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checks come the regular first quarter find new donors. checks of the New Year and then the The patience of the givers never second, the third and the fourth seems to become exhausted. They quarter and lo, it is the Christmas write such beautiful letters, they appeal again! So it goes, the endless speak such splendid words of encourround from the rew to the old and agement. They keep us young, though from the old to the new. This is be- the years increase and the burden cause we must live on, year in and grows a little heavier. year out. When one dies another takes We thank God and the churches his place. The halting, hesitating for the privilege of such service, and marchers go by in an ever increasing we announce now to all the friends of procession. When any of the usual the veterans of the pulpit and the donors die, we must find others to manse, that there will be another take their places. As the number in Christmas Fund appeal in December the noble procession increases we must of next year.
An Important Notice !
be received and so credited, up to and including January
10th, 1920. Will the church treasurers please take notice that their remittances must be mailed not later than the 10th of January in order to receive this credit.
All the friends of the aged ministers will rejoice to know that the Board has been able during 1919 to add to the regular annual grants, twenty-five per cent, except that the maximum in any case could not exceed four hundred dollars. Of this amount ten per cent was sent in the quarterly check which went out October first, and the remaining fifteen per cent was sent out about the middle of December.
When there is added to this increase the Christmas check, it will be seen that the Board has put forth its utmost efforts, to the very limit of its resources, to help those who are on its roll, to meet the serious increase of the cost of living during the year 1919.
COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF CURRENT RECEIPTS
For the eleven months, ending November 30, 1918 and 1919
THE CONGREGATIONAL WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY
SCHAUFFLER BUILDING FUND
THE PILGRIM GIFT BOX During the past year frequent requests have come to the Federation office for a mite box that should represent an offering
offering to homeland missions as a whole, and not simply to the work of one society. As a result of these requests and of the answers returned to the questionaire sent out by the Federation last fall, the Homeland Societies have united in issuing a Pilgrim Gift Box which will be ready for distribution, without charge, by January 1st. The box is of compact and convenient size, is printed in blue on white and is decorated with a medallion of the Mayflower printed in three colors. Orders may be sent to the Federation office, or to the office of any of the National Homeland Societies.
Fidelity and Freedom
TOPIC FOR FEBRUARY, 1920
Societies who are using “Christian
Americanization” should not overlook Hymn-Fling Out the Banner.
the excellent material contained in our Scripture-Isa. 11:10, 12. Psa. 60:4.
Song of Solomon 2:4 Psa. 20:5. Congregational Supplement to the
book. Here, in compact form, is prePrayer-For better understanding of sented an analysis of what each of our
each other and our personal National Societies is doing along this responsibility.
important line. The work in which SoloBusiness
our Unions are particularly interested Hymn—The Son of God Goes Forth to is considered under the heading War.
“Wide Horizons.” Societies not usFour ten-minute talks:
ing the textbook will also find in this The Flag in the Southland. On the Prairie.
volume valuable material to use in In the Southwest.
preparing their programs. The price In the Islands of the Seas. of the Supplement is twenty cents and Responsive Reading-Acts 17:24-28.
orders may be sent to the Federation Hymn-Battle Hymn of the Republic. For material send to Mrs. F. W. Wil
or to any of the Homeland Societies. cox, Bureau Woman's Work, 287 Fourth If you have not seen the book, do not Ave., New York City.
fail to procure it.
"FORWARD MOVEMENT PLANS Y the time this number of THE er the needs of our mission fields and AMERICAN MISSIONARY reaches make possible positive and permanent
its readers, the plans for our advance. This budget will include the great denominational “Forward Pilgrim Memorial Fund. Its size and Movement” will be under way. Pro- the methods under which it shall be jected under the inspiration of the raised are not yet definitely deterNational Council gathering at Grand mined, but full announcements will Rapids this movement aims to secure be made soon. In all this program we during the next five years an expan- shall be working in full co-operation sion and enrichment of our whole de- with the Interchurch World Move. nominational life. Although it is not ment, for this movement contemplates yet possible to speak in full detail of no alteration in existing denominaall the phases of the movement, its tional agencies. Our budget will main points can be indicated at this represent our part
in the great time.
financial canvass of that movement The objectives of this "Forward and the other sections of our proMovement” are directly related to gram will be our share in this great the goals of our Tercentenary pro- united effort to meet the spiritual yram.
Under the leadership of the needs of the world as they should be Commission on Evangelism, renewed met. efforts will be made to win an increas- Such a “Forward Movement” as ing number of our churches to active this is a magnificent challenge to our and aggressive efforts along this churches. To our women's organizaline. Closely associated with this en- tions, in particular, it offers inspirdeavor will be the call to specific and ing opportunities for service, for our united prayer on the part of our en- full and hearty co-operation with it is tire feliuwship for the ongoing of the essential if the great results, so deKingdom of God. Christian steward- sired, are to be secured. Especially ship will be emphasized that Congre- must we lift our giving to levels heregational Christians everywhere may tofore considered impossible. Uncome to recognize and accept this suspected resources must be discovfundamental basis of Christian giv- ered, new and daring ventures must ing. Definite steps will be taken to be made, that each Union and each secure the enlistment of “life auxiliary may contribute its part to cruits” from among our young men the great sum that shall enable us and women for all forms of mission- adequately to minister to the needs of ary and church service. And finally, the world. We must bear our fuļl after careful surveys, a budget will share in this undertaking. We can, be prepared and raised that will cov- and we will.
DAY OF PRAYER FOR MISSIONS, February 20, 1920
ally a Day of Prayer for Home Missions and a Day of Prayer for
Foreign Missions. This year a United Day of Prayer will be observed and the first Friday in Lent, February 20th, has been chosen for this observance. A program, “The World to Christ We Bring” has been prepared and copies may be secured, one cent each, from the Federation office, 289 Fourth Avenue, New York City. “A Call to Prayer,” an attractive card containing topics for preliminary preparatory prayer, has also been issued. One hundred copies of this will be sent to each Union, if desired, for distribution without charge. Additional copies will be furnished at twenty cents per hundred.
DEPARTMENT OF YOUNG PEOPLE'S and CHILDREN'S WORK
TWELVE MISSIONARY TOPICS
FOR 1920 January-The World's Need of Congregational Woman's Home MisChrist. Eph. 2:1-13.
sionary Federation, 289 Fourth Ave. *February-A “Square Deal for th nue, New York City, leaflets issued by
Foreigners in America.” He- the Congregational Education Society brews 13:1-3; Lev. 19:33, to acquaint all leaders in Young Peo34; Deut. 31:10-13.
ple's work with these missionary topMarch-Our Country's Need of ics for the year, with scripture selec
Christ. Acts 4:11, 12; Rom. tions, with suggestions for the meet10:12-15.
ings and with references for informa* April-Christianizing Industry in
in tion upon the topics. The Prayer China. Ps. 90:1-4; 14-17. Meeting, Missionary and Music ComMay – Will a Man Rob God? Mal. mittees can thus look ahead, make 3:7-12.
plans and procure literature before * June—Christianizing Education in it is too late.
China. Eph. 1:16-20; 11 Pet. It is suggested that the Missionary er 1:2-8.
Committee organize among the young July-Every Christian a Mission- people a regular Mission Study Class, ary. Acts 1:1-9.
using one of the books referred to in * August — What Contributions Have the leaflet. This will not only greatly
Our Immigrants Brought to enrich the lives of the members of America; 1 Cor. 12:12-18, the class but will stimulate the mis27-30.
sionary meetings of the Young PeoSeptember--Inspiring Stories from ple's Society. Foreign Mission Fields.
If your society wants a share in the 66:1-8; Acts 14:23-28.
work of your Union, send to the *October-The Immigrant in Our Own Union Young People's Secretary in
Community. Romans 12:9-13. November-Inspiring Stories from
your own state (if you do not know Home Mission Fields.
her name, drop a card to the FederaActs
tion for the information.) She will 10:1-6; 34-38.
suggest the school or missionary to *December—New Opportunities for whom you can send great joy through Christian Service in the Near
a barrel of all sorts of things of which East. Hebrews 11:32-12:2; 1
she will tell you in detail; or she Cor. 16:9.
can tell you how you may have a *Optional Topics.
share in the great reconstruction Six of these topics are announced work of our land in gifts of money. by the United Society of Christian Endeavor. Six are added as optional
PRIMARY PICTURE STORIES by the Department of Missionary Ed- Ask your Primary Superintendent ucation for Congregational Young in the Church School if she is using People's Societies. Notes upon these the Primary Picture Stories in her topics will appear from month to department. There are six stories month in "The Congregationalist” and six pictures, illustrating the work and “The Wellspring.
of our homeland societies. Order from You may get from the office of the the Federation office at 25° a set,
The American Missionary Association
287 Fourth Avenue, New York, N. Y.
Income for November from Investments
(Donations 3,033.41, Legacies 1,325.00) (Donations 527.81, Legacy 641.67)
Ashby: C. E. Soc., for Porto Rico, 5. Camden: First Ch., 1. Gardiner: Ch., 2. Ashland: Ch. and S. S., 15. Athol: C. W. F., Gorham: "A Friend," for Talladega Col- for Straight College, 9. Ayer: H. A. Polege, 20. Hampden: Ch., 11.44. Kennebunk- lard, for Lexington, Ky., 1. Becket: Ch., port: Ch., 4. Mexico: Jr. C. E. Soc., for 3. Bedford: Ch., 31.90. Billerica: Ch., 8.25. Indians, 3. North Edgecomb: Ch., 2. Boston: Mrs. F. H. B., for Straight ColXorth Harpswell: S. S., 40c. Portland: J. lege, 25; F. H. D, for Talladega College, 5. V. G., 12.63; St. Lawrence Ch.,
The Brockton: Porter Ch., 150; Wendell Ave. Misses L, for Oriental Missions, 200; N. Ch., 10.31. Brookfield: Primary S. S., for O. R., for Lexington, Ky., 25. Searsport: Lexington, Ky.. 7. Carlisle: Mrs. D. L. First Ch., 11.07. So. Brewer: Second Ch., C., for Straight College, 5. Cambridge: 11. Westbrook: Warren Ch., for Lexing- Prospect St. Ch., 23.30; Miss A. E. W., for ton, Ky., 23.60.
Straight College, 8. Colrain Ch., 17. DalWoman's Home Missionary Union ton: Faithful Workers, for Lexington, Ky., Maine, by Mrs. C. E. Leach, Treas., 180.67. 5. Dorchester. Village Ch., 29; Mrs. C. D. Legacy
J.. 50c. East Northfield: Ch., 126. Everett:
First Ch., 27.85. Fall River: Pilgrim Ch., Gorham: Mary F. Kellogg, 641.67.
11. Framingham: E. B., for Straight ColNEW HAMPSHIRE—$1,600.40.
lege, 10. Gill: Ch., 3. Greenfield: C. W. D., (Donations 492.39, Legacy 1,108.01)
for Talladega College, 25; Mrs. D. T., for
Straight College, 5. Aeworth: Ch., 7.43. Antrim: Mrs. H. A.
Hardwick: Ch., 1.10. C., for Straight College, 5. Bartlett: Ch.,
Hinstale: C. M., for Straight College, 3; 3.51.
Housntonie: Concord Junetion: C. E. Soc., 5; A.
G. F., for Straight College, 3.
Mrs. C. T., for Straigh C. F., 5, for Straight College. Exeter:
College, 3. LanesMrs. H. S. M., for Lexington, Ky.,
boro: C. S. G.. for Straight College, 5; P. 5.
W. N., for Straight College, 3. Lenox: Farmington: S. S., 5. Greenfield: Ch., 11.
Miss R. O.,
5. Greenville: Miss F. L. K., 4. Haverhill:
Straight College, First Ch., 6.30. Hill: Ch., 50. Hopkinton:
Leominster: Pilgrim Ch., Pro Christo Soc.,
5. Ch., 34. Lyme: Ch., 46.65. Manchester: So.
Lowell: "A Friend in Lowell," 75. Lynn: Main St. Ch., 38.50.
MerA. C. P., for Straight College, 20. Meredith: Ch., 13.
rimac: Ch., 9.56. Middleboro: North Ch., Xewport: M. E. R., for Straight College,
Monterey : 10. Pelham: Ch., 14.
Montague: First Ch., 21.77.
Ch., 4. Mt. Herman: S. M. C., for Straight C.R. T., for Talladega College, 50.
Newburyport: Belleville Ch.,
13 64. Ch.. 51. "Friends in New Hampshire," for
Northampton: Edwards Ch., 168.
"M. C.," 20. Northbridge: C. E. Soc., of Straight College, 128.
Rockdale Ch., for Straight College, 5; North Legacy
New Salem: Ch., 1.16. North Reading: Ch.,
3.16. Norwood: Ch., 22. Otis: Mrs. C. B. Rindge: James Brage, 1,108.01.
R.. 2. Pittsfield: C. A. P., for Straight VERMONT-$1,877.96,
College, 10; First S. S., 28.80; French Ch., (Donations 143.86, Legacies 1,734.10) 1.50; Dorcas Class, for Lexington, Ky., 10; Bakersfield: Ch., 3.83. Bradford: Ch.,
Mrs. W. A. M., for Straight College, 5. 18.56. Brattleboro: First Ch., 26.58.
Prescott: L. B. for Straight College, 6. Chelsea: Ch., 6.70. Colchester: Ch., 8.75.
Reading: Ch., 118.46. Roxbury: A, B., 1. Manchester: Ch.. 30.15. Peacham: Ch.,
Royalston: First Ch., 9. Sharon: Mrs. H.
A, S., 1. 13.80. Peru: S. s., for Albuquerque, N. M.,
So, Braintree: Ch., 16. South 10. Richmond: L. M, S., bbl. goods for
Dartmouth: Ch., 10.78. Springfield: Faith Varion, Ala. South Royalton: Ch., 2.82.
Ch., L. A. Soc., goods for Talladega ColWest Glover: Ch., 7.67. Wells River: Ch.,
lege; North Ch., 25; South Ch., 300; H. K., 15.
for Talladega College, 20. State Line: M.
R., for Straight College, 3. Stockbridge: Legacies
A. T. A., for Straight College, 10; L. I. S., Jericho: Hosea Spaulding, 20. North for Straight College, 3. Taunton: Trin. Ch., Thetford: Myra B. Pratt, 4,540.84 (reserve 38.50. Tolland: H. W., for Straight Collegacy 2,826.74) 1,714.10.
lege, 5. Tyringham: H. T., for Straight