Church Book; 1922-1935

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ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING 1923 .

The Annual Business Meeting of the Delaware Avenue Baptist Church was called to order at 7:45 P.M. April 11, 1923 j,' r . Gordon acting as moderator. The minutes of. the last minutes were read and approved. The following reports .were read in succession: Junior B. Y • P. U. Secretary, Intermediate B. Y* P. U.. ’ Teen Age World Wide Guild Senior B. Y. P. U. World Wide Guild _ Treasure, Intermediate B. Y. P. U. Boy Scouts Girl Scouts Social Committee Committee on Benevolences Superintendant of the Bible School Publicity Committee Women ’ s Society Men ’ s Club Church Clerk Pulpit Committee (Preliminary oral report) Church Visitors Crusaders Moved, seconded and carried the above reports be accepted and placed on file. The meeting then proceeded to the election of deacons. Mr. Haring presented the following names as nominations of the Board of Deacons from which four were to be elected for a three year term; Dr. W. G. Gregory, The Moderator appointed Mr. Pfeffer and Mr. Dahlstrom to act as tellers for the election cf deacons. There were no nominations offered from the floor and the nominations were declared closed and ballots taken. The Board tbf Deaconesses then presented the names of Mrs. W . S. Ihde and Mrs. Amelia Gregson in nomination for deaconesses for a three year term, two to be elected. Mr. H. W. Jameson and Mr. Dailey were appointed tellers for the election of deaconesses. There were no nominations from the floor and the nominations were declared closed and ballot taken. The report of the Prudentail Committee was read by the clerk and voted accepted and placed on file. Motion was made by Mr. Branch, seconded and carried that the clerk oast one ballot for the election of all officers and committees as nominated by the Prudential Committee. The clerk proceeded as directed, and election was declared. (For the list see the report included) T. M. Rappleye, A . P . H. Saul , A. D. Schlegel D. B- Vail C. D. Moody,

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Prudential Committee Delaware Avenue Baptist Church April 11, 1923.

W. G. Gregory T. M. Rappleye A P . H. Saul A. D. Schlegel D. B. Vail C . D . Moo dy 35 . Rappleye, and Mr. Moody were declared elected, the necessary two-thirds vote. It wa3 moved, Dr. Gregory, Mr having received seconded and carried that th? meeting proceed with balloting from the remaining three names. Ballots were taken. The tellers for the election of Deaconesses reported as follows: 48 votes were cast. 47 were received by each of the nominees and two were scattering. Mrs. Ihde and Mrs. Gregson were declared elected. Mr. Haring presented the name of Mr. S. S. Wells for Superintendant of the Bible School as the nominee of the Deacons, Mr. Gregson moved his election. Motion carried. The report of the Fellowship Committee was read by Mr. Williams. Sane was accepted and placed on file. Mr. Branch told of a fund of the Deaoons for the care of Mr. Burdick. He was then in a free bed at the General Hospital. The money had been used for the payment of a nusse and other things. Since 1917, $4988 had been handled. The report of the tellers on the second ballot for deacons showed 49 votes cast and divided as follows: Mr . Saul 12 Mr. Schlegel 11 ITo election Mr. Vail 26 Motion was made by Mr. Branch that the meeting proceed to another ballot. Motion carried, and ballot taken. Report of the third ballot shewed 48 voted cast. Mr • Saul 7 mr. Schlegel 6 Mr. Vail 35 Mr. Vail was declared elected. At 9:33 P. M. Mr. Haring moved adjournment for two weeks. Motion was seconded and carried. • Motion was made, seconded and carried that Mr. Gordon "be empowered to fill vacancies in the number of delegates to the' Buffalo Baptist Union The meeting then heard the report of the tellers for the election of deacons. A total of CC vo ’ ;es were cast as follows: Dr. Mr. Mi- . Mr . Mr . Mr. 46 40 24 22 27

To the Delaware Avenue Baptist Church;

Your committee submits for your consideration this year the following nominations for the various offices and committees. Church Clerk - R. P. Moore Treasurer of Benevolences - M. T. McKillen Chief Usher - 0. A. Hopkins. Committee on Benevolences Miss May Detmers J. W . Glenn t S. D. Dahlstrom Mrs. W. H. Cooley E. F. Branch Mr 3. C. S. Jackson M. T. McKillen, Treas. Committee on Baptism Joseph Dorland Mrs. G. W. T. Lewis C. E. Howe3 Mrs. W. H. Hurley Mrs. W. M. Smith Church pianists Mrs. W. H. Locke Miss Grace Roberts H. W. Snow, Jr. Social Committee L. H. Hart Mrs. C. J. Mac Gregor Mrs. M. R. London Miss . Social Service Committee Mr s • E • C . Neal Mr 3. . Mrs. E. A. Rhodes. Publicity Committee H. W. Jameson G. A/ Miss E. Grace Wood Pew Committee Joseph Dorland R. B. 0. A. Hopkins Girl Scout Committee Miss Edna Baker Mrs. Edw. Messersmith Mrs. P. C. Blackman Boy Scout Committee Sub-committee appointed to consider nominations for this committee and report later.

Church Clerks.

The adjpurned Annual Business Meeting of the Church in the evening of April 25th, 1923. Reports of the of Benevolences and cf the Chief Usher were read and completing the annual business.

was held Treasurer accepted,

hurch Clerk.

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Report of Prud. Com to the Buffalo Baptist Union Gordon, Ex. Cf.

Delegatee A, H.

Andrew-Gant

F. S. W. M. M.

Branch Jameson Jameson Smith Joslyn

E. C. H. W. F.

Dr. F. K. Underwood F. M. Stanley J. H. Dailey Miss Cora Estabrook Ma?-£r» — X. -R. Spaneer Mgg^ — G r 0. -Jack» on C. J. MacGregor •

Leon Haring Mrs. Leon Haring J. F. McRonald

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Entitled to four more

District Visitors

Mrs. A. R.

Spencer, Chairman •Mrs. A. T. Coatsworth Mrs. G. F. Woodbury ,Mrs. W. H. Cooley .Mrs. J. P. Bindeman .Mrs. Edw . Messer smith • Mrd. T. H. Eastman -Mrs. W. K^Blakslee .Mrs. A. D. Schlegel .Mrs. G. W. T. Lewis Mrs. W. M. Torrey .Mrs. E. P. Seeber •Mrs. E.SBennett .Mrs. G. A. T. Hagen

C. E. Jameson J. H. Dailey . Leon Haring 0. A. Hopkins di. Eastman W. Blakeslee Andrew Schlegel di. McElroy W. M. Torrey E. P. Seeber C. T. Paxson ? G • A • T • Hagan A. P. Saul S. S. Wells

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.Mrs. A. P. Saul •Mr 3. G. Wayland Mrs. J. W. Ellis Respectfully submitted, Prudenti

Schools & Colleges

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The annual meeting of the Delaware Avenue Baptist Church held in the Church Parlors Wednesday Evening, April 18, 1923. Hr. Cordon called the meeting to order. On account of the absence of Messrs Dorland and Waggoner iChaimian and Secretary respectively of the Board of Trustees), •V, C^ E. Siegesmund was elected Moderator and William I. Blakeslee, Secretary Protom. Minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. Mr. Biegosmund read his report as Treasurer and on motion |t was carried that it be accepted and filed after being audited. Mr. liappleye, Chairman of the Music Committee made a verbal Report. th The Trustees placed in nomination the following names for e offices indicated. C. E. Biegosmund, Church Treasurer, Joseph Dorland, Financial Becretary, Orville A. Hopkins, Assist nt Financial Secretary, ~ “ * Church Auditor. VZ. IT. Locke, Jesse C. Bowen,

Finance Committee.

J. H. Hurley, A. T. Jones, Dr. F. G. Lugsdin, H. Jameson, Mrs. IT. T. McMillen Mi's. M. F. Branch, Joseph Dorland. Dr. F. B. Fosdick, J. Wm. Allis, C. J. McGregor, M. P. ’ Jaggoner ,

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House Committee.

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Trustees Endowment and Binicing Funds.

Trustees.

) Uuon successive motions the following were duly elected. C . J . B iagesmund ,

Church Troasxxrer, Financial Becretary, Assistant Financial Becretary, Church Auditor.

Joseph Dorland, 0. A. Hopkins, VZ. H. Locke, Jesse C. Bowen, 7. H. Hurley, 2. T. Jones,

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Finance Committee.

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Dr. ?. 0. lugsdin, H. W. Janos on, Mrs. M. T. MoKillen, Hrs. B. F. Branch, Joseph Dorland, Dr. P. 3. Fosdick,

House Committee.

Trustees Endotzraent and Sinking Funds.

The Church Society then proceeded to the election of trustees for a term of three years in place of Messrs Biegesmund, Dir-sdin and Cooley, whose terms of office have expired. Hr. M. T. McKillen and Robert Gregson were appointed to act q , s tellors. A ballot was taken resulting in the election of: C. J. McGregor, J. V/in. Bllis , J. Parker Waggoner. /X In the absence of J. Wm. Bills, Chairman of Committee on building plans, Dr. lugsdin read a report for the Committee. Upon motion the report was accepted and the Committee granted further time for action. The Budget for the fiscal year April 1, 1923 to April 1, 1924 as reoonsaended by the Board of Trustees was presented by Hr. Neal. After oonsiderable discussion a motion was made and carried that the following items be adopted; Pastor *3 Salary :)5,000.00 Pastor ’ s Assistant 2,000.00 Church Sec ’ y and Missionary 1,800.00 3e::ton 1,500.00 Church Worker 600.00 Music 3,800.00 Office Expense 700.00 3ocial Committee & Suppers 250.00 Coal 800.00 Mlectric Light 300.00 Gas 75.00 Insurance 550.00 House Committee 700.00 Repairs 425.00 Bible School 1,200.00 Pulpit Supply 300.00 Boy Beouts 50.00 Girl Bcouts 50.00 Young People 200.00 Bpocial Building Committee 250.00 otal of portion of Budget adopted )20 , 5J>0 . 00 n X

I.Ir. Branch moved that the two remaining items in the

proposed Budget he changed to read

Printing and Advertising ^1,000.00 Floor Coverings, Redecorating etc, 2,000.00

and that these items he adopted and that ways and means of providing for these items he roferred to the hoard of 'Trustees. This motion was seconded and considerable discussion followed. A motion was then made and carried that this matter he tabled for two vzeeks. Upon motion the meeting adjourned until Wednesday liay 2, 1923.

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Postponed mooting of tho Delaware Avonuo Baptist Church Cocioty was hold in the Church Parlors v/eanosday ■Evening, Hay 2, 1923. Hooting waa called to oraor by Mr. Gordon at 7:45 p. n. In tlio nbsanoo of Hr. Joseph Borland, Chairman of tho Board of Trust gob * Hr. C. H. Biogosmund was asked to act as Moderator. A portion of tho minutes of tho annual mooting hold April 10th, was road to show tho reason for tho holding of this postponed meoting. Hr. Biogosmtmd for tho Budget Commit too oxpleined the nature of the two items of tho budget which wore laid over for consideration at this mooting. Considerable discussion followed lator by Hr. W. T. Damon, Dr. P. G. lugodin, Hr. W. H. Hurley, Hr. 15. C. Moal* Hrs. Jackson and Mrs. HoKillon. On motion of ifr. Bool, tho matter which was laid on tho tablo at the last mooting was takon from tho tablo for furthor consideration. This motion van carried. Hr. Hurloy then moved that tho 02,000.00 itom covoring decorations, : ’ loor coverings and kitchen improvements bo approved and addod to tho regular budget. This motion was also oarriofl. On motion tho itom of £1,000.00 for printing and advertising was approved after oonsidorable discussion and al30 addod to tho budget. Hr. Beal then movod that the revised budget totaling )23, 550.00 be adopted no a whole. Thia motion was osrriod unanimously. On notion tho mooting adjourned at 0jl5 p. m.

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the Boards are composed of the following: Deacons

Deaconesses

c. K. 0 • A • J. H. H. W.

Mrs. J. S. McDonald Mrs. F. H. Underwood

Howes Hopkins Dailey Jameson

One Year

Mrs. A. G. Hauenstein Mrs. A. R. Spencer

E. F. Branch s.- s. Wells C • E . Williams Dr. E . S. Rhodes Dr. W . G. Gregory T . M. Rapp 1 eye

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Mrs. W. S. Ihde

Three Years Mrs. Amelia Gregson

C. D. Moody D. B. Vail

BUSINESS NESTING MAY loth, 1923

On recommendation of the Deacons, Miss Helen Knapp received by ;etter from the Temple Baptist Church of Detroit, Mrs. Blanche A. Arthurs and Boyd Arthurs from the First Baptist ?ch of Arcade, N. Y.. On recommendation of the Deacons, Mrs. Eva M. Kepner received on her experience. It was moved by Mr. Branch that the pastor be made accredited delegate to the Northern Baptist Convention and that a others as are able to go, also be given letters as delegates* Lon was seconded and carried.

Church Clerk.

BUSINESS NESTING IAY 31st 1923

On motion, a letter was granted to Floyd J. Fox to unite with the Central £ark M. E. Church of Buffalo, as recommended by the Deacons. On recommendation of the Deacons, Mr. Mrs. Charles W. Delaney were received by letter from the Calvary Baptist Church of Washington, D. C., Miss Anna Doughton by letter from the Meade Street Baptist Church of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Miss Lillian Mae Cooke by letter from the First Baptist Church of Akron, N. Y., and Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Kowitz by letter from the Brushy Knob Baptist Church of Morp^t^jn Grove, Mo. .

Church Clerk

BUSINESS MEETING NOVEMBER 14th, 1923

BUSINESS MEETING JUNG! 20 th 1923

On recommendation of the Deacons, Miss Eva B. Baker was received by letter from the Tremont Temple Baptist Church of Boston, and Miss Helen Brownby letter from the Emmanuel Baptist Church of Buffalo. On recommendation of the Deacons, Mrs. S. G. Hoskinge was received upon her past experience as a member of a Bantist" Church in England.. v On recommendation of the Deacons, and by vote of the Church the Following are to be received into church membership upon confession of faith in bapj;i> On recommendation of the Deacons, the fclZ jwing letters were granted: Mr. and Mrs. G&enn Prentiss to the First Ba-ptist Church, Oak Park, Ill . Mr. John J. Neasmith to Kenmore Methodist Church, Kenmore. Mr. Burton C. Brownell to the First Methodist Church Los Angeles, Cal. Mrs. Rosella Paulson to the North Park Baptist Church, Buffalo, and to Dr. Roger C. Graves to the First Congregational Church, Newton Center, Mass. ■ ♦ • * • On recommendation of the Deacons, and at her- request, the name of Mrs. Clara B. Riester was dropped. On recommendation of the Deacons, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Schlegel were received on their experience, having formerly been ...embers of the Hudson Street Baptist of Buffalo. Church C^Le'rk''^''' Church Clerk. BUSINESS MEETING DJSCTTZB N? 26th 1923 .

On recommendations of the Deacons, letters were granted t'o Mr. and I£rs. Walter Hoadley to unite with the Baptist Temple, Brooklyn.

Church Clerk

BUSINESS MEETING JUNE 27th 1923

On motion, the Boy Scout Committee, composed of J. W. Glenn, L. Hart, G. A. Mangt, W. R. Marshall and. C. T. Paxson, was confirmedby the church. On recommendation of the Deacons Mrs. Max F. Stupar was received by letter from the Maplesville Baptist Church of Maplesville, Ala.. 10 [J l

Church Clerk

BUSINESS MEETING JULY 25th, 1923 .

Motion made, seconded and carried that, in view of a clerical error by which the name cf Mrs. Martha Holcer was lost from the church rolls at the time of the reorganizati of the Maple Street Baptist Church into which she was baptized, her name be again placed upon the church rolls as a member. On recommendation of the Deacons, Miss Amy G. Bruce was received by letter from the First Baptiat Church of Denver, cilorado ’

Church Clerk

BUSINESS MEETING SEPTiLEER 12th, 1923.

On recommendation of the Deacons, a letter was grants to Miss Maude Caldwell to unite with the Baptist Church of Newfane, N. Y.. On recommendation of the Deacons, Mrs. Erm.a A. Claris was received by letter from the First Baptist Church of Bethlehem, Pa., and Mr;'. A. J. Gray foom the thirst Baptist Church of Portland, Ore*. zp

BUSINESS MEETING DECEMBER 19th 1925 .

On recommendation of the Deacons, the following were received by letters fro:., the Hudson Street Baptist Church: Mr. and Mrs. Everett E. Putnam, and Everett E. Putnam, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Bert C. Putnam, Miss Ruth Putnam a:qd Mr. and Mrs. Walter Nowland.

Church Clerk

BUSINESS MEETIN5 OCTOBER 3rd, 1923 .

Church Clerk

On recommendation of the Deqcons, a letter was granted to Miss Helena Shedrick to unite with the vernon Aver Methodist Church of los Angeles, Cal..

BUSINE SS MEETING DECEMBER 26th, 1925

On recommendation of the Deacons, the following were received by letter from the Hudson Street Baptist Church: Mr. and Mrs. T. I. McElvein, Miss Mildred E. McElvein, Miss Evelyn B. McElvein, Thos. H. McElvein, Jr^a^jd^l^r^. Elizabeth McElvein . Church Clerk

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BUSINESS MEETING JANUARY 2nd, 1924 .

On recommendation of the Deacons, the following were received by letter from the Hudson Street Baptist Church Mrs. Mary Putnam, Mr. Jesse H. Woodworth. On recommendation of the Deacons, a letter was granted to Mr. Ray C. Neal to unite with the Community Church of Snyder, N. Y., and to Mr. and Mrs. Sharles W. Delaney to unite with the Second Baptist Church of Auburn, N. Y., and to Mrs. A. L. Maxon to unite with the Emanuel Baptist Churoh of Schenectady, N. Y ., On recommendation of the Deacons, Mr. Ralph W. Lew was received by jletter from the Union B .ptist Church of Pittsburg, Pa..' v * • I ’ On recommendation of the Deacons, Mrs. L. Emma Webb was received into full membership on her previous experience from the Richland Presbyterian Church of Warwood, West Virgin having at one time been a member of the Hudson)Street Baptist Church of Buffalo. ^7 //Z M,/ Deacons the following letters were granted: J. P. Batterson to Unite with the Salem Baptist Church of New Rochelle, N. Y«. Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Buck to unite with the First Eaptist Church of East Aurora, N. Y . . Mr. and Mrs. Claude D. Mcody and the Mi '-ses Jennie end Amalia Moody to unite with the Ashland Avenue Baptist Church of Toledo, ohio . • . < < By vote of the Churoh, on recommendation of the Deacons, Mrs. Win. Riehl was dropped from church membership. By vote of the Church, on recommendation of t'e Deacons Regnald and Hedley Hocking were to b^received upon confession of their faith in baptism. MARCH 5th 1924 By vote of the Church on recommendation of the Deacons, a letter was granted to Mrs. Emma J. Stowell to unit* with the First Baptist Church of Niagara Falls, N. Y. . On recommendation of the Deacons, the following were received by letter: Mr. and Mrs. Wm. M. Fay ffom the First Baptist Church of Franklinville, N. Y.. Mr. and Mrs. E. 0. Wood^, Miss Jean Wood and Mrs*. Anna C« Harris from the First Baptist Church, Pittsburg, Pa.. Allan Gibbons from the Grace Street Baptist Church of Church Clerk BUSINESS MEETING FEBRUARY 27 '"H 1924 By vd>te of the church, on recommendation of the Church? Clerk BUSINESS MEETING

WHEREAS it has pleased. God in His allwise providence to take unto Himself our honored and beloved brothe r Andrew Cant, former officer and a member of the Board of Managers of the Buffalo Baptist Union from the date of its organization, we who were associated with him during a large portion of his ministry, which was truly a life of ministry, desiring to place on record some expression of our deep appreciation of the loss we have sus ­ tained, hereby adopt with sincerity of heart and purpose the fol ­ lowing* resolutions, - RESOLVED : That we wish to express our gratitude to God in that we have been permitted to have the privilege and the blessing, thru all these years of association with our brother in the fellowship of Christian service for the Master and for the Buffalo Baptist Union. Thru the sturdiness and steadfastness of his faith there has come to us the inspiration and determination to carry on to greater endeavor the work of the organization which he so dearly loved, and for which he was ever ready to give of his time, means and energy, attending the meetings during the latter days ’ of his sojourn here even at the peril of his health. He was a Christian gentleman in the fullest sense of the word and he com ­ manded our esteem and won our love thru his Christian character which he exemplified in his life. RESOLVED : That we wish to record in the minutes of this organization our appreciation of the great loss we have sus ­ tained, which is not only our loss but that of the denomination at home and abroad. We extend to the family of our brother our heartfelt sympathy in the hour of their sorrow and commend them to the God of all grace and comfort. We are thankful that thru all these years there has teen spared to him the faithful and loving service of his companion in life and of all the other members of his family. RESOLVED : That this expression of our affection and esteem be recorded in our minutes and copies of the same be sent to the family and to the Church of which he was a member.

Adopted by the Executive Committee March eleventh, nineteen hundred twenty-foxw

Richmond, Va.. Sam Hill from the First Baptist Church of Wilmington, Ns C. On recommendation of the Deacons, motion was made, seconded and carried that a license be granted to Mr. Harry palmer, a member of this church, to preach. A copy of this license follows: LICENSE TO PREACH This certifies that Brother Harry Palmer is a member of the Delaware Avenue Baptist Church in good and regular standing and is held by us in high esteem. We believe him to have been called of God to the work of the Gospel Ministry and do hereby give him cur entire and cordial anprobation in the improvement of his gifts by preaching the Gospel, as Providence may afford him opportunity. Y/e pray that the Great Head of the Church may endue him with all needful grace, and crown his labors with abundant success. Done by order of the Church this day- February 27th 1924 Pastor >rk

Church Clerk.

BUSINESS MEETING MARCH 19th, 1924

On recommendation of the Deacons, itwas voted to re ­ ceive the following into church membership upon confession of their faith in baptism: Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Landis and Mrs. Catherine Travis. By vote of the Church, on recommendation of the received by letter from the Deacons, Mis3 Ella F. Sinsebox was First Baptist Church of Canisteo.

Church Clerk

BUSINESS MEETING MARCH 26th 1924 .

On recommendation of the Deacons, a letter was granted to Mis3 Eva L. Finn to unite with the First Baptist Church of Waukegan, Ill. On recommendation of the Deqcons, it was voted to re«r ceive Mrs. Clarence A/ Davis into church membership upon con ­ fession of her faith in baptism. Upon motion made, seconded and carried the clerk was instrudted to acknowledge receipt of the copy of the resolutions of love and appreciation of the late Brother Cant, which had been adopted by the Executive Committee of the Buffalo Baptist Union, and to enter into the minutes a copy of these resolutiond This copy is bound in as the following

Church Clerk

ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING

BUSINESS MEETING APRIL 2nd, 1924 -

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On- recommendation of the Deacons, it was voted to receive Mrs. John Scott and Miss Ida Scott into church member- ship on confession of the faith in baptism. f)

The Annual Business Meeting of the Delaware Avenue Baptist Church was called to order at 8:00 P. M. on April 9th, 1924, Mr. Gordon acting as Moderator. The Clerk read the min ­ utes ’ of the last annual meeting which by vot-e of the Church were accepted, as read.The following reports were then read in sucessiibn: - Report Read By V A-*- Grace Deuel Miss Dorothy Orr Miss McElvein Miss Franc Stoddard Mrs. E. C. Neal (oral) Crusaders - ’ Teen Age Guild Young People ’ s Society World Wide Guild Social Service Committee Comm, on Benevolences Treas. Bible School Publicity Committee Women * s Society Men ’ s Club Pulpit Committee Dr. Underwood reported that substitutes for all Sundays of Mr. for the first Sunday in July, which they expected to have filled within a week. . . Church Visitors Chief Usher . Church Clerk Prudential Committee Mrs. A. R.. Spencer 0. A.. Hopkins Clerk Clerk Mr. Neal moved that the reports as read, be accepted and placed on file. Seconded and Carried. Mr. C. E. Jameson moved that the report of the Prudential Committee be adopted and that the officers and committees as nominated by the Prudehtial Committee be elected. The motion was seconded and carried. The officers and committee ec elected follow: M. T. McKillen H. W. Snow, Jr. H. W. Jameson (oral) Mrs. W. D. Smith Clerk Dr. Underwood (oral) the committee had found Gordon ’ s vacation except

Church Cleric

Bap ti sms APRIL 3 th, 1624

Mrs. Clarence A. Davi3, Mrs. John Scott and Miss Ida So

BUSINESS MEETING APRIL 9th 1924.

On recommendation of the Deacons, it was voted tc re ­ ceive the following into Church membership upon confession of their faith in baptism: Mrs. Amelia Boyst, Mrs. Emma Heinz, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thobaben, Miss Gladys F. Rush, MI bs Mary Tucker, and Miss Lillian Sibbick. By vote of the Church, on recommendation of the Deacons received by letter from the First Baptist N. Y. . Cleveland Pond was Church of Batavia,

By vote of the Church , on Mrs. L. A. Irving was received on h statement from the former member of she had been a member.

recommendation of the Deacon; er past experience, on a a disbanded church of which

By vote of the Church, on recommendation of the Deacons the following letters were granted : Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Nichols to unite with the First Baptist Church of Euffalo . Mrs. Plnilip Lindsay to unite with the Clarej^fifoyHill Pres ­ byterian Church of West Somerville, Mass. A? Church Clerk.

Church Clerk - R. P. Mcore Treasurer of Benevolences - Chi if Usher - 0. A. Hopkins Church Pianists - Miss Grace Mrs. W. M. Smith Social Committee

M. T. McKillen

Roberts

H. W. Snow, Jr.

G. A. T. Hagan, Chr. Thomas H. McElvein C. J. MacGregor

Mrs. F. K. Underwood Mrs. Keith McDonald Miss Ada Vail

Committee on Social Service

Mrs-. E. CZ Neal, Chr.

Mrs. Edw. Messersmith

Mrs.- A. W. Pease

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Annual Meeting 1924

A.nnual Meeting 1924

Publicity Committee -

The Deacons presented tbo - tat t

wing- names in nomi*

nation for the three year term:-

H. W. Jameson

Miss E. Grace Wood

G. A. Mang

Leon Haring J. P. McRonald Dr . P . Hr Underwood. J. C. Woodworth and for the two year term le^t irsoanf k -.. C. D. Moody:- I. N. St wart.* ot the resignation of

Pew Committee -

Joseph Dorland

0. A. Hopkins

R. B. Gregson

Committee on Baptism -

Mrs. Everdct Putnam,Chr. Mrs. W. H. Hurley

J. H. Dailey Joseph Dorland

Mrs. W. M. Smith Girl Scout Committee- (nominated by the World Wide Guild Clara Damm Elizabeth Lamy Muriel Berst Boy Scout Committee- (To be nominated by the Men ’ s Club) Delagates to the Buffalo Baptist Union

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Rations were declared .closed ,ere appointed to aot as

■ Lloor "the Komi- ta k n.^° r '

While the tellers vzere out, Mr. Haring gave an oral report of the relief work of the Church in Japan, andtthe report of the Fellowship Fund was read by the Clerk. The Deaconesses presented the names of Mrs. Wm. A. Galpin and Mrs. Walter Smith i i nomination for the position cf Deaconesses for the three year term. There were no nominations froii the floor and nominations were declared closed. The chaii ’ appointed Miss Dorothy Oir and Miss Evelyn McElvein to act as tellers for the election of Deaconesses ar.d ballots were taken. The Deacons presented no nomination for the position of Superintendant of the Bible School. Dr. Underwood moved the nomination of S . S. Wells. The motion was seconded and carried. Motion made and carried that nominations be closed. Mr. We? - rev elected by acclamation. The tellers for the election df Deaconesses reported 53 votes cast of which Mrs. Galpin received 49 and Mrs. Smith, 53. Both were declared elected. total of 53 votes cast, the nur.bet for each candidate being: Leer. Haring 53 J. P. McRonald 4£ Dr . P. H. Underwood 49 J. C. Woodworth. 50 I . N. Stewart 41 At 9:35 Mr. Snow moved the meeting for two weeks. Carried teient of the annual

E. P. Branch P. M. Joslyn Mrs. P. M. Joslyn H. W. Jameson A • D . Dahlstrom C . J . McGregor C . E . Jameson Dr. P. H. Underwood Miss Cora Estabrook P. A. Stanley

J. H. Dailey W. M. Smith J. P. McRonald Leon Haring Mrs. Leon Haring

T. H. McElvein, Jr. Miss E. Grace Wood G. A. Mang E. P. Seeber Mrs. A. T. Coatswofcth

Church Visitors

Mi ss Mrs . Mrs. Mrs . Mrs . Mi so Miss Mrs . Mrs . lira. Mrs . Mrs. Mrs .

Louise Heming Clara Hod B . C . Putnam W. M. Smith Edw. Messersmith Maty Barth Jeanette Kempton A. D. Schlegel H. W. Jameson Joseph Roetter A. Curtis Schlegel Lynn Edgecomb W. M. Backus

J • H. Dailey Leon Haring 0. A. Hopkins T at

p. H. A. H. W. A .

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Stanley Amber Schlegel Jameson Torrey Schlegel I ' - - _ « Mrs . jor.b Baclcus

Lynn Ed, Dr. W.M

Geo J •. P Coll Hospi ta

Wayland Bindemar eges:- Mrs Is:- Mr t

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Committee on Benevolences

Chairman:- E. P. Branch Secretary:- A. D. Dahlstrom Treasurer:- M. T. McKillen These three to lave power to choose three other

members to complete the committee.

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After giving effect to the elections at the annual meeting the Boards of Deacons and Deaconesses are as follows: Deacons Deaconesses One Year E. F. Branch Mrs. A, G. Hauenstein S. S. Wells Mrs. A. P. . Spencer C. E. Williams Dr. E. Rhodes Two Years Dr. W. G. Gregory Mr s . W . S . I hd. e T. M. Rappleye Mrs. Amelia Gregson I. N. Stewart D. B. Vail Three Three Years Leon Hari

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The meeting was called to order at 8:15 1PM.

j. vp,. lllis Moderator ar

. . Parker la-

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minutec of the last Annual Meeting together v ’ i th tiie

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Postponed meotin^ ’ ere read and approved.

•a-. 0. J. -ki.egesrnund read his report as Ohurch drear ;rer - the '/ear en'tiao Parch fist, 1924 am on ati< •"» -1_ . _ -? n />. t /I *4 4" /"? .on xc vxs acceoxed

fend ■'led after hein t ; audited.

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Pr . Joseph lorland road lie. r>o^rtv.+

c-.Gxiiea after being

audited.

I Pr. happleye, Chairman of the ’ 'u^ir- e n rv-.,-++. outline of the rork accomn lished eurX'-- t h ' 1 ' ? bG " » nade a verbal

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_ xt-gxet uaar it became necess

for us to make a chuige in three of our soloists.

’ he Trustees placed in nomination the following names for the

offices indicated:

for Church Treasurer, for Financial Secretary, ' ’ or .-.ss ’ stunt Financial Secretary, for OkurcP Auditor,

0. 2. 2i euesraund , Joseph uorlanc , 0. .x. Tonkins, f. IP focke, C. J. McGregor, J. C. Boren, . P Marshall, Dr. TP Lugsdin, H. 1. Jameson,

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for Finance Coro ittee,

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for House Corns ittee,

Mrs. ) Mr s . J J dward Mes :; er ; ’ mith ) Joseph orlend, ) Dr. E. S. Tosdick,) h. ?j. Blakeslee, ) harolh.uuenstein, ) Weldon D. Smith, ) IP P. Snow, Jr. Upon successive motions the C.-E. Siegesmund, . 3. Y/agner,

for Trustees Endowment and s' ..kina Funds. for Trustees for 3-yeai for Trustee for 1-year term. following were duly elected: Church Treasurer, F i nan cial Secret ary , assistant Final.cial Secretary, C hur cl i Aud i t o r ,

Joseph norland, 0. ^i. Hopkins, . . IP Locke, C. J. McGregor, J. C. Bowen, Pm.R. Marshall,

Church Clerk

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Finance Com ittee,

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Lugsdin,

Dr. II.

) ) House Commi ttee.

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. Jameson, Mrs. R. S. V.agner, Mrs. Edvard ; essers Joseph Dorland, Lr. R. S. Hosdick,

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) Trustees Endowment and Sinking

) Fund. The Church Society then proceeded to the election of > ru stecs for terras of three years in place of Messrs. E. C. heal, 1 7C. 1 . Hagen and . A. Stanl ' >ffice ha expired Id one trustee for a terra of one year in place of h. H. Hurley ’ ho fed resigned. "l.e Chairman appointed Messrs. . T. Damon and Raymond Moore ,s Tellers. zx ballot van then oaken vita the folloving returns ; h. L. Blakeslee, Harold Hauenstein, heldon D. ' ith, ’ or three year terms and H. ’ . nov, Jr. for one year tern. The Chairman, Mr. Ellis, then extended a vote of thanks to ;he tellers. Mr. Joseph Dorian ’ ' resented a report of the Trustees of the fedovraent and Sulking Hunds v.hich was on motion ordered received a>;d hied. c After some discussion it ras on motion decided to deposit the principal nor in the hands of the Trustees in tho Endowment fund aid to put the interest accumulations in the Sinking Eund.

The Budget for the fiscal year,April 1st, 1 24 recommended by the Board of Trustees vas th leu

to March 51st, presented as

as vs

.925 follov

Pastor ’ s Salary, Religious Director, Church Secretary and Sexton Salary, Church horker, Mus i c , Office Expense, rSocial Committee and Coal , Electric Lights,

^5,000.00 5,000.00 Missionary, 1,900.00 1,800.00 600.00 4,000.00 700.00 Suppers,

150.00 900.00 .000.00

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50.00 500.00 1,000.00 1,200.00 500.00 50.00 50.00 150.00 2,200.00 900. QQ ?24,750.00

Gas , Insurance , House Committee and fiepairs

Bible School, Pulpit Supply, Boy Scouts, Girl “ couts, Younp People,

Linwood Avenue Property, Printing an Adverti. ing,

Aftex co ) isi cl or ab j_ q -» budget were adopted yenaratelv ' v>- : '•'•bent \ " cvoral items of this of the item for nusio ,1 ° ’ , 5 ohan ?\'' it!; t: 0 exoection d. i y di 5 m i + ,,

. • Hr. Branch aniced that uome apti.on be taken in order that 20th could be included in being taken up. for the loose collection for -undav, Anri 1 ' il Vic ' p ’ ' .■ , benefit of the korld ’ . ’ ide Movement. On motipn it va;. .decided to give o-t loose collection for both morning ai d evehfhV : Services the the Wance ’ t if- 11 >™ eoae action l»e taken to dinpos ’ S-S'.' tf unfih rf ■ “ Sf “ ‘ * at to transfer this amount into the ehurch^r eatitJy . " decided Hr. Ellis announced that in view of the fact that all business vfnich should come before the meeting had not yet been completed it would be wise to postpone this meeting for one week rather than to adjourn indefinitely. 'the :o eting was then declared adjourned until Wednesday, Ipril 25rd.

The following were baptized on this date; Hr. & Mrs. Henr y Thobaben, Mrs. Amelia Boyst, Beatrice Travis, Nonna Thorden, Ida Schworm, Winona Zieman, Azalia Landis, Winifred Travis, Jean Schlegel, Evlyn Young, Ethel Seeber, Elizabeth McElvein, Richard Seeber, Charles Hurley, David Wood, Stuart Scott, Carl Roetter. ByS^NESS MEETI NG APRIL 2 3rfe,. 192_4_. By vote of the church on recommendation of the deacons the following were received by letter:: Robert Detmar, from the St.Mary3 Baptist Church, St.Marys Ort Richard Martindale ” " Cazenovia Park Bap.Ch., Buffalo,N.Y. Perry B. Sherman,Jr* M Baptist Ch. of the Master,Cleveland, 0 Mr* & Mrs. J.Walter McElvein, from the Hudson St .Bap. Church

Church Clerk. Adjourned Annual Business Meeting April 23rd 1924 .

Mr. Branch moved the adoption of a budget of benevolence not to exceed $20,000. Motion was seconded and carried. Mr. Ellis read a letter from Dr. Dutton concerning the work of Mr. Wilkens. A copy of this letter is bound in following this sheet. Motion was made, seconded and carried that the Church call Mr. Wilkens to do the work outlined in this letter at an annual salary of $1000. This action was taken on jiont recom- /Lz nendation of the Deacons and Trustees. Church Clerk -

April 27th, 1924.

The following were baptized on this date at the evening

service: Mary Tucker and Carol Boughton.

BUSINESS MEETI NO MAY 7th 1924 .

On motion made and seconded the Church voted to receive Miss Emma Hastings and Mr3. John T. Bruce by letter from The Euclid Avenue Baptist Church of Cleveland, Ohio.

Church Clerk.

BUSINESS MEETING MAY 21st 1924

recommendation of the- By vote of the Church, on deacons, Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Blackman were received by letter from the Immanuel Baptist Church of Littie Rock, Ark. On recommendation of the deacons, a letter was granted to Mrs. Millard Dake to unite with the North Presbyterian Church of Buffalo.

BUSINESS .EETING MAY21st, 1924, Continued

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On notion rnqde, seconded and carried Mr. E. Floyd Branch was elected a delegate to the Northern Baptist Convent; to be held in Milwaukee, Wis., May 2Sth to June 3rd, 1924. On" order of the Church the clerk wrote hie credentials.

April 21st, 1924

J. Km. Ellis, 48 Dorchester Road, Buffalo, N. Y.. Dear Brother Ellis:

Church Clerk.

In response to your inquiry about the possibility of part time service by Rev. F. H^ Wilkens, I beg to suggest, subject to the approval of our Executive Committee, that Mr. Wilkens ie willing to assume responsibility for the religious education program of Delaware Avenue Church, involving personal service as follows: 1. One Sunday each monthin the Sunday School and Young People ’ s sessions of the church. In addition to present activities it may be possible to develope a "Junior Church". 2. Conduct of a weekly Teacher Training Class (with possible arrangement for a Church-Nite School .) 3. Assist with a monthly Workers ’ Conference. 4. Meet with the Committee on Religious Education each month. 5. Develop a Training Class in leadership of Bays ’ Wo rk. 6. Take definite part in Vacation and Week-day School program. 7. Develop a Student Department in cooperation wi$h the University of Buffalo and the Y.M.C.A. All the items of this program, subject to modification in the light of further experiment, would require one-fourth to one-third of Mr. Wilken ’ s time for field work and consequent ­ ly would require an equivalent towards his support from the Delaware Avenue Church. The entire amount appropriated for this purpose by the Delaware Avenue Church and paid through the Buffalo Baptist Union, would be used to employ helpers to take Mr. Wilkens ’ place in the Boys* work and Religious Education program of our churches and missions under Mr. Wilken ’ s direction: that is, no part of the amount would be used for other activities of the Union but simply to strenghten the work at points from which Mr. Wilken ’ s personal attention would be withdrawn in the interest of the Delaware Avenue Church program. (over)

BUSINESS MEETING M AY 26th, 1924

On notion made by recommendation of the deacons, Mrs. Helen B. Hammond was received by letter from yhe Calvary Baptist Church of Washington, D. C.. and a letter was granted to Mrs. Emma A. Clarke to unite with the Parkside Baptist Chr of Camden, N. J.. • Church Clerk I

BUSINESS MEETING JUNE 18th 1924

On notion made upon recommendation of the Deacons, it was voted to receive the following into church membership upon confession of their faith in Christ in baptism:Mr. and Mrs. Cecil H. Davis and Mrs. Howard J. SOele .

Chur eh Clerk.

June 22nd 1924.

The following were baptized on this date at the morning service: Mr. aad Mrs. Cecil H. Davis and Mrs. Howard J. Steele. s BUSINESS MEETING SKPTEMB)# 24 th 1924 Motion was made by Mr. W. T. Damon that the Church Adopt the "Three Period" system of church and Bible school services,the system to consist of a first period of forty-five minutes during which both children and adults are together in churchfollowed by a second period during which all children up to the junior grade march out to services in the Bible school rooms and the sermon is preached in church, after which comes the third or Bible school period for all above the junior grade; that the first period start at 10:30 on Sunday n mornings and that the change be put into effect on the first Sunday of October, 1924. The motion was seconded by Dr Underwooc and carried by a rising vote.

Church Clerk

BUSINESS MEETING^ O CT OBER 1st 1924

On vote of the Church, on recommendation of the Deacons, the following letters were grantri: Clifford Dennis, to Lafayette Baptist Church, Bftffalo, Miss Janet MacDonald toFirst Baptist Church, Hamburg Miss Anna Doughton to First Baptist Church, Wilkes- Barre,Pa. and the following were received by letter: Mr. and Mrs. A. W. German and Miss Ruth German ffom the ------Emmanuel Baptist Church, Buggalo Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Taylor ffom the Cazenovia Park Baptist Church of Buffalo Mr. and Mrs. L. Roughan from the Cazenovia Park Baptist Church of Buffalo, Miss Marjory Walters from the Fijrst Baptist Church of Bradford, Pa..

The consideration of their obligation by the church in connection with the proposed arrangement will be assisted through the understanding that under this arrange ment Mr. Wilken ’ s salary will be $2,756.00 and the general expense for clerical help, office, auto and railroad, $500.00,- toAal, $3,250.00. Awaiting your further pleasure and suggestions, I remain, Fraternally yours, (Sgd.) E. H. Dutton.

BUSINESS MEETING OCTOBER 29th 1924.

By vote of the Church, onrecommendation of the Ddacons, a letter was granted to Mr. J. Clark Bissell to unite with the First Congregational Church of Toledo, 0. On similar recommendation, it was voted to receive into Church membership, Mrs. Alice Ashelman on her experience, she having at one time been a member of the Glenwood Avenue Baptist Church of Buffalo, and also Mrs. Lydia Rice on letter ffom the First Methodist Church of Buffalo; she has at one time been a aamfaer of a baptist church

Church Clerk

BUSINESS MEETING DECEMBER 3rd 1924

By vote of the Church, on recommendation of the Dsacor.s, the following were dismissed by letter to unite with other churches: H. A. Hammond to the Lancaster Baptist Church, Lancaster, N. Y.. Mrs. H. G. Roberts, totlie Fly Creek Mi* E. Church, Fly Creek, N.Y. Rev. and Mrs. Geo. F. and Harold Woodbury to the Firtt Baptist Church, Youngstown, 0. Mrs. Edward Heclink to the Methodist Church, North Clymer, N. Y . Miss Helen M. Bowman ’ s name was voted erased on account of her jioning another church, and the following were received by letter:

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BUSINESS LISTING NEBRUARY 25th, 1925 By vote of the Church, or. recommendation of the Deacons, a letter was granted to Miss Elizabeth Wilson to unite with the University Church of Christ, Of Baffalo.

Miss Genevieve Ackmann from the Maplewood Baptist Churoh of Maplwwood, Mo., and Mrs. William V. Adams from the First Baptist Church of Fort William, Ont. . R - , Church Clerk. DECEMBER 29th 1924 . Due to insuficient time for the calling of a Church meeting, the Deacons authorized Mr. Gordon and any others he might find able to gp , to sit in council with the Broad Street Baptist Church of Tonwwanda, N. Y. on December 30th, 1924, to consider the propriety of 3ettin{ apart to the work of the Gospel Ministry, their brother,' Chester Willi3, in response to their request.

By vote of the Church, on recommendation of the &he following were received into church membership Mr. Mary Wadsworth from the Hudson Street Baptist Church of Buffalo, Amy Carey Fisher and John Fisher fro... the Kenosha Baptist Church, Kenosha^, Wis. Mary Stinson from the Williamson Baptist Church, 7/illiamson, W. Va.. Mrs. Miss

Deacons , by letter

fo re , Church Clerk.

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R. P.

BUSINESS MEETING MARCH 4th, 1925 .

Church Clerk.

On reconmendation of the Deacons, and after hearing their statements, it was voted to receive H. H. Maydole and Ellsworth G. Layer into Church member ­ ship upon confession of their faith on Jesus Christ thru baptiOT -

BUSINESS MEETING JANUARY 21st 1 925

By vote of the Church, on recommendation of the

Beacons, the following letters were granted: Mrs. Amanda I. Mansfield , tothe

Lake Avenue Baptist Church, Rochester, N. Mr. & Mrs. Chas. R. Wiers to the First Baptist Church, Newton Center, Mass, Mrs. J. A. Fox to the Parkside Baptist Church Buf falo Mr. & Mrs. John W. Hartel to the Temple BaptistChurch, Los Angeles, Cal. ” • p /^ e - Church Clerk.

MARCH 6th, 1925

H. H. Maydole and Ellsworth G. Layer were

baptized on this date.

re i Church Clerk.

R.

BUSINESS MATING JANUARY 26th 1925

BUSINESS MEETING IA.RCH 11th 1925

By vote of the Church, on recommendation of the Deacons, letters were granted to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer E. Ash to unite with the Wilshire Baptist Church of Los Angeles, Cal.. By vote of the Church, on recommendations of the Deacons, Miss Nellie L. Stinson was received by letter from the Broadus Memorial Baptist Church of Richmond, Va.

By vote of the Church, on recommendation of the Deacons, Mfce. Dillie G. Shoemaker was received from the Normal Park M. E. Church on her previous experience, having at on etime been a member of this church. R. P Church Clerk

R. P. Moore,

BUSINESS MEETING IA.R CH 18th 1925

Church Clerk.

By vote of the Church, on recommendattnn of the Deacons, Miss Margaret Bonnar and- Miss Carrie Bonnar were received by letter from the Cazenovia Baptist Church and Mrs. Robert Kiendl was received on her experience having been baptized by an evangelist in a small town in Georgia.

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MARCH -l*th 1925 cont.

By vote of the Church, on recommendation 6f Mie

Deacons, Theodore Cappel was dismissed by erasure .

The annual meeting of the Delaware Avenue Bap tist Ch urch Society the Church -arlors Wednesday, April

was held tn

The meeting was called to order at 8:15 P. LI. 3. Parker Waggoner, Moderator, Keith H. MacDonald, Sec. The minutes of the last annual meeting were read and ordered approved. Mr. C. E. Siegesmund read his report as Church Treasurer for the I fiscal year ended April 1st, 1925, and it was oidered approved after audit ­ ing. In the absence of Mr. Joseph Dorland, Financial Secretary, due to illness, Mr. C. E. Siegesmund read his annual report also, and it was ordered approved after auditing. Mr. Siegesmund read the report of the Trustees for Endowment and Sinking Fund as furnished by Mr. Dorland, and this vzas ordered approved after auditing. Mr. Waggoner announced that Miss Elizabeth McElroy had bequeated a sum of over ^1,800.00 to the Church, to be added to the Endowment Fund. At the last meeting of the Board of Trustees a letter of appreciation of this gift was drafted and forwarded to the McElroy family. Formal resolutions of appreciation of Miss McElroy ’ s character and aid in the Church life were embodied in the letter, and it was ordered that this lettei be spread in full on our records. Mr. Rappleye, Chairman o, the Music Committee, made a verbal report of the work accomplished during the past year. He stated that while ours is a volunteer choir the quality of the music is quite up to the standard of the best paid choirs in the city. Particular reference and thanks was given to the work of ooth Mr. Fountain, as Director, and Mrs. Fountain, as Organist, to whose untiring efforts the high standard of the music was attributed, and without which it would have been impossible. He stated that we had no cause to fear any let-down in this work during the coming year. The Trustees placed in nomination the following names for the offices indicated: C. E. Siegesmund for Joseph Dorland ” C. A. Hopkins ” F. H. McCreary ” A. Curtis Schiegel ) V/m. R. Marshall ) ’ ’ Thos. H. McElvein , Church Treasurer Financial Secretary Asst. Financial Sec. Church Auditor. Finance Committee.

Church Clerk.

BUSINESS MEETING MARCH 25th 1925

By vote of the Church, on recommendation ofl the Clifford A. Ford to Central Presbyterian Church Miss Lillian Soergel to Westminster Pres. Church B. L. Lade to Bethany Presbyterian Church allof

Deacons, the following letters were granted:

Buffalo, N. Y. .

By vote of the Church, on recommendation of the Deacons, Mrs. Lola Schmidt was restored to membership* On recommendation of the Deacons, it was voted that the following should become members upon confession of their faith thru baptism. /fxxztu /o John Scott Harold Scott Miss Eva Shupe acy M ARCH 29th 1625 , Church Clerk baptized. On this date Mr. John Scott and HaroLd Scott were R. F/ty^^re Church Clerk. By vote of the church, on recommendation of the Deacons, letters were granted to Dr. Chelsea L. Storms and Miss Clara 0. Griffin to unite with the Randall Memorial chu: of Williamsville, N. Y. . R. iFlKlfcore Church Clerk. BUSINESS MEETING APRIL Oth, 1925 The Deacons recommenced that W. R. Parker be recei-v into church membership upon confession of his faith thru bapt So ordered. The Deacons also recommended the granting of letter dismissal to M. L. Fish, Robert Dettmar andMiss Charlotte L. Carman. So ordered. Upon recommendation of the Deacons the church voted to receive George Sherwood by letter from the Victoria Baptis Church of Hamilton, Ont.. R/lpff l&ro'ore, ’ Church Clerk.

H BUSINESS MEETING APRIL 1st, 1925

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Dr. F. G. Lugsdin) Mr. H. '.V. Jameson) Mrs. E. R. Haist ) Mrs. P. H. McCabe)

House Committee.

Trustees, Endowment and Sinking Fund.

Joseph Dorland F. S. Fosdick

Y/m. R. Marshall 3. C. Neal Trustees of the Church. Upon successive motions the following were duly elected - C. E. Siegesmund

Church Treasurer Fin, Secretary Asst. Fin. Sec. Church Auditor

Joseph Dorland 0, A. Hopkins F. H. McCreary A. Curtis Schlegel) Y/m. R. Marshall Thos. H. McElvein,Jr. )

Finance Committee

H. Y/. Jameson Mrs. 3. R. Haist Mrs. P. H. McCabe

House Committee

Joseph Dorland F. S. Fosdick Trustees Endowment and Sinking Fund. The Church then proceeded to the election of Trustees for terms of three years in place of Messrs. H. ’ .7. Snow, Jr; F. 7/. McElroy and Joseph Dorland, whose terms of office hnd expired. The Chairman appointed Messrs. L. M. Rappleye and Raymond P. Moore to act as Tellers. A ballot was then taken withthe following returns:

Lynn S. Edgecomb Y/m. R. Marshall E. C. Neal

for three year terms

The report of the Budget Comnittee was submitted by Mr. Y/m. L. Blakeslee, as recommended by the 3oard of Trustees for the Fiscal Year April 1, 192b to April 1, 1926, as follows:

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