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Immanuel Baptist Church Clerk's Notes, Portland, TN

(Formerly Bohemian Baptist)

Submitted by Anna Nettles, Church Historian
© 2004

BOHEMIAN BAPTIST CHURCH
(Families 1880's Czech to Province Valley, Poland/RUSSIA; Chicago, Ill to Mitchell/Portland, TN.) Joseph & Adolph Burysek; Adam Ertner and son Edward F.; John Hradek; Karel Hrada; Vaclav Kratochvil; Joseph Mazanec; Josef Miller; Josef Nesvarba; Frank & Josef Prohaska; Frank Wosta; Frank Vejr. (Found in Church Secretary Book)

THE BOHEMIAN BAPTIST CHURCH, Portland, TN.
Established before 1911. Members and their families who had been Catholic, converted to Christianity and fled Czechoslovakia due to persecution, most going to Chicago, Il. Six families came to Franklin, KY / Portland TN. Area by 1906. At first they met in each others’ homes, served by (lay-men) Brothers Adolph Burysek and Edw. F. Ertner. The Brethren decided to build a church building, and the land was donated by the Mazanec family and it was finished in 1911. Pastors listed (the early ones) preached during the summer only.)

PASTORS:
Rev. Vaclav Hlad 1920-1921
Rev. Vaclav Hlad June 1931
Br. Vanek Oct 1932 & March 1933
Br. Charles Bohatec March 1935
Br. John Fort 1937
Br. V. J. Vita 1940
Br. Frank Brdlik Oct. 1941
Br. John Fort Jan. 1943
Br. Henry Boubelik Apr 1943
Br. Charles Bohatec June 1943
Br. Vojta Sept.1943
Br. John Fort June 1944
Br. Vojta March 1946
Br. Bohatec May 1947
Br. Cooper March 1948
Rev. David Cooper 1950
Rev. Frank Brdlik 1951-3
Rev. Richard Mazanec 1953-8

Church Name Changed to IMMANUEL BAPTIST
Rev. Byrns Coleman 1958-60
Rev. Ray Jones 1961-1 April 1964
Rev. Ernest Hamilton May 1964-1967
Rev. C. H. Crossland 1967 - July 1,1990
Rev. Ralph Carter April 7, 1991- June 28, 1992
Pastor Greg D. Barron arch 24, 1993-Jan.1, 1998
Pastor James Ryan Jan 3, 1999 - June 27, 1999 (interim)
Pastor Rick O’Bryan Oct 1999 - Present (July 2000) called 22 Aug. 1999

MEMBERS LIST 1932 (from Church Secretary Records) #1:
Adolph Burysek (family) Lillie, Robert, Albert, Esther, Ruth
Joseph Burysek (family) Kristie, Jerry, Milos, Willie, Mildred, Bertha, Josephine, Alice
Edward F. Ertner (family) Bertha, Edward W., Dan, Fay
Jim Ceska
Jim Holubicka (siblings) Mary, Anna , Rosie, Charlie
John Hradek (family) Josephine
Jerry Hradek (family) Bertha
Joe Mazanec (family) Katerina, Edward, Rosie, Helen
Jim Mazanec (family) Katerina ,Mary , Emil , Dan
Joseph Miller (family) Francis, Joe Jr., Blanch, Camila, Polina, Martha, Rosie, Emma
Joe Nesbarba (family) Alibeta , Reuben, Emma, Rosie, Willie, Mary, Katerine
Albert Prohaska
Joseph Prohaska (family) Marie ,Ethel, Mary, Rosie
Joseph Prohaska , Jr. (?) Floyd , Annie , Walter
Vac Kratochvil (family) Mary, Jim
Charles Smuttie (family) Elizabeth, Anna, Paul, Gezela
Lillie Vejr (family) Joe, John, Lillie (Family of Emil Vejr)
Mary Wosta (wife of Ignas G. Wosta) Augusta Wosta
(*All names preceded by “Brother” or “Sister” in original records book)

Church Minutes Sept. 25, 1955 Election of Church Officers
Pastor: Richard Mazanec
Church Clerk: Edward Ertner
Deacons: A. Burysek, Joe Prohaska, Edward Ertner
Treasurer: Jim Holubicka
Fellowship Time: Mrs. Jim Holubicka
Trustees: Jim Holubicka; Joe Prohaska; Charlie Nesbarba
Communion Care Mrs. Bertha Ertner
Head Usher Frank Wosta

Sunday School Officers:
Superintendent - Mrs. Cora Mazanec
Assistant - Joe Prohaska
Sect. & Treasurer - Mrs. Rose Nesbarba

* Regarding Czech Services - it was voted to have Czech Service every third Sunday in place of English Services and to have our Sunday School at 10 a.m. before every service.

* Business Meeting Minutes 12 May 1957, voted to discontinue Czech service for the present time.

July 7, 1957 (Close of Revival Services) Candidates for baptism, after their confession of faith: Miss Florence Stewart, Miss Louise Keen, Miss Lucille Keen, Miss Mary Jacobs, Miss Gardine Jacobs, Miss Joann Nesbarba. The Baptismal Services were held at the river near Wilks Store, in the afternoon.

Nov. 19, 1955 Business Meeting, opened 7:23 p.m., in prayer by C. H. Mazanec. Sunday School requirements (for membership) set, Attendance 3 Sundays in a row; Motion made by Rose Nesbarba, 2nd by Lillie McGee, motion carried. Ended 8:15 p.m.

Sept. 1, 1959 Business Meeting; a Nominating Committee was chosen: Joe Prohaska, Jim Holubicka, Rose Nesbarba. Joe Prohaska chairman. Pastor Richard Mazanec asked for a release as pastor, so that he may study at Omaha Baptist Bible Institute (for 1 year) to the purpose that he has been impressed to work in France as a missionary. He would need to leave by Sept. 9th. The release was granted and meeting closed with prayer. (Romans 8:28)

Sept 28, 1958 Business Meeting
Sunday Night services voted and approved, the first Sunday night service to be on Oct. 12th. Officers for the past year:
Pastor Brother Brynn Coleman
Ch. Clerk Edward Ertner
Deacons A. Burysek, Joe Prohaska, Jim Holubicka, Edward Ertner
Treasurer & Secretary Mrs. Lillie McGee
Trustees Jim Holubicka, Joe Prohaska, Charlie Nesbarba
Head Usher Frank Wosta
Communion Care Bertha Ertner
Sunday School Officers
Superintendent Charles McGee
Asst Super. Joe Prohaska
Treasurer Rose Nesbarba
Fellowship Fund Mrs. Jim Holubicka

Officers agreed to serve another year 1958-59 the Church bought second hand benches (pews) from the Church of Christ Franklin KY. Cost $144.00 Final report on benches - repair varnish, etc. $175.96 (Oct 1959)

Donations for Pews:
Fred Hida $5.00 Adulph Burysek $20.00 Byrns Coleman $10.00
Frank Wosta 5.00 Mrs. Joe Prohaska 12.00 Emil Mazanec 10.00
Anna Mazanec 2.50 Charlie Nesbarva 25.00 Charlie McGee 10.00
Jim Holubicka 10.00 Edw. Ertner 10.00 Mary Nesbarba 10.00
Mary Utley 5.00
Name on Pews donations list, amount not specified: Charlie Nesbarba, Joe Burysek, Blanche Johns, Reubin Nesbarba

Revival Meeting Aug 16-13, 1959, evangelist Eldridge Miller, of Nashville, preached, 10 made a profession of faith and 9 were baptized Sept 20th in the afternoon at Portland Baptist Church: Mrs. John Stewart, Wayne Stewart, Diane Stewart, Glenn Prohaska, Melvin Stewart, Louise Burton, Jimmy Burton, Larry Burton, Glen Burton. Jerry Stewart accepted the Lord, but not baptized. Mrs. Ann Stewart, a member of Blue Door Church moved her membership.

Business Meeting Oct 11, 1959 - church officers kept from previous year. Vacation Bible School report. (July 13-18) average attendance was 55 children plus helpers. Teachers: Beginners Class: Betty Holubicka, Rose Nesbarba, Joann Nesbarba, Lucille Keen Primary Dept. Mary Lou Prohaska, Linda Burysek, Lillie Vejr, Jean Hendricks, Mildred Hendricks Jr. Dept Bro. Coleman, Vivian Freedle, Glen Burton.

Semi Annual Business Meeting April 24, 1960 Discussion of the Building Program - 4 room Sunday School addition plan presented by Jim Holubicka. Estimate given by contractor $1652.00. Financing was discussed , voted on that members of the church would try pledging the amount. (in 8 weeks) if 2/3 collected work will continue. June 12, 1960 Special meeting to discuss amounts pledged for building. $1325.00 (lacking $277.00) The church voted to “pay a note” on the $277.00 If it was not pledged before building was completed.

1st Pledges:
Byrns Coleman $100.00 Jim Holubicka $300.00 Rubin Nesbarba $100.00
Adulph Nesbarba 75.00 Charlie Nesbarba 100.00 Mary Nesbarba 25.00
Adulph Burysek 100.00 Chalie McGee 100.00 Joe Prohaska 100.00
Joe & K. Burysek 150.00 Rose Nesbarba 100.00 Anna Mazanec 100.00
Mary Utley 25.00 Mrs. I. G. Wosta 5.00 Robert Burysek 10.00
Harvey Mathias 20.00 Robert Farret 25.00 E. F. Ertner 100.00
Randolph Hendricks 20.00 Bob Madek 7.80
Additional Pledges:
Adolph Nesbarba $25.00 Reuben Nesbarba $50.00 Joe Prohaska $ 19.00
Frank Wosta 20.00 Total pledges $1671.80
Costs Building of S. S. Rooms (July 11, 1960-Aug 24, 1960)
Portland Planning Mill $56.39
Elliot Building Supply 1600.00
Appliance-Electric Co. 603.00
Labor & Paint 938.00 (Paint supplied by Edw. F. Ertner)

Revival Meeting July 31st to Aug 7th 1960, Evangelist Rev. Gus Peters, Pastor of Baptist Church at Cynthiana, Ky. 3 professed faith: Bobbie Morris, Jimmie Crawford, Jerry Stewart. They were baptized Sunday afternoon Aug. 21 at Portland Baptist Church.

Aug 28th, 1960 Dedication of the Sunday School room addition was held and a Dedicatory Message was given by Bro. Eldridge Miller from Nashville. Building report was “addition paid in full, with no debt. "Total cost $1,671.80."

Aug 28th, 1960 “We, for the first time, used individual cups at our communion service. (Donated by a member of our church)”

Oct 30, 1960 Business Meeting, elected officers, “same as last year, unanimous vote.” Heating of church was discussed, Bro. Emil Mazanec will take care of the Sanctuary, same as last year. 3 small stoves will be installed in the S. S. classrooms.

Nov 6, 1960 Brother Ray Jones , from Belmont College, preached, met with the Deacons and 22 Jan 1961 he accepted the call to preach. Amount the church could pay $100. a month . He accepted . He was ordained as Pastor 16 April 1961 at his church, Prospect Baptist in Fayetteville, TN. 12 members of our church attended. April 30, 1961 Brother Jones applied for membership to our church, moving his membership from Prospect Baptist. June 25, 1961 Donna Morehead, now wife of Pastor Jones, presented herself for membership, requesting that her membership be moved from Maplewood Baptist Church. 

April 2, 1961 Robert Burysek presented himself for membership and asked that his letter be moved from membership at Gilead Baptist Church in Detroit Michigan.

June 25, 1961 Revival Report July 30-Aug 6th Evangelist Rev. Billy Cooper of Columbia, 5 person accepted Christ: Mrs. Walter Prohaska, Mrs. Peggy Keen, Charlene McGee, Jessica Glover, Vickie Stewart. Baptism was held Sunday afternoon Aug. 13th 1961 at Portland Baptist Church.

August 27, 1961 Eugene Prohaska presented himself for membership with our church,....... accepted Christ as his personal savior and was accepted for membership with full fellowship after baptism.

Sept 24, 1961 Business Meeting Officers agreed and elected to serve another year. Also Bro. Robert Burysek to teach a class of young folks. Bro. Joe Prohaska brought up our contributions for missions (15% monthly). S. S. Voted to “still send Bro. Charle Bohotec $10. a month for awhile.”

Feb 4, 1962 & Feb 11, 1964 Deacons nominated and accepted Frank Wosta and Charlie McGee. Vacancy of church offices of clerk ,song leader and Mens’ Bible class teacher left vacant by the passing of Bro Edw. Ertner. Nominations were as follows (and elected Feb 18)Clerk : Joe Prohaska , Song Leader: Wesley Burysek, Teacher of Mens’ Bible class: Robert Burysek Deacon: Charlie McGee.

April 8, 1962 Business Meeting. Missions work discussed. Plans for Revival set Aug. 5-12 and Vacation Bible School will be June 25-29. Robert Burysek to see about getting a larger sign on the highway.

May 20, 1962 Business Meeting regarding someone to clean and care for the church. Emile Mazanec nominated and accepted. Voted to pay $10. per month. Joe Prohaska appointed to see about getting the church roof painted.

Sept 16, 1962 Business Meeting. All officers from previous year willing to serve and approved in the same office for next year.

Oct 28, 1962 Meeting to discuss Pastors salary. Recommended by the deacons that the pastors’ salary be raised $5. per week. Motion made and carried.

17 January 1964 - Ordination of Rev. Ernest Hamilton, student of Belmont College Nashville, TN at Immanuel Baptist Church. He has served as Pastor here since last May. Rev. Ray Jones, past pastor, now Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Franklin, KY. served as moderator in the absence of Rev. Nat McKinney, Jr. Pastors present: Rev. Bill Webb (Mitchellville Baptist), Rev. Raymond Napier Jr. (Pleasant Hill), Rev. Edwin Alexander (Mallory Heights Baptist, Memphis-home church of Ernest Hamilton), Rev. James Binkley (Southside), Deacons of Immanuel Baptist, Robert Burysek and Joe Prohaska, James Holubicka presented Rev. Hamilton with a bible. Special music was by Rev. And Mrs. David Jicka. (Barbs Baptist Church, Franklin Ky).

Jan 8, 1965 Building Fund report:
Robert Burysek $ 50.00 Charlie McGee $100.00
Jim Holubicka 100.00 Frank Wosta 25.00
Lillie Burysek 50.00 Joe Prohaska 100.00
Willie & Mary Nesbarba 25.00 Mary Utley 20.00
Emil Vejr 10.00 James R. Renfro 2.50
Annie Mazanec 2.50 Kristi Burysek 50.00
Robert R. Burysek 10.00 Emil Mazanec 25.00
Johnny Hamilton 45.00 Jerome Janus 10.00
Ernest Hamilton 75.00 Bobby Morris 50.00
List of names with this report (not dated or specified):
Raymond H. Napier Jr., James E. Buckley , William C .Webb, Sam Groves , Robert Burysek , John M. Duffer, J .L . Hamilton , Ray Jones, Jim Holubicka, J. David Jicka , Paul Yokley , Joe Prohaska, Edwin Alexander.

Church Officers & Teachers 1970-71
Treasurer Lillie McGee, Jim Holubicka assistant
Clerks Joe Prohaska, Mary Lou Prohaska
Song Leader Bobby Morris, Joe Prohaska assistant
Pianist Linda Renfro, Debbie Renfro assistant
Ushers Donald Rhea, Jerry Renfro, Tony Rhea, Jimmy Johns
Trustees Charlie Nesbarba, Jim Holubicka, Joe Prohaska
Fellowship Fund Betty Holubicka
Building Fund Jim Holubicka, Bobby Morris, Robert Burysek, Joe Prohaska
Sunday School
Superintendent Charlie McGee James Renfro assistant
Secretary Rose Nesbarba Betty Holubicka assistant
Adults Mrs. Clifford Crossland
Young People Mary Lou Prohaska
Jr. Boys Robert Burysek
Jr. Girls Katherine Wosta
Primary Mary Utley
Beginner Cora Dillard
Substitute Teachers: James Renfro, Pearline Renfro, Lillie McGee, Louise Morris, Bobby Morris
Training Union: Director Jerry Renfro, Robert Burysek assistant
Adults Charlie McGee
Young People Louise Crossland
Juniors Betty Holubicka
Primary Rose Nesbarba

October 15, 1976 Agreement to paint & repair Immanuel Church Building, for the sum of $450.00 signed by Ronnie Thurman, (Thurman painters). Witnessed by Jim Holubicka, Robert Burysek, Joe Prohaska (End of old book 1932-76)

Sunday School Clerks’ Notes 1972-74 by Rose Nesbarba
Oct. 29, 1972 Pastor Crossland in Revival, Jimmy preached, The Gambles were visitors. 23 in S.S.
Dec. 10, 1972 Mrs. Thornton had birthday get-together at Portland Bank.
Dec. 31, 1972 Watch Nite Services. We came at 9 p.m. and left at 12:30.
January 7, 1973 Betty Holubicka went to Alabama for funeral of a cousin.
March 11, 1973 (Sat.17th) We had Jr. Crossland and the Gammons to sing .Very Good Attendance. 28 in S.S.
March 25, 1973 Mabel here with Helen & Tony.
April  8, 1973 Wednesday night (4/11) WMU first meeting. Br. Crossland in Revival the 15th. 29 in S. S.
April 29, 1973 Our Revival starts tomorrow.
May 6, 1973 We were asked to hear James Roberson at Gallatin, but did not go.
July 1, 1973 Betty in Alabama for reunion .31 in S. S.
Aug. 19, 1973 Last Sunday in August Singing here. Sheltons & Johns Quartets from Portland .39 in S. S.
Sept. 30, 1973 Our revival started Monday Oct. 1st thru next Sunday. Jimmy Gammons preaching. Johnnie Ferrett song leader. 32 in S. S.

Sunday School Notes 1978-80 by Charlie McGee
Oct.23, 1977 We started Young Adults class. Marie Malket, Hank & Mabel (Boubelik) visited. 27 in S. S.
Feb. 12, 1978 Hank & Mabel came. 28 in S. S.
Mar. 19, 1978 Allie Burysek joined the church . 34 in S. S.
July 2, 1978 Betty H. gone to Ala. For reunion.
July 9, 1978 Bro. Crossland in Revival at Chestnut Grove . 38 in S. S.
Oct. 11, 1979 Rose (Nesbarba) in hospital . 23 in S. S.
Dec. 9, 1979 Betty gone.
Feb. 10, 1980 Rose in hospital. 16 in S. S.

Notes from Church Bulletins 1989-92
July 4, 1989 Charles McGee (death) Sadly and greatly missed.
1991-2 Pray for loved ones in Desert Storm : Victor Clark , Tim Butler ; Torre Blankenship; Mark Burysek; Allen Warisek; Bruce Burysek; Robert Kohls; Monty Kirkwood

Feb. 24, 1991 Death of Mr. Rainwater, Mrs.Roses’ brother-in-law.
Oct. 6, 1991 Death of Mrs. Austin’s brother
Oct. 20, 1991 Death of John Sharron. Heart attack of Jeff Burysek.
Oct. 27, 1991 death of Gladys Campbell
June 28, 1992 death of Nellie Harrison
April 7, 1991 Pray for our Revival and Bro. Ron Carter
June 23, 1991 Camp Meeting
June 16, 1991 Special Thanks to Mr. Spoon and Mike Butler for all of the work done on our new bathroom.
July 14, 1991 Richard Mazanec to speak July 21 about his recent trip to Czechoslavokia.
Pray for our Homecoming Sept. 8 and speaker W. W. Harrison
Aug. 25, 1991 (to Sept 1) Pray for Pastor Carter on vacation. Mike Butler to Preach.
Sept. 15, 1991 Ordination of Br. Bob Miller
Oct. 6, 1991 Cookout at pastor Carters’ house Oct. 12.
Nov. 17, 1991 Thanksgiving Fellowship this p.m.
Dec. 8, 1991 Watch Nite Services Dec. 31 at 9 p.m.
June 14, 1992 Revival services in October
June 28, 1992 Pastor Carter’s last day is July 12.

Immanuel Baptist Church Membership Notes 1950-79
Member - Received For Baptism - Baptism
Thelma Austin July 9, 1978 July 23, 1978
James Bandy April 1, 1970 April 19, 1970
Louise Burton Sept. 20, 1959
Jimmy Burton Sept. 20, 1959
Larry Burton Sept. 20, 1959
Glen Burton Sept. 20, 1959
Jeffrey Burysek Aug. 14, 1974 Aug 18, 1974
Tommy Burysek Aug. 14, 1974 Aug. 18, 1974
Bruce Burysek Aug. 14, 1974 Aug. 18, 1974
Lori Burysek Feb. 1979 March 11, 1979
Robert Carillon March 11, 1979
William Carillon March 11, 1979
John Ferrett , Jr. Feb. 11, 1973 Feb. 18, 1973
Joel Ferrett July 8, 1973 July 15, 1973
Connie Hardin March 11, 1979
Jerry Johns Sept 3,1967 Sept. 10/17, 1963
Tommy Johns April 1968
Timmy Johns April 1968
Jimmy Johns 1968
Debbie Jackson March 11, 1979
Ricky Jackson March 11, 1979
Mrs. Pat Jackson March 11, 1978
John Jackson March 11, 1978
Mary Jacobs July 7, 1957
Gardine Jacobs July 7, 1957
Louise Keen July 7, 1957
Lucille Keen July 7, 1957
Ricky Keen Jan.5, 1975 Jan. 5, 1975
Angie Keen March 11, 1979
Brian Keen March 11, 1979
Tina Legge March 11, 1978
Mrs. Sharon Legge March 11, 1978
Irene Mazanec Sept. 7, 1952
Priscilla McGee April 1968
Bobbie Morris Aug.1960 Aug.21, 1960
Cheryl Jane Morris Sept. 13, 1970
Joann Nesbarba July 7, 1957
Glenn Prohaska Sept. 20, 1959
Tony Rhea April 1968
Kenny Renfro Nov 12, 1978 Nov 19, 1978
Beverly Renfro April 1968
Sandra Renfro April 1968
Sarah Renfro Sept 12, 1971
Pansy Rogers 1971
Rudolph Rogers 1971
Mrs. John Stewart Sept. 20, 1959
Florine Stewart July 7, 1957
Wayne Stewart Sept 20, 1959
Diane Stewart Sept. 20, 1959
Melvin Stewart Sept. 20, 1959
Jerry Stewart Aug. 21, 1960
Lenene Spougher June 1974 Jan. 5, 1975
Anna Jo Searcy July 23, 1978 July 23, 1978
Tommy Temple Dec 27, 1970 Jan. 3, 1971
Sherrie Williams 12 July 1978 July 23, 1978
Butch Williams March 1978 March 11, 1978
Brenda Williams March 1978 March 11, 1 978

Immanuel Baptist Church Membership List #2 - Memberships Transferred by Letter
Person - Date - Recvd. - From
Greg D. Barron Mar. 24, 1993 South Side Baptist Gallatin ,TN
Robert Burysek April 3, 1961 Gilead Baptist Detroit Mich.
Wesley Burysek May 19, 1974 - June 7, 1974 Calvary Baptist Franklin, KY
Marilyn Burysek May 19, 1974 June 7, 1974 Calvary Baptist Franklin, KY
Allie Burysek March 12, 1978-Apr. 25, 1978
Ollie Burysek Apr. 25, 1978
Esther Butler Aug. 14, 1986
Carol Butler July 16, 1999 (restored)
Jim Butler Aug. 14, 1986
Mike Butler June 2, 1984
Henry Boubelik Sept 1978
Mabel Boubelik Sept. 1978
Ralph Carter May 4 1991
Annette Carter May 4, 1991
Louise Crossland July 16, 1967 Aug.3, 1967
C. H .Crossland July 16, 1967 Aug 3, 1967
Betty Carillon March 12, 1979 Mar. 12, 1979
Shawn Day Oct 1997
Julia Day Oct 1997
Cora Willene Dillard 1965
Robert Harrell Driver Feb. 2, 1970
Marie (Hulka) Ferrett Feb 18, 1973 Mar. 3, 1973
Bob Gammon Oct. 3, 1999 1st Baptist Mitchelleville, TN
Geneva Gammon Oct. 3, 1999 1st Baptist Mitchellville , TN
Lisa Hardin Jan. 1979 Feb. 15, 1979
Betty Holubicka Apr. 29, 1954
Billy Hunter July 4, 1982
Joann Hunter July 4, 1982
Lisa Hunter July 4, 1982
Billy Hunter, Jr. July 4, 1982
Bridget Johns Sept. 3, 1967 Sept. 15, 1967
Terry Johns Nov. 1, 1981
Mrs. Willard Krulick Oct. 9, 1970
Jean S. Keen Apr. 15, 1974 May 13, 1974
Ceburn Lanier April 1968 July 10, 1968
Mrs. Bertha Lanier April 1968 July 10, 1968
Jerry Long Jan. 24, 1999
Janie Long Jan 24, 1999
Anna Mazanec 1954
David A. Nettles Aug 26, 1998 Sept. 1998 1st Baptist Goodlettsville, TN
Rick O’Bryan Sept. 6, 1999 1st Baptist Madison, TN
Linda O’Bryan Sept. 6, 1999 1st Baptist Madison, TN
Israel O’Bryan Sept. 6, 1999 1st Baptist Madison ,TN
W. T. Pickard Dec. 19, 1976 Jan 14, 1977
Ethel Pickard Dec. 19, 1976 Jan 14, 1977
Sheryl Radican July 16, 2000 July 16, 2000
Pearline Renfro July 3, 1984
Tammy Stradtner Oct 1999 Nov. 14, 1999 Orlinda Baptist Church
Manny Spoon Oct. 1991
Christine Spoon Oct. 1991
Samuel Spoon Oct 1991
Jane Parnell Williams May 1978 June 7, 1978

Baptisms 1970-2000 - (by Pastors of Immanuel Baptist, at other locations)
Timothy J. Barron Aug. 28, 1994 At a Local Creek, Mitchellville, TN.
John Barron Feb. 21, 1999 1st Baptist Church ,Mitchellville, Tn
Jerry Flick July 1996 At a Local Creek, Mitchellville ,TN.
Jacob Johns Aug. 1999 Chestnut Grove, Portland, TN.
Jeffrey Johns Sept. 21, 1980
Tammy Johns Aug. 22, 1982
Anna (Denney) Nettles Oct. 9, 1997 Oak Street Baptist, Portland, TN.
Stephen D. Nettles July 2, 1995 Pleasant Hill Baptist, Orlinda ,TN.
Eric A. Nettles Feb. 11, 1997 Pleasant Hill Baptist, Orlinda, TN.
Travis Radican July 16, 2000 At a Local Creek, Mitchellville, TN.
Rebecca Spoon Mar. 12, 2000 1st Baptist Church, Portland, TN.
Anna Jo Searcy July 23, 1978 & 11/14/1999 Oak Street Baptist, Portland ,TN.
Harold Searcy Feb. 7, 1998 1st Baptist Church, Mitchellville ,TN.
Trevor Searcy July 1996 At a Local Creek ,Mitchellville ,TN.
John Sommerville Nov. 14, 1999 Oak Street Baptist ,Portland , TN.
Renee Sommerville Nov. 14, 1999 Oak Street Baptist Portland , TN.
Jerry Stradtner Feb 20, 2000 Oak Street Baptist ,Portland , TN.

Memberships Moved From Immanuel
Person: When: Where To:
Carroll Baker 1965
Mary Baker 1965
Linda Bagwell Nov. 1983
Henry Boubelik May 3, 1981
Mabel Boubelik May 3, 1981
Albert Burysek Oct 28, 1947 Park Ave. Baptist, Nashville, TN
M/Mrs. Jerry Hradek Nov. 6, 1947 1st Baptist Franklin, KY
Ruth Burysek Matthias June 28, 1949 Union Chapel, Portland, TN
Willie & Alice Burysek Sept. 30, 1949 Lake Springs Baptist, Franklin ,KY
Milos Burysek July 30, 1950 Pleasant Hill Baptist ,Orlinda ,TN
Jerry Burysek Aug. 1953 Lake Springs Baptist, Franklin, KY.
Dan & Evelyn Burysek Aug. 1953 Cedar Grove Miss. Bapt. Franklin, KY
M/Mrs. Wesley Burysek* June 5, 1969 Calvary Baptist, Franklin, KY. (**restored to Immanuel Apr 20, 1974**)

Nov. 1983
Tammy Burysek Nov. 1983 Heritage Baptist, Johnson City ,TN
Bruce Burysek Nov. 1983
Lori Burysek Nov. 1983
Joyce Briley May 1977 Chestnut Grove, Portland, TN
Ralph Carter Sept 4, 1992 1st Baptist Ch., Portland ,TN
Annette Carter Sept. 4, 1992 1st Baptist Ch., Portland ,TN
Cora Dillard Nov. 1983
Roberta Harrell Driver “Moved Letter” no date
Charles Henderson Dec 14, 1979 Trinity Baptist , Martinez, GA
Lucille Henderson Dec.14, 1979 Trinity Baptist, Martinez, GA
Johnny Hamilton “Moved Letter” - no date
Charlene McGee Haynes Moved letter to Portland
Billy Hunter June 12, 1983 Oak St. Mission, Portland ,TN
Joanne Hunter June 12, 1983 Oak St. Mission Portland, TN
Lisa Hunter June 12, 1983 Oak Street ,Portland ,TN.
Billy Hunter, Jr. June 12, 1983 Oak Street , Portland , TN.
Debbie Jackson Nov. 1983
Ricky Jackson Nov. 1983
John Jackson Nov. 1983
Mrs. Pat Jackson Nov. 1983
Debbie Johnson Nov. 1983
Larry Keen Nov. 1983 Methodist Church
Sharon Keen Nov. 1983
Irene Mazanec Graves Nov. 1983 Gallatin ,TN
Priscilla McGee Curtis (Baptism 4/1968) Portland Church Of Christ
Louise Morris Oct 1974
Bobby Morris Oct 1974
Joanne Nesbarba Blackford No date
Loraine Nesbarba Rhea No date
Walter Prohaska Nov. 1983
Helene Prohaska Nov. 1983
Walter Glen Prohaska Nov. 1983
Florence Prohaska Nov. 1983
Beverly Renfro Nov. 1983 Methodist Church
Linda Renfro Nov. 1983 Church of Christ
Reatha Renfro Nov. 1983 Pleasant Hill Baptist, Orlinda ,TN.
Pearline Renfro May 1987 Cherry Mound Baptist, Portland , TN.
Rudolph Rogers Nov. 1983
Manny Spoon April 21, 1995
Louise Stewart Nov. 1983
Charles Melvin Stewart Nov. 1983
Vickie Stewart Nov. 1983
Tommie Temple Nov. 1983
Michael Wright Nov. 1983
Jane Williams Nov. 1983
Brenda Williams Nov. 1983
Gerald Williams Nov. 1983
Sherrie Williams Apr 17, 1979 Portland

Deaths Recorded in Membership Book
Name: death date: Where: Age/Born:
Thelma Austin Jan 30, 1994 Portland, TN.
Adolph Burysek Sept. 1963 Portland, TN. Born: Jan. 16, 1882
Joseph Burysek July 2, 1963 Franklin, Ky. April 20, 1888
Jerry Burysek, Sr. Nov.24, 1998 Bowling Green Ky. April 10, 1912
Kristie H. Burysek May 26, 1979 Franklin, Ky. Age 88
Lillie Burysek Aug 1990
*Miles Burysek July 28, 1988 Portland, TN Dec. 7, 1916
Ollie Burysek Sept 12, 1981
Robert Burysek Aug. 9, 1986
Louise Crossland Aug. 21, 1987
Benta Ertner Feb 23, 1936 Franklin, Ky age 77
*Edward Ertner March 20, 1996 Illinois July 28, 1901
*Mary Ertner Dec. 18, 1992 Portland, TN. Oct 14, 1905
*William Ertner Dec 1972 Portland, TN. July 28, 1901
Christy Henson Jan 13, 1988 (83 years)
Ann Holubicka June 19, 2000 Portland, TN. June 15, 1908
Betty C. Holubicka Jan. 1, 1999 Portland, TN. April 18, 1920
James Holubicka Dec. 31,1988 Portland ,TN. April 10, 1904
*Joe Holubicka Jan 1978 Portland ,TN. Dec. 22, 1902
Jerry Hradek Oct. 1968 Franklin, KY. July 8, 1893
Blanche Johns 1976
Mrs. Williard Krulick Sept 19, 1985
Mary Kratchoville (No date)
*Vaclav Kratchoville May 1977 Montana Nov. 10, 1988
*Virginia Kratchovil July 1980 Franklin, KY. Sept. 19, 1918 (Mary ?)
Peggy Keen (No date)
Ceburn Lanear Sept. 22, 1990 Portland, TN.
Anna Mazanec Aug 15, 1982 Portland March 23, 1900
Emil Mazanec Aug. 6, 1981 Portland, TN. 86 yrs. old
*Katherine Mazanec March 1982 Portland, TN. Oct. 20, 1903
*James Mazanec Feb. 1966 Portland ,TN. Dec. 26, 1896
Mary Mazanec Aug. 1979 Portland, TN. 79 years old
Charles McGee July 4, 1989 (66 years old)
Reuben Nesbarba 1979
Joanne Nesbarba Apr 16, 1990 (45 years old- nee Blackford )
Mary Nesbarba Feb. 8, 1988 (88 years old
Willie Nesbarva (no date)
*Albert Prohaska Feb. 1976 Portland, TN. Jan. 18, 1893
*Helen Prohaska Dec. 1986 Portland, TN. Apr. 15, 1909
Joe Prohaska Dec. 26, 1981 Portland, TN. May 23, 1907
Mary Lou Prohaska Mar. 26, 1994 Portland, TN. July 4, 1912
Walter Prohaska May 16, 1989
Ethel Pickard Mar. 4, 1996
James Ronald Renfro 1986
James Renfro Dec. 1970
Tony Rhea Aug 29, 1995 (37 years old
Pansy Rogers (no date)
Rose Sadek Dec 5, 1986
Frank Wosta April 29, 1988 Franklin, Ky. Dec. 19,1906
*Glennie Wosta Feb. 1967 Toledo, Ohio Sept. 2 ,1914
*Ignaz G.Wosta May 14, 1965 Toledo, Ohio Jan 26,1875
*Lois Wosta 20 Mar. 1991 Portland, TN ? Sept. 2,1914
*Richard Wosta Nov. 1974 Toledo, Ohio March 26, 1911
*Victor Wosta Feb. 1977 Toledo, Ohio Nov. 20, 1905
*names in records, (-no dates- dates checked with Immanuel Cemetery or with Social Security death index for correct dates).

Clippings and Notes (Stuck into books at random )

1. Wedding Announcement of Rose Marie Burysek, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Burysek, to marry Charlie Nesbarba March 12, 1932. Portland TN.

2. Adolph Burysek (death notice) died age 82.

3. Ernest Keen (death notice) Jan. 19, 1963

4. Mrs. Miles Burysek dd at age 42

PART TWO

Sunday School Classes October 2, 1955
Class 1 (Czech Class)
Teacher Joe Burysek Birthday April 20
Adolph Burysek (Jan 16)
Bertha Ertner (Aug. 6)
Lillian Burysek (May 6)
Elizabeth Smutty (Nov.28)
Christie Burysek
Mary Nesbarba (Aug 12)
Anna Mazanec (March 23)
Mary Wosta
Mary Kratchoville
James Kratchoville

Class 2 Mens Class Teacher : Edward Ertner
Charles McGee
Jim Holubicka (4/10/1904)
Adolph Nesbarba
Charles Nesbarba
Richard Mazanec (7/25/1929)
Willy Nesbarba
Frank Wosta
Emil Mazanec
Joe Prohaska
Stanley Burysek

Class 3 Ladies Teacher: Cora Mazanec
Rose Nesbarba
Maurice Utley
Lorine Nesbarba
Irene Mazanec
Mary Lou Prohaska
Bettie Holubicka
Mary Utley

Class 4 Jr. Girls Teacher: Lillie McGee
Joann Nesbarba (Feb 9, 1946)
Betty Clinard
Linda Burysek
Lucille Keen (Dec. 24, 1942)
Louise Keen (Dec. 24, 1942)
Florence Stewart (Mar. 12, 1944)

Class 5 Primary Teacher: Richard Mazanec
Larry W.Clinard
Charles Stewart
Larry Keen
Charles Groves
Jerry Stewart
Betty Jean Clinard

Class 5 Primary (same book used 2 years?) Teacher Rose Nesbarba
George Key
Sue Key
Howard Key
Peggy Groves
Charles Groves
Jerry Stewart

Class 6 Beginner Teacher: Kathryn Nesbarba
Peggy Groves (Nov. 24, 1949)
Charles Groves (1948)
Charlene McGee (Nov. 30, 1947)
Jerry Stewart (Dec. 22, 1947)
Lorraine Nesbarba

Class 6 (used 2 years) Teacher: Kathryn Nesbarba
Peggy Groves
Charlene McGee

Sunday School Classes/ Membership Books 1956 (not dated) Not all books in set
Class 1 Intermediate Teacher: Mary Utley (b.d. June 25,1906)
Lucille Keen
Louise Keen
Florence Stewart
Joann Nesbarba
Linda Burysek
Diane Stewart

Class 2 Mens’ Class Teacher Edward Ertner
Charles McGee
Stanley Burysek
Jim Holubicka (Apr 10, 1904)
Emil Mazanec
Richard Mazanec (July 25, 1929)
Frank Wosta
Charles Nesbarba
Willy Nesbarba
Adolph Nesbarba

Class 6 Beginners Teacher Kathryn Nesbarba
Peggy Groves
Charlene McGee

Sunday School Class Books 1957
Class 1 Intermediate Teacher Mary Utley
Mary Jacobs
Louise Keen
Lucille Keen
Florence Stewart

Class 2 Mens’ Class Teacher Edward Ertner
Adolph Burysek
Wesley Burysek
Joseph Burysek
Stanley Burysek
Jim Holubicka
Emil Mazanec
Adolph Nesbarba
Charlie Nesbarba
Joe Prohaska
Frank Wosta

Class 3 Ladies Class Teacher: Cora Mazanec
Betty Holubicka (b.d. April 18)
Mary Utley (June 25)
Mrs. McGee
Irene Mazanec (Nov. 17)
Lorraine Nesbarba (Aug. 3)
Mrs. Keen
Anna Mazanec (March 23)
Bertha Ertner (Aug. 6)
Mrs. Johnson
Mary Nesbarba (Aug. 12)
Blanch Johns
Mrs. Andrews
Christy Burysek
Emma Nesbarba
Mrs. Stewart
Louise Stewart (April 29)
Mary Lou Prohaska (July 4)

Class 4 Jr. Girls Teacher: Lillie McGee
Barbara Jacobs
Joann Nesbarba (Feb. 9, 1946)
Patricia Prater
Diane Stewart (Aug. 2, 1948)
Louella Clinard
Gail Clinard
Betty Clinard
Maudie Coleman (Jan. 30, 1946)

Class 5 Jr. Boys Teacher: Charles McGee
Roy D. Jacobs
Jerry Stewart
William Bush
Larry Clinard
Ernest Johnson
James Larry Bush
Charles Stewart
Larry Keen
Wayne Stewart

Class 6 Primary Teacher: Rose Nesbarba (Sept. 25)
Peggy Groves (Nov. 24, 1949)
Charles Groves
Charlene McGee (Nov. 30, 1951)
Deborah Johnson
Clifton Dillard
Sue Henson (moved 1959)
Jerry Henson
Lynell Bush (moved 1959)

Class 7 Beginners Teacher: Kathryn Nesbarba
Donna Keen
Bobby Johnson
Vickie Stewart
Beverly Stewart
Dennis Burysek
Nancy Key
Shirley Stewart
Patricia Stewart

Sunday School Books 1958
(No Class 1 or Class 4 Books found)

Class 2 Men's Teacher: Edward Ertner
Jim Holubicka
Emil Mazanec
Joe Prohaska
Frank Wosta
Adolph Nesbarba
Adolph Burysek
Robert Burysek
Joe Burysek
Wesley Burysek
Walter Glenn Prohaska

Class 3 Ladies Teacher: Rev. Byrns Coleman
Betty Holubicka
Irene Mazanec
Anna Mazanec
Bertha Ertner
Blanche Johns
Mary Lou Prohaska
Florence Prohaska
Emma Nesbarba
Lilly Burysek
Mrs. John Stewart
Lilliy McGee
Mrs. B. Stewart

Class 5 Jr. Boys Teacher: Charlie McGee
Jerry Stewart
Jimmy Burton
Larry Keen
Melvin Stewart
Wayne Stewart

Class 6 Primary Teacher: Rose Nesbarba
Charlene McGee
Clifton Dillard
Louise Burton
Patricia Stewart
Dennis _______?
Gale _____?

Class 7 Beginners Teacher: Kathryn Nesbarba
Shirley Stewart
Beverly Stewart
Vickie Stewart
Cindy Stewart
Debbie Glover
Donna Keen

1959 & 1960
(Some include birthdays for students *B.D.)

Class 1 Intermediate Teacher: Mrs. Mary Utley Students:
Larry Keen
Lucille Keen
Louise Keen
Joann Nesbarba
Diane Stewart
Florence Prohaska
Wayne Stewart
Melvin Stewart
Larry Burton
Glenn Burton

Class 2. Beginners Teacher: Kathryn Nesbarba
Dennis Burysek
Shirley Stewart
Patricia Stewart
Nancy Key
Donna Keen
Janie Keys
Vickie Stewart
Cindy ??

Class 3 Ladies Teacher Byrns Coleman
Betty Holubicka
Blanche Johns
Mrs. John Stewart
Lillie McGee
Irene Mazanec
Anna Mazanec
Bertha Ertner
Mary Nesbarba
Mary Lou Prohaska
Emma Nesbarba
Lillian Burysek
Berivan Stewart

Class 4 Jr. Girls Teacher: Lillie Mc Gee (B.D. 10/30/1924)
Joann Nesbarba
Diane Stewart (B.D. 8/12/1948)
Margaret Key (B.D. 4/15/1946)

Class 5 Jr. Boys Teacher: Charlie McGee
Wayne Stewart (B.D. 1946)
George Key (B.D. 1946)
Jimmy David Burton
Alex Burton
Harry Key
Louis Burton
Melvin Stewart
Jerry Stewart
Larry Keen

Class 6 Primary Teacher: Rose Nesbarba (B.D. 9/25)
Charlene McGee (Nov. 30)
Clifton Dillard
Peggy Groves (Nov. 24)
Charles Groves (July 23)
George Key
Harold Key (July 29)
Louis ?
Pat ?
Dennis ?
Sarah

Class 7 Men Teacher: Edward Ertner
Jim Holubicka
Emil Mazanec
Joe Prohaska
Charlie Nesbarba
Frank Wosta
Joe Burysek
Stanley Burysek
Wesley Burysek
Adolph Burysek Adolph Nesbarba

Sunday School Book October 2, 1960
Class 5 Primary Teacher Rose Nesbarba
Charlene McGee
Patrica Stewart
Jessica Glover
Martha Cole
Clifton Dillard
Dennis Burysek
Vickie Stewart
Donna Gail

PART THREE

Church Treasurers Ledger Bk. 1 notes by Joe Prohaska. Clerk, (Jim Mazanec Treasurer ?)
pg.1 5 April 1931 ________ Mazanec
pg.2 June 1932 Rev. Vankoj
pg.7 -----26, 1933 Jim Mazanec
pg.11 1935 Jim Mazanec
pg.12 4 Scpna 1934 Joe Burysek, Jim Mazanec
pg.14 1935 Temple Texas; Pro. Br. Volanskeho; James Mazanec
pg.29 Aug. 22, 1940 Mrs. Krazatele , Br. Forte
pg.30 Aug. 25, 1940 James Mazanec, Mrs. Jerry Prohaska
pg.33 Aug  25, 1940-Oct. 19, 1941 Rev. Neprask, Mrs. John Schwarz South America
pg.34 Oct. 19, 1941 -Jan.23, 1943 American Board of Missions to Jews - Hebrew Christian Synangogy - Old Fashion Revival Home

pg.36 Aug 30, 1942 - Mrs. Waurin
pg.38 Jan. 1943 - June 18, 1944 - American Board of Missions to Jews - Old Fashion Revival Home - China Inland Mission - American Bible Society - Charles E. Fuller - Christian Army Center

1943 Slyva Vkase
1944-1946 (same as pg.38 ) and: Yg. Peoples Church of the Air - V. Vojta - Br. Fort

pg.44 April 4, 1946 (same as pg.38)
pg.50 June 12, 1947 (switches to English) notes taken by Slyva vKase - S.S. Books $5.10 a quarter - Charles E. Fuller - American Bible Society

pg.56 June 13, 1948 Charles E. Fuller - American Board of Missions to Jews - T. B. Seals - American Bible Society

pg.57 (1947-8) Slyva vKase
pg.60 June 13, 1948- June 30-49 - American Board of Missions - Million Testament Campaign - American Bible Society - Charles E. Fuller

April 4, 1949 Piano Tuning $7.50 (Bradley & Son)

pg.64 June 30, 1949 B. ERTNER Clerk, American Board of Missions to Jews - T. B. Seals - Million Testament Campaign - American Bible Society - S. S. Attendance Cards $0.53

Pg.68 June 8, 1950 Charles E. Fuller - American Bible Society - Rev. Neprash - Rev. de Haan - American Board of Missions to Jews - Rev. David Cooper

pg.72 1951 - Rev. Neprash - J. Zeman Toronto Canada - Herbert Scmitz Missionary - American Board of Missions to Jews - S. S. Books 1st quarter $7.32 - S. S. Attendance Cards $0.50

Pg.76 August 24, 1952 - Rev. Neprash Mission To Brazil - American Board of Missions - Charles E. Fuller - American Bible Society - Rev. Charles Bohatec Radio Work

pg.80 1953 Book Taken over by Rose Nesbarba from Mrs. Jiny Prohaska

pg.81 1953 - American Board of Missions - Miller Testament Company - Haiti Missions - Dan Gilbert

pg.83 Dec. 5, 1953 to 1954 - Dec. 12, 1953 - 12 Broadman Clothbound Hymnals bought by Bro. Mazanec $16.50 - American Board of Missions - Back to the Bible - Naprash Mission - Mrs. Hudacek for Pravada - Br. Bohatec for Radio Work - end of Book 1 September 26, 1954

PART FOUR

Sunday School Class Books October 2, 1960 (no Books 3 & 4)
Class 1 Mens’ Class Teacher: Bro. Ertner
Adolph Burysek
Wesley Burysek
Joe Burysek
Robert Burysek (joined Oct. 2)
W. Glenn Prohaska
Jim Holubicka
Joe Prohaska
Emil Mazanec
Adolph Nesbarba
Charlie Nesbarba
Frank Wosta

Class 2 Ladies Class Teacher: Rev. Ray Jones
Lillie Burysek
Bertha Ertner
Betty Holubicka
Donna Jones
Peggy Keen
Blanche Johns
Irene Mazanec
Anna Mazanec
Lillie McGee
Mary Nesbarba
Emma Nesbarba
Florence Prohaska
Mary Lou Prohaska
Mrs. Bervin Stewart
Mrs. John Stewart

Class 5 Primary Teacher: Rose Nesbarba
Dennis Burysek
Martha Cole
Clifton Dillard
Jessica Glover
Donna Gail Keen
Charlene McGee
Patricia Stewart
Vickie Stewart

Class 6 Beginners Teacher: Katherine Wosta
Debbie Glover
Priscilla McGee
Beverly Stewart
Cindy Stewart
Gale Stewart
Shirley Stewart
Vicky Stewart

*Misc. Notes Business Meeting November 19, 1955 Opened in prayer by C. H. Mazanec 7:23 p.m. Sunday School Membership Requirements: 3 Sundays attendance (in succession) required for membership. Motion Made by Rose Nesbarba, seconded by Lillie McGee. Motion voted and carried.

Filmstrip watched “The Christian Teacher”. Meeting closed at 8:15 p.m.

PART FIVE

Minutes of Immanuel Baptist Church starting April 1, 1963 (Joe Prohaska Clerk)

April 1, 1963 Nominating of Deacons By Rev. Ray Jones : Frank Wosta and Robert Burysek. Ordination of Deacons held Sunday March 24, 1963 at 2:30 p.m. for Jim Holubicka, Joe Prohaska, and Robert Burysek. Also during the meeting, to discuss plans for Easter Revival, set for April 18-21, 1963.

April 28, 1963 Business meeting .Reports read by Mrs. Rose Nesbarba (Missions); Mrs. Betty Holubicka (Fellowship Fund); Mrs. Lillie McGee (Treasurer); Recommendation that the church join the Southern Baptist Convention. Motion made and seconded that the church join with Bledsoe Association and Southern Baptist Convention. Vote was taken and motion carried.

Sept. 8, 1963 Minutes read and approved . Messengers to Bledsoe Association appointed: Pastor Ray Jones, Mrs. Ray Jones and Mr. & Mrs. Joe Prohaska. Oct 13, 1963

Oct. 13, 1963 Semi Annual Business Meeting Minutes Read and Approved. Membership news, 4 added to membership by letter, 1 by baptism. And lost 2 members by death (not named). Officers gave their reports. The Nominating Committe, (Rose Nesbarba, Bettie Holubicka Mary Lou Prohaska) gave report of slate of officers for the new church year, as follows:

Clerk: Joe Prohaska

Deacons: Jim Holubicka, Joe Prohaska, Robert Burysek

Treasurer Mrs. Lillie McGee, assistant Jim Holubicka

Fellowship Fund: Bettie Holubicka

Trustees: Jim Holubicka, Charlie Nesbarba, Joe Prohaska

Head Usher: Frank Wosta

Communion Care: Mrs. Emma Nesbarba

Sunday School Officers:

Superintendent Charlie McGee assistant Joe Prohaska

Sec./Treasurer Rose Nesbarba

Teachers:

Mens Class Robert Burysek assistant Joe Prohaska

Ladies Class Lillie McGee assistant Anna Mazanec

Young People Donna Jones assistant Mary Lou Prohaska

Primary Rose Nesbarba

Beginners Katherine Wosta

Song Leaders Wesley & Robert Burysek

Pianist Joanne Nesbarba

Heating Caretaker Emile Mazanec

** Motion made and carried, election of officers accepted.

Nov. 10, 1963 A short business meeting was held in regard to buying 12 new song books. (Motion read, seconded and carried). Another motion made to raise the Pastors salary by $5.00 a week, the motion seconded and carried.

March 1, 1964 Pastor Ray Jones presented his resignation, effective April 1, 1964. Last sermon to be preached March 29. He has accepted the pastorate at Calvary Baptist Church in Franklin, KY.

May 3, 1964 Deacons met with Rev. Ernest Hamilton (who has been guest speaker 3 times since we have been without a pastor). Inquiry was made as to his availability and his interest in serving as pastor. Matter brought before the church May 17, motion made and unanimously carried to call Rev. Hamilton as Pastor. He accepted and assumed duties the following Sunday (May 24,1964.)

July 5, 1964 Meeting to discuss Revival Meeting. Date set for August 16-23. Song Leader for Revival: Bill Cates of Nashville.

SEPT. 27, 1964 Business Meeting to appoint messengers to the Associational Meeting Oct. 21 & 22. To Go: Bro. & Mrs. Ernest Hamilton, Mr. & Mrs. James Renfro, Alternates appointed were: Mrs. Charlie Nesbarba, Mrs. Anna Mazanec.

Oct. 18, 1964 Annual Business Meeting. Minutes read and accepted. Officers reports read. WMU and new GA’s organizations were reported on. Church Caretaker elected. (Jerry Renfro)

Officers elected (same as previous year). With additions: Training Union: Robert Burysek and Mrs. Jim Holubicka. Song leader Bobby Morris.

Dec. 6, 1964 Motion Made and Carried, vote taken to grant Johnny Hamilton a ministers licence. Plans were also made for ordination services for Brother Ernest Hamilton. Date set for Jan. 17, 1965.

Jan. 3, 1965 Deacons Meeting to discuss church building upkeep. Discussed: Caretakers salary raised from $5. To $7. New song books to be purchased. The piano to be tuned. New floor in the auditorium.

Jan. 17, 1965 3 p.m. Ordination Ceremony at Immanuel Baptist Church. Rev. Ernest Hamiton was ordained. Pastors attending: Ray Jones (Calvary Baptist, Franklin, KY), Bill Webb (Mitchellville), Raymond Napier ( Pleasant Hill ); Edwin Alexander (Mallory Heights Baptist Ch. Memphis, Ernest Hamilton’s home church); Jones Brinkley (Southside Baptist, Gallatin); Prayer by Joe Prohaska and Jim Holubicka. Special music by Mr. & Mrs. David Jicka of (Barbs. Baptist Ch. Franklin, KY). Also in attendance were the parents and grand-parents of Brother Hamilton.

Jan. 31, 1965 Meeting held to discuss remodeling of the church auditorium .Committee composed of Joe Prohaska, Jim Holubicka, Bobby Morris. Reports given on two estimates. Fred Pedigo gave cost estimates (lowest costs $1500.) as to replacing ceiling , walls and hardwood floors (including painting and finishing floor). Motion made & carried to accept Mr. Pedigo’s offer. Payment plan then discussed, and decided to take love offerings & pledges for the amount, if that is not enough money, then the rest should be taken out of the church treasury.

Immanuel Baptist Church Directory June 2000

Barker, Ben & Katherine 9007 N. Pinson Rd.; Portland ,Tn 654-3069 (B.D. 3/27/1932)

Barron, Greg & Martha 9108 Shady Valley Rd. Portland ,TN 654 2732, Tim, John

Internet gb2732@yahoo.com (Greg Oct.20; Martha 11/26/; Tim 11/9/1986; John 3/26/1991

Barrett, Mrs. Virginia C/O Hopkins Nursing Home 460 College St. Woodburn ,KY.42170

Butler, Esther, Jim, Carol 510 N. Russell St. Portland, TN 37148 325-6387 Esther April 8,1916

Butler, Michael P. 1000 Hwy. 52 East Portland ,TN 37148 325-6556 (b.d. 12/17/56)

Bryant, Carl & Ann 5991 Hwy. 31W Portland, TN. 37148 325-2688

Crossland ,Clifford H. 2198 Short Mountain Road, Woodbury, TN. 37190 615-563-4697

Day, Shaun Portland ,TN.

Day, Julia (Barrett) 310 Glendale Rd. Franklin, KY. 42134 (207?)586-6956

Ferrett , Marie 5711 Hwy. 31W Portland ,TN. 37148 325-3187 (b.d.1/15

Flick, Jerry

Gammons, Robert & Geneva 5810 Highland Rd.; Orlinda ,TN 37147 654-3879 (b.d . Robert 10/19/24; Geneva 11/5/1922)

Gammons, Bob & Jan Highland Road ; Orlinda, TN.

Helton, Katherine & Morgan , Jr. Box 432 Nashville RD. Franklin, Ky 41234 586-3977 (b.d Kathy 6/5/25 ; Jr. 8/25/ )

Johns, Jeff & Tammy 206 Lynwood; Portland, Tn.37148 325-0982 Jacob & Jacquelyn

B.D. Jeff 9/12/61 Tammy 7/31/63: Jake 12/5/1991; Jaquie May, 1996

Lanier, Bertha c/o Highland Nursing Home; 215 Highland Circle Portland ,TN. 325-9263

Long, Jerry & Janie Portland, TN

McGee, Lilly 101 Ridgewood Dr. Portland, TN. 37148 325-4084 (b.d. 10/30/1924)

Nesbarva, Rose c/oHopkins Nursing Home, 460 College St. Woodburn, Ky. 502-842-0731

Nettles, David & Anna 373 Blue Door Rd. Portland, Tn 37148 325-4906 Stephen & Eric

Internet Anet174895@aol.com (b.d. David 3/28/1957 Anna 1/26/58; Stephen 7/9/1985 ; Eric 2/11/1987

O’Bryan, Rick & Linda; Israel Portland, TN 323-8525 (home) 963-1198 (work) (b.d. Rick Sept 25; Linda 10/1; Israel (b.d. March 3)

Pickard, Bill 4506 Hwy 31W. Cross Plains?, Tn 654-3032

Radican, Sheryl 5248 Witt Rd. Franklin, KY. 42134 Travis

Searcy, Harold & Anna Jo 122 Rolling Meadows Ave. Portland ,Tn, 37148 325-6242 Trevor

Short, Martha 9541 Eubanks Rd., Portland, TN 325 2105

Sommerville, John & Renea, Thomas

Spoon, Christine, & Becky 441 Fern Valley Rd., White House 37188 672-2198

Stradtner, Jerry & Tammy 8681 N. Pinson Rd. Portland, TN. Tammalee, Justin & Jarrett 654-0453

Utley, Mary Hwy. 31 W, Portland, TN.

Marriages At Immanuel Baptist Church by C. H. Crossland

Sharon Renfroe & Larry Keen Oct. 2, 1968

By. Pastor Ralph Carter

Katherine Wosta & Morgan Helton Jr. 1989 ?

By Pastor Gregory D. Barron

Jerry Flick and Pam_____ July 1996

Julia Barrett & Shaun Day 1997

Celebration 2000 Immanuel Baptist Church

Pastor Richard, Linda, Israel O’Bryan

C. H. Crossland

Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Crossland

(Grandson) Crossland & wife

Greg Barron, Timothy & John

Ralph & Annette Carter & Krista

Richard & Cora Mazanec

Steve Drake

Mr. & Mrs. Forrest Creekemore

Mr. & Mrs. Harold Creekmore

Esther (Burysek) Butler

Carol Butler

Mike Butler

Keith Linde

Ruth (Burysek) Mathias

Bertha (Burysek) Brewer

Helen (Berysek) Rainwater

Mrs. Dan Burysek

Janet (Burysek) with her husband & child

Kathy (Burysek) Murphy

Sandra (Burysek) Lee

Robert & Ruby Holt & Tammy

Lilly McGee

Charlene (McGee) & Walter Haynes

Priscilla (McGee) Curtis, with sons Aaron & Wade

Mary (Holubicka) Utley

Catherine (Wosta) & Morgan Helton, Jr.

Jeff & Tammy Johns, Jacob & Jacqueline

Mrs. Cora Dillard

John & Ginger Johns ,Jordan, Jake, & Joseph

Margie Brindley & a friend (Ginger Johns’ cousin)

Tammy Stradtner, Justin, Jarrett, Tammalee

David & Anna Nettles, Stephen & Eric

J. B. & Elizabeth Nettles

Christine Spoon & Becky

Martha Short

Tina Short

Harold & Anna Jo Searcy

Trevor Searcy

Robert & Geneva Gammons

Bob & Jan Gammons

Keith Gammons

James A. & Linda Gammons

Sherry (Gammons) & David Ferguson, Chelsey, Alex, Bret

Stephen & Shaunda Gammons

Jerry & Janie Long, Jared

Ronnie Renfro, son & his wife & grandson ???????

Kenny Renfoe & wife

Mrs. Pearline Renfro

Milton & Bea Burysek

Wesley Burysek

Mrs. Joyce Cummings

Rose Johns & Chelsea

Joyce (Burysek) Goosetree

Sharon (Renfro) Keen & child (grandchild?)

Christmas Program Immanuel Baptist Dec. 1964

Directed by Mrs. Rose Nesvarba

Mary: Joann Nevbarba

Joseph: Johnny

Shepherds: Donnie, George & Jerry

Wisemen: Charles McGee, Joe Prohaska, Larry

Angel: Joy

Narrators: Bobby & Louise, Rev. and Mrs. Ernie Hamilton

1. Old Professor Luke V.30-35 Birth of Jesus

Angel (Joy) appears to Mary (Joann)

2. Manager Scene Luke 2: 2 - 7 3 shepherds sing “Silent Night”

3. Luke 2: 8-16

4. Wisemen follow star Matthew 2: 1-10

Manger scene (again) Read life story of Jesus, the cross and resurrection .

Church Minutes of Immanuel Baptist Church starting April 1, 1963 (Joe Prohaska Clerk)

April 1, 1963 Nominating of Deacons By Rev. Ray Jones : Frank Wosta and Robert Burysek. Ordination of Deacons held Sunday March 24, 1963 at 2:30 p.m. for Jim Holubicka, Joe Prohaska, and Robert Burysek. Also during the meeting, to discuss plans for Easter Revival, set for April 18-21, 1963.

April 28, 1963 Business meeting .Reports read by Mrs. Rose Nesbarva (Missions); Mrs. Betty Holubicka (Fellowship Fund); Mrs. Lillie McGee (Treasurer); Recommendation that the church join the Southern Baptist Convention. Motion made and seconded that the church join with Bledsoe Association and Southern Baptist Convention. Vote was taken and motion carried.

Sept. 8, 1963 Minutes read and approved. Messengers to Bledsoe Association appointed: Pastor Ray Jones, Mrs. Ray Jones and Mr. & Mrs. Joe Prohaska. Oct 13,1963

Oct. 13, 1963 Semi Annual Business Meeting Minutes Read and Approved. Membership news, 4 added to membership by letter, 1 by baptism. And lost 2 members by death (not named). Officers gave their reports .The Nominating Committee, (Rose Nesbarva, Bettie Holubicka, Mary Lou Prohaska) gave report of slate of officers for the new church year, as follows:

Clerk: Joe Prohaska

Deacons: Jim Holubicka, Joe Prohaska, Robert Burysek

Treasurer Mrs. Lillie McGee, assistant Jim Holubicka

Fellowship Fund: Bettie Holubicka

Trustees: Jim Holubicka, Charlie Nesbarva, Joe Prohaska

Head Usher: Frank Wosta

Communion Care: Mrs. Emma Nesbarva

Sunday School Officers:

Superintendent Charlie McGee assistant Joe Prohaska

Sec./Treasurer Rose Nesbarva

Teachers:

Mens Class Robert Burysek assistant Joe Prohaska

Ladies Class Lillie McGee assistant Anna Mazanec

Young People Donna Jones assistant Mary Lou Prohaska

Primary Rose Nesbarva

Beginners Katherine Wosta

Song Leaders Wesley & Robert Burysek

Pianist Joanne Nesbarva

Heating Caretaker Emile Mazanec

** Motion made and carried, election of officers accepted.

Nov. 10, 1963 A short business meeting was held in regard to buying 12 new song books. (Motion read , seconded and carried). Another motion made to raise the Pastors salary by $5.00 a week, the motion seconded and carried.

March 1, 1964 Pastor Ray Jones presented his resignation, effective April 1, 1964. Last sermon to be preached March 29. He has accepted the pastorate at Calvary Baptist Church in Franklin ,KY.

May 3, 1964 Deacons met with Rev. Ernest Hamilton (who has been guest speaker 3 times since we have been without a pastor). Inquiry was made as to his availability and his interest in serving as pastor. Matter brought before the church May 17, motion made and unanimously carried to call Rev. Hamilton as Pastor. He accepted and assumed duties the following Sunday (May 24, 1964.)

July 5, 1964 Meeting to discuss Revival Meeting. Date set for August 16-23. Song Leader for Revival: Bill Cates of Nashville.

SEPT. 27, 1964 Business Meeting to appoint messengers to the Associational Meeting Oct. 21 & 22. To Go: Bro. & Mrs. Ernest Hamilton, Mr. & Mrs. James Renfro, Alternates appointed were: Mrs. Charlie Nesbarva, Mrs. Anna Mazanec.

Oct. 18, 1964 Annual Business Meeting. Minutes read and accepted. Officers reports read. WMU and new GA’s organizations were reported on. Church Caretaker elected. (Jerry Renfro)

Officers elected ( same as previous year). With additions: Training Union: Robert Burysek and Mrs. Jim Holubicka. Song leader Bobby Morris.

Dec. 6, 1964 Motion Made and Carried ,vote taken to grant Johnny Hamilton a ministers license . Plans were also made for ordination services for Brother Ernest Hamilton . Date set for Jan . 17, 1965.

Jan. 3, 1965 Deacons Meeting to discuss church building upkeep. Discussed : Caretakers salary raised from $5. To $7. New song books to be purchased. The piano to be tuned. New floor in the auditorium.

Jan. 17, 1965 3 p.m. Ordination Ceremony at Immanuel Baptist Church .Rev. Ernest Hamiton was ordained. Pastors attending: Ray Jones (Calvary Baptist , Franklin , KY), Bill Webb (Mitchelville), Raymond Napier ( Pleasant Hill ); Edwin Alexander (Mallory Heights Baptist Ch. Memphis, Ernest Hamilton’s home church); Jones Brinkley (Southside Baptist, Gallatin); Prayer by Joe Prohaska and Jim Holubicka .Special music by Mr. & Mrs. David Jicka of (Barbs Baptist Ch. Franklin, KY) . Also in attendance were the parents and grand-parents of Brother Hamilton .

Jan. 31, 1965 Meeting held to discuss remodeling of the church auditorium .Committee composed of Joe Prohaska , Jim Holubicka , Bobby Morris . Reports given on two estimates .Fred Pedigo gave cost estimates (lowest costs $1500.) as to replacing ceiling , walls and hardwood floors (including painting and finishing floor). Motion made & carried to accept Mr.Pedigo’s offer. Payment plan then discussed, and decided to take love offerings & pledges for the amount , if that is not enough money , then the rest should be taken out of the church treasury.

Immanuel Baptist Church Clerk's Notes 1963 (formerly Bohemian Baptist) - Joe Prohaska (Clerk)

Jan. 1963 Pastor Jones called a meeting to nominate deacons. Those names for consideration: Robert Burysek; Frank Wosta. Robert Burysek elected & agreed to serve.

March 1963 Meeting for planning of Easter Revival. Date set for April 18-21.

March 24, 1963 (Sunday). Ordination of Deacons at 2:30 p.m. Deacons ordained: Jim Holubicka, Robert Burysek, Joe Prohaska. Wesley Burysek had charge of the music. Rev. Ray Jones led prayer and welcomed visitors. Ordination Service was led by Rev. John Tullack. The laying on of hands followed. The hand of fellowship was given the new deacons. Benediction was given by Billy Austin.

April 28, 1963 Business meeting. The minutes were read. Rose Nesvarba gave mission fund report and reported a balance of $171.00 in the fund. Mrs. Betty Holubicka gave the fellowship fund report - having a balance of $23.78. Pastor Jones read a thank you note from the Keen family. Deacons made a recommendation that the church join the Southern Baptist Convention. Discussion followed and a motion made and carried to table the recommendation until the next meeting. The following Sunday Mrs. Lillie McGee gave the Treasurers report ($780.15 in fund).

August 4, 1963 Business Meeting called to resolve discussion about the Southern Baptist Convention.

Motion made and seconded for church to join the Bledsoe Baptist Association and Southern Baptist Convention. Vote taken and motion carried.

Sept. 8, 1963 Business Meeting called to discuss Bledsoe Baptist Assoc. Meeting in Sept 11 & 12. And to appoint messengers to represent our church at the meeting. Those appointed were: Pastor & Mrs. Ray Jones, Mr. & Mrs. Joe Prohaska.

Oct. 13, 1963 Semi Annual Business meeting. Pastor Ray Jones read the list of those added to the church since the last business meeting. Reports read by church officers; Treasurer Lilly McGee; Sunday School Secretary Rose Nesvarba; Fellowship Fund Mrs. Betty Holubicka, Training Union report given by Bro. Jones: attendance 26. Nominating committee: Rose Nesvarba, Betty Holubicka, Mary Lou Prohaska, presented slate of officers to be voted on. Motion made and carried to accept the ones chosen.

Church Clerk: Joe Prohaska Deacons: Jim Holubicka Joe Prohaska

Treasurer Lilly McGee Robert Burysek

Asst. Jim Holubicka

Fellowship Fund: Bettie Holubicka Trustees: Jim Holubicka Charlie Nesvarba

Head Usher: Frank Wosta Joe Prohaska

Communion Care: Emma Nesvarba Sunday School Superintendent: Charlie McGee

Sec./Treas.: Rose Nesvarba Assistant Joe Prohaska

Teachers Mens Class: Robert Burysek assistant: Joe Prohaska

Ladies Class: Lillie McGee assistant: Anna Mazanec

Young People Donna Jones assistant: Mary Lou Prohaska

Primary: Rose Nesvarba

Beginners: Kathryn Wosta

Song Leaders: Wesley Burysek & Robert Burysek

Pianist: Joann Nesvarba

Heating Caretaker: Emile Mazanec Church Caretaker; Emma Nesvarba

Motion made and passed to adopt Mission Program (17% of funds). Motion made and carried to improve heating system. Jim Holubicka and Wesley Burysek appointed to research and give report.

Nov. 10, 1963 Church voted to buy 12 new song books. Report given by Jim Holubicka on the purchase of a new stove for the church..

Jan. 19, 1964 Deacons meeting to appoint someone to be on executive board with the Pastor, Jim Holubicka appointed and accepted by the church.

March 1, 1964 Pastor Ray Jones tendered his resignation effective April 1, so that he might accept the Pastorship at Calvary Baptist Mission in Franklin, Ky. The church voted to accept his resignation March 15.

May 3, 1964 Deacons Meeting. Guest Speaker Rev. Ernest Hamilton, who has preached here 3 times, asked to be pastor by the church and he said he would if called. May 17th. The church voted unanimously to call him as pastor. He assumed his duties Sunday May 24th.

June 7, 1964 Deacons Meeting to discuss Vacation Bible School, it was decided to leave it up to the women, with the date to be set later.

July 5, 1964 Deacons Meeting to discuss Revival with Pastor Hamilton. Date set for August 23-30 with Bro. Hamilton to be the evangelist and he agreed to get someone to lead the singing. The date was later changed to Aug.16-23. Song Leader was Bill Cates of Nashville.

Aug. 2, 1964 Deacons meeting. No new business.

Sept. 27, 1964 Business Meeting to appoint messengers to the Bledsoe Baptist Association meeting to be held at New Hope Church Oct. 21 & Mitchellville Church Oct. 22. Those appointed: Bro. Ernest & Mrs. Hamilton, Mr. & Mrs. James Renfro. Alternates appointed Mrs. Charlie Nesvarba and Mrs. Anna Mazanec.

Oct. 18, 1964 Annual Business Meeting. Officers read reports. Jerry Renfo called as church caretaker. Slate of officers for the coming year voted on (motion made and carried).

The nominating committee gave a report and presented a slate of officers and teachers for the new church year:

Clerk: Joe Prohaska Treasurer: Mrs. Charlie McGee Asst: Jim Holubicka

Song Leader: Bobby Morris; Pianist: Joann Nesvarba; Trustees: Jim Holubicka

Fellowship Fund: Mrs. Jim Holubicka Ch. of Deacons: Joe Prohaska Joe Prohaska

S. S. Super.: Johnny Hamilton Asst.: Charlie McGee Charlie Nesvarba

Sect./Treas.: Mrs. Charlie Nesvarba

Teachers:

Mens/Ladies Class (Combined): Robert Burysek & Mrs. Charlie McGee

Young Adults: Bro. Ernest Hamilton

Jr. & Intermediates : Mrs. Ernest Hamilton

Beginners: Mrs. Frank Wosta & Mrs. Joe Prohaska

Training Union Director: Robert Burysek

Jr. Leader: Mrs. Jim Holubicka

Beginners: Mrs. Charlie Nesvarba

The motion was made and carried that the slate of officers & teachers be accepted.

Dec. 6, 1964 Business Meeting, to discuss missions. The church voted to raise the amount given to the co-operative program from 5% to 10%, and the 2% given to the association raised to 5%. The Deacons made a motion for the church to grant a ministers’ license to Johnny Hamilton. After hearing his testimony the church voted unanimously to grant him a license. Plans were also discussed regarding the ordination of Bro. Ernest Hamilton and the date set for Jan 17.

Jan. 3, 1965 Deacons Meeting. Discussion to raise the church caretaker’s salary from $5.00 To $7.00, and it was decided to do so. Other items of business included the purchase of new song books and having the piano tuned. The deacons & Pastor agreed that this should be taken care of. Mrs. Charlie Nesvarba was appointed to see about getting the piano tuned. Bro. Hamilton was appointed to get the hymnals. Jim Holubicka and Joe Prohaska were appointed to see about having a new floor put in the auditorium.

Jan. 17, 1965 3 p.m. Ordination of Bro. Ernest Hamilton at Immanuel Baptist Church. Moderator Rev. Ray Jones. Br. Bill Webb read scripture & ended in prayer. Robert Burysek introduced the candidate. Questioning done by Rev. Raymond Napier, Jr. Sermon was delivered by Rev. Edwin Alexander. Bro. Jones Brinkley delivered the charge to the candidate and the church. Ordination prayer led by Joe Prohaska. Jim Holubicka presented Bro. Hamilton with a bible on behalf of the church. Special music was presented by Bro. & Mrs. David Jicka of Franklin, Ky. The service was well attended.

Jan. 31, 1965 Business Meeting held to discuss remodeling of the church auditorium. A committee composed of Jim Holubicka, Joe Prohaska, Bobby Morris had seen two building contractors, discussed the matter and took bids. The lowest cost submitted was by Fred Pedigo, included a new ceiling, walls & hardwood floor (also painting and finishing the floor). For approx. $1500.00. Motion made and carried to start as soon as possible. It was decided to pay for the remodeling with love offering and pledges and if that plan fails to bring in enough money, to pay for it out of the church treasury.

April 4, 1965 Deacons Meeting to discuss having a light put on the church grounds. Joe Prohaska appointed to get it done. Then discussion was brought up about purchasing a Communion Table. Bobby Morris was appointed to see about it.

June 6, 1965 Deacons met to plan a weekend revival. Pastor Hamilton suggested that we contact Rev. Richard Mazanec and ask him to be the guest speaker. Date set for July 9-11. Homecoming was held on Sunday, the closing day of Revival and dinner was served on the grounds.

Aug. 1, 1965 Deacons met to plan a fall revival. Rev. Hamilton asked Pastor Raymond Napier, Jr. to preach the revival services (he accepted). Date was set for Oct. 4-10 .

Aug. 8, 1965 Business Meeting to discuss the matter of paying a portion of the Pastors rent. Recommendation made and after discussion, motion made & carried that the church pay half the rent.

Sept. 12, 1965 Nominating committee of Mrs. Ernest Hamilton, Charlie McGee, Robert Burysek was appointed by the pastor to get a slate of officers and teachers for the new church year and present to the church for approval .

Sept. 19, 1965 Meeting called to decide what to do with the old piano. A new one given to the church by Reuben Nesvarba in memory of his wife Emma, was delivered a few days ago, and the dealer offered to buy the old one. After some discussion, the church agreed to sell the old one to the dealer.

Sept. 26, 1965 Business Meeting to appoint messengers to the Bledsoe Association meeting Oct. 20-21. Appointed were Frank Wosta, Mrs. Joe Mazanec and Mrs. Jim Holubicka. Charlie Nesvarba was appointed as alternate.

Oct. 24, 1965 Annual Business Meeting. Rev. Ernest Hamiton presided. Officers read reports and were approved as read. Recommendations from the deacons were as follows: 1. To combine the Sunday School Treasury and Regulary Church Treasury into one General treasury. 2. To give all mission gifts through the Cooperative Program. 3. To designate every 5th Sunday as offering for the building fund. After some discussion, the motion was made and carried to accept these recommendations. Church Budget for 1965-6 was presented, discussed and voted on. Mrs. James Renfro elected as church custodian. Another matter discussed briefly was helping the Czech people in their mission work. A committee composed of Charlie McGee, Robert Burysek and Rose Nesvarba was appointed to research this, and to take an offering twice a year to support it. The nominating committee presented their slate of officers and teachers for the new church year, as follows:

Church Officers: Sunday School Officers:

Clerk: Joe Prohaska Supt.: Charlie McGee

Treasurer Lillie McGee Clerk: Mrs. Rose Nesvarba

Asst. Jim Holubicka Train. Union Director Mrs. Ernest Hamilton

Song Leader: Bobby Morris Asst. Mrs. Jim Holubicka

Pianist: JoAnn Nesvarba Train. Union Secretary: Frank Wosta

Teachers

Adults: Robert Burysek Assistant: Mrs. Charlie McGee

Young People: Mrs. Joe Prohaska Assistant: Wesley Burysek

Juniors: Mrs. Ernest Hamilton Primary: Mrs. Frank Wosta

Nursery: Mrs. Wanda Hamilton Tr. Union Young People: Mrs. Ernest Hamilton

Tr. Un. Jrs. Mrs. Jim Holubicka Tr. Un. Primary Mrs. Charlie Nesvarba

Ushers Frank Wosta, Jerry Renfro Trustees: Jim Holubicka

Fellowship Chairman Mrs. Jim Holubicka Charlie Nesvarba

Chairman of Deacons Joe Prohaska Joe Prohaska

The motion was made and carried that the slate of officers and teachers be accepted.

June 12, 1966 Business Meeting called to discuss the matter of giving a love offering to Bro. McKinney. The church voted to give an offering of $10.00.

Aug. 28, 1966 Pastor Hamiton appointed a nominating committee of Bobby Morris, Mrs. Charlie McGee and Mrs. Joe Prohaska to get a slate of officers and teachers for the new church year.


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