Concordia Conference Minutes - 1897

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.

Called Conference
March the 28 1897

Letters granted to Mrs. Jessie Woodberry and Charles Lott.

Being no further business, Conference Closed.

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

Concordia Baptist Church
Concord, Fla., Aprl the 24, 1897

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

On motion Bro. J. E. Shelfer and wife was received in fellowship of Church by letter. Letters granted to Bro. Richardson and wife and to Miss Mary Bowen.

Being no further business Conference closed.

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

Concordia Baptist Church
Concord, Fla., May the 22, 1897

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

On motion letter granted to Mrs. Polly Richardson.

Being no further business Conference adjourned.

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

Concordia Baptist Church
Concord, Fla, June the 24, 1897

After Servises by Bro. F. M. Wells, Conference opened. Minutes of last meeting read and adopt.

On motion J. E. Bowen, O. B. Hall and H. L. Reeves was appointed as a Committee to look after some of our earing [erring] members and report to our next Conference.

Being no further business Conference Closed.

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

Concordia Baptist Church
Concord, Fla, July 24, 1897

After Servises by Bro. F. M. Wells, Conference opened. Minutes of last meeting read and adopt.

On report of Committee on Case of Mrs. Emma Johnson being charged with participating in dancing partys (sic)—made her acknowledgement to the Committee which was received by the Church Conference and forgiven for Same. The Case of Bro. H. M. Parrott being charged with ceining [seining] for fish on the Sabbath day was postponed for a hearing on our next Conference day. Committee on Same J. E. Bowen, O. B. Hall, and H. L. Reeves. On motion a committee was appointed to investigate a report on J. E. Bowen for breaking a yong (sic) horse on the Sabbath day and report on our next Conference day. J. H. Darsey, O. B. Hall and James Shelfer Committee.

Being no further business Conference closed.

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

Concordia Baptist Church
Concord, Fla.
August the 21 1897

After Servises by Bro. F. M. Wells, Conference opened. Minutes of last meeting read and adopt.

The case of Bro. H. M. Parrott was called and on his making acknowledgements the church forgave him of the offense. And the Case of Bro. J. E. Bowen was heard and on his making acknowledgements the Church forgave him.

After which time the Conference went into the Call of a Pastor for our next associational year. Which resulted in the call of Bro. H. M. Wells.

Being no further business Conference closed.

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

Concordia Baptist Church
Concord, Fla
Sept the 23 1897

After Servises by Bro. F. M. Wells Conference opened. Minutes of last meeting read and adopt. Bro. W. B. Parrott volunteered his Servises as a delegate to the Association. Sister Emma Mashborn made application for restoration to this Church which was granted her. After which a letter was given her to Join the Calvary Church in Decator Co Ga.

By motion the Church in Conference made application for the next association.

A collection was taken up for associational purposes amounting to $13.00.

Being no further business Conference Closed.

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

Concordia Baptist Church
Concord, Fla., Oct the 23 1897

After Servises by Bro. F. M. Wells Conference opened. Minutes read and adopt.

On motion a collection was taken up amounting to three Dollars – this is and (sic) associational pledge for ministerial aid.

Letter granted to W. B. Parrott to unite with the Quincy Church.

Being no further business Conference Closed.

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

This being our appointed time to Commence our Protracted meeting an which we have run 9 days –resulting as follows 4 restored one by letter and 3 By Baptism. Total 8.

Concordia Baptist Church
Concord, Fla., Nov the 29 1897

After Servises by Bro. F. M. Wells Conference opened. Minutes of last meeting read and adopt.

By a motion it was adopt to do Some repairs on the Church and a Committee was appointed Consisting of O. B. Hall, H. L. Reeves, and D. L. Maxwell to collect funds sufficient to do the repairs also to have the work done.

By a motion on permishion (sic) of the Church Bro. F. M. Wells was excused from his December appointment.

Being no further business Conference Closed.

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

 
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