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The Presbyterian of the South : [combining the] Southwestern Presbyterian, Central Presbyterian, Southern Presbyterian. [volume] (Atlanta, Ga.) 1909-1931, March 12, 1919, Image 8

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The Presbyterian of the South
Published weekly by the Presbyterian Co., Inc.
Richmond, Va.
Meridian, Miss.
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of 'March 3, 1879.
Cfcurcf) jSetos
On Tuesday. Mureh 4th, a great
Laymen's Convention was held in
Lynchburg. There were about two
hundred men in attendance, repre
senting all of the Presbyteries of the
Synod. Lexington Presbytery had by
far the largest delegation, nearly half
of those present coming from its
churches. The membership of the
convention was made up of strong
representative men. They came to
gether with the serious purpose ot
studying the subject of stewardship
as applied to themselves and to their
This convention was conducted un
der the plan of the Assembly's Stew
ardship Committee with special refer
ence to the approaching Every. Mem
ber Canvass, under the leadership of
Rev. W. E. Hudson, Synodical Man
The plan of the program of this
convention was to lay a foundation
of the broad principles of stewardship
and then build upon this foundation
by answering three questions: "What
it will mean if the Church ralsca her
quota," "What it will mean if the
Church gives a tithe," "What it will
mean if the Church gives herself."
Among the speakers were Rev. Dr.
H. H. Sweets. Secretary of Christian
Education and Ministerial Relief and
a member of the Assembly's Steward
ship Committee, who told of the As
sembly's program; Rev. Dr. W. S.
Campbell, editor of the Presbyterian
of the South, who spoke of the im
portance of having a church paper in
every home; Judge J. B. Hutton, of
Abingdon, who spoke on paying the
preacher a living salary; Mr. Homer
Slutz, of the Northern Methodfst
Church, of their great centenary
movement to raise eighty million dol
lars; Rev. Dr. E. M. Poteat, of the
National Laymen's Movement, spoke
on the stewardship of possessions and
of life and on the tithe; Rev. Dr.
Walter L. Linglo told of the Assem
bly's Training School for Lay Work
ers; Dr. J. D. Eggleston, Rev. Dr. A.
M. Fraser, Rev. Dr. W. H. T. Squires
spoke on the tithe; Rev. Charles H.
Pratt told about the needs of the For
eign Mission work and its opportuni
ties; Rev. Dr. J. B. Oreenway, of the
Northern Presbyterian Church, spoke
on the gront New Era Movement in
that Church und also on the import
ance of the Church giving herself to
the Lord; Mr. J. Nat. Harrison.of Pe
tersburg, talked of stewardship in a
very practical way; Rev. William Meg
ginson told of the orphanage, its
work and its needs; Rev. Dr. D. K.
Walthall gave a practical demonstra
tion of the methods of making the
Every-Member Canvass.
One of the striking features of the
convention was the emphasis laid on
the tithe. The larger part of the
members were tithers and a number
of others decided to become tithers.
When the convention adjourned
there was a general feeling that it
had been a great success, deepening
the interest of all who attended in
the subject of stewardship of life and
possessions, and all returned to their
homes determined that they would be
more faithful stewards than they had
Richmond, First Church: Last Sun
day Rev. Dr. J. S. Lyons, of Atlanta,
Ga., preached at this church for the
pastor, Rev. Dr. F. T. McFaden. His
sermon was very much enjoyed by
the congregation.
? Granite Church: This church, of
which Rev. William S. Campbell is
pastor, began a protracted ineetiug
last Su lday, which will continue
through the week. Sunday night
three young men were received into
the church on profession of their
Cnion ThcologU-jil Seminary: The
announcement of the death of Rev. Dr.
A. F. Schauffler, of New York, has
brought to our community a sense of
keen personal bereavement. On two
occasions he had delivered series of
special lectures in the seminary. No
visitor to the institution ever more
completely captivated our students and
people. They not only delighted In
him as a lecturer, but they loved him
personally, and they adopted him as
their own. In many of the homes
about the campus he was like a mem
ber of the family. In recognition of
his pre-eminence in the Sunday-school
world and the great impulse that he
gave to this line of work in the semi
nary the Board of Trustees has given
his name to the model Sunday-school
laboratory building soon to be erected
on our campus ? Schauffler Hall.
Many of our people throughout the
Church who did not have the pleasure
of hearing his James Sprunt lectures
have learned to know him through the
volume in which they were published,
"God's Book and God's Boy," the last
of a number of valuable works that
he wrote on Bible Study and Sunday
school Work. He was for many years
a most active member of the Inter
national Lesson Committee and for a
while its chairman. For fifteen years
he was superintendent of the New
York City Mission and Tract Society
and then for sixteen years its presi
Dr. Schauffler was born in Constan
tinople, the son of^a missionary. He
was educated at Williams College and
at Union and Andover Theological
Seminaries. His first pastorate was
at Brookfleld, Mass., and his second
at Olivet chapel, New York City.
From this charge he branched out
Into the large general activities in
connection with which he became
known throughout the Christian
Dr. Schauffler was seventy-four
years old, but he was a man with
whom we at the seminary couH never
associate the idea of old age. He was
active to th*? last and died in the
harness, doubtless according to his
own wish.
The call came to him on February
18th. The funeral at the Fifth Ave
nue Presbyterian church was attend
ed by a vast congregation. We are
thankful to have the name of such a
servant of God forever associated with
our seminary in connection with the
special work for the young which he
Lexington Presbytery met in called
session in Staunton. The pastoral re
lation between Rev. George H. Rec
tor and Mt. Zion church was dis
solved. He was granted a letter of
dismission to the Presbytery of
Tygart's Valley and will become the
pastor of the church at Sutton, W.
Rev. Abram F. Eddins, of Grottoes,
Va., was granted a letter of dismis
sion to the Presbytery of Winches
ter and will accept work at Alleghany
Three new members were received
into the Presbytery. They are Rev.
Charles A. Lawrence from the Pres
bytery of Cliamplain, N. Y., who is
now, in the absence of the beloved
pastor, Rev. William N. Scott, D. D.,
supplying the Second Presbyterian
church, this city; Rev. C. D. Waller
from the Presbytery of Piedmont,
who is now living at Mt. Sidney and
teaching in the Augusta Military
Academy, and Rev. Herbert S. Tur
ner, from the Presbytery of Orange,
who has accepted the call to Bethel
church, where he will succeed as pas
tor the beloved and lamented William
Lexington : Beginning Sunday
morning, February 23rd, and ending
Thursday night, February 27th, this
church had fourteen services, con
ducted by one of the most original .
and also one of the most consecrated
men we had ever listened to, Rev.
John Robertson, a native Scotchman,
who has spent many years in America.
He has been the pastor of large
churches in Glasgow and In London,
his Glasgow church growing under
his ministry in three years from 105
to 3,000. He has seen service at the
hottest front of the British lines,
where hundreds of men whom he had
baptized or received into his enurefc
were killed. The originality of His
reading the Scripture and of his
method of presenting the truth .held
the close and reverent attention of
the large audiences that heard him.
For the last four days he conducted
a half hour prayer meeting from 9:30
to 10, then at 4 P. M. he held a ser
vice lasting an hour; and a longer
service at night. A striking feature
was the emphasis he laid upon read
ing tl}e Old Testament. He carried
away with him the grateful appre
ciation of this church and com
munity, and vifi hope he left a deep
spiritual blessing in many hearts.
Abingdon, Va.: Rev. R. G. Mc
Lees, of Chatham, Va., has Just con
cluded ten days' evangelistic meet
ings in Sinking Spring Presbyterian
church. He is a great preacher, ano
we are profoundly grateful for his
visit. He has done us all good,
whereof we are glad. We are bet
ter men and women than when he
came. Right from the first he exer
cised a wide influence, and quickly
won enthusiastic supporters from all
ranks. He attracted and held men
und women of all types, rifch and poor,
leisured and laboring, the intellectual,
the practical,, the studious, the super
ficial, those who act upon reason, and
those who walk by faith. One out
standing characteristic of his preach
ing was his genuine sincerity. He
believed what he preached. Men
listened to him because he spoke as
one having authority. There was no
trimming or evasion, no softening of
the rigorous demands of the faith as
he interpreted it. Instead of erudite
pulpit lectures, directed to explaining
away, excising from and apologizing
for the scriptural record, his au
diences heard the Bible preached as
the very inspired Word of God, un
changing and infallible. He has left
us, but his work abides, because all
that he djd was done in the power of
the Spirit of the living God. He has
left behind him a community whose
respect and affection he has won. He
has left many brighter homes, many
better lives, an awakened Church, and
a worthier town. Besides eighty-six
public professions scores of Christian
people renewed their vows of conse
cration to the Lord. W. B.
Birmingham: Rev. E. L. Rennick
has been engaged to serve Fairview
and Brighton churches near this cits'.
Rev. John Milner is conducting a
series of meetings at VVylam, assist
ed by the Birmingham pastors. His
people are taking steps to build a
new church.
Presbytery of Arkansas will meet
in Augusta church on Tuesday, April
15th, at 7:30 P. M., and will be
opened with a sermon by the Modera
tor, Rev. J. P. Kidd. If any session
fails to get the blanks which have
been sent to all the churches, please
notify the Stated Clerk at Forrest
City. For entertainment during Pres
bytery send name to the pastor, Rev.
E. T. Boye'r. Augusta, Ark.
J. N. McFarlane, S. C.
I^aGrango: An appropriate and
impressive service was recently held
in this church. After a splendid
gospel sermon by the retiring pas
tor, Rev. J. G. Herndon, who goes
from here to a new field of labor at
Kingstree, S. C.f the congregation
took charge of the services, and many
warm testimonials were given to the
faithfulness of Mr. Herndon during
the past eighteen years, as a preacher
of the pure gospel, as a pastor and
as a consecrated Christian worker on
all lines. As a substantial token of
their esteem and Christian affection,
the membership of the LaGrange
church presented Brother Herndon
with a $500.00 Liberty Bond, and the
good people of the city presented him
with a check for $325.00. An In
teresting feature of the occasion was
the presence of the pastor and peo
ple of Loyd church, six miles from
the city, they having adjourned to
unite with the LaGrange church In
the morning service. Mr. Herndon
served Loyd church for ten years. No
man will be more missed in this sec
tion than Mr. Herndon.
Loyd: This church during the past
year voluntarily increased the salary
of their present pastor. Rev. W. E.
Ebenezor: This church also in
creased 20 per cent the salary of their
pastor for the year ju3t closing.
liiwtviicovlllo: An interesting cere
mony at this church was the recent
baptism by Rev. John Goff, evangelist
of Atlanta Presbyterj, of John Crock
et and Nathan Louis Hutchins, the
fine twin babies of Colonel and Mrs.
N. L. Hjitchlns.
Griffin: Rev. J. Edwin Hemphill,
The Stewardship Committee s goal?A Church Paper in Every Home

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