Unitarian Church of Atlanta – Meeting Minutes, Oct 17, 1905 (Finance, Attendance, Salary Package New Minster)

Atlanta, Ga., October 17, 1905

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

Present: Chairman Watts, Messrs. Peck, St. Amand, Jackson, Crafts and Harding.

Minutes of the last meeting read and approved.

Treasurer submitted his report which was read, approved and ordered spread on the minutes.

From Sept. 26, 1905 to 0ct. 17, 1905 inclusive $169.75
Amount due Treasurer (see last report) $8.20
From Sept. 26, 1905  to Oct. 17, 1905 inclusive $127.75
Sub-Total Disbursements $135.95
Amount in hands of Treasurer $33.80

The Clerk reported attendance for the three past Sunday as follows:
Oct 1st – 70
Oct 8th – 93
Oct 16th – 115
Total – 278
Average – 92 2/3

Mr. St. Amand Chairman of Committee appointed by the church to fill the vacancy in pulpit explained the arrangement made by the Committee with Rev. Moore Sanborn as follows:

The committee guaranteed the pastor $1,500.00 a year-end a vacation of two months during the summer and the committee expressed the hope to Sanborn that the accessions to church membership would be such under his leadership that the finances of the church would warrant the church supplementing his salary with a substantial present at the end of the year.

On motion of Mr. Geo H. Crafts the action of the committee on pulpit supply is hereby ratified and confirmed. Carried.

On motion of Dr. W.A. Jackson the music committee was authorized to retain Prof. Mueller under the present arrangement or the balance of this year. Carried.

On motion of J.G. St. Amand $10.00 a month was placed at the disposal of the music committee to be used in securing a vocal soloist for the Sunday services for the balance of this year.   Carried.

Mr. Geo. H. Crafts moved that a committee of three with the Pastor as Chairman, the other two members being J. G. St. Amand and Frank Lederle to get up a roll of the membership of the church, showing the present active members of the church, and also have printed a Church manual, the data for the manual the pastor kindly consenting to get up. Carried

Rev. Sanborn came in after the reading of the minutes of the last meeting, and talked pleasantly and interestingly on lines and measures for future development, which was joined in by all present.

There being no further business, meeting adjourned.

J.E. Harding, Clerk

Physical Archive: UUCA Box: 26   Folder: 02 Book: 02 Pages: 208 – 209
Citation: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta Records, RG 026, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University, Atlanta GA

Posted in Meeting Minutes, Unitarian Church of Atlanta, Unitarian Records - Book 2

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