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A DAY FOR REJOICING
I Some mention was made last week about a "Watch Night" meeting of Presbyterians to receive the news from "The $3,000,000 Drive." After conference and careful study this idea has been abandoned, and a better and more helpful plan has been evolved. The Committee in charge of the Campaign have decided to ask every church in the General Assembly to observe Sunday, April 7th, as a Day of Rejoicing and of Prayer. A "Roll Call Sunday," or "Home Coming Day" may be profitably arranged-. The date of report has been moved forward in order that the returns may be secured at less cost and greater accuracy. Every report that is ready before March 26, should be mailed just as promptly as possible. All delayed until this date must be wired at the earliest moment. Every one must realize the tremendous import ance of securing accurate reports. Any error in trans mitting reports or any inflation of amounts reported would work serious harm to the work of the Church. The Uses of the Day We hope and believe that God is going to do great things for our people in these last days of the Campaign. There have been great "search in gs of heart," we know there will be great "resolves of heart." A recital of the news that will be in the hands of pastor or leader of the Sunday morning service on April 7th will do much to rejoice the hearts of our people and to arouse them to a reconsecration of their lives to God. This news will bring joy. Whether the $3,000,000 is secured or whether the amount reported is less or much greater, wonderful results will be apparent to all. At no other time were so many men giving so much of their time and strength to the work of our Church in a united way. On no other Sundays were so many Presbyter ian churches open simultaneously as on the first three Sunday mornings in March. At no other time were so many elders, deacons and other workers used in the Presbyterian pulpits of the South as on those three Sunday mornings. This news will increase faith. This remarkable churchwide effort has met innumerable difficulties and unsurmountable obstacles ? and yet it has gone for ward. It has been not of men, but of God. The living God has been with us. This news will claim larger and deeper consecration. The whole purpose has been to make men think more of God and His church ? and their responsibility here and hereafter to Him. As we set up a "stone of remembrance," as we recount what God has done for His work and His people, a fuller and richer sense of stewardship of life and of substance will be born in many hearts. We will be led to attempt yet greater things for God, and to expect yet larger things from Him. Tie up the Campaign in Your Church TO MANAGERS: Mail in your complete report as soon after March 19th as possible and close your campaign, mailing final report March 25th, or wiring in after that date, with every member canvassed. If some canvassers report persons who decline to sign up for Beneficences, send other canvassers to see them. Hundreds of dollars will be gathered on these second visits from those who would not subscribe the first time. Try it. Your Synod Manager will have a list printed of every church in your Synod, showing quota and amount subscribed this year to Beneficence. Don't let it be your church that failed to subscribe the full amount of its quota to the Three Million for Beneficence. The complete report of every church in the Synod will be sent by Synod Manager to pastor for distribution by the first Sabbath in April on a report blank like this: Do not let your church's name appear with a blank opposite. Church Manager of Congrega tion Address Assembly's Causes Quota Pledged IiOcal Causes Quota Pledged Total Q. P in Be careful in reporting subscriptions. Have ... dividual gifts signed by persons making subscription. If by Society, have society adopt the amount by formal vote of members. If subscribed by Sabbath School, have school adopt the amount by formal vote. Report only gifts to the Beneficent Causes actually subscribed and to be paid during the year commencing April 1, 1918. Our work for the coming year will be projected upon the basis of the reports sent in. Don't report amount more than is actually subscribed. The end of the next year will show the faithfulness of the people to their pledges. Ask God ? Listen ? Act Assembly's Stewardship Committee R. L. WALKUP, Secretary, Montreat, N. C. .Central $3,000,000 Campaign Committee ? Wade C. Smith, General Manager, Richmond, Va.; James B. Spillman, Chair man; Henry H. Sweets, Chasi, A. Rowland.