You’ll Be W elcome At Church Tomorrow
Special Thanksgiving Service
At Ley Memorial Methodist
The highlight of the week at Ley
Memorial Methodist Church, 1304
Truman Avenue at Bayview Park,
will be the Annual Thanksgiving
Day Worship Service at 10:00
o’clock Thanksgiving Day Morn
ing, November 25.
The pastor of the Church, Rev.
Eldon Simmons, will deliver the
sermon. This will be his fifth con*
secutive Thanksgiving sermon at
During the special Thanksgiving
service the congregation will sing
the traditional Thanksgiving hymns.
Among them will be the anony
mously written hymn, “We Gath
er Together," “Come Ye Thankful
People, Come," by Alford, “For
All The Blessings of The Year,"
by Hutchinson, and John Addisons’
“When All They Mercies, 0 My
Two worship services, each fea
turing a sermon, are on the sche
dule for tomorrow. The first is set
for 10:50 in the morning and the
second at 7:30 tomorrow evening.
Sunday Sermon Topics
At the morning worship hour the
sermon subject will be “Prophets
For Profit," and at the evening
hour the topic is to be “Parodies
During the week the schedule
calls for mid-week worship Wed
nesday evening at 7:30, to be fol
lowed at 8:30 by choir rehearsal.
The Youth Fun-night Program for
the youth of the several Methodist
Churches of the city will be held
at Fleming Street Church on Thurs
day eveing at 7:30.
Will Speak On
“The Richness of Gratitude," is
Reverend James E. Statham’s ser
mon subject for the Sunday morn
ing service beglning at 10:50 at the
Fleming Street Methodist Church.
In the 103rd Psalm the radiant
rinser touches the high note of gra
titude when he calls us to “Bless
the Lord, Oh Mv Soul, and forget
not all his benefits."
Frpm the golden memories of
the heart he paints a* beautiful
picture of his experience** a man
of God. He found that grate
ful that he knew Jehovwh and had
experienced His tendgf mercies,
loving kindness and forgiveness.
This attitude is expressed in the
gong, “Count your many blessings,
name them one by one. Count your
many blessings and sefe what God
Then gratitude becomes a way
of the heart, mind and hands. In
gratitude we bow to our God for
the many benefits pf life, gracious
gifts from the kingdom of God’s
dear Son, our Lord.
Mrs. Andrew Garcia will sing as
a solo, Rodney’s “Calvary” and
the choir’s anthem will be “Hark,
Hark My Soul," by Shelley. Mrs.
Claude Salis, organist, will close
the service with “Benedictus” by
At the evening service beginning
at 7:30, Mrs. Salis will play as
her prelude, Brigg’ arrangements
for organ of “What a Friend We
Have in Jesus."
The choir’s offering is anew an
them destined to become a favor
ite of the congregation, “Face to
Face" by Richolson.
Mr. Statham’s message will be
taken from Luke 16:13 “Ye cannot
serve God and mammon." He has
Reverend Rogers Will Speak
On “Paying Our Just Debts”
the piano Sunday morning at the
eleven o’clock service at the
Church of the Rock, 535 Francis
Miss Elaine Eskew will be the so
loist and has chosen for her num
ber, “If with all my heart,” by
The Rev. Mr. Rogers will use as
his sermon topic at the morning
service, “Paying our Just Debts.”
Th 9 disposition of the average Am
erican is to be independent, ob
ligated to no one.
Naturally he needs some assist
ance along the way, but when
shown a favor, he likes to reutrn
good for good, and the Christian
goes further and returns good for
Jesus gave us a way of life whieh
leads to pleasant relations with all
mankind. In order to benefit from
such an experience one must be
familiar with the Christian way of
THE KEY WEST CITIZEN
Union Service On
According to custom tho Kay
Wast Ministerial Association
has arranged for tho regular
union Thanksgiving service to
be held this year, in the Flem
ing Street Methodist Church.
The serivce will begin at ten
o'clock Thursday November 25.
The public is invited to ob
serve this day with the five
churches participating, the
First Baptist Church, the First
Methodist Church, the First
Congregational Church, the
Fleming Street Methodist
Church and the Church of the
The pastors of these churches
will have part in the program.
Thanksgiving Sunday will be ob
served tomorrow at the First Pres
byterian Church with the minister
speaking 6n the subject of “our
A Service of Thanksgiving will
also be held on Thursday at .10
a. m. The subject at that time
will be “On Giving Thanks.”
The Women of the Church held
their annual election on Monday
night with Mrs. Mary Turner
elected president for a term of two
Mrs. Simpson Speaks
Mrs. Robert Simpson spoke to
the women on life in the Philip
pines. Mrs. Simpson did a tour of
service in the Islands with her hus
band Captatn Robert Simpson, of
the U. S., Naval Hospital:
A campaign committee for the
building program was named last
Week by Fred Miller. They are
Pr. Gordon Keene, Harold Laub
scher, Col. H. E. Pace and Dr.
This committee plans to raise
funds for the construction of the
new educational building and
church to be built on tbe newly
acquired property at White and
Plans are under way for the pre
sentation of the annual Candlelight
service to be held on Sunday night
This is to be the annual Joy Gift
service sponsored by the Women
of the Church for the assistance of
aged and retired ministers of the
The Women of the Church execu
tive committee will meet on Mon
day night at 8 s n the Social Hall.
The Choir will meet on Wednes
day night at 7:30 in the sanctuary.
Gratitude is not only the mem
ory but the homage of the heart
rendered to God for his good
—Nathaniel Parker Willis.
titled his sermon, “Making Christ
All visitors, friends and mem
bers are reminded of the excellent
nursery facilities. Leave your ba
bies in the competent care of Mrs.
Mrs. Mary Tichenor will be at
life which pays good dividends.
The Church of the Rock also spon
sors an early morning service at
the Drive-In Theatre beginning at
8:45 each Sunday morning rain or
The public is invited to take ad
vantage of this service and those
who have attended express consid
erable pleasure in these out of door
Under Mr. Ralph Noble, the Sup
erintendent, the Sunday School wel
comes those who care to place
their children in classes which are
under competent teachers.
The Youth Fellowship for teen
agers holds their devotional ser
vices at 6:30 each Sunday evening
under the leadership of Lieut, and
Mrs. John Padgett.
This group welcomes any who
would like to enjoy -the fellowship
of an interesting group.
Saturday, November 20, 1954
Victory Of The
At Old Stone
The ministers of the First Metho
dist Church, J. Paul Touchton, has
announced that on Sunday morn
ing the sermon topic will be :
Thank God For Victory. Mr. Touch
ton will emphasize the fact that
true victory is not in the realm of
the physical but in the spirit with
in the person.
The ancient Hebrews, the most
grateful people of the ancient
world, were never great economi
cally nor politically. They were a
great people in their gratitude to
the God, Jehovan, who was in the
thinking of the Paslmist close to
them and in the prophets a very,
pure God who demanded of his
followers that they too should be
This nation, Mr. Touchton insists,
has more than any people have
ever had in the matter of conven
iences but how grateful are we?
The permanence of our value to
ourselves and to others can be
measured in terms of our grati
tude to God for His Goodness.
On Sunday evening Mr. Touch
ton will continue his study of the
Sermon on the Mount majoring on
the study of prayer. The evening
topic will be based on the demands
of Jesus that' prayer be made from
The choir under direction of the
guest director Mr. JJulius Dupree
will sing on Sunday morning:
Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem
Maunder. The evening anthem will
be: Praise ye the Father Gou
Commander William R. Neblett
will be guest organist on Sunday.
He has chosen for the mbrning
worship prelude “Hymn to the
Sun” Rimsky - Korsakoff and
for the offertory “Lotus Flower”
In the evening Mr. Neblett will
be playing “See what his Love can
do,” by Bach and “Nochtume" by
Thd general public will find a
cordial welcome at the Old Stone
Church which this year is cele
brating its 100th anniversary.
Sec’y Of Navy
Charles S. Thomas, Secretary of
Navy, has been named a member
at large of the President Bishop’s
Committee on Laymen’s Work o'
the Episcopal Church, national co
ordinating body for laymen’s acti
Mr. Thomas, who was appointed
to his cabinet post in May, 1954,
has been Under Secretary of Navy
and, later, Assistant Secretary of
Defense for supply and logistics
during the Eisenhower administra
tion. He entered government ser
vice during World War II as spe
ciai assistant to the Secretary of
Navy and for his work was award
ed the Presidential Medal for Mer
it and Civilian Service award for
Mr. Thomas is a native erf In
dependence, Mo., and a graduate 1
of Cornell University.
The Committee on Laymen’s
Work, organized in June, 1942, has
set itself the task of encouraging
in laymen a deeper spiritual life,
greater personal evangelism, pro
per financial support for the work
of the Church, and contribution of
special talents to the Church pro
Soul And Body
How the spiritually correct view
of God and man destroys anxiety
and restores peace of mind will
be brought out at Christian Science
services tomorrow in the Lesson -
Sermon entitled “Soul and
Scriptural selections include the
following from Psalms (42:11):
“Why art thou cast down, O my
soul? and why art thou disquiet
ed within me? hope thou in God:
for I shall yet praise him, who is
the health of my countenance, and
Among the passages to be read
I from “Science and Health with Key
Is religious revelation static or
progressive? This is the general
topic for discussion at the Baha'i
meeting next Friday evening, Nov
ember 26 at the Woman’s Club,
319 Duval Street.
The public is cordially invited to
attend and to take part in the dis
cussion, which will be preceded by
a twenty minute talk by Mr. Ed
win Mattoon, a retired school
teacher from Chicago, now living
in Key West.
In discussing the above question,
Mr. Mattoon will attempt bv ans
wer such questions as the follow
ing: How does man, a finite, ma
terial being come to know of God,
the infinite, spiritual, creative force
in the universe?
Who were the chief founders or
renewers of religious faith in his
toric times? In what respects did
the teachings of these “Mediators
between God and man" differ from
What, essentially, did Christ pro
phesy about His coming again?
How has His prophecy been fill
Answers to these questions will
develop the theme that in reality
the religion of the one God is not
multiple, but is built upon a single
The Baha’i Faith appeared in
darkest Persia (Iran) a little over
a century ago. The Baha’is,
which term simply means “follow
ers of the light," regard it as
a revelation of God’s will and a
renewal of His covenant with all
mankind in this critical age of un
precedented fear and insecurity.
Do not mistrust anew name be
cause it is new. Rather, investi
gate to find out whether or not it
seems to you to be the truth and
whether it promises to hold a solu
tion for the worlds problems?
Therefore, the Baha’is earnestly
invite you to meet with them on
the second and fourth Fridays of
each month at the Woman’s Club.
Absolutely no obligations are in
volved in attendance at these meet
The Latin American Baptist
Church celebrates its first anni
versary on Thanksgiving night
which marks the beginning of the
Spanish speaking revival.
The speaker for the revival is
Brother Marcos Rodriguez from
Cuba. He is an able speaker, hav
ing won awards from the Cuban
Be sure to be present for the
service on Thanksgiving night
show your gratefulness to the
Lord for His bounteous care dur
ing the year and meet together
for a glorious time praising the
Lord and showing your pastor and
the church of your loyalty.
Thr* Revival Mactings
This gives you and ail the Span
ish folks an opportunity to hear
the Gospel and let us work togeth
er that “Others might know the
Truth and be free.”
All are cordially invited to
services Thanksgiving 'night, the
following Friday night and Sunday
night. Be sure to be present and
bring your friends.
Another new phase of the work
is that of the radio sermons with
Brother Aguayo doing the preach
ing. Listen to your local radio sta
tion at 11 a.m. every Sunday
On Sunday morning, there will be
the regular services, with Sunday
School at 9:45 with Brother Enos
Pride as superintendent and
George Pizzi as assistant.
There are classes for all in eith
er language. Preaching services
with Brother O’Briant preaching
at both services Sunday.
Mrs. Shoaf, the missionary who
has visited us for the last several
years, arrived and is at your dis
position. She can help you with
your spiritual problems and yon
may call her at 2 3212 or visit her
at the pastorium at 1328 White
Please see and greet her and if
you would like for her to visit with
you during an hour or an afternoon
make your plans to do so.
to the Scriptures,” by Mary Bak
er Eddy is the following (309:4 91:
“We cannot deny that Life is self
sustained, and we should never
deny the everlasting harmony of
Soul, simply because, to the mor
tal senses, there is seeming dis
cord. It is our ignorance of God,
the divine Principle, which produc
es apparent discord, and the right
understanding-of Him restores har
MATTHEW 6:2s*26—’’Take no thought.-.what ye
shall eat... Behold the fowls of the air...your heav
enly Father feedeth them. Are ye aqc much better
As soon as I had transferred from the Scandi
navian Express to head south into devastated
postwar Germany I began to realize how foolish
I was to have-left Holland without packing several
lunches. All the way to Goettingen 1 found no
hot-dog stands, no grills, no^candy, pop or ice
cream, not even a bubble fountaia. The railroad
stations themselves all lay in ruins.
On the fourth morning of fasting 1 left the student
hostel determined to find nourishment if I had to
•steal it. (Hungry men have even been known to
eat the bark off trees!)
At the corner I sullenly agreed to carry a heavy
, basket for an elderly lady who was also heading
toward the market-place. Twenty minutes later
when we parted company she deftly extracted
from her buried treasure fow of the biggest juiciest
pears 1 have ever seen—-or eaten!
Possessing as yet neither ration coupons nor
currency, in a barren land where even the pos
session of both could not guarantee a meal, 1. had
suddenly breakfasted like a king.
To this day E have never again taken thought
"what ye shall eat'”. To this day also, on sitting
down to eat, I have never ceased to take thought
aboqt how wondrously well "your heavenly Father
feedeth”. For me table grace is no longer mere
ritual. Because for aie God's grace is too magnifi
The Rev. Edward A. Coopemder
Unity Lutheran Church
St. Louis, Mo.
Gems Of Thought
Who gives not thanks to men,
gives not thanks to God.
—John Lewis Barckhardt.
O Lord who lends me life, lend
me a heart replete with thankful
Nothing is more honorable than
a grateful heart.
Gratitude is much more than a
verbal expression of thanks. Ac
tion expresses more gratitude than
—Mary Baker Eddy.
Good nature is one of the rich
est fruits of true Christianity.
—Henry Ward Beecher.
Of Latter Day Saints
1100 VARELA STREET
CHUBCH OF CHBIST
W. A. Crews, Minister Ashby and Von Phis ter Streets
BIBLE STUDY, 10 A.M. WQAM. 1 P.M.
Bible Quiz by W. Ray Duncan Each Sunday
4:30 P.M., Over WMIE, Miami
Morning Service 11:00 JLM.
Evening Service 7:30 P.M.
WEDNESDAY, BIBLE STUDY, 7:30 PJ4.
1C Everyone Invited
First Congregational Church
527 WILLIAM STREET
Rav. Robert T. Woodruff, Jr., Guest Minister
Chorister: Mr. Gerald Saunders
Organists: Mrs. W. R. Dean and Mrs. Paul Archer
0:45 AH. CHURCH SCHOOL. With Classes for An Ages
Sunday School Superintendent, Paul Albury
11:00 AM* —Morning Worship
Sermon: "SEED OF THE SOWER"
6:30 P.M., Pilgrim Fellowship
7:30 P.M.—Evening Worship
Sermon: "AFTER THE HARVEST"
Visitors to Key West. Service Men and Their Families
Will Find A Cordial Welcome At AH Services
C. L. Jordan. Pastor
COR. STH and SEIDENBURG
SABBATH SCHOOL 9:30
PRAYER MEETING. Wednes
days. 7:45 P.M.
2309 HARRIS AVENUE
Watch tower Study,
Sundays at 8:00 P.M.
Meeting, 7:30 P.M.
Nation Contributes Funds
To Rebuild Church Steeple
*!^ re $43*000 has been ’•aised to date towards the $150,000
reconstruction 0 f the 100 foot steeple surmounting Boston’s Old North
Cfi c Ch ' destr °y e d by “Hurricane Carol," August 31.
dlrter * nt *gencies, spearheaded by the Lantern League of
**e conducting tbe drive for voluntary contributions to the
of A^riM^i 775 m<>US b> Paul Revere during *** “midnight ride"
ltaging has *lredy been erected at-the north of the 1740
which contains, still unharmed. thJ eight bells of 1745,
"a* of bell* in what was then called British North Ameri
-IJurric*ne in 104 destroyed part of the original spire,
two sections of the old wooden steeple survived until this year. One
window in 1740 through which the lantern*
SZZZrJ? Raid Revere’* request. The second section, below that,
neused the clock installed in 187 0.
Rtpawting of much of the original 1723 brickwork is also plan
as part of the restoration program.
. 1“ k **P* n 8 wit b the historic roots of Old North Church, contri
butions to the steeple fund are being addressed to “Box 1776” in Bos-
Lefs All Go To
(ASSEMBLY OF GOD)
•01 Georgia Street
I*. Wayne Pitts 9 Pastor
A FRIENDLY CHURCH
A Warm-Hearted Fellowship
The First Baptist Church
EATON and BAHAMA STREETS
HAROLD H. LINK, Pastor
Uplifting Preaching Worshipful Music
SUNDAY SCHOOL. 9:30 AM.
Morning Worship 10:50 o’Clock
TRAINING UNION. 8:15 P.M.
Evening Worship 7:30 o’Clock
Fellowship Hour 9:30 P.M.
PRAYER MEETING. WEDNESDAY. 7:30 P.M.
Three Nurseries Are Maintained At All Services
A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU HERE
GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH
FLAGLER AVENUE and TENTH STREET
On "Peinciana-—Navy, City Hospital" Bus Line
Sunday School and Adult Bible Class, 9:45 A.M.
Services of Worship
8:30 A.M. and 11:00 A.M.
Carl A. Sammetingar, Pastor
GRACE LUTHERAN DAY SCHOOL
KINDRRGARTRN (JR. A SR.) GRADIS 1-2-1
Mr. Donald Sagehorn, Principal
1004 Fleming Street
Listen to the Lutheran Hour, Sunday,
1:30 P.M., Station WKWF
CHURCH OF THE ROCK
“On This ROCK I Will Build My Church"
TEMPORARY QUARTERS: S3S FRANCIS STREET
(Comer Southard and Francis Streets)
RALPH ROGERS, Minister Mrs. Mary Tichenor. Pianist
SUNDAY SCHOOL, 10:00 A.M.
Ralph D. Noble. Superintendent
•:45 JLM* ISLANDER DRIVE-IN THEATRE
11:00 A.M., 535 FRANCIS STREET
' Youth Fellowship, 6:30 P.M.
VISITORS WILL FIND A CORDIAL WSLCOMS
MEETINGS | P.M.
2nd and 4th Friday
Each Month t
319 DUVAL STREET
Brief Talk . . . Discussion
Mrs. Ethel Crane, Sec’y.
GOLDEN EAGLE HALL
1215 PETRONIA STREET
Lt. and Mrs. Henry Russell,
Officers in Charge
7 P.M., KRESS CORNER
Sunday School. 9:45 A.M.
Everyone Welcome . . . Conor
and Worship With Us.. *
The World for Christ—
Christ for tho World , u a
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