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The Presbyterian of the Sonth
Published weekly by the Presbyterian Co., Inc. REV. WM. 8. CAMPBELL. D. D. Richmond, V*. REV. A. A. LITTLE. D. D. Meridian, Miss. Editor* Addreaa ? The Presbyterian of the South, Room 308 Old Dominion Trust Building, Oth and Main 8ts., Richmond, Va. Entered as second-class matter June IS, 1910, at the post-office at Richmond, Va., under the act of March 3. 1870. Terms of Subscription Price. ? Two dollars and fifty cents a year In ad vance. If payment is delayed three months, 13.04. Foreii n countries, one dollar additional. Receipts. ? The label on the wrapper is a receipt or payment. If label is not changed within two weeks after your remittance please notify us. Discontinuances. ? We find that a large majority of our subscribers prefer not to have their subscrip tions interrupted and their files broken in case they fail to remit before expiration It is therefore assumed, unless notification to discontinue is re ceived. that the subscriber wishes no interruption in his series. Notification to discontinue can be sent n at any time during the year, provided all arrearage is paid. If you wish the paper stopped, write us yourself ? don't ask the postmaster to do it. Change of Addres*. ? Give the old as well as the new address, and full address in all correspondence Remittances. ? Make all remittances to "The Presbyterian of the South." Obltuarlea. ? Notices of death, limited to fifty words, are published free. Obituarj notices and resolutions of resi>ect of Sessions. Societies, etc., are charged for at the rate of one cent a word. Cor respondents should see thut all names are written distinctly. CHURCH NEWS VIRGINIA. Norfolk: The Armstrong Memorial church has recently begun a new era in its history. For a long time it has been sadly handicapped for lack of Sunday school room. The church has recently completed a beautiful new brick manse with every modern convenience, and the old manse has been changed into a Sunday school room and church home. The new Sunday school building is a large brick structure in the same yard with the church and serves the purpose of the Sunday school very nicely. The building will also be used as a church home for the Young People's and Women's Work. The Sunday school has been recently graded, and every one is entering with great enthusiasm into the work. We are grateful to God for this added equipment and these great blessings. T. H. Dimmock. Staunton, Third Qiurch: The Third church celebrated its fourth anniver sary on Sunday, November 6th. It was organized the first Sunday in No vember, 1917, with twenty-one char ter members. It now has sixty-two. The pastor, Rev. W. W. Sprouse, preached the anniversary sermon on "Reverence for God in the House of God." The little church was packed and there was a fine spirit in the meeting. The roll of members was oalled, and most of them were there to respond to their names. There were one hundred and seventeen at Sunday school, nearly double the membership of the church. Sunday before last, in spite of the rain, the Third church Sunday school contri buted over one hundred dollars to the Walton Memorial Building Fund or the church, and the debt of the church for its lot and manse now stands at about $650. A new church building is sorely needed, as the at tendance is much larger than the present little frame building can well accommodate, especially for efficiency in Sunday school work. But the peo ple are contributing even sacrificially and praying earnestly, and a new church building is beginning to loom up in the not far distant future. Roanoke, Melrow Church: We have been in our new field of labor for the Master a little over three months, and in that time have been more and more impressed with the great opportunity the field presents. The officers and members of the church have thrown themselves into the work with a renewed consecration. Since our coming sixteen have united with the church, twelve by letter and four by profession. We are just now in the midst of a simultaneous evangel istic campaign in all of the Protes tant churches in the city. In our own church there have been seven professions of faith. Rev. L?. H. Paul, of Clifton Forge, Va., preached for us all of last week. His sermons, which were powerful presentations ot the gospel truth, brought a blessing to all who heard them. Among the many kindnesses shown us by oui people since we came was a very gen erous and substantial pounding gi\en the pastor and family. For this evi dence of their love we are deeply grateful, and pray for a rich blessing to be upon them. About seventy-five people spent a glad social hour with us at that time. God has given us, pastor and people, a great work to do, and we pray for grace to do it. N. W. Kuykendall, Pastor. Mt. Horcb : The congregation of this church has been greatly blessed by a series of services conducted by the Rev. James A. McClure, D. D., of Petersburg, Va. Dr. McClure was with us for two weeks, preaching every night and on Sunday morning. His sermons, strong and practical presentations of gospel truth, schol arly and at the same time popular, clear, convincing and deeply spirit ual, appealed to the minds while striking the hearts of his hearers. His personality, no less than his preaching, captivated our people. A remarkable testimony to the value of Dr. McClure's work here is the de liberately expressed judgment by a great many people since his depar ture that they received more personal benefit from these services than from any other similar services they ever attended. We are deeply grateful to him both because he was instrumen tal in bringing new members into our church and because of the profound impression for good that he has left upon the congregation. The pastor of this church has just returned from an extended visit to an attractive field in Georgia, and has announced to the congregation his decision to decline a call to that church. WachapreafCue, Powdton Church: This community has just passed through a great revival meeting, led by the Rev. Walt. Halcomb, and his attractive singer, Mr. Ralph Porter field. The meeting was a union affair, the Methodists, Baptists and Pres byterians uniting. The Spirit of God was present in great power from the first night. The large . tent was crowded; many nights people were turned away and many stood around the outside or were seated in cars The final results of this meeting will never be known this side of eternity. The membership of each church touched was greatly .revived and strengthened. As a direct result of this meeting six have Joined the Pres byterian churches, four on profession of faith and two by restatement of faith in Christ. There are others that have signified their intention of Joining these churches. Sunday night we had children's dedication night in our church. This service was attend ed by a large congregation, and five children were dediclated to the Lord, the rite of baptism being adminis tered. We hope soon to repeat this service, as there are other children in our congregation that should be dedicated to the Lord. The Presby tery of Norfolk has voted to give to Powelton church the next installment of the Church and Manse Fund League, for which we are thankful, both to the Presbytery and to the contributors. This will clear our manse from debt, and allow us to build a much-needed Sunday school room and make repairs greatly need ed upon our church building. This fund was given Powelton church, pro vided ,it would build the Sunday school room. This we will endeavor to do in the near future, God will ing. God has richly blessed His work in this place, for which we give Him thanks, and pray His continual bless ing upon us. ALABAMA. Mobile, Central: The third year of the present pastorate opened auspi ciously with special services on Sun day, November 6th. The morning hour was marked by a Rotary ser vice, members of the Mobile Rotary Club worshipping with us at the in vitation of the pastor, Rev. R. Ex cell Fry, who is himself a Rotarian. The evening hour was devoted to an anniversary service. Eleven mem bers were received into the church, bringing the total to 152 for the two years. The resident membership is now 550. The average attendance at Sunday school for October showed an increase of 29 per cent, over last year, and at the morning worship an increase of 28 per cent. I'nion Xo. 2: Rev. K. L. Whit tington, the pastor, was assisted by Rev. E. L. Wilson, Supervisor of Home Missions and Evangelization, in a week's meeting in this church. There were two women who made profession of faith and joined the church and were baptized, and one infant was baptized. The attendance was good, the music was inspiring, led by Mr. Wilson, and the "glorious gospel of the blessed God" was faith fully preached. This is one of the small country churches coming into the Presbytery from the Cumberland church. Wetimipka: The church here has been without a pastor for some time, having only occasional preaching by men of the Presbytery and visiting brethren. Wetumpka is one of the oldest and has been one of the most influential Presbyterian churches in Southeast Alabama. The plan to lo cate a new and resident pastor there at an early date is progressing nice ly, and plans for a new and beauti ful home for the new pastor have been drawn and work on the build ing may be started at an early date. Wetumpka is to be grouped with one or two more churches in a pas torate. Rev. E. L. Wilson, Super visor of Home Missions, will preach here at least once a month until the new pastor is secured. Clanton: The churches at Clanton, Methodist, Baptist and Presbyterian, enjoyed a series of union meetings recently, and a great deal of lasting good was done. The fellowship was beautiful. More than seventy-flve came forward and accepted Christ as a personal Saviour, and there were many reconsecratlons. The Presby terian church was represented dur ing the meeting by Rev. E. L. Wil son, Supervisor of Home Missions. The Presbyterian church was organ ized here a little more than a year ago, and a progressive Sunday school has been conducted for about a year. Sixteen new members have been re ceived by profession of faith and by letter recently. Two elders were elected, one of whom was installed and the other ordained and installed. Deacons are to be chosen at an early date, thus completing the organiza tion of the church. A committee was appointed to locate and obtain an op tion on a suitable lot upon which to construct a church building, which the congregation hopes to build at an early date at a cost of from $8, 000 to $10,000. Clanton bids fair to be the largest and most progres sive and prosperous town between Montgomery and Birmingham on the main line of the L. &. N. Railroad. No doubt many more Presbyterians will come to this attractive and pro gressive community to make their homes, and our church there will grow to be strong and influential. Eufaula: The writer learned of the following incident while visiting in Eufaula recently: That the Rev. J. D. McPhail, who has been pastor of the Presbyterian church for more than four years, is one of the most beloved ministers to be found in any community. He is held in the high est esteem as the pastor of the whole city. He did everything in his power to help everybody during the "flu" epidemic in Eufaula and community. As an expression of this esteem and love he was recently presented with a new model Ford touring car with all the latest attachments and equip ment. On the card attached to the car were the following words: "That you might, with more comfort to yourself, continue your ministrations of mercy and love to all of the peo ple of Eufaula and community." There were Jews, Greeks, Episcopa lians, Methodists, Baptists, Catholics and Presbyterians who contributed to this gift. In addition to the car, they built Mr. McPhail a garage at the cost of $103 and gave this man of God $105 in cash to pay expenses in the use of hiB car. Thrice blessed is the minister who is so beloved by the community he so faithfully serves for Christ's sake. Montgomery: The quarterly com munion was observed October 16 th in the First Colored Presbyterian church. A large number of members and friends were present. The pres ence of the Holy Spirit was mani fested through the entire service. At the close of the sermon nine persons stood up for prayer. All departments of the church work are progressing nicely. The day school is very large. I. C. H. Champney, Pastor. ARKANSAS. Carthage: A very successful revival meeting was held recently in the Presbyterian church at Carthage. Dr. F. F. Fitch, Synodical evangelist, as sisted by Dr. Stitt, the pastor, and Rev. Mr. Rogers, the Methodist pas tor, conducted the services. The au diences were unusually large, over flowing the auditorium, so that the meetings were held In the grove near by. One of the special features was a "Question Box" service conducted by the evangelist. The religious life of the churches was greatly strength ened. Five united with the Presby terian church, two with the Metho dist. Offering for Synod's Home Mis sions was $45. Arden: Dr. F. F. Fitch, one of the evangelists of Arkansas Synod, just closed a successful meeting at Arden. Eleven declared their deci sion for Christ, three united with the Presbyterian church and one with the Methodist. Three were baptized. The offering for Synod's Home Missions was $43. A unique feature of the closing service was the Lord's Sup per, observed for the first time in" eight years in the church. The audi ences were large at all services and the entire community was benefited. Cor.