1885 charter for the Evangelical Church

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1885 charter for the Evangelical Church


Madison Avenue United Methodist Church


State of Kansas
Office of Secretary of State

E.B. Allen, Secretary of State of the State of Kansas, do hereby certify that the following and annexed is a true and correct copy of the original instrument of writing filed in my office May 6th 1885.
In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my official seal
Done at Topeka, Kansas this 6th day of May 1885.
E.B. Allen
Secretary of State

Certificate of Association
Made this 4th day of May 1885 between the persons whose names are hereunto subscribed.
Article II. -- The object of this society shall be the promotion of the interest of religion in our midst, and the spread of scriptural holiness through the world.
Article III. -- The members of this association shall consist of the members of the society, from time to time as shown by the records thereof.
Article IV. The officers of this association shall consist of a board of trustees, of three or more persons, chosen from its members in such manner, time and place, as shall be specified in its by-laws or by the discipline of the evangelical association; the said trustees shall have the sole management and control of all the property of the association, subject to the present or any future provisions of said discipline and the provisions of the annual conference in whose bounds such property is situate, and may adopt by-laws not inconsistent with said discipline and the provisions of said annual conference and the laws of the state.
Article V. -- The officers of said board shall consist of a President, a Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, to be annually chosen from among the members of the board, who shall perform the duties usually assigned to such officers.
Articles VI. -- The following named persons shall constitute the board of trustees of the association for the first year of its ex-
istence, and until their successors are elected, viz.:
Adam Glaser, of Derby, Sedgwick Co. Kansas:
John Yergler, “ “
Christian Mohr, “ “
Article VII. -- The board of trustees shall hold an annual meeting, before the last quarterly meeting on the charge, at which time the officers of the board shall be appointed, and an annual report shall be prepared, setting forth the doings of the board during the year past and the condition of the property belonging to and in trust of the association, a copy of which shall be presented to the quarterly conference. Special meetings shall be called by the President when requested by three trustees.
Article VIII. -- All vacancies occurring in the board of trustees shall be filled and all the business of the association shall be conducted in strict conformity to the discipline of said evangelical association, and the provisions of the annual conference in whose bounds the property is situated.
Article IX. -- All conveyances of property of this association shall be deeded in trust, that said property shall be used, kept maintained and disposed of, for the use and benefit of the ministry and membership of the evangelical association of North America. Any real estate held in trust for said evangelical association, shall be sold and conveyed, by the said trustees, in the corporate name thereof, whom the said trustees shall be authorized by the annual conference in whose bounds the said real estate is situate.
Article X. -- This society assumes to itself all the rights, powers, privileges and immunities which are now and which may, during the existence thereof, be conferred by law, upon societies of a similar character, and adopts as its by-laws the discipline of the evangelical Association.
In testimony whereof, we have hereunto set our hands and seals, the 4th day of May, A.D. 1885.

( Adam Glaser.
) John Yergler.
Names of Trustees ) Christian Mohr.
) Albert Brunner
) Phillip Yergler

State of Kansas, Sedgwick County, SS.
Be it remembered that on this 4th day of May A.D. 1885, personally appeared before the undersigned a notary public in and for the county and state aforesaid Adam Glaser, John Yergler, Christian Mohr, Albert Brunner and Phillip Yergler, who are each personally known to me to be residents of Sedgwick county and state of Kansas, and to be the identical persons whose names are affixed to the foregoing charter, and severally acknowledged the execution thereof to be his voluntary act and deed, for the use and purpose therein expressed.
Witness my hand and official seal the day and year last aforesaid.
Commission expires Jan. 8th, 1889.



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