Unitarian Church of Atlanta – Meeting Minutes, Oct 23, 1906 (Finance, Attendance after Resignation of Rev. Sanborn)

Atlanta, Ga., October 23, 1906

Regular meeting of the Board of Trustees held this evening at the residence of Mr. J.C. Peck.

Present: Chairmen Peck, Messrs. St. Amand, Moore, Behre, Watts and Harding.

Minutes of last meeting read and approved.

The Treasurer submitted his report which was read, approved and ordered spread on the minutes as follows:

From May 15th to Oct. 23, 1906 inclusive $789.32
From May 15th to Oct. 23, 1906 $702.86
Amount in Hands of Treasurer $86.76

The clerk reported attendance last meeting as follows:
May 20th – 105
May 27th – 106
Jun 3rd – 105
Jun 10th – 120
Jun 17th – 114
Total – 550
Average – 110

Jun 24th – 104 (Archivist: The entry for Jun 24 is not included in monthly total in original document)

Lay services conducted as follows:
Sept 2nd – Dr. W. A. Jackson attendance 36
Sept 9th – Rabbi David Marx attendance 53
Sept 16th – Dr. W. T. Cheney attendance 60
Sept 23rd – Dr. W. T. Cheney attendance 57
Sept 30th – Hamilton Douglas attendance 55
Total – 261
Average – 52 1/5

Services conducted during. October by Rev. Rush R. Shippen
Oct 7th – 100
Oct 14th – 65
Oct 21st – 66
Total – 231
Average – 77

J. G. St. Amand Chairman of Committee on pulpit supply reported the arrangement made by John L. Moore Chairman of sub-Committee with Rev. Rush R. Shippen, to wit:

That Mr. Shippen visit Atlanta and fill the pulpit as minister and that his salary was to be fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500.00) per year (125.00 per month while he remained). The Board approved the action of the committee on pulpit supply.

There being no further business meeting adjourned after which Mrs. Cora P. Williams served delicious refreshments which were enjoyed.


J.E. Harding, Clerk

Physical Archive: UUCA Box: 26   Folder: 02 Book: 02 Pages: 224 – 225
Citation: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta Records, RG 026, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University, Atlanta GA

Archivist Note:   Rev. Moore Sanborn announced his resignation of his pastorate at a church meeting held August 14, 1906.   His resignation to become effect September 1, 1906.

Sanborn indicated that we would return to the insurance industry.

Prior to accepting the call at the Unitarian church, Rev. Sanborn had been an executive at insurance companies in New York City.

Moore Sanborn had been in active ministry after leaving college, but retired from the ministry in 1889.

Rev. R. R. Shippen was very familiar with the church in Atlanta.  Rev. Shippen had served with Rev. George L. Chaney as a Director of the American Unitarian Association just prior to Rev. Chaney’s departure to Atlanta in 1882 to establish a Unitarian church in Atlanta.

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