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The Presbyterian of the South : [combining the] Southwestern Presbyterian, Central Presbyterian, Southern Presbyterian. [volume] (Atlanta, Ga.) 1909-1931, February 22, 1922, Image 9

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GEORGIA.
Atlanta: On the 14th of this month
the Central church of this city, of
which Rev. Dr. B. R. Lacy is pastor,
completed the sixty-fourth year of its
history. Beginning in 1858 with thir
ty-nine members, It has grown to a
membership of nearly 1,500. Through
all these years It has been a power
for good in the city and has done
much for the advancement of the gen
oral work of the Church in the world.
AmerictiH: Rev. F. P. Anderson,
having accepted a call to the First
Presbyterian church of Gadsden, Ala.,
leaves our congregation without a
pastor. A splendid field is here for
some strong aggressive man. Ameri
rus is one of the very best towns in
South Georgia. The congregation last
week purchased a manse, and will
have it ready for the new pastor.
Geneva: At the close of our revival
here on Sunday last, Rev. John Goff
received eleven into the church. Nine
of these were on profession and bap
tism. One father and mother at the
same time presented an infant for
covenant baptism.
Field.** : The name of this church
has been changed from Fields to
Plain View. The new church build
ing is also going up at a commend
able rate. People who already have
good church homes cannot realize
what a supreme pleasure it will be
for a little congregation, which has
worshipped for years in an old school
house, to be able to meet in its own
house. Our next services, which are
only held once a month, will be in
our new house.
Cuthbert: It would please any con
gregation to know the good that has
been done by a few faithful women
of our church in the convict camps
near town. Would that more of such
work was done in Georgia. "I was
sick and in prison and ye visited me
not." Our women can only go out
on Sunday afternoons, but their work
has had telling effect on the lives of
the convicts and on conditions around
the camp.
Macon, Tat nail Square: Rev. M. F.
Daniel, who has been pastor of this
church for a year, has been called
to the position of Superintendent of
Missions in Mecklenburg PreBbytery.
It is with great regret that our people
give him up.
IjaFayette: On Sunday evening,
February 12th, Rev. J. P. Anderson,
D. D., was installed pastor of this
church by a committee of Cherokee
Presbytery. Rev. F. K. Simms, D.
D., of Dalton, preached the sermon
and propounded the constitutional
questions. Rev. J. T. Wade, of
Menlo, delivered the charge to the
pastor, and Elder C. R. Smith, of
l>alton, charged the people. A very
large union audience of all the
churches of the town was present for
these services. Mr. J. R. Killian has
been elected an elder in this church,
and Dr. R. M. Caulter and Mr. Moore
Patton have been elected deacons.
These new officers will be ordained
and Installed the first Sabbath in
March. A very fine spirit is mani
fest in the church, and the relations
between pastor and people are very
happy. Our fine body of men are
talking repairs for the church, and
our most excellent band of women
are much Interested in placing a new
pipe organ in the church. With our
dear Lord's help we hope to see these
plans materialize in the near future.
KENTUCKY.
Ijouiftvllle: Rev, R. A. Lapsley, D.
D., of Richmond, Va., editor of the
"Karnest Worker," was a recent vis
itor In LouisvIUe, and oo Sunday af
ternoon, February 12th, a special
meeting of the Christian workers of
the local churches was arranged for
by the Sunday School Committee of
Louisville Presbytery to hear him. It
was attended by a representative
gathering. Rev. William T. McElroy,
chairman of the committee, presided,
and Dr. Lapsley was introduced by
Dr. J. G. McAllister, of the Kentucky
Seminary. Dr. Lapsley gave an in
teresting and helpful address on "The
Successful Sunday School and the
Successful Sunday School Worker."
Rev. W. A. Hopkins, Superintendent
of Synod's Young People's Work, also
spoke briefly. During Dr. Lapsley's
stay in Louisville he also addressed
the students of the Kentucky Pres
byterian Theological Seminary, the
Sunday school of the Second church,
and the Southern Presbyterian Min
isters' Association. He also preached
Sunday morning, February lt2h, at
the Woodland church, Louisville, and
Sunday evening at the Crescent Hill
church, Louisville.
A series of Sunday School Institutes
was held in Kentucky recently as fol
lows: Maxwell Street church, Lex
ington, the First church co-operating.
January 30th; Stanford, January
31st; Danville, February 1st; Perry
ville, February 2d; Lawrenceburg,
February 3d. The speakers at all
these places were Mr. Thomas B. Tal
bot, Home Mission Superintendent,
and Rev. W. A. Hopkins, Superinten
dent of Synod's Young People's
Work. Mr. E. H. Davis also deliv
ered addresses at two of the meet
ings, and Rev. S. S. Daughtry at Per
ryvllle. All of the meetings were
well attended, much enthusiasm was
manifested, and good results are al
ready making themselves apparent in
some of the places visited.
IiOUISIANA.
Natchntochos: Rev. T. M. Lemley,
the pastor of this church, reports thai
with a resident membership of fifty,
the attendance at the mid-week
prayer service is from thirty to fifty.
MARYLAND.
Baltimore: Rev. W. J. McMillan,
D. D., completed last Sunday his tenth
year as pastor of the Maryland Ave
nue church In this city.
MISSISSIPPI.
Magnolia: Four group conferences
have been held in the Mississippi
Presbytery on the Presbyterian Pro
gressive Program: Hazlehurst, Janu
ary 24th; Fayette, January 2th; Cen
terville, January 25th, and Magnolia,
January 31st. The bad weather kept
representatives from small churches
from attending. However, the con
ferences were excellent, and much
good will come from them.
The ministers and others of Mis
sissippi Presbytery are requesting Dr.
C. W. Grafton to publish his select
sermons in book form, Dr. S. C.
Caldwell to write an Introductory.
Should any desire such publication,
write Dr. Grafton and urge him to
furnish manuscript.
IiOakcHvlUe: This church, of which
Rev. R. W. Hardy Is pastor, is doing
the best work In its history. Our
Sunday school having outgrown its
quarters in the church building last
fall, we have built a nice twelve-room
Sunday school building at the rear
of the church. Each department has
separate divisions, and these depart
ments are so arranged that each one
can easily be thrown Into one room
by means of sliding doors. Three of
the departments can be thrown Into
one room 16 by 60 feet for banquet
and reception when needed Tor
that purpose. In this hall our live,
wide-awake Christian Endeavor gave
a reception recently to the B. Y. P.
U. and Epworth League of the local
Baptist and Methodist churches. It
was indeed an enjoyable occasion, and
has put new nfe in the work. Prac
tically every young person in the
church is a member of the Christian
Endeavor, and doing fine work. It is
indeed inspiring to attend their meet
ings on Sunday evenings and see the
great work they are doing. We also
have the children from five to fifteen
years of age organized into two divi
sions of the Junior Christian Endea
vor, and both are doing good work.
Our object in this church Is to train
the children and young people to-day
for leaders in the Church to-morrow.
Our Woman's Auxiliary is really one
of the strongest organizations in the
church. It is well organized and thor
ough in its work. The interest mani
fested and the work done is very grat
ifying. At our last communion ser
vice in January there were received
into the church two boys from the
Sunday school on profession of their
faith in Christ. This makes nine ad
ditions to the church on profession
of faith since our fall communion.
Just as we were finishing our Sun
day school building, at a heavy cost
to the church, the Southwestern Cam
paign canvassers came to see us, and
in less than two days the genefous
hearted people signed up more than
the quota assigned this church.
MISSOURI.
St. Cliarles, First Church: Sunday.
February 12th, marked the first an
niversary of the present pastorate.
The past year has been rich in fruit
age. Among many other accomplish
ments was the purchase of a hand
some two-story brick house to be used
as a manse. The Sunday school has
increased its enrollment about 25 per
cent, and church attendance has had
a similar increase. There have been
twenty-eight additions to the church,
seventeen of these on profession of
their faith in Christ, and six infants
were baptized. We reached the cli
max of the year's work in a meeting
which lasted two weeks, closing Feb
ruary 12th, with Rev. H. L. Saun
ders, Synod's Evangelist for St. Louis
Presbytery, doing the preaching. Six
teen members were received into the
church and two infants were bap
tized. The entird church was
strengthened in the faith, and a
spirit of reconsecration is clearly
manifest. We therefore face the fu
ture with bright prospects and re
newed courage.
Henry L. Sneed, Pastor.
St. Joseph, First Chnrcli, Kev.
Bunyan McLeod, D. D., minister:
This church is greatly indebted to
the Assembly's Stewardship Commit
tee in sending Mr. E. H. Davis, Su-*
perintendent of Home Missions and
Stewardship, Synod of Kentucky, in
order that the Presbyterian Progres
sive Program might be forcibly pre
sented to this congregation. The
church was greatly enthused by Mr.
Davis* presentation of the Assembly".*
program, and his address will bear
fruit in the Every-Member Canvass
In March. Two weeks ago a congre
gational meeting instructed the Build
ing Committee to proceed with the
erection of a $60,000 Sunday school
room. The new building is to be
complete in every detail, Including a
gymnasium for boys' work.
NORTH CAROLINA.
Wilmington: The First church has
just passed through a most gracious
season of blessing in connection with
the Foreign Mission work. As al
ready announced, eight of its foreign
missionaries, Dr. and Mrs. George C.
Worth, Rev. and Mrs. Lacy L. Little,
Rev. and Mrs. Lacy I. Moffett and
Miss Sade A. Nesbit, of their station
at Kiangyin, and Miss Jessie D. Hail,
of Tsing Kiang Pa, have been visit
ing the congregation. With them
were the two sons of Dr. and Mrs.
Worth. Messrs. William C. Worth and
Charles W. Worth, Jr., and Martha,
the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Moffett.
On Friday, January 20th, a beau
tiful reception was given to the mis
sionaries in the Chadbourn Memorial
Hall. The reception was largely at
tended and was a delightful occasion.
On Saturday evening at 8, Rev.
Lacy I. Moffett gave a lecture on
the station, strikingly illustrated with
lantern slides showing the city and
station.
On Sunday morning every depart
ment of the Sunday school, from the
Beginners to the organized adult
Bible classes, was addressed by one
of the visiting lady missionaries, and
the men's Bible class by Mr. Mof
fett. At 11 A. M. Messrs. Little and
Moffett addressed a large and atten
tive congregation at the church. At
7 P. M. Rev. Lacy L. Little spoke
to the Senior Christian Endeavor So
ciety. At 8 P. M. Dr. Worth and Mr.
Little spoke to a large congregation.
And on Monday afternoon Mrs. Lit
tle, Mrs. Moffett and Miss Nesbit
spoke to a large company of women
that had gathered in spite of a very
inclement day.
A pageant of the Kiangyin work
was to have been given on Tuesday
evening; but on account of the death
on Tuesday morning of Ruling Elder
W. M. Cumming, a member of this
church's Foreign Mission Committee,
this was postponed.
The local Foreign Mission Commit
tee met at noon on Tuesday, deeply
moved because of the death not two
hours before of Mr. Cumming. Af
ter very feeling remarks by the chair
man, Dr. James Sprunt, and prayer,
Dr. Wells brought a message, from
Mr. Cumming touching the enlistment
of more of the people of the church,
especially the newer members, in sus
taining by their prayers and gifts the
work at Kiangyin. He also remind
ed the committee that two of the sons
of the church. Rev. W. C. Cumming.
the son of Ruling Elder Cumming!
and Rev. C. W. Worth, Jr., the son
of Dr. George C. Worth, the church's
medical missionary at Kiangyin,
would be ready to go to the work
in China this summer. Dr. James
Sprunt offered, in addition to his pres
ent large work, gifts to support one
of these young men, if the rest of
the congregation would pledge the
support of the other. Ruling Elder
R. A. Brand moved that the congre
gation be asked to do this, and the
fund take the form of a memorial
to the father, Mr. W. M. Cumming,
for the support of the son.
Dr. Wells was asked to return from
Columbia Seminary on Sunday, Jan
uary 29th, to give a history of the
work at Kiangyin and to present the
matter to the congregation. The ses
sion afterward heartily endorsed the
suggestions of the committee. On
Sunday, the 29th, to a large congre
gation, Dr. Wells told the story of
Kiangyin. He told how the church
had begun the work and how for
fourteen years church and station
had been closely knit together. Dr.
Worth in a few words told also what
this had meant to the workers and
the station. When Dr. Wells pre
sented the suggestion that the con
gregation, In addition to what they
were already doing, meet Dr. Sprnnt's
generous offer, they In five minutes
pledged $1,500 as such a memorial.
In this way these two sons of the
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