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Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Gaston J. Fercken , 1916-05-25

Identifier: RG.004.01

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Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Gaston J. Fercken in Lausanne, Switzerland. Pendleton has received Fercken’s letters of April 5th and 15th. Pendleton discusses the General Church’s policy on baptisms and membership; Baptism is a necessary first step to obtaining membership, but it does not grant entrance into the Church organization. It is customary for girls to obtain membership at age 18, and boys at age 21, after they have been confirmed. Certificates of membership will be sent to Louis Gianoli and the Misses Rouillard, but Pendleton thinks Miss Florence is too young to be admitted as a member. Pendleton regrets that anything was published in the Life regarding the manner in which Fercken is supported; The fact the Fercken is supported by private subscription has no adverse bearing on his standing as a minister of the General Church. Pendleton gives Fercken advice on how to go about organizing an official Church society in Switzerland. Pendleton regrets that Fercken will not be present for the upcoming ministers’ meetings and the General Assembly but looks forward to hearing his report. Names mentioned: Louis Gianoli, Miss Florence (no surname given), Miss Eich, the Misses Rouillard


  • 1916-05-25


From the Collection: 368.00 Linear Feet

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