Sec. 1st of the reception of member

Art. 1st

Any person professing faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and giving evidence of a change in heart, may upon Baptism be admitted to the fellowship and privileges of the church.


Art. 2nd

Members of other churches holding the same faith and order may be received into the fellowship of the church by letters of dismission and recommendation from their respective churches.


Art. 3rd

Those who have once been members of Baptist churches holding the same faith and order in consequence of peculiar circumstances have no letter of dismission may be received into the fellowship of this church by giving satisfactory evidence of a change of heart and christian conduct.


Art. 4th

Excluded members may be restored to the fellowship of this church upon confession of their errors and giving evidence of repentance.


Art. 5th

Any member may object to the reception of another, in which case, the candidate for fellowship shall not be received until the objection is satisfied or the objection is overruled by the church.


Sec. 2nd of the duties of members

Art. 1st

It shall be the duty of the members of the church to attend the regular meetings appointed by its authority, to sustain the public worship of Almighty God and the ordinances of the gospel, to contribute for the support of the ministry the necessary expenditures of the church, and the spread of the Gospel.

Sec. 3rd of the officers of the church

Art. 1st

As often as it may be necessary the church shall invite to its pastorate some Elder of good report. A majority of the votes cast by her members being necessary to an election. He shall act as moderator in all meetings for the transaction of business.

Art. 2nd

The church shall elect an assistant moderator who shall perform all the duties of that office in the absence of the pastor or at his request.

The church shall elect deacons as often as it may be necessary. It shall be the duty of the deacons to prepare and distribute the elements of the Lord's supper. To take a general superintendence of the external interest of the church and to cooperate with and assist the pastor.

Art. 3rd

Art. 4th

There shall be a treasurer elected by the church whose duty it shall be to receive and account for all the money coming into his hands for the church and report monthly.

Art. 5th

The church shall elect a board of trustees of the three of her members who shall have a general superintendency of the real estate belonging to the church, subject to the will of the church.

Sec. 4th of the meetings of the church

Art. 1st

The church shall regularly convene once in each month for the transaction of business and public worship.

Art. 2nd

Special meetings of the church for the transaction of business must be appointed at the regular meetings unless unexpected events occur demanding the action of the church. A special meeting may be called by the pastor or either of the deacons.

Art. 3rd

The communion of the Lord's supper shall be observed by the church not less than twice a year.

Sec. 5th of the manner of conducting business

Art. 1st

In the absence of the moderator or assistant, any brother upon whom the church may call shall discharge the duties of said office in the transaction of business.

Art. 2nd

It shall be the duty of the moderator to keep order, state and explain propisitions and (by his vote) decide questions upon which there is no majority.

Art. 3rd

He shall see that every meeting open and closed by devotional exercises.

Art. 4th

He shall call for the business of the church in the following order. First, invite visiting brethern from sister churches to seats and counsel with us. Second, open the doors of the church for the reception of members. Third, he shall inquire after the fellowship of the church. Fourth, report of committees and deferred business. Fifth, new business. Sixth, he shall suffer no second motion to be entertained until the one under consideration has been disposed of except a motion to amend substitute or postpone. Seventh, he shall call to order any member who while speaking introduces any subject foreign to the one under discussion. Eighth, he shall call to order any member who uses discourteous language or remarks that would wound the feelings of any member. Ninth, he may speak upon any subject by inviting some brother to preside in his place. Tenth, any member wishing to speak shall rise and address the moderator. Eleventh, all propositions for the action of the church must be introduced by a motion and second. Twelfth, no member shall speak more than twice at the same meeting upon the same subject without the consent of the church. Thirteenth, upon any point of order a member may appeal from the decision of the moderator to the church. Fourteenth, all questions shall be decided by a majority of the votes cast. Fifteenth, five members constitute a quorum and may transact any business of the church legally.

Sec. 6th

Art. 1st

Any member violating the church covenant should be dealt with and if a charge is preferred against any absent brother he shall be informed of it and any member against who a charge is preferred shall have the privilege of being heard in his own defence. Any member failing to give satisfaction may be exlcuded. If a member having erred. confess it to the church and manifest repentance no further proceedings shall be entertained against him in this action.