Church of Our Father – Meeting Minutes, May 21, 1905 (Resignation of Rev. Langston)

Atlanta, Ga May 21, 1905

Special called meeting of the church was held today after the regular morning service to take action on the resignation of Rev. C.A. Langston as pastor of the church, tendered by him to Mr. Julius R. Watts chairman of the Board of Trustees.

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Watts, present: Mr. & Mrs. C. H. Behre, Mr. &. Mrs. Hamilton Douglas, Mr. & Mrs. St. Amand, Mr. &  Mrs. Longley. Messrs. Moore, Walkers Jackson, Francis, Schwoon, Harding, Mesdames: Lederle, Daniels Johnson, Beardsley & Miss Alice Dixon Martin and Miss Lederle.

At the suggestion of the Chairman, the Clerk read Rev. Mr. Langton’s communication, after remarks from the various members present and with the assurance of those who had talked with Mr. Langston, that his decision was final, upon motion by Mr. Hamilton Douglas, the resignation of Rev. Mr. Langston was accepted, said resignation to take effect July 1, 1905.

A committee of three was appointed composed of J.P. Watts – Chairman, J.E. Harding, C.H. Behre to wait upon Mr. Langston and express the deep regrets of the entire membership in his severing his connection as pastor of the church. Carried.

It was further moved that a committee of five be appointed to communicate with the American Unitarian Association through Rev. Samuel A. Eliot, President, the purpose being to secure a suitable man to fill the place as pastor made vacant by the resignation of Rev. C.A. Langston. Said committee of five having full power to act and to further supply pulpit pending the installation of a regular pastor.

Said motion was unanimously carried, and the Chairman appointed the committee as follows; J.G. St. Amand – Chairman, John L. Moore, Hamilton Douglas and Mesdames C.H. Behre and Frank Lederle.

There being no further business meeting adjourned.

J.E. Harding, Clerk


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

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