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Full text of "Year-book of the Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church, Auburndale, Mass., Andrew McKeown, D.D., Pastor, 1878"

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YEAR-BOOK 



DIRECTORY 



OF THE 



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CONFERENCE YEAR, 



beginning ^jjril 1, 1877— Cnbiny Itarcfc 31, 1878. 



BOSTON : 
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3 AU3URNDALE, MASS. CENTENARY METHODIST EPISCOPAL 
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INTRODUCTION. 



My Dear People : — 

God in his great mercy has permitted me 
to spend among you one happy year of la- 
bor in the Master's cause. Coming to you 
under an impulse which I hardly knew how 
to explain at the time, but which I now 
think to have been providential, and with no 
intention of staying longer than one year. 
I have found my field of labor so hopeful 
as to readily accede to your request to re- 
main longer. God has given us peace and 
moderate prosperity, pleasant and profitable 
seasons of worship, a somewhat increased 
spirituality, and financial success. It is 
the opinion of many, in which I fully con- 
cur, that a brighter day is dawning on our 
little society. We have abundant cause for 
hope and renewed consecration to the work 
of Christ. There is no pleasanter or more 
important field of Christian labor than that 
which our Church affords. 

In submitting to you our Ykar Book, I 
ask for it two favors : 

i). That you will carefully study it. 
2). That you will keep it for constant 
reference. 



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The Officiary, Standing Committees, &c, 
are for the year beginning April ist, 1878, 
and ending March 31st, 1879, — while the 
Statistics are from April ist, 1877, to March 
31st, 1878. 

Section I will give you the Church Offi- 
cers, Standing Committees, Societies, etc. 

Section II will give you the entire statis- 
tics of all kinds connected with the charge. 

Section III, a list of the members and 
probationers. 

As you study this little Annual, dear 
brethren and sisters, may I not hope and 
believe that you will resolve, by the grace 
of God, to make the year on which He has 
permitted us to enter, more fruitful in results 
to the glory of His name than was the last. 
It may be our last ! 

Your brother and fellow-laborer, 

A. McKEOWN, 

Lasell Street. 

Auburndale, March 30, 1878. 



RESIDENT CLERGY. 






Rev. JAMES E. LATIMER, I). D., 

Dean of Theological School of Boston 
University, Hawthorn St. 



Rev. William McDonald, 
Editor of Advocate of Holiness, Maple St, 



SECTION 1 -OFFICIAL MEMBERS. 



TRUSTEES. 



Geo. L. Bourne, Pres. E. Tourjee, 
Wm. P. Bourne, J. E. Latimer, 

H. P. Mann, Sec'y, Mrs. C. J. Holbrook, 
Geo. R. Eager, Treas. V. A. Pluta. 

STEWARDS. 

Geo. R. Eager, H. P. Mann, 

E. F. Miller, Wm. P. Bourne, 

C. C. Bragdon, Jos. Huestis, 

E. Tourjee, Edward A. Buss, 

Frank G. Irving. 

DISTRICT STEWARD. 

Geo. R. Eager. 

RECORDING STEWARD AND TREASURER 
OF THE CHURCH. 

H. P. Mann. 

CLASS-LEADERS. 

Isaac S. Dillingham. Edward F. Porter. 



OFFICERS OF THE SABBATH SCHOOL. 

Prof. C. C. Bragdon, Superintendent. 
Mrs.' Dr. E rou^e, f Asst ' Superintendents. 

Mrs. Charlotte J. Holbrook, Treasurer. 

Geo. Taylor, Secretary. 

Arthur Winslow, Librarian. 

LEADER OF CHILDREN'S MEETING. 

Mrs. Dr. Tourjee. 

pastor's assistants in visitation. 

Mrs. Charlotte J. Holbrook, 
Mrs. Olive Miller, 
Mrs. Sarah L. Tourjee, 
Mrs. Harriet Haskins. . 



STANDING COMMITTEES. 

ON MISSIONS. 

The Pastor, ex officio, 
James E. Latimer, 
Edward F. Miller. 

ON PARSONAGE AND FURNITURE. 

Officers of the Ladies' Social Circle. 



on preacher's salary. 

H. P. Mann, 
Eben Tourjee, 
C. C. Bragdon. 

ON MUSIC. 

Geo. R. Eager. 
Eben Tourjee, 
H. P. Mann, 
C. C. Bragdon, 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR AND ORGANIST. 

E. Tourjee, Mus. D. 

SEXTON. 

Edw. M. Hall. (Residence, Central Street.) 

USHERS. 

Isaac S. Dillingham, William P. Bourne. 



SOCIETIES. 

LADIES SOCIAL CIRCLE. 

Mrs. Sarah L. Tourjee, President. 
Mrs. Geo. L. Bourne, Vice-President. 
Miss Carrie L. Bourne, Sec'y and Treas. 

WOMAN'S FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 

Mrs. Edward F. Porter, President. 

Mrs. Dr. Latimer, Vice-President. 

Mrs. A. McKeown, Cor. Secretaiy. 

Mrs. Dr. Tourjee, Treasurer. 

Miss Nellie F. Foss, Recording Secretary. 



YOUNG LADIES' AUXILIARY TO THE W. F. M. 
SOCIETY. 

Miss M. Wheatie McDonald, President. 
Miss Jessie Hunter, Vice-President. 
Miss Lizzie C. McKeown, Treasurer. 
Miss Polly Dolliver, Cor. and Rec Sec'y. 

TIMES FOR CHURCH MEETINGS. 

Sabbath.— Preaching at 1030 a.m. Sun- 
day School at 3 00 p. m Praise Meeting 
and Social Service at 7 30 p m., from April 
ist to October 1st ; the rest of the year at 

7 OO P. M. 

Monday, — Children's Meeting at 4.30 

P. M. 

Tuesday.— Church Classes at 7.30 or 
7.45 P. m. 

Wednesday (the first in each month).— 
Mothers' Meeting at 3.00 p. m. 

Friday.-— Prayer Meeting at 7.30 or 7.45 
p. m. 

Saturday.— Chorus Choir Rehearsal at 

7.3O P. M. . 

Communion once in two months ; first 
Sabbath of the month, after the sermon. 

General Class, the last Tuesday before 
the first Sabbath of each month. 

Official Board meeting, the last Monday 
before the first Sabbath of each month, at 
which it is expected every Steward and 
Leader will be present. 

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Ladies' Social Circle, the third Thursday 

evening of each month, except July and 
August. 

Woman's Foreign Missionary Society, 
meets at same time and place with the 
Social Circle. 

Young Ladies' Auxiliary to the W. F. M. 
S., meets the first Saturday of each month 
except July and August, at 3.00 p. m. 

Sunday School Concert, the second Sun- 
day evening of each month at 6.30. 

Children's Day on the first Sunday in 
June. 



Section 2 —Statistics ofthe church. 



Died during the year, i 

Withdrawn, . o 

Expelled, . o 

Removed with letter, ...... 5 

Joined by letter, .21 

Joined on probation, . . . . . 23 

Baptized, ' . 9 

Received into full membership, ... 14 

Total members 119 

Total probationers . 9 

Total number of communicants. . .128 



STATISTICS OF THE SUNDAY SCHOOL. 

Number of officers, 6 

Number of teachers, 12 

Number of scholars, 103 

Total number of School, . . 121 
George Taylor, Secretary. 

Money collected by the School. 

For Missions, $15.00 

For School Expenses, 42.00 

Total, $57 00 



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Benevolent Contributions. 

Missions, by the Congregation. $113.00 

11 Sabbath School, 15 00 

" " Woman's F. M. S.. 20.00 

Preachers' Aid Society 43.00 

Poor of Church and Society, . . 20.00 

Total, $211.00 

Expended by Ladies' Social Circle 

on parsonage furniture, . . . $54.50 



TRUSTEES REPORT. 

Assets. 
Chapel and Land, $12,000.00 

Liabilities. 
Central Savings Bank, Lowell, . $5,000 00 

Expended. 

On Church and Property, . . $76.35 

Insurance on Church and Organ, 105.00 

Interest, " " 422 53 

Legal Expense, ...... 57.75 

Total Expenses on the part of the 
Trustees, paid by Treasurer 
of Board of Stewards, $661,63 

H. P. MANN, Sec. Trustees. 
GEO. R. EAGER, Treas. Trustees 



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STATEMENT OF STEWARDS. 

Cash Received. 

Weekly Offerings, $1,511.48 

Extra Subscription, . ... . 296.50 

Lectures, etc., ...... 303.42 

$2,111.40 

Cash Paid. 

On Indebtedness last of year, . $58.00 

Pastor, $9°° °° 

Presiding Elder, 25.00 

Organist, H3-35 

Gas , . • 9 6 - 6 5 

Blowing Organ, 25.00 

Sexton, 120.00 

Fuel, 45- 2 5 

■ ■Incidentals, 5 2 -33 

Paid for Trustees, 661 .63 

$2 097.21 

Cash on hand, i4 I 9 

2,111.40 

H. P. MANN, Treasurer. 

Expenses of Current Year. 

Pastor's Salary, ..... $1,300.00 

Interest, • • • 3°° °° 

Music, 105.00 

Sexton, 120.00 

Fuel and Gas. . . . . . . 200.00 

Sundry Expenses (estimated), 75-°° 

$2,100.00 
Or $40 per week. 



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SECTION 3-LIST OF MEMBERS. 



Ayres, Julia 
Ayres, Susie 



Baker, Eugene B. 
Baker, David 
Baker, Mary 
Barrett, Katie F. 
Barrett, Maggie M. 
Bent, Dolly 
Bent, John 
Bourne, Carrie 
Bourne, Eliza 
Bourne, Ellen 
Bourne, Geo. H. 
Bourne, Geo. L. 
Bourne, Geo. W. 
Bourne, Henrietta 
Bourne, Priscilla 
Bourne, Wm. P. 
Bragdon, Anna 
Bragdon, C. C. 
Bragdon, Eliza B. 
Bragdon, Kate R. 
Brown, Carrie 
Buss, Edward A. 
Buss, Syrena S. 
Butler, Mary E. 



Carpenter, Carrie 
Carpenter, Pamelia 
Carter, Mary 
Converse, Eugenia 
Cook, Clark 
Cook, Effie 
Cook, Hannah 
Cook, Malinda 
Cordingley, Maria W. 
Curtis, Evelyn L. 



Deavall, Hannah 
Deavall, John 
Dillingham, Eliza F. 
Dillingham, Isaac S. 
Dodge, Hattie M. 
Dodge, Henry C. 
Dunn, Maria 



Eager, Geo. R. 
Eager, Harriott A. 
Eager, Olive G. 



Foss, Alvena M. 
Foss, Nellie F. 



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Gilmore, Marion E. 

Ifall, Mark 
Hall, Myra 
Hall, Edward M. 
Harpin, Olive L. 
Harrington, Chas. W. 
Harrington, E. H. 
Harrington, Jessie I. 
Harrington, Lucretia 
Harrington, Matilda E. 
Harrington, Mattie A. R, 
Haskell, Eleanor R. 
Haskell, Mary 
Haskins, Harriet A. 
Holbrook, Charlotte J. 
Holbrook, Willis 
Huestis, Joseph 
Huestis, Octavia 
Hunter, Bessie 
Hunter, Jessie 



Irving, Frank G. 
Johnson, Emily 



Lathrop, Lunette M. 
Latimer, Anna E. 



Mann, George E. 
Mann, Helen M. 
Mann, Horace P. 
Mann, James R. 
Mann, Miriam F. 
McDonald, Frances M. 
McDonald, Wheatie M. 
McDonald, Willie 
McKeown, Lizzie C. 
McKeown Velina B. 
Miller, Chas. 
Miller, Edward F. 
Miller, Fred W. 
Miller, Olive 



Noyes, George O. 
Noyes, Albert 



Patterson, Elizabeth 
Patterson, John H. 
Patterson, Sarah 
Pickering, Caroline 
Pluta, Clara J. 
Pluta, Vincent A. 
Porter, Edward F. 
Porter, Lewis B. 
Porter, Phebe D. 
Porter, Wm. D. 



Mann, Florence V. 



Rowe, J. Edgar 
Rowe, Mary 



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Seaverns, Aldana 
Scott, Emily 
Scott, Lizzie 
Stimson, Anna 



Taylor, George 
Temple, Ada S. 
Thomson, Annie S. 
Tourje'e, Eben 
Tourj^e, Lizzie S. 
Tourjee, Sarah L. 



Underwood, Ella 
Underwood, Hannah 



Ware, Ann 
Ware, John J. 
Weeks, Jennie 
White, Mary C. 
White, Grace C. 
Winslow, Arthur 



PROBATIONERS. 



Clough, Earle F. 
Knowles, Francis A. 
Mann, Eugene W. 
Pluta, Harriet A. 
Pratt, Josie 



Stedman, Lena M. 
Warren, Eldora B. 
Warren, Wm. H. 
Wright, Walter J. 



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To the Congregation of Centenary 
Church : — 

Dear Friends, — Our lot has been cast 
together for Christian labor. We are 
charged with the delightful responsibility of 
maintaining the worship of God, with all 
the hallowing and saving influences flowing 
therefrom, in the community in winch we 
dwell — the home of our children and friends. 
Will you not allow me, as your minister and 
pastor, to most solemnly and earnestly urge 
upon you three things. 

i. To live near to God, so that He may 
own us and bless us, both as individuals and 
as a society, to the good of many souls in 
this place. 

2. To be present, as far as possible, at every 
regular religious service. 

3. To contribute regularly, as liberally as 
your means will allow, to the support of 
Christ's cause. 

All arrearages of floating debt have been 
paid. 

To meet the entire expenses of the cur- 
rent year will require the not very large 
sum of twenty-one hundred dollars. (See 
page 16.) 

To raise this sum, the voluntary system 
of weekly offerings, which worked so well 
last year, has been adopted. 



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We have no pew rents. The seats in the 
entire Church are free. — families or individ- 
uals selecting such as they prefer (it is 
desirable that they should occupy the same 
ones each Sabbath), and paying therefor 
just what they please to give, regularly, in 
the weekly offering each Lord's day. En- 
velopes for weekly offering may be obtained 
on application of the treasurer, Mr. H. P. 
Mann. 

It is earnestly desired that all should come 
into this arrangemetit, that the Stewards may 
know just what they can rely on. If each 
gives what he or she can, none need be 
burdened. " Bear ye one another's bur- 
dens, and so fulfil the law of Christ." 
Remember, it is for the Master's sake. 

And when we shall have maintained His 
cause on the earth, and worshipped rejoic- 
ingly in His earthly courts, may we be wel- 
comed at last to His presence in the " house 
not made with hands." 

Your affectionate pastor, 

A. McKEOWN. 



NOTICE. 

A fine opportunity is offered to those who 
may desire to improve their singing, to ob- 
tain the instruction of Dr. Tourjee, by unit- 
ing with the Chorus in Centenary Church, 
of which he is the director. 

The conditions of membership are : 

(i.) Ability to read music, and (2) a 
regular attendance at rehearsals, on Saturday 
evenings, and worship on the Lord's Days. 

Names may be handed to the Director of 
the Chorus on Saturday evenings. 



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