Virginia Annual (M. E.) Conference.
[reported for the Dispatch]
Third Day-- Friday, Nov. 20th.-- Bishop Pierce
in the chair.
Conference was opened at 9 o'clock with prayer by Rev. Mr. Crumley
, of the Georgia Conference.
A memorial was presented by the Bishop
, addressed to the Bishop
and members of the Virginia Annual Conference of the M. E. Church
and the President
and members of the Virginia Annual Conference of the M. P. Church
The Quarterly Conference of the Lancaster Circuit
of the M. E. Church
and the Quarterly Conference
of the M. P. Church
during the present and past year have been in the habit of interchanging fraternal messengers to promote Christian intercourse between the members of two Churches, having in view the permanent union of the two Churches upon principles satisfactory to each.
The memorial brings the subject before the Conference for such action as they may deem proper.
A resolution, having in view the above, object, was also presented from the Quarterly Conference
of the Westmoreland Circuit
, uniting with the Lancaster Circuit
On motion of J. D. Coulling
, the Bishop
appointed the following committee, to whom was referred the above subject: Messrs. W. A. Smith
, D. S. Doggett
and J. A. Duncan
Rev. J. E. Edwards
submitted a report from the Bible
Committee, which was adopted.
On motion of Rev. J. E. Edwards
, the resolution passed at last Conference, in relation to a Conference Fast and administration of the Lord
's Supper, was amended so as to read--
That the attention of the Conference be seriously called to the observance of the fasting and prayer prescribed by the Discipline as preliminary to the reception of preachers, and that the Committee
on Religious Worship be required to make arrangements for the administration of the sacrament of the Lord
's Supper at some suitable time during each session of the Conference, to be followed, as the occasion may allow, by the narration of religious experience and the usual exercises of a love feast.
presented a report from the Committee
of the Chaplains of the Army, (read by J. C. Granberty
,) of a most interesting and important character.
The report recommends the appointment of twenty additional chaplains for the army, and providing ample support for them and their families.
Rev. D. S. Doggett
presented a resolution in regard to the appointment of a missionary to the batteries and hospitals around this city.
were afterwards included, and the subject then referred to the Committee
on Chaplains of the Army.
The hour having arrived, the Conference was resolved into a prayer meeting, conducted by the Bishop
After which the Conference adjourned.
Appointments for the Sabbath.
appointments were made for preaching on to-morrow, (Sunday,) the 22d inst:
--Broad Street Methodist--11 A M, Bishop
G P Pierce
, and ordination of Deaconst 3½ P M, Sacramental services; 7½ P M, Dr. Wm
Centenary--11 A M, Chas
H Hail; 7½ P M, L M Lee
, and ordination of Eiders.
Clay Street--11 A M, L T Reid
; 7½ P M, J S Lindsay
Trinity--11 A M, H B Cowles
; 7½ P M, R O Burton
--11 A M, Jas
; 7½P M, W E Judkins
--11 A M, Oscar Littleton
; 7½ P M, H B Guy
. Sidney--11 A M, M S Colonna
--11 A M, Jas
--11 A M, James
Third Street African
--11 A M, J W Howard
; 3 ½ P M, J L Clark
--Leigh Street--11 A M, Thos
First Church--11 A M, J C Granberry
7½ P M, Nelson Head.
Second Church--11 A M. William
Third Church--7½ P M. William
African Church--11 A M, S V Hoyle
; 3½ P M, J E Joyner
--11 A M, J F Poulton.
--First Church--11 A M, John B Dey; 7 ½ P M, Charles H Hall
Second Church--11 A M, Dr. Sehon
; 3½ P M, Dr. Fintey
Third Church--11 A M, J S R Clarke
; 7½ P M, Alex
United Presbyterian--11 A M, J H Davis
; 7½ P M, Paul Whitehead
--Moore's Hospital--3½ P M, Thos
Seabrook's Hospital½P M, Wm J Hunter
's Cavalry--11 A M, George E Booker Greensville Chapel--(on Monday) 11 A M, Charles H Hall