Church of Our Father – Meeting Minutes Nov 7, 1887 (Fifth Annual Meeting)

Atlanta, Ga. Nov 7, 1887
Fifth Annual Meeting of the Members of the Church of Our Father held in the Ladies Room of the chapel.
Monday evening Nov. 7, 1887.
Members Present: Rev. G.L. Chaney, Messrs. Gude, Norrman, Fisher, Winslow, Behre, Klingelsmith and Mesdames Swift, Gude, Morrill, White, Fisher, Winslow and Klingelsmith and Miss Cooledge and Miss Center.

Mr. Gude was chosen chairman and Mr. Chaney opened the meeting with prayer.

The Treasurer’s Report was called for and read by the Treasurer, Mr. G.L. Norrman, and will be found on file marked, “Treasurer’s Report, Nov. 7, 1887.” The report was received unanimously and a vote of thanks was tendered Mr. Norrman for his faithfulness as such officer for the past year.

The Board of Trustees report was then called for and was read by it Secretary, Mr. Klingelsmith and will be found on file marked, “Board of Trustee Report, Nov. 7, 1887.” The report was accepted and ordered placed on file.

Mr. Chaney then read a very interesting and valuable report covering the main features of our church work not only in Atlanta, but all over the South, which was received with a vote of thanks. Marked, “Rev. G.L. Chaney report for the year 1887, Nov 7, 1887.”

An auditing committee consistent of Messrs. Winslow and Behre was then appointed to audit the account of the Treasurer.

The Treasurer, Mr. Norrman, tendered his resignation as such officer as he found it impossible to fill the position longer on account of absence from the city and other duties, which resignation was accepted.

A nominating committee consisting of Mess Cooledge and Messrs. Norrman and Klingelsmith was then appointed by the chair to make nominations for officers for the coming year and after retiring the committee reported the following nominations.

  •  Treasure – Mr. John Y. Dixon
  • Clerk – J.M. Klingelsmith
  • Board of Trustees – Mr. Norrman to fill the place vacated by Mr. Dixon becoming Treasurer and Mr. Frank Lederle to fill the place of Mr. Snowden whose term expired with this year, leaving the full Board for the year stand as follows:  A.N. Gude, G.L. Norrman, W.E. Fisher, T.N. Winslow, Frank Lederle, S.C. Morley, J.A. Burns, J.E. Harding.
  • Ladies Auxiliary Committee – Mesdames Morrill, Lowe, Swift and Center
  • Library Committee – Mrs. Klingelsmith and Mr. E.P. Burris

Upon motion, the Secretary was asked to cast the ballot for the church for the election of the officers as presented by the Nominating Committee and the ballot was cast and the election confirmed as reported and adopted.

It was moved and adopted that a committee be appointed to draft a suitable expression of our appreciation and gratitude for the manifold and continuous assistance at the hands of the American Unitarian Association and a committee consisting of Mr. Gude, Miss Cooledge and Mr. Klingelsmith was appointed to prepare such paper and transmit it to the Secretary of the A.U.A. in Boston.

A general vote of thanks was then passed to all the church people for their faithfulness and good works for the past year.



J.M. Klingelsmith, Secretary

Physical Archive: UUCA Box: 26   Folder: 02   Book: 01   Pages: 153 – 155
Citation: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta Records, RG 026, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University, Atlanta GA


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