GC Session Actions Affecting Women

ADVENTIST SCRAPBOOK, 1985

1985 General Conference Session Bulletin, Adventist Review, July 5, 1985, page 6 (a DjVu file)

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GC session actions affecting women

Important decisions regarding the role of women in the
church occurred at the following General Conference
sessions:

1871—Adelia Van Horn became treasurer of the General
Conference—the first woman to serve as a General
Conference officer.

1875—Fredricka House was elected treasurer of the
General Conference.

1877—Minerva J. Chapman became the third and most
recent woman to be selected for the post of General
Conference treasurer.

1878—Sister Aurner attended as a delegate from the
Dakota Conference, the first woman delegate to a
General Conference session.

1879—Anna K. Rasmussen was asked to go to Norway to
assist Elder John G. Matteson in the publication of
a missionary paper, thus becoming the first woman
Adventist missionary authorized by name to go
overseas in an action of a General Conference
session.

1881—The session passed a resolution stating “that
females possessing the necessary qualifications to
fill that position may, with perfect propriety, be
set apart by ordination to the work of the Christian
ministry.”

1913—L. Flora Plummer was elected secretary of the
Sabbath school department. She had been corre-
sponding secretary of the same department since
1901.

1975—M. Carol Hetzell became director of the Commu-
nication Department. Delegates approved a rec-
ommendation honoring Adventist women and
giving them recognition for their contributions to
the church. The same session advocated “broader
participation in church leadership” for women.

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One Response to “GC Session Actions Affecting Women”

  1. Topics about Christian life and Bible readings » Archive » GC Session Actions Affecting Women Says:

    […] Adventist History Library placed an interesting blog post on GC Session Actions Affecting WomenHere’s a brief overviewADVENTIST SCRAPBOOK, 1985 1985 General Conference Session Bulletin, Adventist Review, July 5, 1985, page 6 (a DjVu file) Sponsored by The Heritage Room Loma Linda University Libraries GC session actions affecting women Important decisions regarding the role of women in the church occurred at the following General Conference sessions: 1871—Adelia Van Horn became treasurer of the General Conference—the first woman to serve as a General Conference officer. 1875—Fredricka Hous […]

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