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Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Eldred Edward Iungerich, 1934-02-21

Identifier: RG.004.01

Scope and Contents

Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Eldred Edward Iungerich in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Pendleton discusses administration of church societies. He writes that it is generally proper for General Church societies to align with their parent organization (i.e., the General Church), but that he recognizes the need for differences according to the size and uses of individual societies. However, he adds that societies should be cautious in adopting anything new to the General Church. Pendleton suggests splitting the administrative duties of larger societies into two separate councils: one appointed by the pastor to deal with ecclesiastical matters, and one elected by the society to deal with temporal matters. To avoid confusion over authority, the society’s pastor should preside over both councils. Postscript, Pendleton writes, “The ladies of a society may, and often do have a cooperative organization of their own. Sometimes their meetings appear to be forensic. I do not know what we can do about that.”


  • 1934-02-21


From the Collection: 368.00 Linear Feet

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Part of the Academy of the New Church Archives Repository

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Bryn Athyn PA 19009 USA