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witla his consent, the additional aniount which they think he ought monthly to pay.
T357. Let the Stewards then adopt and carry out a plan by which every one -except such as prefer to make weekly co tributions through their Class Leaders
hall have tlie opportunity of regularly cin tributing each month, or oftener, not gruilgingly nor of necessity, the sum which luas been pledged by him. Let these contributions be paid over regularly to the Recording Steward or Class Leader, and be brought up by him to the Leaders and Stewards' Meeting or Quarterly Conference, as the case may be. The Recording Steward shall keep an individual account of all these pledges and contributions, and shall pay over the same, under the direction of the Stewards, to the Preachers authorized to receive them.
T 358. To provide to meet the claims that may be presented and determined at the Annual Conference, every Preacher shall make an annual collection in every congregation of his charge, and the money so collected shall be lodged in the hands of the Steward or Stewards, and brought or sent to the ensuing Annual Cop 'er. eace,
1 359. Let the annual produce of the Chartered Fund, as divided among the several Annual Conferences, be applied with the above contributions, but so as not to militate against the rules of the Chartered Fund, and also the anndai Jividend arising from the profits of the Book Concern. Out of the money so collected and brought to the respectivo Annual Conferences, let the various al. Jowances agreed upon in accordance witb the provisions of IT 340_352 be paid.
1360. Effective men who have not been able to obtain their allowance from the people among whom they have labored may present a claim to the Conference, to be paid out of the money at the disposal of the Conference, and such claim may be paid, or any part thereof, as the Conference may determine. In no case, however, shall the Church or Conference be holden accountable for ans deficiency, as in the case of debt.
T 361. Every Annual Conference has full liberty to adopt and recommend such plans and rules as to it may appear necessary the more effectually to raise supplies for the respective allowances. Each Annual Conference is autlinrized to raise
fund, if it judge proper, subject to its own control, and under such regulations as its wisdom may direct, for the relief of the distressed Traveling and Superannuated Preachers, their wives, widows, and children; and it sliall be the duty of each Annual Conference to take measures, from year to year, to raise money in every Circuit and Station within its bounds for those purposes.
Building and Renting Houses for the Use
of Traveling Preachers. 362. It is recommended by the General Conference to the Traveling Preachers to advise our friends in general to purchase a lot of ground in each Circuit, and to build a Preacher's house thereon, and to furnish it with, at least, heavy furniture.
1 363, The General Conference recom. mends to all the Circuits, in cases where they are not able to comply with tho above request, to rent a house for the married Preacher and his family, (when such are stationed upon their Circuits respectively,) and that the Annual Conferences do assist to make up the rents of
such houses as far as they can, when the Circuit cannot do it.
364. The Stewards in each Circuit and Station shall be a standing Committee (where no Trustees are constituted for that purpose) to provide houses for the families of our married Preachers, or to assist the Preachers to obtain houses for themselves when they are appointed to labor among them.
T 365. It shall be the duty of the Presiding Elders and Preachers to use their influence to carry the above rules, respecting building and renting houses for the accommodation of Preachers and their families, into effect. In order to this, each Q arterly Conference shall appoint a Committee, (unless other measures have been adopted.) which, with the advice and aid of the Preachers and Presiding Elders, shall devise such means as may seem fit to raise moneys for that purpose. And it is recommended to the Annual Conferences to make a special inquiry of their members respecting this part of their duty.
PART V.-CHAPTER III.
CHURCHES AND CHURCH PROPERTY.
Building Churches. T 366. Let all our rhurches be built plain and decent, and with free seats wherever practicable; but not more expensive than is absolutely unavoidable.
T 367. In order more effectually to prevent our people from contracting debts which they are not able to discharge, it shall be the duty of the Quarterly Conference of every Circuit and Station where it is contemplated to build a house or houses of worship to secure the ground or lot on which such house or houses are to be built, according to our Deed of Settlement, which deed must be legally executed; and also said Quarterly Conference shall appoint a judicious Committee of at least three members of our Church, who shall form an estimate of the amount necessary to build; and three fourths of the money, according to such estimate, shall be secured or subscribed before any Buch building shall be commenced.