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one ruling elder. Rev. John L. Ray
was granted a letter of dismission to Concord Presbytery, and Rev. E. E. Washburn was granted a letter of dis mission to Greenbrier Presbytery. Red Springs church was granted permis sion to change terms of call for their pastor, Rev. J. J. Hill, from $2,000 per annum to $2,500 per annum, tak ing effect from January 1, 1920, and the church was commended for this action. Calls from Carthage, Union and Eureka churches for the pastoral services of Rev. A. R. McQueen were read, found in order and placed in his hands. Presbytery adjourned to meet in the First church, Fayettevllle, Tuesday, March 9th, prox., at 12 o'clock noon. E. L. Siler, S. C. Wilson: On January 27th the Rev. R. G. McLees, of Chatham, Va., be gan a Beries of evangelistic services. They were to continue to Thursday, February 5th, but the influenza bo came so prevalent that it was con sidered wise to close Tuesday, Febru ary 3d. Thus for a week we had the privilege of hearing spiritual and Scriptural messagjes of great power. Mr. McLees sermons are brief, clear and beautiful. It was a week of deep heart-searchings, and our people are agreed that no such series of excel lent sermons has ever been delivered here. The meetings were attended by many of other denominations. There were ten professions of faith, and we are expecting others to come as a re sult of these services. Mr. Karl Leh mann, Field Secretary of the Christian Endeavor, visited us the third Sunday of January, and delivered a forceful and helpful message. E. L. Flanagan. SOUTH CAROLINA. Spartanburg, First Church: This church was privileged to enjoy a sea son of great blessing and refreshment recently, when >r. James I. Vance occupied the pulpit, preaching twice daily. Not only were there a number of accessions, but the spiritual con sciousness of the Christian people of the community was aroused and quickened. Besides the ability to pre sent the plan of salvation in a most clear and searching way. Dr. Vance has a rare faculty for interpreting the deeper experiences and perplexities of life to Christians to their comfort and edification, and because of this great gift, quick bonds of love and sympathy spring up between preacher and people. He preached also to the colored people, to the prisoners In the Jail, and held daily vesper ser vices for the students of the schools' and colleges. This congregation has just purchased a manse at a cost of $25,000. More than two hundred men attended the recent men's banquet, where Interest, enthusiasm and Chris tian fellowship crystallized into a splendid power and purpose for good in church and community. God is blessing the work with a remarkable growth and development along all lines, and rarely a Sabbath passes without a number of additions both by letter and profession. M. P. J. SOUTH CAROLINA. Presbyterian College of South Caro lina has Just enjoyed a visit from Dr. S. L. Morris, our Secretary of Home Missions. He preached both morning and evening in the First Presbyterian church, where the faculty and stu dents attend. In the afternoon he conducted the college Y. M. C. A._ services, and preached at the Orphan age. His addresses were greatly en joyed by faculty and students. So far the college has been practically free from influenza and the health of the students is good. TENNESSEE. Nashville: A number of years ago a mission Sunday school was organ ized in West Nashville, Tenn. Out of this grew the West Side Presbyterian church, which was organized in the year 1905," with twenty-one members. There are now upwards ot one hun dred members, and they are thorough ly organized, and are being served by a divinity student, Mr. J. H. H. Ber' man. They have a nice brick church with Sunday school rooms, fully paid for and valued at $5,000. Aided by friends, much house to house visita tion was done. There was much un favorable weather and sickness, yet the attendance and interest was en couraging. Some promised to erect family altars and many pledged greater loyalty to their homes and church: There were six baptisms and two members were received upon pro fession of faith. The sum of $37.65 was given for incidentals and for Presbyterial evangelistic work. A communion service was held, followed by the reading of the history of tho church, the names of the present members and baptized children, and reports from all departments of church work, which were heard with much interest and profit. Any church in Nashville Presbytery wishing my assistance may address me No. 3 510 West End Avenue, Nashville, Tenn. Wm. H. Richardson. . Oiikluml-Hit'kory Withe Group: This group of churches Is in every way trying to keep in step with our "Pro gressive Program." Mr. Alfred D. Ma son's Sunday school lecture at Withe and Mr. R. B. Clinton's at Oakland has put new life into the Sunday school work at each place. Both the Ladies' Aid Societies recently remem bered the Monroe-Harding Home with nice boxes, as well as substantial checks. Each society has met a very liberal pledge to benevolences. Dur ing the last twelve months the pas tor's salary has been raised twice, for a total of $600, making a salary of $1|800, and the rent of the manse. There were ordained and installed into the Oakland church the follow ing men as elders: Captain E. S. Matthews and Mr. C. P. Hudson, and Dr. L. D. McAuley, W. H. Oats and J. R. Matthews as deacons, making a total of fourteen officers in this church. Both churches are planning to enter into the coming drive for benevolences this year with new and higher goals. Mr. A. V. Luck is man ager for Withe and Dr. McAuley at Oakland. "C." WEST VIRGINIA. Ronoeverto Chnrcli: During the month of January our church was blessed with a wonderful meeting. Dr. Frank Pincher, of Houston, Tex., evangelist; Mr. W. H. Matthews, also of Houston, as personal worker and choir leader, with Miss Mary Dan Harbeson, of Flemingsburg, Ky., as soloist, composed the party. The quiet, clear but forceful preaching of Dr. Pincher touched the hearts of all, and at the same time his Bermons were so beautifully simple, even the small est children could understand. The chorus singing under Mr. Matthews' leadership was Bplendid, while the wonderful gospel singing of Miss Harbeson held the audience almost breathless lest they miss one word. On February 8th forty-two united with our church, their ages ranging from ^seven to seventy. Thia makes fifty-five additions since January 1st. All but twelve on profession of faith. There are quite a number to come yet, many being prevented by sickness from uniting wit-h the others. The other churches of the town also re ceived a number of additions as a result of this meeting. It was truly a meeting filled with the Holy Spirit, and the good done for Christian and unconverted alike can never be mea sured this side of eternity. H. ? FOREIGN MISSION RECEIPTS. The receipts for January were $98, 745.23, an increase of $19,329.77 over January of last year. For the ten months ending January 31st the total receipts were $644,244.10, an increase over the same period of last year of $176,590.65. The whole amount needed for the year is $1, 125,748.07, leaving $481,503.97 to be raised by March. If the churches will do their best and if the church trea surers will send in the money prompt ly, this amount can be raised, and the work will then be free of debt. PROGRAM FOR EFFICIENT SER VICE IN IiOCAL, CHURCH. This is the program suggested by the Committee on Systematic Benefi cence and Stewardship Committee of the Synod of Missouri: I. Program Committee, personal. Pastor, chairman. Clerk of sessions. President of Board of Deacons. Trea surer of current expenses. Treasurer of benevolent causes. Superintendent of Sunday school. President of Wom en's Auxiliary. President of Senior C. E. II. Aim or purpose of program: 1. To save souls ? to reach the un converted and unchurched 2. To develop the saved In efficient service. 3. To promote Systematic Benefi cence and Stewardship. 4. To build the church. 5. To glorify God. III. Items in program of efficient service: 1. Educational ? one director pro moting It through committees in fol- ? lowing departments: 1. Sunday school. 2. Official boards. 3. Women's Auxiliary. 5. Prayer meeting. 6. Family. 7. Brotherhoods. 8. Christian Endeavor Society. 2. Enlistment for Christian leader ship: A. Local Church ? 1. Sunday school teachers. 2. Choirs. 3. Mission workers. 4. Teachers in classes in study of missions, etc. 5. Pastor's helpers. B. Ministry and Missionaries. How to influence youth: 1. Prayer ? Luke 10:2. 2. Religious training in home. 3. Sermons and special services. 4. Y. P. S. C. E. Hfe work meetings. 5. Public addresses in high schools, etc. 6. Personal touch. 7. Presenting romance of ministry and missions. 8. Service flag in church. 9. Good literature distributed. 10. University and college pastors. 11. Attitude of church to its leader ship ? elevating it. 3. Worship: 1. To emphasize it in all Bervice. 2. Each feature to be worshipful. 3. Attendance on services. 4. Atmosphere, order, reverence. 5. Seating, comfort. 4. Evangelism, How Promoted: 1. Sunday school. 2. Preaching services ? weekly. 3. Soul winning bands. 4. Y. P. S. C. E. weeks. 5 Revivals; pastor, his own evan gelist; outside man; our many Synodlcal evangelists. 6. Personal consecration and prayer 'of shut-ins and Invalids. 7. Prayer lists. 8. Individual Christian efficiency. 6. Social Service: 1. Care for strangers. 2. Meeting at shops. 3. Needy families. 4. Visitation committees. 5. Socials. 6. Financial: 1. Adopting Scriptural basis for in dividual gifts. 2. Training officers In business meth ods. 3. Budget. 4. E. M. Canvass. THE DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE YOUTH IN SCHOOL AND , COLLEGE. Henry H. Sweets, Secretary. The fifth Sunday in February, 1920 ? the first fifth Sunday in forty years ? has been set apart by the General Assembly, and also by the Christian Student Federation of the World as the "Day of Prayer for the Youth in Schools and Colleges." It has also been designated as "Life Work Re- ? cruiting Day." For more than a hundred years the Day of Prayer has been observed in**" the Presbyterian Church. Gracious revivals in schools and colleges have often followed its observance. The awful need for a large increase in the number of trained, capable minis ters and of missionaries for the fields both at home and abroad should give the Church a greater concern this year for the boys and girls in the schools and colleges. There are today more than ten thousand of the sons and daughters of our Church in our Presbyterian educational institutions. Of the thou sands of students in the State insti tutions of higher learning one out of every six or eight comes from a Pres byterian home. Possibly never before in the history of the world was there such a great demand for an able, well-educated leadership of the Christian forces. Many of the men in the ministry and on the mission fields of our Church today declare that the prayer of the pastor at public worship was the immediate cause of their entering the ministry. The great head of the Church has conditioned the supply of workers upon the prayers of His peo ple. "Pray ye, therefpre, the Lord of the Harvest, that He will send forth laborers into His Harvest." When ever a boy offers himself for the min istry, or a girl for the mission ser vice of the Church, we may say "some body prayed." Have you? There should be prayer at Sunday school and at the hour of worship in the Church. There should be constant prayer in the home, in the session, at the Young People's Societies and at the Woman's Auxiliary. The day set for the Day of Prayer by the Woman's Auxiliary is Friday, February 27th. Programs may be se cured from Mrs. W. C. Winsborough, 257 Field Building. St. Louis, i We must see that our boys and girls face the problem of their life's work. The claims of the ministry should be presented to them by pastors, parents and teachers. We will send the best of literature on the ministry and mis sion service to any of the youth of the Church whose names and ad- ? dresses are forwarded to the office, Room 410 Urban Building, Louisville, Ky.