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D., of the York Presbyterian church, also made a very stirring and impressive address, having for his subject "Trustees of God." A synopsis of either of these searching appeals would be impossible here, hut the effect of both was noticed throughout the sessions of the convention. A. M. Aiken, chairman of the local Board of Deacons, welcomed the delegates on behalf of the church and the city, and then the deacons took charge and organized hv the election of Thomas F. McDow, of York, as president of the convention and A. M. Aiken, of flics kook Hill, made a blackboard demonstration of getting up the budget for the Home obligation. Mr. G. H. Adams, of Bowling Green church, and Mr. A. X. Jackson, of the Clover church, made tine demonstrations of proportioning the benevolent side of the World obligation of the annual budget. The the treasurers', how to get the money, finances in the proper books, the duplex envelopes, the follow-up canvass, the troubles of deacons, and especially the importance of the deacon's office and his work were discussed, and in all of these different phases the min isters were very helpful in leading the discussions. They by no means did all the talking, however, as splendid remarks were made by deacons from all sections, notably by Messrs. Ira B. Dunlap. of Hock Hill, J. S. McKeown, of Pleasant drove, G. II. Adams, of Bowling Green. J. C. McLure and Z. V. Davidson, of Purity, J. E. Beamguard and A. N. Jackson, of Clover, H. M. Dunlap and John R. Barron, of Hock Hill. Thomas F. McDow and S. C. Wood, of York, G. R. Clements, of Liberty Hill, and H. T .Estes, of Salem. A resolution was adopted making the organization a permanent one, and Dr. Gillespie was requested to report this resolution to the Presbytery for its sanction and approval. By a unanimous vote all the ministers were elected members of the convention with power to vote. It was decided to meet every year on the Wednesday before the third Sabbath in February and the convention accepted an invitation from York church to meet there in 1917. Two vice-presidents. John R. Barron and James E. Beamguard and a treasurer. T. L. Johnston, were elected, and these oflicers, with the president and secretary, were made members of the Executive Committee. It was decided that all the churches in Bethel that were not using the Assembly's plan should be thoroughly canvassed at once and an effort be made to report all of them in line by the April meeting of the Presbytery. This work will be done by the deacons of 'the several churches successfully using the plan. Before final adjournment Dr. D. H. Ralston, of the First church. Charlotte, N. 0., who had been especially invited to address the convention, for, was secretary. The roll of the churches of Bethel Presbytery was called and sixty-six deacons and fourteen pastors answered. Financing the Kingdom of God was i ii'" K**ynou: 01 tne convention and ttte proceedings of both sessions Thursday were very interesting, helpful and instructive. The Every Member Canvass. the Assembly's new plan for church finances, was the first subject brought up at the Thursday morning session, and was under consideration ar most all of hoth sessions. It was found that a big majority of the churches had adopted the plan and a large number were making a success of it. For the benefit of those deacons who were not familiar with the budget system and the Every Member Canvass. Mr. John R. Barron, chairman of the Board of Deacons of Oakland Avenue Presbyterian church, of AN OF THE SOUTH. made a most eloquent and thoughtful appeal, using the "parable of the talents" as his subject. It was a masterful speech, uplifting and enthusing, and the impressions made will exert a great influence on the deacons for better and stronger effort in this great work. Bethel Presbytery has done well in calling this convention. The deacons who attended have been enthused and inspired for greater accomplishments THANKS TO OUR Recently we published the ques for doing so. A great many of our swers to them, and we appreciate v< us in this way. We would like to w hut this would require many more to write. So we must just take t' friends for their great kindness, and they have said about the Presbyteria But there are some of our sut from. who. we are sure, are willing benefit we repeat the questions and prompt reply will he very much appr This appeal is directed to you may be secured in our efforts to ol for the benefit of the Presbyterian of For several years statements t number of influential business men class. 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