First Baptist Church of Muncie called a meeting January 6, 1884 for the purpose of calling a pastor for the year commencing pulpit committee reported that brother seals be our pastor for the year and for provided we can get him the report was voted unanimously by the church and Brother Smith was instructed to write to brother seals. Brother S Smith moderator FP Dalbey church clerk.
Muncie Baptist Church met January 25, 1884 divine services organize for business Isaac Bailey appointed moderator minutes of church read and approved pulpit committee not present to reports was continued a committee was appointed to get the church property insured against fire and lightning committee consisting of brother and Seneca Stearns Samuel Dalbey and William Lynch. Its report at our next regular meeting for business. Isaac Bailey moderator FP Dalbey church clerk
Muncie Baptist Church met February 23, 1884 devotional exercises brother Isaac Bailey appointed moderator minutes of church read and approved pulpit committee reported wrote to brother seals and could not get him then wrote to Brother Cartwright and could get him half of his time report received an committee discharged. Church voted to give him an indefinite call and pay him $10 per trip. Finance committee reported $45.64 of last year’s subscription not paid in to be collected.
Brother Isaac Bailey one of the finance committee wish to be excused from collecting this back subscription. Church voted to excuse him committee appointed to get church building insured reported could get house insured but no money in the Treasury to pay for insurance report read an committee discharged church voted to postpone the insurance for the present no more business appearing by motion adjourned. Brother Isaac Bailey moderator FP Dalbey church clerk
Muncie Baptist Church met March 22, 1884 devotional exercises organize for business minutes of church read and approved during a series of meetings (held in the month as dated above) conducted by brother Cartwright reported in seven additions to the church by baptism.
FP Dalbey requesting to be excused from collecting back subscription by a vote of the church was granted his request. New and I have a vote of the church brothers Alfred Stearns and William Lynch were added to the standing finance committee.
A letter of dismissed and was granted to Mary Harris and Ettie Childs by motion adjourned Rev. WH Cartwright moderator FP Dalbey church clerk
Muncie Baptist Church met April 26, 1884 divine services minutes of church read and approved Brother Collings time as sexton expired brother Hopper was elected his successor in office for one year for $20 salary by motion adjourned. Brother Cartwright moderator FP Dalbey church clerk
Muncie Baptist Church met May 24, 1884 divine services organize for business minutes of church read and received sister Mattie Jones presented her church letter which we read and accepted. Brother Isaac Bailey offered his resignation as standing finance committee which was granted. A charge of disorderly conduct was brought up against Brother peters and the committee consisting of brethren asked Smith and Seneca Stearns were appointed to talk with the brother and reported our next regular meeting. Rev. Cartwright moderator FP Dalbey church clerk
Muncie Baptist Church met June 21, 1884 divine services organize for business minutes of previous meeting read and approved committed to weights on Brother Peter’s report reported the brother refused to come before the church and made the proper acknowledgement report received an committee discharged. A motion was moved and seconded that the church act as a committee with our pastor’s chairman of the committee and give Brother peters another month to consider church voted to send a letter to the Bloomfield Baptist Association. Meeting at Sabbath all this bring its 48th annual session. The clerk with our pastor to assist was instructed to write the letter. Rev. Cartwright moderator JP Dalbey church clerk.
Church received a receipt for $6.70 for Charles Pelton the sum donated to Brother Jones of Fairmont by motion adjourned. Brother Cartwright moderator FP Dalbey church clerk.
Muncie Baptist Church met October 25, 1884 preaching by brother Cartwright’s organized for business minutes of church read and approved no business appearing by motion adjourned brother Cartwright moderator FP Dalbey church clerk.
Muncie Baptist Church met November 22, 1888 covenant meeting and after a short address from our pastor followed by a season of unusual interest on account of the presence of the holy Christ in our midst. Was organized for business on account of the absence of brother Dalbey church clerk as Smith was appointed clerk pro tem there being no business to transact on motion adjournment. Brother Cartwright moderator as Smith church clerk pro tem
Muncie Baptist Church met December 27, 1888 are numbered today were low owing to the inclemency of the weather but our meeting was one of much spiritual life our pastor gave us a heart sermon and the nature of the Holy Ghost after which we had conference and prayer in which nearly all took hearts meeting was then organized for business in the absence of
Muncie Baptist Church met July 26, 1884 divine services organized for business minutes of previous meeting read and after the following connections approved on motion ordered that the church act as a committee with Pastor’s chairman to labour with Brother peters and reported her next covenant. Meeting committee on Brother peters reported favourably and after hearing from Brother peters he making proper acknowledgements asking to be reinstated trusting in God and the prayers of the Church for strength to withstand temptation. On motion it was almost a unanimous vote to restore him Brother Isaac Bailey asked for a letter and on motion same was granted. Letter to the Association read and approved. Leaving open for additions and adjourned by motion adjourned. Brother Cartwright moderator S Smith church clerk pro tem
Muncie Baptist Church met September 27, 1884 divine services organized for business minutes of church read and approved Sister Liza Spaclemire moving to Indiana called for a letter on motion church granted the same Brother peters failing to comply with the rules of the church and refusing to walk orderly the church withdrew the hand of fellowship from him
The first Baptist Church of Muncie met February 25, 1888. Prayers and conference meeting. The pastor not being present Brother DW Hughes was appointed moderator. Minutes of previous meeting read and approved. By request of the articles of faith and rules of decorum were read. Treasurer reported during the past month collected and paid out $30.40 balance in Treasury $.30. Church voted that the moderator appoint to committees, first committee consisting of brethren JA Bantz W Lynch and JH Reemtsen with an amendment of Brother S Dalbey added to the committee for the purpose of talking to brother John McFarland and Dickie McBroom in regard to their Christian conduct. Second committee consisting of sisters Julia Littler Eleanor Reemtsen and Mary day to talk to Sister Georgia Benson in regard to her Christian conduct. Church instructed the clerk to invite Sister churches to sit with us in council to consider the prosperity of setting apart to the gospel ministry two of our brethren DW Hughes and Isaac Bailey the churches invited are as follows: Mahomet, Champaign, Urbana, Danville, Chrisman’s and Fairmount. The day set apart to meet is Thursday, April 25, 1889 at 11 o’clock. No further business appearing. By motion adjourned to meet March 23 at 230. Brother DW Hughes moderator FP Dalbey church clerk
Brother FP Dalbey (church clerk) Brother S Smith was appointed clerk pro tem there being no business to transact meeting adjourned. WH Cartwright moderator S Smith clerk pro tem