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pround for a building at Preston.
Mr. B. H. Wiggin, a student (or the ministry under care of Presby tery, and who will enter the Seminary in September, is doing most excel lent work In the Smyrna group of churches. The fine new manse of the church at Fort Valley is now completed, and occupied by tho recently installed pas tor, Rev. J. W. Smith, whose work is making a real impression upon the community. The newly organized church at Wayside, Jones County, has com pleted its manse, and it is now oc cupied by the pastor, Rev. E. B. With erspoon. Work on the church build ing will be commenced at once, most of the money for its erection having been secured. At a recent meeting of the Home Missions Committee, steps were taken looking to organized work among the negro population of the city of Ma son, Revs. Douglas, Geff and Owens constituting the committee to inves tigate and report. The Vineville church, Macon, Rev. J. H. Owens pastor, has entered Into arrangements with Rev. Douglas W'au chope, Eynodical evangelist for Synod of Georgia, and his singer, W. H. Taylor, for two weeks of service, in cluding three Sundays, from Novem ber 5 to November 19, 1922, and haa already begcn the work of prepara tion. East Macon: This church had the pleasure of having with it a second time for a protracted series of ser vices Rev. John Goff, evangelist of Macon Presbytery. His earnest ser mons were greatly enjoyed by those present, and we trust that much good may result from the truth sown and the earnest prayers offered in behalf of the meeting. Mr. O. K. Webb, a student from Mercer University, "did fine work in leading the music for us. KENTUCKY. Louisville*: The Kentucky Presby terian Educational Movement has opened headquarters at the Theologi cal oeminary, No. 109 East Broad way, Louisville, Ky. The campaign will be for $1,000,000 to be appor tioned to Kentucky Theological Sem inary, Center College, the Women's College, Mountain Mission schools and the Synodical Orphans' Home. Rev. R. T. Gillespie, D. D., pastor of First church, Louisville, is chairman of the Executive Committee. Mr. B. B. Veach, treasurer, and Rev. S. W.. McGill, director. The campaign opens with much enthusiasm. ? James Lees Memorial: The ses sion of the church has kindly length ened the vacation of the pastor from one to two months in order that he, Rev. N. G. Stevens, may take a six weeks' Bible course in the Biblical Seminary in New York. During the pastor's absence the officers will con duct the prayer meetings, and visiting ministers the preaching services. LOUISIANA. Gueydan: Sunday, June 11th, was a happy day for us. The sacrament of the Lord's Supper was adminis tered to a congregation that filled the house. Six persons were publicly re ceived into the church on a confes sion of faith in the Lord Jesus. Two were heads of families. Two were baptized. At the evening service the People could not find room inside the church and a large number stood around the windows during the entire service. One of the most beautifully impressive ceremonies was when four families presented seven infants for baptism. Mr. Wood has filled his last regular appointment with us, having been here for seven years. MISSISSIPPI. Lclanri: Gracious revival services have been held in this church by Dr. Joseph Rennie and Rev. George Smiley. The Lord graciously heard prayer and blessed toil and the great levee held back the flood of waters which threatened to devour our fair valley. Vicksburg;: Eight persons, two by letter and six on profession, were re ceived into the Presbyterian church here Sunday, June 11th. This was one of the results of the Bulgin meet ing which began May 28th. The meeting has been a gratifying suc cess. The big tabernacle, built in one day, as has been described in a pre vious issue of the Presbyterian of the South. It has a seating capacity of nearly three thousand, and has been well filled each night. Some nights the crowds have overflowed into the streets. Some of the interesting fea tures of the meeting have been the services for the negroes and for the various organizations of the city. Each of the five evangelical denom inations have had a night, as also the Masons, Odd Fellows, Pythlans, Woodmen, the Greeks and the Jews. An invitation to the Knights of Co lumbus was refused. There have been ladies' prayer meetings, all now merged into one, at the homes of the people, and a daily business men's prayer meeting. We are expecting large things from this meeting. Shaw: Two married couples were received into the church Sunday night, June 18th. In these two families are five children, making a valuable ad dition to the Sunday school. NORTH CAROLINA. Bluff-Godwin Group, Fayetteville Presbytery, has called Rev. U. T. Croker from the Presbytery of Albe marle as pastor. He will take imme diate chargo of that group and begin work at once. West End: This church received twenty members by confession on Sun day, June 4th. All of them came through the Sunday school, and dur ing a meeting held for us by Rev. Conner Brown, evangelist ot the Sy nod of North Carolina. This gather ing in a Joy to us and is 'a good proph ecy for the future of our church at West End, which is young and has just gotten into its own church build ing. We have planned for the or ganization of a Junior and Senior Christian Endeavor Society. To God be all the praise. R. G. M. Spray church has secured the ser vices of Miss Margaret Shive, of De catur, Ga., to assist their pastor dur ing the summer months. The people have already fallen in love with her and she with them, so the prospects for a very profitable summer in the advancement of the kingdom of Jesus Christ are bright. This church will be ten years old June 25, 1922. Only a child, she expects a daughter this fall born In North Spray, two ftlilea from this church. Miss Shive will devote the greater part of her time at this mission point training and developing workers from which we expect to choose the officers for the new church to be organized then, the Lord being willing and the way clear. All of these people at this mission point are cotton mill people of the finest type, and are very glad that they are to have a church to be called their own. They have recently built a church and owe a great deal Of the cost of building yet, and as the work Is not full time, It makes It very hard for the people to pay this debt. There are many of God's chosen that have enough and to spare, and if you will send us a gift we will ap preciate it very much, and will praise and thank our heavenly Father for you and the gift. Those desiring to help us may send their gifts to Rev. J. S. Cook, pastor of the Spray church, Spray, N. C., Box 200. Mt. Olive: The pastor and people of this church were delighted to have with them recently Dr. G. C. Worth, who has been our missionary surgeon in Kiangyu Hospital, China, for twen has taken on new life and interest, having present last Sunday eighty young people who enjoyed a fine pro gram. At a congregational meeting on June 4th the pastor's salary was raised 20 per cent. S. W. Kluttz. (?oldNton: Rev. Jonas Barclay, who, in addition to his pastorate, is serv ing Fayetteville Presbytery as evan gelist of Chatham County, has been preaching monthly in the afternoon since December at this place. Here he began a meeting on the third Sun day morning in May, continuing un til the fourth Sunday night. The con gregations were appreciative and in spiring, and were notable for the large attendance of young people and chil dren. The people of the different de nominations were helpful in co-oper ation, and were cordial in hospital ity. There were nine acceptances of Christ as Saviour, and a petition for the organization of a Presbyterian church was signed by seventeen pros pective charter members. Quite a number of well wishers also signed the petition. Goldston is a beautiful and promising new town on the South ern Railway, four miles west of Gulf, terian church seems encouraging. J. B. St. Paul's: The town pastors have held a union meeting at the St. Paul's cotton mill, Rev. J. J. Murray, of Wilmington, preaching for us. While pastor here he did a great work among the mill people, and they gave him a joyous welcome. New mem bers were added to all of the churches, two joining the Presbyterian church on profession and two by statement. We have also received three others on profession. We have now nearly 400 members. A most gratifying evidence of spiritual interest in our congregation has been the number of young people dedicating themselves to the minis try and mission work. Two have been received by Presbytery as candidates for the ministry, and three of our girls have volunteered for the foreign field, Brazil, Mexico and Africa. An other young lady Is now teaching in a mountain mission school. At the prayer meeting services the pastor is drilling a class of about sixty In the books of the Bible, using Dr. I. P. Black's text-book and charts. About once a year we convert the prayer meeting into a class for spe cial study, and all ages from ten to seventy take an enthusiastic part in the exercises. E. C. Murray. Mofklonbnrs! Presbytery: Rev. W. S. Hamiter has accepter calls to Pine ville and Banks churches, and is al ready on the field. Rev. S. B. Lyerly has accepted a call to St. Paul's church, Charlotte, to take charge of the new work June 1st. Rev. Daniel Iverson, pastor of Tenth Avenue church. Charlotte, has accepted a hearty call to First Pres byterian church, Tarboro, N. C., and hopes to remove to his new field Au gust 1st. The Presbytery of Mecklenburg will convene In adjourned session in Char lotte First church Monday, July 8, 1922, at 2 P. M. Charlotte, Wilmore Church: Mr. B. Frank Yandell, a middle classman ot Columbia Seminary, is supplying this church and the North Charlotto church for the summer. Mr. Yandell is a gifted young man and has the quaalities of a most useful minister of the gospel. The churches already have taken on new life, and are work ing harmoniously together. Rev. M. F. Daniels, Superintendent of Home Missions in Mecklenburg Presbytery, is to conduct a series of meetings in the Wilmore church soon. Ihirham, First Church: A $ 50,0 00 church house is being erected in con nection with this churfch, which is to contain club rooms, parlors Scout and Camp Fir 3 rooms, dining room and kitchen, business office and apart ments for all employed workers. The daily vacation Bible school, which is conducted by this church Just closed, having had an attendance of 255 pupils. A camp is being conducted on Eno River for the young people of this church and with capacity atten danco. The Sabbath evening services are held on the church law with .at tendance of from 800 to 1,000 every Sabbath evening. Dr. David H. Scan Ion has just entered upon the third year of his ministry here and will spend the summer at his post, as he and Mrs. Scanlon are to spend con siderable part of the winter in Pales tine and Egypt. SOUTH CAROLINA. Antioch: This church was highly pleased with the heartening and forceful messages recently given us by Rev. D. W. Richardson. D. D., of Nanking, and Rev. W. H. Hudson, D. D., of Hashing. China. May God's blessing rest upon them! Chester: It was a joyful piece of news to the Purity Presbyterian church when the Foreign Mission Committee announced that Miss Orene Mcllwaine had been assigned to this church as its missionary. This congregation became very warmly at tached to Miss Mcllwaine when she worked with the Sunday school and young people for a few months with such acceptability and efficiency. She will sail for her fleld in China some time this summer. Our Sunday school is right now enjoying a more sus tained growth than it has during any other period in its long history, and all the preaching services are more largely attended than ever. Members are received into the church every Sunday. Reldville: Recently our church had a visit from Mrs. Darby Fulton, of Japan, who made one of the choic est, sweetest and most illuminating talks on missionary life and work that it has ever been our privilege to hear. In her own charming way she presented the work so as to make an unusually impressive appeal to those who heard to heed the mission ary call and to support the mission ary work of the Church. This con gregation had five young people be* sides the pastor, Rev. C. O'N. Mar tindale, to go to the Synod's Young People's Conference at Clinton. Nn/Jireth: This church has en joyed three visitations of representa tives of the Laymen's Association of the First Church, Spartanburg, in the past few weeks, and their fine spirit and ardor in the Master's cause was greatly appreciated. They took the services two Sundays in the absence of the pastor, who was hold ing a meeting at Bethesda Church and attending the Young People's Con ference, to which this church sent four delegates. * Antioch: This church was recent ( Continued on page 12.)