UNION HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
Tate Township, Scott County, Arkansas
Church Minutes
Book 2, 1896 1925
Transcribed by Delaine Edwards

AVAILABLE THROUGH THE COURTESY OF THE THURMAN BRIGANCE FAMILY.
You may contact Tony Preston or Richea Brigance who are both very knowledgable about most of the people mentioned in these records.

Note: Some punctuation added & spelling corrected in the interest of clarity. Spelling of names was not corrected.

Union Hope Church Book
Days of Meeting
On the Sec. Sat. & Sun. in Each Month
James Brigance, Church Clerk

Union Hope Church Book

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CHURCH BOOK, UNION HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met on the second Saturday in Mch 1896. The Pastor not present the Church elected Bro. J.A. Davis Moderator Protem and T.H. Musgrove clerk Protem. 1 The doors of the church open. 2 Call for the Peace of the church. All in Peace. 3 Call for acknowledgments. Bro. C.J. Taylor made the church acknowledgments and was recorded. 4 Miscellaneous. Call for a motion and second for conference to adjourn.
J.A. Davis, Mod. Protem
T.H. Musgrove, Clerk Protem
P.S. Sabbath Exercises Preaching by T.N. Mabins[?]

September the 17 1896
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope Saturday before the Second Sabbath in September 1896 the Pastor being absent. The church went into conference and Bro. B. Taylor Moderator Protem. The last minutes read and adopted. The doors of the church opened and Bro. F.R. Brigance joined the church and on the 20 day of September 96 was baptised by Bro. J.A. Davis. 3 Acknowledgments none. 4 Call for Peace and fellowship of the church. 5 New business. The church elected Bro. B. Taylor and T.B. Brigance Delegates to the Association and T.H. Musgrove and A.J. Coburn Alternates. No more motions, conference adjourned.
B. Taylor, Moderator Protem
T.H. Musgrove, Clerk Protem

October 11 1896
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Saturday before Second Sabbath in October 1896. The Pastor was absent. The church elected Bro. J.A. Davis moderator [Page 2] Protem. Preaching by J.A. Davis. The church went into conference. Minutes of the last meeting called for and being absent it was laid over till next meeting. Opened the door of the church. Received none. The church in peace one with another. Unfinished business. Called for the delegates to the Association report and received. New business called for. None. Motion and a second that conference adjourned.
J.A. Davis, Moderator
T.H. Musgrove, Church Clerk

We the Missionary Baptist [Church] of Christ met at Union Hope December 1896. Preaching by the Pastor. The church met in conference, inviting Brethren and Sisters to seats with us. 3 The door of the church was opened. 4 Called for acknowledgments. 5 Call for peace and fellowship of the church. All in peace. 6 Call for miscellaneous business. There was a committee appointed to see Bro. [torn] W. Yates, B. Taylor and wife and T.H. Musgrove and to see Sister Susan Wilson, Wm. Thompson and [torn]der Shackelford. No more business. Conference stands adjourned.
J.A. Davis, Moderator
T.H. Musgrove, Church Clerk

We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Sunday before the Second Sabbath in January 1897. Preaching by the Pastor J.A. Davis. 1 The church went into conference, inviting visiting Bro. and Sisters to seats with us. 3 The minutes of the last meeting read and adopted. 4 The doors of the church open. 5 Call for acknowledgments. 6 Call for Miscellaneous business. The committee that was to see Bro. and Sister Yates and Susan Willson was continued until the next meeting. Conference adjourned. Sabbath exercises, preaching by J.A. Davis.
J.A. Davis, Mod.
T.H. Musgrove, Clerk Protem

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February the 13 1897
We the Missionary Baptist Church met at Union Hope on Saturday before the second Sabbath in Feb. 1897. 1 Preaching by our Pastor J.A. Davis. 2 The church [word] set in conference inviting visiting Brothers and Sisters to seats with us. The minutes of the last meeting read and adopted. 3 The doors of the church open. 4 Call for acknowledgments. 5 Call for Peace and fellowship of the church. 6 Call for New business or miscellaneous. The committee that was to see Bro. J.W. Yates and F.R. Brigance and Sister Susan Willson reported and received. There was charges preferred against J.W. Yates for getting drunk and dancing and the church withdrawed fellowship from him and also from F.R. Brigance for drunk and profane swearing and also from Susan Willson for dancing and the church by request granted Sister Susan[?] Smith a letter. No more business, conference adjourned.
J.A. Davis, Moderator
T.H. Musgrove, Clerk Protem

We the Missionary Baptist [Church] of Christ met at Union Hope on Saturday before the Second Sunday in September 1897. Preaching by our Pastor J.A. Davis. The church set in conference, inviting visiting brethren to seats with us. 2 The door of the church opened, received none. 3 Call for the reading of the minutes of the last meeting. Min. not present was omitted. 4 Call for acknowledgments, none. 5 Call for the peace and fellowship of the church. All in peace. 6 Call for unfinished business. 7 Call for new business or miscellaneous business. The church went into an Election of delegates to the Association and Elected T.H. Musgrove and F.R. Brigance Delegates to the association and B.T. Johnson and W.A. Brigance alternates. [Page 4] and Saturday night preaching by B.T. Johnson on the subject of foot washing. Sunday exercise by Bro. J.A. Davis preached a Doctrine sermon and Bro. B.T. Johnson concluded services. Then after services the church communed and washed one another's feet.
J.A. Davis, Moderator
T.H. Musgrove, Clerk Protem

May 8, 97
We the Missionary Baptist [Church] of Christ met at Union Hope on Saturday before the Second Sabbath in May. Preaching by our Pastor J.A. Davis. The church set in conference, inviting visiting Brothers to seats with us. 2 Opened the door of the church. 3 The minutes read and adopted. 4 Call for acknowledgments. 5 Call for peace and fellowship of the church. All in peace one with another. 6 Call new or miscellaneous business. Sabbath exercise, Preaching by J.A. Davis and followed by B.T. Johnson. After preaching the church communed and washed the Saints feet.
J.A. Davis, Moderator
T.H. Musgrove, Clerk

April the 9, 1898
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Saturday before the Second Sabbath in April. Preaching by our Pastor J.A. Davis. The church set in conference, inviting Bros. and Sisters to seats with us. 3 The doors of the church opened. 4 Call for the reading of the last minutes. Minutes not present. 5 Call for the Peace and fellowship of the church. All in Peace. 6 Call for acknowledgments, none. 7 Call for New business or unfinished business. 8 Call for Miscellaneous business. By request the church will Decorate the Thompson graveyard on the Second Sabbath in May. There was a committee appointed to furnish a program for the day. Bro. A.J. Coburn and Bro. E.S.T. Campbell and Sister Ollie Taylor was appointed as a committee. The church voted that [Page 5] after the grave exercise that the church would retire back to the church house and commune and wash feet. Motion that conference adjourn.
J.A. Davis, Moderator
T.H. Musgrove, C.C.

May the 8, 1898
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Saturday before the second Sabbath in May 98. Preaching by our Pastor J.A. Davis. The church set in conference, inviting visiting Bro. and Sis. to seats with us. 2 The doors of the church open. 3 Call for the last minutes, read and adopted. 4 Call for acknowledgments. 5 Call for Peace and fellowship of the church. All in Peace. 6 Call for unfinished business. 7 Call for new business or miscellaneous. 8 A move and second that conference adjourn.
J.A. Davis, Moderator
T.H. Musgrove, C.C.

A decoration[?] sermon was Preached by J.A. Davis [after?] Sabbath exercise. The church met at early light and communed and washed feet.

July the 9th 1898
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Saturday before the second Sabbath in July 98. Preaching by our Pastor J.A. Davis. The church set in conference. 2 Inviting visiting Brethren and Sisters to seats with us. 3 The doors of the church are opened and received Bro. E.S. Hicks and wife by letter. E.S. Hicks is a Deacon. 4 Call for the reading of minutes of the last meeting, none present. 6 Call for acknowledgments. 7 Call for the Peace and fellowship of the church. All in peace. 8 Call for new or miscellaneous business. A move and a second to adjourn. Sunday exercise Preaching by T. M[illegible] and concluded by our Pastor, J.A. Davis.
J.A. Davis, Moderator
T.H. Musgrove, Clerk

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The Protracted meeting commenced the 4 of August 1898. Friday night Pre. by J.A. Davis. Sat. at 11 o'clock Prea. by J.A. Davis. Sat. night Prea. by J.A. Davis. Sun. at 11 o'clock Prea. [illegible] night Prea. by J.A. Davis. More at 11 o'clock Prea. by J.A. Davis [illegible]

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We the Missionary Baptist [Church] of Christ met at Union Hope the Saturday before the second Sabbath in December 1898.
1 Inviting visiting Brethren and Sisters to seats with us [in] conference. 2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members. 3 Call for the reading of the minutes of the last meeting. Minutes adopted. 4 Call for references. 5 Call for acknowledgments. Ack. Made by Wm. Thompson for non attendance. His ack. received. 6 Call for the peace and fellowship of the church. All in peace. 7 Call for church dealing in gospel order. 8 Call for new business. 9 Call for miscellaneous business. 10 Motion [to] adjourn.
J.A. Davis, Moderator
A.C. Shackelford, Church Clerk

We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Saturday before the second Sabbath in January 1899. 1 Inviting visiting Brethren and Sisters to seats with us in conference. 2 Call for the reading of the minutes of the last meeting. Minutes read and adopted. 4 Call for references. 5 Call for acknowledgments. Ack. made by Robert Williams for getting drunk, by J.A. Davis his ack. received by the church. 6 Call for the peace and fellowship of the church. All in peace with [one] another. 7 Call for church dealing in gospel order. 8 Call for new or unfinished business. 9 Call for miscellaneous business. 10 Motion to adjourn.
J.A. Davis, Moderator
W.A. Brigance, Clerk Protem

We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope the second Saturday before the Second Sabbath in April 1899. 1 Inviting visiting brethren and [sisters] to seats with us [ends]

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We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Saturday before the 2 Sabbath in April 1899. Preaching by Pastor then set in conference. Invited visiting Bro. and Sisters to seats with us in counsel. 2 Offered opportunity for membership. 3 Called for the reading of the last minutes. Read and received. 4 Called for references. 5 Called for acknowledgments. 6 Called for the Peace and fellowship of church. 8 Called for new business. 9 A committee was appointed. B.B. Taylor, Sister Mary Taylor, Luisa Taylor, Bro. Th. Musgrove and W.A. Brigance to talk to F.R. Brigance and J.W. Yates for drinking.
Bro. Davis, Moderator
A.C. Shackelford, Clerk

We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Saturday before the 2 Sunday in April 1900. Preaching by Pastor, then set in conference, inviting visiting Bro. and Sisters to seats with us. 1 The door of the [church] open. 2 Called for the reading of the minutes. Read and adopted. 3 Called for the Peace and fellowship of the Church. Called for acknowledgments. Called for unfinished or new business. Called for miscellaneous business. The church voted that the Church Commune and Wash feet in the [illegible] and that Bro. Linzy preach the [illegible] sermon.
Bro. B.F. Johnson, Moderator
Bro. Th. Musgrove, C.C.

[Second page numbered 8, seems to be from the year 1905]
of the church.
7 Call church dealings in gospel order.
8 Call for new business.
9 Call miscellaneous business.
10 Motion to adjourn.
W.F. Lynch, Moderator
J.C. Taylor, C.

June 11 1905
We the Missionary Baptist met at Union Hope at 11 o'clock a.m. Preaching by the pastor W.F. Lynch. After preaching we entered into conference. Called for reading of minutes of last meeting. Minutes not present. Extending an opportunity for membership. Call for peace and fellowship of the church. Call for acknowledgments. Call for new business. Bro. J.B. Johnson received deaconship of the church. Ordination of ordaining Bro. J.B. Johnson was put off till next meeting. Appointed as presbytery Bro. W.F. Lynch, B. Taylor, B.T. Johnson as Deacons. Motion to adjourn.
W.F. Lynch, Moderator
J.B. Johnson, C.C.P.

We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ at Cardiff Ark. to any other church of like faith and order, Greeting. This is to certify that our Beloved Brother elder W.F. Lynch is a member of this church in good and regular [ends]

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Scott Cty. Ark. Tate Township
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Saturday before the 2 Sunday in March 1900. Preaching by Bro. B.F. Johnson. The Church set in Conference and elected Bro. Johnson moderator prot[em], inviting visiting Bro. and Sisters to seats with us. 2 Called for the reading of the minutes, not present. 3 Called for acknowledgments. 4 Called for new or miscellaneous business. 5 The Church went into an election and elected Bro. B.F. Johnson moderator for the rest of the Sessional year. Sabbath services preached by Bro. Linsey and concluded by Bro. B.F. Johnson. 6 A letter was read to the Church asking the [word?] of Scott County to write Bro. B.F. Johnson a copy of his credentials as this[?] was last.
B.F. Johnson, moderator
T.H. Musgrove, C.C.

We the Missionary [Baptist] Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Saturday before the 2 Sabbath in September 1900. Preaching by pastor. The Church called Conference. Opportunity for reception of members. Visiting Bro. and Sisters to seats with us. 2 Called for reading of the minutes. Bro. A.J. Coburn appointed Clerk protem. Minutes was read and approved. 3 Called for the Peace and fellowship of the Church. Not in Peace. 4 Called for acknowledgments. 5 New business. Called for the Church enter into election for pastor of Church and Delegates to the Association. B.F. Johnson and Linsy [nominated?] for pastor. Bro. B.F. Johnson and B. Taylor, A.J. Coburn and Fred Brigance as Delegates. 6 The Association election our to send on Sunday by our pastor. Conference called and the ballot[?] [illegible] election for Pastor B.F. Johnson resigned. [?] Linzy [illegible] T.H. Musgrove, 9, Delegates [illegible]
B.F. Johnson, moderator
A.J. Coburn, C.C.

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We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Saturday before the 2 Sabbath in November 1900. Preaching by Pastor. The Church called Conference. Door of Church open for the reception of members. 2 Called for the reading of the minutes. Not present. 3 Called for the Peace of the Church. 4 For acknowledgments. 5 Miscellaneous business. 6 New business. The Church went into an election for Clerk to fill the unexpired term of Bro. Musgrove. Wm. Thompson elected.
Bro. B.F. Johnson, Moderator
Wm. Thompson, C.C.

We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Saturday before the 2nd Sunday in December 1900. Devotional services by Pastor. Called Conference. 1 Extending an opportunity for reception of members. 2 Reading the minutes of the last meeting. Read and adopted. 4 Called for the Peace of the Church. 5 Called for acknowledgments. 6 New or miscellaneous business. Bro. Johnson and Bro. Thompson reported as Delegates attending the Association. 7 Sabbath services by Bro. Johnson, followed by Bro. Davis.
Bro. Johnson, Moderator
Wm. Thompson, C.C.

Note: This Clerk wrote the year 1901 as 19001. I've transcribed it as 1901.

We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Sunday in July 1901, inviting visiting Brethren to seats with us in con. 2 Extended an opportunity for the reception of members. 3 Reading of the minutes of the last meeting. 4 Peace and fellowship of the church. 5 Acknowledgments. 6 Miscellaneous or new business. Postponed the protracted meeting till Friday before the 4 Sun. in July. Motion to adjourn.
B.F. Johnson, Mod.
A.C. Shackelford, C.C. protem

The revival meeting concluded Friday in [illegible] before the [illegible] in July. 1 Preaching by B.F. Johnson. Sub. God is Love. 2 On Thursday night received Bro. J.B. Johnson and Sis. Lucy Wilson by experience of Grace. 3 Sat. night received Bro. Charley and Sis. Fannie Taylor by restoration. And on Sun. at 11 o'clock preaching at the water and administered the rite of Baptism by B.F. Johnson to Bro. J.B. Johnson and Sis. Lucy Wilson and extended the right hand of church fellowship and we believe the church was greatly revived.
B.F. Johnson, Mod.
A.C. Shackelford, C.C. protem

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January the 10th 1901
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Saturday before the 2 Second Sunday in January 190. Preaching by our pastor presiding. Conference. 2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members. 3 Reading the minutes of the last meeting. 4 Called for acknowledgments. 5 Called for the peace and fellowship of the church. 6 Called for new or miscellaneous business. 7 Motion to adjourn.

Sabbath services by pastor, followed by Bro. Taylor. A [illegible] visitation much greatly revived the church members.
Bro. B.F. Johnson, Moderator
Wm. Thompson, Clerk

We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met on Sat. before the second Sabbath in Feb. 1901. Pastor not being present, by motion made by Bro. B. Taylor for Bro. J.A. Davis to act as mod. protem. 1 Inviting visiting Brethren to seats with us in conference. 2 Extended an opportunity for the reception of members. 3 The reading of the minutes of the last meeting. 4 References. 5 Acknowledgments. 6 Peace and fellowship of the church. Bro. B. Taylor reported not in peace. Bro. F.R. Brigance and wife out of order. The Mod. appointed a committee to see them and talk to them. Bro. B. Taylor, A.C. Shackelford and Wm. Thompson as com. 7 New or miscellaneous business. Motion to adjourn.
Bro. J.A. Davis, Mod. protem
Wm. Thompson, C.C.

Sabath services. Pastor not being present held prayer metting, Bro. Davis leader.

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We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Sat. before the second Sabbath in April 1901. 1 Inviting visiting Brethren to seats with us in conference. 2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members. 3 Call for the reading of the minutes of the last meeting. No mins. present. 4 Call for references. The com. To see Bro. F.R. and Sis. L.D? Brigance reported and discharged. 5 Call for acknowledgments. 6 For the peace and fellowship of the church. 7 Church dealing in gospel order. 8 New business. 9 For miscellaneous business. 10 Motion to adjourn.
B.F. Johnson, Moderator
A.C. Shackelford, C.C. protem

We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on the Saturday before the Second Sunday in May 1901. 1 Inviting Brethren to seats with us in conference. 2 Extended an opportunity for the reception of members. 3 Call for the reading of the minutes of the last meeting. 4 Call for references. 5 Call for acknowledgments. Received the ack. of Sister L.D. Brigance. 6 Call for the peace and fellowship of the church. 7 Church dealings in gospel order. 8 New business. 9 Miscellaneous business. 10 Motion to adjourn.
B.F. Johnson, Mod.
A.C. Shackelford, C.C.

We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met on Sat. before the second Sunday in June 1901. Inviting visiting Brethren to seats with us in conference. 2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members. 3 Reading of the minutes of the last meeting. 4 References. Preferred charges against Bro. F.R. Brigance for swearing and dancing and excluded him from the church. 5 Acknowledgments. 6 Peace and fellowship of the church. 7 Dealings in Gospel order. 8 New business. 9 Miscellaneous business. Granted letter of dism. To Bro. J.A. Davis and wife. Motion to adjourn.
B.F. Johnson, Mod.
A.C. Shackelford, C.C.

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We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Sat. before the second Sunday in July 1901. 1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in conference. 2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members. 3 Reading the minutes of the last meeting. 4 References. 5 Acknowledgments. 6 The peace and fellowship of the church. 7 Dealings in gospel order. 8 New business. 9 Miscellaneous business. The church granted Brother J.R. McCland and wife a letter of dismissal. 10 Motion to adjourn.
B.F. Johnson, Moderator
A.C. Shackelford, C.C.

Note: Pastor's name appears to be B.T. Johnson but was earlier listed as B.F. Unclear to me at this point which is correct.

We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met on Saturday before the second Sunday in Aug. 1901. 1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in conference. 2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members. 3 Reading of the minutes of the last meeting. 4 References. 5 Acknowledgments. 6 Peace and fellowship of the church. 7 Church dealings in gospel order. 8 New business. 9 Miscellaneous business. 10 Motion to adjourn.

And on Tuesday [or Thursday?] the church went into an election and elected Bro. Isom Goff as pastor for the coming year and Bro. B.T. Johnson committee to see Bro. Goff and A.C. Shackelford C.C. for the following year. And the church preferred charges against Bro. J.R. Clain for declaring non fellowship with the church by requesting and going in by letter in good standing when he was not. Motion to adjourn.
B.F. Johnson, Mod.
A.C. Shackelford, C.C.

We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Sat. before the Second Sun. in Sept. 1901. 1 Inviting visiting Brethren to seats with us in Conference. 2 Extended an opportunity for the reception of members. Received [Page 14] Brother Luther McClain and Bro. William Smith and extended the right hand of Christian fellowship. 3 Reading the min. of the last meeting. 4 References. Preferred charges against Bro. J.R. McClain for declaring non fellowship with the church and withdrew fellowship from him. Motion to adjourn and Sun. appointed B. Taylor and T.H. Musgrove as com. to demand the Letter that Bro. J.R. McClain now holds. 5 Acknowledgments. 6 Peace and fellowship of the church. 7 Church dealing in gospel order. 8 New business. 9 Miscellaneous business. The church granted Bro. G.A. and Sis. Loucinda Dickerson a Letter of dismissal. 10 Motion to adjourn.
B.F. Johnson, Mod.
A.C. Shackelford, C.C.

We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Sat. before the Sec. Sun. in October 1901. 1 Inviting visiting Brethren to seats with us in Conference. 2 Extended an opportunity for the reception of members. 3 Reading of the minutes of the last meeting. 4 References. The com. to demand the Letter from J.R. McClain reported and discharged. The com. reported that he would not give it up and he still has a letter in good standing and full fellowship. 5 Acknowledgments. 6 The peace and fellowship of the church. 7 Church dealing in gospel order. 8 New business. 9 Miscellaneous business. The church elected as delegates to the Bucner Association Bros. B.T. Johnson, A.C. Shackelford and B. Taylor. Alternates, Motion to adjourn, and on Sunday Preaching at the water by our pastor B.T. Johnson and after services Bro. B.T. Johnson administered the rite of Baptism to Bro. Luther McClain and Bro. William Smith and extended the right hand of church fellowship.
B.F. Johnson, Mod.
A.C. Shackelford, C.C.

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We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Saturday before the second Sun. in February 1902. 1 Inviting visiting Brethren to seats with us in Conference. 2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members. 3 Reading of the minutes of the last meeting. 4 References. 5 Acknowledgments. 6 Peace and fellowship of the church. 7 Church dealings in Gospel order. 8 New business. 9 Miscellaneous business. The Church granted Bro. Lern[?] and Sister Mary Bly a letter of dismissal in full fellowship and good standing. [Ends]

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We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Saturday before the Sec. Sunday in June 1903. After preaching by Bro. J.F. Johnson and Bro. Lynch the church entered into conference. First elected Bro. Lynch as mod. protem. 2 Elected Bro. A.J. Coburn clerk protem. 3 A motion to postpone conference until Sunday for the purpose of calling a pastor. Sunday service. Preaching at 11 oc. by Bro. W.F. Lynch. After preaching the church seated in conference. 1 Extended an opportunity for members. 2 Bro. W.F. Lynch was elected pastor for the balance of the year. 3 A motion to adjourn conference for the time being. Conference adjourned.
W.F. Lynch, Moderator
W.A. Brigance, C.C.

We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope June 14, 1903. 1 Preaching Sunday night by Bro. John Johnson. Meeting continued on until Thursday night, June 18. An opportunity was extended for members by Bro. Johnson. Received Sister Addie Musgrove and Sister Annie Musgrove, Sister Maud Taylor, Sister Samanthy Taylor, by the experience of grace as candidates for baptism and was baptised by Bro. Johnson Sunday following preaching. A Sunday [sermon] by Bro. Otto Whittington, subject Baptism. Meeting continued on by Bro. Otto Whittington and Bro. Johnson. Sister Annie McClain united herself with the church on Thursday night, joining by a statement from her and Friday night an opportunity was extended for members by Bro. Otto Whittington and Bro. Andy Taylor and Bro. G.W. Musgrove and Sister Nancy Musgrove and Sister Kate Stansbery and Sister Ethel Coburn and Sister Zonie Hughs came forward and was received by the experience of grace as a candidate for [Page 19; no pages number 17 or 18] for baptism. Saturday night service preaching by Bro. Otto Whittington. June 27 1903 concluded by Bro. Lynch. 2 The Church was announced in conference by moderator. 3 Extended an opportunity for members. Sister Dee Musgrove come forward and was received by the experience of grace and the church extended the right hand of Christian fellowship as a candidate for baptism. Conference was left open until Sunday and announced preaching at the new schoolhouse. Sunday service June the 28, 1903. Preaching by Bro. Lynch, subject of Baptism. Concluded by Bro. Otto Whittington. After preaching extended an opportunity for members. Bro. Calvin Taylor come forward and was received by the experience of grace as a candidate for baptism. The church extended the right hand of Christian fellowship and went to the water for baptism at the Brigance ford. By the request of our moderator and the church, Bro. Otto Whittington attended to the ordinance of baptism to Bro. Calvin Taylor and Bro. J.W. Musgrove and to Bro. Andy Taylor and Sister Dee Musgrove and Sister Ethel Coburn and Sister Zonie Hughes and Sister Nancy Musgrove and Sister Kate Stansberry. After the baptizing the meeting adjourned until night at Union Hope. Preaching by Bro. Whittington, subject the Lords Supper. Concluded by Bro. Lynch. A motion adj. conference. Motion carried.
W.F. Lynch, Mod.
W.A. Brigance, C.C.

We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Saturday before the second Sunday in July 1903. Preaching by our pastor W.F. Lynch. After preaching the church was announced in conference. First extended an opportunity for members. Bro. F.R. Brigance and Bro. Josh Stansberry was [Page 20] restored by acknowledgments to the church. 2 Call for the reading of the minutes of the last meeting. Minutes read and adopted as read. 3 Called for the peace and fellowship of the church. 4 Called for acknowledgments. 5 A motion was made by Bro. B.T. Johnson and second by Bro. Fred Brigance to adopt the work of Bro. John Johnson. Adopted. 6 Bro. C.H. Taylor was appointed Clerk protem to help the clerk make a minute of the continued meeting in June 1903.
W.F. Lynch, Mod.
W.A. Brigance, C.C.

We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Saturday before the Sec. Sunday in August 1903. Preaching by our pastor. After preaching the church was announced in conference. 1 Inviting visiting Bros. to seats with us in conference. 2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members. 3 Reading the minutes of the last meeting. Minutes read and adopted. 4 Called for references. 5 Called for acknowledgments. 6 Called for the peace and fellowship of the church. 7 Called for new business. A motion to withdraw the act of receiving Sister Dave Smith was made and carried. Sunday service preaching by Bro. J.F. Johnson. After preaching the church was announced in conference. An opportunity was extended for the reception of members. Sister Mag Long came forward and was received as a candidate for baptism.
W.F. Lynch, Mod.
W.A. Brigance, C.C.

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Sunday Service Sept. 1903. Preaching by our pastor at the waters edge. After preaching the church seated in conference. 1 Extended an opportunity for the rec. of members. 2 Entered into an election for pastor and clerk. Bro. Linzy was elected pastor. Bro. T.H. Musgrove Clerk. Then attended to the ordinance of baptism to Sister Mag Long.
W.F. Lynch, Mod.
W.A. Brigance, C.C.

We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Saturday before the Second Sunday in Oct. 1903. Preaching by our pastor. The church was announced in conference. Inviting visiting brothers to seats with us in conference. 1 Call for the reading of the minutes of the last meeting. Not present. The minutes of the August meeting was read and adopted as read. 2 An opportunity was extended for the reception of members. 3 Call for the peace and fellowship of the church. 4 Call for new business. Conference was left open until Sunday. Sunday service, preaching by Bro. Linzy. After preaching the church was announced in conference. 1 Extended an opportunity for members. By a voice of the church Bro. Lynch appointed Bro. B. Taylor and W.A. Brigance for alternates to association. Bro. Linzy accepted care of the church as pastor. Conference adjourned for the time being.
W.F. Lynch, Mod.
W.A. Brigance, Clerk.

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We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on the Second Sunday of Dec. 1903. Inviting visiting Brethren to seats with us in Conference. Extending opportunity for the reception of members. 3 Reading of the minutes of the last meeting. Call for references. 5 Call for acknowledgments. 6 Call for the Peace and fellowship. 7 Call for church dealings in gospel. 8 Call for new business. A committee appointed as a Preacher com. Bro. C.H. Taylor and T.H. Musgrove to see Bro. Johnson and Bro. Whit[tington?] 9 Call for miscellaneous business. 10 Motion to adjourn.
A.C. Shackelford, C.C. Pro.

April the 10, 1904
Union Hope Baptist Church met at 11 o'clock. Preaching by Bro. W.F. Lynch.
1 The church set in conference and elected Bro. W.F. Lynch moderator protem.
2 The church went into an election and elected Bro. W.F. Lynch for our pastor for the rest of the [illegible] year. No other business. Conference closed.
W.F. Lynch, Mod. Protem
T.H. Musgrove, Clerk

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May 1904
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Second Sabbath in May 1904. Preaching by the Pastor W.F. Lynch.
1 The church set in conference.
2 Inviting visiting Bros. and Sisters to seats.
3 The door of the church open.
4 The minutes read and adopted.
5 Call for acknowledgments.
6 Call for peace and fellowship of the church.
7 Call for new business or miscellaneous business.
8 The church was to commune on the Second Sabbath in June.
9 A motion and second that Conference closed until June.
W.F. Lynch, Mod.
T.H. Musgrove, Clerk

June the 11, 1904
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Saturday before the Second Sabbath in June 1904.
1 Preaching by our Pastor W.F. Lynch.
2 The Church set in conference.
3 Invited visiting Bro. and Sisters to seats with us.
4 Doors of the church open.
5 Minutes of May read and adopted.
6 Call for Peace and fellowship of the church.
7 Call for acknowledgment.
8 Call for new or miscellaneous business.
9 The church went in an election and elected Bro. A.J.B. Horrine as a Deacon. The church set June 12 to ordain Bro. A.J.B. Horrine as Deacon. Sabbath exercises, preaching by W.F. Lynch, followed by B.T. Johnson. The ordaining of Bro. Horrine [Page 24] was postponed for the present. A motion and a second that conference closed.
W.F. Lynch, Mod.
T.H. Musgrove, Clerk

We the Missionary Baptist [Church] of Christ met at Union Hope on Sat. before the second Sabbath in July 1904.
1 Inviting visiting Bro. and Sis. To seats with us in conference.
2 Call the reading of the minutes of the last meeting. Present.
3 Call for references.
4 Call for acknowledgments.
5 Call for the Peace and fellowship of the church.
6 Call for Church Dealings in gospel order.
7 Call for new or miscellaneous business. A motion to adjourn.
W.F. Lynch, Mod.
T.H. Musgrove, Clerk

Sabbath exercises. Preaching by our Pastor W.F. Lynch. Preaching Sunday night and Monday night and Tuesday night and Wednesday night. August the 17, 1904 Sister Jane Boney joined the church by Letter and Sister Luever[?] Boney and Sister Caroline Shackelford and Sis. Marthey Shackelford joined the church by Experience and Baptism. On Sunday the 21, 1904 Sis. Luever[?] Boney, Sis. Caroline Shackelford and Sis. Marthey Shackelford was baptized by Bro. W.F. Lynch, the pastor of the church.
W.F. Lynch, Mod.
T.H. Musgrove, Clerk

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September 10, 1904
Sabbath exercise. Preaching by our Pastor Bro. J.W. Lindsey
1 The church sat in Conference.
2 The doors of the church was open and received Bro. Andrew Horine and Sister Horine, Sis. Lillie May Horine in the church by letter and extended the right [hand] of church fellowship to the Bro. and Sisters.
A move and second that Conference adjourn.
Bro. J.W. Lindsey
T.H. Musgrove, Clerk

Sunday Service. Preaching by Bro. Heath.
1 Extend an opportunity for members.
2 Bro. Horine declined to be ordained and by motion and second the church declined the action of Saturday. Motion to close conference and Sunday evening preaching by our Pastor, Bro. W.F. Lynch. After preaching the church took the Lord's Supper, washed the Saints feet and shook hands.
W.F. Lynch, Mod.
T.H. Musgrove, C.

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We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope Sat. before the second Sunday in August 1904. Conference.
1 Inviting visiting Brethren to seats with us in conference.
2 Extended an opportunity for members.
3 Reading of minutes of last meeting.
4 Call for references.
5 Call for acknowledgments.
6 Call for peace and fellowship of the church.
7 Call for church dealings in gospel order.
8 Call for new business.
9 Call for miscellaneous business. The church granted Sis. Fannie Johnson a letter. Conference stands adj.
W.F. Lynch, Mod.
A.C. Shackelford, C.C.

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Standing and is hereby dismissed from this church and recommended to your conference and fellowship by the reason of the dissolution of the church. Done in conference and by order of the church. Nov. 9, 1904.
W. Marshall, Mod.
W.H. Tate, C.

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We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Sat. before the Second Sabbath in Sep. 190_. Preaching by W.F. Lynch.
1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in con.
2 Extended an opportunity for the reception of members.
3 Reading of the minutes of the last meeting.
4 Call for references. 5 Call for acknowledgments.
6 Call for the peace and fellowship of the Church.
7 Call for Church dealing in gospel order.
8 New business. 9 Miscellaneous business. Bro. L.D. Mitchel was put as one of the Presbytery to ordain Bro. J.B. Johnson as Deacon of the Church. The Church went into an election and elected Bro. John Sessions as Pastor and A.C. Shackelford Clerk. A committee was appointed to get up [cut off] to build a church house, and to view a place to build. T.H. Musgrove, B.T. Johnson and A.J. Coburn. Sat. night preaching by W.F. Lynch. Sunday services by mod. After preaching Ordained Bro. J.B. Johnson a Deacon of the Church. Sunday evening services, preaching by mod. After preaching administered the Lord's Supper and washed the Saints feet. Motion to adjourn. Sunday night preaching by W.F. Lynch. Monday night preaching, Tues. night, Wed. night preaching. Thurs. night after preaching extended an opportunity for the reception of members and received Bro. Rob Scroggins as a candidate for baptism. Friday night after preaching extended an opportunity for the reception of members and received Sis. V. Dickerson by Letter. Sat. night preaching by B.T. Johnson. Sun. at 11 o'clock preaching by B.T. Johnson. Sunday evening preaching at the water's edge. After preaching extended an opportunity for the reception of members. Received Bro. J.M. Johnson as a can. for baptism and administered the rites of baptism to Bro. Rob Scroggins and Bro. J.M. Johnson by Bro. W.F. Lynch. Second week Mon. night preaching, Tues. preaching, Wed. night prea., Thur. Night after prea. opened the door of the church and received Sis. Janie Smith as a candidate for baptism. Fri. night after preaching the Church sat in conference and appointed a com. to see members that was reported to be out of order. J.B. Johnson and A.C. Shackelford. The meeting closed.
W.F. Lynch, Mod.
J.C. Taylor, C.C.

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We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Tate school house the second Sunday in January 1905.
1 Call for reading of the minutes of last meeting.
4 Call for references.
5 Call for acknowledgments.
6 Call for Church dealings in gospel order.
7 Call for peace and fellowship of the church.
8 Call for new business.
9 Call for miscellaneous business.
10 Motion to adjourn.
W.F. Lynch, Mod.
J.C. Taylor, Clerk

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We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union [Hope] on the second Saturday in April 1905.
1 Inviting visiting [Brethren] to seats with us in conference. Extending an opportunity for the reception of members. Reading the minutes of the last meeting. Call for references. Call for acknowledgments. Call for the peace and fellowship of the church. Call for church dealing in gospel order. Call for new business. Call miscellaneous business. The church nominated Bro. J.B. Johnson as deacon and referred till next meeting. Motion to adjourn.
W.F. Lynch, Mod.
A.C. Shackelford, Clerk, pro.

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We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on the fourth Sunday in October 1905. Preaching by Bro. B.T. Johnson. 1 Appointed Bro. B.T. Johnson moderator Protem. 2 Appointed Bro. Linton to take the vote of the church. The place selected was at the foot of the hill on J.H. Brigance's place. Appointed T.H. Musgrove, J.B. Johnson and W.A. Brigance as a building com.
B.T. Johnson, Mod. Protem
A.C. Shackelford, C.C.

We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Sat. before the Sec. Sabbath in November 1905.
1 Inviting visiting Brethren to seats with us in Conf. 2 Extended opportunity for the reception of members. 3 Reading of the min. of the last meeting. Min. read and adopted. 4 Call for references. 5 Call for acknowledgments. 6 Call for the Peace and fellowship of the Church. 7 Call for new business. 9 Call for miscellaneous business. The church went into an election for pastor and elected Bro. W.F. Lynch for the coming year. Elected Bro. W.F. Lynch and Bro. J.B. Johnson ad del. to the Baptist Convention at Fort Smith. Sunday preaching by Bro. George Evans. After preaching extended an opportunity for the reception of members and received Bro. O.P. Norwood by Letter and extended the right hand of Church fellowship. 10 Motion to adjourn.
W.F. Lynch, Mod.
A.C. Shackelford, C.C.

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We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on the Second Sabbath in December 1905.
1 Preaching by W.F. Lynch. 2 Extended an opportunity for the reception of members. 3 Reading of the minutes of the last meeting. Min. read and approved. Motion to adjourn.
W.F. Lynch, Mod.
A.C. Shackelford, C.C.

We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Sat. before the second Sun. in Jan. 1906.
3 Call for the reading of the minutes of the last meeting. Min. not present. 4 Call references. 5 Call for acknowledgments. 6 Call for the Peace and fellowship of the Church. Not in peace, Bro. A.M. Taylor being out of order. 7 Call for dealing in Gospel order. 8 Call for new business. 9 Call for miscellaneous business. The church withdrew fellowship from Bro. A.M. Taylor. 10 Motion to adjourn.
W.F. Lynch, Mod.
A.C. Shackelford, C.C.

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We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Sat. before the Second Sabbath in Feb. 1906. 1 Inviting visiting Brethren to seats with us in Conference. 2 Extended an opportunity for the reception of members.
3 Reading of the minutes of the last meeting. Min. read and adopted.
4 Call for references. None.
5 Call for acknowledgments.
6 Call for the Peace and fellowship of the Church.
7 Call for Dealings in Gospel order.
8 Call for New business.
9 Call for Miscellaneous business. Appointed Bro's. B. Taylor and A.C. Shackelford as a com. to see the Brothers and Sis. Who are reported out of order.
10 Motion to adjourn.
W.F. Lynch, mod.
A.C. Shackelford, C.C.

We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Sat. before the second Sun. in June 1906. 3 Reading of the minutes of the last meeting. Min. not present. Min. of Feb. read and adopted.
4 Call for references.
5 Call for acknowledgments.
6 Call for the Peace and fellowship of the Church.
7 Call for Dealing in Gospel order.
8 Call for new business.
9 Call for miscellaneous business. Authorized the Clerk to write a note to each of the Bro. and Sis. who was reported to be out of order. Requested the Clerk to read the rules of decorum at our next meeting on Saturday.
10 Motion [to] adjourn.
W.F. Lynch, mod.
A.C. Shackelford, C.C.

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We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Sat. before the Second Sunday in Oct. 1906.
3 Reading of the minutes of the last meeting.
4 Call for references. Sis. Eller Yocum, Sis. Zona Scroggins and Bro. Wesley Musgrove was laid over till next meeting.
5 Call for acknowledgments. The Church received the acknowledgments of Bro. E.S.T. Campbell, Bro. J.M. Johnson and Sis. L.D. Brigance.
6 Call for the Peace and Fellowship of the Church. Bro. A.J.B. and Sis. Lane[?] Horine being [out] of order the Church withdrew from them for declaring non Fellowship.
7 Dealings in Gospel order.
8 New business.
9 Miscellaneous business. By motion and Second the Church was moved from Union Hope to the new church house.
W.F. Lynch, mod.
A.C. Shackelford, C.C.

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December 8, 1906
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Saturday before the Second Sunday in December 1906. Preaching by our pastor. After preaching the church was announced in Conference.
1 Inviting visiting Bros. to seats with us in conference.
2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members.
3 Reading the minutes of the last meeting. Minutes read and approved. 4 Called for reference. The case of J.W. Musgrove was taken up and by a motion and second the church withdrew fellowship from him for unchristian conduct.
5 Call for acknowledgments.
6 Call for the peace and fellowship of the church. 7 Called for church dealings in gospel order.
8 Call for new business.
9 Call for miscellaneous business.
10 Motion to adjourn.
W.F. Lynch, Moderator
W.A. Brigance, Church Clerk

November 10, 1906
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Saturday before the second Sunday in Nov. 1906. After preaching by our pastor the church was announced in conference.
1 Inviting visiting Brothers to seats with us in conference.
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2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members.
3 Reading the minutes of the last meeting. Minutes read and approved.
4 Call for reference. The call of Sister Zonie Scroganc was taken up and the church withdrew fellowship from her for unchristian conduct and the case of J.W. Musgrove was carried over till next meeting.
5 Call for acknowledgments of Eller Yocum was received and she was restored in full fellowship.
6 Call for the peace and fellowship of the church.
7 Call for church dealings in gospel order.
8 Call for new business.
9 Call for miscellaneous business.
10 Motion to adjourn. Conference adjourned.
W.F. Lynch, Mod.
W.A. Brigance, C.C.

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January the 12, 1907
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope met on Saturday before second Sunday in January 1907. After preaching the church was announced in conference.
1 Inviting visiting Bros. to seats with us in conference.
2 Reading the minutes of the last meeting. Minutes read and approved.
4 Call for reference.
5 Call for acknowledgments.
6 Call for the peace and fellowship of the church.
7 Call for church dealings in gospel order.
8 Call for new business.
9 Call for miscellaneous business.
10 Motion to adjourn. Conference adj.
W.F. Lynch, Mod.
W.A. Brigance, Church Clerk

We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on the second Lord's day in Dec. 1908. 1 Preaching by our pastor J.L. Sykes. After preaching the church was announced in conference. 1 Inviting visiting Bro. to seats with us in conference. 2 Reading the minutes of the last meeting. Minutes not present. 3 Call for references. 4 Call for acknowledgments. 5 Call for the peace and fellowship of the church. 6 Call for church dealings in gospel order. 7 Call for new business. Motion and second to change our meeting days from the 2 to 4 Sunday and Sat. before. Motion carried. 8 Motion to adjourn conference. Motion carried.
J.L. Sykes, Mod.
W.A. Brigance, C.C.

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We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Sat. before the Second Sunday in Sept. 1908. 1 Inviting visiting Bros. to seats with us. 2 Reading the minutes of the last meeting. Minutes read and adopted.
3 Call for reference.
4 Call for acknowledgments.
5 Call for the peace and fellowship of the church.
6 Call for church dealings in gospel order.
7 Call for new business. The church called in the arm that was extended to Plesant Ridge. This being the time for an election the Church went into an election of moderator and Clerk. Ballot being taken, Bro. J.L. Sykes was elected mod. and W.A. Brigance C.C.
Moved and Second to make it unanimous for mod.
Sister Vanella Dickerson called for a letter which was granted.
8 Motion to adjourn.
J.B. Johnson, Mod.
A.C. Shackelford, C.C.

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We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in January 1909. After preaching by our pastor Bro. J.L. Sykes the church was announced in conference.
1 Inviting visiting Bro. to seats with us in conference.
2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members.
3 Reading the minutes of the last meeting. Minutes read and adopted.
4 Call for references.
5 Call for acknowledgments.
6 Call for the peace and fellowship of the church.
7 Call for church dealings in gospel [order.]
8 Call for new or miscellaneous business. Bro. Sykes requested the church to release him on the 4 Sunday in Feb. which was granted him.
9 Motion to adjourn. Motion carried.
J.L. Sykes, Mod.
W.A. Brigance, C.C.

Sunday service, preaching by our pastor. After preaching the church was announced in conference. 1 Extended an opportunity for the reception of members. 2 Minutes of September meeting read and approved with the proper corrections. Motion to adjourn conference. Motion carried.
J.L. Sykes, Mod.
W.A. Brigance, C.C.

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We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in Feb. 1909. After preaching by our pastor the church was announced in conference.
1 Inviting visiting Bro. to seats with us in conference.
2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members.
3 Reading the minutes of the last meeting. Minutes read and approved as read.
4 Call for references.
5 Call for acknowledgments.
6 Call for the peace and fellowship of the church.
7 Call for new business. Bro. B. Taylor and Sister Taylor and Sister Samantha Taylor requested letters of dismission from the church. Moved and second to carry the motion over till next meeting. Motion carried.
8 Motion and second to adjourn conference. Motion carried.
J.L. Sykes, Mod.
W.A. Brigance, C.C.

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We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Saturday before the 4 Sunday in April 1909. After preaching by our pastor the church was announced in conference.
1 Inviting visiting Bro. to seats with us in conference.
2 Reading the minutes of the last meeting. Minutes read and approved as read.
3 Call for references. Motion and second to grant letters to Bro. B. Taylor, Sister M.E. Taylor and Sister Samantha Ester Oria Taylor. Motion carried.
4 Motion and second to carry the cases of Bro. F.R. Brigance, Rob Scrogans and Bud Scrogans over till next meeting. Motion carried. The following committee was appointed to see the Bros. W.A. Brigance, A.C. Shackelford and A.J. Coburn.
5 Motion and second to withdraw fellowship from Bro. George Scrogens. Motion carried.
6 Call for acknowledgments.
7 Call for the peace and fellowship of the church.
8 Call for new business.
9 Motion and second to adjourn conference. Motion carried.
J.L. Sykes, Mod.
W.A. Brigance, C.C.

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We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Saturday before the 4 Sunday in March 1909. After preaching by our pastor the church was announced in conference.
1 Inviting visiting Bro. to seats with us in conference.
2 Reading the minutes of the last meeting. Minutes read and approved as read.
3 Call for references. Motion and second that the church request acknowledgment of Bro. B. Taylor and Sister M.E. Taylor and Sister Samantha Taylor for declaring non fellowship of the church for the clerk to notify them.
4 Call for acknowledgments.
5 Call for the peace and fellowship of the church.
6 Call for new business. Bros. F.R. Brigance and Rob. and Bud and George Scrogens was reported of being guilty of unchristian conduct by taking the name of God in vain. Carried over till next meeting. Motion and second to adjourn conference. Motion carried.
J.L. Sykes, Mod.
W.A. Brigance, C.C.

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Tate, Ark., May 23, 1909
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Sat. before the 4 Sunday in May 1909. After preaching by our pastor the church was announced in conference.
1 Inviting visiting Bro. to seats with us in conference.
2 Reading of the minutes of the last meeting. Minutes read and approved.
3 Call for references. Motion and second to carry the cases of Bros. F.R. Brigance and Rob and Bud Scroggans over till next meeting. Motion carried.
4 Call for the peace and fellowship of the church.
5 Call for acknowledgments.
6 Call for new business. Motion and second to require an excuse of every member when absent on conference days. Motion carried. Motion to adjourn conference. Motion carried.
7 Motion and second to grant Bro. and Sister O.P. Norwood letter of dismission of this body. Motion carried.
Sunday services. Preaching at 11 o'clock by our pastor. This being communion day the church communed after which we extended an opportunity for members. Conference adjourned.
J.L. Sykes, Mod.
W.A. Brigance, C.C.

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We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Sat. before the 4 Sunday in June 1909. After preaching the church was announced in conference.
1 Inviting visiting Bro. to seats with us in conference.
2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members.
3 Call for references. Motion and second to accept the statement of Bros. F.R. Brigance and Rob and Bud Scroggans. Motion carried.
4 Call for acknowledgments.
5 Call for the peace and fellowship of the church.
6 Call for new business. Motion and second to adjourn. Motion carried.
J.L. Sykes, Mod.
W.A. Brigance, C.C.

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We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Sat. before the 4 Sunday in July 1909. After preaching by our pastor the church was announced in conference.
1 Inviting visiting Bro. to seats with us in conference.
2 Reading the minutes of the last meeting. Minutes read and approved.
3 Call for references.
4 Call for acknowledgments.
5 Call for the peace and fellowship of the church.
6 Call for church dealings in gospel order.
7 Call for new business.
8 Call for miscellaneous business.
9 Motion to adjourn. Motion carried. The meeting continued Sat. night and Sunday. Sunday at eleven o'clock extended the liberties of the church for the reception of members. Friday July 30, liberties of the church was extended and Bro. Andy Taylor came forward. Motion and second to receive him by experience of grace as a candidate for baptism. After baptism in full fellowship of the church. On Sat. July 31 motion and second to grant Sister Fannie Johnson a Letter of dismission from us. Motion carried. Extended the liberties of the church Monday Aug. 2, the following Bros. and Sisters J.G. Wilson and Sister Sarray Wilson, Sister Mollie Brigance, Sister Dollie Brigance and [Page 49] Bro. James and Jack Brigance and Lee Dixon and Tomie Musgrove came forward as candidates for baptism. After baptism in full fellowship of the church. The meeting continued till Tuesday night. Motion and second to go in an election for a deacon. W.A. Brigance was nominated. The vote being taken W.A. Brigance declared elected. Wednesday preaching at eleven and baptism by our pastor after which the congregation was dismissed to meet at the waters edge for baptism which was administered by Bro. Davis. The church extended the right hand of church fellowship to the candidates. Motion and second to adjourn conference. Motion carried.
J.L. Sykes, Mod.
W.A. Brigance, C.C.

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Tate, Ark., Aug. 28, 1909
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Sat. before 5 Sunday in Aug. 1909. Preaching by our pastor. After preaching the church was announced in conference.
1 Inviting visiting Bro. to seats with us in conference.
2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members.
3 Reading the minutes of the last meeting. Minutes read and approved with the proper corrections.
4 Call for references.
5 Call for acknowledgments.
6 Call for the peace and fellowship of the church.
7 Call for church dealing in gospel order.
8 Call for new business. Motion and second to invite Bro. J.A. Davis and Bro. B. Taylor to assist in the ordination of a deacon tomorrow at eleven o'clock. Motion carried. Bro. J.B. Johnson and J.G. Wilson was elected messengers to the association. Bro. W.A. Brigance and A.J. Coburn as alternates. Motion and second to enter into an election for pastor and clerk for the next association year. Motion carried. Bro. J.B. Johnson and W.A. Brigance was appointed to take the vote. Bro. J.L. Sykes was declared elected pastor. J.G. Wilson clerk. Motion and second to grant J.G. Wilson License to preach. [Page 51] Motion carried. Motion to adjourn. Motion carried.

Sunday service. Preaching at eleven o'clock by our pastor. Motion and second to proceed with the ordination of Bro. W.A. Brigance as a Deacon of the church. Motion carried. Elder J.L. Sykes and Deacon J.B. Johnson assisted by Elder J.A. Davis and Deacon B. Taylor proceeded as presbytery with the ordination. Motion and second to Bro. J.B. Johnson's License to preach. Motion carried. Extending an opportunity for the reception of members. Motion and second to adjourn conference. Motion carried. Conference stands adjourned for the time being.
J.L. Sykes, Mod.
W.A. Brigance, C.C.

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We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Saturday before the 2 Sunday in May 1911.
1 Inviting visiting Brethren to seats with us in con.
2 Extended an opportunity for the reception of members.
3 Reading of the minutes of last meeting.
4 References. 5 Acknowledgments.
6 The peace and fellowship of the church.
7 Church dealing in Gospel order.
8 New business. 9 Miscellaneous business.
J.L. Sykes, Mod.
A.C. Shackelford, C.C.

We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Sat. before the Second Sunday in Sep. 1911. Preaching by our Pastor J.L. Sykes.
1 Inviting visiting Brethren to seats with us in Con.
2 Extended an opportunity for the reception of members and received Sister Ader Brigance as a candidate for baptism and extended the right hand of Christian fellowship. 3 Reading of the min. of last meeting. 4 References. The church preferred charges against Bro. Lee Dixion and Bro. Rob Scroggins and appointed as a com. A.C. Shackelford and A.J. Coburn to see them. 4 Acknowledgments. 5 Peace and fellowship of the church. 6 Dealing in Gospel Order. 7 New Business. 8 Miscellaneous business. The church went into an election. Elected Bro. A.J. Davis Mod. and A.C. Shackelford C.C. and A.C. Shackelford and A.J. Coburn as delegates to the Buckner Association. W.A. Brigance and T.H. Musgrove alternates. Sunday preaching at the church house and went to the water and Sister Ader Brigance was baptized by J.L. Sykes. After baptism extended the right hand of church fellowship. 10 Motion to adjourn.
J.L. Sykes, Mod.
A.C. Shackelford, C.C.

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We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Sat. before the 2 Sunday in June 1911. 1 Inviting visiting Brethren to seats with us in Con. 3 Reading of the min. of last meeting. 4 References. 5 Acknowledgments. 6 The peace and fellowship of the church. 7 Church dealing in gospel order. 8 New business. 9 Miscellaneous business. 10 Motion to adjourn. On Sunday the Church observed the Lords Supper and washed the saints feet.
J.L. Sykes, Mod.
A.C. Shackelford, C.C.

We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Sat. before the Second Sunday in Aug. 1911. 1 Preaching by our Pastor J.L. Sykes. Omitted conference to some time in the future. Sat. night preaching. Sunday at 11 preaching, Sunday night preaching, Monday at 11 peaching, Monday night preaching, Tues. at 11 o'clock preaching, Tues. night preaching, Wednesday at 11 o'clock preaching, Wednesday night preaching, Thursday at 11 o'clock preaching, Thursday night preaching, Friday at 11 o'clock preaching, Friday night preaching, After preaching extended an opportunity for the reception of members, received Sister Anie Montgomery by Experience of grace and Baptism and extended the right hand of Christian fellowship. Sat. at 11 o'clock preaching. Sat. night preaching. Sun. at 11 o'clock preaching. Sun. at 4 o'clock preaching at the water. After preaching Sister Anie Montgomery was baptized by J.L. Sykes and extended the right hand of Church fellowship. Sun. night preaching. After preaching the Church granted Sister Mag Long and Bro. J.B. and Louise Johnson a letter from this church. Motion to adjourn.
J.L. Sykes, Mod.
A.C. Shackelford, C.C.

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We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Sat. before the Second Sunday in Aug. 1910.
1 Inviting visiting Brethren to seats with us in Con.
3 Reading of the minutes of last meeting.
4 References. The committee to see Bro. Bud Scroggins reported and discharged the com. The church withdrew fellowship from Bro. Bud Scroggins.
5 Acknowledgments. 6 The peace and fellowship of the church. 7 Church dealings in Gospel Order. 8 New business. 9 Miscellaneous business. 10 Motion to adjourn.
J.L. Sykes, Mod.
AC. Shackelford, C.C.

We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Sat. before the sec. Sun. in Nov. 1910[?] After preaching by our pastor J.L. Sykes the Church was declared in conference. 3 Reading of the minutes of last meeting. No min. present. References. 5 Acknowledgments. 6 The peace and fellowship of the church. 7 Church dealings in gospel order. 8 New business. Bro. Sykes gave the Church an answer as to whether he would serve the church this year or not. His ans. Was yes. 9 Miscellaneous business. Sunday Preaching. After preaching extended an opportunity for the reception of members. 10 Motion to adjourn. Mo. Carried.
J.L. Sykes, Mod.
A.C. Shackelford, C.C. Pro.

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We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope Sat. before the second Sunday in Dec. 1910. Preaching. The church put off conference until Sunday. Sunday preaching by our pastor J.L. Sykes. After preaching the church was declared in conference.
1 Inviting visiting Brethren to seats with us in con.
3 Reading of the min. of the last meeting. Min. read and adopted.
4 References.
5 Acknowledgments.
6 The peace and fellowship of the church.
7 Dealing in gospel order.
8 New business. 9 Miscellaneous business.
10 Motion to adjourn. Motion carried.
J.L. Sykes, Mod.
W.A. Brigance, C.C. Protem

We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Sat. before the Second Sunday in Mar. 1910.
1 Inviting visiting Brethren to seats with us in con.
3 Reading of the minutes of last meeting. Min. not present. 4 References.
5 Acknowledgments. 6 The peace and fellowship of the church. 7 Church dealing in Gospel order. 8 New business. 9 Miscellaneous business. 10 Motion to adjourn. Motion carried.
J.L. Sykes, Mod.
W.A. Brigance, C.C. pro.

We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on the 2 Sunday in Feb. 1912. Preaching by J.A. Davis. After preaching appointed J.A. Davis Mod. Pro.
1 Inviting visiting Brethren to seats with us in Con.
3 Reading of the minutes of last meeting.
4 References. 5 Acknowledgments.
6 The Peace and fellowship of the Church.
7 Church dealing in Gospel order.
8 New Business.
9 Miscellaneous Business. The committee to see Bro. J.A. Davis to see if he would take care of the Church reported and was discharged and he received the care of the Church for the coming year. 10 Motion to adjourn. Motion carried.
J.A. Davis, Mod. Pro.
A.C. Shackelford, C.C.

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Dec. 6, 1912
Union Hope Church met Dec. 6, 1912.
1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in conference.
2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members.
3 Reading minutes of last meeting. Minutes read and adopted.
4 Called for references.
5 " " acknowledgments.
6 " " peace and fellowship of church.
7 Called for church dealings and gospel order.
8 Called for new business.
Motion and second to nominate another deacon. Motion carried. Bro. A.J. Coburn was nominated to be ordained next meeting on Sunday.
9 Called for miscellaneous business.
Motion to adjourn. Motion carried.
J.N. Rowlet, Mod.
James Brigance, C.C.

Presbytery to help ordain deacon. Bro. J.L. Sykes preached the sermon. Bro. B. Taylor the prayer. Bro. W.A. Brigance as spokesman. Bro. J.N. Rowlet, Mod.

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Absent January and February

Mar. 9, 1913
Union Hope Church met Mar. 9, 1913.
1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in conference.
2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members.
3 Reading minutes of last meeting. Read and adopted with corrections of the presbytery to help ordain the deacon.
4 Called for references.
5 " " acknowledgments.
6 " " peace and fellowship of church.
7 Called for church dealings and gospel order.
8 Called for new business.
9 " " unfinished business. The ordaining of the Deacon was put off until next meeting on the account of Bro. A.J. Coburns family not being able to come.
10 Motion to adjourn. Motion carried.
J.N. Rowlet, Mod.
James Brigance, C.C.

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April 13, 1913
Union Hope Church met April 13, 1913.
1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in conference.
2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members.
3 Reading the minutes of last meeting. Minutes read and adopted.
4 Called for references.
5 " " acknowledgments.
6 " " peace and fellowship of church.
7 " " church dealings and gospel order.
8 " " new business.
9 " " unfinished business. The Deacon to be ordained on the coming Sunday.
10 Motion to adjourn. Motion carried.
Sunday service. Ordaining of Bro. Coburn. Presbytery as follows: Rev. J.L. Sykes of Pine Grove to preach the ordination sermon. Rev. J.N. Rowlet of Blanset to deliver the charge. Bro. B. Taylor of Pine Grove to pray the prayer. Bro. W.A. Brigance of Union Hope as spokesman.
J.N. Rowlet, Mod.
James Brigance, C.C.

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Absent May
June 1913
Union Hope Church met on Saturday before the Second Sunday in June.
1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in conference.
2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members.
3 Reading the minutes of last meeting. Minutes read and adopted.
4 Called for references.
5 " " acknowledgments.
6 " " peace and fellowship of church.
7 " " church dealings and gospel order.
8 " " new business.
9 " " unfinished business.
10 Motion to adjourn. Motion carried. Motion and second that the church dismiss a Sunday for the childrens day at Pine Grove.
J.N. Rowlet, Moderator
James Brigance, Church Clerk

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July 1913
Union Hope Church met on Saturday before the second Sunday in July.
1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in conference.
2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members.
3 Reading the minutes of last meeting. Minutes read and adopted.
4 Called for references.
5 " " acknowledgments.
6 " " peace and fellowship of church.
7 " " church dealings and gospel order.
8 " " new business.
9 " " unfinished business.
10 Motion to adjourn. Motion carried.
J.N. Rowlet, Mod.
James Brigance, C.C.

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Aug. 1913
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ [met] on Sat. before the Second Sunday in August.
1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in conference.
2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members.
3 Reading the minutes of last meeting. Minutes read and adopted.
4 Called for references.
5 " " acknowledgments.
6 " " peace and fellowship of church.
7 " " church dealings and gospel order.
8 " " new business.
9 " " unfinished business.
10 Motion to adjourn. Motion carried for the time being. Meeting continued on Wed. night Aug. 13th. Jake Tucker come forward and was received as candidate for baptism. On Sunday following Grandma Coburn was received by statement in full fellowship of the church. The church came together on the night of Sept. the first and the second at 11 o'clock at the waters edge to attend to the baptism of Jake Tucker. Preaching on the night following. Conference closed.
J.N. Rowlet, Mod.
James Brigance, C.C.

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Sept. 1913
Union Hall Church met Sept. 21, 1913 by a call meeting to transact some business. The moderator not being present Houston Greyson was elected protem.
1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in conference.
2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members.
3 Reading the minutes of last meeting. Read and adopted.
4 Called for references.
5 " " acknowledgments.
6 " " peace and fellowship of church.
7 " " church dealings and gospel order.
8 " " new business.
9 " " unfinished business. The church went into an election to elect a pastor and clerk for the coming year and to elect delegates to the association. Houston Greyson was elected pastor. James Brigance clerk. Jake Tucker and James Brigance as delegates. W.A. Brigance and A.C. Shackelford as alternates. A.J. Coburn and T.H. Musgrove was appointed committee to see Bro. Greyson. The church granted Jake Tucker license to preach.
10 Motion to adjourn. Carried.
Houston Greyson, Mod. Pro.
James Brigance, C.C.

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Oct. 1913
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met in conference the second Saturday in Oct. 1913. 1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in conference.
2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members.
3 Reading the minutes of last meeting. Read and approved.
4 Called for references.
5 " " acknowledgments.
6 " " peace and fellowship.
7 " " church dealings and gospel order.
8 " " new business.
9 " " unfinished business. Letter to the Buckner Association was read and approved. Money for the orphans home was sent to the Landmark home.
10 Motion to adjourn. Motion carried.
Houston Greyson, Moderator
J.E. Tucker, Clerk Protem

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Nov. 1913
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met on Sat. before the second Sun. in Nov. 1913.
1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in conference.
2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members.
3 Reading the minutes of last meeting. Sat. minutes not being present was omitted. Sun. read and adopted.
4 Called for references.
5 " " acknowledgments.
6 " " peace and fellowship.
7 " " church dealings and gospel order.
8 " " new business.
9 " " unfinished business. J.E. Tucker was appointed to get up the Sat. minutes of last meeting. The church elected J.E. Tucker and A.J. Coburn as delegates to the 5th Sun. meeting at M.T. Nilus[?]
10 Motion to adjourn. Motion carried.
Houston Greyson, Moderator
James Brigance, Church Clerk

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Absent December

January 11, 1914
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met on Sat. Before the Sec. Sun. in Jan. 11, 1914.
1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in conference.
2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members.
3 Reading the minutes of last meeting. Minutes read and adopted.
4 Called for references.
5 " " acknowledgments.
6 " " peace and fellowship of the church.
7 " " church dealings and gospel order.
8 " " new business.
9 " " unfinished business.
10 Motion to adjourn. Motion carried.
Houston Greyson, Moderator
Jas. Brigance, Church Clerk

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Absent February

March 7 8, 1914
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ [met] on Sat. before the Second Sunday in Mar. 1914.
1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in conference.
2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members.
3 Reading the minutes of last meeting. Minutes read and adopted.
4 Called for references.
5 " " acknowledgments.
6 " " peace and fellowship of church.
7 " " church dealings and gospel order.
8 " " new business. The church authorized the moderator to appoint delegates to the fifth Sunday meeting. Delegates A.C. Shackelford and W.A. Brigance, J.E. Tucker and James Brigance and also authorized the moderator to invite the home singing class and appoint a committee to see after the delegates.
9 Miscellaneous business.
10 Motion to adjurn. Motion carried.
Houston Greyson, Moderator
James Brigance, Church Clerk

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Absent April

May 1914
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met on Sat. before the second Sunday in May 1914.
1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in conference.
2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members.
3 Reading the minutes of last meeting. Read and adopted.
4 Called for references.
5 " " acknowledgments.
6 " " peace and fellowship of church.
7 " " church dealings and gospel order.
8 " " new business. The church authorized the moderator to appoint delegates to the 5th Sunday meeting at Greyson. Delegates A.C. Shackelford, J.E. Tucker and James Brigance. Alternates T.H. Musgrove and W.A. Brigance. Conference closed for the time being.

Sunday following the church taken the Lords Supper and foot washing.
Houston Greyson, Moderator
James Brigance, Church Clerk

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Absent July 1914

June 13, 1914
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met on Sat. before the Second Sun. in June 1914. The moderator not being present the church appointed Bro. J.B. Johnson Mod. protem.
1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in conference.
2 Reading the minutes of last meeting. Minutes read and adopted.
3 Called for references.
4 " " acknowledgments. 5 " " peace and fellowship of church.
6 " " new business. The church appointed a committee to write up the obituary of Grandma Coburn. Committee James Brigance, A.C. Shackelford and W.A. Brigance.
Motion and second to adjourn conference for the time being.
J.B. Johnson, Mod. protem
James Brigance, Church Clerk

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August 1914
Minutes of the protracted meeting held at Union Hope commencing on Sat. night before the 3rd Sun. in Aug. 1914. Preaching Sat. night., Sun. at 11 and Sunday night, Monday 11, Mon. night, Tues. at 11, Tues. night and continued the rest of the week. On Mon. after the 4th Sunday the church opened conference and extended an opportunity for the reception of members. Bro. King was accepted in the church by promise of letter and was given the right hand of church fellowship. Lizzie King, Beulah Brigance, Nora Brigance, Addie Shackelford came forward and received as candidates for baptism and was given the right hand of Christian fellowship.
Church Mon. night and Tuesday at 11 extended an opportunity for the reception of members. Minnie Terry was received as candidate for baptism and was given the right hand of Christian fellowship. Services Tuesday night and Wednesday at 11. Preaching at the waters edge and administered the rites of baptism to Lizzie King, Beulah Brigance, Nora Brigance and Addie Shackelford and Minnie Terry by Houston Greyson and extended the right hand of church fellowship to them.
Motion to adjourn. Motion carried.
Houston Greyson, Moderator
James Brigance, Church Clerk

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Sept. 1, 1914
Union Hope Church met on Sat. before the Sec. Sun. in Sept. 1914. The pastor not being present the church appointed Bro. Davis Moderator protem.
1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in conference.
2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members.
3 Reading the minutes of last meeting. Minutes read and adopted with proper corrections.
4 Called for references.
5 " " acknowledgments.
6 " " peace and fellowship of the church.
7 " " church dealings in gospel order.
8 " " unfinished business.
9 " " new business. The church went into an election to elect a moderator and clerk for the following year and delegates to the Association. Houston Greyson was elected Mod. and James Brigance C.C. Delegates A.J. Coburn and A.C. Shackelford. Alternates W.A. Brigance and J.D. King. The Mod. appointed W.A. Brigance, J.D. King, A.C. Shackelford as a committee to see Bro. Greyson.
10 Motion to adjourn. Motion carried.
J.A. Davis, Mod. Protem
James Brigance, C.C.

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Oct. 1914
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met on the second Sun. in October 1914.
1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in conference.
2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members.
3 Reading the minutes of last meeting. Minutes read and adopted.
4 Called for references.
5 " " acknowledgments.
6 " " peace and fellowship.
7 " " church dealings in gospel order.
8 " " new business.
9 " " unfinished business.
10 " " Motion to adjourn. Motion carried.
Houston Greyson, Moderator
James Brigance, Church Clerk

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November 1914
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met on Sat. before the Second Sunday in November 1914.
1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in conference.
2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members.
3 Reading the minutes of last meeting. Read and approved.
4 Called for references.
5 " " acknowledgments.
6 " " peace and fellowship of church.
7 " " church dealings in gospel order.
8 " " new business.
9 " " unfinished business.
10 Motion to adjourn. Motion carried.
Houston Greyson, Mod.
James Brigance, Church Clerk

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Absent Dec. and Jan.

February 1915
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met on Sat. before the Second Sun. in February 1915 at Union Hope.
1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in conference.
2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members.
3 Reading the minutes of last meeting. Minutes read and adopted.
4 Called for references.
5 " " acknowledgments.
6 " " peace and fellowship of church.
7 " " church dealings in gospel order.
8 " " new business.
9 " " unfinished business.
10 Motion to adjourn. Motion carried.
Houston Greyson, Moderator
James Brigance, C.C.

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Absent March

April 1915
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Sat. before the Sec. Sun. in April 1915.
1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in conference.
2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members.
3 Reading the minutes of last meeting. Minutes not present was omitted.
4 Called for references.
5 " " acknowledgments. Acknowledgments made by Bro. J.E. Tucker. The church received his ack.
6 " " peace and fellowship of church.
7 " " church dealings in gospel order.
8 " " new business. The church preferred charges against Bro. Tommie Musgrove for using profane language and dancing and appointed a com. to see him. Committee, A.C. Shackelford, W.A. Brigance. And also preferred charges against Sister Minnie Terry for dancing and appointed Bro. J.E. Tucker and Sister Lizzie Tucker to see her.
9 " " miscellaneous business.
10 Motion to adjourn. Motion carried.
Houston Greyson, Moderator
A.C. Shackelford, Church Clerk protem

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May 1915
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Sat. before the Second Sun. in May 1915.
1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in conference.
2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members.
3 Reading the minutes of last meeting. Minutes read and adopted.
4 Called for references.
5 " " acknowledgments.
6 " " peace and fellowship of church.
7 " " church dealings in gospel order.
8 " " new business. The com. to see Bro. Tommie Musgrove and Sister Minnie Terry failed to make their report and carried over until next meeting.
9 " " miscellaneous business.
10 Motion to adjourn. Motion carried.
Houston Greyson, Mod.
James Brigance, C.C.

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Absent June, July

August 1915
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met on Sat. before the Sec. Sun. in August 1915.
1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in conference.
2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members.
3 Reading the minutes of last meeting. Minutes read and adopted with correction.
4 Called for references.
5 " " acknowledgments.
6 " " peace and fellowship of church.
7 Church dealings in gospel order.
8 Called for new or unfinished business. The committee to see Bro. Tommie Musgrove and Sister Minnie Terry made their report and was discharged. The church excluded the Bro. and Sister.
9 Called for miscellaneous business.
10 Motion to adjourn. Motion carried.
Houston Grayson, Moderator
James Brigance, Church Clerk

Minutes of the protracted meeting held at Union Hope beginning Sat. Aug. 7, 1915 and continued Sat. night, Sun., Sun. night, Mon. was rained out, Mon. night, Tues. at 11. Services Tues. night, Wed. and Wed. night, Thurs. at eleven, Thurs. night, Fri. at 11, Fri. night, Sat. at eleven given an opportunity for the reception of members, received none. Services Sat. night closed with one conversion.
Houston Grayson, Mod.
James Brigance, C. Clerk

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Sept. 1915
We the Missionary Baptist Church met at Union Hope on Sat. Before the second Sun. in Sept. 1915.
1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in conference.
2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members.
3 Reading the minutes of last meeting. Minutes read and adopted with two corrections.
4 Called for references.
5 " " acknowledgments.
6 " " peace and fellowship of church.
7 " " church dealings in gospel order.
8 " " new business. The church went into an election to elect a pastor and clerk for the coming year. Elected J.M. Pickens Moderator, James Brigance Clerk. The Moderator appointed W.A. Brigance and A.C. Shackelford as a committee to see Bro. Pickens and also appointed delegates to the Association. Delegates T.H. Musgrove, A.C. Shackelford and James Brigance and alternates J.E. Tucker and A.J. Coburn.
9 Called for miscellaneous business.
10 Motion to adjourn conference for the time being. Motion carried.
On Sun. week at 11 o'clock opened the church and received Miss Jennie[?] Berry as candidate for baptism and also Tues. night received John Shackelford as candidate for baptism. On Thurs. following H. Greyson administered the rites of baptism to the candidates and after baptism the church gave them right hand of church fellowship and was in full fellowship of the church.
Houston Greyson, Mod.
James Brigance, C.C.

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Oct. 10, 1915
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on the second Sun. Oct. 1915. The pastor not being present the church appointed J.L. Sykes Mod. Protem.
1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in conference.
2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members.
3 Reading the minutes of last meeting. Minutes read and adopted and also the minutes to the Association.
4 Called for references.
5 " " acknowledgments.
6 " " peace and fellowship of the church.
7 " " church dealings in gospel order.
8 " " new business.
9 " " unfinished business. The committee to see Bro. Pickens failed to make their report and was granted more time.
10 Motion to adjourn. Motion carried.
J.L. Sykes, Mod. protem.
James Brigance, Church Clerk

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November 13, 1915
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Sat. before the Second Sun. in November 13, 1915.
1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in conference.
2 Called for the reading of the minutes of last meeting. Minutes read and adopted.
Called for references.
" " acknowledgments.
" " peace and fellowship of church.
" " church dealings in gospel order.
" " new business. The church withdrew fellowship from Bro. J.E. Tucker for dancing and taking the name of God in vain and called for his license. The church received the report of the com. to see Bro. Pickens and discharged the com.
Motion and second to adjourn for some time indefinite.
J.W. Pickens, Mod. protem
James Brigance, Church Clerk

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Absent Dec., Jan. and Feb.

March 1916
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Sat. before the Second Sun. in March 1916.
1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in counsel.
2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members.
3 Reading the minutes of last meeting. Minutes not being present was omitted.
4 Called for references.
5 " " acknowledgments.
6 " " peace and fellowship of church.
7 " " church dealings in gospel order.
8 " " new business.
9 " " miscellaneous business.
10 Motion to adjourn. Motion carried.
John Pickens, Mod.
A.C. Shackelford, Church Clerk Protem.

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April 1916
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Sat. before the Second Sun. in April 1916.
1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in counsel.
3 Reading the minutes of last meeting. Minutes read and adopted.
4 Called for references.
5 " " acknowledgments.
6 " " peace and fellowship of church.
7 " " church dealings in gospel order.
8 " " new business. The church appointed a committee to see Sister Lizzie Tucker. Com. Ader Shackelford, T.E. Musgrove, for going to dances and play parties.
9 " " miscellaneous business.
10 Motion and second to adjourn conference for the time being.
J.W. Pickens, Mod.
James Brigance, Church Clerk

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May 1916
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met on Sat. before the Sec. Sun. in May at Union Hope.
1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in counsel.
2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members.
3 Reading the minutes of last meeting. Minutes read and adopted.
4 Called for references.
5 " " acknowledgments.
6 Peace and fellowship of the church.
7 Church dealings in gospel order.
8 Called for unfinished business.
9 Called for new business. The church granted Sister Nancy Cabe a letter of dismission. By request the committee to see Sister Lizzie Tucker was discharged.
10 Motion to adjourn conference for the time being.
J.W. Pickens, Mod.
Jas. Brigance, Church Clerk

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Absent June

July 1916
We the Missionary Baptist met at Union Hope on Saturday before the Second Sunday in July 1916.
1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in counsel.
2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members.
3 Reading the minutes of last meeting. Minutes read and adopted.
4 Called for references.
5 " " acknowledgments.
6 " " peace and fellowship of the church.
7 Called for church dealings in gospel order.
8 Called for new business.
9 " " miscellaneous business.
10 Motion to adjourn. Motion carried.
J.W. Pickens, Moderator
James Brigance, Church Clerk

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August 1916
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Sat. before the Second Sun. in August 1916. The moderator not being present the church appointed Houston Greyson Moderator Protem.
1 Inviting visiting Brethren to seats with us in counsel.
2 Called for new or unfinished business.
3 Called for miscellaneous business. The church decided to hold a few days meeting. The mod. read the chapter of St. Mark and made the church an interesting talk on the subject of it is I be not afraid. Church Sat. night Bro. Greyson used for a text where art thou. Church Sun. at 11 o'clock preaching by Bro. Greyson. Sub. my spirit shall not always stand with man. Preaching Sun. night by Bro. Greyson, Mod. For his text when I see the Blood I will pass over your church. Mon at 11 o'clock Bro. Greyson being absent, Bro. Taylor made the church an interesting talk on the sub. of [smeared] unto me the joys of the salvation. Preaching Mon. night by Bro. Greyson. Used for his text the word come. Preaching Tues. at 11 o'clock by Bro. Greyson, subject believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved. Tues. night preaching by Bro. Davis, subject the Lord is my shepherd I shall not want. Preaching Wed. at eleven by Bro. Greyson. Subject lift up your eyes and look out upon the field for the harvest is white. Wed. night preaching by Bro. Greyson, text I will arise and go to my father. Thurs. at 11 o'clock prayer meeting and no preaching. Thurs. night preaching by
[Page 89] Minutes of Protracted meeting continued
J.B. Johnson, subject commune in our hearts. Friday at 11 o'clock preaching by Bro. Greyson, subject loose him let go. Preaching Friday night by Bro. Greyson, subject Son, remember. Sat. at 11 o'clock devotional services and no preaching. Preaching Sat. night by Bro. J.B. Johnson, text repent or ye shall all likewise perish. Preaching Sun. at 11 o'clock by Bro. J.B. Johnson, text we are kept by the family of God. The pastor extended an opportunity for the reception of members. Bro. Hawkins came forward and joined the church by statement and was given the right hand of church fellowship. Sun. night preaching by Bro. Pickens, subject my spirit shall not always strive with man. Mon. at 11 o'clock devotional services and no preaching. Mon. night devotional services, no preaching. Tues. at 11 o'clock preaching by Bro. Greyson, text I beseech you by the mercies of God. The pastor extended an opportunity for the reception of members. Sis. Lasiter came forward and joined the church by letter of recommendation from Ione Church. Preaching Tues. night by Bro. Greyson, text I perceived of a truth that God had no respective of persons. Meeting closed with 2 conversions.
Houston Greyson, Mod. Protem
James Brigance, Church Clerk

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Sept. 1916
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Sat. before the Second Sun. in Sept. 1916.
1 Inviting visiting Brethren to seats with us in counsel.
2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members. Bro. W.R. Lasiter, J.M. Brigance and Charlie Franks came forward and joined the church. Bro. W.R. Lasiter and J.M. Brigance as candidates for baptism and was given the right hand of Christian fellowship and after baptism in full fellowship of the church. Bro. Franks joined on the promise of a letter from Mt. View Church and was given the right hand of church fellowship.
3 Reading the minutes of last meeting. Minutes read and adopted.
4 Called for references. 5 Called for acknowledgments.
6 Peace and fellowship of the church.
7 Called for church dealings in gospel order.
8 " " new business. The church went into an election to elect a pastor and clerk for the coming year. Houston Greyson was elected Mod. James Brigance Clerk and also elected delegates to the association. A.J. Coburn and Charlie Franks as delegates. A.C. Shackelford and W.A. Brigance as alternates and also appointed a com. to see Bro. Hawkins for using profane language. Com. W.A. Brigance, A.J. Coburn and A.C. Shackelford and also appointed a com. to see Bro. Greyson to see if he would preach for us the coming year. 9 Called for miscellaneous business.
10 Motion to adjourn conference for the time being. Motion carried.
Church Sat. night. Church Sunday at 11 o'clock at the waters edge.
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Minutes of Sept. meeting continued
After church the Moderator extended an opportunity for the reception of members. Bro. Elisha Taylor came forward and was received as candidate for baptism and was given the right hand of Christian fellowship and after baptism in full fellowship of the church. By request of the candidates the church appointed Bro. Greyson as Moderator Protem to attend to the baptism.
J.W. Pickens, Moderator
James Brigance, Church Clerk

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Oct. 8, 1916
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Union Hope met the 8 day of Oct. 1916.
1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in counsel.
2 Reading the minutes of last meeting. Minutes read and adopted and also the minutes to send the Association was approved.
Called for unfinished business. The church discharged the committee to see Bro. Greyson and granted the committee to see Bro. Hawkins more time.
Motion and second to adjourn conference. Motion carried.
Houston Greyson, Moderator
James Brigance, Church Clerk

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June 1917
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Sat. before the second Sunday in June 1917.
1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in counsel.
2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members.
3 Reading the minutes of last meeting. Minutes read and approved with corrections.
4 Called for reference.
5 " " acknowledgments.
6 " " peace and fellowship of church.
7 " " church dealings in gospel order.
8 " " new or unfinished business. The committee to see Sister Susie Mott was granted more time. The church disposed of the dealings it had with Bro. Hawkins.
9 Called for miscellaneous business.
10 Motion was made to adjourn conference for the time being. Motion carried.
Houston Greyson, Mod.
James Brigance, C.C.

The church granted Sister Annie Montgomery a letter of dismission.
Chuch Sat. night. Chuch Sun. at 11. The church taken the Lord's Supper and washed feet. By request of the pastor Bro. Davis taken charge of the services.
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Absent until May 1917

We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Sat. before the second Sun. in May 1917.
1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in counsel.
2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members.
3 Reading the minutes of last meeting. Minutes read and approved.
4 Called for reference.
5 " " acknowledgments.
6 " " peace and fellowship of church.
7 " " church dealings in gospel order.
8 " " new business or unfinished business. A motion and second was made to put off the communion until the next meeting day in June on the account of the decoration. Motion carried.
9 Called for miscellaneous business.
10 Motion to adjourn conference for the time being. Motion carried.
Houston Greyson, Moderator
James Brigance, Church Clerk

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August 1917
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Sat. before the second Sun. in Aug. 1917.
1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in counsel. The minutes of last meeting not being present was omitted.
4 Called for reference.
5 " " acknowledgments.
6 " " peace and fellowship of church.
7 " " church dealings in gospel order.
8 " " new business. The church granted the com. to see Sister Susie Mott more time.
9 Miscellaneous business. The pastor used for a text let us plead together. Church Sat. night preaching by the pastor, subject then said he to the dresser of the vineyard behold these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree and findeth none, cut it down, why cumbereth it the ground. Sun. rained out church. Sun. night preaching by Bro. Greyson, subject be not deceived for God is not mocked what [word?] a man soweth that shall he also reap. Mon. rained out church. Mon. night preaching by Bro. Greyson, subject children have you any meat. Church Tues. at 11. Subject, Prayer. Church Tues. night, subject Cast the anchor. Church Wed. at 11, subj., friends why cometh thou in hither not having on the wedding garment. Church Wed. night, subj. The Lord shut him in. Preaching Thurs. at 11 by Bro. Taylor. Subj. The prodigal son. Prayer meeting Thurs. night. Rained out Friday at eleven. Church Friday night. Preaching by Bro. Greyson. Used for a subject [Page 96] I will arise and go to my father. Preaching Sat. at eleven by Bro. C.A. Franks, used for a starting point here am I. Preaching Sat. night by Bro. Greyson, subj. loose him let him go. Preaching Sun. at eleven by Bro. Greyson, subj. As an Eagle Stirreth up her Nest fluttereth Over her Young, Spreadeth Abroad her Wings, taketh them, beareth them on her Wings, So the Lord alone did lead and there was no Strange God with him. Peaching Sun. night by Bro. Greyson, subj. God So Loved the World that he gave his only begotten Son that Whosoever believeth on him should not perish but have Everlasting life. Church Mon. at 11. Meeting closed. During the meeting Sister Lizzie Pendergraph, Sis. May Hatcher, Sis. Ida Brigance and Bro. Matthew Taylor came and gave their hands as candidates for baptism and was given the right hand of Christian fellowship. Church following at the waters edge. Preaching by Bro. Greyson, subj. Baptism and attended to the Ordinance of Baptism to the Sisters and Bro. and was given the right hand of Church fellowship and in full fellowship of the church.
Houston Greyson, Moderator
James Brigance, Church Clerk

Page 97
Sept. 1917
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope the second Sun. in Sept. 1917.
1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in counsel.
2 Reading the minutes of last meeting. Minutes read and adopted.
Called for references.
" " acknowledgments.
" " peace and fellowship of the church.
" " new business. The church went into an election to elect a pastor and clerk for the coming year. Houston Greyson was elected pastor. C.A. Franks clerk. By request of the church the Pastor appointed delegates to the Association. Delegates W.R. Lasiter and C.A. Frank. Alternates Elisha Taylor and James Brigance.
Called for unfinished business. The committee to see Sister Susie Mott was granted more time. Motion was made to adjourn conference. Motion carried.
Houston Greyson, Moderator
James Brigance, Church Clerk

Page 98
January 1923
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Saturday before the Second Sunday January 1923. Preaching by Bro. Amus after which the church went into conference. Motion to elect Bro. Joe Amus moderator protem. Motion carried. W.A. Brigance clerk protem. Motion and second to go into an election for pastor and clerk. Mo. carried. Ballot being taken Bro. Joe Amus was declared elected pastor and W.A. Brigance clerk. Motion and second to grant Sisters Mollie Brigance and Gertrud Tucker letters of dismissal. Motion carried. Motion and second to adjourn. Mo. carried.
Joe Amus, Mod.
W.A. Brigance, C.C.

We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ [met] at Union Hope on Saturday night before the Second Sunday in August 1923. Preaching by our pastor Bro. J.A. Amus. Sunday Service preaching at eleven o'c. at which the church went into conference. Motion and second to grant Bro. A.C. and L.A. Shackelford letters. Motion carried. The meeting continued on that week till Saturday night.
[No pages 99 or 100]
Page 101
Saturday night we offered an opportunity for members. The following brothers and sisters came forward:
Bro. M.A. Boggs
" C.L. Brigance
" Boyd Sykes
" Coker Taylor
" Leo Chancellor
Sister Mamie Boggs
" Zella Smith
" Jewel Smith
" Nona Smith
" Leacy Brigance
" Lucy Brigance
" Ira Chancellor
" Cathrine Fain
" Julie Fain
" Carmon Largent
" Dean Lasiter
Motion made and second to receive them as candidates for baptism. Motion carried. Sundays service at the waters edge preached by Bro. J.B. Johnson after which the candidates were baptised by Bro. Amous after which we extended the right hand of church fellowship. The meeting went on till Monday night and closed.
J.A. Amous, Mod.
W.A. Brigance, Clk.

This church was organized in 1878 at Union Hope.
Page 102
September 1923
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Saturday night before the 2nd Sunday in Sept. 1923. Preaching by our pastor Bro. J.A. Amus. After, the church extended an opportunity for members when
Sister Allie Hurt
" Florence Fain
came forward as candidates for baptism. Motion and second to receive them as candidates for baptism. Motion carried. Sundays service preached at 11 o'clock by Bro. J.A. Amus. After preaching we extended the opportunity for members. Bro. John Sykes came forward. Motion and second to receive him as a candidate for baptism. Motion carried. We was dismissed to go to the waters edge for baptism. After baptizing the church extended the right hand of church fellowship and we were dismissed.
J.A. Amous, Mod.
W.A. Brigance, Clk.

September 1923
Page 103
August 1924
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ of Union Hope met on Saturday night before the second Sunday in August 1924. Preaching continued on till Friday night. An opportunity was extended for membership. Brother Bill Scroggins came forward and rec'd. as candidate of baptism. Motion and second carried. Preaching Saturday at eleven and Saturday night by Brother W.A. Bishop. An opportunity was extended for membership. Brother Henry Chancelor & Brother Luther Parrott came forward. Motion and second carried to rec. them as candidates for baptism. Motion carried. Preaching at eleven Sunday, and met at the water's edge at three o'clock Sunday afternoon for baptism when Brother Henry Chancelor & Brother Bill Scroggins and Brother Luther Parrott was baptized by our pastor Brother J.A. Amos. Preaching Sunday night by Brother W.A. Bishop. Went into conference. Motion and second carried to elect two Deacons. Brother Bill Scroggins & Brother T.E. Taylor were elected. Motion to adjourn. Motion carried.
Brother J.A. Amos, Moderator
Brother T.E. Taylor, Church Clerk

Page 104
September 1924
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ of Union Hope Church met on second Sat. before the second Sunday in Sept. 1924.
1 Inviting visiting Brethren to seats with us in conference.
2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members.
3 Reading minutes of last meeting. Read and approved correction.
4 Call for References.
5 " " Acknowledgments.
6 " " Peace and fellowship of the church.
7 " " Church dealing and gospel order.
8 " " New Business.
9 " " Unfinished Business.
Sunday Service we met for the purpose of ordaining two Deacons, Brother T.E. Taylor and Brother Bill Scroggins. The Presbytery were Brother J.A. Amos of Mountain View as Moderator. Brother J.L. Sykes of Union Hope to preach the ordination sermon. Brother Berry Taylor of Pleasant Grove to pray the ordination prayer and deliver the charge. Brother Andy Long of Mt. View to introduce the candidates. Brother W.A. Brigance of Union Hope as spokesman. Bro. J.A. Amos as Moderator and W.A. Brigance clerk of the Presbytery. Motion to adjourn. Motion carried.
J.A. Amos, Moderator
T.E. Taylor, Church Clerk

Page 105
Oct. 1924
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on the second Saturday before the second Sunday 1924.
1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in counsel.
2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members. Brother J.L. Sykes and Sister J.L. Sykes came forward and was received by letter from the Longridge Baptist Church of Carolan, Ark.
3 Reading min. of last meeting. Min. read and approved.
4 Call for references.
5 " " acknowledgments.
6 " " peace and fellowship of the church.
7 " " Church dealing in gospel order.
8 " " New Business.
9 " " Unfinished Business. Letter to the association read and approved as read.
10 Motion to adjourn. Motion carried.
J.A. Amos, Moderator
T.E. Taylor, Church Clerk

[No page 106]
Page 107
December 1924
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Saturday before the second Sunday in December 1924.
1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in counsel.
2 Extending an opportunity of the reception of members.
3 Reading of the minutes of last meeting. Minutes read and approved.
4 Call for references.
5 " " acknowledgments.
6 " " peace and fellowship of the church.
7 " " Church dealing in gospel order.
8 " " New or Unfinished Business.
9 " " Miscellaneous Business.
10 " " Motion to adjourn conference for the time being. Motion carried.
J.A. Amos, Moderator
T.E. Taylor, Church Clerk

Page 108
January 1925
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Saturday before the second Sunday in January 1925.
1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in counsel.
2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members.
3 Reading the minutes of last meeting. Read and approved.
4 Called for Reference.
5 Called for Acknowledgments.
6 Called for Peace and fellowship of the Church.
7 Called for Church dealing in gospel order.
8 Called for New Business or unfinished Business.
9 Call for Miscellaneous business.
10 Motion to adjourn conference for the time being. Motion carried.
J.A. Amos, Moderator
T.E. Taylor, Church Clerk
There were services held Saturday night but the eleven o'clock service Sunday was rained out.
Page 109
February 1925
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope Church on Saturday before the second Sunday in February 1925.
1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in conference.
2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members.
3 Reading of last meeting minutes. Read and approved with corrections.
4 Called for Reference.
5 " " Acknowledgments.
6 " " Peace and fellowship of the Church.
7 " " Church dealing in gospel order.
8 " " New Business.
9 " " Miscellaneous Business.
10 " " Motion to adjourn conference. Motion carried.
J.A. Amos, Moderator
T.E. Taylor, Church Clerk

Page 110
In Memory of Sister Sarah Wilson
On April 8, 1925 God in his tender mercy took from us Sister Sarah Wilson. She had been in bad health for several months. While her suffering was great, all was done for her that loving hands could do. She was born in 1859. She professed a hope in Christ when a young girl and united with Missionary Baptist Church of Tate in 1909 of which she was a faith[ful] member at her death. She was laid to rest in the Cauthron Cemetery the day following her death. Funeral services were conducted by Elder Riley Bethel. Sister Wilson was loved by all who knew her and everyone missed her especially her heart broken husband and children. She leaves five sons and one daughter and several grandchildren to mourn her death. God alone knows the grief and heart ache her going away has caused. Why she had to go is more than we can understand, when it seems like she was needed so much with us. But our Heavenly Father makes no mistakes; He doeth all things well. All we know to say to her loved ones is to look to Jesus for consolation. He is the only one who can heal your broken heart.
Weep not, children, for your Mother, She has gone across the sea But in that eternal city Death can never come.
Boyd Sykes
W.A. Brigance
Claud Brigance
Mrs. Ida Chanclar
Mrs. Jewel Parrot
Done by order of church this April 11, 1925.
Elder J.A. Amos, Moderator
T.E. Taylor, Church Clerk
Page 111
In Memory of Sister Mammie Boggs
Sister Mammie Boggs died May 11th 1925. She was the wife of M.A. Boggs, was borned Sept. 9, 1904. Age 20 years and eight months and 2 days. She was married to M.A. Boggs Sept. 5th 1920 and to this union was borned four children, three boys and one girl of which two boys and the little girl are dead. She was the daughter of John and Sarah Thompson. She leaves to mourn her death a husband, 5 brothers and a host of friends. Yet we feel that our loss is her gain for she professed faith in Christ Aug. 1923 and joined the Missionary Baptist Church and was baptised by J.A. Amos at the age of 18 yrs. She lived a faithful Christian life to her death so we bow in humble submission to the will of him that doeth all things well. While it is hard to give her up for we loved her much but God loved her more so we should not weep as those that have no hope. Dear husband, child and brothers, relatives and friends, we commend you to God and as David said when his child died. We know she can not come back to us but we can go to her. We beg each of you that has not made peace with God to repent of your sins now while you have the opportunity, seek him while he may be found, call on him while he is near. Isaiah 55: 3-7. Resolved first that we extend our heart felt sympathy to the bereaved family and commend them to God who doeth all things well. That a copy of this be spread on our church record and that a copy be sent to the beloved family and a copy be sent to the Baptist and Commoner for publication. Done by order of Union Hope Ark. Missionary Baptist Church of Christ while in conference the second Sunday in June.
W.A. Brigance
J.H. Chancellor
Mrs. Ira Chancellor
Mrs. Ollie Brigance
Miss Lucy Brigance, Committee
Page 112
May 1925
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Saturday before the second Sunday in May 1925.
1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in counsel
2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members. Sister Pearl Taylor came forward and was received by letter from Choate Prairie Baptist Church of Oklahoma.
3 Reading of last meeting minutes. Minutes read and approved.
4 Call for Reference.
5 " " acknowledgments.
6 " " peace and fellow[ship] of the church.
7 " " Church dealings in Gospel order.
8 " " New Business.
9 " " Miscellaneous business.
10 Motion to adjourn conference. Motion carried.
J.A. Amos, Moderator
T.E. Taylor, Church Clerk

Page 113
June 1925
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met [at] Union Hope on Sat. before the second Sunday in June 1925.
1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us [in] counsel.
2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members.
3 Reading of last meeting minutes. Minutes read and approved.
4 Call for Reference.
5 Acknowledgments.
6 Peace and Fellowship of the church.
7 Church Dealings in gospel order.
8 New Business. A committee was appointed to write Sister Mammie Boggs an obituary. Committee was Sister Ollie Brigance, Lucy Brigance, Ira Chancellor, Bro. W.A. Brigance, Henry Chancellor.
9 Miscellaneous Business.
10 Motion to adjourn conference. Motion carried.
J.A. Amos, Moderator
T.E. Taylor, C.C.

[No page 114]
Page 115
Aug. 1925
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Union Hope met on the second Sunday in August 1925.
1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in counsel.
2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members.
3 Reading of last meeting minutes. Minutes read and approved with correction.
4 Call for references.
5 Call for acknowledgment.
6 Call for peace and fellowship of the church.
7 Call for church dealing in gospel order.
8 Call for New Business.
9 Call for Unfinished Business.
Services continued on the following week. Sat. night an opportunity was extended for the reception of members. The following candidates came forward. Bro. J.A. Davis and Sister J.A. Davis joined by statement. The following Bro. & Sisters came forward and was rec'd. as candidates for baptism & was given the right hand of Christian fellowship and after baptism the full fellowship of the church. Bro. Jimmie Austin, Bro. Bennie Brigance, Bro. Osvill Largent, Sister Yates, Luanna Austin, Elsie Yates, Elsie Brigance, Cecil Lawson, Gerti Musgrove, Hazel Sykes.
10 Motion to adjourn conference. Motion carried.
J.A. Amos, Moderator
T.E. Taylor, Church Clerk

[No pages 116 through 121]
Page 122
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope on Saturday before the second Sunday in January 1926. Preaching by our pastor Bro. J.A. Amus.
1 Inviting visiting Brothers to seats with us in conference.
2 Extending an opportunity for reception of members.
3 Reading the minutes. Not present.
4 Call for reference.
5 " " acknowledgments.
6 " " peace and fellowship of church.
7 " " church dealings in gospel order
8 " " new business.
9 " " unfinished business.
10 Motion to adjourn. Motion carried.
J.A. Amos, Mod.
C.L. Brigance, C.C.

Sunday service preaching by our pastor.
[Unnumbered page]
Nov. 12, 1904
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union Hope. Preaching by Moderator, Bro. T.N. [torn]. After preaching the Church sat in conference. 1 Inviting visiting brethren to seats with us in conference.
2 Extending an opportunity for the reception of members. Bro. W. Fu[torn], Bro. Lynch was received by letter.
3 Reading the minutes of the last meeting. Was omitted by not being present.
4 Call for references.
5 Call for acknowledgments.
6 Call for the peace and fellowship of the church.
7 Call for church dealings in gospel order.
8 Call for new business.
9 Call for miscellaneous business.
10 Motion to adjourn.
WF. Lynch, Mod.
J.C. Taylor, C.C.

We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ met at Union [torn] on the second Sunday in Ma[torn]
1 Inviting visiting brethren to set with us in conference.
2 Extending an opportunity for the [recep]tion of members.
3 Call for the reading of the [minutes] of the last meeting.
4 Call for references. The [torn] of deaconship by Bro. J.B. [torn] was referred till next meeting.
5 Call for acknowledgments.
6 Call for peace and fellowship [ends]

Page 96
Was hard to commune on Sunday night. No further business conference stands adjourned. On Sunday after preaching by our pastor the Presbytery was called together and proceeded to Ordain Bro. Taylor as deacon and after preaching on Sunday night the church came together and invited visiting brethren and sisters of the same Faith and Order to commune with us after we proceeded to take the Lord's Supper and wash feet.
T.N. Watkins, Mod.
A.J. Coburn, C.C.

Page 236
Church Record Sept. 3, 1899
Names of female members
1 M.E. Taylor Dismissed by letter
2 Ollie Brigance
3 Mary Mercer Excluded
4 L.A. Shackelford Dismissed by letter
5 L.D. Brigance Died
6 L.E. Yocum
7 Louisa Johnson
8 Lizzie Buffington Died
9 Anna Thornton Moved out of country
10 Lousinda Dickerson Dismissed by letter
11 Sister Hicks Moved out of country
12 M.A. Brigance Died
13 T.E. Musgrove
14 Alice Gregory Moved out of country
15 Mary Bly Dismissed by letter
16 D.V. Whitcamp Moved out of country
17 E.E. Wagoner Gone
18 N.E. Johnson Died
19 E. Dewitt Campbell Dismissed by letter
20 L.E. Tillman Moved out of country
21 F.P. Johnson Dismissed by letter
22 Clementine Davis Dismissed by letter
23 Fanie Thompson Kelley
24 Le Visie McClain Dismissed by letter
25 Lula Wilson Died
26 Fanie Taylor Died Apr. 2nd 1901
27 Maud Browning
28 L.S. Taylor Dismissed by letter
29 Addie Yarborough Lettered out
30 Annie Allen Letter out
31 Zonie Hughes Excluded
32 Kate Stansberry Moved out of country
33 Dee Musgrove
34 Maggie Long Gone
35 M.A. McClain Dismissed by letter
36 Ethel Coburn
Page 237
37 Nancie Musgrove Cabe Dismissed by letter
38 Lue Horine Excluded for non fellowship
39 Lillie Mae Horine Died 10/5/1906
40 V. Dickerson Dismissed by letter
41 Jinnie Smith
42 Mrs. O.P. Norwood Dismissed by letter
43 Gertrude Brigance Tucker Dismissed by letter
44 Ora Taylor Dismissed by letter
45 Esther Taylor " " "
46 Susie Shackelford
47 Mollie Brigance Dismissed by letter
48 Dollie Brigance Franks Dead
49 Sister Wilson
50 Ader Brigance
51 Annie Montgomery Dismissed by letter
52 Grandma Coburn Died
53 Lizzie King Tucker Excluded
54 Beulah Scroggins
55 Nora Brigance
56 Addie Shackelford
57 Minnie Terry Excluded
58 Sis Lasiter Joined by letter from Ione Church
59 Lizzie Pendegraphe Gone
60 Ida Brigance
61 May Hatcher Dead
62 Mamie Boggs Dead
63 Zella Smith
64 Jewel Smith
65 Nona Smith
66 Leacy Brigance
67 Lucy Brigance
68 Ira Chancellor
69 Catherine Fain
70 Julie Fain
71 Carmon Largent
72 Dean Lasiter
73 Ollie Hurt
74 Florence Fain
75 Mrs. J.L. Sykes
76 Mrs. J.A. Davis
77 Mrs. Yates
78 Miss Elsie Yates
79 Miss Elsie Brigance
80 Miss Cecil Lawson
81 Miss Hazel Sykes
82 Mrs. Gerti Musgrove
83 Luanna Austin
Page 240
To the Buckner Association When convened with Hartford Church
We the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ at Union Hope do hereby send as messengers:
Bros. A.J. Coburn, T.H. Musgrove and A.C. Shackelford as delegates and J.B. Johnson and J.C. Taylor as Alternates.
Our statistics are as follows:
Ordained ministers none
Deacons 2
Male members [blank]
Female members [blank]
Received by Baptism none
Received by Letter none
Excluded none
Dismissed by Letter 1
Died none
Our days of meeting is the second Sabbath and Saturday before in each month.
For minutes
For Home mission
For Foreign mission
Done by order of Conference
Page 238
Male members
1 William Thompson Dismissed by letter
2 B. Taylor Dismissed by letter
3 T.H. Musgrove
4 B.T. Johnson Dismissed by letter
5 E.S.T. Campbell Gone
6 A.C. Shackelford Dismissed by letter
7 A.J. Coburn Dead
8 J.A. Davis Dismissed by letter
9 John McClain Excluded
10 F.R. Brigance Died
11 W.A. Brigance
12 Josh Stansberry Died
13 Willie Dickerson Excluded
14 A.G. Dickerson Dismissed by letter
15 William Calihan Gone from country
16 Lem Bly Dismissed by letter
17 Robert Williams Excluded
18 J.B. Johnson Dismissed by letter
19 W.F. Lynch By letter dismissed
20 C.H. Taylor Died
21 Luther McClain Moved from country
22 William Smith Excluded
23 J.W. Musgrove Excluded
24 J.C. Taylor Dismissed by letter
25 Andy Taylor Died
26 Andrew Horine Excluded
27 J.M. Johnson Dead
28 Rob Scroggins Excluded
29 H.J. Browning
30 O.P. Norwood Dismissed by letter
[No number 31 listed]
32 Bud Scroggins Excluded
33 George Scroggins Excluded
34 James Brigance
35 Jack Brigance
36 Tommie Musgrove Excluded
37 Lee Dixon Excluded
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[Number 37 listed twice]
37 J.G. Wilson Lettered out
38 J.E. Tucker Excluded
39 J.D. King
40 [Blank] Hawkins Excluded
41 J.M. Brigance Dead
42 W.R. Lasiter
43 Elisha Taylor
44 C.A. Franks
45 Matthew Taylor Dead
46 John Shackelford
47 M.A. Boggs
48 Claude Brigance
49 Boyd Sykes
50 Leo Chancellor
51 Edgar Taylor
52 John Sykes
53 Eld. J.L. Sykes
54 J.A. Davis
55 Jimmie Austin
56 Bennie Brigance
57 Osvill Largent

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