MINUTES

OF THE

TWENTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION

OF THE

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HELD WITH

SHELF CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH Oktibbeha County, Mississippi OCTOBER 3, 4, 5, 1919

4 TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING Mt. Moriah Church, 4 miles north of Weir, Miss on

Friday before First Sunday in October, 1920.

DELEGATE TO SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION S. M. Fant; Alternate, eee Whitten.

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H. M. WHITTEN, Moderator G. D. WEATHERALL, Clerk and Treasuppr.

EXECUTIVE BOARD ESTELL DOBBS J. M, BARRON |

S. M. FANT PRESIDENT W. M. U. MRS. H. L. RHODES

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The Chester Association convened with Self Creek Chureh in its Twenty-Seventh Annual Session, Friday, Oct. 3, A. D. 1919 |

Came together by singing. led by J. H. Ward. Led in prayer by C. E. Bland.

The Moderator, H. M. Whitten, read the 19th Psalm. Pray- er by J.D Ray

(. Hl. Dobbs moved that we go into the election of officers, On motion of D. M. Berry the present officers were re-elected. ( al} ad for correspondents.

rvan Simmons. organizer for $75,000,000 campaig nin Dis- trict No. 4

Louisville—J L.. Hughes.

Columbus—J. D. Ray and wife, H. H. Sykes and €. E. Bland

Central—M. M. Lackey, W. MoU Secretary, Returned corre spondents :

Louisville Association H. M. Whitten and J. M. Black. Koseiusko \ssociation—J. J. Rabun and J. H. Ward. (‘olumbus Association H. M. Whitten. State Convention—Tom Smith, H. M. Whitten, W. M. Hammond and GD Weatherall The Moderator

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ited the following committees : Finanee—J, L, Neely, J. H. Ward and G. L. Keen. Devotional Dp M. Be rry,

cons of this ehurch

J. M. Black and pastor and dea-

Enrollment—Ton Smith, On motion Bro. N ) Wake Forest ( hurel} After a song Bro W. After some seriptt an earnest prayer The hour having Moderator turned the 1

Adams was recognized as delegate from

M. Hammond led in prayer. re quotations Bro. N. Q. Adams led in

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arrived for the introductory sermon, the heeting over to Bro. J. L. Hughes, who }

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spoke of his wonderful recovery a year ago and asked the Mod- erator to lead in a special prayer of thanks for the merey and goodness of God during the past year. \ :

-The text was 2nd Cor. 5:17. The subject: ‘‘ Ye must. be born again.”’

Bro. Hughes preached a great sermon and showed clearly that not reformation but regeneration is absolutely essential to salvation. He emphasized the fact that ‘‘Good works’’ are no part of our salvation, but the fruits of the ‘* New birth.”’

*FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

Came together by singing. Led in prayer by Bro, Watkins.

J. H. D. Watson, delegate to the S. B. C.' made a splendid report of the great convention at Atlanta.

Bro Watson reported that he had $8.62 of the funds turn- ed over to him to defray his expenses left over, which by motion © of P. S. Rodgers was turned over to Finance Committee to de- fray expenses of delegate next year.

The following report on Prohibition was read by S, M. Fant, and after being discussed by P.S. Rodgers and “J. L. Hughes, was adopted:

Report ON PROHIBITION. _ We, your Committee on Prohibition, beg leave to report as follows: ; :

The great world war has hastened prohibition. eral prohibition legislation stopped the manufacture of all bev- erages till the close of the war and the return of all soldiers and Sailors,

In 1886 the Mississippi legislature passed a local option law ; in 1908 it passed a State-wide prohibition law. There were at this time only eight wet counties in the state, the counties having driven liquor out by petitions and other meth ods. In 1914 the one-gallon law was put on our statute books. in 1916 the ‘one-quart law. This was a great legislative st ride. Bot thank God the finishing touch was the bone-dry law that passed in 1918, So our state is as near bone-dry as any state In

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| Then we should bf very proud of Mississippi's two United

States Senators and ee Congressmen, who have given their

support and vote to prohibition measures, Also 61 per cent of our State Senators and €8 per cent of our Representatives voted for the bone-dry bill. |

Thanks be to Goal for the bone-dry law, it is keeping the jails empty, or nearly ko. Many good wives and children are having more to eat, mdre to wear, better educational and relig- ious advantages and better conditions generally. The Anti- Saloon League of Missiksippi deserves a large part of the credit for all anti-liquor legislation in Mississippi since 1912. Two ‘things should be done fo improve conditions: Some officers who are both sworn and paitl to enforce the state laws must be more Vigilant and faithful If present ones ean not and will not enforce our splendid laws, new ones should be put in their place. Citizens must be more patriotie to the law. The people, led by the Anti-Saloon League are doing all they tan under our splen- did laws to route the enemy. The every law-abiding man should seek those law violators who slip around and make whiskey on the sly. God speed the time when all those law breakers shall have been put out of commission. :

Then we find sevefal countries now dry: United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Porto Rico, Canada. leeland, Turkey and two states in Mexico, and thé Panama Canal Zone.

War time prohibition is in force now. ~National constitu-

tional prohibition will go into effect on Jan. .16, 1920. Thanks be to God for this national prohibition. When instead of hear- ing God's name taken in vain on account of drunkenness it will | be taught in every home around the family altar. Respectfully submitted, S. M. FANT. Committee.

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Revorr on Pr BLICATIONS,

We mean by the term ‘*Publications,’’ our periodicals and articles published by Baptists and more particularly Southern Baptists. We want to recommend the following publications:

The Baptist Record, For the first time in our history we come before our people with our own paper. Mississippi Bap-

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tists own out right the above named paper’ Every Baptist home ought to have the Baptist Reeord coming to it |”

We heartily reéémmend the publications put out by the 8. S. Board, Nashville, Tenn. We believe that every Baptist chtrch ought to use Baptist literature.

Home and Foreign Field. Through this paper we learn what we are doing in our home land and abroad., We ean not learn much from other publications, so if we are to be intelli- gent as to Baptist activities we must read our own papers.

We also recommend the Orphanage Gem, published at Jack- son in the interest of our home for orphans.

Respectfully yours, ; J..L. HUGHES.

The above report was read by J. L. Hughes and after a slight amendment and after being diseussed by J. L. Hughes and P. S. Rogers., Bro. W. M. Hammond said let’s subscribe for the Baptist Reeord and not talk so much, and a good number gave Bro. J. L. Hughes their subscriptions. Then Bro. Whit- ten made a strong speech to the report and it was adopted.

Bro..J. L. Hughes read the following report on ‘* Systematic Giving.’’ This report was discussed by J. L. Hughes, W. M. Hammond, J. D. Ray, S. M. Fant and A. W. Pool.

Report ON SYSTEMATIC GIVING.

If we have learned the meaning of the word ‘‘Systematie”’ correctly, it is ‘* pertaining to or proceeding according to system ; a regular order of business.”’

In every successful business in this life, system occupies a prominent place The facts are, no business can be run suc- cessfully without system. Then, if it is necessary In any, voca- tion of life, why not apply it in all our church work?

Suppose there had been no system to the training of our boys, the raising of money and the real work at the front, what would have been the results? Whereas, with the systematic work from the honie to the firing line, we’re marching to victory Then if it means victory in a world struggle like this, why not vive it a trial in the Christian warfare in which we are engaged ? No one should attempt to deny the fact that we are to contribute

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to the poor and to the spread of the gospel. Are we not filled with gratitude and praise for what he has done for us? _But do we not very often forget what we can and should do for him? Shall we be satisfied until it can be said of all the churches com posing this body that they abound in this grace? Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me but ye will say wherein have we robbed thee! In tithes and offerings. Mal. 3 8

No better plan can be adopted than God's plan. It is the best. cannot be improved. The main thing for us is to be willing to do as we are commanded.

Respectfully, J. L. HUGHES.

The Moderator appointed J. H. D. Watson, S. M. Fant and D. M. Berry a Committee on Nominations.

@ SATURDAY MORNING.

Called to order by singing. Devotional exercises by P. S Rogers.

|. L. Hughes led in special prayer for the $75,000,000 cam. paign.

J. B. Lawrence, Secretary of the Convention Board, State organizer, was recognized,

Bryan Simmons, District organizer. was also present and recognized

L. L. Patterson publicity man for Oktibbehha County was recognized.

The following six reports were read in succession :

Report on Orphanage.

Report on Ministerial Relief.

Report on Christian Edueation.

Report on Hospitals,

Report on Missions.

Report on $75,000,000 Campaign.

Baptist ORPHANAGE Report.

_ Our Baptist Orphanage at Jackson, Mississippi, is an in stitution that should appeal to the best that is in every child of Ged. It meets a need that has long been felt ‘by Christian peo-

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ple. Through all the ages God’s people have been urged to take special care of the widow and the orphan and have been warned of the dangers that may befall them if they neglect to heed the ery of the orphan ehild. It was Jesus who said, ‘‘suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven.’’ James gives it as the evidence of pure and undefiled religion to visit the fatherless and the.widow in their affliction.

Our people have stood by our Orphanage nobly and have made it possible for the Orphanage to give food and shelter and schooling and training to more than eight hundred children.: Many of these have already goné out to fill position of useful- ness and to make good citizens and useful Christian workers. We have now in the home 140.

We would remind our people of the necessity of an increase in their contributions to the Orphanage in order that we may meet the additional cost of living Let our, women continue to send boxes of clothing as heretofore and the members of the canning elubs send all kinds of canned goods as they did last year Let our people generally contribute produce of all kinds to the free ears which we hope to procure We reeommend that our Sunday Schools give monthly to the Orphanage ‘and that our people make special prayers for the Orphanage and its

management.

G. A. EDDLEMAN.

REporT ON MINISTERIAL RELIEF.

In looking over some of the preceding minutes of this as-

sociation I find the reports on ministerial relief are ¢ by their absence. I can think of two important reasons why this should not have been the case, first without some action by the association in thinking the aged and decrepit ministers have been neglected |and second without a previous report I = with out a pattern to write this one. When the Master ordained that should live of the Gospel”’ evidently he didn’t mean that they

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and alive to live comfortable, and they have nothing to lay. by in store against the day of adversity. '

Now we hope and pray that the seventy-five million dollar drive will be a.grand success so that the aged and decrepit minis- ters of the Gospel as well as the other benevolent causes will be

amply supported.

H. B. BLACK, Committee.

Report ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION.

By Christian Edueation we mean an education that recog- nizes Christ and His teachings as fundamental. A Christian education is one that teaches the heart as well

as the head and the hand.

Knowledge is power and to give one knowledge is putting power in his hand that may prove a curse instead of a blessing. So the all important thing to do is to educate the heart so that

this power will be used to bless and save the world. Walter Scott, just before he died asked his son-in-law to

read to him, and he asked him what book to read from and that great master mind said: ‘* There is but one book.’’

But there is something else necessary besides recognizing the Bible as fundamental, we must have Christian teachers.

We cannot afford to send our children. to immoral and un- godly teachers.

We think the most important qualification of a teacher is

that he or she be personally and intimately aequainted with Jesus, the Great Teacher.

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Our hearts are made glad as we read the reports of the opening of our denominational schools. It seems that they are all full even to overflowing. Bro. Lowrey writes from Blue Mountain that every available room has been filled and eoald have filled another dormitory.

For nearly a century our school at Clinton has been send- ing out men whose influence for good and for God has gone from the rivers to the ends of the earth. The same could be said for Blue Mountain and the girls. Then there is our Womans (ol-

lege at Hatflesburg and Clark Memorial at Newton following in their foot prints.

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and Jennings, who are going to turn over the magnificent Blue Mountain College, valued at $200,000, to the Baptists of Mis- sissippi as a free gift on one condition—that we raise $100,000 to pay off the indebtedness on our other colleges. | This $100,- 000 has already been raised.

We most heartily recommend all these schools as the places for our boys and girls, because they are places where the Chris- tian spirit prevails and abounds.

Respectfully submitted, G. D. WEATHERALL.

Rerort ON HospIita.s.

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In sending out His workers Jesus told them to heal the sick. At the last when the righteous and wicked shall be separated He will say to the righteous ‘‘I was sick and ye visited me."’ Our Lord and Master set the example of healing. With the exe ample of Jesus and that of His inspired apostles before us and many other teachings of the scriptures on the subject of ‘healing and caring for the sick’ and afflicted, we are constranied, to un- dertake this great hospital work.

Doubtless all understand that Mississippi. Baptists: are in- terested th two hospitals, the Mississippi Baptist Hospital in Jackson, Miss., and the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. In the past year both hospitals have done a large work ; ., they have been full almost all the time., Arrangements:are be- ing made to add one story to our hospital in Jackson. The hospital in Memphis is being doubled in capacity, The great

demands for ae¢ommodations in these institutions neeessitated The institutions deserve ouy prayers, our

these improvements. God is wonder-

patronage, our sympathies and oyr support. fully blessing this great work. PATRICK S. ROGERS.

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Report on Missions. ,,.

a Mission#°are the earnest endeavors

What are missions? ' ly to the wholé world.

of God’s people to give the gospel effective This means that the gospel is to be preached to all people of every nation; that it is to be preached intelligently. | The}great

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command apd commission is, ‘‘Go ye therefore and make dis- ciples of all the nations.’’ (Mat. 28: 19). ‘‘Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to the whole creation.’ ( Mat. 16:19). These scriptures mean that the gospel is to be preack- ed not only to a loeal church, » small community, a state, a country, but to the whole world wherever man is found. Any church or church member or preacher who does not favor giving the gospel to all men everywhere is not in aceord with the teach- ings of the New Testament, (and therefore should be dealt with as a traitor to the Kingdom of the Master, and therefore should be regarded as unfaithful to the commandments of the Master and untrue to the vital interests of the Kingdom.

Notwithstanding the awful ordeal of the World War the state, home and foreign missions of Southern Baptists were won- derfully blessed. Hundreds and thousahds were baptized, many new churches were organized, ahd houses of worship were built. The interest in Sunday Sehools was intensified, while our medical and educational missionary work prospered beyond our most sanguine expectations. A few figures will show how God is so wonderfully blessing the mission efforts of Southern Baptists. In Mississippi our missionaries baptized 659; we raised for state missions $50,661. Last year Southern Baptists raised for home missions $1,007,480, i. e. for all objects fostered by our Home Board. Last year was by far the best financial year in the history of Southern Baptists. Our foreign mis- sion board received last year for foreign missions $1,2233,190. 5,635 were baptized, and 41 new churches constituted. The marvelous prosperity of all our mission work demands that we greatly enlarge our contributions to this work. In view of this the Southern Baptist Convention at its meeting last May in At- lanta unanimously voted to launch a campaign for $75,000,000 to be raised in the next five years. This amount is to be used in carrying on all our benevolent work. We can raise this amount and we ought to do it. Therefore it is recommend that every chureh in this association put forth its best efforts to raise its apportionment.

It is further recommended that any preacher who does not favor preaching state, home and foreign missions and does not

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CHESTER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 11 take offerings for same should not be called as pastor by any church in this assoeiation or preach in any of our churches.

; PATRICK 8. ROGERS.

Report ox 75 Min.tion CaMPaiGn,

The Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Atlanta, Ga., in May, with twice as many messengers in attendance as at any former meeting, determined with unity of purpose and loyalty of spirit to raise 75 Million Dollars in the next five years for the enlargement of their work in missions, education, and benevo- lence. The following considerations evidently led them to pro- pose this mammoth movement for Christ:

1. The vastness of the World War and the greatness of America’s part in reconstruction, put on Southern Baptists a new and limitless responsibility in the world’s spiritual regen- eration,

2. Baptist conviction and polity demanding a course of separation from the unionizing and confederating' movements . about them made Baptists see that if they are to go straight on in the New Testament-determined course, and carry out Christ ’s demand on them in the world’s spiritual regeneration, they must multiply their efforts to enlarge their work

3. Their great numbers, with increasing wealth, brought to them a sense of great responsibility, and conscious of the depth of their convictions and unity, and the power of a Southwide codperation, they saw afresh the vision of a great task,

4. They realized as never before the need of larger ed ment for all their churches, schools, orphanages, hospitals, and other agencies, both at home and abroad, and saw the vast op- portunity this strengthened program would give them.

5. They saw anew that if democracy is to be made safe, for the world the peoples of the earth must be enlightened and that this demoeraey must be dominated by the spirit of the gospel of Christ. . aay

6. They saw a larger duty to aged ministers heroes of the cross who have fought against odds with a sacrifice greater than we are asked to make and included in this campaign: a South-

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wide movement to ¢ ‘stablish an adequate fund for their relief. compassion for lost souls swayed the hearts vf the South and compelled them to re

7. A deeper our people throughout double their efforts to save them. What Will Success m This Campaign Do With Baptists? 1. It will call us to prayer as never before. If we are to

win, we must do it by the way of the Throne, through impor-

tunate supplication. + ik

» It will test our faith, and we will hear Him saying unto us: °'Be it unto you according to your faith.’ We will thus make in modern Baptist history another Eleventh Chapter of Heb: ews.

3. It will test our unity and the i¢ffie iency of our organiza- tion. We will never impair the doctrine of the righfs of the in- ditidual conscience and the indepe aidenice of the local “churches, but we will magnify and manifest to the world the unifying pow-

- of a common faith, convictions and purpose, in our effective mobilization of all the anh na il fOteed Mh otik’ democracy under the Lordship of our énly Master ixi oi 94

4. Thy success of this campaign will fathom the depths of

our sacrificial giving and telt how we decide‘between Christ wnd 4 ‘ley

money

What Will the Campaign and the Si tecessful leone ‘of if Do for Baptists?

1. It will enable them to greatly multiply and istrengthe n

their missionary agencies at home and abroad.

2. It will almost double the effic sleney of our Christian

sc een “144 orftble Baptists to increase their hofpital effi- ciene¥, for the fure of the stek'and the suffering, ati! *nlarge our facilitied’ for the support of hundredsof qopnens who ery daily ‘for our care. » wh 4. will bring to w# a spirit Of revival quickening: ft will call out the catled. © It will'deépeh our passion 16¥ lost? souls, enlist the indifferent, and engage us all for larger service.” ce’ 5. :1t wilh previde Baptists a better opportunity to deliver their message and:set forth thei? doctrines of the rights of #en- science, separation of church -.and state, the integrity of s the

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Seriptures, the Lordship of Christ, and the freedom of the local churches under Him, fram. any‘lordship of popes, priests, bish- ops, and all other ecclesiastical autocracies. alt

The Executive Committee has apportioned the 75 Million to the States. Our State apportionment is $3,500,000.. Our State forces have Apportioned to our asSdciation $71,125 and ths’ amount hasbeen divided among our’ ¢hutches. As ‘loyal. serv- ants of our Lord, and faithful messengers of His gospel, we are avked to join this Hiovement with themost ‘edsperartt spirit and in the niost velf-saerificing way. eee

We, therefore, heartily reéonittiend that’ this ‘Association ac- cept joyfully its apportionment, ‘tifa Yhat we pledge ourselves to aid in ‘effecting the best organfzatio# possible for the raising of our quota until sticcess¢rowns our Gause'and then join in jub- ilant praise to God for Victory. he

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The ‘following brethreh spoke to the above .six reports. Bryan Simmons and J, B. Lawrence. At the close of these great addresses we were léd in prayer by J. D. Ray. ° 8. M. Fant also spoke to these reports. Adjourned until 1:30.

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SATURDAY AFTERNOON. Rey. Simmons cbndyeted thie devotiorial exercises and had a'season of volliftary! pravers. ° oy Then the bot ‘4 reports were adopted py a risiig ‘vote. The Comiifittee on® Nominations made the following report : >! > ReporT ON NOMINATIONS. ii JOO We the eominittee on Nominations make the following re- port: Td preach the introductory sermon, P. S. Rogers; alter- tite. Toit’ Smith; Delegate to 8, B. C., H. M. Whitten; al- ternate. S. M. Fant; President W. MOU., Mrs. H. L. Rhodes; BXedutive Committee, Estell Dobbs, J. M. Barron and 8. M. Fant. We recommend Mt. Morizh as the next place for the Association. *°* ; eee tfully Subinitted °’ f bar ..a my J.éTs 93 8 M FANT, J. H. D. WATSON, didi! D. M. BERRY,

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The report on Woman's Work was read by Emmie Ham- morid and after a few remarks by Miss Hammond and Mrs. Rhodes, J. L. Hughes and J. D. Ray, was adopted.

Report on WomAN’s Work.

If we study our Bible closely we find women have been do- ing a glorious work ever since Moses was leader of the children of Israel. . ¥ f

In the same chapter (Exodus .35) that Moses told the people God’s command concerning the observance of the Sabbath he told.them of his commands concerning an offering unto the Lord.

This offering was to be among the people who were of a will- ing heart an offering of gold, silver, brass and blue and purple and'searlet and fine linen and goats’ hair and many other things but, let’ us notice who were to make this offering.

Exodus 35-5, ‘* Whosoever is of a willing heart.’’ Now read the 22d verse, ‘‘ And they eame, both men and women, as many as as were willing hearted and brought an offering.’’ I suppose some of the women were not satisfied with an offering or some did not have one to make so all the women that were wise hearted did spin with their own hands and brought that which they had spun. Exodus 35:25.

But let us pass from the Old Testament to the New.

Women were not satisfied with making 4fferings unto the Lord or working with their hands they wanted to win souls for tle Master and they begun to tell of Jesus and many Samaritans believed on Him because of the word of the woman. . John 4:39.

We have often studied of the twelve disciples who went about wth Jesus but very few of us women know that women were go- ing about with Jesus at the same time and ministering unto them of their substance. Luke 8, 1-13.

Then the women helped Paul, for in Phil, 4, 3 he said, ‘‘ Help those women who laboréd with me in the gospel.”’

We used to talk of the W. M. U. and we felt that was as much as the women could ever do, but now we have something bigger to talk of and that is the $75,000,000 campaign and our part in it.

EMMIE HAMMOND.

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considered. .S. M. Fant was made delegate to the Southern Bap- tist Convention and H. M. Whitten alternate. 7

On motion the clerk ‘was instructed to raise the money to send delegate to S B. C. at Washington next year.

TREASURER’S REPORT. Benevolence Fund.

Received from Finance Committee Spring Hill, for Orphanage Fentress, for Home Missions Christian Education, publie collection, $167.29 Paid J. B. Lawrence $167.29

Fund for Delegate to 8. B.

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Spring Hill Chureh Blythe Creek Church

Mt. Olivet Church

Self Creek Chureh

Wake Forest Church Clear Springs Church

Paid J. H. D. Watson Balance on Hand

Minute Fund.

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Disbursements:

H. M. Whitten, Del. SoBa@o,.........4008 $ 7.0 Minutes -.--,. BERS encoos anes 56.52 Express and postage cone sone npignes ses 5.40 MFRS 5 eheee ae cass c ees eocarenetauas 14.81

The clerk was instrueted to’ have 750 minutes printed and

he be allowed $15.00 for his services,

Adjourned till 10 o'clock in the morning.

SUNDAY MORNING. a Re

hy The Association came order by singing Prayer by J.

H. Ward.

Report ON SUNDAY S@HIpOL.

The Sanday Scheel is the most important auxiliary, view ed from all points of all the different aids of the church. Well has it been said that ‘‘the Sunday School is the teaching service

of the church.’’ The chtreh that has no school of any deserip- tion is practically powerless. It can never’ be ready to do its best possible serviee, It is constantly dodging or playing with

the interest of our great denominatiop, and such a church is &

church only in the literal organic sense. The members of

suv ba church may sit together in Christian worship oceasionally but they do net walk very far together in Christian lové and fel- low ship The devil is opposed to Sunday Schobh Are you! A good per cent of conyersions reported by the different churches comes from the Sunday Sehool. Answer the questions, ‘‘ Why have a Sunday School, and have we any authority from God's word for the Sunday School?’’ God's. word is the authority itself. We do more efficient church work for the Mastep through ithe Sunday School. It was brought into existence and exists today, and if_we can do more efficient work through the Sunday School andan reach more people and lead more souls to Jesus Christ through the Sunday School than otherwise ought we 6b-

ject to it? . The fenits of a good active Sunday. Scheel are numerous. Statistics show that between 85 and 50 per cent of. all eonver-

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