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on application, postage charges paid by them; the promotion of the Daily Vacation Bible School where it may be found practicable; the use of the missionary calendar, "Our Prayer Each Week," a practical method of mission ary instruction and inspiration which should be found in every school and welcomed by all. Like conferences will be held for the promotion of Young People's Societies in the early summer. Richard C. Wilson, Jr. Presbyterian College of South Car olina: Dr. Vander Meulen, president of Louisville Theological Seminary, will conduct the services during the Week of Prayer at the Presbyterian College of South Carolina, beginning Wednesday, March 1st, and continu ing through Sunday. A group of young men from Columbia Theologi cal Seminary, including the quartet, visited the college recently. They filled the pulpits of both the First Presbyterian church and Thortiwell Memorial on Sunday, and also held special services for the students. These young men made a most favor able impression on college and com munity, and great good was accom plished by their visit. There are something like thirty young men in the college looking forward to defi nite Christian work, most of them going into the ministry. D. M. Douglas. Olanta: The Miley-Hooker meeting began here January 22d and contin ued through January 29th. Sickness in his family delayed Dr. Miley until Monday, so the pastor, Dr. P. M. Hawley, and Mr. Hooker conducted services till Tuesday. Dr. Miley's preaching appealed to people of all ages; his simple, earnest, clear-cut presentation of the gospel apparently made a deep impression on people of every creed in the community. The gospel in song was a delightful fea ture of every service. This too short stay of Dr. W. H. Miley and Rev. J. T. Hooker meant much for the churches of the community, even more than Indicated by the tabulated results: 29 confessions, 160 recon secrations, 70 "loyalty" cards signed, 4 life-service pledges, 40 tithers and 37 family altars indicated, and scores of other forward-looking pledges made. Of the twenty-nine confes sions, fourteen expressed preference for the Presbyterian church. Bethel: A helpful meeting began in this church February 5th and con tinued through February 12th. Dr. W. H. Miley and his singer, Rev. J. T. Hooker, were the evangelists. They did not reach here till Monday, so the pastor, Dr. F. M. Hawley, con ducted services the first day. It is not too much to say that Dr. Miley's sermons were enjoyed by the ever increasing congregations and made a helpful impression on all who heard him. Mr. Hooker presented the gos pel in song impressively, and suc ceeded in getting more and better singing out of our folks than any one thought possible. Some visible results noted are: 19 confessions, *41 reconsecrations, 63 "loyalty" cards signed, 29 tithers and 27 fam ily altars reported, and numbers of other pledges to more faithful ser vice in several departments of church work. Fourteen of the nineteen mak ing confession expressed preference for the Presbyterian church. Bethel 1? a stronger, more united church because these brethren came and pre sented the gospel story so earnestly and attractively that our people now stand on "higher ground." Other churches shared with us to -some ex tent. in this we rejoice. TEXAS. Presbytery of lirown wood will meet in San Saba, Tex., at 8 P. M. April 11, 1922. Malcom Black, S. C. Western Texas Presbytery: In preparation for the Every-Member Canvass, the manager of the Progres sive Program for this Presbytery ar ranged four group conferences for pastors and congregational managers, which were well attended, and much interest was manifested. The confer ences were held at San Antonio, Feb ruary 9th; Victoria, February 10th; Corpus Christi, February 16th; Har lingen, February 20th. Good pro grams were prepared, and Bome splen did addresses were made. It is hoped that much good will result from these conferences. Marlln: Rev. Fred L. McFadden began his pastorate of the First church a year and a half ago. Dur ing that time we have received sixty seven members into the church, which is a little over 50 per cent, increase in our membership. Our Sunday school has increased 75 per cent. The Women's Work has also been organized on the Assembly's plan, and our Woman's Auxiliary to day, with its various circles, is ac complishing a splendid task in build ing up the kingdom here in Marlin. On February 5th Dr. N. I" . Buie and Mr. J. J. Gallaher were ordained and installed as deacons In this church. The Synod of Texas will meet with this church in its regular meeting this fall, and we are looking forward with a great deal of pleasure to the time when we shall have all the min isters of this State as our guests. CHANGE OF ADDRESS. Rov. M. F. Daniels from Macon, G&., to 511 North Graham Street, Charlotte, N. C. A MESSAGE TO THE CHURCHES. Henry H. Sweets, Secretary. At a meeting of the Council of Church Boards of Education in an nual session at Chicago in January, a committee was appointed to prepare a message to lay upon the hearts of all the members of the Protestant churches of the United States the se rious responsibility for sustaining and more largely equipping and endowing the Church schools and colleges. We give below the carefully thought out report of this committee. "1. The cause of Christian Educa tion is fundamental to the mainten ance and extension of the work of the Christian Church at home and abroad. "2. 'When the man's got ? all's got.' Trained leaders are essential to the realization of the Christian program. Christian education is con cerned with the training of the lead ers and of all who co-operate in the work of the kingdom. The success of Home and Foreign Missions and of all other enterprises of the Church admittedly depends upon the success of Christian education. "3. While these truths are gen erally admitted by leaders of all the churches, they have not yet come to the consciousness of the entire mem bership, as is evidenced by the fact that, while gifts for education in gen eral have been greatly multiplied, the increase in the gifts of the Church for education under the auspices ot the Church has not kept pace with its increase of gifts for other philaiv thropic and benevolent enterprises. "4. In view of the situation thus briefly outlined, the Council of Church Boards of Education urges the leaders of the churches so to in crease the budgets allotted to edu catioual Interests as to enable them to meet their Increasing opportuni ties and requirements. It also ear nestly calls upon the members of all the churches to give themselves in prayer and devoted activity to a na tion-wide effort for the purpose of endowing and supporting their edu cational institutions and agencies, to the end that a sufficient number of trained leaders may be provided for the building of the kingdom of God." Louisville, Ky. Troy: This church has recently elected and installed as elders Messrs. George M. Jewell, John Montgomery, Alexander S. Mattingly and Paul Shields; and as deacons Messrs. John W. Mahin, W. A. Black and Frank Singleton.- Mr. M. B. Hifner also was elected an elder and Mr. Elbert Jewell a deacon, but they have not yet agreed to accept these offices. This church has kept up its evening services throughout the winter with good congregations. Mr. E. H. Da vis, Superintendent of Synod's Home Missions, will speak to this congrega tion on March Bth on the Every-Mem ber Canvass. THE PAX-PRESBYTERIAN ALLIANCE. By Rev. W. J. McMillan, D. D. The western section of the Alli ance of Reformed Churches through out the world holding the Presbyte rian system met at the First Presby terian church in Atlantic City, N. J., February 8-9-10, 1922. Delegates were present from prac tically all of the churches which con stitute the body, the number present being something like one hundred persons. Of the delegates of the Presbyte rian Church (U. .S) the following were present: Rev. Drs. S. L. Mor ris, R. C. Reed, E. T. Wellford, Er nest Thompson, W. J. McMillan, and Ruling Elders J. P. Janney, of Lees burg, Va., and Mr. Montgomery, of the Central church, Atlanta. Rev. R. P. MacRay, D. D., of the Presbyterian Church of Canada, opened the meeting with an address, and presided at all of the sessions. Among the outstanding features of the program the following matters might be mentioned: 1. The report of the Committee on Work on the Continent of Europe, presented by Rev. James I. Good, D. D., of the Reformed Church in the United States. Dr. Good gave a most helpful report of the conditions pre . valent in< France, Italy, Vienna, Po land, Lithuania, Hungary and Jug* Slavia, Transylvania and Bohemia. The dire needs of the people and churches of these sections of Europe were made all the more appealing bj the presentation of numerous ste reopticon pictures. Certainly Ameri can Presbyterians should do all in their power to assist their brethren in Europe. The Council decided to send 9 dep utation to several of the countries of Europe the coming summer to bear to them the greetings of their breth ren here, to encourage them in every possible way in the midst of their misfortunes, and to render every pos sible assistance. Rev. James I. Good, D. D., of Philadelphia, will be the chairman of the deputation. 2. The report of the Committee on Christian Education in the Home and Community, which was presented by Rev. Harold McA. Robinson, D. D.; the report of the Committee on Christian Education In Institutions of Higher Learning, presented by Rer. R. C. Wylie, D. D., of the Reformed Presbyterian Church; and an address on Christian Education by Rev. R. Bruce Taylor, D. D.t of Kingston. Ont., was marked by great thorough ness. The report of Dr. Wylte was moat exhaustive, calling to the at tention of the Council many things in the life and customs of the insti tutions of higher learning which give pause for serious thought. On the other hand, the address of Dr. Tay lor was inspirational and optimistic throughout. Let us hope that Chris tianity has not and is not losing its hold upon the Institutions of higher learning. 3. The Conference on Evangelism led to some discussion. There was much interest elicited, and only the expiration of the time allotted ter minated the remarks on this subject. The address by Rev. Joseph A. Vance, D. D., of Detroit, was warm-hearted, inspirational and informing. It will be a great day for America when the Reformed and Presbyterian Churches turn in real earnest to the task of the evangelization of the multitudes at our own doors. There were many other interesting features, and numerous able ad dresses, of which the limits of this paper will not permit mention. It seems a pity that some plan cannot be devised whereby the influ ence of these annual meetings may be made to reach a larger constitu ency. All of the reports are prepared with great care. They are upon themes in which the Church should be vitally interested. And yet these valuable papers never see the light so far as the membership of the sev eeral churches are concerned. Even those appointed to report to the sev eral assemblies are seldom allowed time enough in which to render a re port in any informing way. The next meeting of the western section will be held in Toronto. Baltimore, Md. THE WEEK OF PRAYER. Rev. Samuel M. Glasgow, D. D., Pastor First Presbyterian Church, ? Knoxville, Tenn. That the whole Church should go from its knees to the financial deci sion which limits in a very serious measure the scope of our great Church for another year is a mag nificent conception. A Week of Prayer for the Progressive Program is another indication of the ability of our Church to keep the spiritual note uppermost while encouraging the worship of liberal giving. The Every-Member Canvass and the Pro gressive Program have certainly been used of God to mark a new spiritual tide in our Church as well as a long advanced step in our offerings. If we pray earnestly for all the great causes of the Church we cannot give with indifference. Rev. W. H. Hopper, D. D., Louisville, Ky. The Presbyterian Progressive Pro gram, which has been instrumental in wonderfully stimulating the spirit ual life of the members and in tre mendously enlarging the activities of the Presbyterian Church, U. S., was a gracious gift from God in answer to prayer. It has progressed in prayer and offers amazing possibilities of fu ture progress through prayer. The special emphasis on prayer of the Assembly's Stewardship, Committee for the week preceding the Every Member Canvass in March, repeats and re-enforces the spiritual element that has characterized this important movement of our Church. This Week of Prayer, when thoughtfully observed by our people, will enrich our lives and bring great results.