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WHY NOT NOW?
MESSAGES that are coming to our office each day make us hopeful that the Church is going to give the $400,000 that will secure Mr. Graham's gift of $200,000. Obedience to God's command, the honor of religion, the gratitude we feel for the self denying service of our ministers, the pinching, humiliating need that is upon many of the aged and sick and the widows and orphans of others who have died, and the earnest and repeated request of the General Assembly, call us to do this big thing. Mr. Graham wants to see our veterans better prbvided for now. If this $400,000 can be secured by July 1st, he will immediately turn over to the Gommittee the revenue from the Graham Building ? $5,000 a month ? and will not wait until the time limit set ? December, 1920. We cannot afford to miss this. IF you have ever thought of the solemn and serious and binding obligation of the Church and of the deep and growing need of these heroes of the cross, you intend to help. Do not delay. You may forget. Other calls, less worthy but more insistent, may crowd this out. This liability of the Church has been accumulating through the years. The General Assembly regards "the Endow ment Fund of Ministerial Relief as an oppor tunity for special liberality rather than as a . part of the regular budget." Care for these old folks and the wounded and sick of your own household. Put heart in the younger men who are giving their all -to the service of Christ and your church. Reveal to God and man that you appreciate His gift of a Godly ministry and than you can pray for an increase so greatly needed. HELP ALONG THESE LINES 1 . Send a liberal offering at once, right now! 2. See .that an opportunity is given in your church, Sunday school and societies for every one ' to have some part in this work. 3. After sending what you can at once, make a pledge payable one-third each six months. 4. Erect a "Memorial Fund"-to some relative or friend. 5. Talk of this plan for your church to friends and see that they -understand what is at stake. 6. Pray that God may make us see the need, appreciate the responsibility, and meet the won derful opportunity. You can buy for the Church in this modern fourteen-story office building which yields 6 per cent, net on $1,000,000 and which through Mr. Graham's generous offer will cost us $500,000 one square inch of rental space for 7 cents; one square foot for $10; one office room for $2,030; , one floor (25 offices) for $50,750. ? r We will not forsake them! Send an offering today to John Stites, Treas., Louisville Trust Company, Louisville, Ky. DO NOT WAIT FOR OTHERS! OTHERS MAY WAIT FOR YOU! The Presbyterian Church in the United States Department of Ministerial Relief Henry H. Sweets, Sec'y . 410 Urban Building, Louisville, Ky. In order that the Presbyterian Church in the United States may provide adequately for its aged and disabled ministers, and the widows and orphans of deceased min isters, and also that we may secure the gift of $200,000 from Mr. C. E. Graham, I hereby subscribe to the Endow ment Fund of Ministerial Relief the sum of $ ' the first payment to be made 1920, and subsequent payments as follows: ?>%??? * Name f Address. Church Date