held after the banquet.

His remarks were most encouraging.  He urges us to make this the best year of our church life, which can only be accomplished by unity of purpose.

The Secy made the following report.

Univ(ersalist) revered pastor Rev. Wm. McGlauflin left us for his next field Jan 1st, 1904 and was succeeded by Rev. C.J. Harris who remained on year, resigning Feb  1st, 1905.

Rev. Paul Tyner supplied for several weeks and was called by the congregation as pastor on Apr 19, 1905.

He accepted the call for the fiscal year ending July 1st, 1905.  The church was closed in July and August.

Mr. J.C. Bond was sent as delegate to Y.P.C.U. Convention which met in Hartford, Conn, July 12th, reporting on his return a most satisfactory meeting of the that body and a promise of their hearty support of this church.  Mr. Bond was in quest of a suitable pastor for the Atlanta church.

Rev. E.D. Ellenwood was most highly recommended.  A formal call was tendered him which he after much deliberation accepted. Taking charge of the parish Dec 1st, 1905.

Rev. Dr. Dearborn supplied for us eight weeks beginning in Oct.  There services were most helpful.

While this has been a year of changes it has not been unprofitable.  Many of the experiences being necessary for our development.

All the branches of the church work are active.

Treasurer reported.

Pledges $686.00
Paid $584.00
Due $102.00

Total collected form all sources: $781.65

Amount pd per warrants: $768.48

Secy Mrs. B.G. West reported for Ladies Aid.

Cash in Bank Jan, 1905 $52.33
Total raised by Ladies 1905 $358.53
Total $410.86
Disbursements $397.85
In Bank Jan. 1906 $13.01

Miss Cawthon the Supt of the SS (Archivist Note: SS = Sunday School), reported the debt $86.00 which had been standing for some time, paid.  The SS raised $129.20 (Archivist Note: unsure of transcription of amount, it is 120?.20) during the past year.  She pledged for it $25.00 for church expenses for 1906.  The school while small is doing good work.

Average attendance 30, teachers 4.  Average collections from .50 cts to $1.00.  School had it annual picnic and Christmas tree.

The great importance of this branch of the work is realized by pastor and officers of the school, and we hope for greater results in the future.

Mr. Will Beck reported the reorganization of the Y.P.C.U., which meets on Sunday evenings in the church.  Attendance increasing, $1.18 in treasury. Mr. Beck hopes they could pledge something for the support of the church.

Rev. Mr. Ellenwood summed up these reports in a most encouraging way adding that our first consideration should be our spiritual growth.  All things else would then be ours.

He read a letter from the chairman of the Missions Board, who expressed his gratification at the revered interest of the congregation.

The Y.P.C.U. made a monthly pledge of $62.50 for the year.

Financial change  adopted, viz. – weekly pledge, with a set of  envelopes for each subscriber to be taken at the offertory every Sunday.

Almost every one present made his pledge for the year.

Revs. Ada Bankes and F.W. Wey each spoke most encouragingly of the outlook for the new year.

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Mrs. F. W. Wey Secy

Physical Archive: UUCA Box: 60  Folder: 01  Pages: 115 – 117
Citation: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta Records, RG 026, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University, Atlanta GA

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