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Men and, Religion
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jJecaune of his wide knowledge of
Hie- field and his actual contact with
the work in many cantors, Kev.
Charles S. Macfarland, Ih. !)., of New
York City, who is the executive secre
tary of the Federal Councial of the
Churches of ChriBt in America, was
asked to Rive an estimate of the re
sults of the Men and Keligion For
ward Movement.
The effect accomplished by the
movement appears to Ik-: 1i A
widening of the vision by ministry
and laity of the possibilities of
Christian service; (2) The quickening
cf the social conscience, bringing to
realization the fact t!iat the men of a
community have responsibilities far
evils which exufl there; and (3)
Uraphasis upon the more specifically
religious .oblif at ions and stimulus to
fulfillment of these in their bearing
upon the whole l.of man .
The following figures give som?
conception of the work done during
the counre of the latt campaign on the
mainland which was conducted under
th6 direction of Krcd B. Smith and
Raymond Robins, who will arrive in
Honolulu on January 23 to conduct a
similar campaign: Meetings, 7062;
addresses. 8332; attendance, 1,492.646;
personal interviews, 6349; men .ami
boys committed to personal allegiance
to Jesus . Christ, 7580.
Rev. Charles S. Macfarland spoke
of the significance and duration of
the Men and Religion Forward Move
ment as follows:
It Is to be hoped that it is not
yet time to write upon either the
significance or the -duration of the
Men and Religion forward Move
ment, and yet some things have been
: clearly' accomplished and these give
some ground for forecast and proph
esy. While I intend to express only
the judgment of myself, I may cay
that in this judgment I have attempV
i ed to gather up also the common ex
pression of the leaders of the church
so far as 1 have been able to, do so.
"The Men and Religion Forward
Movement was, without doubt. Ideally,
and many would affirm in realization,
jthe most ' symmetrical expression of
evangelism of the history of the
church. " It was. an ample and impres
sive illustration of the divine principle
of unity with diversity. An evangel
ism that fittingly began with boyhood,
It reached all phases of human life
and experience. It took into account
both the 'religious life of the indi
i Tidual, with the necessity for personal
VrgeceRttievfld tlur-. life, of rtbe race
. with its necessity for social fedeirip
f tion. ; Through the home mission
work of community extension, it took
the gospel to the worktngmen in the
shops and factories, atH through its
social service propaganda it then at
tempted to bring the gospel into 'the
industry Itself. While thus severely
practical in its scope, it did not neg
lect the interest of religious education
and sent out its Bible teachers with
the evangelists and social wbrkers.
The comprehensive scope of the
movements was ,. illustrated in the -enthusiastic
emphasis in world-wide mts
slons. a Its contrast .to the older evan
gelism' was mainly In this, thai' it con.
centrated, hot simply on pne aspect of
the gospel, by which means it brought
things that had become anomalously
diverse Into an effective unity. The
movement, while thus coming appaf
ently as something new, was. really thr
formulated expression of a common
conscience which nas been rapidly
gathering during the past few years.
We have-for, some time been thinking
in the larger terms wblcb it id trans
lated Into definite effort and a par
tial, r but potent, expression and
Splendid Generalship
"Among the many things which
contributed to its general success was
its splendid generalship and through
its freedom, in the main, from finan
cial limitations. It was a 'campaign'
in the real meaning of the word. It
was. arranged to get the eye, the ear.
and the thought of men by a method
which was spectacular and yet with
out offensiveness. One of the chief
contributions which was probably not
so distinctively a conscious obpective
but was by no means the least, and
may prove to be the greatest, of its
accomplishments, was the bringing to
expression of the growing spirit of
Christia nunity. It did not raise dis
puted questions of faith and order,
but proceeded by the simple process
of bringing men of varied faiths an !
orders into a comrrion practical ser
vice. Doubtless, there were many at
the beginning who felt that it would
prove seriously divisive. The at
tempt, for example, to send out the
evangelist and the social service
leader hand in hand, was regarded
as a dangerous experiment. TV.-io
was some divisiveness. but in the mahi.
it teems to have related to spo:al
tilings which were not necessarily
rcelant to the larger effort. At any
rate, when we come to look bac't a?
iho history of the church and witness
the extent to which theolog., the Bible,
an. I thr former evangelism were
(ii'isive within the forces of the
church, the wonder is that the waters
were not more troubled. Taken as a
whole, the movement had a wonder
fully unifying effect
"It was a kind of movement to get
the enthusiastic interest of the lay
men. It was a big job. It proceeded
along the line of present-day com
mercial activities, the lines of combM,
ation. It impressed them as exceed
ingly practical. Indeed, in some cages,
the laymen were inclined to turn the
tables on their pastors and to com
plain the ministers had not led o;'f :;i 1
movements In which, probably.
ministers had thought they would were reported in process of organi'a
bring censure if tKy .'.id take fictions. These federations have been
lead. One interesting fact is that i formed in practically all the cities and
large number of men. not previously towns where the conservation of the
identified with the Christian chui Hi, : movement has been taken :eriouslv
entered enthusiastically into the earr-1 arious forms of federation are being
paign. In one city, for ex?mpK :he!vorked ont of worked at ,n a ffv
president of the chamber of con. mere-j , . tes it iH a fpd..r:,tinn nf hrn,
was one of the most
en'hi:' iasti
participants, though h was not, at
the beginning of the campaign, a
church member.
Success Varied
"Success varied with varying con
ditions. It srems to have been
strongest in the moderate-sized com
mumtict. fn one large city for ex
ample, at the evening mass meeting
thirteen meetings gathered n aggre
gate of only about one thousand
while Jn a smaller c.ty of about thirty
thousand, a gathering of over twr
thousand men came together on a Sun
day afternoon while at the same tirm
meetings for older and younger boy:
were being held. As one inquires ir
the various cities, he finds a variex"
estimate, but, in the main, those
pastors and laymen who got on th.
inside of it" are almost invariable
sympathetic and enthusiastic, whilt
those who criticise are those whe
wcr.e indifferent to the campaign. I.
is, at present, too early to attempt tt
estimate the results. The real move
theht began at' the close of the Con
servation Congress, and not at th
beginning of the campaign. In eacl
city, in tfn? nature of the case
little more could be done than t
leave a program, an impulse, and ob
jectives for continued service.
"While it- is difficult, with a cam
paign relating to so many cities ant.
towns, and involving so many ele
ments, to give any jery safe gener
aiities, in many iases where th'
movement feir short it was the faul
cf, or, at least, was on account of th
ministers. TnIs, however, has alwayt
been, true 6f ajl evangelism pasto
in a local community and church hav
always to setae degree, more or les:
instinctively, resented the coming ir
of duttiders. In this case, it may have
been uikortunate that the' term "ex
pert" "was bestoped upon the leaders
At any rate, the chief objection seem
cd to be that men outside a loca
community ' were not capable of'di
aghdsing its conditions or prescrib
ing its remedies. At the same time it
must not he denied that the move
mcnt and its leaders had some of th
defects common) to all 6uch move
incnts, JThe .chief jpf j.thoso -waa tn,
common tendency to place the cburc
upon the rack, and sometimes, per
haps, to administer the "third de
gree." On the whole, however, thesf
modern evangelists did this far lesf
than the earliest "evangelists used tc
do. The danger . at the preseu
moment is the common one of reac
tion. The . campaign, in the first
place, has tired out1 many of the local
participants. The pastors are seeking
tCv bring the churches back into the
more rerular channels of their work.
It is to be hoped tsat in this the vi?
media" will ' be ' found, and that the
forces engendered in the movement
Will be themselfes brought into the
regulaf order aify activities of the
2hurcTr. v ' "
Many Cities at Work
"CdVrcsponder.Ce with several hun
1red of the main and auxiliary cities
shows a large number of communities
n which crganiied work for boys in
relation to the church is being vigor
ously prosecuted, where; before the
campaign,' no such work existed.
Hundreds of shop meetings are now
being addressed regularly by the
ras tors and religious leaders of in
dustrial communities, while, previous
to the campaign, the work of the com
munity extension was limited to a
very few cities, and also limited in
those cities. If the Men and Religion
Forwarfl Movement has done nothing
more than to bring a great army of
pastors out of their studies and away
from some of their pastoral calls into
the great shops at noon, it would have
testified itself. Mission and Bible
study will probably not show the ef
fects in so marked a degree, and yet
hundreds of churches will continue
this work systematically while, previ
ously, it was done in a more or less
haphazard way. The work of social
service in each community has only
been begun, and it is at this point
that the greatest objectives were
created for the churches. That it has
seriously and effectively raised great
public questions and has great com
munity effect, there is no doubt. The
impeachment of a mayor by a church
federation is both an illumination of
its effect and a sign ot things yet to
'While, in a'oerdanee with jt-
solemn compact, the movement . i . I
l (: bring into existence any new nit
tionil organization, it has intensified
and unified the work of all denomina
tional and interdenominational organ i
actions and movements which partjcl-
1' ited either riire th nr indireeriy m'
"One of the firr tusks sho'ihl )
tt at of arranging for cooperation 1 -
tween the various interdenom:nat ioTnl
o: panizations which hae inrticipafcd
in the movement, or len inOuence.l
1 ' it. The campaign has greatlv iu
(uarod the objectives and developed
foimg of service which can only 1."
n. e? hy dose cooperative i.'"tion T'i.
v i rk of coordination has hecn inerens
d in relation to !oea lferjer"tion o'
r Lurches hy the insj irinc: and incirin1'
f f an immense amount of assorhted
.rk. which calls for such coordinate 1
and .ooperative work. On June I.
1 1. iitv on. hundred lederati.uis
hood; in others, of the male members
cf all the churches. In some eifjps
several federations are being Tormed
u the Bible classe; , the brother hois
the mission societies, etc. In one citv
the churches have federated by a
combination with the local Yuan?
J. en's Christian Association, its board
:f directors and the Federal Council of
churches being one and the same
"The Men and Religion Forward
Movement has left behind the follow
ing permanent possessions: (I) An
idenuate program for not only the
men of the churches, but for thf
churches themselves, clear at least n
outline; (2) It has helped to uiT.f
ibout the permanent synthesis of fb'
various activities of the church, an
the aspects of its gospel. (3) It fa'
-tabIisbed. or at least indicated, the
f relationship between the church anr
he community and social problems
(1) Its program, it has made clear
can be carried out only by thf
churches acting in common. (" i
has rtilsed the whole question of V
'erdenominational and denominationa'
movements and orgalzations, their rr
Vition to each other, and thei
r o the churches. For example. tb
questions of the relations of the Yotinr
Men's Christian Association ajid thr
local church, and ' the Internationa'
Young Men's Christion Asoclation an'
the Federal Council have ben brough
for consideration.
Oportunity for Greit Things.
"The opportunity is now before thr
astors and thd chnrches to do it bet
ter. The ideal of the movement eoul'"
ind onlya very partial realir-ation r
i few short months. This is a wi
tess to the greatness of the ideal, t'
remains for the pastors and tb'
churches, tb realize it. When the Con
scvation Congress closed, no one o"
ganizatfori was madethe cus'odian p
t.he future task. Tt belonged to thr
churches and those organizations an
movements which serve the churches
'f this be true, the Men and Re'igior
Forward Movement is t tin in the fit'
nt." ' ; . -
Special Star-Bulletin Correspondence
WAILUKU, Maui, Jan. 17. The an
nual meeting of the Maui Aid assocf
ition was held at the Baldwin Na
tional Lank last Thursday morning at
nine o'clock. Reports for the past
ear were read and approved. The
combined financial report for the last
three years was submitted by the
treasurer of the association, Rev.
Rowland B. Dodge: This report
showed a good financial standing, as
large amounts had passed through
the books of the Maui association dur
ing the last three years. The account
is larger than it would be were it
not for the fact that in one or fVo
instances the accounts of independent
institutions have been passed
through the Maui Aid report, so that
the public might know what these in
stitutions were accomplishing, al
though the moneys for them are not
handled Ly the 'Aid association. In
this way the Maui churches and allied
institutions make one report for the
financial side of their work. Over
$4000 are now on deposit for savings
accounts for various Maui county
churches for their future repairs.
Mrs. H. P. Baldwin, Harold W. Rice.
H. I?. Penhallow and George P. Cooke
were elected new trustees for the
coming year. The other members of
the board are as follows: F. F. Bald
win, H. A. Baldwin, I). C. Lindsay, If.
P. Judd. L. B. Kaumeheiwa, D. W. K.
White and R. B. Dodge.
The Tol lowing officers for the year
were elected: President, F. F.
Baldwin, vice-president. H. A. Bald
win; Auditor, I). C. Lindsay; secre-taiy-tn
asurer. II. B. Dodge. F. F.
Baldwin. I. C. Lindsay and R. B.
Dodge were elected the finance com
mittee of the association.
The financial report will be printed
soon and riistrihuted to all donors and
others who mav wish it.
Y. ('. . CLASSES
Mi.;s Margaret C. Tupper. physical
direerress of the Young Women's
Christian Association, wishes to an
nounce the following schedule of
.hisses which has itist been comnlet-
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I l."i-t:0ti Senior class in swimming
4 : 00-4: 4."
: 4-V7 : 4 ".-7:4.".-N:4.".-
-.lunior class in swimmim
-Beginners' gym. class.
-Advanced gym. class.
V edricda) .
3:4-"-4:3' CJirls' baseball practice
4 o.fi dci Ciris" baseball practice.
;; : i : i.n. Tennis.
4 : ci(i-.", ; tut Junior gym. c'.ass.
7 30 to s-3i Special claas in chil
dren's taiu.'S-
aid mi
(t Pastor of Makawao
Special .siHr-FUjiictin Correspondence
WAILUKU. Maui, Jan. 17. Rev. A.
Craig Bowdish, pastor of the Makawao
Union Church, read a most interest
ing paper before a Tittle club of Maui
ministers who are pastors of the Maui
Union churches or in the work of the
Hawaiian Board. The club of four
members, consisting of Revs. A. Craig
Bowdish. pastor of the Pala Union
Church; H. P. Judd. pastor of the
Kahului Church and agent for the
Board on Molokai: Rev. Collins G.
Burnham, agent for the Hawaiian
Board at Lahaina, and Rowland B.
Dodge, pastor of the Wailuku Union
Church and agent for the Hawaiian
Board for central and eastern Maui,
was formed at the suggestion of Mr.
ludd. Three meetings have been held.
At the first meeting and in portions
of two other meetings " Mr. Bowdish
Special Star-Kulletin orrr)ondencl
Wailuku, Maui. Jan. 16. The an
nual meeting of the Wailuku Union
hurch was held last Sunday evening
it the church In connection with the
eguiar service oMhe ev&ning. Tha
ninister's report of the work for the
rear was given in connection with
the sermon o the evening. Both
wtere a resume Of the work of the
year that has ust closed, and touched
November, 1905. The minutes of the
church since he became the pastor in
November, 1905. Th eminutes of the
church meetings held during the year
were read by the clerk of the church.
Mr. Chas. E. Copeland. Mr. W. Leslie
West, the church treasurer, read the
financial report' of the year, which
showed in the urrent account re
ceipts amounting to $768. G3. and that
there is a good balance on hand with
which to begin the year 1913.
Interesting reports were then read
by Mrs. O. J. Whitehead, superintend
ent of the Sunday school, Women's
Aid Society by Mtes Caroline K.
Scholtz, vice-president of the society.
Miss Charlotte L. Turner, deaconess.
The election resulted as follows:
Trustees: Messrs. D. H. Case, W. A.
McKav. O. J. Whitehead. W. Leslie
West and Hon. Selden B. Kingsbury;
treasurer, Mr. W. Leslie West;
deacon, Mr. A. J. McCleod; deaconess.
Mrs C. J. Schoenine: ushers. Messrs.
Frank Sommerfield and M. C. Ayers.
Rev. Doremus Scudder. D. D., min
ister. Rev. Amos. A. Ebersole, asso
ciate minister.
9:50 a. m., Bible school. Mr. Vaugh
an MacCaughey.
10:00 a. m.. Sunday Morning Bible
Class for young men and young wo
men. Conducted by the associate min
ister in the Kilohana Club lecture
11:00 a. m.. morning worship. Ser
mon by the minister:
of a Church."
Paul's Ideal i
r, -:; n. m.. Christian Endeavor i
meeting: "Thistles and Hay," .Miss
Alma Seavey. leader.
7:30 p. m., evening service: "The
Present Opportunity." Sermon by the
associate minister.
A most cordial invitation is extend
ed to all visitors and strancers in
the city to attend th sericch on Sun
day at Central Union church.
mf:tikihst otks.
First .M.tlindist l-iisri'l '-'hurch,
'orner HT' tani; avMiu- and Victoria
street. R. Flmer Smith, pastor.
epiion.' Pa'-sonau' adjoins
( hurch. Th'- regular servi..--; ot
church are as follow?
Sunday School at I' . f a ni
Mail's Hihle '!;'S-; at 4', a. m.
Pnaching Serice at I! -i in
Hpworth I.-.'!igue S. rvie ,it ,:'.)
Pr.'nching servi. -e at . :'' . in.
Wednesilay Player Mooting. 7:.3o
p in.
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If von In nof z i" i!tnlav scaoo;
A Mil Ml MCCTIMr.1
mmmi dill i in u
of fiiii
elscwliero, we invit" von in join one!
of our Hassrs Von will fitul th- hourj f'liicago consumed 22.".'0' fewer bar
mt only an enjoyable one but a pnrT-J tels of beer mi PU2 than the year be
itable one The Men's P.ible Class is: fore a great advantage for t lie Prohi
taught by Judge Quarles ind all men bitionists only it was because cool
will receive ;, ordi.il welcome nf this i weather bean early this year that the
tfOWDISn '
Union Church ft
read his thesis, "Glimpses of Person
ality as Seen in Some of Jesus' Typi
cal Interviews," which he wrote at
Hartford Theological Seminary for
the deegree of Master of Sacred The
ology. The paper was a most inter
esting digest of the subject, and was
worked un entirely from the Biblical
material. The study was inductive;
and raised many interesting questions
in the minds of the other minister
who heard it. Considerable discussion1
followed the presentation of portldns
of the carefully written essay. The
Dlan of the meetings Is for thorough
going .study, of theological- themes,
careful reviews of books, and discus
sions of modern problems in the re
liglous field. Mr. Bowdish has made
a valuable contribution to. the work
the Union , Church ministers of Maul
have undertaken.
The pastor's subject Sunday morn
in 'will be: "A Good Man." At the
evening service the pastor will give
another sermon in the series on'The
Home." The special theme 'fpr Sun
day evening will be, "The Old Folks,
or the Mothers-in-Law and the Fath
crs-ia-Law." . vfi
The Epworth League 'service wilt tie
led by 'Miss Helen-Burton, It will
be Epworth League "Tag Service" and
will be of special interest '
Ours is a people's church. Peopre
from every walk of life will find,
cordial welcome awaiting vthem at all
our services. You will find here a
beautiful, well-ventilated church build
ing, a home-like atmosphere, grjodj inu'
sic bv'a chorus choir,'- evangelical
preaching? and -hrspiring-ano "fcelpful
devotional services. Tourists andset
and the welf-kndwns:
uc'i " e - -j
malifcinis and kamaainas, are an alike
urgently invited to enjoy all tne priv
ileges of the church. "Come thou with
us and we will do thee, good."
Christian Healing and Teaching.
1220 Kaplolani street, near Bereta
nia avenue. '
Mrs. M. M. Hunter-Jones, rainls-
trant- ., A
Sunday service," 11 a. m. Subject:
"The word, made flesh, "and the "word
was made jlesh. and dwelt among us,
(and we behold his glory, the glory
as of the only begotten of the Fath
er), full of grace and truth." St
John 1:14.
Thursday, 8 p. m., a class for
"Bible study" has been started. This
class is studying the Bible from the
standpoint of "practical Christianity "
giving the students instruction how
to practice the teaching of our Mas
ter, Jesus the Christ, carrying out
the divine command "Be ye doers of
the word and not hearers only, de
ceiving' your own selves." AH stud
ents who wish to Join this class, are
requested to bring their Bibles, note
books and pencils with them, as Ihls
is a class of serious study, to be ap
plied to the daily life. All who wish
to join this class will be most wel
come. All who suffer in body, mind
or circumstances, will find healing for
all tiiese false conditions in the teach
ing of "Practical Christianity." The
same healing which Jesus Christ per
formed, is being demonstrated in our
worK in the home, fulfilling the prom
ise of Jesus. "Ask what ye will, in
my name, and it shall be done unto
A metaphysical library is connected
with the Home, which is open daily
from 10 a. m. to o p. m.
A cordial welcome is extended to
David C. Peters, minister, residence
'.Hi avenue. Kaimuki, telephone 3797.
Office hours at the church. Alakea
and King stress. 1L':.?0 to 2:00. Mon
day. Wednesday and 'Friday. The
Hihle school opens at 9:4.". The morn
ins; sermon at 11 tomorrow will be
devoted to th interest of Christian
Kducation The young people of the
church, hold a meeting at 6:30 to
which they invite especially strange
young people. The evening sermon
at 7:30 will he evangelistic pointing
nut the source of some of men's trou
hles and indicating the remedy.
The attention of the men of this
church is called to the Men and Reli
gion Forward Movement meeting next
week, and the treat in store.
Sunday, January 19. 1913. Subject
c .iiirumntion fell off.
Forward Movement
I V 7
Smithy Robins' Campaign
what it is
A World Tour of In ernatlcnal Leaders In Religious and
Social Work.
To Devise, Organize and Energire a Program to establish
Personal and Social Riql't'oiivrr in the WorM's Great
January 23-29 tn Honolulu.
. (In conjjnction with local lealtrs).
Fred B. Smith
The .YYeVld'i Cr;atrst SpeaVer to Men.
Raymond Robins' v:
. I.Oocwl Servlpe Expert.
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