Church Covenant

July 8, 1945

For as much as Almighty God has, in His mercy, been pleased to call us (whose names are hereto subscribed), out of the darkness of death in sin and unbelief into His marvelous light of spiritual life, and faith: each of whom having been regularly baptized upon profession of our faith in Jesus Christ do hereby give ourselves up to the Lord, and to one another in a gospel church way, to be governed and guided by a proper discipline agreeable to the word of God.

We therefore, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by His assistance, do covenant and agree to keep up the service and discipline of the church in the most brotherly affection toward each other: while we endeavor particularly to observe the following rules:

In brotherly love, to pray for each other, to watch over one another for good to each and the peace and prosperity of the entire body, to the glory of God. If one discover anything amiss in another go to him in love and tell him his fault, according to the direction given by our Lord in Matt. 18:15-16 and Paul in Gal. 6:1-2. We will not engage in whispering and backbiting: or speaking evil of one another; nor will we divulge to the world the business of our church. We also agree, with God’s assistance, to attend our church meetings, observe the Lord’s day and keep it holy; and not absent ourselves from the communion of the sacrament without a lawful excuse; to be ready and communicate to the defraying of the church’s expenses as God prospers us; not irregularly depart from the fellowship of the church nor remove to distant churches without a regular dismission.

These things we do covenant and agree to observe and keep sacred in the name of and by the assistance of God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Amen

  • Sister Jessie P. Jones
  • Sister Odessa Stone
  • Sister Pearl Stone Parramore
  • Sister Marrel Bell Stone Nunley
  • Sister Maggie Austin
  • Sister Elaine Austin
  • Sister Aleine Greene
  • Sister May Belle Bass
  • Sister Mollie Stanton
  • Sister Kate Bishop
  • Sister Opal Bingham Harrison
  • Sister Johnnye Aldeana Bass
  • Brother R. E. Austin
  • Brother Johnie W. Bass, Sr.
  • Brother Johnie W. Bass, Jr.
  • Brother Alvis Bass
  • Brother G. C. Bishop