West Twin Grove Christian Church

Bloomington, Illinois

Contributed by Gerald W. Kattke

Copyright 1992 to Present

Meeting Minutes


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At an election of the Congregation Decr 4 AD 1852 Stephen Webb and William D Harbord were Elected Trustees of the Meeting House to fill the vacancies occasioned by the Death of Francis J Johnson and Removal of Benjamin F Martin. George M Hinshaw being one of the original Trustees

President

 

 

At an Election held by the Congregation on the 7th day of April 1864 Bro Abram Enlow was duly elected Trustee of the Meeting House to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Bro William D Harbord

President

 

 

Stephen Webb Trustees of
George M Hinshaw Twin Grove
Abram Enlow Meeting House
  Jany 1st 1867

       

Feb 5th 1867

The following is the first starting paper Treasurers Report

for the Year 1854

 

Paid For Preaching $34.00
" Wine    4.50
" Wood Candles & Sundries    5.00
" Insurance on House    3.65
__________ _____________________ ______
Grand Total   $47.15

 

 

Treasurers Report for 1855

 

Paid For Preaching $94.00
" Wine 5.65
" Wood Light & Sundries 12.70
" Insurance on House 4.40
" Platform & Painting House 20.00

____________

______________________

______

Grand Total Ex     $136.75

                                             

 

Treasurers Report for 1856

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Paid For Preaching

$96.50

"

Wine 4.75
" Wood Light & Sundries 19.65
" Bible Union 10.00
" Insurance on House 6.40
__________ ______________

______

Grand Total Ex   $133.30

                        

 

Treasurers Report for 1857

 

Paid For Preaching $136.50
" Wine 2.75
" Wood Light & Sundries 13.00
" Insurance on House 4.80
" Bible Union 5.00
" Sexton 24.00
__________ _________________ ______
Grand Total Ex   $186.05

 

 

Treasurers Report for 1858

 

Paid For Preaching $86.75
  Wine 4.50
  Wood Light & Sundries 21.19
  Insurance on House 6.40
  Bible Union 5.00
  Sexton   24.00
__________ ________________ ______
Grand Total Ex   $147.84

  

 

Treasurers Report for 1859

 

Paid For Preaching $86.35
  Wine 6.50
  Wood 3.62
  Light & Sundries 8.20
  Sexton 2.00
__________ ___________ ______
Grand Total Ex   $106.67

 

 

Treasurers Report for 1860

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Paid For Preaching $132.15
  Wine 7.75
  Wood 5.50
  Lamps light & Sundries 26.10
  Bible Union   5.00
  6 Chairs   5.00
  Sexton   20.00
  Relief of the Poor 7.00
__________ ________________ ______
Grand Total Ex   $208.50

                    

 

 

Treasurers Report for 1861

 

Paid For Preaching $113.50
  Wine 5.75
  Wood 6.75
  Lamp Chimneys & Oil 19.60
  Sexton 20.00
__________ ______________ ______
Grand Total Ex   $165.60

 

 

Treasurers Report for 1862

 

Paid For Preaching $216.25
  Wine 9.10
  Wood 5.00
  Lamp Chimneys 5.65
  Relief of the Poor 41.75
__________ _______________ ______
Grand Total Ex   $277.75

 

 

At a Business meeting of the congregation held at

Twin Grove Church Jany 3rd 1863

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The meeting was organized by appointing John Ross chairman and James M Ward secretary.

Business as follows:

1st Treasurers Report

Total Church Expenses $54.82
For relief of Kansas 14.77
________________ _____
Grand Total Ex 69.59

 

On motion of Bro R. Munsell the treasurers report was recieved.

Move by Bro J M Ward that the clerk of the congregation be authorized to purchas a a Blank Book of the meetings also the Recipts and expenditures of the congregation. Bro Crewson moved that we have preaching Four times per month. one to be disonturned at the discretion of the Committee appointed to procure Preachers all of which was adopted.

Moved by Bro J B Warlow that Bro J W Owen be employed to preach 2 Lords days in each month to preach and 2 Lords days to be occupied by Bro P Schick. amended by substituting Bro John G Campbell one Lords day in Each month all of which was adopted

Moved by Bro G M Hinshaw that we obtain the Funds to defray the expenses of the current year by subscription to be presented to Each Bro and Sister of the Congregation which was adopted

John Ross Chairman

James M Ward Clk

 

Resolved that the Clerk be requested to Report Annually the number of Members Belonging to the Congregation the No of Males and the number of Females, the number of additions, the number that has been Excluded, the number that has been dismissed by letter and the amount of money that has been collected for all purposes and Said Report be entered in full on the Church Book

 

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Wheras certain Elders and Brethren of Church of Christ at Twin Grove McLean County State of Illinois have refered to the undersigned a question touching the reception of a member (a woman) into Said Church who had been (Immersed) Baptised by a Mormon preacher and also touching certain words used by one Brother Ross on Said occasion. be it known unto all reading these presents that the following is our deliberat judgement based upon the Mutual Statements and testimony offered in our presence.

1st We are of the Opinion that no immersion into the name of the Father Son and Holy Spirit upon a confession of the faith that Jesus is the Christ the Son of God can be considered invalid because the administrator may have been an imposter.

2nd We are of the opinion that inasmuch as the member in question distinctly disavowed any acceptance of the Mormon faith and accepted only the Faith in Christ, She Should have been received, provided of corse She possessed a good character.

3rd We are of the opinion that the low gaugs of Bro Ross upon the Said occasion was unnecessary namely that he should tell other churches when they asked him that Said Twin Grove Church indorsed Mormonism inasmuch as the case in hand disavowed Such Faith

4th We are of the opinion that any immersion into a fals Faith is equivalent to no immersion because not Christian and in such a case Baptism should proceed as if none had taken place previously

George McManis

Committee Will Irwin

J B McCorkle

O. A. Burgess

Bloomington Illinois

Sep' 4 1863

Twin Grove Apl 7th 1864

Church met between the hours of two and Three Oclk and organized by electing Bro G. M Hinshaw chairman. The clerk of the congregation as Secretary. Proceeded to attend to cases of disipline.

2nd Proceeded to the Election of one trustee to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Bro Wm D. Harbord. Moved that Said Election be by acclamation. Carried on motion of Bro R Munsell. Bro Abram Enlow was duly Elected Trustee of Said Church Building. On motion of Bro J M Ward we proceeded to make assignments for building a New Meeting House.

Moved by Bro Crewson that a Building committee of five be Elected which motion carried.

Moved by Bro Crewson that Said Committee be Elected by the church which motion carried and the following Brethren were Elected Said Building Committee Geo M Hinshaw, J M Ward, A Harrison, R Munsell, and John W Johnson.

On motion of Bro Crewson the committee was instructed to proceed with the building as they see proper and the Church will sustain them; carried.

Bro Crewson moved that the committee have full control of the Old Building to dispose of or use in the erection of a New one as they may choose; carried.

 

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Resolved that the congregation is offended at Bro Ross in not abiding the decission of a certain committee composed of Bro McManis, Irwin, McCorkle, and Burgess in a certain matter in hand given to them for adjustment.

 

Twin Grove Jany 12th 1864

 

The Church met at the appointed hour to attend to the pecuniary affairs of the same.

Organized by appointing Bro R Munsell Chairman and J M Ward clk

Opened by Reading and Prayer by the clerk. Order of Business:

1st Report of the Treasurer Bro Schick

Paid for Preaching 1862

$61.88

  1863

$162.37

 

Twingrove McLean Co. Ill. Sept 29th, 82

 

The congregation Met according to appointment to attend to their proper business affairs. With bro Samuel Hay in the chair.

First, report of the committy for repairing house 1st bro J. F. Webb's report made & received.

Second bro' G. M. Hinshaw's report made & accepted.

Third, bro' J. F. Webb was ordered to collect & Hold the balance on the subscription for repair on the house.

4th That the com' on repairs use the money not expended on haus to the best of their judgement in further repairs.

5th Moved & carried that the chair appoint two brethren to collect the amounts unpaid for preaching. J. F. Webb & Emery Pery were appointed.

6th Moved & caried that bro' S. Hay correspond with J. W. Perkins first to hold a protracted meeting some time in Dec' & if he cannot be got to correspond with A. E. Elmore & get him if we can.

Adjourned

 

Dec the 28, 1882

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The con Met according to appointment with bro S. Hay in the chair. First Sec report of last meeting viz (Sept 29, 1882) read & accepted.

Second bro' J. F. Webb Reported on repairs made & accepted.

3rd Treasurer's report made & accepted.

4th Moved & caried that bro' E. Munsell be released from the treasurer's office & that bro Music act in his stead.

5th Moved & seconded & caried that we raise means the ensuing year by subscription.

Next adjourned

Motioned & caried that bro' Minier be employed to preach for us one half the time at $200 per anum.

 

 

Decr the 21st 1883

 

A meeting of the brethren at Twingrove McLean Co, Ill.

Met according to appointment with bro' J. W. Johnson in the chair. 1st the Sect' report of last year's meeting read & accepted.

Second the treasurers report made & accepted.

3rd Moved & carried that the names of those that subscribed last year be read

4th Moved & carried that 3 brethren viz, John Pery, E. Munsell, J. W. Hill to to collect the sub's for 1883. & 2

5th Moved & caried that the trustees have the house insured against fire & lightning.

6th moved & caried that we have preaching one half the time.

7th Moved & caried that we raise funds by contribution & subscription.

8th Move & caried that a com' of three be appointed to confer with preaching brethren to learn who can be had & what rate to preach nex year. bro' G. M. Hinshaw, E. Munsell & S. Hay were appointed.

Moved & caried that we meet 2 weeks from to day

adjourned

 

 

Twingrove McLean Co Ill Jan 4 1884

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Met according to appointment with bro' F. M. Hall in the chair.

First the Sec minutes of last meeting read & approved.

2nd report of the brethren that were appointed to confer with preaching brethren to learn who could be had & on what terms. The report accepted.

3rd Motioned & caried that one of the 4 brethren named, viz L. Stagner H. Vandervede John Linzey & bro E. Stout be chosen to preach 1/2 the time.

4th Motioned & caried that we choose one of their number the brethren above named by ballot. balloted three or 4 times without agreement

5th Moved & caried that we adjourn to meet 1 week from today at 1 Oclock.

 

 

Met according to appointment

with bro F. M. Hall in the chair this 11th day of Jan, 1884. 1st Sect report of last meeting read & approved

2nd proceeded to vote for who should preach for us this year & bro Speed Stagner receiving a majority of all the votes cast will be our preacher employed for 1/2 his time the ensuing year.

Meeting adjourned.

 

 

Dec. the 15 1884

Meeting of the con' of Twingrove McLean Co. Ill.

 

Meeting called to order by appointing S. Hay to the chair.

2 the secretary's report read & receive

3rd Moved & caried that the con' have preaching 1/2 the time, if sufficient means be raised to pay him.

4th the Treasurers report partly made & accepted.

5th moved & caried that we in the first place raise means to pay off the present indebtedness of the con'

6th That the chair appoint a com' to raise the money. The chair appointed

F. M. Hall

E Munsell

C. W. Marlin

J. W. Johnson

Geo. Myers

J. W. Hill

Wm Hay

7th Moved & caried that each one that have made a choice of a preacher that they correspond with them. The meeting selected Taylor Webb & George Simmons as for Deacons. Adjourned to meet in 2 weeks.

Meeting at Twingrove chirch house

Jan, the 12th 1885 at 1, oc

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Bro. G. M. Hinshaw in the chair

1st Moved & caried that C. W. Marlin act as treasurer protem. there were $36 reported paid in. Adjourned

 

 

Met according to appointment June the 5th 1885

with J. W. Johnson in the chair.

 

1st Treasurer's report made & accepted.

Moved and caried that we have that young bro' from Eureka come & preach.

Moved & caried that bro' Y. Z. Webb be appointed to visit each member of the con' with a sub, headed with the $25 promised to rais means to pay the $110 we owe bro' L. Stagner. [illegible] composed the elders & deacons as as an advisory council

Adjourned sina del

 

 

Twingrove McLean Co Ills Oct 28 1885

Met accoding to appointment with bro. J. W. Johnson in the chair

First, report of indeptedness.

2 Moved & caried that we pay bro L Stagner the $15 for helping bro. G. W. Minier in a protracted meeing

3 Moved & caried tha J. W. Johnson & W Short write to bro. Stagner to inform him that we think we have paid him up & how we understand the matter.

4th That the chair select 5 brethren & sisters to solicit donations to defray the expenses of a protracted meeting

Adjourned

5th The brethren & sisters appointed by the chair are Geo. Hay E Munsell J. W. Hill Laura Marlin Laura Johnson

 

Dec 23 1885

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A meeting of the brethren at the time appointed with bro' J. W. Hill in the chair

First the minutes of the last meeting read & accepted.

2nd the report of our indebtedness made & accepted.

3rd Moved & caried that bro Z. Y. Webb be allowed $7.00 for his servises in raising

means to pay off our indebtedness

4th Moved & caried that we allow bro Lorenzo Rockhold's claim.

5th Moved & caried that we have preaching one half the time the next year & that we raise it the money by subscription. Bros E Munsell & Z. Y. Webb were chosen to circulate the subscription papers.

Brethren G. M. Hinshaw E. Munsell Geo. Hay & F. M. Hall were chosen to select a preacher for the next year. Bro Ellmore Perry was chosen deacon.

Adjourned

 

 

Dec the 3rd 1886

A meeting at twingrove McLean Co. Ill. to transact business for the ensuing year with bro' S. Hay in the chair.

1st the reading of the minutes of the last meeting read & accepted.

Second the treasure's report read & accepted

Third moved & caried that we have preacing one half the time the ensuing year.

Fourth moved & caried that we raise means by sup' & cont.

Fifth that a com' be appointed to circulate the subscription. The com chosen were Sisters M. Hinshaw Sister E. Munsell Sister M F Hall's wife sister J. W. Johnson's wife & sister Laura Johnson the widow.

Sixth that a com of 5 bro S. Hay Sister M. Hinshaw bro' F. M. Hall bro J. W. Hill bro Geo. Hay.

Seventh that said com' hire a preacher for two Lord's days in each mo' if there are sufficient means to pay him.

Adjourned

 

 

Twingrove McLean Co, Ill. March 10, 1887.

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Meeting called to order by appointing bro' S. Hay to chair.

First motioned & carried the com' that was appointed to secure preaching the majority of them agreed to employ brethren J. Linsey & Stout to preach one the time if there are enough means to pay them.

Second, that we request bro' Music & wife to make the proper acknowledgements before they get letters of commendation.

 

 

Twingrove Ill. Dec the 4th 1887.

The board met accoring to appointment with bro' G. M. Hinshaw in the chair.

First the minutes of the meeting last held read & approved.

Second moved & caried that we hold our yearly meeting next Friday 2 weeks at 10 oclock A M.

Third Moved & caried that we invite bro' P. F. York to come next week some time and preach for us one or two meeting in view of employing him to preach for the church the coming year.

Adjourned next to meet fourth Lord's day in Jan 1888.

 

 

Minutes of a meeting conducted by

Bro Thomas Munell Evangelist in the Twingrove church

from Oct the 29th 87 to Nov 6 87 inclusive.

The following work was done & measures taken by the church During the ten meetings of the church. The official board held four Special meetings to consider the wants of the cause in this place & decided first to adopt a financial plan for church expenses that would ask every member for his or her share of the money necessary for the work of the church. This was done and the work put into the hands of the officers to visit all the members individually & ask them if they are willing to pay the sums of money asked of them & report of success to be made to the next meeting of the board.

Second the unsettled trouble between the families of bro' Music & Munsell was consider & measures taken that resulted in the settlement of the same & an announcement of the past was made to the church & the case removed from any further [illegible]

3 The board was organized by electing bro Hinshaw Chairman & recognizing bro' W Short secretary & bro E. Munsell treasurer, and decided to hold regular official meetings the first sunday of each month at 3 oclock P.M. with a view to considering all church business in said meetings before bringing any thing before the congregation.

4th All money collected to go into the church treasury to be used for church purposes as may be directed by the church. The treasurer is to pay out no money for any purposes without a written order from the board signed by the secretary.

 

 

Met according to appointment at the church house in

Twingrove McLean Co Ill. on Dec the 23 1887

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for the purpose of transacting the business for the ensuing year with bro S. Hay in the chair.

 

First the secretary report read & accepted.

Second the treasurer's report read & accepted.

Third Moved & caried that we pay bro' E. Stout the same we did bro' John Linzey minus his R. B. fare from Eureka to here (Twingrove).

Fourth Moved & caried that we have the church house insured and also leave it discretionary with the [illegible] as to the time.

Fifth moved & caried that we have preaching one half the time & further that bro' P. Y. York be employed to do it provided satisfactory arrangements be made with him.

Sixth moved and caried that bro' J. W. Johnson write to bro' York to learn what is the least he will preach one half the time and hold our protracted meetings.

Adjourned

 

 

Twin Grove, Dec. 3, 1889

 

1. Meeting called to order with Bro. F. M. Hall in the chair.

2. Minutes of the last meeting read and approved.

3. Treasurer's report read and accepted.

4. Motion by E. M. Munsell that the chair appoint three to collect some money for Bro. York. Bros. Geo. Hay, Wesley Hill, and E. Perry as committee.

5. Motion that Bros. Hay, Munsell, and Hinshaw be as committee to settle with J. W. Johnson, the report and give him.

6. Motion that we have preaching 1/4 of the time. Motion lost.

7. Motion that we have preaching 1/2 of the time.

8. Motion we raise money by subscription and contribution.

9. Bro. E. M. Munsell offered his resignation as Treasurer; accepted and Bro. F. M. Hall put in his stead.

10. Motion that the chair appoint three for seeing with regard to preaching, for the coming year. Brethren W. Short, E. Munsell, and W. Hall as the committee.

Motion adjourn to the 30rd day of Dec.

J. W. Johnson, Clerk

 

 

Twin Grove, Dec 30, 1889.

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Meeting called to order with F. M. Hall in the chair.

1. Meetings of the last meeting read and approved.

Treasurer's final report

Received since last meeting in subscription 1889

$82.39

Contribution

2.51

_________________________________

_____

Total

$84.90

Paid out as following

Bro. York $68.50
Wine and sundries 9.00
____________

_____

Total

$77.50

Report accepted.

3. Report of committee on preaching, in favor of Bro. York.

4. Motion that the Elder's hire a preacher. Motion carried.

5. Motion that the Deacons have a subscription paper circulated. Motion carried.

6. Motion that the J. W. Johnson be treasurer for one year. Motion carried.

7. Motion that the same committee collect the subscriptions that are not paid. Carried.

Motion to adjourn.

J. W. Johnson

Secretary

 

 

Twin Grove, Ill., Dec. 29, 1891.

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Meeting called to order by J. W. Johnson. Emory Perry chosen as Chairman. [this sentence crossed through]

Report Treasurer.

Collected of subscription $204.98
contribution 52.69
_________________ ______
  $257.67

 

Paid for preaching $181.50
Paid to sexton 27.00
sundries 11.94
Paid to treasurer 37.23
_____________ ______
 

$257.67

Report of Treasurer accepted.

Motion made and seconded that old officer's names be placed on the church book; carried.

Motion made and seconded that we have preaching one-half the time; carried.

Motion made and seconded that J. T. Webb, J. W. Hill and S. T. Enlow act as correspondents with ministers to see about preaching. Carried.

Motion made and seconded that we raise money by subscription to pay expenses of the church of 1892. Carried.

Motion made and seconded that we hold a protracted meeting. Carried.

Motion made and seconded that we see Bro. Ingraham about holding said meeting. Carried.

Motion made and seconded that J. T. Webb and Eleazer Munsell be promoted [crossed through] chosen to eldership. Carried.

Motion made and seconded that J. T. Webb circulated subscription paper and that the church compensate him.

Motion made and seconded that if Bro. Munsell cannot raise money to pay for the fence (aroun) that it be paid out of the church fund.

Motion made that we adjourn to meet again two weeks from next Wednesday, January 13, 1892 at 10 A.M. Carried.

J. T. Webb, Clerk

 

 

Twin Grove, Ill., Dec. 13, 1892.

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Meeting called to order by J. W. Johnson, Emery Perry chosen chairman of the meeting.

Minutes of last meeting read and accepted.

Motion made and seconded that we have a report from the committee on preaching. Carried.

Bro. Samuel Enlow was appointed Elder [crossed through] Deacon.

Motion made and seconded that the insurance remain on the house as it is and Eleazer Munsell act as committee of one to see that it is paid and that the money for said insurance is paid out of church fund. Carried.

Motion made and seconded that we insure the house against fire, lightning and wind at $35. Carried.

Talk on financial matter.

Motion made and seconded that we adjourn to meet again when the committee on preaching are ready to report. Carried.

Anna Johnson, Clerk

 

 

Twin Grove Dec 7 1892

 

The Breathern Met a Twin Grove at the annual Meeting

Lesson Read By Z. T. Webb and prayer By J. W. Johnson

1 Motion that Emry Perry act as Chairman and Z T Webb as Clurd

2 Motion The minits of the last meeting be accepted as amended

3 The treasurers report read and accepted

4 Motion money be raised by subscription Z. T. Webb Emery Perry J. W. Johnson circulate to Each member Carried

5 Motion we have preaching half the time Carried

6 motion that a committee of three be appointed to Correspond with preaching Bre. F M Hall E Munsell Emery Perry were chosen. Carried.

7 J W. Johnson was Chosen as Clerk of the Church

8 Z. T. Webb as Treasurer of Church

9 motion. that we meet Dec 29 at nine Oclock A. M.

 

 

Dec 29 1892

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Meeting called to order

Reading & prayr by J W Johnson

Broth F M Hall Was Called to the Chair

1st Motion that one Mann fill all the time preaching. Motion Cared

Motion that we do not have any on to preach till We Hear them. Motion Cared.

Motion that Broth E Perry Have them Come and preach one Sunday. Cared

Motion to Adjourn

 

 

At an Election held by the Congregation on the Twenty Ninth Day of Nov 1893 Broth J W. Hill Was Duly Elected to fill the vacancy occasioned by the Death of Broth G M Henshaw

E Munsell Present Trustees of

J W Johnson Twin Grove Meeting House

J W Hill Nov 29' 1893

 

 

 

Dec 19 1893 Annual Meeting of the

Church of Christ at Twin Grov

 

Meeting called to order With Broth J W Hill in the Chair

prayr By Broth Short

Treasurer Report Rec and adoped

paid Minier for preaching $33.00

Due Broth Minier 12

Due Treasure 9.25

Motion to adjourne Meetin til Dec 27

 

 

Dec 27 1893

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Meeting called to order with Broth E C Hinshaw in chair

prayr by Broth Short

Minits of last meeting adoped

1 Motion to Hav preaching Half time if the Money Can be Raised

2 Motion we Raise Money By Subscription adoped

3 Motion We Send for Broth Marlow of Eureka Adoped

Motion that E C Henshaw J W Hill Alice Johnson Molie Stiger Solisit Money for the coming year adoped

Meeting adjourned

 

 

Twin Grov Church June 5" 1894

 

There was a Meeting for this date

The Brethren & Sisters Mett and the Meeting was Called to order By appointing Broth Z T Webb in the Chair

Motion first 1 W E Hill Broth A L Russell to preach 1/4 of His time; Motion Carred

2 that thare be a committee to Secure Him J W Johnson E Munsell & John Artis Was that Comt

Motion to adjourn

J W Johnson Clerk

 

 

Twin Grove Church Oct 26" 1894

 

at a meeting Called for this Date the Brethren Met and Chose Broth E Munsell for Chairman for the meeting

Motion 1 We have preaching one Half the time. Motion Carred

2 We Raise Money by Subscription. Carred

3. that we have Broth a L Russell to fill the time. Carred

that Allie Johnson & Nettie Rhoad circulate Subs

Broth Z T Webb offered His Resignation as Elde and it was Exeped

Adjourned to meet some time in December

J W Johnson Clerk

 

 

Twin Grove Church of Christ dec 20/94

Annual Meeting of the Church

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Meeting called to order with Broth Z T Webb in the Chair

First the treasure report was read

1 Motion to receive the report caried

2 the Brethren E Hinshaw Artice and Z T Webb see Broth Russell

and mak a Contrack for the year

Adjourned

J W Johnson CL

 

 

Twin Grove Church of Christ

 

A meeting Called for the purpose of preparing a place to Immerse

J. W. Johnson in chair

opend By Reading and Prayr

1st Motion that we make a Babtistry. Motion Carred

2nd Motion that it be in the House. Motion amended that thare be a commity of three to Desid Where it Be put and Superintend the Same. the amendment careed. E Munsell Z T Webb and E Perry was the Commity

3rd Motion We Select thre to Soliset Money to build the Same Eva Allison Allie Artis and Ollie Johnson Was Chosen

Meetin Ajoyned

this 15 Day of July 1895

J W Johnson Clerk

 

 

Twin Grove Dec 27/1895

Annual Meeting of the Church of Christ at Twin Grove

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Meeting called to order with bro Hill in the chair

1" report of the contribution Mady By J. W. Johnson. The Treasure of Contribution Report Excepted. Z T Webb the Treasure of the Church Not present.

Motion 2 that the chair apoin a committee to Meet Him and Hav a Settlement. Careed.

E Munsell

Comit E Perry

S T Enlow

J W Johnson

Motion 3 Have preaching one Half the time. Motion Caried.

Motion 4 We Raise Money by subscription. Caried and both Russell full the time

the church choose broth J W Hill as one of the Elders and E. M. Rhoads and Eli Webb as Deacon of the church

Motion 5 We meet friday Jan 10" 1896 to Finish up the business of the Meeting

J W Johnson Clerk

 

 

Twin Grove Dec 23 1896

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Annual Meeting of Church of Christ at Twin Grove

Meeting called to order with broth Hill in the Chair

1st Treasure Report Read and Exeped. Report as fawing

Countrubution $82.72
Coleced on Subsc 102.00
____________ _____
Totle $184.72

Money paid out

for preaching A L Russell 90.00
G W Minier 6.28
P H. York 7.72
J W Ring 18.61
W J Rice 3.50
Andrew Perry 2.50
Sundries for the House 16.18
paid Sextons 36.70
_________________ _____
  181.49

Bal in Treasure $3.28

1" We Have preaching one Half time

2" We Raise money by Subscription

3" E M Rhoads circulate Subs

4" J W Johnson & E M Rhoads Secure some one to preach

Adjourn

J W Johnson Clerk

 

 

Dec. 7, 1897

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Meeting called to order with Bro Hill in the chair.

Minites of last meeting read and approved.

Report of Bro. Webb as treasurer read and excepted.

Bro Webb elected as treasure for the ensuing year.

Motion made and carried that Bro. Munsell be authorized to have the house insured in the Forest City Ins. Co. for the same amount in the next five years for the amount now covered was $15.00.

Motion made and carried that Ernest Hinshaw circulate a subscription paper for the purpose of paying the ins.

Report of Bro. Rhodes as treasure of subscription read and axcepted.

Motion made and carried that we have preaching half the time, provided the money can be raised with the provision that the amount paid be in propotion to the preaching done.

Motion made and carried that a Sunday School be carried on the next summer without the use of the lesson leaf.

Motion made and carried that Bro. Johnson and Hill be instructed to see about a preacher for the next year.

J W Johnson Clerk

 

 

Repoart of Business Meeting

of the Church of Christ at Twin Grove

Dec 21st 1898

Page 48

 

Meeting Called to Order With J W Johnson in the Chair

1st Minits of Last Meeting Read and Aproved

2" Report of Eli Webb Treasure Read and Aproved

3" Eli Webb Chosen Treasure for Ensuing year

4" E C Hinshaw Report as Solisitor for Insurance Read and approved

5" G H Simmons appointed to Write to J W King in Regard to preaching for the nex year

Adjourned to meet Dec 29/1898

at 100 P. M.

J W Johnson Clerk

 

 

Report of business meeting of

Twin Grove Church Dec 28, 1898.

 

Minutes of last meeting read and approved.

Upon the motion of Bro. Hill it was voted to pay Sister Johnson $4. per year for taking care of the communion emblems.

Upon the motion of Bro. Hill it was voted to have preaching half the time for the next year. The choosing of a preacher for the next year was postponed for the present.

Bro James Hill and George H. Simmons chose as deacons for the church.

J. W. Johnson

 

 

Minutes of a meeting held at the

Twingrove Christian Church Dec 13, 1899.

Page 49

 

Meeting called to order by Bro Hill who read a chapter after which Bro Johnson led in prayer.

Report of treasurer read and upon motion of Bro Johnson adopted.

Moved by Bro Simmons that we have preaching half the time carried.

Moved by Bro Johnson that Bros Eli Webb James Hall and E. C. Hinshaw correspond with regard to preaching for the next year.

Brother George Simmons and E. C. Hinshaw nominated for clerk for the ensuing year. Bro Simmons elected.

Bothers Eli Webb and E. C. Hinshaw nominated for treasurer. Bro Webb elected.

Motion made by Bro Simmons that the Deacons look after the emblems. Motion carried.

Motion by Bro Hinshaw that the sexton of the cemetery be employed to keep the church yard mowed the ensuing year. Payment to be made by the church.

Meeting adjourned subject to call of the chairman.

E. C. Hinshaw Clerk pro tem

 

 

Report of a business meeting held at

Twingrove Christian Church Jan 11, 1900.

 

Meeting called to order by Bro Hill; prayer by Bro Johnson.

Motion by Bro Johnson that we have Bro Griffith preach for us next year. Motion carried.

Motion by Bro Johnson that we have our annual business meeting the seckoned Thursday in November 1900, and each year after the same day and date.

Motion made that we elect a trustee each year and that broth. Munsell Hill and Johnson

be declared elected trustees. Bro Munsell for one year or to the seckoned Thursday in Nov 1900, Bro Hill two years, and Bro Johnson three years, one to be elected at the annual meeting each year.

Broths James Hill and J W Johnson chosen to circulate subscription papers to raise money for preaching.

meeting adjourned till seckoned Thursday in Nov. 1900

G. H. Simmons Clerk

 

 

Report of a meeting held at the

Christian Church of Twin Grove Nov. 15, 1900

Page 50

 

Meeting called to order with Bro Wesley Hill in chair.

On motion of Bro. Geo. Simmons E. C. Hinshaw was appointed clerk.

Report of treasurer read and accepted.

Eli Webb and E. C. Hinshaw nominated for treasurer. Eli Webb elected.

Eli Webb and E. C. Hinshaw nominated for clerk. E. C. Hinshaw elected.

Moved and carried that Bro E Munsell succeed himself for trustee for the term of three years.

Meeting adjourned to meet the second Tuesday in Nov 190.

E. C. Hinshaw Clerk

 

 

Report of a meeting held at

Twin Grove Christian Church Dec. 3, 1901

 

Meeting called to order with Bro. Wesley Hill in the chair.

Minutes of last meeting read and adopted.

Treasurer's report read and accepted.

Bro. Wesley Hill's term as trustee having expired he was reelected for the term of three years.

Bro. Eli Webb elected as treasurer and E. C. Hinshaw as clerk for the ensuing year.

Moved and carried that we have preaching half the time the coming year.

Brethren Wesley Hill, Eli Webb, and O. W. Hinshaw appointed to confer with Bro. Witty in regard to preaching the coming year. Meeting adjourned to meet the second Thursday in Nov. 1902.

E C. Hinshaw Clerk

 

 

Report of a meeting held at

Twin Grove Christian Church Jan. 6, 1903.

 

Meeting called to order with Bro. S. J. Enlow in the chair.

Bro. J. W. Johnson's term as trustee having expired, he was reelected for the term of three years.

Treasurer's report read and accepted.

J. W. Johnson Clerk pro tem

 

 

Report of a meeting held at

Twin Grove Christian Church Nov. 19, 1903.

Page 51

 

Meeting called to order with Bro. J. W. Johnson in the chair.

Report of treasurer read and accepted.

Report of Bro. Enlow chairman committee for purchasing stove read and accepted.

Report of Bro. Johnson as chairman of the repairing com. Read and accepted.

Bro. Enlow's term as trustee having expired, he was reelected for three years.

Eli Webb and E. C. Hinshaw were nominated for treasurer. Bro Webb receiving a majority of the vote was declared elected.

Moved that we have preaching half the time.

Moved and carried that we endeavor to from Bro. King before employing a preacher for the coming year.

Moved and carried that the meeting be adjourned to meet the 27 of Nov. 1904.

 

 

At the regular Lord's Day meeting on the 9th day of May, 1904, Bro. Jessie Hill was elected as trustee to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Eleazer Munsell. This leaves the board

J. W. Johnson term expires 1905

S. J. Enlow term expires 1906

Jessie Hill term expires 1904

 

 

Report of a meeting held at the

Twin Grove Christian Church Dec. 18, 1904.

Page 52

 

Meeting called to order by Bro J. W. Johnson temporary chairman

Bro. Samuel Enlow chosen chairman

Minutes of last meeting read and adopted.

Report of treasurer read and accepted.

Bro. Hill's term as trustee having expired, he was reelected for a full term.

Motion made and carried that we have preaching half the time.

Motion made and carried that we have Bro. Southgate do the preaching.

Motion made and carried that the money for paying Bro. Southgate be raised by subscription.

Motion made and carried that we pay Bro. Southgate $6.00 per trip, provided the money can be raised.

Motion made and carried that Bros. Frank Subke, Samuel Enlow and James Hill act committee on subscription.

It being thought best to choose another elder Bro. Enlow was chosen unanimously, and Bro. Willie Hill chsen as deacon to fill Bro. Enlow's place.

Bro Eli Webb was elected as treasurer and E. C. Hinshaw as clerk for the ensuing year.

Motion made and carried that we have Bro. Southgate preach for us during the holidays.

Motion made and carried that the meeting be adjourned to meet the second Thursday in Nov. 1905.

E. C. Hinshaw Clerk

 

 

Report of a meeting held at the

Twin Grove Christian Church Dec 1, 1905.

 

Meeting called to order with Bro. J. W. Johnson in the chair.

Minutes of last meeting read and adopted.

Report of treasurer read and accepted.

Motion made and carried that the present treasurer and clerk be elected for the coming year.

Bro. J. W. Johnson's term as trustee having expired, he was reelected for the full term of three years.

Motion made and carried that we have preaching half the time.

Motion made and accepted that the money for the preaching be raised by subscription.

Motion made and carried that a committee of two be appointed to confer with Bro. Southgate in regard to preaching another year. Bro. Willie Hill and Frank Subke appointed as the committee.

Meeting adjourned to meet Dec. 12 to hear the report of the committee.

 

 

Report of a meeting held at

Twin Grove Christian Church Dec. 13, 1905

Page 53

to hear the report of the committee appointed to confer with Bro Southgate in regard to preaching for another year.

The committee reported that Bro. Southgate had agreed to preach another year for the same he had been doing and it was decided without a dissenting voice that we hire him.

On motion of Bro. Subke it was agreed that any money subscribed in excess of his salary except for a protracted meeting raised by subscription go to Bro. Southgate, and that visiting Brethren be allowed only the offering for that day.

It was decided that it would not be best to try to hold a meeting before next fall.

Meeting adjourned to meet the first Fri. in Dec. 1906 at 1:30 P.M.

E. C. Hinshaw Clerk

 

 

Report of the anual meeting held at the

Twin Grove Christian Church Oct 17th 1906.

Meeting opened with prayer by Bro. S. J. Enlow & Bro. J. B. Hill in the chair.

Minutes of last meeting read and adopted.

Report of treasurer read and accepted.

Bro. Ely Webb chosen treasure & W. A. Hill clerk.

S. J. Enlow chosen trustee for the full term of three years.

Motion made and carried that we have preaching half the time.

Bros. J. B. Hill, S. J. Enlow, and S. Beeler, chosen as committee to see about preaching for next year.

Motion made and carried that we raise money for preaching by subscription.

Bros. Frank Subke and Willie Hill appointed to carry subscription papers.

Bros. Ely Webb, S. J. Enlow and W. A. Hill appointed to see about holding protracted meeting the first of Dec.

Motion made and carried if any extra money on subscription, that it be used to pay visiting preachers.

Motion made and carried to pay the one in charge of the communion

basket five dollar per year, money to be raised by contribution.

Motion made and carried to adjourn and meet in two weeks.

 

 

Report of the anual meeting held at the

Twin Grove Christian Church, Dec. 4th, 1907.

Page 54

Meeting opened with prayer by Bro. J B. Hill.

Motion carried that Bro. J. B. Hill be chairman.

Minuts of last meetting read and adopted.

Report of treasure read and adop.

Ely Webb reelected treasure.

W. A. Hill reelected clerk.

Jesse Hill reelected trustee.

Motion carried to have preaching half the time.

Motion carried to raise money for preaching by sub.

Motion carried Frank Subke & Jesse Fuqua circulate sub. paper.

Motion carried that J. W. Johnson S. J. Enlow and S. Beeler see about securing a preacher.

Motion carried that George Southgate preach for us another year.

Motion carried that same com. of preaching arrange for protracted meetting next fall.

Motion carried to pay five dollars annually by contribution to those in charge of communion basket.

Motion carried to leave all not used for preaching subscription money in the treasurey.

Motion carried to adjourn to meet the first Wednesday in Dec 1908.

 

 

Report of the anual meetting held at the

Twin Grove Christian Church 12/4/1908.

 

Meeting opened by Eli Webb, J. W. Johnson leading in prayer & acting chairman of the meeting.

Minutes of last meeting not read.

Treasurer's report read & adopted.

W. A. Hill reelected clerk.

Eli Webb reelected treasure.

Motion made & adopted that we pay for preaching by contribution.

Motion made and adopted we have preaching once each month, for the coming year.

W. A. Hill chosen elder.

A. J. Baker chosen deacon.

Motion made & carried, the clerk perches a new church book to be payed for by the church.

Motion made & carried communion be in charge of the deacons four months each per year.

Motion made & carried, treasurer buy communion basket, payed for by the church.

Motion made & carried to ajurn to meet the first Wednesday after the first Monday in September.

 

 

Public Announcement for Sunday Oct. 4th 1908.

Page 55

 

For sometime there has been a division on a question of expediency: The question to be decided is: Shall we put an organ in the church to be used in connection with our song services or not?

The members of this church are duly notified that there will be a business session from 7.30 to 8.00 Mon. Eve. All members of the church are notified to be present and vote as they think best. This vote will fully descide and settle this question.

George R. Southgate Pastor

Rec'd By order of the church this 5th day of Oct. 1908

W. A. Hill, clerk

 

 

Resolution of Mon. Eve. Oct. 5th 1908.

 

Since it is the conscientious christian conviction of a large portion of our members that an organ would greatly aid the singing in the church and help and help to exalt the works of the Lord in our community, and since christian harmony and peace seems impossible untill this question is finally settled either for or against

Be it resolved by the members of the Twin Grove christian Church that we the members of said church purchase an organ to be used in the singing services of the church and that a committee for this purpose be selected by the pastor. Signed

Frank Subke

J. B. Hill

T. E. Sexton

Harry McKown

W. H. Hoysradt

J. R. Munsell

Eddie Henry

Mrs. Harry McKown

Viora Sexton

Liliian Hoysradt

Emma Hill

Tamire Barclay

Nettie M. Hill

Jesse Hill

Rec'd by order of the church this 5th day of Oct. 1908.

W. A. Hill clerk

 

 

Twingrove McLean Co. Ill. March 28 1874

Page 56

We the undersigned covenant & agree that our past differences are now forever buried; & that in the future we will endeavor to avoid anything that will tend to engender

strife & discord. That we will be very careful in the future not to use any language that will be detrimental to the character of either.

Also we further express our sorrow & regret for anything that may have been uttered of such character & we will endeavor in the future to overlook each others imperfections.

Signed

John Perry

J. B. Marlow

 

The difficulties or rather the misunderstanding existing between Chester Munsell & wife, & sister E. Munsell, were on Aug. the 28th 1883 amicaly & cordially adjusted, & the parties expressed themselves fully reconciled & extended to each other the right hand of friendship in token of their reconciliation.

 

 

Oct 21 - 87

At a meeting of the Board of officers of the Twin Grove Christian Church it was decided that the church should accept the Decision of the Committee that sat on the case, between Bro Music's family and Bro Munsell's family & that its provisions should be carried out.

Moved and caried that the solicotors report at the next official meeting of the board of their success.

Bro. G. M. Hinshaw appointed as a special com' to visit James Plutt.



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Deacons - page 25

Elders - page 26

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