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in any Sabbath school of any Protes tant denomination; thirteen million under twelve years of age are receiv ing no religious instruction. ? Religion is the nation's greatest asset, yet CO per cent, of the voters of this repub lic, those who make the nation's laws, make no profession of any religion. This lack of religion is threaten ing the security of the three pillars of modern society ? the home, the Church, the State. Bolshevism ? God denying, law-defying, man-deflling ? is raising its ugly head in a menacing manner. The United States Depart ment of Justice has issued a warning that there are 300,000 "radicals" at GIFTS THAT LAST A selection of Silver is sensible ? serviceable ? substantial. If she takes pride in tbe elegance of her home appointments, she'll love the silver we show. Such de signs and qualities distinguish the home and the hospitality as of a rare order of refinement. Complete services and individual pieces for all requirements and expenditures in exquisite variety. DIAMONDS, WATCHES, FINE JEWELRY C. LUMSDEN & SON, rVchm ON E V A ! One of the finest things of Thrift is that it enables us to give and share. The RED CROSS never fails lis. Don't let us fail our Reel Cross. Join now for 1921. Annual Dues, $1 .00. The Union Bank of Richmond 1104 East Main Street We Have For Sale High grade investment securities Paying 8 ?/c tax free Old Dominion Trust Co. 9th and Main, Richmond, Va. WHAT A CHECKING ACCOUNT WILL DO FOR YOU A CHECKING account here will enable you to put your personal and household finances on a business basis; to pay all bills by check and so have your cancelled check as a sure receipt; and to give yourself financial standing in the community because you are connected with this firmly estab lished financial institution. NATIONAL STATE & CITY BANK Richmond, .... Virginia Executor, Administrator, Trustee In the administration of all Trusts the service of this Com pany is prompt, efficient and complete. Careful attention is paid to every detail and large assets afford ample security for Trust Funds. Write for our booklet on Wills. RICHMOND TRUST CO. CAPITAL, $1,000,000 MAIN, CORNER 7th Will Your Boy Go to College When He Grows Up? Let us help you send him to any college in this State ASK FOR OUR "COLLEGE PLAN" AMERICAN NATIONAL BANK Richmond, Va. work in this country preaching their doctrines of lawlessness and discon tent; many of them advocating a gov ernment of violence. The stream of immigration, checked by the war, is flowing again. There is every indi cation that it will rise higher than in any previous period and add many millions to the alien population al ready here. Winning the World. America is the Church's key posses sion. If the Church would win the world for Christ, it must win our own land for Him. The world needs Amer ica's example as well as her precepts. Before the great war twenty-six na tions became republics, following our own. Of what value would the ab stract teaching concerning the supe riority of a democracy to a monarchy have been if America had shown a failure in pratice, and if more than 50 per cent, of the people had openly expressed a disbelief in democracy as a desirable form of government? ? How can the Church in America ex pect to commend Christianity to the non-Christian lands in a way that they will desire it when two-thirds of the American people are outside of the enumerated Christian ranks, and by their life and conduct contradict our Christian testimony? Home Mis sions involves a double duty ? to save America, and through the power of America's example to commend Christ to the world as the Saviour of men. The Church's Task. America needs as never before Christian preachers and teachers to save her from selfishness and godli ness. Legislation will not do it. Edu cation is not enough. Only the Church with her message of love and good will can meet the need. It is' a tre mendous undertaking to give the gos pel to the sixty-five millions out of the Church in our own land and bring them to a determination to make Christ supreme in their lives. But that is the Church's task. We can not shirk or shift it. It is the task of to-day. Missionary Force. The Assembly's Home Missions, with its force of ministers, evangel ists and teachers, is rendering a ser vice unequaled In the history of the Church. Through the efforts of these self-sacrificing servants of the Churcn the gospel is being carried to multi tudes of men, women and children who otherwise would be without re ligious advantages. New churches are planted where needed; Christian schools are maintained in destitute places, entrenched evils are driven out, and righteousness, justice and the fear of Ood are being built Into the foun dations of our country's life. Enlarging Service. America is a growing country, and the Home Mission enterprise is con stantly enlarging. In the judgment of the Assembly $640,000 is the mini mum amount required to meet the needs and opportunities of the Assem bly's Home Missions for the year 1920 21. This is 27 per cent, of the As sembly's benevolent contributions. The committee has planned its work in the expectation that $640,000 will be received. In so far as the receipts fall short of this sum, must the work planned be postponed or abandoned. A Plea for Equity. The Assembly's Home Missions has not received the recommended per centage in the Progressive Program. In the $3,500,000 campaign last year, which was over-subscribed by more than $800,000, the Home Mission re ceipts were about $160,000 less than the Assembly's apportionment for this cause. Many of the enlargements planned could not be undertaken, and the work has been retarded to that extent. 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