LAGRANGE MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION COLLECTION
SOURCE: Marjorie Beard
SIZE: 1 volume
SHELVING UNIT: 1 book
PROCESSING: BNJ, 2008
Various ministerial associations have played important roles in weaving the social and religious fabric of Troup County. The LaGrange Reporter noted in 1885 that local ministers organized a convention to encourage prohibition in the county. Since then, the associations have met with various pastors and denominations serving as presidents. In 1944, the ministerial associations planned for celebrating the end of World War II and, in 1949, opposed the showing of Sunday movies in Troup County. In 1954, the LaGrange Ministerial Association raised money to build a chapel at City–County Hospital (West Georgia Medical Center). In 1992, ministers opposed the opening of a nude dance club in Troup County. The LaGrange Ministerial Association, an organization of white ministers, sought to merge with the black LaGrange Ministerial Alliance in 1971 but this union was not completed. Today, some local ministers belong to the West Georgia Ministerial Alliance.
SCOPE AND CONTENT:
This volume contains minutes of the LaGrange Ministerial Association from September 1965 to January 25, 1971. A review of the minutes notes that the association was concerned with various local problems (schools, alcoholism, teenagers) and sought local and national speakers to provide information and possible solutions. Throughout the time period, the association provided chaplains to the hospital and nursing homes in the area. This volume ends with no information on the formation of a new organization.
Ministers, Troup County