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The Presbyterian of the South : [combining the] Southwestern Presbyterian, Central Presbyterian, Southern Presbyterian. [volume] (Atlanta, Ga.) 1909-1931, July 09, 1919, Image 9

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The man who misses the deep
meanings of prayer has not so
much refused an obligation; he has
robbed himself of life's supreme
privilege ? friendship with God. ?
(A True Story.)
Yes; missionary dolls at Sunday
school; and they came about one
hundred strong on the first hint of
an invitation, and they are still com
The plan was on this wise; the mis
sionary superintendent asked that
each scholar (and teacher, too) bring
a doll named after himself or herself
(mostly herself), to be sent to Korea
for the children in the hospitals and
schools there ? having asked Mrs.
Reynolds if these would be acceptable
to her.
No doll was to be granted a pass
port unless the name of its human
self were attached to it. This was
the crux of the whole plan; this per
sonal touch that seemed to tie the real
self up with the work in Korea; and
that in some way seemed to say: "I
coulun't go to Korea, but here goes
my name," or "I am too old to go,
but I'LL send my namesake." Or
from the younger ones, possibly, "I
may follow my doll some day."
These names were written on cloth
and sewed on to the clothes, "way
up under" ? hidden away and to be
found after they reach their far East
ern destination.
This was pronounced the most pop
ular movement of recent times in this
Church and this Church has many
and frequent missionary events.
The Business Women's class had a
"Sewing Bee" one evening and dressed
more than a dozen dolls. The Juniors
met one morning with their teacher
and dressed many of theirs.
And the "little girls" of the Wo
men's Bible Class begafc life over
again and^ started to Korea In the
forms of these dolls. One shut-in,
who never "took a stitch" for herself,
became so interested that she dressed
her doll and then came out to bring
It to join the others. And some of
this company of ministers volunteers
came from the Old Ladles' Home.
One little girl brought her whole
family; Father, Mother, her brother
and herself, and said, "Then, of
course, the maid had to go, so here
she is." Which maid bore the distin
guishing mark of the broom attached
to her side.
There were long-clothes babies; and
short clothes babies, single and twins,
and pretty girl babies dressed every
way, and two wonderful Red Cross
nurses; and one bride who was
dressed by the Young Women's Class
for one of their number who was then
on her bridal trip.
And 'there was one very particular
baby In rompers, who was most lov
ingly handled and noticed, because
he was the grandson of the pastor, and
bad just been baptized the Sunday be
There is scarcely any kind of baby
that could be called for that Is not
now standing in that big basket wait
ing to be packed up and shipped,
Montgomery-Ward, Chicago, there to
Join Mrs. Reynolds' freighter for
Korea. And she nays they will help
make the Korean children happy; but
these dolls could not do more for
children in Korea than they have al
ready dono for the children of the
First Church, Richmond, Va.
Won't you try the plan in your
Church? Our African missionaries
(and others) are sailing soon. May
be they would like to havo somo dolls
for their work. Write and ask them.
"Thank God for the might of it,
The ardor, the urge, tho delight of it ?
Work that springs from tho heart's
Sotting tho brain and the sold on
fire ? ?
O, what is so good as the heat of it?
And what is so glad as the beat of it?
And what is so kind as the stern com
Challenging brain and heart and
Thank God for a world where none
may shirk ?
For the terrible, keen, swift, race of
Thank God for a world none may
shirk ?
Thank God for the splendor of work."
? Selected.
I * ? S. C. R.
That Home for Missionaries oil Fur
All over Virginia the Presbyterials
are working famously ? in some cases
a live chairman is making things hum.
Are you one of the buzzy bees?
Please buzz and buzz. We need
$5,000 by August 1st. If this comes
we will break ground at once.
We need individual gifts for $1,000,
or any number of thousands. Why
can't you send $1,000?
Send all gifts to Mrs. George Ran
dolph Cannon, 306 West Grace Street,
Richmond, Va.
N. O.
Dear Miss Campbell: One of the
members of our C. E. Society (Miss
Annie Davis) mentioned the fact in
our last Sunday evening meeting that
she had talked with you about the
work of our society and that you
would like to have some ideas as to
how we became so active. I will men
tion some of the things we have done
and are still doing, hoping that you
may use some of the points.
At the beginning of the year, we
had around seventeen active mem
bers on roll with ten to fifteen who
attended regularly. We elected offi
cers and appointed the chairman of
the various committees only, since
that was all our membership would
stand. We then started a member
ship and attendance campaign and
were progressing rapidly when we had
a series of special meetings in our
Church and the evangelist who con
ducted those was terribly interested
In the growth of our society, and we
made a special effort to be present
at all our meetings and to bring a
visitor along. We divided the mem
bers Into two teams, with a boy and
a girl as captains. Wo let members
count two points and visitors one, let
ting the "greens" sit on one side of
the C. E. room, the "whites" on the
ottoer. During the special meeting the
attendance at the Sunday nighl
Church services also counted two
points for members and ono for vis
itors. The reward was a real enter
tainment to be given by the losing
team at tho end of eight weeks. Our
attendance increased to about sixty,
and our active members to forty. Of
course, in a campaign like this there
are some who corao for a whilo and
then 'drop off, but we obtained quite
a number who have become really ac
tive and all in all, we have a very en
tliusiastac society.
During tho hot summer months we
have decided to cut tho meeting down
to thirty minutes. We believe that
a good snappy program of thirty min
utes will do as much good as a longer,
less interesting ono. By tho way, we
have just had tho best State conven
tion ever held in this State. The reg
istered delegates from out of town
were fivo hundred and twenty-live.
Wo have come home to push the work
of our society as never before, and
if wo put into practice one-half of
tho good ideas we received 'at the
convention we will hardly recognize
ourselves at the end of this year. We
had Mr. Lehmann there, of course,
and knowing that, you can rest as
sured the convention was a success.
At the beginning of the year we
were holding our meetings in tho
Sunday school room which was really
too large. Our little crowd almost
got lost, so we went before the ses
sion of the Church (Westminster Pres
byterian) and asked for a room that
could be called the C. E. Room, and
we were given the very one we want
ed, and that helped us a great deal.
Our idea In this was, that it would be
better to have a well-filled room than
one where the endeavorers were scat
tered over the room. One of our
greatest needs now is a piano that
can be left in the room all the time.
As it is, we have to move It once a
week from the Sunday school room.
At our last business meeting a com
mittee was appointed to settle tho
details in the purchase of a piano,
and we hope soon to have the piano ?
our piano. We were rather afraid to
undertake this big matter, but one of
our elders urged us on, and told us
that we could do it if we tried hard
We have found that a great help
has been the interest and co-operation
of the Church. We did this in two
ways. We had the oportunity of
having charge of the Church service
one Sunday evening. We had a joint
meeting of the Juniors and Seniors
with the Junior President and a Se
nior member leading. A snappy forty
five minute program was carried out
with practically all the endeavorers
taking part with several Church mem
bers remarking on the subject. It was
a successful meeting, but its greatest
success was that we were advertising
the work of our society before the
Church as a whole. Then the Sunday
school superintendent asked us to
take part in the morning's program
of the Sunday school. Here we have
special music, either by the. Juniors
or Seniors, song service or a short
talk by different speakers, either in
the Church or out. In this way we
are advertised before the Sunday
school. You can see we are firm be
lievers in advertising. We ore. and
find that it pays! If you will use a
number of various posters and adver
tise the meetings all the time, you
will also reap great benefit from It.
In our regular prayer meetings we
are trying to have a variety of services
such as song service, backward meet
ing, everything done backward, leader
stands at rear of audience with them
facing tho front, songs sung with last
verso first and benediction opening
the meeting and tho opening song
sung last; outdoor meetings, hayrides,
socials and anything that will increase
interest and hold tho people. I have
made this letter too lengthy now, but
could tell still more if 1 had tho time,
llopo you will excuse this scribbling,
and that you will got some little good
from theso points. Hoping to hear
from you in regard to your meeting.
Tho following is a copy of a motto
which we have hung on the wall:
Tho Way to Win.
If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not you don't.
If you'd like to win, but you think you
It's almost a cinch you won't.
If you think you'll lose, your'e lost.
For out of the world wo find
Success begins with a fellow's will,
It's all in the state of mind.
If you think you're outclassed, you
You've got to think high to rise;
You've got to be sure of yourself be
You ever can win a prize.
Life's battles don't always go
To a stronger or faster man,
Rut soon or late the man who wins
Is the one who thinks he can.
One of the members of our C. E. So
ciety printed this motto on a big card
board in great big letters, so that you
can read it from any place in the
room. It would be good for your
July 20, 1919. Matt 2G:26-30; 1 .
Cor. 11:20-34.
(iolden Text: "For as often as ye
eat this bread and drink this cup, ye
do show the Lord's death till he
come." 1 Cor. 11:26.
Additional Material for Teachers:
Marie 14:22-26; Luko 22:14-20; Acts
2:42; 1 Cor. 10:14-21.
Primary Topi c: Remembering
Lesson Material: Matt. 26:26-30.
Memory Verse: This do in remem
brance of me. ? Luke 22:19.
Junior Topic: The Lord's Supper
Reminds Us of Jesus.
Lesson Material: Matt. 26:26-30.
Memory Verses: 1 Cor. 11:23, 24.
Intermediate Topic: The Meaning
of the Lord's Supper.
Senior and Adult Topic: Commun
ion with Christ and with One
Additional Material: Same as for
The Lord's Supper Is one of the two
sacraments instituted by Christ, and
there are no others for the Church,
though the Roman Catholic holds that
there are five other sacraments be
sides these tws.
We can scarcely imagine anything
more simple than the account of the
institution of this saerament unless
it be its observance. Our Saviour and
the Twelve had just finished the Pass
over Supper, when Jesus took some of
the bread and wine which they had
just been partaking. He broke the
bread and gave a piece to each of
them. He then took a cup of the wine
and It was passed from one to the
other. Jesus made of them the part
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