Muncie Baptist Church met January 24, 1885 divine services organized for business minutes of church read and approved treasure reported received $160.25 and paid on Pastor salary committee consisting of the deacons and Treas. were appointed to look after Pastor salary and his continuance with us as pastor another year. Brother Isaac Bailey’s letter of dismissal being valid for six months only asked that the limited time be erased which church granted. By motion adjourned Rev. WH Cartwright moderator FP Dalbey church clerk
meeting Saturday evening preaching by brother Cartwright one Charles Klipton was received by relation meeting was continued over Sabbath after 11 o’clock services church took Sacrament of the Lord supper then went to the water where the ordinance of baptism was administered to the candidate William Hart then was dismissed with benediction.
Met at 6:30 PM service was conducted by brother Isaac Bailey he preaching his farewell address after which a general farewell and handshaking was extended to Brother Bailey then was dismissed with benediction. FP Dalbey church clerk
Muncie Baptist Church met February 21, 1885 divine services organize for business minutes of church read and approved the committee on back salary and to engage a pastor for the ensuing year reported $56 back on that year’s salary and $35 back on last year’s also reported written to Brother S Greer of Sadorus that his labours could be engaged one half of his time for one year for $250.
Report received an committee continued. Brother Cartwright tendered his resignation which the church accepted. Church voted to collect pay brother Cartwright the balance due him before we engage a pastor. Also the $35 that brother Samuel Dalbey advanced on last year’s salary be collected and paid into the treasury and the church decide what shall be done with the amount. Brother Enoch Goodwin was voted license to preach the gospel wherever the Lord in his providence calls him. Brother JH Stearns and wife requested letters of dismissal which church granted sisters Phoebe Reynolds requested a letter of dismissal to unite with the Fairmont Baptist Church which was granted by motion adjourned. Brother Cartwright moderator FP Dalbey church clerk
Muncie Baptist Church met March 21, 1885 covenant meeting conducted by brother seals rather S Smith appointed moderator minutes of church read and approved the ministerial committee reported called brother SJ Green one half of his time the report received an committee continued/discharged
the following resolutions were adopted
- resolved that whereas our former beloved pastor Rev. CB seals is with us at this time of sorrow and death of Brother Frank Bantz is entitled to the thanks of the entire church for his often repeated visits on similar occasions
- that in brother seals pastorate of many years with us we have found him to be a man of God faithful and honest in his stay among us
- further that we cordially recommend our beloved brother to all her sister churches as a good minister of Jesus Christ
- resolved that we as a church extend our heartfelt sympathies to the wife and family of our deceased brother Bantz
- further that we look after their welfare and aid them as far as practical
- that a copy of these resolutions be given to brother seals and sister Bantz and also spread on this the church record.
Done by order and on behalf of the church Brother S Smith moderator FP Dalbey church clerk
Muncie Baptist Church April 25, 1885 owing to the inclemency of the weather there was no business transacted
Muncie Baptist Church met May 23, 1885 organized for business minutes of church read and approved Sexton’s with $5.70 due him no one applying for the office the higher of a Sexton was postponed till next church meeting committee was appointed consisting of brethren CE Jones and Shelby Collings to communicate with Brother Enoch Goodwin whether or not he had united with another church of different faith in order. A committee was appointed to look after non-resident members and inquire about their spiritual growth and their relations to the church. The deacons a part of this committee were to see all they could and have an oral conversation with them while brother S Greer our pastor and Brother as Smith were to correspond with those living at a great distance. No more business appearing by motion adjourned Rev. S Greer moderator FP Dalbey church clerk
Muncie Baptist Church met June 27, 1885 devotional exercises minutes of church read and approved. Sister Hopper agreed to serve as Sexton one month at rate of $40 per year the committee to confer with Brother Goodwin were not present to reports were continued also the committee to confer with non-resident members had not done any work as yet consequently had no report to make they were continued Church voted to use the Baptist hymnal singing book by motion adjourned brother asked Smith the moderator FP Dalbey church clerk. N
Muncie Baptist Church met July 18, 1885 short discourse by pastor after which minutes of previous meeting read and approved Brother Collings proposed to act as sexton one month as his part of the expense for the coming year committee to confer with Brother Goodwin were continued also committee to look after and confer with non-resident and delinquent members were continued. Church voted to send a letter to the Bloomfield Association meeting with the chairman church. By motion adjourned. Rev. S Greear moderator W Lynch clerk pro tem
Muncie Baptist Church met in covenant meeting August 15, 1885 minutes of church read and approved committed to see Brother Goodwin in regard to his meeting with another church of different faith and order was continued. Committee to look after delinquent and non-resident members was continued. Association letter read and approved. Sister Martha Stoker was granted a letter. Delegates were appointed to the Association as follows James A Bantz FP Dalbey sisters Marietta Dalbey and Rose Dalbey. Sister Russell agreed to take care of the house one month as her pay on sexton expenses for one year. By motion adjourned brother S Smith moderator FP Dalbey church clerk
Muncie Baptist Church met September 26, 1885 owing to the inclemency of the weather there was no meeting
October no business transacted
Muncie Baptist Church met November 25, 1885 prayer and covenant meeting no business transacted
Muncie Baptist Church met December 26, 1885 devotional exercises minutes of church read and approved Sister Hannah Cazere asked a letter and the same granted. Our church treasurer as Smith moving away sister Hopper was appointed Treas. a committee consisting of brother and W Lynch S Stearns Daniel Bantz Brother Collings and sister Hopper were appointed to talk with members that were charged of walking disorderly.
Charles Klaxton appointed Sexton
the balance remaining in Treasury of $.70 was voted to pay Stearns to pay on coal
the clerk was instructed to write to Brother Allen McClain in regard to holding a meeting and preaching for us. By motion adjourned FP Dalbey church clerk
January 1886 no business transacted