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Proceedings of the Thirtieth Anniversary at Cleveland, Ohio, 1902
    Moderator Prowd followed with his Annual Address, which
was full of good things. He outlined the policy that should gov-
ern this meeting. He made mention of the good work that had
been done by our Fathers and asked that we would always hold
them dear to our hearts. His words in commendation for the
work as done by the churches during the past year, were received
as words that would encourage the churches to more efficient
work in the future.
    Rev. H. L. Page, who had been selected to deliver the An-
nual Sermon was introduced.  Scripture lesson was read from 114
Psalm by Rev. J. J. Watson, prayer by Rev. G. W. Carr, song,
"Almost Persuaded," was sung. Rev. Page took for his text,
Isaiah 62, 10th verse. He spoke of the necessity of a higher
standard for the leaders with our people.
    By motion of Rev. J. J. Jackson the officers were re-elected
by acclamation.
    The following committee was appointed on Finance: Revs.
G. S. Coble, O. O. Jones, W. N. Allen and G. W. Jones. Col-
lection $1.50.  Benediction by Rev. Page.

                WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 2, 2 P. M.
    The devotional services were conducted by Rev. B. P. Burch.
After the Association was called to order the Moderator intro-
duced Rev. Moses Nye, who gave some very interesting talk on
Christian work.
    The reading of letters followed. Rev. R. D. Phillips was
appointed to assist in the reading of the letters. The church at
Sekitan which had held a woman pastor some time ago was ad-
vised by the Association to discontinue the same and report to
this body, did so in their letter as requested. The statement was
accepted and the church placed upon the roll. The letter coming
from Lebanon asking for the meeting of this body in 1903, was
turned over to the committee on Business.
    Rev. R. C. Minor, Columbus, O. and Hon. G. W. Hays,
were appointed to lead the Praise service this 7:30 p. m.
    The committee on New Churches reported the St. John
church of Springfield, O., as seeking membership in this body.
Said chnrch was found to be sound in the faith and practice of
the Missionary Baptists, and by motion was admitted to mem-


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