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The Presbyterian of the South : [combining the] Southwestern Presbyterian, Central Presbyterian, Southern Presbyterian. [volume] (Atlanta, Ga.) 1909-1931, March 22, 1922, Image 17

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WOMAN'S WORK.
(Continued from page 7)
while. Make this a great year for
the great Synodical of Texas.
Mrs. M. G. Stell,
Synodical Secretary.
2616 Milam St., Houston, Tex.
11KAZOS PRESBYTERIAL.
The Presbyterial Auxiliary of Bra
zos will convene in Oaklawn church,
Houston, April 12, 13 and 14, 1922.
We are expecting an unusually good
meeting for several reasons. Hous
ton has the largest church (numeri
cally) in the Southern Presbyterian
Church.
Houston's largest church has the
greatest number of missions (Ave in
number). Houston has in all eleven
Southern Presbyterian churches. Oak
lawn is a child of First church, the
largest church in the Southern Assem
bly. consequently Oaklawn church,
Houston, is a fine place for the meet
ing.
Misses Elnora Berry, of Atlanta,
Ca.. and Esther Mathews, of Mokpo,
Korea, will be the Presbyterial visi
tors. A treat is in store for all who
hear them.
Mrs. J. L. Brock, of Bryan, Sy
nodical President, will bring the mes
sage from the Synodical. All Brazos
knows the information and inspira
tion to bq derived from hearing her,
our beloved ex-president. '
A wonderful young people's meet
ing is being planned, and other in
teresting things. It behooves every
auxiliary of Brazos Presbyterial Aux
iliary to be represented by her most
wide-awake women. Send name and
address to Mrs. Herbert Green, 206
Linwood, Houston.
Mrs. M. G. Stell,
Presbyterial Secretary.
SOUTH CAROLINA PRESBYTE
RIALS.
The following schedule has been
arranged for the meetings of the
South Carolina Presbyterial Auxilia
ries:
Charleston Presbyterial at Beau
fort, April 4th-5th.
Pee Dee Presbyterial at Dillon,
April 6th-7th.
Harmony Presbyterial at McDowell
church, Greelyville, April llth-12th.
Congaree at Camden, April 18th
lHth-20th.
Bethel at Chester, April 20th-21st.
South Carolina at Lebanon church,
Abbeville, April 26th-26th.
Piedmont at Piedmont, April 27 th
-8th.
Knoree at Jonesville, May 2d-3d.
Mrs. Leslie Stribling,
Synodlcal Secretary.
FIjORIDA PRESBYTERIAL
AUXILIARIES.
The Presbyterials will hold their
annual meetings in the following or
der:
Florida ? Madison, April 4th-5th.
Su wanee ? Lake City, April 5th
7th.
St. John's ? St. Petersburg, April
Hth-12th.
Mrs. Chas. E. Dorsey,
Secretary of Florida Synodical Aux
iliary.
FLORIDA PRESBYTERIAL. *
The sixteenth annual meeting of
the Woman's Presbyterial Auxiliary
?f Florida Presbytery will be held in
^irst Presbyterian, Madison, Fla.,
APrll 4-5, 1922.
Mrs. F. B. Callaway,
Secretary.
PRESBYTERIAL meetings in
GEORGIA.
The following schedule has been
"ranged for the Presbyterial Auxll
iary meetings in Georgia:
Atlanta ? April 12th to 14th, Con
yers.
Athens ? April 17th to 19th, Gaines
ville.
Augusta ? April 19th to 21st,
Washington.
Savannah ? April 24th to 26th, Sa
vannah.
Southwest ? April 27th to 29th, Syl
vester.
Macon ? May 1st to 3d, Americus.
Cherokee ? May 3d to 5th, Rome.
Mrs. Charles H. Newton,
Secretary Georgia Synodical Auxil
iary.
DON A LDS Y 1 LLE, GA.
The Woman's Auxiliary of thia
church held a "spend-the-day" meet
ing at the church March 2d, at which
time the hook, "Triumphs of the Gos
pel in the Belgian Congo," was
studied and thoroughly enjoyed by all
who were fortunate enough to have
been present.
The Auxiliary issued invitations to
the three other church auxiliaries of
the town, the Baptist, Methodist and
Nazarene, to share with them this
most splendid and interesting study.
Although the weather conditions were
very unfavorable, quite a number
were present at the meeting.
A lovely dinner was prepared by
a committee of women, who served
it in the church parlors.
The menu was chicken salad, pine
apple, pimento and ham sandwiches,
pickle, crackers, cake and coffee. The
salad was served from a large pot
with wooden spoons, African style,
which was placed in the centre of
the room. The "husbands" came in
at the noon hour for lunch, thus re
lieving the busy wife of a prepared
dinner at home before coming.
The chapters of the book were as
signed to different members of the
Auxiliary several days before the
meeting, and in this way the study
was both instructive and interesting.
Maps of various kinds were used, and
a blackboard outline of the chapters
was given by some as they talked.
The following is the program as
given: Song; Scripture and prayer,
by Rev. C. M. Campbell; geographi
cal setting and general outline of
study, by Mrs. C. M. Campbell; Chap
ter I, "Following God," by Mrs. G.
P. Shingler; Appendix I, "Political
Situation and Short Sketches of Life
of Dr. Morrison," by Mrs. I. R. Ault
man; lunch; Chapter II, "Gaining the
People," by Mrs. W. R. Latham;
prayer, Rev. Mr. Glover; Chapter III,
"A Growing Work," by Mrs. J. L.
Gray; song, "Swing Low, Sweet
Chariot," by Rev. and Mrs. C. M.
Campbell; Chapter IV, "A Fruitful
Church," by Mrs. Glenn Darleyshire;
prayer, by Mrs. Claude Bridges;
Chapter V, "On the Trail," by Mrs.
C. M. Campbell and Mrs. Glover Gar
wood; Appendix II, Mrs. Emmett
Cooper; Chapter VI, "Forward," by
Miss Gourley and Rev. C. M. Camp
bell.
This earnest group of women have
almost doubled their membership
within the past few months, and
their once a week meeting has proven
a blessing to them and an Increase
of interest in the cause of missions.
LAYMEN'S WORK.
(Continued from page 7)
nia: how that in a great trial of af
fliction the abundance of their joy
and their deep poverty abounded unto
the riches of their liberality? For
to their power I bear record, yea,
and beyond their power they were
willing of themselves; praying us
with much entreaty that we would
receive the gift and take upon us
the fellowship of the ministering to
the saints" ? Would it not cheer the
hearts of the members of our Execu
tive Committee to see the Southern
Presbyterian churches praying them
to receive their gifts in the distress
ing crisis now upon them? When we
come to look for the secret that
prompted those Macedonian Chris
tians to this marked liberality, we
find it accounted for in these words:
"First they gave their own selves to
the Lord and to us by the will of
God."
The week of prayer and self-de
nial is now upon us. How shall we
meet it? Will not thd rank and file
of our membership double their con
tributions to Foreign Missions, where
this is possible, or at least increase
them by 50 per cent., so that, first
of all, the threatened deficit may be
averted and these splendidly equipped
young warriors, who are now wait
ing, be hastened on to the relief of
the sorely depleted forces on the fir
ing line?
May the writer be allowed to give
a beautiful object lesson? He knows
of one Southern Presbyterian church
in which it was announced that two
of the sons of that church would be
ready to go to the front next sum
mer, and that there were no funds
with which to send them out. One
of the elders of that church agreed
to contribute the support of one of
these young men, while the congre
gation as a whole has undertaken to
add to their already conspicuously
liberal gifts an amount sufficient to
provide for the other on the foreign
field. Is it not possible for other
strong churches to do likewise?
"There is that scattereth and Increas
eth yet more;
And there is that withholdeth more
than is meet, but it tendeth
only to want.
The liberal soul shall be made fat:
And he that watereth shall be watered
also himself."
Lacy L. Little.
Mangum, N. C.
THE LAYMEN OP ERENEZER
PRESRYTERY.
Recently a splendid company of
laymen gathered In Paris, Ky., for
the first convention of the Laymen's
Association of Ebenezer Presbytery.
A very large delegation came from
Millersburg and vicinity. The host
was the Paris church membership, the
convention being held in the audito
rium of that church. The ladies of
the church served the meals in ban
quet style, thereby giving opportunity
for the promotion of the lighter forms
of fellowship and good cbeer.
Mr. Thomas B. Talbot, Superinten
dent of Home Missions of Ebenezer
Presbytery, presided. The program
was unusually interesting. Splendid
addresses were given by Mr. E. D.
Veach, of Lexington; Mr. C. E. Mar
vin, of Payne's Depot, in the after
noon; and at night by Mr. H. R. Tur
ner, of Campbellsville, and Mr. J. B.
Milligan, of Chattanooga, Tenn. All
these men were at their very beat,
and their spirited talks added new
impetus to the work in this Presby
tery.
No organization was formed, but
we planned to meet at another date
very soon and arrange for the organ
ization.
The pastor of the church, Rev. T.
S. Smiley, entered heartily into the
services, as did Rev. W. W. Morton,
of Millersburg, and Rev. B. B. Hestlr,
of Carlisle, who brought with him a
fine body of laymen. The day was
doubtless the most inclement of the
winter, but the warmth and enthu
siasm within were very stimulating.
The choir of the Paris church, which
is one of the very best in Kentucky,
rendered a delightful musical pro
gram, and this, the first meeting of
the laymen in Ebenezer Presbytery,
was regarded as a great success.
THE WORLD'S MOST CHRISTIAN
ARMY.
Strange ? but true ? that we should
have to go to China to find the world's
most Christian army.
Rev. Dr. Goforth, our well-known
Honan missionary, in a personal let
ter to Rev. J. W. Mitchell, D. D.,
writes :
"I have recently spent fifteen days
with General Feng and his Christian
army.
"It is the most Christian army on
earth. Three fourths of the 11,000
men are already baptized.
"The last day I was with them I
baptized 960 men, and 4,606 officers
and men partook of communion.
"It was the greatest day of the
Lord I have ever known in China,
but there are greater days ahead of
the Lord to-day.
"The general and four of the colo
nels and one of the majors say they
are pressed by the Spirit of God to
give up the army and go to preach
ing.
"The officers are sending out one
of the colonels as their representative
to proclaim the gospel among the ar
mies of China.
"The general told me that they
were going to organize a branch in
his army to prepare preachers." ? The
Presbyterian Record.
TWO DECADES OP ItEMARKABIiE
PROGHESS.
R. E. Magill. Sec.
A review of the development of
the Sunday school work of the South
ern Presbyterian Church, as revealed
in the annual report of the Publica
tion and Sunday School Committee
for 1922. shows that wonderful pro
gress has been made during the last
two decades in the matter of in
creased enrollment, in improved edu
cational standards, and in the fruit
fulness of the evangelistic efforts of
the schools. Summarized in statis
tics, some of the evidences of God's
favor are seen in the following facts:
In 1902. In 1922.
Number schools... 2,170 3,365
Sunday school en
rollment 170,266 370,260
Scholars joined
church 5,034 13,919
Number of field
workers 7 52
Offerings of Sunday
schools for be
nevolences ....$26,166 $455,323
New schools or
ganized by field
workers in 20
years 1,045
Churches organ
i z e d as out
growth of mis
sion Sunday
schools in 20
years 136
Number of pupils
Joining church
from Sunday
schools in 20
years 137,949
Net gain of church
i n membership
in 20 years.... 166,403
No investment of funds or effort
yields finer fruitage than the work
of Sunday School Extension, and the
$100,000 needed for this Important
cause should be given gladly by the
Church. March is the month for mak
ing special offerings for this cause,
and for completing unpaid quotas.
Send checks to R. E. Maglll, Treas
urer, Box 1176, Richmond, Vs.

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