ADJOURNED SESSION OF THE 81ST ANNUAL CONFERENCE
BIBLE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH
Saturday Morning, April 3, 1965
The meeting was opened at 9:00 A.M. with the singing of the hymn, "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" and Russell T. Alien led in prayer. Chairman T. D. Gehret portrayed a verbal picture of the five great exhibits in connection with the Resurrection of Christ as described in I Corinthians
Resolved, That we accept the excuses of the delegates unable to attend.
Resolved, That John Deily, Arthur Frable and Sterling Baer be recognized as delegates from their respective churches and be seated in the Conference Bar.
Resolved, That a District Superintendent for the Allentown District be elected and the informal ballot be used in nominating the candidates; the three highest to be the candidates and elected according to the FAITH AND ORDER.
T. D. Gehret was elected.
Resolved, That a District Superintendent for the Bethlehem District be elected and the informal ballot be used in nominating the candidates; the three highest to be the candidates and elected according to the FAITH AND ORDER.
A. L. Seifert was elected.
Resolved, That two Vice District Superintendents be elected and that the informal ballot be used in nominating the candidates; the five highest to be the candidates.
J. H. Riggall and C. E. Kirkwood were elected.
Resolved, That we elect a Director of Church Extension according to the FAITH AND ORDER.
William A. Heffner was elected.
T. D. Gehret was elected Chairman, A. L. Seifert, Vice Chairman and N. H. Wolf, Secretary of the next Annual Conference.
Resolved, That the Chairman and Secretary of the next Annual Conference with the Committee on Publication and Printing be empowered to determine by what method and by what printer the Yearbook shall be produced.
Report of the Board of Directors of Berean Bible School:
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Berean Bible School, I submit the result of the election for President of the Berean Bible School.
At our regular Board Meeting held on Saturday, February 13, 1965, Rev. Jansen E. Hartman was elected for the school year June 30, 1965 to June 30, 1966.
W. B. Hottel, Secretary.
The Report was received and the action of the Board was ratified.
Report of the Committee to Provide Lodging for Pastors and Delegates at Annual Conference:
Whereas, This committee has been instructed by Annual Conference to give consideration to the possibility of providing lodging for the Pastors and Delegates attending Conference in motels rather than private homes,
Therefore, This committee offers the following recommendations to the 1965 Adjourned Session of Annual Conference:
1. Resolved, that we look with favor to holding the 1965 Annual Conference at York, Pa.
2. Resolved, that the secretary of this committee contact the pastors regarding the possibility of the Pastor and Delegate paying for their own lodging in the event that the 1965 Annual Conference be held at York, Pa.
T. D. Gehret, Chairman
David E. Thomann, Secretary
John H. Riggall
Daniel K. Ziegler
Norman L. Reed
The Report was adopted.
Resolved, That the next Annual Conference convene in the Faith Bible Fellowship Church, York, Pa., October 11, 1965, at 10:00 a.m.
Resolved, That the Adjourned Session of Annual Conference be held in the Grace Bible Fellowship Church, Reading, Pa. on April 2, 1966 at 9:00 a.m.
Committee on Program, appointed by the Chairman: Russell T. Allen, R. C. Reichenbach, Norman R. Weiss.
Resolved, That the Committee to Study Annual Conference Lodging continue their study and report to the next Annual Conference.
The Secretary of the Board of Directors gave an oral report of the developments pertaining to the new property.
Resolved, That each of the following Boards: Board of Directors, Board of Mizpah Grove, Board of Directors of Berean Bible School be instructed to elect three different men from each Board to serve with the District Superintendents as a Committee to plan the development of the Fogelsville tract.
Resolved, That the Board of Directors make every effort to purchase the three lots of land including improvements thereon, adjoining our property fronting on Route 100.
Resolved, That we suspend the Rules and adjourn to meet at 2:00 p.m.
Adjourned, 12:40 p.m. with prayer by F. B. Hertzog.
Saturday Afternoon, April 3, 1965
The meeting was opened at 2:00 p.m. with the singing of "My Saviour's Love" and prayer by Carl C. Cassel.
Sterling Baker, an accepted missionary of the Bible Fellowship Church assigned to service with the Africa Inland Mission in Kenya, Africa, addressed the Conference briefly.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.
The following were elected:
Nominating Committee for Elections of 1965 Annual Conference: C. E. Kirkwood, John H. Riggall, Frank L. Herb, Jr., David E. Thomann, Daniel K. Ziegler, Horace A. Kauffman, Robert W. Gehret.
Report of the Allentown District to Organize Camp Meeting Committee:
The churches of the Allentown District and the Church Extension Churches located in Millersville, Sinking Springs, Walnutport and Binghamton shall comprise this camp meeting to be held in Mizpah Grove, Allentown, July 3-11, 1965.
Officers: F. B. Hertzog, Chairman; N. H. Wolf, Recording Secretary; James G. Koch, Financial Secretary.
The Report was adopted.
Report of the Bethlehem District to Organize Camp Meeting Committee:
The churches of the Bethlehem District and the Church Extension Churches located at Belvidere, Finesville, Miller Heights and Macungie shall comprise this Camp Meeting to be held in Mizpah Grove, Allentown July 17-25, 1965.
Officers: Frank L. Herb, Jr., Chairman; Willard E. Cassel, Recording Secretary; Donald T. Kirkwood, Financial Secretary.
Resolved, That we request the Board of Mizpah Grove to refrain from recommending nominees for officers of Camp Meeting.
The report was adopted.
Resolved, That all financial reports submitted by the Pastors to Annual Conference be rounded off to the nearest dollar. Amounts up to and including 50 cents are to be dropped and amounts 51 cents thru 99 cents be increased to the next dollar.
Resolved, That we adjourn. Adjourned 4:35 p.m. with prayer by C. E. Kirkwood.