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(Continued from page 12) ested may addresss the executive chairman for the committee, which will gladly welcome suggestions worth while. Laurens: Rev. J. H. Henderlite, D. D., pastor of the church at Gas tonia, N. C., came to the assistance of the pastor of this church. Rev. C. T. Squires, and preached most accept ably for two weeks. As a result of the meeting a number of members has been received into the church and others are expected. Lowryville: The beloved pastor of the churches of Zion and Uriel, Rev. F. Ray Riddle, has been called to the position of Superintendent of Local Home Missions in the Synod of South Carolina. He has accepted the call and will enter upon the duties of his new field of labor about the middle of November or the first of Decem ber. Mr. Riddle expects to make his headquarters at Columbia. The Sy nod is to be congratulated upon se curing such an efficient man to head the great and important work of Home Missions in the State. Ciemson College: Rev. W. E. Davis, the pastor of the Fort Hill Presbyte rian church at this place, has de cllned the urgent call to the First Presbyterian church of Abbeville, 8. C., much to the delight of not only the Presbyterians, but the members of all denominations. Mr. Davis is much beloved and is doing a great work in his. congregation and a very wide and telling work among the large body of students of Ciemson College. Charleston, Community Church: This church was organized on the 8th of May with thirty-seven mem bers and twenty-five enrolled in the Sunday Bchool. While the new church is not quite six months old, it has now a membership of 104 and an enrollment in the Sunday school of 200. In the School of Methods recently conducted here this school won the banner for the highest per centage for attendance, winning over the other schools of the city, which was a great honor. This church has a bright future, judging from its pro gress since organization was formed. York: The Festal Hall of the Mc Neel Memorial Sunday school build ing was the scene of a most interest ing banquet of the men's organized Bible class of the First Presbyterian church. The president, Mr. B. M. Love, presided as toastmaster, and several interesting addresses were made. This class now numbers 116 and is taught by the pastor, Dr. E. E. Gillespie. Quarterly banquets are held, the December one being given by the ladies of the church, to which all the men and high school boys of the congregation are invited. Dr. A. A. McGeachy, of Charlotte, N. C., was the guest of honor last December. His thoughtful address, spiced with native wit, made a lasting impression on the minds of the large body of men addressed. The class lant Sun day assumed a scholarship of $100 in Columbia Theological Seminary. TEXAS. Beaumont: Rev. T. M. Hunter, D. D., of Baton Rouge, La., has been extended and has accepted a unani mous call to the pastorate of the Westminster Presbyterian church of this city. He will assume his new duties on December 1st. Dr. Hunter has been the very successful pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Baton Rouge, La., for eighteen years. WEST VIRGINIA. Montgomery: Eight persons were recently received into the member ship of this church by the pastor. Rev. M. B. Lambdin. The congrega tions are increasing, and the work of the church advancing along all Its lines of religious activities. PERSONAL. Rev. J. h. Brownlee passed to his reward November 5th at St. Vincent's Hospital, Birmingham. Ala. Serious heart trouble for the past two years convinoed him that the autumn time of life was approaching, so he located 4n his own home in Birmingham to await life's sunset, only too glad to do supply work as the opportunity presented itself. He was a graduate of Erskine Col lege, Due West, S. C., 1876; Colum bia, S. C., and Princeton, N. J., The ological Seminaries, held pastorates in Union Springs, Ala., Covington, Tenn., and Albany, Ga. While in Ala bama he represented that Synod on the Board of Trustees of Columbia, S. C., Theological Seminary. His widow, four married daughters and a son survive him. He preached the gospel of sunshine and redeem ing love, and has heard the "Well done, thou good and faithful ser vant." OVER PRESBYTERY. HOME MISSIONS IN WEST HAN By Rev. J. C. Shive, Superintendent. Th* Lord has greatly blessed the Homs Mission work in West Hanover the past six months in many ways. There is great rejoicing and expressed gratitude to God on every hand that there are now no vacant pulpits in our Presbytery. Every field in our bounds, including all mission points, is now supplied with a regular pas tor; and it is a remarkable fact that every pastor is now supplied with a manse, and the committee has assist ed seven of our fields to secure au tomobiles for the workers. In the last three years we have lost only four pastors, and we have secured! ten new pastors to come over into Macedonia and help us, all of whom are wide awake, consecrated and effi cient young men. Five of these have been secured this year, and the last two came into our work at the fall meeting of Presbytery, Rev. W. W. Pippin for the Appomattox field and Captain A. T. Frances for the Shoe Creek and Woodson work. We are just completing a splendid two-story, seven-room manse for Mr. Frances at Shoe Creek in the moun tains of Nelson County. This makes nine new manses bought or built in West Hanover within the last three years. In addition to this, fifteen of the salaries of our Home Mission pas tors have been very materially in creased. We have had an army of thirteen summer workers this summer doing Sunday school mission work, conduct ing Sunday School Institutes, and holding evangelistic meetings. There have been about 300 conversions this summer, and nearly 200 additions to the Presbyterian church by profession and eighty by letter. One of the most effective things accomplished has been the new life given to the Sunday schools through the twelve Sunday School Institutes conducted by two trained young men from the Seminary, Mr. E. H. Ham ilton and Mr. George C. Bellingrath. These gifted and trained workers were employed to carry the best methodB of Sunday school work into the local churches and mission schools, espe cially in the rural districts. Better Sunday school methods was not the only result, for all the communities visited received also a spiritual bless ing and a missionary vision. From every quarter the people testify that one of the best things the Home Mis sion Committee has done has been to give the Sunday School Institute to the local churches in the country. Try It. It is worthy the consideration of ?every Presbytery in the Synod. Church Building Imperative! "The Church that Builds Most, Grows Most" Before every church there are two paths: One leads to a mission field; One leads to a cemetery. When a denomination ceases to build, it has begun to die. One of the greatest hindrances to our denominational growth has been the lack of an adequate building fund. While other great churches have millions.with which to build, our erection funds total only about $80,000. Is it any wonder that, with such meagre resources, the Assembly's Home Missions is handicapped in its work, and every year scores of worthy appeals for assistance must be denied? Having no adequate fund for this purpose, churches must be built from current contributions that properly should go to the workers' support. This is only another way of saying that practically every new mission church is erected at the expense of the worker. MUST THE HOME MISSIONARY BEAR THIS BURDEN, TOO? The Home Mission Week Offering, November 29-27, is for Church Erection A BUILDING FUND IS A DENOMINATIONAL NECESSITY A. N. SHARP, Treasurer , * J * Executive Committee of Home Missions 1522 Hurt Building, - - - - - Atlanta, Ga. N. B. ? What more appealing cause for those who love their church and want it to grow than an adequate building fund?