Journal of the Central Texas Conference, Fourth Annual Session, Methodist Episcopal Church South Page: 65
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CENTRAL TEX AS C0ONF-RE[-NCFJ] JOURNAL,
GENERAL STATE OF THE CBHURCH.
We rejoice that the -ire-t head oI i ti'-- Crc i i still with
us in saving power, Thi-ae -i a 'L-.:'Irer U'lre oa a greater
spiritual awakening among e t. mkisr: ai.id .ei;-b;rshipr The
revivals of the year hav e be en :-'?e ci_-al2E po werful tro
the saving of souls than heretofore, :iofl *i . ;i't i rt;.ae, g .re at
ingatherings have resulted. But ;i : ;:_v- !e ya- reached the
mark of revival tide that is needfnil .losr -tii' ;avr l:f ti e muuli-
tudes within the influence of our Ciiurh. ,h'e rspeictfutly unr'e
our people and preachers to pray tor a .-eep o- P'ev7iva! fire that
will grip the souls of ail comrnin- g iudeTr - truaere of our
We note with sadness that there is a decided wqoridlineass
creeping in among us that is proving etceedngly harimfnui The
attractions and enticements of the w,:r; are steali-ig-; away
the love and service of many of our people froia our Lord,
We call upon our preachers everywhere -to sound in0 uncertain
note as to all forms of worldliness.
Believing the family altar to be the Iblwviark of vitality of
our holy religion, a vigorous campaign is urged to "induce our
people to worship God around the sacred family altar.
The increased liberality of our people in buildhag and equ-ip-
ping churches and in benevolence is a cause for profound
gratitude. The Church within our borders is contributing more
than ever before for purely benevolent objects,
A cheering note of increased interest and more definite plans
of the laymen in the active work of the Church gives encour-
aging promise that they recognize their joint responsibility in
the great work of the Church.
We heartily commend the proposed Social Service Commis-
sion and trust it will be the means of making our Church more
helpful to the churchless laboring classes.
Rejoicing in past achievements we press forward to greater
J. N. VINCENT, Chairman.
W. H. KEENER, Secretary.
With the official report of our Orphanage at Waco, we join in
gratitude for exemption from the' epidemic of measles, mumps
or typhoid fever, when there has been a scourge of all three in
We attribute this blessing of health largely to the sanitary
conditions of the building made possible by the good doctors who
attend the Orphanage and the many prayers which have
ascended from hearts loyal to the Home all over the State.
The making of men and women of these boys and girls not
only requires sturdy bodies, but proper clothing.
It is gratifying to note that these children are being clothed
by individuals, Epworth Leagues, Sunday Schools and Women's
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Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Journal of the Central Texas Conference, Fourth Annual Session, Methodist Episcopal Church South, periodical, November 1913; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49826/m1/65/: accessed August 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Archives of the Central Texas Conference United Methodist Church.