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Conducted by Miss Carrie Lee Campbell PRAYER. "Prayer ? redeems life from little ness, and enables one whose envi ronment is of the narrowest to make his influence felt over a wide area." QUESTIONNAIRE. General. 1. To whom should minutes be sent? 2. How get complete and prompt re ports? 3. How can a president best secure co-operation from her staff of ofFcers? 4. Should installation services be held for newly elected officers? 5. Discuss the Year Hook. 6. Discuss the possibilities of mission ary libraries. 7. How to get more, or all, of the women of the congregation in terested in missions. 8. What are the duties of vice-presi dent? Financial. 1. Discuss the best method of giving. 2. Best way to get local auxiliaries to pay Synodical and Presbytorial dues. , 2. Should Secretary of Literature have stated amount of funds for literature? Young People's Work. 1. Should Young People's leaders be members of the Executive Com" iniltce of the local Auxiliary? 2. What qualifications are essential to the office of Secretary of Young People's Work? 3. How should Young People's Socie ties be directed? ? 4. How may reverence in our Young People be fostered? 5. Discuss Mission Study methods. 6. How interest college girls in Aux iliary Work? 7. How to get officers and leaders to answer questions. This questionnaire was used at a recent Presbyterial as a basis for a Round Table discussion on Woman's Work, and was most illuminating. Select some of these questions for discussion in your Circle meetings. HEATHENISM'S CONSCIOUS IjACK. Years ago Chang Poling was so grief-stricken and hopeless over the political condition of his beloved China that ho was planning the or ganization ot a society pledged to celibacy for the gradual- elimination of the population. In his sadness he happened one day to pass a gay group of missionaries on their way to the tennis field. "See those Christians," he said to himself; "they are full of laughter, they exchange Jokes, they are going to a playground. Where do they get this spirit of joy? Per haps there is something in their lives which I lack. I must look into this religion of theirs." This he did, with the result that he became not only a radiant and devoted Christian, but a passionate advocate of Christianity ai the hope of his country. He organ ized and is president of a school of eight hundred young men, pro nounced by ex-President Charles W. Elliott one of the moat remarkable schools in the world, and stands to day among the foremost educators and leaders of China. In him we see another instance of how Christianity through individual regeneration is continually opening fresh fountains for the cleansing and renewal of the nation's life. ? Rev. E. W. Smith, D. D. WHAT A SOUTH CAROLINA CHURCH SAYS ABOUT THE AUXI LIAR Y -CIRCLES PLAN. I have waited these six months be fore writing to you of our change from the old plan of. Aid Society, Women's Missionary Society, etc., to the Circle Plan, because I wanted to be quite sure the enthusiasm was last ing. Now I come with the splendid report that we have done wonderful things under the new plan, and be lieve I voice the sentiments of the entire body when I say we would not go back to the old plan for anything. The results in the six months have been amazing. To show you in a sim ple way, I will give the figures. From April 1, 1919, to October 1, 1919, un der the old plan we had $160 in our treasury. We changed to Circle Plan October 1, 1919. From that time to the close of the year, March 31, i920. we had $1,400 to our credit, with eleven circles of sixteen to eighteen members and an average of ninety in attendance every Monday in the month. We have found women under the new plan who are willing to conduct a devotional, lead in prayer, lead the educational program, who would not take any part whatever before; in fact, they would refuse to attend at all if they were asked to take even the sim plest part on the program. There was a wonderfully increased Interest in our Mission Study classes. All the woman's work of the church has been carried on in a more inten sive way. I find women coming to me with names of new people to know if they have been placed, who I never saw in a missionary meeting before. Gifts are entirely voluntary. I be lieve I am correct when I say the pledges from the circles amount to about $.r> per month, and quite u num ber exceed their pledges every month. ? SUWANEE PRESBYTERIAL. The Suwanee Presbyterial held its thirteenth annual session in High Springs on April 6th, 7th and 8th, with the. largest attendance on re cord at the opening business session.. There were so many good things crowded into each session that it would be impossible to mention them all; however, there were two measures adopted that will enlarge the activi ties of the Presbyterial to an unlimit ed degree ? the appointment of a field secretary to work solely in the Su wanee Presbytery and a Presbyterial secretary for Thornwell Orphanage with a local secretary in each auxil iary. Miss Carrie Lee Campbell's illustra tive talk on "Demonstration of Mis sions in the Sunday School" was a rare treat and impressed all present with this phase of the mission work. The Quiet Hours spent respectively with Miss Campbell, Mrs. W. A. Cleve land and Mrs. C. E. Dorsey were a fitting close to each session, each leav ing a strong impression on those pres ent of the need of more consecration, service and prayer. The following officers were elected by acclamation: President, Mrs. N. Barco, Gainesville; Vice-President, ?Mrs. W. W. Condon, Ocala; Secre tary, Mrs. W. H. Gunz; Treasurer, Mrs. W. H. Powell, Archer; Secre tary of -Foreign Missions, Mrs. W. R. Brown, Mcintosh; Secretary of As sembly's Home Missions, Mrs. S. B. Hart, High Springs; Secretary of Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, Mrs. C. E. Hood, Dunellon; Secretary of Young People's Work and Sunday School Extension, Miss Pattie Frost, Jacksonville; Secretary of Bible Stufty and Prayer Bands and Bible Study, Miss Leila Patterson, Jacksonville; Secretary of Literature, Mrs. J. W. Pope, Jacksonville. The consecration service installing these officers was most solemn and impressive, each one feeling the re sponsibility and sacred ness of the of fice to which they had been elected. The next meeting will be held next April in Gainesville, and a record at tendance is already being anticipated. The Presbyterial closed with a cir cle of prayer and the singing of "Blest Bo the Tie That Binds." Miss Isabel Paul, Mrs. W. E. Gunz, Mrs. N. Wood, Press Committee. BERRYVILLE, VA. The Woman's Department in the Presbyterian is always quite interest ing to me, and as some one else has al ready said, I always turn to it tho first thing. You have repeatedly asked that tho societies write something about their work, so since seeing reports fiom several others I have decided to write something about our own. We are quite a small church, hence a small society, but the past year has been our best. We more than trebled our contributions over last year's, and it was all voluntary offer ings made by each member. We had no affairs to raise money. We have organized a mission study class with a very good attendance, but we hope to grow. We have been without a pastor for six months, but we have kept up our work and the women seem to be more interested than ever before. At New Year's the secretary sent a card to each member of the society, hoping " to improve the attendance thereby, and I think already it has been a help. Each card had a little ^ Oriental picture pasted on it and tho dates of the meetings throughout the year. This year we are going to wo$k especially for increase in membership. I am quite sorry to say that al though we more than trebled our con tributions this year, we did not get on the honor roll, because we gave so much to miscellaneous ? Mission Court, hemes for our missionaries in Africa, etc. And right here I would like to ask a question: Not long ago there ap peared an article in the Presbyterian concerning the deficit in our Foreign Mission Work, and ascribing the cause in general to the fact that such an amount was given to miscellaneous, instead of through the regular chan nels of the Church. Now what I want to know is this: What is one to do when there is, a constant call, through the Church paper, too, frequently, for these miscellaneous objects? Mission Court, for instance. We are quite in terested in it, and surely we want to give to it, but we can't give to it or many other things through the regu lar Church channels. We did very nearly double our contribution to For eign Missions this year, only lacking one dollar. We have a splendid Young Ladies' Society which more than doubled their offering to Foreign Missions this year, and they have a study class, too. (Miss) Emma Jones. MISSOURI'S SUMMER CONFER ENCE. On June 1F>th there will open in Synodical College at Fulton, Mo., Summer Conference for Christian Workers and Young People, and ten days will be given to renewing asso ciations, to making new friends and to feasting on the good things pro vided by the Program Committee. No church or Sunday school within the State should (ail to send some ot its workers, and, especially, some of its young people, to this conference. Many of the speakers are men who aro loved for the work they have done in our midst. Among them you will find the names of Rev. W. R. Dobyns, D. D., Rev. J. E. Abbott, D. D., Rev. Trigg A. M. Thomas, D. D., Kev. E. P. Abbott, D. D., Rev. C. G. Gunn and Rev. E. E. Hendrix, D. D. Dr. Dobyna will have charge of the Bible Hour; Dr. Abbott will present to tho young people a course on "How to Make Life Count," and to the grown ups a series of lessons and lectures on the work of our Church here In Missouri. Rev. Egbert W. Smith will talk on "Stewardship," "My Eight Months in the Orient," and, from * map of China on the campus of West minster College, will tell of the work being done in that land. Dr. Logan, home on furlough, will bring a mes sage from Japan. Mrs. Winsborough will conduct each day a course on methods, and Miss Carrie Lee Camp bell will teach the Home and Foreign Mission stady classes, also an attrac tive course on "Missionary Methods in the Sunday School Demonstrated." Professor J. F. Harbison and his wife, of Fairmount, Ind., will have charge of the music, and our new Sunday school expert will be on hand to take up this part of the program. The recreational feature will be In charge of Miss Wilmoth Green, a graduate of the International Sunday School Association Training Camp, Lake Geneva, Wis., with a staff of assistants. Basketball, tennis, swim ming, hikes, marshmallow roasts, stunts and all like enjoyables are on her program. While to those of more mature years whose delight in a lec ture is u memory of the past, the Fulton Country Club have graciously extended the use of their grounds where tales of days gone by can be told and where the pleasures of the present may be found in the use of balls and golf clubs. Plan yourself to attend this con ference. Churches, send your pastors. Christian Endeavor Societies, send your young people. Sunday schools, send your workers. The investment will pay big dividends. Remember the dates, June 15th to 24th, and the place, Synodical College, Fulton, Mo. 11IBLE STUDIES FOR THIS YEAR. 1. "Work" ? Twelve Bible Studies. Price 5 cents. (Specially adapted for Business Women's Circles.) 2. "Reconstruction" ? Twelve Bible Studies. Price 5 cents. 3. "Via Perfecta" ? Seven Bible Studies. Price 5 cents. 4. "Prayer" ? Six Bible Studies. Price 5 cents. 5. "Prayer Packet" ? Containing seven booklets. Price 25 cents. Order from the Woman's Auxiliary. 257-9 Field Building, St. Louis, Mo. We cannot copy the great work whicfi Christ did for the world, but we may copy Ills spirit. The small est trickle of water down a city gut ter will carve out of the mud at its side little banks and cliffs, and ex hibit all the phenomena of erosion on the largest scale, as the Mississippi does over half a continent, and the tiniest wave in a basin will fall into the same curves as the billows of mid ocean. ? Alexander Maclaren. / Whatever His questions or His re ticences, we may be absolutely sure of an utu>erplexed and undismayed Saviour.? ^Prom a Christmas Message.