Concordia Conference Minutes - 1896

These minutes were transcribed from the original church conference books by Angela Cassidy.

I have typed the minutes pretty much as written, sometimes inserting the notation (sic) after misspelled
words to indicate that they were typed as written. There is a great lack of punctuation and usually I typed
it as written, but when it made the content difficult to understand, I sometimes inserted punctuation. When
the church clerk wrote Concord Baptist Church, I typed it that way, and when he or she wrote it Concordia
Baptist Church, I typed it that way, too. Occasionally when someone's initials were used, I inserted the
person's name in parentheses. Likewise, when the person's name was misspelled, I have corrected it if
I knew who the person was, so that genealogists searching for their ancestors can find them.

Typist's Notes: Abbreviations commonly used at this time include: Bro. for Brother. C.C. for church clerk.
Addopt for Adopted. Mod. for Moderator.

Concordia Baptist Church, Concord, Fla.
Jany the 25 1896

After Servises (sic) by Bro. A. M. Manning Conference opened. Minutes of last meeting read and adopt.

Case of Bro. Lawson Shelfer for non attendance was postponed another month. Bros. J. H. Darsey and Jorden Walsh—a Committee to notify him of Same. Letter granted to Bro. James Butler and wife.

Being no further business Conference Closed.

                          A. M. Manning, Mod.
                          D. L. Maxwell, Clerk

Concordia Baptist Church
Concord, Fla., Feby 23 1896

After Servises (sic) by Bro. A. M. Manning Conference opened. Minutes of last meeting read and addopt.

Case of Bro. Lawson Shelfer continued another month. Broth David Dortch was reported as making and handling wine in a way the church believes to be injurious to the Cause. A Committee to see him J. H. Darsey, O. B. Hall, and James Shelfer.

Being no further business Conference Closed.

                          A. M. Manning, Mod.
                          D. L. Maxwell, Clerk

Concordia Baptist Church
Concord, Fla., Mar 21 1896

After Servises (sic) by Bro. A. M. Manning Conference opened. Minutes of last meeting read and adopt.

Case of Bro. Lawson Shelfer for non attendance was granted further time. Case of Bro. David Dortch having been charged with making & selling wine was settled by Bro. Dortch making acknowledgements.

Letter granted to W. E. Shelfer.

Being no further business Conference Closed.

On motion it was adopt that on tomorrow after services a collection to be taken up for foreign mishions (sic) purposes.

                          A. M. Manning, Mod.
                          D. L. Maxwell, Clerk

Concordia Baptist Church
Concord, Fla., Aprl 25th 1896

After Servises (sic) by Bro. A. M. Manning Conference opened. Minutes of last meeting read and adopt.

The Collection taken up for Foreign mishion (sic) purposes on the 4 Sunday in March amounted to $11.20.

Charges preferred against Bro. Lawson Shelfer for negligence in Church duties. Charges preferred against Sister Clemantine Peavy to the Church. Charges taken up and resulted in her expultion (sic).

Being no further business Conference Closed.

                          A. M. Manning, Mod.
                          D. L. Maxwell, Clerk

Concordia Baptist Church
Concord, Fla., May 23th 1896

After Preaching by Bro. A. M. Manning Conference opened. Minutes of last meeting read and adopt.

The case of Bro. Lawson Shelfer charged with negligence of Church duty was taken up and resulted in his being expelled.

Being no further business Conference Closed.

                          A. M. Manning, Mod.
                          D. L. Maxwell, Clerk

Concordia Baptist Church
Concord, Fla., June the 28, 1896

After Servises (sic) by Bro. A. M. Manning Conference opened. Minutes of last meeting read and adopt. It was left with Bro. Manning by the Consent of the Brothren to fix time for our protracted meeting and he appointed the 4 Saturday in August to Commence.

Letters granted to Bro. David Dortch and Wife.

Being no further business Conference Closed.

                          A. M. Manning, Mod.
                          D. L. Maxwell, Clerk

Concordia Baptist Church
Concord, Fla., July the 25, 1896

After Servises (sic) by Bro. A. M. Manning Conference opened. Minutes of last meeting read and adopt. Letter granted to John Truluck. Being no further business Conference Closed.

                          A. M. Manning, Mod.
                          D. L. Maxwell, Clerk

Concordia Baptist Church
Concord, Fla.
August the 22, 1896

After Servises (sic) by Bro. A. M. Manning, Conference opened. Minutes of last meeting read and adopt. Being no business, Conference Closed.

                          A. M. Manning, Mod.
                          D. L. Maxwell, Clerk

Concordia Baptist Church
Concord, Fla., Sept the 26 1896

After Servises (sic) by Bro. A. M. Manning Conference opened. Minutes of last meeting read and adopt. On motion it was adopt for the Moderator to appoint our delegate to the Association and the Church pay his expenses. Also it was agreed upon to take up a Collection on to morrow for Associational purposes.

$13.50 cts was the amount taken up in Collection, $3.00 of it went to pay Bro. W. W. Shelfer’s expences who was the delegate to the Association. One Dollar for minute funds and $9.50 cts for Associational purposes. After which time the Church proceeded to Call A Pastor for our next associational year. Bro. Manning and Bro. Wells being in nomination, and Bro. Wells receiving the highest vote was announced called to the Church.

Being no further business Conference Closed.

                          A. M. Manning, Mod.
                          D. L. Maxwell, Clerk

Concordia Baptist Church
Concord, Fla., Oct the 25 1896

Being no Preaching, Bro. O. B. Hall acted as Moderator. Minutes of last meeting read and adopt.

The Committee to notify Bro. Wells of his Call to this Church made their report and was discharged. After which time the Church accepted the propositions of Bro. Wells, which is as follows: basic to give us Preaching one or two nights in the week between the 3rd and 4th Sundays in each month until he moves to the County, after which time will give us regular Servises (sic) on the 1st Sunday and Saturday before in each month. Bro. O. B. Hall was appointed to notify him of same.

Being no further business Conference Closed.

                          O. B. Hall, Act. Mod.
                          D. L. Maxwell, Clerk

Concordia Baptist Church
Concord, Fla., Nov the 19, 1896

After Servises (sic) by Bro. F. M. Wells, Conference Opened. Minutes of last meeting read and adopt.

Being no business Conference Closed.

                          F. M. Wells, Mod.
                          D. L. Maxwell, Clerk

 
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