Church Record for the 
United Baptist Church of Christ 
of Mount Bethel
(Laurel County, Kentucky)
1900-1905

Transcribed by Carol Wyatt


 

(30) Jan the third Saturday 1900 No Church meeting

(31) Feb. the 3rd Saturday 1900 No meeting

(32) March the 3rd Saturday 1900 No meeting

(33) April the 3rd Saturday 1900 We the United Baptist Church of Christ at Hytop have met the Church not called together it not being recognized as it should be for business the Church door being open for the receiving of members and received one by letter to wit, Arnold Brummett James Brewer Mod. Ruben Morgan C. C.

(34) May No Church meeting 1900

(35) June No Church meeting 1900

(36) July No Church meeting 1900

(37) August 3rd Saturday Sunday 1900 The United Baptist Church of Christ at Mount Bethel met found in peace members were called for received one to wit, Sister Mary Clark the right hand of fellowship were extended welcoming her into the Church R. Morgan Mod.

(38) September 3rd Saturday 1900 We the United Baptist Church of Christ at Mount Bethel met found I peace members called for received on to wit, Brother J. W. McCown by letter it was then motioned and second that the clerk should prepare a letter to send to the Old United Baptist Association at Laurel River . The delegates were appointed Bro. J. W. McCown Bro. Justice Brewer, Bro. Brumett, Bro. Sid Hale, Bro. R. Morgan, Bro. James Wells. It was then motioned and seconded that we have a called meeting at 4 O'clock this afternoon to receive the letter to the association, it was motioned and seconded that we adjourn the business of the day, this done by order of the Church R. Morgan Mod. Justice Brewer Clerk protem

(39) October 3rd Saturday 1900 The United Baptist Church of Christ at Mount Bethel met found in peace the Church members agreed to meet next meeting and elect an assistant Church Clerk also Brother James Wells and Wife were granted letters of dismission from our Church. No further business coming before the church this done by order of the Church R. Morgan Mod. Justice Brewer Clerk Protem

(40) We the United Baptist Church of Christ at Mount Bethel met the 3rd Saturday in November 1900. And after worship proceeded to business (1) fellowship call for and the Church found in peace (2) We (unreadable) J. W. McCowan protem Clerk for the day (3) we elect J. W. McCown assistant clerk

(41) We the United Church of Christ at Mount Bethel met the 3 Saturday in December 1900 and after worship preceded to business (1) fellowship called for and the Church found in peace (2) we grant the Clerk a night to prepare the minutes of the ordination of brother R Morgan.


(42) We the United Baptist Church at Mount Bethel met the 3 Saturday in January 1901 and after worship proceeded to business (1) fellowship called for and the Church found in peace (2) we opened doors for members received two to wit Tom Proffit by relationship and sister Amandy Kirby by letter (3) that we grant Bro. Henry Thompson a letter of dismission

(43) We the united Baptist Church at Mount Bethel met the 3 Saturday in February 1901 and after worship preceded to business (1) fellowship called for and the Church found in peace (2) ordered we dismiss the business of the day.

(44) We the United Baptist Church of Christ at Mount Bethel met the 3 Saturday in March 1901 and after worship proceeded to business (1) fellowship caller for and the Church found in peace.

(45) April No Church meeting 1901

(46) We the United Baptist Church at Mount Bethel met on the 3 Saturday in May 1901 and after worship proceeded to business (1) fellowship called for and the Church found in peace (2) the door of the church was open for members and recorded none

(47) We the United Baptist Church at Mount Bethel met the 3 Saturday in June 1901 and after worship proceeded to business (1) fellowship called for and the Church found in peace (2) it is ordered we elect a moderator by present vote to serve us for the next year which resulted in the election of W H Brurner moderator and R Morgan assistant moderator.

(48) July the third Saturday 1901 We the United Baptist Church of Christ at Mt. Bethel have met and after prayer the unity of the Spirit sought and for and found in peace. It was then ordered that there be a letter prepared to the segregation on our next regular meeting day. There being no further business it was ordered to adjourn the business of the day Done to order by the Church Bro Bruner mod. Bro R Morgan Ast. Mod. Bro Chris Morgan C. C. Bro Jas McCown ast C. C

(49) August the 3rd Saturday 1901 We the United Baptist Church of Christ at Mt. Bethel have met and after worship the unity of the Spirit sought for and found in peace then proceeded to business First fellowship called for. Second membership called for receiving none. There being no unfinished business on hand. Third, it was then moved that the Church resign the act of receiving Bro Tom Prophet into the Church until said Brother present a letter of recommendation. Fourth, It was moved that the regular meeting be changed from the third Saturday in each month, to the second Saturday in each month. Fifth, It was moved the home Church of Bro W S Brunner be and was petitioned for the (time?) of said Bro Brunner for the service rendered to our Church Mt. Bethel. Sixth, It was then moved to prepare a letter to the association when upon Rev. R. Morgan. Bro Justice Brewer, Jas McCowen, Chris Morgan and S. G. Hale was appointed delegates to the association. Then Bro R. Morgan volunteered to carry the letter to the Home Church of Bro W. l Brunner. This done to order by the Church.

Rev. W. H. Brunner mod Chris Morgan C. C.

(50) September 2nd Saturday 1901 We the United Baptist Church of Christ at Mt. Bethel have met and after worship the unity of the spirit sought for and found in peace (1) then the door of the Church were opened for the reception of members received none. (2) then fellowship called for then the letter to the association were received and adopted no further business of the day. It was ordered to adjourn the business of the day. Done to order by the Church Rev. W. K. Bruner mod Chris Morgan C. C.

(51) October Second Saturday 1901 No Church meeting

(52) November the second Saturday 1901 We the United Baptist Church of Christ at Mt. Bethel met and after service the unity of the spirit sought for and found in peace. Then the doors of the Church were open for the reception of members received none. This done to order by the Church Rev. W. K. Bruner Chris Morgan C. C.

(53) December the Second Saturday 1901


(54) January the Second Saturday 1902 We the United Baptist Church of Christ at Mt. Bethel The spirit sought for and found in peace The moderator being absent the assistant moderator opened the door of the Church for the reception received none. No new business This done to order by the Church Rev. R. Morgan ast. Mod Chris Morgan C. C.

(55) February the second Saturday 1902 We the United Baptist Church of Christ at Mt. Bethel have met and after worship the unity of the spirit sought for and found in peace. The fellowship called for and then the door of the Church was opened for the reception of members received none. Then no further business of the day. It was ordered to adjourn Bro R. Morgan mod Chris Morgan C. C.

(56) We the United Baptist Church of Christ at Mount Bethel met the 2 Saturday in March 1902 and after worship proceeded to business (1) fellowship called for and the Church found in peace (2) the rite was motioned for members and received none. (3) We changed our meeting back to the third (4) motion and order that we receive the minutes of the day

(57) April the 3rd Sat 1902 No Church meeting

(58) May the 3rd Sat 1902 No Church meeting

(59) June the 3rd Sat. 1902 We the united Baptist Church of Christ at Mount Bethel have met and after worship the unity of the spirit sought for and found in peace. 1st Then members of sister Churches were invited to seats with us 2nd The doors of the Church were open for the reception of members received none. (There being no reference or unfinished business) 3rd It was motion in ordered that the moderator for the Church. 4th It was motioned an order that the Church grant sister Amanda Kirby a letter of dismissal 5th It was then moved to read the minutes of the day. 6th Read and received Rev. W. H. Brunner mod Chris Morgan C. C.

(60) July the third Saturday 1902 We the United Baptist Church of Christ now in session at Mt. Bethel after worship the unity of spirit sought for and found in peace 1st Sister Churches invited to seat with us their visiting brother invited to seat with us. The membership called for received none. Moved to adjourn business Done to order to the Church. Rev. R. Morgan mod Sid Hale C. C. P.

(61) August third Saturday 1902 We the United Baptist Church of Christ now in session at Mt. Bethel have met and after worship and found in peace then proceeded to business Fellowship called for then membership called for received none. Then moved to prepare a letter to the association then Bro's A. Brummet, Sid Hale, Justice Brewer, Frank Harville appointed delegates to the association. This done to order by the Church. Rev. R. Morgan mod Sid Hale C. C. P.

(62) Sept minute lost

(63) Oct. 3rd Saturday 1902 We the United Baptist Church of Christ at Mt. Bethel now missionary met and after worship the unity of the spirit sought for and found in peace then fellowship called for then the doors of the Church were open for members received none. Then moved that the Church exclude those members that have left our ranks to wit sister Elizabeth Anders, Sarah Anders and Bro. Frank Anders. Then moved to erase the name of sister Mary Clark off the book then moved to adjourn business. This done to order by the Church. Rev. R. Morgan mod Bro. S. G. Hale C. C. P.

The Sunday following the third Saturday in October 1902 The door of the Church were open for reception of members received three to wit Bro Wm Clark, sister Emily Clark and Bro Andrew Storms.

Call meeting at Bro Perry's membership called for received one to wit Isham Perry.

(64) November no Church meeting

(65) Dec. the 3 Saturday 1902 We the United Baptist Church of Christ at Mount Bethel met and after worship the unity of the spirit sought for and found in peace the doors of the church was opened for the reception of members and none received the proceeded to business when upon it was ordered that we receive Brother Isham Perry in to our fellowship the adjourned till meeting in (case?) R. Morgan mod S. G. Hale C. C. Pro.


(66) January the 3rd Saturday 1903 We the United Baptist Church of Christ at Mt. Bethel met and after prayer the unity of the spirit for found in peace fellowship called for then the doors of the Church for reception of members received none. No further business it moved to adjourn business. Done to order by the Church Rev. R. Morgan MD Chris Morgan C. C.

0(67) Feb the third Saturday 1903 We the United Baptist Church of Christ at Mount Bethel met and after worship the unity of the spirit sought for the Church found in peace the Church door were opened for the reception of members and received none Ruben Morgan mod Sid Hale C. C. pro.

(68) March no church meeting

(69) April the third Saturday 1903 We the United Baptist Church of Christ at Mt. Bethel have met and after worship the unity of the spirit sought for and found in peace. Then members of sister Churches united to seats with us. The doors of the Church was opened for reception of members received two to wit Bro's W. H. Brummett and George Brummett then it was ordered that the Church give Bro Sid Hale license to preach the gospel. No further business moved and ordered to adjourn business. Rev. R. Morgan Chris Morgan C. C.

(70) May minute lost

(71) June minute lost

(72) We the United Baptist Church of Christ at Mount Bethel met the 3 Saturday in July 1903 The Church called to order found in peace member called for received none on Sunday following the membership called for received on to wit Brother William Clark Junior R. Morgan mod Sid Hale C. C. pro.

(73) We the United Baptist Church of Christ at Mt. Bethel have meet and after prayer the unity of the spirit sought for and found in peace then proceeded to business 1st members of sister Church invited to seats with us 2nd door of Church for members received none 3rd A committee appointed to see Mr. A. Storm and have him recognized?) to the Church for drinking and swearing. 4th put off till next meeting for to fix a letter to association. 5th moved to adjourn. Done to order by the Church. Rev. R. Morgan mod Cris Morgan C. C.

(74) This August the 3 Saturday 1903 We the United Baptist Church of Christ at Mt. Bethel have met and after prayer the unity of the spirit sought for and found in peace 1st members of sister Churches invited to seats with us. 2nd membership called for received none 3rd Bro. Andrew Storms name erased from book. Done to order by Church Rev. R. Morgan mod Sid Hale C. C. P. T.

(75) October the third Saturday 1903 No Church record recorded.

(76) Saturday Nov. 1903 We the United Baptist Church of Christ at Mt. Bethel have met and after worship the Church called to gather and the Church found I peace the doors of the Church were open for the reception of members and received two to wit Sister Jane Morgan and Sister Rachel Brummet. Done by order of the Church R. Morgan mod Sid Hale C. C. Po

(77) Saturday Dec. 1903 We the United Baptist Church of Christ at Mt. Bethel met found in peace No business coming before the Church. Members called for received none This by order of the Church R. Morgan Mod.


(78) January the third Saturday 1904 No Church meeting On Sunday following meeting preaching by mod R. Morgan and Rev. Mathews, doors of Church open for members received one to wit Milvina Brumett after worship the ordinance of baptism attended to by mod. (converts Jane Morgan, Melvinie Brumett, Rachel Brumett) Done to order by Church. Eld. R. Morgan mod. Chues Morgan C, C.

(79) Mount Bethel3 Saturday I February 1904 We the United Baptist Church of Christ have met and the unity of the spirit sought for and the Church found in peace members called for received none R. Morgan mod. Sid Hale clerk pro.

(80) This 3 Saturday in March 1904 We the United Baptist Church of Christ at Mount Bethel met found in peace members called for received none R. Morgan Mod Sid Hale Clerk pro.

(81) 3 Saturday in April 1904 We the United Baptist Church of Christ at Mount Bethel met found I peace. No business coming before the Church members called for received none. This done by order of Church R. Morgan mod.

(82) May the third Saturday 1904 We the United Baptist Church of Christ at Mt. Bethel met and after worship the unity of the spirit sought for and found in peace. Then membership called for received none. Done to order by the Church. Eld. R. Morgan mod. Cris Morgan C. C.

(83) June the third Saturday 1904 We the United Baptist Church of Christ at Mt. Bethel have met and found n peace then membership called for received none. Done to order by Church. Rev. R. Morgan mod Bro. Justice Brewer C. C. P

(84) July 3 Saturday 1904 We the United Baptist Church of Christ at Mt. Bethel have met and after preaching by Bro. Templleton & Morgan the unity of the spirit sought for and found in peace the members of sister Churches invited to seats with us then membership called for received one to wit sister Johannah McCowan then motion to (unreadable) Done to order. R. Morgan mod. Cris Morgan C. C.

(85) August the 3rd Saturday 1904 We the United Baptist Church of Christ at Mt. Bethel have met and after prayer the unity of the spirit sought for and found in peace. Then membership called for received none. The motion and order that we prepare a letter to the association. The following delegates were appointed to wit Rev. R. Morgan J. W. McCowan, A. Brumett, Bluferd Brumett, W. H. Brumett and Chris Morgan to (unreadable) the same. Then motion and order that we grant the petition of oldway Church. Done to order by Church. Rev. R. Morgan mod Sid Hale C. C. Ptn. Sunday following. Doors of Church for member received one by realization to wit John Clark (Senior?) Chris Morgan C. C.

(86) 3 Saturday in September 1904 We the United Baptist Church of Christ at Mount Bethel have met the unity of the spirit sought for found in peace members called for received one to wit Brother Kelley Clark by Baptism. The letter to the association Berny read and received motioned and second that we grant and arm of the Church to Brother Mahan Clarks neighborhood motioned and second that Brother Mahan Clark should be ordained at our next meeting motioned and second that we petition to Rough Creek and last Salem to take part in the (Andubatrare?) of Brother Mahan Clark. This done by order of the Church R. Morgan mod. Justice Brewer assistant C.C.

(87) Oct. the third Saturday 1904 We the United Baptist Church of Christ at Mt. Bethel met and after preaching by Br. Garling, moderator being absent motion and second that Bro Garland serve as moderator protem. The unity of the spirit sought for and found in peace and doors of Church open for members received one to wit Sister Lizie J. Campbell (by relative or letter?) motioned that we receive Bro. Mahan Clark's work as taking in members in the Church by an arm extended from Mt. Bethel Church to the neighborhood which he holds his meetings. Rev. J. H. Garland mod. Pt. Sid Hale C.C. pt. Chris Morgan C. C.

Sunday following - 1904 It being motioned and second that Bro. R. Morgan & J. H. Garland be the prisbatry to ordain Bro. Mahan Clark (act of prisboty follows) Laurel Co. KY. the Church at Mt. Bethel of United Baptist order at the Oct. meeting 1904. Prisbatry composed of Bro. R. Morgan (from Mount Bethel Church and Bro. J. H. Garland (from Lebanon Church) being received by the Church Bro Mahan Clark being delivered in to the hands of the presbatry the Presbatry organized with Bro R. Morgan as chairman and Bro. H. H. Garland as clerk. Bro. Morgan examined on faith and made the ordination prayer and Bro. J. H. Garland to give the charge. And after examination and bro. Clark found sound in the faith and after prayer and laying on of hand of the prisbatry he is here by set a part as a regular ordained minister of gospel of Christ of the United Baptist faith and ordered to deal out and labor in all the fundamentals of the gospel. Nanes of Prisbalry {R. Morgan {Jas. H. Garland

(88) 3 Saturday in Nov. 1904 We the United Baptist Church of Christ at Mount Bethel met found in peace members called for received none. Motioned and second that those that joined at Brother Mahan Clarks meeting their names should go on record this done by order of the Church R. Morgan mod. Justice Brewer assistant C. C.

Baptized Oct. 22 Saturday 1904 1. William Loveless 2. Lissie Loveless 3. Delia Loveless 4. Permelia Jane Clark 5. Ida Brown 6. John Brown 7. Kelley Clark 8. David Loveless

Baptised Oct. 23 Sunday 1904 9. Mary Brown 10. Lissie Brown

Baptized Saturday Nov. 5 1904 11. Ambrose Clark 12. Susie Clark Baptized Sunday Nov. 27 1904 13. Bro.'s -Noah Clark 14. Josh Clark 15. Clay Brown (ex. March 1905) 16. Isaac Brown Baptized Dec. 10 1904 17. Sister Annie Goff

(89) 3rd Saturday Dec. 1904 No Church meeting not a choir of members present Rev. R. Morgan MD C. Morgan C. C.

(90) 3 Saturday in January 1905 We the united Baptist Church of Christ at Mount Bethel met found in peace no new business coming before the Church members called for received none this done by order of the Church R. Morgan Mod Justice Brewer assistant C.C.

(91) February the third Saturday 1905 no record. (92) March the third Saturday 1905 no Church meeting (93) April the third Saturday 1905 We a United Baptist of Christ at Mt. Bethel have met and after worship the unity of the spirit sought for and found in peace. Door open for reception of members received none R. Morgan mod Sid Hale C. C. P.

(94) May the 3rd Saturday 1905 We the United Baptist Church of Christ at Mt. Bethel have met and after worship the unity of the Spirit called for and found in peace (2) Church privileges extended for reception of members received one to wit Sis. Mary Clark by letter (3) Motioned and second to receive sister Clark by (littation?) of letter. (4) Motion an ordered to appoint Bro. Sid Hale and wife sister Alace Hale and Bro. Chris Morgan and wife sister Roan Morgan as Deacon and Deaconess (6) Motion and ordered to petition Rough Creek and Freedom Churches for ministerial aid (unreadable) (unreadable) Deacons and Deaconess to be ordained July 1905 Done by order of Church R. Morgan mod Cris Morgan C. C.

Sunday following door open for reception of members received one to wit Sister Hala Clark for baptism.

(95) June the third Saturday 1905 We the United Baptist Church of Christ at Mt. Bethel have met and after worship the Church called to order and found in peace. Church privileges extended for the receiving of members received none. Motioned and ordered that we grant one fourth of Bro. Morgan time to preach for then R. Morgan mod. Sid Hale C. C. Pod.

(96) July the third Saturday 1905 We the United Baptist Church of Christ at Mt. Bethel have met and after worship found in peace. Then visiting brethren invited to seats with us. Then membership called for received none. Then motion and order to receive the (presbatry?) for the purpose of ordaining Deacons the motioned and ordered that the Church ordain Bro's Sid Hale and Cris Morgan to the presbatry for ordinations Then motion and ordered to grand old way Church one fourth of Bro R. Morgans time to preach for them. Done by order of Church Rev. R. Morgan mod Cris Morgan C. C. Report of presbatring 1st Bro R. Morgan on motion is appointed moderator of Prisbatry 2nd On motion and order Bro R.F. Johnson is appointed clerk of same. 3rd On motion Bro. S.W. Ousley is appointed examiner of faith. 4th Motioned and order Bro. Mahan Clark is to make ordination prayer. 5th motions and order the Church deliver Bro. Sid Hale and Cris Morgan in the hands of the presbatry for ordination for Deacons of Mt. Bethel Church. 6th Bro. Ousley examined on faith. 7th Bro. Mahan Clark (unreadable) the ordination prayer. 8th On motion and order the Presbatry delivered threw back into the hands of Church. This done and (unreadable) by presbatry Bro R. Morgan mod Cris Morgan C. C.

(97) Aug. the 3 Saturday 1905 We the united Baptist Church of Christ at Mt. Bethel have met and after preaching the unity of spirit sought for found in peace the Church doors opened for the reception of members received none. It was then ordered that the Church prepare a letter to the Association and appoint delegates to wit J. W. McCown, A. Brumett, J. C. Clark, Cris Morgan, S. G. Hale, Rev. J. M. Clark, Rev. R. Morgan. Then adjourned R. Morgan mod S. G. Hale C. C. pro.

(98) Sept. the 3rd Saturday 1905 We the United Baptist Church of Christ at Mt. Bethel have met and after worship the unity of the spirit called for and found in peace. Then the open door intended for the reception of members received none then motion and ordered that we receive the letter to the association Rev. R. Morgan mod Sid Hale C.C. pot.

(99) Oct the third Saturday 1905 We the United Baptist Church of Christ at Mt. Bethel have met and after prayer the unity of the spirit called for and found in peace. Then doors of Church open for the reception of membership received none. Done by order at Church R. Morgan mod Cris Morgan C. C.

(100) Nov. the 3rd Saturday 1905 WE the United Baptist Church of Christ at Mt. Bethel met then called to order and found in peace. Done by order of Church. R. Morgan mod C. Morgan C. C. pp

(101) Dec 3rd Saturday 1905 We the United Baptist Church of Christ have met and after worship called to geather and found in peace. Membership call for and found peace. Done by order of Church R. Morgan mod Cris Morgan C.C.

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