Appointment of teachers
Bro. Burch - Teacher for Bible class
Bro. Chestnut - Teacher of 1st male class
Bro. J. Ballard - Teacher of 2nd male class
Bro. Dan Bachelor - Teacher of female class
Sister Sarah Simmons - Teacher of Juvenile class
Sister Laura Morrison - Teacher of Primary class
Effie Simmons, Secretary

January 3, 1897
Union Chapel Sunday School was opened this morning by singing and prayer by Bro. John Ballard then reading scripture lesson found in 102 Psalm then appointment of teachers then reading of the lesson by the supt. subj. the Ascension of Christ found Acts 1 chaps from the 1 to the 14 then the teachers asked questions on the lesson.

January 10, 1897
Union Chapel Sunday School was opened this morning by singing and prayer by supt. then singing then reading the report of last Sabbath and approved as read then reading of the scripture lesson found in Acts 2 chaps from the 14th to the 27 verse. Then teachers took charge of the classes.
No in classes
No in Bible class - 5 verses 5 paid 1 cent
No in 1st male class - 6 verses 3
No. in 2nd male class - 4 verses 1
No in female class - 8 verses 6
No in juvenile class - 6 verses 3
No in primary class - 6 verses 8
No of visitors - 8
Teachers and officers - 7
Total - 50
Then remarks by Supt. then singing and dismissed till next Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Paul Ballard
And unnecessary talking while the minutes were being read.

January 17, 1897
Union Chapel Sunday School was opened this morning by singing and reading opening service then singing then prayer by Sister Jane Batchelor. Then singing and reading report of last Sabbath and stand approved as read then reading of the scripture lesson found in Romans 10 chap from the 1-14. Then teachers took charge of their classes.
No in classes
No in Bible class - 8 versus 4 paid 10 cents
No in 1st male class - 6 verses 3 paid 11 cents
No in 2nd male class - 6 verses 1 paid 6 cents
No in female class - 9 verses 8 paid 8 cents
No in juvenile class - 6 verses 5
No in primary class - 4 verses 4 paid 1 cent
No of visitors - 7
Teachers and officers - 7
Total - 63
Then asking questions by supt. then reading the church catechism then remarks then singing the lesson hymn then reading the closing service and dismissed till next Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Paul Ballard
Secretary

January 24, 1897
Union Chapel Sunday School was opened this morning by singing and reading the opening service then prayer by the supt. then reading of the report of last Sabbath and stood approved as read. Then reading of the scripture lesson found in St. John 10-1-14. Teachers then took charge of their classes.
No in classes
No in Bible class - 6 verses 3 paid 2 cents
No in 1st male class - 4 verses 5
No in 2nd male class - 3 verses 4
No in female class - 5 verses 6
No in juvenile and primary class - 10 verses 5 paid 3 cents
Teachers and officers - 7
Total - 25
Then reading lesson and church catechism then remarks by supt. then singing then reading closing service and dismissal till next Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Paul Ballard
Secretary

January 31, 1897
Union Chapel SS was opened this morning by singing and reading of the opening service and singing then led in prayer by Bro. Chestnut. Then reading report of last Sabbath and stood approved as read then reading of the scripture lesson found in St John 3-9-21. Then teachers took charge of their classes
No in classes
No in Bible class - 6 verses 8 paid 17 cents
No in 1st male class - 6 verses 7 paid 2 cents
No in 2nd male class - 6 verses 4
No in juvenile class - 10 verses 7
No in primary class - 3 verses 4 paid 1 cent
Teachers and officers - 7
Visitors - 2
Total - 39
Then reading the lesson and church catechism then remarks by supt. then sing of the lesson hymn and reading of the closing service adjourned to meet next Sabbath at 9:30 a.m.
Paul Ballard
Secretary

February 7, 1897
Union Chapel SS was opened this morning by sing and reading opening service then led in prayer by supt. then reading of the report of last Sabbath and stood approved as read then reading of the scripture lesson found in Matthew 6 chap 1-9 then teachers took charge of their classes.
No in classes
No in Bible class - 6 verses 4 paid 10 cents
No in 1st male class - 8 verses 3 paid 1 cent
No in 2nd male class - 3 verses 7
No in female class - 7 verses 6 paid 2 cents
No in juvenile class - 8 verses 5 paid 2 cents
No in primary class - 7 verses 3
Visitors - 3
Teachers and officers - 8
Total - 50
Then reading of the lesson and church catechism then asking questions then remarks by supt. then reading closing service and dismissed till next Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Paul Ballard
Secretary
84 cents paid in this quarter

February 14, 1897
Union Chapel SS was opened this morning by sing and reading the opening service then sing then led in prayer by Bro. Wm. Batchelor then reading the report of last Sabbath and stood approved as read. Then reading of the scripture lesson found in 26 of Jeremiah then teachers took charge of classes.
No in classes
No in Bible class - 5 verses 3 paid 5 cents
No in 1st male class - 6 verses 2 paid 8 cents
No in female class - 7 verses 6 paid 3 cents
No in juvenile class - 5 verses 5 paid 3 cents
No in primary class - 5 verses 1
Visitors - 2
Teachers and officers - 7
Total - 37
Then reading the lesson and church catechism then remarks by supt. and some of the school then reading closing service and dismissed till next Sabbath at 9:30 a.m.
Paul Ballard
Secretary

February 28, 1897
Union Chapel Sunday School was opened this morning with singing and reading opening service followed with prayer by supt. Then the reading of the minutes of Feb. 14th, there being no minutes of the 21 of Feb. Minutes stood as read. Then the reading of the scripture lesson found in Acts 8 chapt 18-25 verses. Then the verses were heard by the Supt. and school. Then the teachers took charge of their classes title The Disciples Dispersed. Report of classes as follows:
No in Bible class - 4 verses 4 paid 8 cents
No in 1st male class - 2 verses 2 paid 2 cents
No in 2nd male class - 2 verses 2 paid 1 cent
No in female class - 2 verses 2
No in primary and juvenile class - 8 verses none. Taught by Laura Morrison, Sister Simmons being absent paid 4 cents.
Visitors and pupils getting in late - 13
Teachers and officers present - 6
Total - 37
Then the lesson and church catechism were read. Then announcements and singing lesson hymn. Then reading of closing service, dismissed till the following Sabbath at 9:30 a.m.
Henry Batchelor
Secretary Pro-tem

March 7, 1897
Union Chapel SS was opened this morning by singing and reading opening services followed with prayer by Bro. Chestnut then singing and minutes were read and stood approved as read. Then scripture lesson was read found in 24 Chap of St. Luke then the teachers took charge of their classes titled The Ethiopian Convert
Report of classes as follows:
No in Bible class - 4 verses 2
No in 1st male class - 9 verses 4 paid 3 cents
No in 2nd male class - 5 verses
No in female class - 2 verses 4
No in primary class - 3 verses 7
No in juvenile class - 3 verses 3
Visitors and pupils getting in late - 7
No of teachers and officers - 7
Total - 32
Announcements were made and reading church catechism and singing the lesson hymn. Dismissed till following Sabbath at 9:30 a.m.
Minnie Batchelor
Secretary Pro-tem
Money paid in this quarter 7.22 cents.

March 14, 1897
Union Chapel SS was opened this morning by singing and reading opening services followed with prayer by Supt. then singing and minutes were read and stood approved as read. Then scripture lesson was read found in the 9th Chapter of Acts. Then the teachers took charge of their classes titled Saul the Persecutor Converted.
Report of classes as follows:
No in Bible class - 6 verses 2
No in 1st and 2nd male classes combined - 4 verses
No in female class 5 verses none
No in primary and juvenile classes combined - 9 verses 3
Visitors - 3
No of teaches and officers present - 4
Total - 29
Reading church catechism and singing, dismissed till following Sabbath at 9:30 a.m.
Bina Morrison
Secretary Pro-tem

March 21, 1897
Union Chapel SS was opened this morning with singing then reading opening service followed by singing and prayer by Andrew Batchelor. Then sing and reading of minutes of previous Sabbath and adopted as read. Then the scripture lesson was read found in Col. 3 Chap 1-11 verses then the verses were heard. Then the teachers took charge of their classes titled Christian Self Restraint.
Report of classes as follows:
No in Bible class - 3 verses 2
No in 1st male class - 6 verses 1 paid 9 cents
No in 2nd male class - 3 verses 0 paid 2 cents
No in female class - 7 verses 3
No in primary and juvenile classes combined - 10 verses 1, taught by Sister Sarah Simmons, paid 6 cents
No of teachers and officers - 7
No of visitors and pupils coming in late - 11
Total - 47
Then remarks by Supt. then reading lesson and church catechism then announcements were made then singing lesson hymn, remarks by Supt. and reading closing service. School was dismissed till the following Sabbath at 9:30 a.m.
Henry Batchelor
Secretary Pro-tem

March 28, 1897
The Union Chapel SS was opened this morning by singing then prayer by Supt. Then the reading of minutes of previous Sabbath and adopted as read. Then the scripture lesson was read, found in the 5 Chap. Of Gal. The verses were then said. The teachers then took charge of their classes and instructed them in the lesson of the day titled 1st Quarterly Review.
Report of classes as follows:
No of pupils in Bible class - 3 verses 2
No of pupils in 1st and 2nd males classes combined - 5 taught by Miss Sussie Youngs
No of pupils in female class - 5 verses 3
No of pupils in juvenile and primary classes combined - 13 taught by Miss Sarah Batchelor; verses 9 paid 8 cents
No of teachers and officers present - 3
Spectators - 3
Total - 33
Then remarks by Supt then reading closing service. School adjourned till the following Sabbath at 9:30 a.m.
Henry Batchelor
Secretary Pro-tem


1897 - Union Chapel Secretary's book
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April 4, 1897
Union Chapel Sab. School was opened by sing, reading opening services sing led by J.W. Burch sing reading minutes of previous Sab. And adopted as read then reading of scripture lesson by Assistant Supt. Then teachers that were present took charge of classes and instructed in lesson of the day titled Peter Working Miracles.
Report of classes as follows:
No of pupils in Bible class - 7 verses 1
No of pupils in 1st and 2nd male classes combined - 5
No of pupils in female class - 6
No of pupils in juvenile and primary classes combined - 6 taught by Sarah Batchelor
Teachers and officers present - 4
Total - 28
Then reading lesson and church catechism remark by Supt. reading closing services school closed till following Sab. at 9:30 a.m.
J.W. Burch
Acting Secretary

April 11, 1897
Union Chapel SS was opened by singing followed with prayer by Brother Gerkin then scripture lesson by Supt. then the reading of the minutes of April 4 stood as read. The verses were heard by Supt. and teachers took charge of classes, title of lesson "Conversion of Cornelius"
Report of classes as follows:
No in Bible class - 5 verses 2
No in 1st and 2nd male classes - 6 verses 1 paid 4 cents
No in female class - 4 verses 5
No in primary and juvenile classes - 8 verses 5
Several pupils late
Teachers and officers - 5
Total - 32
Then the lesson and church catechism were read then singing of lesson hymn. Announcements then reading of closing service, dismissed till the following Sabbath till 9:30 a.m.
Miss L. Youngs
Secretary Pro-tem

April 18, 1897
Union Chapel SS was opened by singing followed with prayer by Supt. then singing followed with opening services. Scripture and lesson read by Supt. then the reading of the minutes of Sabbath last approved as read. Then verses were heard by Supt and school The teachers took charge of classes, title of lesson, Gentiles connected at Antioch.
Report of classes as follows:
No in Bible class - 9 verses 7
No in 1st and 2nd males classes - 5 verses 1 paid 5 cents
No in female class - 5 verses 0
No in primary and juvenile classes - 9 verses 7
Teachers and officers - 4
Total - 37
Then the lesson and church catechism were read. Singing of lesson hymn, announcements, dismissed till the following Sabbath at 9:30 a.m.
L. Youngs
Secretary Pro-tem

April 25, 1897
Union Chapel SS was opened by singing and reading opening services followed with prayer by Bro. Burch. Then singing and reading minutes of pervious Sabbath and then the scripture lesson was read by Supt. found in 91 Psalms then the verses were heard by Supt. and school. Teachers took charge of their classes, title of lesson "Peter Delievered from Prison"
Report of classes as follows:
No in Bible class - 6
No in 1st male class - 7
No in primary and juvenile class - 7 taught by Sarah Batchelor
2nd male and female classes absent
Teachers and officers - 4
Visitors - 2
Total - 25
Then remarks by Supt. and school on the lesson. Reading of lesson and church catechism. Sing of lesson hymn. Reading closing service, dismissed till next Sabbath at 9:30 a.m.
Henry Batchelor

May 2, 1897
Union Chapel SS was opened by singing this morning at 10:30 o'clock. Then opening service was read followed with singing and prayer by Sister Batchelor. Then singing and reading of minutes of previous Sabbath and objected to, in secretary not reading his name at close of minutes. Then scripture lesson was read by Supt. found in Ezekial 37 Chapter. Then verses were heard by supt. and school, then teachers took charge of classes. Title of lesson, "Paul begins his first missionary journey."
Report of classes
No in Bible class - 6 verses 6
No in 1st male class - 4 verses 2
No in female class - 2 verses 3
No in primary and juvenile classes - 6 verses 5
2nd male class absent
Teachers and officers present - 5
Spectators - 9
Total - 32
Then lesson and church catechism were read then lesson hymn was sung by schools. Announcements were made. Closing service was read, school dismissed at 11:30 till the following Sabbath sometime between 10:30 and 12 o'clock a.m.
Henry Batchelor
Secretary Pro-tem

May 9, 1897
Union Chapel Sunday School was opened by singing and prayer and by reading opening services, the reading of scripture lesson found in Luke 7 c. 86-97 verses then reading of minutes of previous Sabbath and teachers took charge of classes. Title of lesson, "Paul Preaching to the Jews"
Report of classes
No in Bible class - 4 verses 4
No in 1st male class - 4 verses 0
No in female class - 3 verses 0
No in primary and juvenile classes - 8 verses 4
Second male class absent
Teachers and officers - 3
Spectators - 6
Total - 28
Then remarks by school and supt. and reading of lesson and church catechism. Announcements and dismissal.
John Simmons
Acting Secretary

May 18, 1897
Union Chapel SS met this morning and was opened by singing and reading of opening services then singing and prayer by Bro. Burch then the minutes of previous Sabbath were read. Then reading of scripture of Romans then the verses were heard by school and supt. Teachers took charge of classes and instructed them in the lesson of the day titled "Paul Preaching to the Gentiles"
Report of classes as follows:
No in Bible class - 9 verses 4 paid 4 cents
No in 1st male class - 7 paid 7 cents
No in female class - 6 verses 3
No in primary and juvenile classes - 10 verses 4 paid 7 cents
Teaches and officers present - 4
No of visitors - 9
Total - 45
Then lesson and church catechism was read then lesson hymn was sung by school. Announcements were made and school dismissed till following Sabbath at 9
Mimmie Batchelor
Secretary Pro-tem

May 30, 1897
Union Chapel SS was opened by singing and reading of opening services then singing and prayer by Brother Batchelor reading of scripture lesson then verses were heard by supt. and school. Teachers took charge of classes. Title of lesson "Christian faith leads to good works"
No in Bible class - 9 verses 8 paid 10 cents
No in 1st male class - 2 verses 1
No in female class - 10 verses 4 paid 13 cents
No in primary and juvenile classes - 9 verses 5 paid 1 cent
Supt., a verse also
Teachers and officers present - 3
Visitors - 4
Total - 40
Ten reading of lesson and church catechism. Singing of lesson hymn, announcements, dismissed till the following Sabbath.
Miss L. Young
Secretary Pro-tem

June 6, 1897
Union Chapel SS was opened by singing and prayer by Supt. then singing and reading of the minutes then reading of scripture lesson then verses were heard by Supt. and school. Teachers took charge of classes, title of lesson "Sins of the tongue"
No in Bible class - 8 verses 7
Male class absent
Female  class absent also
No in primary and juvenile classes - 12 verses 3 paid 2 cents
Verse by Supt. also
No of teachers and officers present - 4
Total - 27
Remarks by Supt. then reading of lesson and church catechism; announcements, singing of lesson hymn, dismissed till the following Sabbath
Miss L. Youns
Secretary pro-tem