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College, 4. Waban: Union Ch., 35. Wakefield: Ch., 63.91, Watertown: Philips Ch., S. S., 11. Wellesley Hills: Mrs. A. H. G. for Moorhead, Miss., 10. Westfield: Second Ch., 16.16. Westhampton: Ch., 33. Westminster: Mrs. H. H., for Straight College, 5. West Newton: Rev. J. E. P., 5. W11Jlamsburg: Ch., 34. Williamstown: H. W., for Straight College, 5. Wilmington: Ch., 19. Winchester: Second Ch., 66c. Worcester: Plymouth Ch., 120.14; Camp Fire Girls, for Greenwood, s. C., 2; Mrs. J. M., for Greenwood, S. C., 5. "Friends in Mass.," for Straight College, 312.

Woman's Home Missionary Association of Mass. & R. I., Mrs. Amos Lawrence Hatheway, Treas., for salaries $ 754.00.

Legacies Lancaster: Caroline A. Litchfield, 375 West Brookfield: Ella M. Sherman, 950. RHODE ISLAND-$789.68.

Kingston: Ch., 88.93. Providence: Central Ch., 660; Hope St. Free Evangelical Ch., 5.75; I. E. R., for Straight College, 15. Riverpoint: Ch., 20.


(Donations 2,468.50, Legacies 3,685.84) Berlin: Ch., 26.56; E. P. W., 25; M. S., for Lexington, Ky., 25. Bethlehem: Ch., 6.82. Bolton: Ch., 7. Bristol: Ch., 50. Bridgeport: United Ch., 239.50. Brookfield: Ch., 38. Burnside: Miss M. L. E., for Talladega College, . 50. Canaan: E. A. L., for Straight College, 5; Mrs. F. M. C., for Straight College, 5; K. B., for Straight College, 3. Collinsville: L. A. C., for Lexington, Ky., 2.50. Coventry. First Ch., 27.74. East Canaan: A. A. A., for Straight College, 3. East Haven: Ch. 32.92. East Windsor: Mrs. 0. S. J., for Talladega College, 10. Goshen: Ch., 41. Groton: Ch., 10.61. Guilford: Mrs. J R., 5. Hadlyme: Ch., 10. Hartford: First Ch. of

Christ, 181.36; J. F. E., for Straight College, 5. Milford: Miss E. B., 2; Miss H. B., 1; D. C. C., 5, for Talladega College; Mrs. T. D., 2; Miss D. N.' C., 2; W. L. M., 5; Mrs. C. A. S., 10; F. M. S., 10; G. J. S., 5; G. W. S., 5, for Talladega College. Naugatuek: H. W., for Tougaloo College, 200. New Haven: Mrs. E. S. B., 10. New London: First Ch., for Athens, Ala., 41.24. North Woodstock: Ch., 2. Norwich: A Member of Park Ch., 25; United Ch., S. S., for Lexington, Ky., 25. Plantsville: Ch., for Lexington, Ky., 90. Putnam: Second Ch., 34.99. Rockville: Friend, 1. Saugatuck: S. S., Primary Dept., for Santee, Neb., 6.25. Seymour: Ch., 45.28. Sharon: Ch., 5.46. Simsbury: H. B., for Talladega Col., 100. Southington: First S. S., 7.35. Stafford Springs: Ch., 109.08. Stamford: First Ch., Ladies Aid, for bed in Ryder Memorial Hospital, Humacao, P. R., 65. Stratford: Ch., 48.66. Taftville: G. W., for Lexington, Ky., 10. Thomaston: First Ch., 12.25. Wapping: Miss K. M. W.,


Ballard Normal School, 2. Washington: First Ch., 48.87. Watertown: Miss C. E. L.,

10: Mrs. M. L. M., 20; Mrs. K. B. W., 10, for Lexington, Ky. West Cornwall: Mrs. K. S., 3; L. C. S., 10, for Straight College; C. E. Soc., 5. West Haven: First Ch., 115.90. Wethersfield: Union S. S., for S. A. at Greenwood, S. C., 2. Woodstock: First Ch., 22.23. "Friends in Conn.," for Straight College, 75.93.

Woman's Cong'l Home Missionary Union of Conn., by Mrs. George Dahl, Treas., 448. (39 of which for special gifts for Saluda Seminary.)

Hartford: Estate of Joseph L. Blanch-
ard, 3,105.00 (reserve legacy 2,070) 1,035.
New Britain: Estate of Alice C.

(2,000 less tax 100) 1,900 (reserve leg-

acy 1,266.66) 633.34; estate of Sarah A.
Strong, 2,017.50.
NEW YORK-$3,899.35.

Aquebogue: C. E. Soc., three bbls. goods for Marion, Ala. Binghamton: First Ch., 106.50. Brooklyn: Bushwick Ave. Ch., 45; Clinton Avenue Ch., 857.35; Ocean Ave. Ch... Woman's League, 16. and two bbls. goods for Marion, Ala.; Parkville Ch., Philathea Class, two bbls. and box goods for Marion, Ala.; South Ch., 25; South Cong'l Chapel, s. s., 5; E.D., 3; F. S. W., 5, for Straight College; M. L. R.,

15. Brookton: Ch., 1.92. East Bloomfield: S. S., for Piedmont College, 22.86. Ellington: Ch., 9. Hamilton: L. M. S., bbl, and two boxes goods, for Marion, Ala. Henrietta: Union Ch. S. S., 6. Holcomb: Needle Work Guild, bbl goods for Greenwood, S. C. Homer: E. F. P., for Talladega College, 15. Jamaica: Van Wyck Ave., Ch., 12. New York: Broadway Tabernacle Ch., 1,110.27: Cong'l Ch. of North New York, 27; Pilgrim Memorial Fund Commission, for salary, 208.33; M. A., 5; D. A. H., 10! H. B. J., 10; Miss S. L., 5, for Straight College; Miss M. C., for electric fan at Hospital, Humacao, P. R., 5; M. G. E., 2; Miss L. H., for lunches at Dorchester Academy, 15; W. A. N., for Talladega College, 100; J. W. P., for Pleasant Hill, Tenn., 10. Orient: Ch., 40 87. Phoenix: First Ch., 35. Pine Islands: Ch., 14. Porter: E. M. H., for Straight College, 25. Riverhead: Sound Avenue Ch., 63.86. Sherburne. Dr. O. A. G., for Talladega College, 600. South Hartford: Ch., 3.60. Ticonderoga: L. M. S., bbl. and box goods for Marion, Ala. Wading River: L. M. S., bbl. goods

for Marion, Ala. Watertown: Mrs. M. M. M., 5.

Woman's Home Missionary Union of New York, by Mrs. W. A. Kirkwood, Treas., 459.79 (of which amount 100 is for scholarships at Fisk University, as follows: Brooklyn, Tompkins Ave., W. U. 50, and Jamestown, First W. U., 50.) NEW JERSEY—$743.99.

Bridgeville: Mrs. T. A., 1. Glen Ridge:
S. S., 20; The Misses U., for Microscope for
Hospital, Humacao, P. R., 50. Jersey City:
Waverly Ch., 3. Newark: Jube Memorial
('h., 75; First Ch., Jube Mem., S. S., 8.
Yutley: St. Paul's Ch., W. M. Soc., for
Straight College, 16. So. Orange: R. H. T.,
for Talladega College, 37.50. Westfield:
Ch., 115.

Woman's Home Missionary Union of the
New Jersey Conference, by Mrs. Willard
E. Buell Treas., 418.49.

clifford: Ch., 1. East Smithsfield: Ch., 4.16. Erie. Miss E. H.

5. Milroy:
White Memorial Ch., 8.40. Nanticoke:
Bethel Ch., 3.25.

Ridgely: E. M., 2; L. S. M., 2.

Woman's Home Missionary Union of the
New Jersey Conference, Mrs. Willard E.
Buell, Treasurer, $5.40.

(Donations 600, Legacy 993.20)
Akron: Mrs. J. G. G., for Tougaloo Col.
lege, 10. Cleveland: Park Ch., 12; Ch.
Inter-Dept., for Marion Ala., 2.50; Mrs. M.,
bbl. goods for Marion, Ala. Elyria: First
Ch., 57.80. Medina: E. T., 5; F. T., 5, for
Straight College. No. Olmsted: S. s., for
Lexington, Ky., 5. Oxford: M. F. L., 100.
Toledo: Washington Street Ch., 64.38.
Wellington: First Ch., 20.

The Woman's Home Missionary Union of Ohio, by Mrs. Arthur M. Williams, Treas. Springfield: First S. S., for horse and buggy for Pleasant Hill, 50.

Through the Congregatonal Conference


of Ohio, by Rev. J. G. Fraser, D. D., Treas., $268.32.

Elyria: Lorenzo Clark, 993.20.

Allegan: S. S., for Lexington, Ky., 6. Benton Harbor: First Ch., 13.88.

Through Michigan Congregational Conference, by L. P. Haight, Treas., $443.06.

Woman's Home Missionary Uplon of Michigan, by Miss Marcia V. Hall, Treas., $57.


Abingdon. First Ch., 48. Aurora: First Ch., 20. Bunker Hill: Ch., 15.37. Carpentersville: First Ch., 3.15. Canton: Ch., 10.26; S. S., 14.08. Champaign:

First Ch., 20. Chicago: Grand Ave. S. S., Fidelis, for Lexngton, Ky., 10; South S. S., 15; Tabernacle, Woman's Society, 3; Thomas Mem. Ch., 3; University Ch., 15.24; Waveland Avenue Ch., 1.13; Federated Churches, for Noorhead, Miss., 9; W. D. A., for Tougaloo College, 10; S. E. K., for Tougaloo College, 5; H. H. W., for Tougaloo College, 25. Clifton: Ch., 3.89. Downers Grove: Ch., 55. Evanston: First Ch., 200. Galva: Ch., two bbls. goods for Marion, Ala. Jacksonville: Ch., 8. Loda: Ch., 8.15. Mazon: Park Street Ch., 10. Moline: Mrs. W. P., bb1, and box goods for Marion, Ala, Monroe Center: Union Ch., 5.15. Mound City. S. S., 6. Plymouth: S. S., 84c. Sterling: First Ch., 14.31. Waverly: Ch., 3.79. Western Springs: H. H, M., goods for Marion, Ala. Wheaton: Mrs. J. H. P., two bbls. goods for Marion, Ala.

Woman's Home Missionary Union of Illinois, by Mrs. W. M. Fitch, Treas., $293.23. JOWA-$655.31.

(Donations 555.31, Legacy 100.00) Dickens: S. S., 11.83. Salem: Mrs. E. J. K., bbl. goods for Moorhead, Miss.

Through the Congregational Conference of Iowa, by S. J. Pooley, Treas., 380.29.

Woman's Home Missionary Union of Iowa through the Congregational Conference, by S. J. Pooley, Treas., $163.19.

Grinnell: Estate of Levi Lewis, 100,

Green Lake: Ch., 2. Green Bay: Union Ch., 15. Lancaster: First Ch., 11. Milwankee: Grand Ave. h., 88.46. Plymouth Ch., 15. Mukwonago: Ch., 7.50. River Falls: First Ch., 10. Rosendale: Ch., 23.

Through Wisconsin Congregational Conference, by L. L, Olds, Treas., $162.79.

Woman's Home Missionary Union of Wisconsin, by Mrs. R. B. Way, Treas., 81.20 MINNESOTA-$229.36.

Minneapolis: Lowry Hill Ch., L. M. S., bbl, goods for Marion, Ala. St. Paul: Pacific Ch., bbl. goods for Moorhead, Miss.

The Congregational Conference of MinResota, by J. M. McBride, Treas., $136.06.

Woman's Home Missionary Union of Minnesota, by Mrs. A. E. Fancher, Treas., $93.30. MISSOURI-$32.00. Bonne Terre:. First Ch., 5. Meadville: Ch., 5. Neosho: First Ch., 12. Webb City: A. B., 10. KANSAS $69.00.

Bazine: German Ch., 5. Muscotah: Ch., 7.75. Topeka: First Ch., 27.25. Wichita: E. L. D., for Talladega College, 5. Through

the Kansas Congregational Conference, by Rev. Aaron Breck, Treas., $24.


Albion: Ch., 23. Ashby: Ch., 3.75. Carroll: Ch., 75c. Cowles. Ch., 5. Franklin: Ch., 32.75. Fremont: Ch.; 25.73. Friend: First German Ch., 10. McCook: German Ch., 10. Norfolk: German Ch., 10. Wilcox: Ch., 16,56. NORTH DAKOTA-$164.18.

Harvey: First Bethlehem & Eigenheim German Ch., 12. Hehron: German Parish 75.

Through the Congregational Conference of North Dakota, by Bertha C. Stickney. $77.18. SOUTH DAKOTA-$10.00.

Faulkton: Myron Ch.. 10. COLORADO—$168.57.

Bethune: Hope Ch., German, 15. Colerado Springs: First Ch.. 11, Keota: Pilgrim Ch., 10. Niwot: U. B. S. S., package. S. S. papers for Kings Mountain, N. C.

Woman's Home Missionary Union of Col. orado. $132.57. OKLAHOMA-$20.00.

Woutherford. German Ch., 10.

Congregational Conference for Tillotson College, 10. MONTANA-$71.67.

Billings: First Ch., 22.80. Broadview: Ch. 1.20. Columbus: Ch., 7.92. Crane: Ch., 84c. Fairfield: Ch.. 1.20. Fort Shaw: Ch., 2 Glasgow: Ch.. 4.92: Ladies Union, for Crow Agency. 3.25. Geyser: Ch., 2.50. Helena: Ch., 7.80. Judith Gap: Ch., 3.60. Livingston: Ch.. 6.51. Musselshell: Ch., 3.17. Red Lodge: Ch., 2.40. Ryegate. Ch.. 1 56, WYOMING-$9.50.

Sheridan: Ch., 9.50. NEW MEXICO—$5.00.

Seboyeta: Miss M. R., for Hospital at Humacao. " R., 5.


Bowles: Ch., 2.16. Campello: 20. Ceres: First, 4.22. Cloverdale: 13.50, Fresno: Pilgrim, 16.20; Japanese, 3.39; Third, German, 17.10. Grass Valley: 5.94. Kenwood: 2.16. Lockeford: 54c. Loomis: 14.31. Oakland. Pilgrim, 5.33; Fruitvale Ave., 2. Palo Alto: 20.79. Paradise: Mrs. A. J. W., 10. Petaluma: 13.32. Pittsburg: 1.46. Rio Vista: 32c. San Francisco: First, 39.46; Sunset, 2.50. San Lorenzo: 63c. Santa Rosa: First, 2.40; Todd, 1.80. Saratoga: 8.10. Stockton: 13.50. Tipton: 49c. Tulare: 1.79. CALIFORNIA (Southern)-$235.53.

Bloomington: 3. Brea: 1.65. Glendale: 2.88. Graham: 60c. Lawndale: 90c, Lemon Grove: 1.10. Long Beach: 13.20. Los Angeles: First, 12.28; Bethany, 1.53; Ch. of the Messiah, 12; Grace, 3.24; Mesa, 2.76; Mrs. G. R. B. for Marion, Ala., 5; F. P. L., 1. Manhattan: 1.48. Maricopa: 2.13. Monrovia: 5. National City: 4.37. Oil Center: 2.40. Paso Robles : 5.46. Perris: 52c. Pomona: 7.56. Poway: 1.50. Redlands: 24. Rialto: 8.22. Rio Bravo: 1.20. San Bernardino: First, 7.95. San Diego: La Jolla, 4.30; Mission Hills, 12; Ocean Beach, 1.20. Miss G. A. F., for Lexington, Ky., 5. San Jacinto: 1.28. San Ysidro: L. L. H.,

for Straight College, 5. Sherman: 6. Seeley: 480. Yucalpa: 1.74

Woman's Home Missionary Union ot Southern California, by Mrs. C. E. Norton, Treas. $65.70. Oregon-$128.54.

Forest Grove: 6. Gaston: 1. Hubbard: 1. Salem: 30; Rural, 1. Portland: First German, 5; Second German, 29; O. P. A.. 5,

Through Woman's Home Missionary
Union of Oregon, $50.54.

Anacortes: 4.99. Bingen: 1. Black Din.
mond: 3. Cunick: 30c. Endicott: 30. Irby:
20. Lakeside: 1. Lind: Ch., 15. Lopez:
50c. Odessa: St. Matthews, 20. Orchard
Prairie: 1.50. Pataha: 1. Rituville: Ph”.
adelphia Ch., 17.50. Seattle: Bayview, 1.32;
First German, 2.40; West Seattle, 4.80.
Steilacoom : 2.32. Vera: '4. (Total for
Washington, 130.63; less refunded to War-
den Ch., 60.)

Vernal: S. S., 90c. IDAHO—$ 169.00.

American Falls: First, 25; Zoar, 8. Bruneau: 4. Boise: First, 9. Council: First, 10. Fargo: 1. Kellogg: 10. Kimama: Salem, 2; Zoar, 4. Meridian: Fairview, 5. Mountain Home: 15. Murtaugh: Mrs. R. M., 5; Miss E. M. 7. New Plymouth: First Pocatello: 20. Yale: Immanuel, 38.


Asheboro: Ch., 2.98. Belmont: S. W.
Moore, for Kings Mountain, N. C., 6.51.
Dudley: Ch., 13.80. Farmville: N. K., for Jos
K. Brick School, 5. Littleton: A. J., for Jos.
K. Brick School, 1. Seaboard: B, B., for
Jos. K. Brick School, 1.

Anniston: First S. S., 5. Kymulga:
King's Chapel, 5.50. Talladega: Mrs. R.

A. J., for Talladega College, 40.

Through the Alabama Conference by Rev. E. W. Butler, Treas., $20. MISSISSIPPI-$111.25.

Mound Bayou: Mrs. E. P. B., for Straight College, 10. Tougaloo: Parent-Teachers Association, for Tougaloo College, 100; 0. B., for Tougaloo College, 1.25. LOUISIANA—$125.00.

Cypress: M. J., for Straight College, 100. Natchez: C. J., for Straight College, 25. TEXAS-$27.00.

Congregational Conference: for Tillotson College, 17. Wichita Falls: L. P. T.. for Straight College, 10. FLORIDA—$16.00.

Crestview: Ch., 2. Key West: Ch., 8. for
West Tampa. Miami: Peoples Ch., 6.

Wailuku: P. P., 5.
Summary of Receipts for November, 1919.

.$17,186.86 Legacies

9,587.82 Total

.$ 26,774.68 Summary of Receipts Two Months

From Oct. 1 to Nov. 30, 1919.

.$34,177.76 Legacies


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Congregational Board of Ministerial Relief

B. H. FANCHER, Treasurer
Receipts for April, May and June, 1919

Continued from December number 2.50. Colchester: 2. Craftsbury: North, land: 1. Lakeside: 1.75. Lopez Island: 5.20. Hartford: Second, 1.14. Jericho: Sec- Richardson, 1. Machias: 1. Metaline ond, 2.50. Lyndonville: 7. Middlebury : 1st, Falls: 1. Natchez: 40c. Olympia: 1. 5. Milton: 3.84. Montpelier: Bethany, 10. Richmond Beach: 1. Ritzville: First, 1.25. Newbury: First, 4.50. New Haven: 1.50.

Seattle: Alki, 30c. Colambla: 2. EdgeNorwieh: 72c. Orwell: First, 24.30. Pitts- water: 27c. Fairmount: 1.10. Fauntleroy: ford: 3.68. Putney: 2.10. Randolph: 1. Green Lake: 1.31. Keystone:

1.05. Bethany, 5. Rockingham: Bellows Falls, Olivet: 20c. Plymouth: 40.76. Queen 5.33. Royalton: 5; South, 67c. Rupert: Ave.: 10c. West: 39c. Spokane: Corbin 2.60. Rutland: 20.34. Shoreham: 3.

Park, 39c. Swedish: 1.50. West Side: 1. Springfield: First 5.70. St. Albans: First, Stevenson: 1. Tucoma: First, 2. Vera: 10. St. Johnsbury: North, 25. South: 35. Grenaeres, 1. Walla Walla: First, 4. GerThetford: 2.50. Vergennes : 7.52. Waits- man Zion: 2.40. Washougal: 1.70. Yakifield: 5. Wallingford: 1.54. Warren: ma: First, 2.54. l'nited, 1. Windham: 3.95.


Ceredo: 60c. Huntington: 96c. Aberdeen: First 4. Ahtanum: North, 2. WISCONSIN-$2.06. American Lake: 3. Anacortes: 1. Bell- Spring Valley:. 2.06. ingham: First, 1.15. Black Diamond: 10. WYOMING $26.88. Blaine: 1. Brewster: 1. Carrolls: 1. Col- Big Horn: 61c. Cheyenne: 3.24. Dongfax: Plymouth, 1. Cusick: 2.80. Dayton: las: 4.20. Glendo: 25c. Green River: 80c. 50c. Deer Park: Open Door, 2.15. Elk: Lander: 50c. Lusk: 2. Node: 25c. Sheri1. Everett: First, 7.50. Granite Falls: 1. dan: 12. Shoshonie: 60c. Wheatland: Kalama: 1. Kennwick: First, 1. Kirk- 2.43.

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AVE we not here a diagnosis of many a spiritual ill, and also a

clear hint as to its cure? Is it not safe to say of the vast ma

jority of professed followers of Christ that they have been fishing in shallow waters? They have hugged the shore. They have begun, but only begun. They have given a little, but not enough to hurt. They have taken no leaps into the dark. They have followed the Master at a distance, but have called a halt when he has led them out of sight of the familiar landmarks. In faith they have let the prow of their ship face the open sea, but have seen to it that they had an anchor, and plenty of rope, to the windward. They have talked eloquently of duty, but dextrously defined it in terms of personal taste and pleasure. There is the trouble, fishing in the shallows of life. In finding the trouble we have hit on the remedy. It is found in the words of Jesus to those same disciples that very night of failure, “Launch out into the


Such is the word for the individual. Such is the word, no less, for the church of today. Whatever may or may not be true of the charges made so glibly against the church, I am confident that, compared with the life it might live, the influence it might exert, the majestic work it might do, it has been moving around and around in the shallows. It has at its command fabulous stores of treasure and energy, but at times the church presents the spectacle of a great organization employing, and apparently exhausting, its energies in keeping itself going; of a splendid army spending the years in camp practice rather than in the hard work of campaigning on the frontier; or, to keep more nearly to the figure of our text, of a boat whose crew spends the hours of the day and night in cleansing and winding the nets, in caulking, scrubbing and polishing the boat, in caring, with infinite detail, for the efficiency of rope and sail. This is the reason, if I mistake not, for the difficulty in which the church often finds itself. Men are tired of the shallow waters. They do not see in all this energy put into simple self-preservation, anything like a man's work to do. It is often easier to do a great and difficult thing well than to do well with a small and simple one. Therefore, I am convinced that the church, if it is to have a reason to live, must hazard great adventures.

Here we have the psychology and the rationale of the Congregational World Movement with its proposed $50,000,000 Drive inaugurated by the National Council. That august, epic decision discloses the instinctive recognition that the denomination has all too long been poling about in the shallows and that now, for its very life, it must LAUNCH OUT INTO THE DEEP.

-F. N. W.




By Charles H. Richards, D.D.
FTER all, there is no greater joy than that of a pastorate. Theodore
Roosevelt said that the minister's calling was higher than any other.

He might have added that it was the most satisfying.

Of course it has its trials and drawbacks. But what calling has not? It ought to be more generously supported by the people, and it will be if we succeed in our great Forward Movement Drive. But the hardships are cheerfully borne, and the difficulties are conquered by tact and energy and skill. As the Master“for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, so his heralds willingly bear their trials and find a deep satisfaction in their work. This ought to count with young men when deciding on the choice of a profession. If they are looking for a happy life as well as one of achievement they can find it here.

There is, first, the Joy of Being at the Head of a Big Family of men, women and children in the household of faith. They are of all sorts (or ought to be), high and low, rich and poor, learned and ignorant. The pastor is the sympathetic friend of each, the counselor, the guide. The joys and sorrows of all he shares. He is looked up to as the Greatheart of the band to whom all problems may be brought, who will have a personal interest in the welfare of each.

Then there is the Joy of Being Big Brother to a host of young people. It is no longer necessary for the minister to be a white-chokered saint, so solemn and dignified as to scare the boys and girls away. He is their comrade, their companion, their genial yokefellow in the service of the Master. If he is a good tennis player, the best skater, the finest ball player in the group, so much the better. But this is only to enable him to command the sympathy and enlist the confidence of the young. To share the life of the Boy Scouts in their summer outing; to go on a hike with the Camp Fire Girls to name the birds, trees and flowers; to see a young fellow through a critical period by friendly counsel; to bring comfort and help to young hearts stricken by sorrow; to enable eager young minds, perplexed over doctrinal statements, to see clearly the fundamental truths; this gives peculiar joy.

Perhaps the Joy of Preaching comes next. The pulpit is the pastor's throne of power. If he is well equipped for this work, knows how to search for truth, and how to tell it forth effectively, his work may be most fruitful and delightful. His preaching must have a wide range, that it may not become monotonous either for himself or his people. He must keep out of the rut. The more familiar he is with history, philosophy, poetry, economics, sociology, and literature the better, provided he uses them only to give wings to his arrows and does not let them hinder his real message. He must know how to use the Bible so that people will find it an exhaustless well of unfailing refreshment. He should avoid fads in theology or sociology. It is his part to know clearly the great fundamental truths of life, and see how they are to be applied to every-day conduct as well as to the problems of civic and social life. This is fascinating work. There may be infinite variety in it.

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