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campaign for Christian Education.
I)r. D. Clay Lilly, pastor of First church, and Dr. Benj. J. Bush, pas tor of Second church, were leaders in the movement. With a quota of $70,000, Lexington Presbyterians gave $75,000, and did it gladly. Hhelbyville: Dr. J. M. Vander Meu len, president of Kentucky Theologi cal Seminary, conducted a week's evangelistic meetings in our church. There were many manifestations of the presence of God. Good audiences were present at all of the meetings. Following these services, the work of Christian Education was presented. The church accepted a quota of $15, 000 and fully subscribed it. Shelbyville: The quota of $13,00* for Christian Education in Kentucky has been subscribed by this church. We are deeply grateful to Professors J. G. McAllister, Thornton Whaling and President John M. Vander Meu len, who presented the cause on suc cessive Sundays. These addresses thoroughly aroused the membership to the needs and opportunities and were largely responsible for the above success. Dr. Vander Meulen has re cently been with us in an evangelis tic meeting, and such was the mag netism of the man and the power of the messages that not only the Pres byterians, but the entire community, received a great blessing. On the last night of the meeting many were turned away, while others stood through the service. As a result of the services ten have been received into the church. MADYLANI). Bethesdu: Rev. Dr. P. P. Flournoy, who has been pastor of this church for thirty-two years, has resigned the pas torate at the age of eighty-three years and been made pastor emeritus of the church. MISSISSIPPI. Meridian, First Church: For seve ral Sabbaths it has been the pleasure of the children of this congregation to hear a delightful story, told by the pastor, Rev. A. A. Little, D. D., at the 11 o'clock service. These lit tle folks like it very much, as do the older ones, and on the 19th of No vember thirty small children heard the story and remained to hear the sermon. This plan is of increasing interest, as it continues from Sabbath to Sabbath. MISSOURI. Sweet Springs: We recently had an eight days' meeting in this church. Upon special request by the session, the pastor, Rev. J. E. Wylie, did the preaching. The services were well at tended, and we feel that much real good was accomplished. Six member:) were received Into the church. NORTH CAROLINA. Concord Presbytery met according to adjournment in the First church, Statesville, November 16th. J. A. Barron, of Harmony, and J. C. Cad dell, of the Second church, Concord, were received under the care of Pres bytery as candidates far the ministry. Ruling Elder M. H. Long, of the Front Street church, after a very creditable examination, was licensed. He will have charge of the Front Street church. Presbytery declined to appropriate the $G38 a3ked for from our Home Mission funds for the support of the office of Synodical Secretary of Stew ardship. Mr. J. H. Beall, Rev. A. A. McLean. Dr. Frazer Hood, Mr. George W. Hall and Rev. E. D. Brown were elected trustees to represent Concord Presby tery In the proposed Woodrow Wilson College at Banner Elk. Arrangement was made for tho in stallation of Rev. J. C. Rowan as pas tor of the First church, Concord, on December 10th. E. D. Brown, S. C. Alaska: It was a good day for th? people here when they met for ser vice Sunday morning and three of their young men were ordained and installed, one elder and two deacons ? Mr. Riley Allen elder and Messrs. Bernard Allen and Hunter Woodall deacons. This gives this church two elders and two deacons now. At pres ent we are using an old school build ing to worship in, but hope in the near future to begin building a church. The Young People's Society is doing a splendid work with all of the young people taking part and leading some of the older ones to follow in the good work. A. T. Lassiter. Jackson Springs: Rev. J. A. Calli gan, of McColl, S. C.t preached for us at this place from the 12th to the 19th of this month. He sustained his reputation for clear, forceful and direct preaching, and leaves a lasting impression on our church and com munity. Nine were received into the church by confession, and the church is greatly revived and refreshed. R. O. M. Davidson: The Y. M. C. A. enjoyed on Sunday a visit ? now an annual affair ? from representatives of the students from Union Theological Seminary, Richmond. The young men are in the highest sense recruiting agents for the ministry and their work, individually and collectively, in assembly, and in personal interview counts for much. The delegates this year were J. R. Woods, Lewis Schenck, Davidson graduates, and Messrs. Patterson and Womeldor?, graduates of Washington and Lee. Davidson has been slow to ask for place on the list of approved colleges as published by the Association of American Universities, but learning that this recognition was of value to graduate students of Davidson enter ing a university, the administration office made application and has just received information that Davidson has been placed on this list. OKLAHOMA. Broken Bow: For the past year this church has been experiencing the sen sations of a healthy growth under its first pastor. This church was organ ized in 1915, after the withdrawal of the Presbyterian Church, U. S. A., from this field. But it had no regu lar pastor until November, 1921. Dur ing the summer of 1919, for three months the present pastor labored in this field. At that time there were twenty members, and eleven moro were added during the summer. He occupied the same field likewise the following summer during his vacation from the Seminary, and ten members were added that summer. The fol lowing summer, for four months the field was served by Licentiate L. W. Moore. In November of last year B. L. Bowman came as the first regular pastor. And twenty-four have been added to our membership since that time. So that to the small beginning of twenty, forty-five have been added, and we now have a membership of fifty-seven communicants and seven non-communicating members. We were much benefitted in September bv a meeting conducted by Rev. L. W. Moore, at which time there were fou professionB of faith and ten additions to the church. Throughout the year our Sunday school has maintained an average of about seventy. Cor. SOUTH CAROLINA. . York, First Church: Four new dea cons were ordained and Installed in this church November 5th, Messrs. Perry Ashe, W. S. Moore, W. W. Fer guson and N. C. McCorkle. Spartanburg: The Home Mission? Committee of Enoree Presbytery re cently held an important meeting in the First Presbyterian church. It was found that the Home Missions work is steadily making progress under tho superintendency of Rev. J. K. Rob erts. Three large fields have been regrouped into six smaller charges in order that the pastors may do more intensive pastoral work. All of our churches now have pastors or sup plies. The committee is laying plans for developing Presbyterianism dur ing the next fifty years by establish ing mission Sunday schools and preaching services at strategic points. "Big 'fraids' " and "little 'fralds' " may not be able to see any openings here and there for the Presbyterian church, but like the Thirtieth Divi sion which broke the "Hindenburg line," our policy is, make an open ing in the "unchurched line," which is stronger in numbers than th^ churches within the bounds of our Presbytery. The committee decided to hold regular quarterly meetings, alternating between Spartanburg and Greenville. The next quarterly meet ing will be held in the Third Presby terian church, Greenville, on Tuesday, January 9, 1923, at 6 P. M. TENNESSEE. Union Church: At a congregational meeting of the Union Presbyterian church, eight miles from Brownsville, on Sunday, November 12th, two ad ditional elders were elected and two deacons. Mr. George Tyson and Mr. L. S. McCage, both deacons, were elected elders. Mr. Phillip Baird and Mr. Tucker B. Tyson were elected to the diaconate. These men will be or dained and installed at an early date. Sunday, November 26th, was Orphan age Day, and the membership of the church brought a liberal supply of canned goods for the Monroe Harding Children's Home. With only about twenty active members this church al ways takes a share in every respon sibility of the Assembly, Synod and Presbytery. Recently we had the pleasure of having in our pulpit Rev A. Killough, of Ripley, who' for one Sabbath exchanged pulpits with our pastor. Rev. W. A. Alexander. Purdy: November 17th was a great flay at Purdy, the Christian High School maintained by Memphis Pres bytery in McNairy County, Tenn. On that day occurred the dedication of the new school building, which takes the place of the one destroyed by fire last winter. The old building was erected before the Civil War, when Purdy was the seat of the county court house, and was secured by the Presbytery a few years ago and im proved for use as a Home Mission school. The new building is a mod ern brick, sixty by seventy feet and two stories in height, except the au ditorium, which is only one story and stands at the rear of the main struc ture, like the upright portion of the letter "T." With the new dormitory built last year, this gives the school two substantial and attractive build ings, either of which would be an ornament to the campus of any school or college. At 11 o'clock in the morning an address was delivered by Mr. T. Abernathy, County Superintendent of Education. After lunch the dedica tion service proper was held, tho principal address and the prayer of dedication being delivered and offered by Rev. L,ynn F. Ross, of Trenton, Tenn. Mr. Ross' . subject was The Liberating Power of the Truth, and was very appropriate In view of the large place which is given the Bible in this school. The opening of ser vices, both morning and evening, con stated of songs and the repetition of numerous extended passages of Scrip ture by the school children; it was announced that this body of boys and girls can recite Scripture for an hour without going over the same passage twice. Brief remarks were also made by Mr. Robertson, of the Selmer High School, and Mr. McKell, the county farm adviser. In the evening a pro gram consisting of songs and read ings was given. This was followed by a short play. In all these exercises the pupils acquitted themselves with credit and gave evidence of careful training. Rev. Charles N. Ralston and his wife are greatly beloved by ail in this section, where they have done much for the raising of the educa tional and religious standards. With their capable company of eight teach ers, they are laying deep and broad foundations which will tell in cominq years for the benefit of the home, ths State and the Church. TEXAS. Waskom, Elysian Field: These churches have had the pleasure of hearing Rev. E. B. Fincher, evangel ist for the Presbytery of Paris, in meetings at which twelve additions gladdened the hearts of the pastor and members of the churches, eight at Waskom and four at Elysian Fields. These churches elected to re lieve the Home Mission Committee and assume support of the work at our congregational meeting last Janu ary. They have financed their own work and contributed about $175 to ward Home Mission work in the Pres bytery during the year. We have had the pleasure of receiving thirty-five members since coming to the work, have built and paid for the manse at Waskom. The spiritual life of the churches was quickened by the com ing of Dr. Fincher, who has conduct ed revival services a number of times in the churches, coming about nine teen years ago, the first time. Golden Rule church (Elysian Field) is one of the oldest churches In Texas, more than fifty years. Old citizens speak of its work in the sixties. A faith ful membership in this our day meet regularly in Sabbath school every Sabbath, training the children of the village in God's Word. Elder O. T. Becknell is the faithful superinten dent. The Lord has honored these churches by giving success to their efforts in material as well as spirit ual life. Several new families have been added to the church in the Iwo years' work of the present pastorate. J. N. C. WEST VIRGINIA. Charleston: Rev. Dr. Ernest Thomp son has just completed twenty years in the pastorate of the First church. Under his leadership it has grown and strengthened greatly, until it is one of the strong congregations of our Church. Marlinton: At a special service Sun day morning, November 19th, to re ceive those who had made profession in the recent meeting at Buckeye, twenty-four were welcomed into the church here on profession and one by letter. We were assisted in this ser vice by Rev. J. E. Flow, D. D., who conducted the meeting at Buckeye. There are some others who made pro fession in that meeting who will be received later. Charles Town: The Rev. Dr. W. D. Reynolds, one of the pioneer mis sionaries of our church to Korea and professor in the Union Theological Seminary there, while on a recent visit to the pastor favored us with several ndc* -esses on Korea. These addresses or Dr. Reynolds, instructive and very interesting, were very much enjoyed. (Continued to page IS)