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CHARLESTON, YV. VA., JANUARY 1895. NO. 4 A\re Desire to Honor God by Doing- G-ood to Man. I)fs<r;t-t Directory. Bishop 11 S Foster, I). P., L. L. ft. Rev 0 B Graham. P E. Editor Oh i.'leston Advocate, CHARLESTON PI ST. APPOINTMENTS. January 5-6 Panavillp. fi-7 Maiden. " 12- 13 Charleston Or. Fairview '? 13-14 State Street. 10-20. Walton. Liberty church 19-20 Ripley. St. Paul " 2" 5-2 r. . .Reedy, Mt. Lebandn " 2!i-27 . . .Noble. Little Sandy Februry 2-3 . Arnoldsburg.U. Beach 2-3. .Spencer, Slate church " 9-10. .Fisher's, White Pine " 9-10 :... . Raymond " 17-18 Pt. Pleasant, Trinity " 23-24 Leon, Eddy March 2-3 New Haven " 3-4 Clifton. ?' 9-10.E. Charleston Mt Tabor " 10-12 Elk City, (rlenwood " 16-17 Cottageville ?' 17-18 Revensxvood. " 23-24 Clendennin A NEIGHBOR. The December number of the Charleston Advocate is on my desk and many good tilings might be said of it. It has a splendid list of field notes by the editor, who is planing wisely for his paper, and for Methodism in his district. This number of the Advocate contains reports from thirteen out of the twenty-one pastors of th$j distric t: Of omrs^'sucl; a pai^r , is" interesting to the people of the J district. I would advise all the pastors! and official members of the New J River District to suf>scribe for the Charleston Advocate. It is a monthly. Prior 80 cknts a yeah. I will venture to say, that if any one wants to se(> a sample, with a view to subscribe for the paper and will order the same of the editor, Rev. B. Gnihiim, Charleston, \V. Ya.. he will send the sample to you free. ? The Ncxtnuirr. Thanks Bro. Yes 1 will Send all the samples needed. ' THAT THi:Y!>IAY BKOXK."! The Evangelical Alliance liasj done much toward the answer of j the above, which is from the j Savior's prayer l'Mr the unity of; his people. The United States,! Great Brittian, Canada, New Brunswick, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, The Nether lands, Denmark, ? Spain, Turkey, Greece, Syria, South Africa. Japan, China, New South Wales, observe} the week of prayer in some form j through the efforts of this organ-! ization. This union of Christians! petitioning the Heavenly Father} at the same time upon the same subjects has an influence for good j beyond mathematical calculation.! The rule of some churches follow- j ing the week of prayer by special j services is good, but its better to! have every week a prayer week and i ji|l inm'tiiurs "innn! nnrlin't", TO THE CASTORS. Deak Bhethkkn: The first quarter of our conference year is gone. Let us take soundings a Jit tle to se<; how we are sailing You are called of God to the high and holy office of the ministry; you have accepted thi9 call and de clared your faith and purposes. The church has recognized you and affixed her seal upon you, and has sent you out as a shepherd .of souls. As these souls dwell in earthly temples you are charged with the responsibility of looking carefully and faithfully after all the interests pertaining to the dual nature of those you are sent | to serve. 'The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him." I The pastorate is a place of active j and delightful service as long as ,you abide in the vine. There is no successful service without sys tem, Methodism,, we call it. Re member ? among the many com forts of modern improvements j\\r fast rule "Be deligent.'1 Nor for get thou not the preachers motto, "Holiness to tJie Lord,'' Yon doubtless complied with tho discipline in reading the General Rules to the church. When did you read the ruins for the preach ers conduct and qualification (page 75 to 87)? Head and pray over them, brethren in the? begin ning of the second quarter. Did you read the rules for ''pastors" (page 104-108) last- quarter? If so how did you comply with those rules? Notice many duties are fori the quarter not by the year. The pastor w!? ose aim is to run the church by the year will have unsettled store accounts, unpaid subscriptions to the church period icals. He will ask for "more time11 on his book account, and his benevo lent collections will never be "in full. "Brethren, plan your work hv the year, work your plan by the day and make your trial ballance ever quarter, then will all depart ments of the church flourish. We give a part of a paragraph from the Discipline, (page 85) which will benefit all of our readers. "0 let us herein follow the ex-: ample of St. Paul ! I. For our general business:] Serriny the Lord irith nil humility j of mind. 2, Our special work, | Take herd to i/tnirselrrs ami tit nil ihr ] flock. J}. Our doetl'ines, Repcnt(tiur tiururd (i<><l and f<iith toward our L?rd% Jesus Christ-. "1, The place,. I have taught you pu Illicit/ and from honse to hou*c. 5. The object and manner of teaching, I ceaml not to warn emir ;i one night and d&y\ with t earn. C. His innocence and self denial herein, I have coreted no wan'x xilcer or (/old. 7. His patience, XHthcr count I in;/ life dear vnto mi/ self. NO STATE BALiL: The subject of the usual eapitol ball has been presented to the pub lic. We shall not speak of the right or wrong of dancing. Ages ago the church condemned the public dance and time has not altered that decree. Bnt what impresses us as improper and in consistent is the "State Ball." We are living under a Christian gov ernment both national and state. In the convention to form the Union thery arose local or state interests which prevented it; when no argument could be reached Bennie FTanklin moved that the convention adjourn to meet in the uL&mtocn -luid. tlnvt-the first?Hour be spent in prayer. Upon that hour of nrayer our nation stands. When, the population of James town, Ya., was reduced by famine from 500 to 60 within a few weeks; it was Christianity pure and sim ple which saved it. If then this is a Christian state, why should the state's name be connected with that which an overwhelming ma-] jority of Christians condemn. "To j honor the Legislature." What! part of it? Mont assuredly a ma- 1 * * jority of it would not regard it an j honor to them. Let all public! I honors be extended to the legisla-j Iture. in the true character they I represent and in a way that the j majority of those who elected them | would approve. Charleston is a! city of churches and there is aj welcome in ali of them to our law-j makers. HtMe, they by counsel and j a3sooiationwill lie strengthened for the performance of the responsible duties for which they were elected. To those who preter the dancing hall, opera and other places of worldly amusement they can be accommodated, but not by the | "State." It KNEW YOCli ADVOCATES, Brethren don't lail to renew every one of your weekly Advocates they will be doing good often while you are sleeping. The Pittsburg is our Conference organ and staRds first ftmupg then): District Field Notes. tteo. !.? -On bon wl the K,. A M., tiMO, p. 1:1. train enroute for Hartford ani| Mason quarterly meetings. A call at; Pt. Pleasant parsonage gave lis an in-, sight to the successful work of the* church at that place which is of a char-* j acter that will "abide. " We were* j nicely entertained by Guy and Irsv Cor*. I rel. Rev. llatina officiated for us at, the Q. M. here agreeably to all. A change of railroad schedule ninde us late at Hartford ; Kev. Haniuv preached and had a good season of won ship. Sunday: An examination of this working of the S. S., an address de-v livered to it; 11 Christinas tree was pro% vided for. Public preaching followed by a excellent Co;nnuinion. In tin* afternoon there was a glorious love-? feast. We spent the time between meetings in visiting the sick. Sorry tt? lind one of Bro. John Baxter's daughi ters quite ill. Mrs. Thomas was coik lined to her bed by being thrown from her buggy, but we are glad to say that, she was not seriously injured. A pleas* ant call 011 Miss llarpold revealed tlm fact that though she was not hopeful of recovering, she was not looking tu the future with fears, ilere we met, Mrs. Newton, who was qiiq of our staunch -tf-.-lemfcr --k* the pr.sfcornte of other days. Our young friend, Charlie* Thomas furnished the horse and buggy and 15ro. A. J. Sayer brought us to Clifton * # and back to Mason City where we had a line audience and an excellent meeting. The Gampmeeting interests were so high tliat we had to make great allowance for many thing* said and done at the quarterly meeting, The fact is that nearly every con versa* tion of the citizens had camp-meeting in it somewhere. Monday: Rev. W, C. L. Correll preached to the comfort, of the people, after which we held thq <2. G. Four of the camp-meeting com-i niittee arrived on the evening (west) train unci were homed at Bro. Rut ten-, cutters, which was camp-meeting head* quarters, and it is due tosay that there was nothing lacking to make every one comfortable who partook of their bouiw tif ill and excellent preperation. Indeed this was the testimony of every one about all the citizens who entertained, Tuesday was a lively day on account of the meeting of the Gump- meeting Board | of Trustees anil the business in (yrtiqle on this subject. Wednesday: Groups of young and old could be seen in thq ores^and pn tliej streets corners and [ in almost all directions discussing and. prophesying. In the evening as tliQ words "we've lost" or "it was not lo* cated" ran from group to group j sadness was seen pictured in many counteances, not so much us missing the thoughtless boy. The public ser-. Vices and Dr. Riser's sermon did mucli toward Jifting those present above their disappointment. Thursday Bron. Riker, Mich and Moore took the esrty train north while we go south, wHcb com. pieted the departure of the trurtees, Iter. J. M. Grose joins at Gliftoo. Wq stop over at Pt. Pleasant and enjoy, with the pastor, the./, hospitalities of Pro. i>. s. Snydefr Taking 1 K?