CHURCH OF OUR FATHER
REV. C. A. LANGSTON, MINISTER
Julius R. Watts, Chairman
My dear Mr. Watts,
Being convinced that the pastorate of the Unitarian Church should pass to another, I herewith offer my resignation. As the church would not find it easy to engage the services of another at this season of the year, I suggest July 1 as the date on which my connection with the church shall terminate. Please give my most cordial greetings to the members and express for me my sincere appreciation of their sustaining friendship through the five years of my ministry.
May 15, 1905
Source: Physical Archive: UUCA Box: 25 Folder: 05 Book: 01 Pages: 273
Citation: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta Records, RG 026, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University, Atlanta GA
Archivist Note: This is the second time Rev. Langston has resigned his pastorate. He initially resigned in October 1903. At that time the congregation responded with “undivided love and affection” asking Rev. Langston to re-consider his resignation which he did.
This time the mood of the congregation was different. Regarding this resignation, the congregation wrote to the President of the American Unitarian Association in a letter date Oct 16, 1905 noting of Rev. Langston’s ministry, “No doubt you are aware that our pulpit has been filled with mediocrity coupled with indolence and indifference for the past five years. ”