| Independently The core of the church
At Crisp Ga. Aug.29 1897 Irwin County
The Union Holiness Brethern and Sister met at the house of Bro.
George Rushings. For the purpose of organizing the Union Holiness
Church on the Basic of morality and vertuality.
We the committee met at the house of Bro George Rushing on the 29.day
Thus the house was called to order. By Bro Jonah Davis who was appointed
chairman of the committee. Bro Jonah Davis ask that a hym .be sung.Bro
G.H. Rushing was appointed to open service.
He open by singing a hymn S.M. page 240 No 344 A charge to keep
I have etc.
Prayer was offered by Sis. Eliza Moss . After which we sang a hymn
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The house Being called to order by Bro Jonah Davis
The first thing on Docket was calling the roll of the committee.
Bro. R Pitts
" G H Rushing
" L L Lewis
" WM moss
Sis Eliza Moss
" Mamie Rushing
Bro. Jonah Davis ask the committee Their object for calling this
Statement of Bro. Pitts
To lift up fallen humanity and organize on the principals of morality
Bro.Jonah Davis the chairman ask in what way shall we do this.
The committee stated By cutting off taxation and the habits of sending
Women and girls out on the public to beg money for us.
The entire committee stated this was their object and each of the
committee arose and testified to the same thing. This were their
object and consent of the committee.
The chairman wanted to know on what faith and order did they wish
Bro.R Pitts arose and stated to the chairman of the committee
We the committee have agreed to abandon all manuscrips Faiths and
orders and take the bible for our dicipline.
I The chairman of the committee Board of the committee ask for
the bible rules and decipline.We want a free union holiness church
with out faith and orders. We the Union
The chairman asked for the principals of the union holiness church.
We the committee began to state the principals.
Bro. Pitts was requested to out line the principals of the agreement
of the committee.
1.We agree to cut of taxations
2.We have no Big I or little U
3.We agree to preach the gospel to all men alike. Teaching them
to observe all things what so ever the Lord hath command us The
Lords promise Lo I shall be with you all ways even to the end of
the world. Amen
4. We cut off conferences.
5. We carry a poor treasure
6. We carry no secret society man or woman
7. We carry no man want pay his just and honest debts.
8. We carry no Script
9. We carry no drunkard
10.We carry no man with 2 wives
11.We carry no unclean person
12. We agree to adminster the Lords Supper and wash feet monthly.
13. We agree to preach the gospel to all people alike.
14. We Baptize by emerse.
15.We have taken the Bible for our decipline.
On the 29 day of our Lord 1897 Aug. Irwin County Chrisp Ga.
All committee testified to this end. After the rules were composed
and read we sang a hymn . LM.Go preach my Gospel saith the Lord.
Bid the whole earth my Grace receive.etc.after singing prayer was
offered by Bro, Pitts. Pray was made in defince of the that the
Lord bless the church for ever and ever. Amen
Bro. W.M. Moss
" L.L. Lewis Dea.
G H Rushing Sec.
A copy was preserve by Bro R Pitts by the devine power of god. From
Aug. 29. 1897 till 1919 copied by Callie Moss May 15 1922 The Union
Holiness church been organize 24 years. I thank God for preserving
and protecting the Church. Amen
In 1919 a copy was sent to Washington D.C . By Callie Moss. To
President Woodrow Wilson During the 1st worlds war.
Copied again after the death of G,C.Sapp. and the seperation of
July14 1949 30 years later
Sarah Love Devine Sec.
Been organize 52 years