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The Presbyterian of the South : [combining the] Southwestern Presbyterian, Central Presbyterian, Southern Presbyterian. [volume] (Atlanta, Ga.) 1909-1931, February 18, 1920, Image 8

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Hie Presbyteri* *f th e Stnth
Published weekly by the Presbyterian Co., Inc.
REV. WM. R. CAMPBELL. D. D.,
Richmond, Va.
REV. A. A. LITTLE, D. D..
Meridian, Miss.
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VIRGINIA..
Richmond : The Methodist and
Presbyterian Sunday school forces of
Richmond have arranged for a joint
Training School to be held in the
John Marshall High School February
22d-27th. Much interest is being
manifested In this school, as it is the
first time that such a plan has been
followed under the joint auspices of
these churches. Judging by such
forecasts as are available, more than
500 Sunday school workers will take
advantage of the special training of
fered. This school should not be con
fused with the ordinary School of
Methods or Institute. Intensive spe
cialization work will be done, and
workers in the different departments
of Sunday school activity will have
the advantage of concentration on
their peculiar problems during twelve
study periods. These courses do not
duplicate work done in the first two
years of the Standard Teacher Train
ing Courses adopted by the Co-opern
tive Churches. The Training School
will begin next Sunday afternoon at
3 P. M. at the John Marshall High
School. Each night from Monday to
Friday the school wili begin with sup
per at 6 o'clock, for which no charge
will be made.
? Grnco-Covonant Church has set
e for Itself probably the most compre
hensive and ambitious financial goal
ever set by any congregation of our
Church. It Is proposed to raise $300,
000 in the next five years. This is
to cover current expenses, the benev
olences of the church and a new
church building. This will be many
times more than the church has ever
t given in any 'similar period. To ac
complish the purpose the church has
J been thoroughly organized. The
women are all members of the Wom
an's Auxiliary and the men have re
cently formed a similar organization
for themselves, the Brotherhood, so
that every man can do his part. An
* effort is being made to induce as many
' members of the church as possible to
* become tit hers. The pastor-emeritus,
t the two pastors and twenty out ? of
w the thirty-five officers have enrolled
en in the Tithers' League.
Last Sunday night Rev. E. S. Cur
? rie preached for this congregation,
w He and his wife are this week start
? ing for China, where they will under
take Foreign Mission work under the
I direction of our Executive Commit
c tee. Mrs. Currie was Miss Gay Wil
t son, a daughter of Mr. Calvin Wilson,
an elder of this church. At the close
of the sermon a larewell service was
held. Mr. Currie will be supported
by the First church, Raleigh, and Mrs.
Currie by the Ointer Park church.
Richmond.
? Read Memorial is a mission
chapel of the Grace-Covenant church
under charge of Mr. Somerville, a stu
dent in Union Seminary. For the past
ten days Rev. James E. Cook has been
preaching here, and much interest has
been awakened. The prospect is that
there will be a number of additions
to the church from that congregation.
Staunton: The Second church re
cently had the privilege of hSaring
three students of the University of
Virginia who had attended "The Stu
dents' Volunteer Convention" at Des
Moines. Mr. Kimbrough, who is
studying to become a medical mis
sionary, gave "The History of the
Students' Volunteer Movement." Mr.
LouiB C. Brand, also preparing for
medical mission work, spoke of "The
Need of Christianity oy the Different
Nations," Mr. Warren on "Christian
ity Applied to Our Daily Lives." He
was very much impressed with tha
convention, and may give his life to
some branch of Church work. These
students deemed it a privilege to bring
these messages to us. We are pray
ing that these addresses may inspire
some of the youth of the Church to in
vest their lives for the glory of God.
There is such a vast field and great
need of preachers, missionaries, doc
tors^ teachers, nurses, pastors' assist
ants and social service workers. Mr.
Brand is a member of our church.
Our pastor is ever, seeking ways of
giving the young people of the church
opportunities to discover themselves,
or to make use of their unknown tal
ents.
Mrs. W. T. O'Connor.
Lexington: The session of this
church at a meeting held Sunday
morning, February 8th, received into
full membership on her profession of
faith in Christ a married woman who
was baptized when she was publicly
received at the morning service. At
its monthly meeting Tuesday night the
session, by a unanimous vote, accept
ed our increased apportionment for
the coming year, promising to use
our best efforts towards reaching this
new goal of $11,520 for "benevo-.
lences," an Increase of 20 per cent,
over our share for the year just clos
ing. With one more month to come
this church has less than one hun
dred dollars to raise of the thousand
extra for Foreign Missions, the sum
that the session, at its November
meeting, decided to ask our people
for. After an extended discussion tha
session, by a vote of six to five, de
clined to postpone our Every-Member
Canvass to the time o^ the general
"drive" asked for by the Inter
Church World Movement; one reason
being an unwillingness to lose the
first month's share of our increased
apportionment.
A. H.
Waynesboro: On Sund.iy, February
8tli, the following were elected elders
in the Waynesboro congregation: S.
H. Hall, T. B. Coiner. W. H. Wllker
son and W. G. Cooper. They are all
men of splendid Christian character
and real worth. Three of them havo
served this church as deacons and the
other has been a valued elder in an
other congregation.
Cor.
Ixtulsn: The members of the Louisa
group of churches have shown their
loyalty for their pastor and his fam
ily in many ways. Blow after blow
has been dealt to the high cost of
living at the manse. These have been
felt more by the pantry shelves than
by other parts of the house. This
has, however, had the effect of warm
ing the hearts of the pastor and his
family, as well aa satisfying their ap
petites. There has been a continuous
remembrance of their pastor on the
part of these good people, from his
arrival on up to and including the
present. This was especially evident
during "hog-killing time." Then ai
Christmas time they used United
States mail and a bank draft to con
vey to their pastor their Christmas
present. The three churches made up
in this way a purse of about a hun
dred dollars. One would think that
this would cause at least some reac
tion, especially as there were other
gifts besides the money at Christmas,
but this has not been the case. Just
this week some of the members of
the "Kirk," hearing that chickens
were going still higher in price, de
cided that their pastor's wife should
have a hennery, and presented ten
hens and a pure bred rooster for that
purpose. We suppose that it Is cer
tain for liberal-hearted people like
these to go over the top for their
benevolent goals when the Every
Member Canvass is made, and we hope
that as they have ministered to us
in temporal things, we may be able
to minister to them in spiritual
things. We believe that the Lord
has blessed us, and we trust that a
bright future is before us.
Pastor.
Windy Cove Church: ThiB church
has been closed during the month of
February on account of the prevalence
of influenza in the community. Quite
a number of people have been sick,
and many are yet sick. There have
been several very sad deaths, and just
at this time the progress of the work
is very much hindered, but in the
midst of this affliction the kindness
and thoughtfulness of the people have
never failed, but rather been quick
ened. The pastor and his family are
being well looked after. The bad
roads are another handicap. May the
Lord soon stay the progress of the
plague, and the people be genuinely
glad to go up again to the house of
the Lord.
A. J. P.
GEORGIA.
Savannah Presbytery : A called
meeting was held in Valdosta, Ga..
recently, at which Rev. Linton John
son was received from the Presbytery
of Atlanta and arrangements made for
his installation at Blackshear church
on February 18th. Rev. A. D. Wau
chope was received from the Presby
tery of Sidney, pf the Presbyterian
Church in Canada. Mr. Wauchope
comes as Presbyterlal evangelist and
Superintendent of Home Missions.
Rev. Peter Vanderkam was received
from the Presbytery of Tygart's Val
ley and arrangements made for his
installation at Flemington. Dr. G. L.
Bitzer, for many years pastor of the
church at Valdosta, offered his resig
nation, which was regretfully accept
ed. He was dismissed to the Presby
tery of Central Mississippi to take
charge of the promising field at Le
land. Rev. E. J. Hertwlg, of StateB
boro, was elected to take place of Dr.
Bitzer as Presbyterlal manager of the
Progressive Program in the Presby
tery of Savannah. Interesting and.
helpful addresses were made by Rev.
J. B. Ficklln, Synodical manager for
the Progressive Program, and Elder
J. B. Splllman, of Columbia, S. C.,
on "Stewardship of Possessions."
Robt. M. Mann, S. C.
Greenville: The church at this place,
ministered to by Rev. Mr. Coleman,
is situated in a fine section of coun
try. and its prospects for growth are
good. Its need just now is a "manse"
to settle a pastor amidst its splendid
people.
Augusta: The Presbyterian Pro
gressive Program banquet Wednesday
evening was a success. The large au
ditorium of the Telfair building was
filled with the Presbyterian men of
the city, and several visitors from
over Augusta Presbytery. In the af
ternoon Rev. Carl Barth conducted an
interesting conference on the princi
ples of Christian stewardship, and in
the evening at the banquet Dr. Homer
McMillan and Dr. E. L. Hill spoke
about the Progressive Program of the
Church. The evening was enjoyed by
those present. Our men are naying
that they can go over the top.
Rev. M. M. McFerrin, pastor of the
Greene Street church, preached in the
Fourth church, Washington, D. C., on
last Sunday, and Mr. J. Edgar Pro
lyn, Y. M. C. A. secretary, conducted
the morning services in the Greene
Street church.
MISSISSIPPI.
Leakosville church Is doing some
good work. Every department is mov
ing along nicely. There have been
eleven additions to the church since
the beginning of the present pastor
ate, seven of whom joined on profes
sion during the splendid gospel ser
vices conducted in our church by Dr.
A. A. Little, of Meridian. Miss. Tht
fourth Sabbath in January the follow
ing elders and deacons were ordained
and installed: Elders ? Messrs. It. O.
Mclnnis and G. C. McLeod. Deacons
? Messrs. M. W. Breland, O. G.
Rounsoville and A. G. Mclnnis. With
these efficient men added to our of
ficial boards we feel that there are
brighter prospects ahead for our
church. The Ladies' Aid is composed
of twenty or more live, wide-awake,
enthusiastic' women who are always
at work. This organization i9 now
doing some of the best work it has
done since it was organized. They
appointed a committee which can
vassed our congregation in interest
of our Church papers, and were suc
cessful in putting a paper in almost
every home. It is an inspiration to
any church to have a company of
godly women pushing the work as ?
they are doing. The Sunday school
is also in a prosperous condition and
growing right along. With our eleven
classes we are crowded for room, so
we are planning to build ten Sunday
school rooms at the rear of the church
in the near future. The Bible class,
which meets every Friday night, is
creating a great deal of interest also.
We have more than forty who hav?
joined the class, and others are com
ing in all along. We use Dr. J. B.
Shearer's Bible Course Syllabus as
our text book. We are making a
thorough systematic study of the
Bible. One cannot realize how eager
ly the people take hold of a study,
like this, and how anxious they are
to know more about God's word un
til he has experienced it. It is en
couraging to any pastor to see his
people so eager for a larger vision
Of the Book.
R. W. Hardy, Pastor.
NORTH CAROLJNA.
Wilmington: ? The Winter Park
church has had one-half of the time
of Rev. G. H. Elmore as pastor. It
has now called him for all of his
time.
? First church has begun pulling
down its Sunday school building in
preparation for the erection of a
newer and more satisfactory building.
In the meantime the Sunday school is
meeting in the public High School
building.
Fayettevllle Presbytery met, ac
cording to adjournment, at Flora
Macdonald College, February 12,
1920, at 2:30 P. M., and was called
to order and led in prayer by ReT.
J. J. Hill, the last Moderator present.
There were present six ministers and

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