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Gallia Baptist Association Officers for 1893-94
Officers for S.S. Convention
First Day – Wed., August 23, 1893 – 10 A.M.
The Twentieth Anniversary of the Gallia Baptist Church convened with the
Providence – O. Frownfeltor, M.F. Bostwick and John Wooton.
Officers for the ensuing year elected by private ballot.
Rev, John Houck, Moderator: J.R.P. Unroe, Clerk: T.J. Call, Treasurer.
Moderator appointed D.S. Saunders, Warren Elliott and G.W. Houck as committee on
Visiting brothers and sisters invited to seats <sic> with us. Accepted by Rev. Joshua
Committee on Religious Services reported Revs. J. W. Greer and S.C. Bevan preach at
Second Day – Thursday, August 24, 1893, 9 A.M.
Devotional services by C. B. Coter. Called to order by the Moderator. The Moderator
New churches called for. A letter presented from Mina Church. The Moderator appointed
Report of Corresponding Delegates called for. J.R.P. Unroe, J.H. Sheets, Rev. A.J.
Appointed to corresponding bodies; Rev. C.B. Cofer, A. J. Warren, J.W. Greer and J.R.P.
Adjourned until 2:30 P.M. to hear a sermon by a Rev. J.E. Caldwell. Benediction by Rev.
Devotional exercises by N.B. Burnett. Called to order by Moderator.
Committee on Resolutions reported. (See Resolutions). Committee on Circular Letter
Committee on next Anniversary reported that we advise our next Association to be held
Committee on Collections reported that we recommend a collection to be taken to-
Voted to adjourn until to-morrow at 9 A.M. Benediction by Rev. J S Dowden.
Devotional services by N B Burnett. Called to order by the Moderator.
Voted to have 200 copies of our minutes printed; that the Clerk superintend the printing
Minutes read and adopted. Voted to adjourn to meet with Providence Baptist Church on
sympathy with all our benevolent societies.
2 nd – Resolved; That the Journal and Messenger is the best religious paper for Ohio
Baptists, and we recommend it to every family.
3 rd – Resolved; That each church have one Communion Service during the year and the
Pastor report the same at the next annual gathering.
4 th – Resolved; That we are opposed to fairs, festivals and exhibitions being held in
our churches and we will use our influence to drive all public gatherings out of our neighborhoods that are in their nature detrimental to the cause of Christ.
5 th – Resolved; That we urge upon our churches a more regular and frequent observance
of the Lord’s Supper as a mean of grace.
6 th – Resolved; That we opposed to the raising of funds for religious purposes by means
of fairs, festivals, exhibitions, etc.
7 th – Resolved; That we recommend the plan laid down in 1 st Cor. 16-2 as the safest and
best for raising funds for our religious and benevo-purposes.
8 th – Resolved; That we urge a more constant study of the bible, that the knowledge and
usefulness of our people be increased.
9 th – Resolved; That the S.S. have afternoon and nigh of the first day of the Association.
10 th – Resolved; That our thanks are due to the Hopewell Church and their friends for
their kind hospitality to us.
Rules of Order
Art 1. This organization shall be called the Gallia Baptist Association
“As we trust we have been brought by grace to embrace the Lord Jesus Christ and by the influence of his Spirit to give ourselves up to him, so we do now solemnly covenant with each other, That, God enables us, we will walk together in brotherly love; that we will exercise a Christian care and watchfulness over each other, and faithfully warn, rebuke and admonish one another, as the case shall require; that we will not forsake the assembling of ourselves together, nor omit the great duty of prayer, both for ourselves and for others; that we will participate in each other’s and endeavor, with tenderness and sympathy, to bear each other’s burdens and sorrows; that we will earnestly endeavor to bring up such as may be under our care in the nurture and admonition of the Lord; that we will seek divine aid to enable us to walk circumspectly and watchfully in the word; denying ungodliness and every worldly list; that we will strive together for support of a faithful evangical ministry among us; that we will endeavor, by example and effort, to win souls to Christ; and, through life, amidst evil report and good report, seek to live to the glory of him who hath called us out of darkness into his marvelous light.”
Died. Nancy Ellen Cremeens, beloved wife od Sylvester M. Cremeens, died Jan, 10, 1893, aged 43 years, 3 mo. and 1 day. The deceased was a daughter of James and Sarah Carter. She was married to Sylvester Cremeens Aug 17, 1871. To this union was born two children, Andrew and Nancy, making a family of four, who all belonged to the Missionary Baptist Church. The deceased united with the Church in 1869, was a faithful member until death. In her last hour she said to her husband, “I am ready to go.” I am going to see Jesus face to face.” She leaves a husband, two children, one brother, and three sisters and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her loss. But her loss is our gain.
Pine Grove - Sister Mary Howthorn died Nov. 4, 1892, after an illness of over four years.
Hopewell – Bro. Noah Saunders departed this life Feb. 20, 1893, aged 23 years. Bro. Saunders had only been married a few days and leaves a loving wife and many friends.
Siloam – Bro. G.W. Sheets died Sunday, Mar. 1, 1893, aged 62 year, 11 months and six days, was a member of the church over 35 years and a member of Siloam Church from her constitution. He was a man of congenial spirit and during his Christian life he never shrunk from duty. He was the father of Rev. E.L. Sheets.
Siloam - Sister Lucinda Chick, after a lingering illness died April 23, 1893. Sister Chick was a loving wife, devoted mother and a faithful Christian.
Mt. Zion – Hiram Ellis died March 19, 1893. He was a deacon for many years and as Paul would say, he purchased to himself a good degree of faith and great boldness. He leaves a wife, one son and many relatives and friends to mourn their loss.
Fairview – Sister Dianah Livly was born Oct. 1, 1818, and died March 21, 1893, being in her seventy-fifth year. She was a member of the church over fifty-five years.
Salem – Bro. William Prose departed this life August 6, 1893, aged 72 years. He was born and raised in Gallia Co., Ohio, and a member of the church over 22 years and was ready to answer the call when it came.
Mercerville – Sister Nella Clark died Apr. 14, 1893. She was converted and joined the church in 1889 and lived a conspicuous Christian life, always filling her place in the church.
Mercerville - Bro. Allen Pucket died July 14, 1893. Bro. Pucket was a Christian for many years and lived a conspicuous life, ever ready to give a reason of his hope in Christ in full triumphs of a living faith, and fell asleep in Christ.
At Zion, one, and Providence three others that no names are given.
Devotional services by Rev. J. W. Greer. Convention called to order by Vice President
Salem – Sisters Susan Sheets, Liddie A Fry and Ellen Gills.
The Chairman appointed the following Committee on nominations: N.B. Burnett, C.E.
Visiting brothers and sisters invited to seats with us. Accepted by Rev. D. Langdon of the Guyan Association, Rev. J. Dillon and Sister M.A. Unroe of the Ohio Association.
The Chairman appointed the following committees. On Resolutions, N.B. Burnett, G.W. Houck and A.J. Cremeens. On Program, J.J. Fulks, B.M. Sheets and M. Bostic. Next anniversary: P.B. Burnett, C.E. Roach, and V.F. Dillon 1 st topic, How can we have a full co-operation of the church in the Sunday school work was discussed by Revs. E.L. Sheets, J.E. Caldwell and others. Adjourned to the call of the Chair. Prayer by J.J. Fulks. Benediction by J. Dillon.
Wednesday Evening at 7:30 P.M.
Thursday Evening at 7:30 P.M.
Committee on Resolutions reported as follows:
Committee on next Anniversary reported the next convention to be held in connection with the Association at 2:30 P.M. the first day. Minutes approved and ordere printed with the minutes of the Association. Adjourned to meet according to report above given.
P.S. Not a sufficient Sabbath record report given to make a table.