Church Building Fund

Church Building Fund
   A very important and helpful organization exists in the American Church known as "The American Church Building Fund Commission." It was established October 25th, 1880, by the General Convention and consists of all the Bishops, and one clergyman and one layman from each Diocese and Missionary Jurisdiction appointed by the Bishop thereof, and of twenty members-at-large appointed by the Presiding Bishop. Its object is to create by an annual offering from every congregation, as recommended by the General Convention, and by individual gifts, a Fund of One Million Dollars, portions of the principal to be loaned, and of the interest given, to aid the building of churches wherever needed. In order to hold property and carry on the work of loaning money on mortgage in a safe and legal manner, it was necessary to organize a corporation and this was done under the laws of the State of New York, the title of the organization being that given above. This commission is one of the most efficient agencies in Church extension; many a mission through its aid being enabled to erect a House of Worship, which otherwise would have had to give up in despair and abandon all hopes of having the Church's worship and administration of the Sacraments.

American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. — New York, Thomas Whittaker. . 1901.

Игры ⚽ Нужна курсовая?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Church of God in Christ — Classification Protestant Orientation Pentecostal Polity Episcopal Leader Charles E. Blake Geographical areas Worldwide Founder Charles Harrison Mason Origin …   Wikipedia

  • Church of Our Lady the Merciful — Russian: Церковь иконы Божией Матери Милующей Church of an icon of Our Lady the Merciful Churc …   Wikipedia

  • Church of the Sacred Heart, Singapore — Church of the Sacred Heart Country Singapore Denomination Roman Catholic Website Administration …   Wikipedia

  • Church of the Covenant (Pennsylvania) — Church of the Covenant Basic information Location Washington, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Affiliation Presbyterian State …   Wikipedia

  • Church of St Michael and All Angels, Christchurch — Church of St Michael and All Angels St Michael and All Angels Coordinates …   Wikipedia

  • Church of Saint Francis Xavier (Singapore) — Church of Saint Francis Xavier Location 63A Chartwell Drive, Singapore 558758 Country Singapore Denomination Roman Catholic Churchmanship Roman Rite Membership 5,000 Website …   Wikipedia

  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre — This article is about the church building in Jerusalem. For other uses, see The Holy Sepulchre (disambiguation). The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, also called the Church of the Resurrection by Eastern Christians, is a church within the walled Old …   Wikipedia

  • Church Missions House —    This is a name that ought to be familiar to every American Churchman. It is the name given to the handsome building which is the headquarters of The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United… …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Church of Our Saviour (Placerville, California) — Episcopal Church of Our Saviour U.S. National Register of Historic Places …   Wikipedia

  • Church of the Ascension (New York) — Infobox nrhp name = Church of the Ascension (Episcopal) nrhp type = nhl caption = location = Greenwich Village, New York City, NY nearest city = lat degrees = 40 | lat minutes = 44 | lat seconds = 1.3| lat direction = N long degrees = 73 | long… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”