Concordia Conference Minutes - 1866

County Coordinator's Notes: Abbreviations commonly used at this time include: Bro. for Brother. C.C. or Ch Clk for church clerk.

Church of Christ of Concord, Feb. 24th 1866

After preaching by Bro. O. E. (McKeown) opened conference. Opened the door of the Church for the reception of members. There being no further business, dismissed in order.

                          W. C. Hendry, Chr. Clk.

Church of Christ at Concord, Apr. 22th 1866

After Preaching by Bro. O. E. McKeown opened conference. Opened the door of the Church for the reception of members. Read the Church Covenant. On motion of Bro. N. T. Scott a committee of seven was appointed to solicit Subscriptions for the purpose of Building a Church consisting of Bros. N. T. Scott, W. A. Mann, N. R.Hand, W. H. Shelfer, A. Bowen, G. W. Rich, & W. C. Rawls. There being no further business dismissed in order.

                          W. C. Hendry, Chr. Clk.

Church of Christ at Concord, May 26th 1866

After Preaching by Bro. O. E. McKeown opened conference. Opened the door of the Church for the reception of members. Read proceedings of Last meeting. Committee reported that they had not done anything and was discharged. There being no further business dismissed in order.

                          W. C. Hendry, Chr. Clk.

Church of Christ at Concord, Aug. 25th 1866

After Preaching by Bro. Campbell opened conference. Opened the door of the Church for the reception of members. Sisters Nancy Lindsey, Sarah Lindsey, Martha Roland, Caroline Connell, and Rachael Truluck was excommunicated the fellowship of the Church for joining another Church of a different Faith and order. Sister Nancy Chester was excommunicated for Adultery. A committee of three was appointed to try to Settle a difficulty Bros. Jourdan Barber and J. B. (James Bennett) Perkins. Committee A. Bowen, W. A. Mann and Thos. Harrison. There being no further business dismissed in order.

                          W. C. Hendry, Chr. Clk.

Church of Christ at Concord, Sept. 22nd 1866

After Preaching by Bro. O. E. McKeown opened conference. Opened the door of the Church. Sister Zilphy Ann Houch came forward with letter aqnd was received into the fellowship of the Church. Read proceedings of last meeting. The committee reported that they could not do anything towards Setling the difficulty between Bros. Barber and Perkins. The case was then taken up and investigated. On motion of Bro. Mann, Bro. Perkins was requested to extend the right (hand) of fellowship to Bro. Barber. On refusing to do so he was excommunicated from the fellowship of the Church. Bros. W. A. Mann and G. W. Rich was elected Diligate to the Association. A. Bowen and P. A. McGriff alternates. There being no further business dismissed in order.

                          W. C. Hendry, Chr. Clk.

Church of Christ at Concord, Oct. 25th 1866

After Preaching By Bro. O. E. McKeown opened conference. Opened the door of the Church for the reception of members. Read proceedings of last meeting. On Motion Bro. Harrison, reconsidered the proceeding of last meeting between Bros. Barber and Perkins to be tried at next meeting. There being (no) further business dismissed in order.

                          W. C. Hendry, Chr. Clk.

Church of Christ at Concord, Nov. 24th 1866

After Preaching by Bro. O. E. McKeown opened conference. The case of Bro. Barber and Perkins reconsidered at our last meeting was then taken up and decided to stand as formerly decided. There being bad reports against Bro. N. R. Hand and Sister Matilda Laing, there was a committee of three appointed consisting of Bros. A. Bowen, W. W. Shelfer, and J. C. Mann to investigate the matter and report at next conference. There being no further business dismissed in order.

                          Alex Bowen, C. C. P.T.

Sunday, Nov. 25th opened the door of the Church for the reception of members when Mrs. Clara Scott Came forward and was received for Baptism.

                          W. C. Hendry, Chr. Clk.

 
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