Central Church, July the 14th, 1883

After preaching by Eld. J. V. B. Waldrop, the church assembled in conference. The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. The door of the church was open for the reception of members. The Committee on church covenant and rules of decorum made a report by presenting a new covenant and revised rules of decorum which were read and adopted. The Committee on Pulpit building reported that under unavoidable circumstances, they had failed to do the work and asked for further time, which was granted. The following resolution offered by Bro. Fudge was adopted, to-wit, Whereas, it appears that Bro C. A. Franklin has been guilty of disorderly walk, and as he has requested us to withdraw our fellowship from him, therefore resolved that we now withdraw fellowship from said brother. Done by order of the church in conference.

J. V. B. Waldrup, mod. T. J. Brymer, clk.

Central Church, August 11th, 1883

After divine service by Eld. Waldrop, the church assembled in conference. The minutes of last meeting was read and adopted. The door of the church was open for the reception of members. The committee on building of pulpit reported the work partially done and asked for further time, which was granted. The committee on church Record Book reported that the book was purchased and presented the same to the church, which was received and the committee discharged. A charge was preferred against Bro. Pope Bilbow for unchristian conduct with the specifications of intoxication, profanity and proclaiming non fellowship with the church. Said brother being present and refusing to make any concessions, he was excluded from the fellowship of the church. A charge as preferred against Sister Mattie Andoe for unchristian conduct with the specification of dancing. On a motion of the church her case was deferred until the next meeting. Bro. Barnes volunteered to see and advise with said sister. The church elected delegates to the association which resulted in the choice of Brethren Barnes, Fudge and Thach, with Brymer and J. McDougald as alternates. A motion was carried to send 1.25 dollars for minutes. The clerk was ordered to prepare a letter to the association to be read at our next meeting. Done by order of the church in conference.

J. V. B. Waldrop, Mod. T. J. Brymer, Clerk

Central Church, September 9th, 1883

After divine service by Eld. W. C. Kimbro, the church assembled in conference. Our Pastor being absent, a motion prevailed that Eld. Kimbro act as moderator pro tem. And the clerk being absent, E. A. Fudge was appointed clerk pro tem. The minute of the last meeting was read and adopted. The door of the church was open for reception of members. The committee on Pulpit made their report, which was received and the committee discharged. The case of Sister Mattie Andoe was considered, and as she refused to make any concessions, the church withdrew fellowship from said sister. The letter to the Association was read and approved. Sister Maggie Holliman, known on our church record book as Maggie Carpenter, was restored to the fellowship of the church and a letter of dismission was granted to her. Also a letter of dismission was granted Sister Savage. A resolution was offered by Bro. Fudge for the limitation of church letters, which was received and tabled. An election was held for Pastor for the next associational year, which resulted in the unanimous choice of Eld Waldrop. Done by order of the church in conference.

W. C. Kimbro, Mod pro tem. E. A. Fudge, clk pro tem

Central Church, October 14th, 1883

After preaching by Bro. Waldrop, the church assembled in conference. The minute of last meeting was read and adopted. The door of the church being open for the reception of members Nancy Morris (cold) was received by experience of grace. The resolution which was tabled at the last meeting was taken up, read and adopted and the clerk was ordered to record the same in connection with the rules of decorum. The following resolution was adopted, to-wit: Whereas it appears that Bro. Julius Casen [Courson] has been guilty of unchristian conduct, and having been absent from the church for a considerable time, therefore resolved: that we withdraw fellowship from said brother. Done by order of the church in conference.

J. V. B. Waldrop, Mod., T. J. Brymer, Clk.

Central Church, Nov. 11th, 1883

After divine service by Bro. Waldrop the church assembled in conference. The clerk being absent, the writer was appointed clerk pro tem. The reading of the last minute was deferred as it was not at hand. In the afternoon the ordinance of Baptism was administered to Sister Nancy Morris (cold) who had been received on experience of faith at the last meeting. Done by order of the church in conference.

J. V. B. Waldrop, Mod., E. A. Fudge, clk. pro tem.

Central Church, December 8th, 1883

After divine service by Bro. Waldrop the church assembled in conference. The clerk being absent the writer was appointed clerk pro tem. The minute of the last meeting not being at hand the reading of the same was deferred. Our clerk having been absent frequently from our conference meetings, it was deemed as expedient to elect another clerk. An election was had which resulted in the choice of Bro. Fudge for clerk and treasurer. Done by order of the church in conference.

J. V. B Waldrop, Mod., E. Thach, clk. pro tem

Central Church, January 13th, 1884

After divine service by Bro. Waldrop, the church assembled in conference. The minutes of the three previous meetings were read and adopted. There being no other business, adjourned. Done by order of the church in conference.

J. V. B Waldrop, Mod., E. A. Fudge, clk.

No meeting in February– cause inclement weather.

Preaching in March, but no conference– no business before the church. E. A. Fudge, clk.

Central Church, April 12th, 1884

After divine service by Bro. Waldrop, the church assembled in conference. There being no business before the church and having no conference at our last meeting, hence no minute. Charges were preferred against Bro. John Slocomb and Sister Brymer for unchristian conduct for dancing. Bro. Slocomb being present and answering to the charge with satisfactory concessions, he was exonerated. As Sister Brymer was not present, a committee was appointed consisting of brethren Barnes and Fudge to see and notify her that the charge against her would be considered at our next meeting. Done by order of the church in conference.

J. V. B Waldrop, Mod., E. A. Fudge, clk.

Central Church, May 10th, 1884

After preaching by Eld. W. T. Lumbley, the church assembled in conference. The door of the church was open for reception of members. The minute of the last meeting was read and adopted. A committee on Sister Brymer's case made their report, which was received and the committee discharged. The charge was then considered, and after due deliberation, the church withdrew fellowship from said Sister. Brother Brymer having requested through the clerk that his connection with the church be severed, and the matter being considered to some extent, the clerk promised to offered a resolution to that effect at our next meeting. Done by order of the church in conference.

J. V. B Waldrop, Mod., E. A. Fudge, clk.

Central Church, June 7th, 1884

After preaching by Eld. Waldrop, the church assembled in conference. The door of the church was open for the reception of members. The minute of the last meeting was read and adopted. The clerk offered a resolution to the effect of excluding Bro. Brymer from the fellowship of the church. And after consideration of said resolution, a motion prevailed to lay it on the table until next meeting. A letter of dismission was granted to Bro. J. B. Bunn. Done by order of the church in conference.

J. V. B Waldrop, Mod., E. A. Fudge, clk.

Central Church, July 12th, 1884

After preaching by Eld. Waldrop, the church assembled in conference. The clerk being absent, J. B. Jackson was appointed clerk pro tem. The door of the church was open for the reception of members. The minute of last meeting was read and adopted.The resolution which was tabled at our last meeting was taken up, and after due consideration, the same was adopted, and the church withdrew fellowship from Bro. Brymer. Done by order of the church in conference.

J. V. B Waldrop, Mod., J. B. Jackson , clk. pro tem

Resolution

Whereas it appears that Bro. T. J. Brymer is guilty of unchristian conduct and having requested that his membership with us be discontinued: Therefore, resolved that we withdraw fellowship from said brother; and that this resolution be recorded in our record book.

E. A. Fudge

Central Church, August 9th, 1884

After preaching by Eld. Waldrop, the church assembled in conference. The door of the church was open for the reception of members. The minute of last meeting was read and adopted. It being the time to select delegates to the association, a motion prevailed to postpone the same until the 5th Sunday this month. Done by order of the church in conference.

J. V. B Waldrop, Mod., E. A. Fudge, clk.

Central Church, Sept. 9th, 1884

Our district meeting, composed of ministers and deacons of several churches, convened with us, on Saturday and Sunday, August 30th and 31st, 1884; and after the business of said meeting was over, we had protracted services both day and night until Tuesday, Sept. 9th. Elder R. A. Lee of Monticello was with us, who did nearly all of the preaching. The ministration of the Word was attended with the power of the Holy Spirit unto the conviction and conversion of many souls. During the meeting, the membership of our church and quite a number from sister churches also, were greatly revived and spiritually benefitted. The following named persons were received into membership with us by experience and baptism, to-wit: Frank Thach, William Linder, Samuel Bethune, Y. H. Allen, Alonzo McDougald, John Powell, John Wilcoxen, Willis Stanley, William McCauley, Ambrose Cone, James Rodgers, Robert Riley, L. A. Lloyd, D. T. Lloyd, Alice Brymer, Ruth Allen, Bolen [Colen] Allen and Minnie Griswold. And Bro. Jack Ward and Sister Axie Brymer, both having been excluded from the fellowship of our church were restored to the same. Bro. B. F. Morris, who had been excluded from Mt. Olive Church, was also restored to fellowship with us. Bro. B. F. Jordan, a member of Clear Creek Church in Drew County, made application for membership with us, and he, having no letter of recommendation from said church, was received upon satisfactory vouchers. And Bro. G. C. Cone, who held a letter of dismission from us returned said letter and was thereby reinstated and identified with us.

On Thursday evening, Sept. 4th, the church convened for the purpose of transacting the special business of the church. The minute of last meeting was read and adopted. An election was had for messengers to the association, which resulted in the choice of brethren E. A. Fudge, E. Thach and William Hewen [Hughen] with W. W. Barnes as alternate. A motion prevailed that we send $1.50 for minutes. The clerk was authorized to write a letter to the association. The Church then made choice for Pastor for the next associational year, which resulted in the unanimous choice for Bro. Waldrop.Our Pastor having requested us to excuse him from preaching to us at our regular time in this month, his request was granted. Adjourned to meet on our regular day in October. Done by order of the church in conference.

J. V. B Waldrop, Mod., E. A. Fudge, c.c.

Central Church, Oct. 11th, 1884

After preaching by Bro. Waldrop, the church assembled in conference. The door of the church was open for the reception of members. The minute of last meeting was read and adopted. There being no other business, adjourned. Done by order of the church in conference.

J. V. B Waldrop, Mod., E. A. Fudge, c.c.

Central Church, Nov 8th, 1884

After preaching by Bro. Waldrop, the church assembled in conference. The minute of last meeting was read and adopted. Letters of dismission were granted to brethren B. F. Jordan and William Linder. Adjourned. Done by order of the church in conference.

J. V. B Waldrop, Mod., E. A. Fudge, c.c.

Preaching on Sunday, Dec. 13th, 1884, by Bro. Waldrop, but no conference.

E. A. Fudge, c.c.

Central Church, Jan. 10th, 1885

After preaching by Bro. Waldrop, the church assembled in conference. The minute of the November meeting was read and adopted. There being no other business, adjourned. Done by order of the church in conference.

J. V. B Waldrop, Mod., E. A. Fudge, c.c.

Preaching in February and March by Bro. Waldop, but no conference.

E. A. Fudge, C. C.

Central Church, April 11th, 1885

After preaching by Bro. Waldrop, the church assembled in conference. The minute of the January reading was read and adopted. A resolution was offered by the church clerk to exclude Bro. W. P. Barnes from the fellowship of the church which was adopted, and the same was ordered to be recorded in the Church Book. Adjourned. Done by order of the church in conference.

J. V. B Waldrop, Mod., E. A. Fudge, c.c.

Resolution

Whereas, Bro. W. P. Barnes has concluded that he was never converted and therefore not a fit subject for membership in the Church, and having requested us to exclude him from our fellowship. Therefore resolved, that we now withdraw our fellowship from said brother.

E. A. Fudge

Central Church, May 9th, 1885

After preaching by Bro. Waldrop, the church assembled in conference. The minute of last meeting was read and adopted. A charge was preferred against Sister Nancy Morris (colored) for unchristian conduct in dancing. The case was duly considered and the church withdrew fellowship from her. Bro. David Williamson made an application for letters of dismission for himself and wife, which were granted and the clerk was ordered to furnish the same. Adjourned. Done by order of the church in conference.

J. V. B Waldrop, Mod., E. A. Fudge, C. C.

Central Church, June 13th, 1885

After preaching by Bro. Waldrop, the church assembled in conference. The door of the church was open for the reception of members. The minute of last meeting was read and adopted. There being no other business, adjourned. Done by order of the church in conference.

J. V. B Waldrop, Mod., E. A. Fudge, C. C.

No conference in July

Central Church, August 9th, 1885

After preaching by Bro. Waldrop the church assembled in conference. The door of the church was opened for reception of members. The minute of the June meeting was read and adopted. There being no other business, adjourned. Done by order of the church in conference.

J. V. B. Waldrop, Mod., E. A. Fudge, C.C.

Central Church, Sept. 12th, 1885

After preaching by Bro. Waldrop, the church assembled in conference. The door of the church being open for the reception of members. Bro. B. L. Carpenter presented a letter of recommendation from Promise Land Church which was read and he was received into fellowship with us. The minute of last meeting was read and adopted. The clerk having received a letter from the church at Woodlawn in Drew County, Ark., requesting information as to the standing of J. R. Adams, who formerly held membership with us read the same, and was ordered by the church to reply to the same, and state the facts as recorded in our church record. Also one from Aberfoil Church in Alabama requesting letters of dismission for Julius Cosen [Courson] and wife was read and the clerk was ordered to forward a letter to the Sister Cosen [Courson] and to inform that church, that Bro. Cason [Courson] had been excluded from our fellowship and for what offense. Also a communication from Meridian Church in Ashley County, Ark., was read which set forth certain allegations against our Pastor for what he had said relative to the ordination of a young brother (R. A. Watson) by said church. And after due consideration, the same was tabled and ignored. We then proceeded to select delegates to the association which resulted in the choice of brethren L. A. Lloyd, E. A. Fudge, and Y. H. Allen with John Wilcoxen as alternate. Adjourned till Sabbath morning 10 o'clock.

J. V. B. Waldrop, Mod., E. A. Fudge C. C.

Sunday, Sept. 13th, 1885

After prayer by the writer, the church assembled in conference pursuant to adjournment. Eld. W. T. Lumbley was appointed to serve a moderator pro tem. The choice for pastor for the church for the next associational year was considered, where a motion prevailed that said choice be made by acclamation. Bro. Waldrop's name was then put in nomination, and he was chosen by a unanimous vote. Adjourned. Done by order of the church in conference,

W. T. Lumbley, mod. Pro tem, E. A. Fudge, C. C.

Central Church, October 10th, 1885

After preaching by Bro. Waldrop, the church assembled in conference. The minute of last meeting was read and adopted. There being no other business, adjourned. Done by order of the church.

J. V. B Waldrop, Mod., E. A. Fudge, clk.

Central Church, Nov. 7th, 1885

After preaching by Bro. Waldrop, the church assembled in conference. The minute of last meeting was read and adopted. The clerk read a letter from the clerk of Woodland Church in Drew County which contained satisfactory acknowledgment from Bro. J. R. Adams and his request to be restored to fellowship with us and what we would grant him a letter of dismission which was done. Also one from Bro. Courson of Ala. which contained his acknowledgments, and request for restoration and letter of dismission, all of which was satisfactory and he was also restored and granted a letter of dismission . Adjourned. Done by order of the church.

J. V. B. Waldrop, Mod., E. A. Fudge, C. C.

Preaching in Jan. 1886, but no conference.

Central Church, Feb. 13, 1886

After preaching by Bro. Waldrop, the church assembled in conference. The minute of last November meeting was read and adopted. We had no conference in Dec. or Jan. on account of inclement weather. There being no business on hand at this time, adjourned. Done by order of the church.

J. V. B. Waldrop, Mod., E. A. Fudge, C. C.

Central Church, Mar 14th, 1886

After preaching by Eld. Waldrop, the church assembled in conference. The clerk being absent, the writer was appointed clerk pro tem. The door of the church was open for reception of members. There was a complaint before the church, that some of the members were guilty of unchristian conduct by dancing. And a suggestion was made by Bro. W. S. Allen that the matter be deferred another month, which was done. Adjourned. Done by order of the church.

J. V. B. Waldrop, Mod., J. B. Jackson, clk pro tem

Central Church, Apr. 10th 1886

After preaching by Bro. Waldrop, the church assembled in conference. The minute of last meeting and the minute of the meeting in February were read and adopted. The reference in the last minute was considered and a motion prevailed to defer any action on the same until the next meeting. Adjourned. Done by order of the church.

J. V. B. Waldrop, Mod., E. A. Fudge, C. C.

Central Church May 8th, 1886

After preaching by Bro. Waldrop, the church assembled in conference. The minute of last meeting read and adopted. The reference from the last meeting was taken up, and after consideration, charges were preferred against the following named members for the sin of dancing, to-wit: Alonzo McDougald, Ambrose Cone, William McCauley, A. J. Ward and Mary Ward. The last being known on the church books as Mary McPherson. And after due deliberation, the church withdrew fellowship from said brethren and sister. Brethren Thach, Lloyd, Knight and Fudge made concessions to the church for disorderly conduct, all of which was received as satisfactory. Adjourned. Done by order of the church.

J. V. B. Waldrop, Mod., E. A. Fudge, C. C.

Central Church, Sunday June 13th, 1886

After preaching by Bro. Waldrop, the door of the church being open for reception of members, sister Laura Savage presented a letter of dismission from Jackson Church, Ala., and she was received into full fellowship with us. Done by order of the church.

E. A. Fudge, C. C.

Central Church, July 10th, 1886

After preaching by Bro. Waldrop, the church assembled in conference. The minutes for May and June were read and adopted. There being no other business, adjourned. Done by order of the church.

J. V. B. Waldrop, Mod., E. A. Fudge, C. C.

Central Church, August 7th, 1886

After preaching by Bro. Waldrop, the church assembled in conference. The minute of last meeting was read and adopted. There being no other business, adjourned. Done by order of the church.

J. V. B. Waldrop, Mod., E. A. Fudge, C. C.

Central Church, Sunday evening, August 8th, 1886

At the close of prayer meeting, Sister Mattie Carpenter applied for a letter of dismission which was granted. And Sister Mary Ward, who had been excluded for dancing, made satisfactory concessions and was restored to full fellowship in the church. Adjourned.

Done by order of the Church..

E. A. Fudge, C. C.

Central Church, Sept. 11th, 1886

After preaching by Bro. Waldrop, the church assembled in conference. The minute of last meeting was read and adopted. An election was had for messengers to the association which resulted in the choice of brethren Floyd, Barnes and Fudge, with John Slocomb as alternate. The clerk tendered his resignation, which was received, and J. R. Rodgers [Rogers] was elected to the office of clerk. Adjourned. Done by order of the church.

J. V. B. Waldrop, Mod., E. A. Fudge, C. C.

Central Church, Oct. 9th, 1886

After preaching by Bro. Waldrop, the church assembled in conference. The minute of last meeting was read and adopted. The door of the church was open for the reception of members. Letters of dismission were granted to brethren Willie Bunn, William Jennings and sister Mildard Jennings. Adjourned to meet on Sunday evening October 17. Done by order of the church, J. V. B. Waldrop, mod., J. R. Rodgers, ch clerk

Central Church, Oct. 17th, 1886

After prayer by Bro. Fudge, the church assembled in conference. On motion Bro. Fudge was appointed moderator pro tem. A committee was appointed consisting of Brethren John Powel [Powell], John Slocomb, J. R. Rodgers to assist in collecting the amount due for Waldrop. Adjourned. Done by order of the church.

E. A. Fudge, moderator pro tem, J. R. Rodgers ch c

Central Church, Nov. 14th, 1886

After preaching by Bro. Waldrop, the church assembled in conference. On motion Bro. W. S. Allen was appointed moderator pro tem. The minute of Oct. 9th were read and adopted. The minute of Oct. 17th was deferred as it was not at hand. A letter of dismission was granted to Frank Thatch. Adjourned to meet on second Sabbath in December. Done by order of the church.

W. S. Allen, moderator pro tem, Jno. R. Rodgers, ch clk

Central Church, April 23rd, 1887

After prayer by Bro. Fudge, the church assembled in conference. On motion Bro. Fudge was appointed moderator pro tem The minute of the two last meetings (Oct. 17th and Nov. 14th) were read and adopted. The committee to assist in collecting the amount due Bro. Waldrop was discharged. The resolution which was adopted last Nov. in regard to calling a Pastor was rescinded and a motion prevailed that the church would consider the propriety of calling a Pastor at our next regular meeting. Adjourned. Done by order of the church.

E. A. Fudge, moderator pro tem; J. R. Rodgers, ch clk

Central Church, May 7th, 1887

After prayer by Bro. Fudge, the church assembled in conference for the purpose of electing a Pastor. On motion Bro. Fudge was appointed moderator pro tem. Minute of last meeting was read and adopted. A motion prevailed to defer the election of a Pastor indefinitely and it was unanimously agreed that we request Elder Hogan Allen to preach for us once a month for the remainder of the ensuing associational year and Bro. Fudge was appointed to notify Bro. Allen of the same. The time for holding our conference meeting was changed from Saturday before the second to Saturday before the fourth Sabbath in each month at 3 o'clock, p.m. A committee consisting of brethren J. McDougald, J. R. Franklin, J. R. Rodgers was appointed to request several of our members who were considered in disorder to attend at our next meeting. Adjourned to meet on the 21st inst.. Done by order of the church.

E. A. Fudge, mod pro tem J. R. Rodgers, ch clerk

Central Church May 22nd, 1887

After service by Bro. Hogan Allen, the church assembled in conference. On motion Bro. Allen was appointed mod pro tem. The minute of last meeting was read and adopted. The committee that was appointed to request several of our members who were considered in disorder to attend at our next meeting was continued. Bro. Allen accepts of the invitation of the church and will preach on the Fourth Sunday in each month. Letter of dismission were granted to Sister Laura Savage. Done by order of the church, Bro. Hogan Allen moderator pro tem J. R. Rodgers ch clerk

Central Church June 26th, 1887

After service by Bro. Hogan Allen the church assembled in conference. On motion Bro. Allen was appointed moderator pro tem. The minute of last meeting was read and adopted. The report of the committee was referred until next meeting. Letters of dismission were granted to Bro. William Barnes, Sister I. J. Barnes and Sister Elizabeth Gladney. Adjourned to meet at 3 ½ o'clock p.m. on Saturday before the fourth Sabbath in July. Done by order of the church, Bro. Hogan Allen moderator pro tem J. R. Rodgers ch clerk

Central Church, July 23rd, 1887

After services by Bro. Allen, the church assembled in conference. On motion Bro. Allen was appointed moderator pro tem. The minute of last meeting was read and adopted. The committee made their report which was received and committee discharged. A committee consisting of Bro. Fudge and Bro. Jas. Knight was appointed to notify Brethren L. A. Lloy [Lloyd], Samuel Bethune, Robert Riley, B. L. Carpenter, B. F. Morris, Frank Slocomb to attend our next meeting as they were considered in disorder. Adjourned. Done by order of the church, H. Allen moderator pro tem J. R. Rodgers ch clerk

July 24, 1887

After preaching, Bro. Sam Bethune who had been guilty of dancing made satisfactory concessions to the church which was received.

J. R. Rodgers, ch clerk

Central Church, August 27th, 1887

After prayer by Bro. Fudge, the church assembled in conference. Bro. Fudge was appointed moderator pro tem. The minute of the last meeting was read and adopted. The committee was appointed at our last meeting made a report which was recd and the committee discharged. Brethren L. A. Lloyd, Robert Riley, B. L. Carpenter, F. M. Slocomb and Y. H. Allen, who were considered in disorder, made satisfactory concessions to the church which were recd. Bro. B. F. Morris being absent his case was deferred until next meeting. Adjourned.

Our meeting was protracted from day to day until the 4th of September during which time our church was greatly revived and the following persons were added to the church by experience and baptism, to-wit: Charley Knight, John McDougald, Sam Linder, Julia Willcoxon, John Pamplin, Florence Cone, Sallie Griswold, Lula McDougald, Annie Moseley, Laura McDougald, Eliza McDougald, Lula Powell, Emma Knight, Maggie Brymer, Minnie Brymer, Augusta [Augustus] Pierce, Edward Johnson, Ambrose Cone, Wiley Buchanan, Jr., Wiley Buchanan, Sr., Thella Lloyd, Susan Beavers, H. A. Taylor, F. M. Linder, and J. V. Ridgell. And the following were received by restoration, to-wit: Alonzo McDougald, A. J. Ward and A. F. Taylor. On Thursday, Sept 1st, the church met in conference for the purpose of calling a pastor and selecting messengers to the association. Elder John S. Wood was appointed mod pro tem.

Eld. Hogan Allen was called to the care of the church by a unanimous vote and Brethren E. A. Fudge, J. R. Rodgers and Y. H. Allen were selected as delegates with J. McDougald, B. L. Carpenter and J. R. Franklin as alternates. Adjourned to meet at Eleven O'clock Saturday before the fourth Sabbath in September. Done by order of the church,.Eld. John S. Wood, moderator pro tem J. R. Rodgers, ch clerk

Central Church, Sept. 24, 1887

After service by Bro. Allen, the church assembled in conference. Bro. Allen accepts the care of the church. The church extended an invitation for membership. Bro. Billy McCauley was restored to full fellowship of the church. Minute of last meeting was read and adopted. Bro. B. F. Morris made satisfactory concessions to the church by Bro. James Knight and his case was discharged. The Association letter read and adopted. Two dollars-fifty ($2.50) was sent to the association for minutes. It was suggested that at our next meeting we would go into and [have] a nomination for a deacon. Letters of dismission was granted to Bro. E. Thach and wife Lucy Thach and Jennie Morphet. Adjourned. Done by order of the church in conference.

Bro. Hogan Allen, moderator J. R. Rodgers, ch clerk

Central Church, Oct. 22nd, 1887

After service by Bro. Allen, the church assembled into conference, visiting brethren invited to seats with us and invitation was extended for membership. Minute of last meeting was read and adopted. A committee was appointed consisting of brethren L. A. Lloy [Lloyd], J. McDougald, William Hughen to see and collect the amount promised to Bro.Waldrop during his pastorship here. Letters of dismission was granted to Bro. B. G. Morris and wife. Adjourned. Done by order of the church in conference

Bro. Hogan Allen, moderator J. R. Rodgers, ch clerk

Central Church, Nov. 27, 1887

After service by Bro. Hogan Allen, the church assembled in conference. Brethren invited to seats with us in conference. Minute of last meting was read and adopted. J. R. Rodgers was nominated for deacon. The committee that was appointed at our last meeting made their report which was received and committee discharged and Bro. E. A. Fudge was to pay the amount collected to Bro. Waldrop and give him a list of the names that had promised to pay him. Adjourned. Done by order of the church in conference

Bro. Hogan Allen, moderator J. R. Rodgers, ch clerk

Central Church, December 25, 1887 Services by Bro. Hogan Allen. But no conference.

J. R. Rodgers, ch clerk

Central Church, January 22nd, 1888

After services by Bro. Allen, the church assembled in conference. Minute of last meeting was read and adopted. Moved and second that on the fourth Sabbath in February, the church would attend to ordaining a deacon. It was moved and second that the church covenant and rules would be read at our next meeting and that there would be some action taken on church rules. Adjourned. Done by order of the church in conference

Bro. Hogan Allen, moderator J. R. Rodgers, ch clerk

Central Church, Feb. 25, 1888

After service by Elder Hogan Allen, the church assembled in conference. Minute of last meeting was read and adopted. The church covenant and rules of decorum was read and the 11th, 12th and 13th rules of decorum was abolished. Missionary book that was adopted at our last association was presented and received and Y. H. Allen and E. T. Johnson was appointed to take charge of the book. Adjourned until Sunday.

Feb. 26, 1889

After 11 o'clock services by Elder Hogan Allen, the church assembled in conference for the purpose of ordaining a deacon. On motion, Bro. L. A. Lloyd was appointed to answer the interrogations in behalf of the church. J. R. Rodgers was then presented and ordain (sic) deacon of this church. Elder Hogan Allen and Bro. Fudge constituted the presbytery. Adjourned. Done by order of the church in conference

Elder Hogan Allen, moderator J. R. Rodgers, ch clerk

Central Church, March 24, 1888

After service by Elder Hogan Allen, the church assembled in conference. Minute of last meeting was read and adopted. Charges was prefered (sic) against Bro. H. A. Taylor for the sin of profanity and treating the church with contempt. His case was considered, and the church withdrew fellowship from said Bro. H. A. Taylor. Complaint was made against Bro. John Tamplin and the church instructed the clerk to write to Bro. Tamplin in regard to his case. Charges were preferred against Bro. Ward and wife for dancing. A committee consisting of Brethren James Franklin and F. M. Linder to see Bro. Ward and wife. Adjourned.

Hogan Allen Mod. J. R. Rodgers, ch clerk.

Central Church, April 21st, 1888

After services by Elder Hogan Allen, the church assembled in conference. Minute of last meeting was read and adopted. A letter was received from Bro. John Tamplin making acknowledgments to a complaint made against him and asking for a letter of dismission, his acknowledgments received and a letter granted. The committee that was appointed to see Bro. Ward and wife made their report which was received and committee discharged. Bro. Ward and wife made satisfactory concessions to the church. Adjourned to meet at 2 o'clock p.m. Saturday before the fourth Sabbath in May.

Eld. Hogan Allen, moderator; J. R. Rodgers, church clk

Central Church, May 26th, 1888

After services by Elder Hogan Allen, the church assembled in conference. Minute of last meeting read and adopted. There an invitation was extended for membership. Bro. Mears and wife presented a letter of recommendation from Flat Creek Church which was read and they was received into full fellowship with us. Adjourned to meet at 2 o'clock p.m. Saturday before fourth Sabbath in June.

Elder Hogan Allen, Moderator J. R. Rodgers, ch. clerk

Central Church, June 24, 1888

After services by Elder Hogan Allen, the church assembled in conference. Minute of last meeting was read and adopted. The church extended an invitation for membership. On motion Miss Mattie Allen made a report of the money that was collected for the benefit of the church and amount used for the church. Amount collected for the church $36.70, thirty-six dollars and seventy cts. and bill of purchase for the church, 1 heating stove and piping, $8.50; 2 door, 3x7 ft $4.40; 1 pr sash 10+18 in 12 lite $2.25 for total $6.65; 2 pr butts 50 cents, extra screws, 10 cents; two door locks, 80 cents; 2 lamp chimneys at 50 cents, total $1.90; windowlits, 90 cents, putty 25 cents, nails 25 cents, cole oil, 20 cents, total 1.60; and carpenter work, $3.75. Amount used for church, $22.40, leaving the church fourteen dollars and thirty cts. $14.30. The report was received and the church tendered Miss Mattie with vote of thanks and the clerk was appointed by the church to take charge of the money. Adjourned to meet at 3 o'clock, p.m., Saturday before the fourth Sabbath in July.

Elder Hogan Allen, Moderator; J. R. Rodgers, ch clerk

Central Church, July 22nd, 1888

Our pastor having called in his appointment at time above mentioned, we had no preaching nor conference.

John R. Rodgers, ch clerk

Central Church, August 25th, 1888

After services by Elder Hogan Allen, the church assembled in conference. Minute of last June meeting was read and adopted. It being time to elect church officers and messengers to attend the Association, the Election was postponed until Tuesday 6 o'clock p.m. Adjourned. Our meeting was protracted until Tuesday nite and the following persons were added to the church by experience: T. J. Hughen, Willis McDougald, by letter sister Elizabeth Cone. Tuesday, August 28th, 6 o'clock p.m. the church assembled in conference for the purpose of electing church officers and messengers to represent us in the association. Elder G. D. Moore was called to the care of the church. J. R. Rodgers was elected church clerk and treasurer man. Brethren J. M. McDougald, C. A. Knight, and A. Pierce was elected delegates, J. R. Rodgers and Y. H. Allen as alternates and our church petition to the association to be held at our church next year. Bro. Fudge was appointed as committeeman to notify Bro. Moore of his being called to the care of the church. The clerk was authorized by the church to raise money from the treasury to purchase a pitcher, two goblets and a broom for the church. Adjourned, to meet at eleven o'clock Saturday before the fourth Sabbath in September.

Elder Hogan Allen Moderator, J. R. Rodgers ch clerk

Central Church, September 22nd, 1888

After services by Elder Hogan Allen, the church assembled in conference. Minute of last meeting was read and adopted. The committee that was to notify Bro. Moore if his being called to the care of the church made his report by reading a letter from Bro. Moore stating that he would accept the care of the church and committee discharged. The clerk presented the articles purchase for the church and cost of said articles, one dollar-twenty-five cents. $1.25, which was received. The church pledged $1.50 to be sent to the association for minutes and fifty cents for association purposes. Bro. Y. H. Allen called for a letter of dismission which was granted. Conference adjourned until Sunday.

Sunday, Sept. 23rd. After services by Bro. Allen, the church assembled in conference. Called for report of money collected. Bro. Y. H. Allen reported five dollars, sixty-five cents, $5.65, on mission book. The clerk reported one dollar thirty cents $1.30 on minutes. On motion, five dollars $5 for home mission, two dollars fifty cents $2.50 for foreign missions, two dollars fifty cents $2.50 for ministerial education was to be sent to the association. Five dollars $5 was paid from the treasurer of the church to be returned when collected on mission book. The association letter was then read and adopted. Adjourned. Done by order of the church in conference.

Elder Hogan Allen, Moderator J. R. Rodgers, church clerk

Central Church, Oct. 27, 1888

After services by Elder G. D. Moore, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minute of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd. Called for report of committees, none. 3rd. Called for unfinished business, none. 4th, Called for new or miscellaneous business, none. Adjourned. Done by order of the church in conference.

Elder G. D. Moore, Moderator J. R. Rodgers, ch clerk

Central Church, Nov. 25th, 1888

After services by Elder G. D. Moore, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minute of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Called for references. None. 3rd Called for new or miscellaneous business. None. 4th Bro. E. A. Fudge and wife called for a letter of dismission which was granted. Adjourned to meet at eleven o'clock on Saturday before the fourth Sabbath in December.

Elder G. D. Moore, Moderator Jno. R. Rodgers ch clerk

Central Church, Dec. 8th, 1888

After services by Elder G. D. Moore, the church assembled in conference.1st Minute of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Called for reception of members. None. 3rd Called for granting of letters. None. 4th Called for report of committees. None 5th. Called for unfinished business. Clerk reported fifty five and fifty cents $55.50 was collected and paid to Bro. Allen for his services during last associational year. 6th Called for new or miscellaneous business. None. Adjourned. Done by order of the church in conference.

Elder G. D. Moore, Moderator Jno. R. Rodgers ch clerk

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