Session votes to extend call to Rev. John W. Dinsmore, Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin to occupy the pulpit for one year at a salary of $2,000 per annum.
Church meeting to consider proposition from the Old School Presbyterian Church of this city for a union with this church. Votes: 17 ayes, 40 nays, 2 blanks.
Vote on Rev. McDougall: Congregational meeting is held “for the casting of ballots.” The “tickets”, or ballots, that were cast in the afternoon session were sealed. “At 7:00 the ballot box was unsealed and a vote taken with the following results, 13 ayes and 130 against Rev. McDougall remaining as pastor.”
Session approves the request from the trustees and “leading members of this church” that a meeting of the Church and Society be held to decide whether the present supply of the Pulpit shall be continued. Rev. McDougall, moderator, suggests that a chance be given on the day of the meeting for those to vote who […]
Rev. A. M. McDougall called to be the Stated Supply Minister (He serves 2½ years)83 new members are received during 1867 despite its being a year of disruption.
Annual meeting is convened “to decide upon the office of Ruling Elders.” Rev. McLean, 1 st Church presiding. Motion: “That in our opinion the best interests of the Church will be maintained by the continuance in office of the present elders. Viz. A. C. Washburn, L. W. Capen, D. Brier, P. Y. Stewart, W. Gillespie, […]
Bloomington Presbytery calls a meeting to be held at 1 st Church. “The following petition signed by 131 members of this Church was Received. ‘To the Elders of the 2 nd Presbyterian Church of the City of Bloomington, Ill., We the undersigned members of the Church of which you are Elders having heard of your […]
Rev. Bailey resigns. M. L. Moore, is chosen Clerk of Session and directed to “take charge of the records.” Bros. Washburn and Capen assigned to procure a temporary supply of the pulpit and to take the necessary steps for obtaining a Pastor.
First organ in city installed in the church & bell tower completed.
Indignation Meeting – Local church’s gather at Courthouse to mourn passing of Lincoln.