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The Presbyterian of the South : [combining the] Southwestern Presbyterian, Central Presbyterian, Southern Presbyterian. [volume] (Atlanta, Ga.) 1909-1931, November 24, 1920, Image 13

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i lie Albany church at I P. M., city
J. W. Stokes, S. ('.
I treat nr: This church has recently
reived seven new members. Rev.
, i\ M. P. M cGeachy is the pastor. The
. mrch lias also enrolled a large mini
?r of afliliated members from among
? ie students of Agnes Scott College,
id is doing much to provide a church
one for these young ladles.
New Orleans: On October 1!X,
i.ev. Louis Voss. I>. I >.. completed the
irtieth year of his pastorate in the
i irst Street Presbyterian church. New
Orleans. For half that time, since
nne, 1 000, lie has also been in charge
f the Ci ret n a church, giving it a Sun
day night and a week-day service. In
addition to these two churches, he has
??rved the Memorial church. New Or
I'-ans, since June, I it 1 ti , preaching
here every Sunday at 11:15, while
the service in his own church begins
.! t 10 A. M. He has been Stated C'lei k
nf the Presbytery of New Orleans since
1 Hl?2, and of the Synod of* Louisiana
cilice its organization in l!*no.
Xaulic/: Rev. Dr. and Mrs. J. K>'
nest Thacker. with the musical assist
ants, Mr. and Mrs. S. U. Simmons,
have just closed a great meeting here,
which has been a blessing to the whole
ity. A local paper, speaking of their
work, said: "You have helped our
' ity and the entire community. We
:eel that we can live more for God's
glory, because you came and lived
and preached and sang the gospel to
us." There were two hundred and
seventeen professions of faith, sixty
one promised to unite with the
hurrhes when they get their letters
and nine hundred and twenty-three
igued cards of reconsecration.
MoComb: The White family, heirs
of Captain J. J. White, for many years
the leading citizen of Pike County,
Miss., and a member of the Presby
terian church, have decided to erect
at this place a church building, for the
use of the Presbyterian congregation,
as a memorial to Captain White, who
tied November 16, 1!*12. This church
building will be erected 011 the lot at
:he head of Main Street, where the
? resent building now stands. The new
hurch building is to be up-to-date
and complete in every respect, costing
rom fifty to sixty thousand dollars,
1 fitting memorial of him in whose
name it is given, a fitting house for
the worship of Him who gives busi
ness acumen and talents for the ac
quisition of property.
In order that the other families in
the congregation may have a part in
this good work, they are to have the
privilege of placing in the building,
when completed, the pews and a pipe
'>rgan, and any other furnishings that
may be needed. It is particularly
gratifying that the work of building
this church is being undertaken in the
life time of Mrs. J. J. White, a Chris
tian woman whom our people, irre
spective of creed, delight to honor.
May she long be spared to her family,
to the church, and to the community
111 which she lives.
P. Z. Brown *, Pastor.
St. Louis: The Central church, of
which Rev. Donald C. MacLeod is pas
tor, had had a great blessing in a se
ries of evangelistic services and Bible
readings by Rev. Dr. Kugene Bell,
who has been a missionary in Korea
for twenty-five years. Christian peo
ple were much encouraged and
strengthened in their faith. One
young man was led to devote his life
lo the ministry. The last night Dr.
Porter Street Church, Richmond, Cele
brates Semi-Centennial
Last Sunday and Monday the Por
ter Street church in Richmond, for
merly known as the Manchester
church, celebrated its semi-centennial.
The service Sunday night \\;is held a'
exactly the time at which the chw'*
was organized titty years ago, that is,
on November 21. ls"n.
At that service there were present
three of the former pasters, all rvho
are now living. The first pastor was
Rev. W. A. Campbell, l>. !>., and the
church of this city, and Rev. Russell
Cecil, l>. 1 ?. . the pastor of the Second
church, brought greetings from 'heir
churches. It was from these churche-;
that all of the members came, except
one. for the original organization.
Rev. \V. \V. Moore, l>. I>., brought
greetings from 1'nion Theological
Seminary, which educated all of the
pastors, except one. Rev. Thomas
Semmes. of the Episcopal church,
brought the greetings of the other
churches of the South Side of the cit
I'oiirr SlMTl ( liiircli.
second was Rev. T. P. Kpes, I). 1)..
both of whom have finished their work
on earth.
Those present in the order of their
pastorates were Rev. C. N. Van Hou
ten, now a pastor in New York City;
Rev, J. J. Fix, of liristol, Va., now
Superintendent of Sunday School
Work in the Synod of Appalachian and
Rev. Wesley Baker, of Richmond, now
Superintendent of Sunday School
Work in the Synod of Virginia. Kach
of the former pastors made an ad
dress appropriate to the occasion.
Rev. J. Calvin Stewart, I). l>.. a great
friend of the church, and Rev. Wil
liam S. Campbell, a son of the r<rst
pastor, took part in the services.
On Monday night a second service
was held, in which Rev. F. T. Mc
Faden, 1). I)., the pastor of the First
Hell gave an illustrated lecture on
Missnt m.
California: The ordination and in
stallation of Rev. Ilarvey It. Campbell
as pastor of the First Presbyterian
church of California, Mo., took place
on Thursday night. November 11,
1!?20, at 7::5o. The commission ap
pointed by Lafayette Presbytery con
sisted of Rev. Lenox Crockett, of
Longwood, who preached the sermon;
Rev. Hooper Adams, of lloonvilie. who
gave the charge to the pastor; Rev.
E. C. Gordon, l>. I>.. of St. Louis, who
gave the charge to the people, and
Mr. J. W. Hunter, elder of the local
church. The service was beautiful and
impressive. Rev. Campbell is one of
the promising young ministers <>i" .the
Synod, having graduated from the
Louisville Theological Seminary in t ln
class of 1!>20. Being a descendant of
the staunch Presbyterian Campbells of
Scotland, himself the son of a minis
ter, and possessing many personal
qualifications, he bids fair to become
a worthy laborer in the kingdom of
the Lord. During his short pastorate
the church has taken .on new life.
There have been eight additions to the
membership and four infant baptisms.
Preceding the service there was a
"get-together" meeting, at which tin
ladies of the congregation served sup
After ihf addresses, refreshments
wore served by the ladies of the
church, and a pleasant time was spent
in social intercourse.
I'nder the leadership of the present
pastor. Rev. \Y. A. Hall, this church
is progressing well. Its membership
has always been noted for their hard
and faithful work, and the outlook for
the future is very encouraging. For
a long time the church was burdened
with a great debt incurred in erect
ing its house of worship. This was
all paid several years ago. The build
ing is commodious, convenient and
attractive. Adjoining the church is a
comfortable manse. The people are
united and harmonious in their work
and give promise of accomplishing
more in the future even than they
have done in the past.
(irri'tislioro: The Church by the
Side of the Road has called Mr. Wade
(\ Smith to become its pastor. Mr.
Smith is well known throughout the
Church as editor of the Missionary
Survey and of Onward until a short
time ago, when he went with the In
terchurch World Movement. More re
cently he has been and is now work
ing with the Progressive Program
Committee of our Church, lie has ac
cepted the call and will apply to some
Presbytery for ordination. This church,
which lias now one hundred and ten
members, is situated in a growing part
of the city. It has a lot of four acres,
and is planning to devote special at
tention to outdoor activities. It will
have a fully equipped athletic field
and will devote its attention especial
ly to the young people of the commu
nity. The church has shown good
judgment in selecting Mr. Smith as
its pastor, lie is a man versatile in
his gifts, active, earnest, enthusiastic,
and of deep piety. He expects to
take charge of the church some time
during the next spring.
The First church, of which Itev. Dr.
C. F. Myers is pastor, has recencry
received three members on profession
of faith and two by letter. This
church has put up a building known
as "The Hut," to he used for the so
cial activities of the young people of
the congregation. The Sunday school
is growing rapidly. The last report
showed ei^lit hundred and ninety-two
Iliirlingt on, l-'.liiiii'a Church: The
writer was assisted in a meeting with
Klinira church by Rev. William 15.
(Joebel, of Madison. Congregations
grew steadily from the first, and his
earnest, forcible, persuasive sermons
and faithful personal work bore fruit.
The church was very much revived
and encouraged, and there was, dur
ing and since the meeting, a substan
tial increase in membership.
W. P. M.
? Piedmont Church: The pastor
was assisted in a meeting with this
church bv Rev. K. N. Caldwell, of
Craham. From the first the strong
and unconventional sermons of Mr.
Caldwell commanded attention, and
the people were greatly profited by his
ministry. Here also there has been
an encouraging addition to the mem
bership of the church.
W. P. M.
(?astonia: Gypsy Smith, Jr., has
just closed a most successful meeting
of two weeks' duration at this church.
Hundreds of people were turned away
lrom the meetings nightly, and the
large auditoriums and galleries held
capacity crowds at the night services.
Mr. Smith preached forceful yet sim
ple gospel sermons that touched the
life of the city and county in all its
phases, and the great good that has
been accomplished cannot be estimated
in numbers. The spiritual life of the
members has been revived and re
freshed into more active service, and
the unchurched have been brought to
a knowledge of their error and caused
to ponder and think and act.
Hugo church has recently received
two members by letter. Much inter
est is being shown in the Sunday
school; the attehdance has increased
from sixty-nine to one hundred and
forty-five. On Rally Day the contribu
tion was $31.90. This Sunday school is
now engaged in a three months' at
tendance contest with the Coalgate
Sunday school, with Hugo in the lead
for the first month. The new church
building, which is very much needed,
will be completed by spring.
Latta: Rev. E. C. Bailey, pastor
elect of this church, was installed by
a commission of Pee Dee Presbytery
November 14 th.
J. F. McD.
Trenton: At <a congregational meet
ing held recently, Mr. B. L. Hassell
was chosen to be a deacon in the
church, and he will be installed in the
near future. Mr. Hasseli is Treasurer
of Benevolences, We have just en
joyed the pleasure of a visit from Miss
Agnes Davidson, Synodical visitor for
Tennessee. Her conferences with the
women of the church were exceeding
ly helpful, as she brings a message
full of inspiration.
Memphis: Under the leadership of
a committee of Presbytery, of which
Rev. Dr. C. W. Somerville was chair
man, a Laymen's Association has bean
organized. Among those who spoke
was Captain P. L. Slaymaker, of
Athens, <!a. The following officers
were elected: President, !t. B. Clin
ton; Vice-President, J. M. Bobbins;
Secretary, J. D. Collier; Treasurer, W.
R. Holt.
Tcxiis-Mcxiciin Presbytery: Recent
ly a Mexican church was organized
in Galveston with nineteen members.
A good Sunday school has been con
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