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ltKPORT OF STANDING COMMIT
TEE ON HOME MISSIONS. The compass of the Home Mlss'on program, together with the states manlike fashion In which It Is exe cuted, must command the admiration of all the people. A high degree of administrative efficiency is observed in the discharge of the multiplied re sponsibilities of this office. The Presbyterian Church in the i'nited States is to be felicitated upon the fact that the cause goes forward under a management that is careful, yet progressive; watchful of the in terest of the Church, and sympathetic in Its ministry to the multitudes. The areas covered by the opera tions of this organization render a survey thereof well nigh a staggermg task. A fruitful study of this work might be outlined either by its geo graphy or by the races concerned. Should the former be followed, the trails would lead from Maryland to New Mexico; should the latter, the student would have to speak a score of languages. In order that this Assembly may art intelligently upon the recommen dations attached to this report, your committee will undertake in brief compass to suggest 'the achievements of the year just closed in the field under review. Apology is offered at the outset because this report must of necessity fall to present adequate ly all the results obtained on the one hand, or the outlook and needs on the other. We are encouraged to hope that there are yet greater accomplishments ahead, because of the awakening in terest manifested among the leading men and women of the Church. This interest is evidenced by the zeal with which the women are enlisting .In study classes, and thereby Informing themselves as to the details of this paramount cause. Another evidence is the hearty wel come accorded the Pre-Assembly Con ference into the schedule of Church gatherings. This conference has now passed the experimental stage and promises to become a large factor in developing an intelligent interest among the office-bearers of the Church. Yet another evidence is found in the largely increased offer ings which we shall mention later. Permit us to advise you of a few of the salient facts that press for attention in a review of the annual report of your Executive Committee: The Department of Evangelism: This department undertakes to ren der a Church-wide service by promot ing an evangelistic spirit and by en listing pastors and people in a con certed action in soul-winning. Evan gelism being one of the objectives of the Progressive Program, the Execu tive Committee has had the co-opera tion of the Assembly's Stewardship Committee in carrying out its plans^ In addition to its undertakings to de velop this spirit for the extension of the kingdom, the Executive Commit tee has continued its general evangel ists in the field. As a result of their labors, there have been 4,559 acces sions to the Church. Other salaried evangelists have been used in the weaker Presbyteries and Synods, as calls for their services have been made. In addition, yet other evan gelists for special classes have been employed; for instance, two for Mexi cans, one for Indians, one for negroes, and one for prisoners. Mountain Missions: We would have you pause for a mo ment to consider the work among the mountains. The Appalachian and Ozark Mountaineers are spiritual ben eficiaries of your Executive Commit tee. In the former ranges there are more than 5,000,000 people; 88 per cent, of which population is white. One hundred and fourteen paid mis sionaries labor among them under the direction of Rev. J. W. Tyler, D. D. The same supervision cares for seven teen schools, with over 1,600 pupils. The past year established a record in the number of accessions to the Church on confession of faith in our mountain enterprises. Very much of this fruitage is due to the influence of the schools, which, aside from their educational function, are a spiritual power. The greatest need to-day is not for colleges that will educate the people away from their homes and leave the mountain sections poorer, but for such schools as will fit the young people for life amid their na tive hills. A distress call is sounded from these strategic points, however. In two places school buildings have been lost by fire. In other instances lack of funds has forbidden the completion of buildings under construction. Let us hope that by some plan this situa tion may be relieved in order that our beloved Church may overtake its task. The Department of Negro Work: Your committee rejoices to note the progress of the work among the col ored people. The new dormitory for girls at Tuscaloosa has been erected and is not only commodious, but com plete in its appointments and alto gether inviting. The Conferences for Negro Women held annually at Tus caloosa, under the direction of the Woman's Auxiliary, Mrs. W. C. Wins borough, superintendent, are exerting an influence far beyond the bounds of the Presbyterian Church. Rev. R. A. Brown has been transferred from the Department of Evangelism to be come superintendent of this depart ment, devoting his whole time to it. There is a moral significance in the late northward trend of negro popu lation. In the South 60 per cent, of the negroes are church-going people; In the northern cities 14 per cent. When we note that during the past ten years the population of this race has increased in Northern cities in varying percentages from 60 to 1,300, we must conclude that this call de mands haste if these migrants are to be equipped with an intelligent un derstanding of their relation to God and to their fellows. The operations of our Executive Committee consist largely in developing the Snedecor Memorial Synod, which comprises four Presbyteries aggregating 38 ministers, 47 churches and 1,700 communicants. Other colored churches outside the bounds of this Synod bring the num ber of communicants to something more than 2,000. Stillman Institute, for the educa tion of a trained ministry, continues to make its valuable contribution to the spiritual welfare of the race. Thl3 Institution has been enlarged by the addition of a Department for Young BOOKS THAT HELP US GROW UNFINISHED TASKS (Home Mission Text Book, for 1922-1923) By REV. HOMER McMILLAN, D. D., Secretary of Home M Union Committee of the Southern Prenby tertan Church. This is a vivid story of the effort of the Southern Presbyterian Church to meet its obli gation to give the gospel message to our share of the unevangelized masses of the South. The book will give our Church a clearer view of the fine work already done, and a new vision of the great task yet ahead. THE CHURCH AT WORK Paper, 5?e? Cloth, 75c (Illustrated) A New Text Book for the Whole Church A complete statement of the history and ac tivities of the following Assembly agencies: Foreign Missions, Home Missions, Christian Ed ucation and Ministerial Relief, Sunday School Extension and Publication, the Woman s Auxil iary, and the Assembly's Stewardship Commit tee. Short chapters and questions arranged for study classes. Paper, 2B?t Cloth, 40e (Illustrated) PRESBYTERIAN ISM, ITS PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES By S. J* MORRIS. D. D. A truly great statement of Presbyterlanlsm as a system. Its place in history, relation to Calvinism, etc. The book Is provided with a complete Index, full analysis and questions for study by classes or individuals. Cloth, $1.00; Paper, 75c. OUR OWN NEW BOOKS WHAT IS THE KINGDOM OF GOD? By R. C. REED, D. D. Lectures delivered before the Christian Work ers' Training School of the Synod of Missis sippi at Belhaven College 1921. "We commend these lectures to all seekers after truth, be lieving that In them they will And helpful and trustworthy guidance. The Special Committee. Cloth, T5cj Paper, SOc CHRISTIAN SALVATION i ITS UOC1HINB AND EXPERIENCE By Rev. R. A. WEBB. D. D.. Late Profeaaor of Apologetlea aad Systematic Theology la the Presbyterian Theo logical Seminary of Kentucky This volume includes Dr. Webb's lectures dealing with Soterlology, or the Doctrine of Salvation. The book is sent forth to the Church in recognition of an able and loyal son and a gifted teacher of many ot her most useful ministers. Price, HJO Net PRESBYTERI ANISM.I A HERITAGE AND A CHALLENGE By REV. W. L. LINGLE, D. D.. IAj. D. This little book offers a clear, forceful, In teresting discusion of the origin, government and distinctive doctrines of our great Church. The style and content make it a fascinating, practical and suggestive text-book. Pricey Paper, 15c JENNIE CAS8EDAY, OF LOUISVILLE Bv MRS. FANNIE CASSEDAY DUNCAN This is an intimate and well-told story of a beautiful life of sacrifice and service. The au thor Is a surviving: sister of Jennie Casseday. She says: "This story is told not to magnify Jennie Casseday, but because her beautiful life was fragrant of the indwelling Christ." It Is an inspiration. Prlcci Art Boards, Cloth Back, fl.OO FIBST STEPS IN FAMILY WORSHIP Written and Compiled by ELIZABETH McE. SHIELDS A new publication of short and simply word ed prayers for the special help of mothers who must lead the family devotion. 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