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The Presbyterian of the South : [combining the] Southwestern Presbyterian, Central Presbyterian, Southern Presbyterian. [volume] (Atlanta, Ga.) 1909-1931, October 20, 1909, Image 20

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20 THE
Church News
(Continued from Page 17.)
TENNESSEE.
Johnson City: The First Church has renewed
its call to Rev. William Crowe, of
Abingdon, Va.
Columbia: Rev. Dr. Alexander Sprunt,
of Charleston, S. C., has declined the call
lately extended to him by the First
Church, Columbia.
Idlewild, Memphis: At the October com
inumon, ten new memoers were received
into the membership of the Idlewild
Church, Rev. W. C. Alexander, pastor.
The congregation expects to occupy its
new house of worship in a few weeks.
Central Church, Knoxville: The communion
of October 10 was large and inspiring.
The pastor, Rev. LaRoy G. Henderson,
announced twelve new members
enrolled since the last communion. The
congregations are steadily on the increase.
Memphis: Gypsy Smith, the noted English
evangelist, has been secured to lead
a revival in Memphis, in which all the
Protestant churches will participate. Announcement
to this effect were made last
week, but the date has not yet been arranged.
TEXAS.
Groveton: The Groveton field, in Eastern
Texas Presbytery, has secured the
services of Rev. H. C. Arthur, of New
Orleans Presbytery, who entered upon his
work on last Sunday.
Paris Presbytery: The Woman's Missionary
Union of Paris Presbytery will
meet in Tyler, Texas, November 11 and
12. All missionary societies in the Presbytery
will send the names of their delegates
to Mrs. J. W. Smiley, 503 Bonner
avenue, Tyler. All churches which have
no missionary society are invited and urged
to send a delegate from the Aid Soeietv
or church. There will he n anlenrita
program and no church ahould fail to
send at least one representative.
Waskom: Rev. Jno. A. Williams, evangelist
of Paris Presbytery, preached at
Waskom three days, closing on October
3. On that day two joined the church,
the Lord's supper was celebrated and the
congregation elected Messrs. A. J. Mitchell
and Richard Lindsey ruling elders and
Messrs. C. D. Gray and W. L. Rudd, deacons.
All these except Mr. Lindsay were
ordained and installed at the afternoon
service. Mr. Franklin S. Henderson, of
the Austin Seminary, served Waskom and
three other churches during the summer,
doing exceptionally good work. Sixteen
joined the Waskom Church during his
four months' stay there, which came to a
close October 3.
Corley: Rev. Jno. A. Williams closed
a week's meeting at this church October
10. Five Joined the church upon profession
of faith. The Lord's Supper was
celebrated. Mr. Lewis Beddlngfleld was
elected, ordained and Installed ruling elder
and Mr. L. C. Owings, deacon. A Sunday-school
was organized last spring and
PRESBYTERIAN OF THE SOU!
is doing good work under the superintendence
of a godly Methodist brother,
and now a weekly prayer meeting has
been started. Mr. R. L. Owen, a student
for the ministry, is doing good work at
Corley and at his other appointments.
The Church at Navasota has about two
hundred and fifty members, though the
Assembly's minutes show more than that
number. Many of them have moved
away, with whereabouts unknown. But
the church seems to be in line working
condition. What strikes the visitor with
unusual force is the large number of
adults, especially men, in the Sundayschool.
A large Bible class, containing
twelve to fifteen men is taught by one of
me eiaers ana is inaicative or a nne
spiritual work In the church. The pastor
disclaims the credit of it, and says it is
the work of the good people in the
church. Then again, a Westminster
League, containing thirty or forty young
persons, young men and women, ranging
from eighteen to twenty-five years of
age, meet regularly before the sermon at
night, and constitute a splendid training
school for cfiurch work. The pastor, Rev.
J. N. McFarlane, D. D., Is to be congratulated
on the condition of his church.
The First Presbyterian Church, of Texarkana,
gave formal notification to Dr.
W. Irving Carroll, associate pastor of the
First Congregational Church, that he had
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arkana congregation, Dr. Carroll was in
Texarkana two weeks ago and preached
to the congregation two or three sermons.
The congregation has been without
a pastor since the resignation of Rev.
G. M. Matthis, three months ago. Dr.
Carroll would not say what his decision
with reference to the call would be.?
Dallas News.
Austin Seminary: -Dr. Patton's Lectures.
The eighth annual session of this
youngest of the seminaries was successfully
opened on October 6, with the largest
attendance on record. There are
now twenty-one students on the ground,
nineteen of whom are Presbyterians. In
. addition to these, ten ladies are availing
themselves of the privileges of one or
more classes in the seminary, according
to the authority issued at the last meeting
of the Board. The opening address
on behalf of the faculty was delivered
at the University Church by the Rev. Dr.
D. N. McLauchlln, of the Southern Pres
byterian Church. He spoke most interestingly
and forcibly of the minister in his
work, as a man of God, a man of the
world, and a man of the times. It was
filled with good advice for the students
and will be long remembered with good
results. We are looking forward with
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Patton, whose tour of Texas this fall is
due to the labors of Rev. S. M. Tenney,
of Troupe, Texas. The dates for Dr. Patton's
lectures at the Seminary have been
provisionally set for November 8-15, just
prior to the meeting of the Synod of
Texas, where Dr. Patton is also scheduled
to deliver one of the addresses in
the Calvin Celebration. The general
subject of his lectures at the Seminary
'H. October 20, M09.
is "Fundamental Christianity." These lectures
will be open to the general public
and will be held as near as possible to
the University of Texas, in order that
the students and professors of that institution
may avail themselves of the privilege
of hearing this leader in religious
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trust that many outside of Austin will
make use of this opportunity also.
Robert E. Vinson.
VIRGINIA.
Dublin Church: On October 3, a large
congregation celebrated the sacrament of
the Lord's Supper and one new member
was publicly welcomed and baptized. Also
one infant was baptized. With this
service the pastor entered upon his eighth
year of service and stated that during
the seven years past the number of members
had been increased two and one-half
times and that the amount of moneys reported
to Presbytery last spring was
more than three times the amount named
in the first report after the pastorate be
gan.
Woman's Foreign Missionary Union:
The fall meeting of the Woman's Foreign
Missionary Union of Norfolk Presbytery
will meet on Thursday, 10:30 p. m., October
21, at the Female Institute, Williamsburg.
A large attendance Is earnestly
desired.
Mrs. O. D. Heissenbuttel,
Recording Secretary.
Chatham Church: Rev. R. O. McLees,
of South Carolina, as accepted the call
extended to him by the Chatham and
Spring Garden churches, and will enter
upon his work by the first of November.
Mr. McLees supplied the pulpits of these
churches during the summer, and the
people were delighted with his ministrations.
Since the churches have been
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accepting a call to Norfolk, services have
been regularly held, and the people have
been edified by sermons heard frdm different
ministers, most of them being
students from the Seminary. The departure
of Mr. oaston was a great loss
to us and all will be glad to know that a
regular pastor has been secured to take
up the work.
Norfolk: The Presbyterian ministers of
Norfolk and vicinity at their regular
weekly meeting, October 11, elected officers
for the ensuing terms as follows:
President, the Rqv. V. R. Gaston; vicepresident,
the Rev. W. S. Trimble, of
Hampton; secretary, the Rev. W. H. T.
Squires, of Knox Church. The conference
will send a delegation to the Interdenominational
Laymen's Missionary
Movement convention to be held in Rirh
mond, October 23-26.
Suffolk: The cause of our blessed Master
in Suffolk is looking very encourag
ing in every department. Everything
*seems to be taking on new life and to
God be the praise. The regular preaching
services gradually increase in their
attendance. Also the Sunday school and
prayer meetings are both increasing in
their attendance and interest. The
Ladies' Aid Society has been reorgan

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