1867 Meeting Minutes of the Congregational Association of Oregon


1867 Meeting Minutes of the Congregational Association of Oregon


One part of a record book compiled by the Congregational Association of Oregon, with this part containing the minutes of the annual meeting held in 1867. The Association's members were church ministers and other delegates from Oregon and bordering areas. They met annually to share reports, promote Christian education, support special projects and address internal disputes. Some of the topics covered in this part of the record book include: -- Acceptance of routine reports; -- Reading of a special report from the Visiting Committee to Pacific University, praising its educational efforts but lamenting its remote location; -- Home Missionary Committee recommending the appointment of an Agent for the Pacific Northwest by the American Home Missionary Society, which would be filled by Thomas Condon; -- Resolution recommending that churches allow I.D. Driver, an agent of the American Bible Society, to speak in their pulpits and to solicit donations; -- Resolution in support of education; -- Report on the state of the church in Oregon, describing its growth but also the difficult conditions of low population and poor economic development; -- Resolutions on the sanctity of the Sabbath; -- Report in support of Temperance; -- Statistics of member churches and a reprinting of the Articles of Faith, Constitution and By-Laws.

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