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12 THE INDIANAPOLIS TAR, S AT CHI) A V, JCXE 7, mi. U.S.O. SABBAT! IS PROCLAIMED Schricker Says Morale of Soldiers Must Be Kept Up. Russell W. McDermott, chairman of the United Service Organizations of Indianapolis, announced that Governor Henry P. Schricker has proclaimed tomorrow as U.S.O. Sabbath. The official proclamation is as follows. "The United States government recently began mobilizing the na tional youth by conscription, which will probably continue for many years. These young men are sent to camps in the vicinity of sparsely settled towns and villages where proper safeguards are wanting. On the military and naval reservations the government is doing a splendid job of morale building but off the reservations a real problem exisls a problem which strikes at the very root of morale. Off Street Corner. "The United Service Organiza tions composed of Y.W.C.A., Y.M.C.A., the National Catholic Community Service, the Salvation Army, the Jewish Welfare Board and the National Travelers' Aid Association, are assuming responsibility to care for the youths off the military and naval reservations. These organizations are rushing into these sections to get the boys off the street corners, to counsel the homesick youngsters, to plan morale-boosting recreation and to set up spiritual safeguards. "To do effective work our every effort must come from a solidly united front and our willingness 1o co-operate must come from a sincere determination to care for our young men away from home, "We therefore proclaim Sunday June 8, 1941, as United Service Organization Sunday to impress upon the people of the state of Indiana more deeply the importance of this program and ourgreat responsibility to see it through." Services for Soldiers. In response to the proclamation, the church committee of the U.S.O., under the chairmanship of Dr. Howard J. Bumgartel, secretary of the church federation, has arranged for the welcome of many of the soldiers from Fort Harrison to the services of the local churches. Special services have been planned for the soldiers and personal recognition will be given by the pastors of the following I churches: Dr. Jean S. Milner of the Second Presbyterian Church, the Rev. E. Ainger Powell of the Christ Episcopal Church, Dr. Logan Hall of the Meridian Street Methodist Church, the Rev. William S. Roth-enburger of the Third Christian Church, the Rev. A. L. Mahr of the First Lutheran Church, the Rev. It. S. Grundy Fisher of the University Park Church, the Rev. C. W. At-water of the First Baptist Church where the service will be broadcast, and Mgr. Noll of the SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Cathedral. Music Will Be Featured At Edgewood Methodist Special musical services will be held tomorrow at all services of the Edgewood Methodist Church, according to announcement by Hil-bert Crowmer, chairman of the church's organ committee. The Rev. M. O. Robbins, pastor, will give a message on "The Ministry of Music" at the morning service, which begins at 10:45 o'clock. This is preceded by Sunday Echool at 9:30 o'clock. The night service will include installation of the officers of all the Young Peoples' organizations, and an old-fashioned gospel song service. Miss Ruth Nolier, Indianapolis organist, will be at the console of the organ and will present special numbers both morning and night. Bell-Rose Civic League Joins City Federation The Bell-Rose Civic League, in the neighborhood of 52d street and Keystone avenue, was accepted into membership of the Indianapolis Federation of Community Civic Clubs last night at the federation's final meeting of the season in the Hotel Washington. The federation voted to assist the Parent-Teacher Association of school No. 13 in its program to provide better housing conditions in the area near the school. Otto Cox, as principal speaker, discussed "Our Southern Neigh bors." 9,000 Attend Annual Guide Lamp Picnic Approximately 9,000 persons at. tended the 8th annual picnic of the Guide Lamp division of the Gen eral Motors Corporation of Ander Bon at Riverside park yesterday. The program included vaudeville and picnic suppers. Employes and members of their families and friends attended. Religious Talk Set A round table discussion on the "Totalitarian Challenge to Religion" will be held at the World War Memorial at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon, June 15, under sponsorship of the women's division of the Indiana Committee For National Defense. Mrs. Felix Vonnegut is president. Representatives of the Protestant, Catholic and Jewish faiths will speak. To Sponsor Banquet The East Park Methodist Church will sponsor a father-and-son banquet at 6:30 o'clock Thursday night In the church. A string ensemble from the school orchestra will provide dinner music. John G. Benson, superintendent of Methodist Hospital, will speak on "Bringing Up Father." Kentuckian Will Speak The Rev. C. Sumpter Logan of Lancaster, Ky., will be guest .speaker at Memorial Presbyterian Church, 11th street and Carrollton avenue, at 10:45 o'clock tomorrow morning. The Rev. W. H. Kendall U ChUrch Pastor. Boys and Girls Busy al Bible School t ' ' . -! 4. - t J -fifT ii iiiMiiiiri .Viflnfi-iit4i-"'' t$&mmr 4 a n 4 Ml Handicrafts keep boy and fiirls, husy at the vacation U school of the Lyndhurst Itaptist Church, Boy make shoe boxes, magazine! racks and other small article of i SUNDAY IN THE CHURCHES BATTIsT. Memorial, 901 North HpIIp Vfcii. G. O. Kinney, paMor; mnrniiic, "The Ministry of Knriijr,'iK'nint;" evening, "LUp. With a Purpose. " Uiver Avenue, VUH Kiver. d. I Ril-leiHen, pi.stor; mornfriK, "The f'hii'l," a ChN'Iren'ft day wnirnm', evpntnn, "The TstiftK Time.' W.VV.d. girls ((!)( crs installation. I rmitaniipl, Wooftl.iwn iiriff T.ntiri'l, F. K. Smith, imstfir; U):'M n m , Clnlflri'n'fl (Jay program; 7 p.m., "Will Jeans Come AKain?" Flrnt, Meridian nnd Vermont, c. A. Atwnter, pastor; 9:2.r .m., Ohlldren'i day profcnim; I0:fi0 a.m., "our Spiritual le-ferine;" fi: lf p.m., youth fellowship; 7 ,6U p.m., "Keeping Steady." Hen-ufi IMlNnloiinry, Wade and TJnden, K. Porter, pnstnr; lh;,'(.r 11. m., "The Chris tian's KefiiKe nd Streimth; ' 7:45 p.m., Six Things That (hn Wanls Every J'er- aon In Iiiilianamdia to Know." Third, Broadway Hnd 17th, W. F. Kotn- enhurger, pastor; 10:40 H.m., "(JhfKise Your World," Children's day program; B p.m., young people. Fountain Niinurr, Shrlhy nnd IxlnKtrn, Ft. Jewis, pa.stor; lh:;io a.m., mornlnK wor ship; 7:irj p.m., evenhiK worship. Northwood, 411th nnd Central, T. ti. Fllur, piiHtiir: l)::tfl a.m., Kmirlay school; 10:40 a.m., "Ye Did Hun Well, Huff" MiifT Avenue, 37.00 Bluff, W. I. Poller, pnslor; 10 a.m., "Come With the Chll- Iren." Hunday school; H a.m., "What Time. Is It?" Ilniadway, Broadway at 22d. It. M. Dodrill, pasior; 10:lfi a m., "How lo You Hear?;" 7:30 p.m., "Black sheep," IIIUSTI IN. Hediany, Minnesota and Quill, P. W. KddliiKheld, pastor: H;30 a.m., "Three Social Attitudes;" 7:30 p.m., Children's clay service. Olive Branch, 1111 Kast Raymond, W. E. Hmlth. pastor; 9:30 a.m., "Getting Power;" 7 p.m., "Recnncllatlon." I nlverslty I'nrk, 2!llh and Kenwood. 8. O. Klsher, pastor; 10:4fi a.m., "The Pillar ot Guidance," Centenary, 11th and Oxford, 1). a. Me-Nelly, pastor; mornlnK. "The Street Urchins;" evening, Children's day program. UlRlilh, Mth and Belle Vleo, E. E. Russell, pasior: 10:30 a.m.. Children's day program, communion and sermon; 7:30 ji.m. , musical program hy Harmony Cluh ot school No. To, Miss Callahan, director. Illllslile, 1737 Ingram, H. 8. Canary, pasior; 9:30 a.m., "As a Utile Child;" 7:30 p.m., special program hy juniors and Intermediates; 8:30 pin., baptismal service. KncleniKiil. 57 North Rural. O. A, Trlnkle, pastor; 0:4.r a.m., "Joy and Pence;" 7:45 p.m., Children' Uny program. (.urllclil, Bradbury and Boyd. C. M. Hamilton, supply pastor; night, Children'! day program. Central, Delaware and Walnut. W. A. Shullenbergcr, pastor; 10:4! a m., "Dealing With a Disestablished Generation;" 5:30 p.m., anniversary open house and reception; 7 p.m., concert by choir. (Ill 11(11 OF CIIUI.NT. Church of Chris!, 40th and North Capitol, K. 11. Parish, pastor; 9:lf a.m., Bible school, "Beglnnli.g of World Missions;" 10:45 a.m., "To Whom Shall We Go?" 7:45 p m., "Rich Man and Lazarus." CONGKKG.VriONA!., First, ltlth and Delaware, K. W. Hay, pastor; 11 a.m., "Living at Our Best." KVANUKI.H Al Broadway, 56th and Broadway, K. F. Roestl, pasior; 8:30 a.m., Children's day-program; 10:30 a.m., "Living With God In Our Homes." l lrst. New York and East, H. H. llasen-field, pastor; 10 a.m., Children's day program; 7:30 p.m., "The Pragrance of Christ." Second, Church anil Wllklns. M. Hhatto pastor; 9:30 a.m., "Significance of thii dren's Day; 7 p.m., "Flashes From Front." the EVANGELICAL AMI KEFOHMKI). Carrollton Avenue, 44th and Carrollton, R. L. Holland, pastor; 8:30 a.m., Children's day program; 10:30 a.m., church anniversary observation. Zion, North and New Jersey, Darles, pastor; 9 and 10:40 a.m., School of Christ." F. R. "In the St. Paul's, 13th and Carrollton, E. H. Klingel, pastor; 10 a.m.. "In Praise ot Jesus," Children's day service. Immanuel, South New Jersey and Prospect, W. C. Nelson, pastor; 9:111 a.m., church school; 10 a.m., Children's day program. EPISCOPAL. Churrli of Ihe Advent, 3281 North Meridian, G. s. Southworth, pastor; 11 a.m., prayer service and sermon. FRIENDS. First, Alabama and 13th. E. T. Elliott, pastor; 10 a.m., Children's day program. LITHEBAN. St. Matthew. East New York at Oxford, L. C. E. Fackler, pastor; 8:30 a.m., Bible study; 10:30 a.m., "Fellow Heirs. New Augusta. West 71st, O. L. Kleea pie. pastor; 10:30 a.m., "One Well-Used Evening." C.ethsemune, East Michigan and lace, J. 8. Albert, pastor; 10 a.m.. New Birth," Holy communion. Wal "The First, Pennsylvania and Walnut. A. L. Mahr, pastor: 8:30 a.m., church school; io:ta a.m., sermon. METHODIST. Broadway, Broadway and Fall Creek, J F. Edwards, pastor; mornlni!, "Life's Most Abiding Satisfaction;" 8:30 p.m. Senior and High School Leagues' devo tlonal services. ( North, Meridian at Maple, C. A. Mc-Pheeters, pastor; 10:4,1 a.m., "A Chance to Choose;" 6:30 p.m., young people's program. Edwin Ray, woodlawn and Laurel, E. F. (Shake, pastor; 10:30 a.m., "Trophies of Youth;" 6:30 p.m., young people's program. Central Avenue. Central and 12th P. M. Smith, pastor; 10:45 a.m., "A Parable of People," special Methodist Student day recognition; 0:30 p.m., Epworth League, Joseph Reed, guest speaker, "Recent D- lenee developments." New Jersey street. New York and New I Jersey, J, R. Flanigen, pastor; morning, furniture, while the K'rlt make purse, do many sort of (M-Ming, fashion necklaces and follow other project. Girl in thi group are making silhouette picture on glass. OhiMrprTa d;iy proKram and worship service. IUthr(M I'arU, Delaware at Vermont, K-K. Alflrleh, pastor; 10:4ft a.m., "J tie Man Who Couldn't Wait;" fi:.'lO p.m., "Down town Youth." by Neal I). Ireland, Y.M.C.A; 7:4ft p. m., guest speaker. ( uiHl Avrniip, 3olh anil r.HpHni, v.. A OkfcK, piiHliir; 10 a.m.. "Hunirner'ii Kph-tlvfii of i'raiHe," ChiMren's day jfrnruni. tjutt I'nrk, Tcmp!! and Knt N"w YorK. O. A. Hmith, imiiliir; mcirnlnK, "The Why nf the CruKreas nr the Kfrly Church;" nlKhr, "Tnie Aristocrats -the Klect 01 Clod," rilK.SBVTMtlAN. Tuhcrnarlc, 34th and Onlral, K. K. Vale, pator: mornlnif, "Window That Need to He Opened," by Mr. Hnrtfelter. Merlilhui IMKhU, Cfnlnil and -t 7 1 h . H B. Harry, jiantor; H'.M a.m., "Taleiite;" 10:4 a.m., annual June muvlcul by chulr and "Talcnlj." Klrst, Delaware at Ifllh. ft. pastor; 9:30 a.m. and 11 a. the Alpha and Omega." Krantz, "Christ Orthodox, 108 East North, C. A. Ahl-feldt, pastor; 10:4,') a.m., "Killed With Ihe Hplrlt;" 7:45 p.m., "One Thing I Know." Memorial, 11th and Carrolllton, W. H. Kendall, pastor; 10:4! a.m., the Rev. C. Humpter ijogan, guest speaker. I'MTKII I'KK.NIIYTHU t. First, Park and 22d, L. T. Tripp, pastor; 10:45 a.m., "fearlessly Faithful," 8:30 p.m., young people's program. Woodruff, 1201 North Arsenal, W. Far-rls, supply pastor; 10:45 a.m., "The Ripened World;" 7:30 p.m., young people In charge, "The Game of Life." I'NITAItl AN. All Souls, 1155 North Alabama. E B. Backus, pastor; morning, "Will the Next Peace Endure?" OTHER DENOMINATIONS, I nlty Park Center, 1514 Park, M. P. Douglas, pastor; 10:50 a.m., "Spirit of Adoption;" 8 p.m., "Inexhaustible Supply," Dr. Amelia Randall of Minneapolis. Monday at 8 p.m., Dr. Randall. "Miracles of Healing." Jehovah's Witnesses, 725 East 27th, L. L. Hullelt, study conductor; 7:30 p m., "The Wicked May Prosper for a Time, But That Time Is Short." Jehovah's Witnesses, 1228 East Southern, D. Blue, study conductor, 7:30 p.m., "The Wicked May Prosper for a Time, But that Time Is Short." W.C.T.U. Will Hold All-Day Institute The Broad Hippie Woman's Christian Temperance Union will hold an all-day institute at the home of Mrs. S. C. Young, 6148 College avenue, Wednesday. Mrs. Fred Pruitt will open the session at 11 o'clock in the morn ing by reading the scripture lesson. The purpose of the institute will be explained by Mrs. Guy Kelsey. Mrs. C. G. Eicher, county evan gelistic director, will he in charge of the afternoon devotional period. Other county officers on the program will be Miss Beatrice Galloway, Mrs. R. E. Hinman, Mrs. E..P. Messiek, Mrs. H. D. O'Brien and Mrs. C. E. Carter. Mrs. Charles Grant, county president, will review "Alcoholics Anonymous" and Mrs. Martha Best will direct the music. Dr. Crawford Will Speak At Woodruff Baptist Dr. Percy B. Crawford, pastor of the Young Peoples Church of the Air at Philadelphia, Pa., and the founder and president of King s College of Belmar, N.J., as well as director of Pinebrook Bible Con ference In the Pocono mountains of Pennsylvania, will visit Indianapolis for his first time Wednesday night when he speaks at the Woodruff Place Baptist Church. Dr. Crawford will be accom panied by several members of the cast, including Mrs. Crawford, who is accompanist at the piano, and the vocal and brass quartets. Dr. Carleton W. Atwater, pastor of the First Baptist Church; Dr. L. C Trent, pastor of the Woodruff Place Baptist Church; the Baptist Young Peoples' Union of two churches and young peoples' group of all denominations over the city, have joined in sponsoring the program. Former Class Teacher To Be Guest Speaker John F. Linder, former teacher of a Bible class at Tabernacle Presbyterian Church, will be the guest speaker tomorrow at the Christian Fellowship Builders of Memorial Christian Church, South Alabama and Merrill streets. Mr. Linder's subject will be "Self-Defense." Special music will be by the Allen Sisters, vocal trio. The C.F.B. has a summer policy of alternating speakers. Boy Bandy is in charge of the summer membership campaign. Church 36 Years Old Carrollton Avenue Evangelical and Reformed Church will observe the 36th anniversary of its congregation and the 15th anniversary of its sanctuary with a regular service at 10:30 o'clock tomorrow morning. The church, at 44th street and Carrollton avenue, is In the charge of the Rev. Ralph L. Holland. I -eft to right around the table are Betty Salter, Wariita Higgins, Bar bara Buhl, Joan Jones, Anna I las-son, Velda Smith and Kvelyn Shaffer. .Mrs. C. II. Scheiek, wife of the pastor, is head of the school. Rev. R. M. Dodrill Takes Life Post Broadway Church Gives Tenure In Honor of Growth. The Rev. R. M. Dodrill, pastor of the Broadway Baptist Church 12 years, atreptcd a lifetime position as pastor of th" church at a meeting of the rhurch board and a large representation of the congregation this week. Growth of the church's membership from 410 persons to 1,850 (luring his work at: the church and the fact that the chinch has the largest Baptist Sunday school wore cited by Thomas Fjnery, chairman of the board of deacons, in extending the life tenure to the Rev. Mr. Dodrill. The pastor came to the Broadway Baptist Church after holding a pastorate four years nt West Union, W. Va. 1 Children to Give Special Program Children of the Broadway Evangelical Church, Tifith street and Broadway, will present a special program tomorrow in Sunday school nnd participate in ushering, pending the Scriptures and in musical numbers during Ihn morning worship period in observance of Children's day. The Rev. Ernest F. Roesti, pastor, will direct his sermon, "Living With God In Our Homes," toward the occasion. Sunday school will begin at 9:30 o'clock and the worship service will start at. 10:30 o'clock. The Mothers' Study Club will meet at the home of Mrs. J. C. De-hority at 8 o'clock Tuesday night to hear Miss Elizabeth Taft speak on "How the Home Affects the Religious Life of the Child." Irvington W.C.T.U. To Hold Picnic Monday The Irvington W.C.T.U. will hold its annual picnic at the home of Mrs. H. L. Stenger, 414 North Arlington avenue, at 12:30 o'clock, Monday afternoon. Every member is asked to bring a new member as guest honoring the memory of Mrs. Epha Johnson, who obtained 72 members last year. There will be election of ollicers. Mrs. Albert Lamb will have charge of devotions. The speaker will be Mrs. Howard Baumgartel, who will speak on "International Relations and World Peace." Assistant hostesses will be the Mes-dames Howard Tragor, J. C. Sieg-esmund L. G. Shinier, August Jacob, C. W. Hitchcock, C. M. Wells, Thomas St aver, Fred Ray and Mrs. Karl Wolfe. Central Methodist Dinner Will Honor Workers An appreciation dinner in recognition of the services of all church school teachers and ollicers of Central Avenue Methodist Church, Central avenue and 12th street, will be given Friday night at the church by the board of education. J. Fred Murphy, superintendent of the church school of Grace Methodist Church and teacher at Arsenal Technical High School, will he guest speaker. He is an authority on modern religious education in churches and schools. Children's Day Program Will Be Presented The Beville Avenue Evangelical Church's Sunday school will present its Children's day program at 7:30 o'clock tomorrow night. The primary department will present an imitation broadcast as a high light of the program. E. Ray Cobb and Mrs. Walter Ameler are in charge. Pastor of the church is the Rev. Charles L. Haney. Pastor to Take Vacation The Rev. E. Robert Andry, pastor of the Downey Avenue Christian Church, will speak tomorrow on "Modern Factors Affecting the Family," at his last regular appearance at the Downey Avenue Church before a five weeks' vacation in the Bahama islands. He will return to the pulpit July 20. Mrs. T. T. Swearingen will sing at the services. The Irvington Union summer services will be held at 7:30 o'clock on the lawn of the church, with the Rev. Andry preaching on "Sin of Dives." Harold E. Wins-low will sing, accompanied by Miss Geraldine Trotter. THIRD CHRISTIAN AWAITS PAGEANT 100 Children to Join In . Church Program Tomorrow. One hundred children and youths will participate in a Children's day pageant of music, scripture and mission stories entitled "Choose Your World," at the morning service tomorrow in Third Christian Church, 17th street and Broadway. The youth choir, composed of children between 9 and 13 years old, will sing "Preparp Ye the Way of the Lord," by Garrett; the chapel choir, composed of high rhooI students, will sing "Holy Is His Name," by Handel, and a quartet, including Jane Bond, -Mary Jo Clapp, Joseph Palmer and James Seller, will sing the Negro spiritual, "Lord I Want to Be a Christian," and Kipling's "Recessional," with Robert Barnes, soloist. ' Others to Take Part. Theme of the pageant will be carried by the prophet, Robert ! Palmer, and the reader, Gilbert Schaefer; tvpes of service rendered on the mission field will be interpreted by William Witt, the doctor; Marilyn Mueller, the nurse; Mary Ann Kyle and Claude Hume, the teachers; John Palmer, the good neighbor; Walter Salmon, the preacher, and Mary Jo Clapp, the missionary, and the story will be portrayed in a meditation on force and Christian missions by Don Kelly and Phyllis Little. Mrs. Ruth I). Estes is pageant director, Mrs. Grace Parris will direct the choirs and Mrs. Natalia Conner is organist. Dr. William F. Rothenburger is church pastor. The Women's Bible class of Third Christian Church will sponsor a Children's day program, assisted hy section No. fi, at its meeting tomorrow morning. Mrs. E. p:. Smith will teach the lesson for the program which includes music by Mrs. Harry Alum-baugh, vocalist; Mary Frances Newhouse, violin, and the primary children of the Bible school. Morn ing prayer will be offered by Mrs. C. L. Hume and Mrs. W. Earl Gentry will give the offeration prayer. The Beginning of World Mission .esjon Material: Acts, tii, 25; tiii, 12. I5y RALPH I HOLLAND, Pastor Carrollton Avenue Reformed Church, (Sponsored by the Church Federation of Indianapolis.) Back of the entire idea of home and foreign missions lies the idea of sharing. Men have found in Christ a peace that passes all understanding. It is too good to keep and they find themselves under inner compulsion to go out and share with others that good news, that faith, which has set them free. When Jesus was on His way to the Holy City on the first Palm Sunday the people began to shout for joy for they believed that Jesus was now to set Himself up as their king. Some of the Pharisees suggested to Jesus that he rebuke these people, but he answered, "I tell you tha"t if these shall hold their peace, the stones will cry out." (Luke xix, 40). He knew that when men had the peace of God they had to proclaim it. Last week we saw how Barnabas deliberately overlooked the distinctions between Jew and Gentile in Antioch and gave himself to the ministry of the Word in that city. Today we find how he and Paul, under the compulsion of the spirit, left their settled work in that city and began the first deliberate foreign missionary journey "in history. That same compulsion has motivated men from that day to this, sending some abroad and some to tasks in the home land. But go we must, to others somewhere and share our Christian joy. It cannot be kept to ourselves. Because of this insistent urgency the church has now become a world-wide institution. First Great Missionaries. Paul and Barnabas and Mark are among the first groat missionaries of the church, and their spiritual descendants in every age are among the world's choicest spirits. We have not the space here to write about some of these pioneers that we should like to. We will, however, try to take a few names of Christian missionaries to pagan lands, and a few Christians from pagan lands who have helped us of the West to a better appreciation of our own faith. It is by this intimate interchange of Christian faith and experience that we recognize Christianity as a universal religion, transcending all differences of color or race. The followers of Christ in other parts of the world have spiritual gifts that will enrich our lives immeasurably. We, too, can make our own peculiar contributions of consecrated service for Christ to peoples throughout the world. Successors to Paul. In Africa men like Livingstone and Schweitzer, who left the comforts of a well-ordered life to give their time and talents and services to the Dark Continent, are in true spiritual succession to Paul and Barnabas. They purposely chose the diliicult life of a primitive continent, partly because they believed they could serve their Master best there and partly because they felt themselves under constraint of the Spirit of God to do just that. Africa, like every great Christian mission field, has not tx-en only on the receiving end for, in turn, she has given some out standing Christian leaders. Praises Dr. Ajtgrey. Dr. J. E. K. Aggrey, to mention just one native Christian of thai land, served not only Africa but the United States as one of the finest exponents of inter-racial friendship the world has yet known. His familiar simile of the white and black keys of the piano both being necessary for harmony has helped us all better to understand the need of inter-racial friendships. In India such names as William and Sam Higginbottom are among dozens of others of people who have done faithful service to Christ in this land of their adoption. These people have opened a new way of life to the people of India; they have shown that in Christ there is neither Jew nor Gentile, but a oneness of all men. This faith is now at work helping to break down the barriers of caste (class divisions among the NEWS IN WORLD OF RELIGION By V. . RELD. New York, J,:.. C. The International Missionary Council reports that 95 rr.isslonary women and 37 children many of them from former German mission -tations in Africa are interned in Jamaica, British Indies. Many of tlK-e missionaries are from the Gold Coast and Nigeria. Under the auspices of the council, the work of these German mission families is being carried on through national workers. Neighboring missionaries of other countries are helping carry on the stations, and some mission? have "loaned" a worker to supervise medical, evangelistic or educational institutions. SEEKS BLOCKADE PASS. i More than 800 church organiza-; tions of the United States conferences, synods, assembles, etc., , including representative Prot-iestant, Catholic and Jewish bodies 'have adopted resolutions or presented petitions urging that the American people be permitted to pass through the British blockade . with food for the small democ-: racies of Europe now reported starving, especially Belgium, Hol- land, Norway, Finland and central 1 Poland. These countries have 13,-; 000,000 Protestants, 20,000,000 Catholics and 3,500,000 Jews. Al-! most half the population are children. I PARISH GROWS FAST. "The fastest growing Christian j parish in the wwld" is said to be the diocese 01 the bishop of Dor-nakal, Dr. V. S. Azariah, Indian bishop of the Anglican church, among the outcastes and untouchables of southern India. There are not less than 10,000 Indian converts admitted into the churches of this diocese each year. For many years this missionary field has been under the care of the Society for the Propogation of the Gospel, one of the earliest of British mission bodies. The society also has stations in Ceylon and in many other sections of India. Be cause of the war situation in Brit ain the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States has undertaken to help support the work of these Anglican stations. ERECTS JUNGLE SCHOOL. Deep in the heart of the Belgian Congo, Africa, the Methodist church is erecting a new "central training school" for the education of young African natives as pas tors, teachers, health demonstra tors and agricultural instructors to the thousands of Bantus living in jungle and plain. The school is to be known as Springer Institute, in honor of Bishop John M. Springer of Wisconsin, Methodist pioneer in the Congo. It will be located on two farms at Mulungwishi in the people themselves) and in countless other ways is helping India to a new life not only religiously, but socially, medically, agriculturally, educationally, etc. Tells of Indian Missionary. Here again, this mission land is sending back into the western world some of the age's choicest spirits. Few men in any age have approximated the spiritual life of Sadhu Sundar Singh, who a decade ago visited Europe and America and gave us the testimony of his remarkable spiritual achievements. Or we could suggest men like Bishop V. S. Azariah and Dr. R. B. Manikam, to mention just a few pioneers who are helping us to interpret Christianity through the enrichment of the Indian experience of Christ. China is no different from these other countries in this respect. Great souls like Drs. Robert Morrison, Judson Taylor and William E. Hoy carried the spirit of Christ to this land, both by preaching and in their, personal lives. Here, as in India, the contribution of Christian leadership by western countries has brought remarkable changes for the good in native life in proportion to the degree in which it is allowed to do its work. China has likewise given back to the world great contributions in Christian leadership enriched by the peculiar qualities of this gifted people. Men like T. Z, Koo and Dr. Chueng, and women like Mme. Chiang Kai-shek, and Mrs. Sun Yat Sen are among the" world's noblest characters. Japanese Teachers. Japan has seen, as these other mission fields have seen, a noble company of men and women consecrated to the service of Jesus Christ enter her borders and proclaim the gospel. Missionaries like Drs. Verbeck, Hepburn and D. B. Schneder and a host of others have changed the moral and religious life of this artistic people. Japan owes much of her remarkable rise to power to the stimulus of the Christian church. In return she has enriched Christianity for generations to come with the personalities and work of such noble spirits as Dr. Kagawa, Uemura and Neesima and Miss Kawai and Mme. Yajima. Their beautiful Christian lives and thinking help us more truly to find the ecumenical significance of our faith. They as well as our missionaries are carrying the gospel to all nations in accordance with the command in our memory passage. ' What our missionaries have done in carrying the faith of the church in Jesus Christ to the world is an impossible thing. But yet they did it by the power of the Holy Spirit working In and through them. Without this gift of God world missions could not have car ried on. In our present darkness the spirit still works. And here is our hope for the present world darkness. The basis of our faith is not of this world, but of God. Military might, physical and mechanical efficiency will pass away, but the very structure of the universe Is grounded hi God, and partakes therefore of love, truth, righteousness and peace. Missions demonstrate that God's rich agricultural valley of the river of the same name. The Rev. Leslie Sarah, Th.D., formerly pastor in Detroit, Mich., and Denver, Col., will be principal. Each graduate will be equipped not only to teach and preach, but to render first aid and to help teach the principles of better farming, crop rotation, seed selection, etc. Paul Hamelryck, a native of Belgium, and a number of African teachers are on the school staff. RAISES SCHOOL FUNDS. In order to strengthen its 125 educational institutions across the United States, and especially to strengthen Christian activities at these schools and colleges, the Presbyterian Church of the United States has just completed the raising of $10,000,000. This "ses-quicentennial fund" will also be used to enlarge the service of the Westminster Foundations which serve Presbyterian students at state-supported and private colleges and universities. Kagawa Lecture Committee Named The promotion committee in charge of meetings to be addressed by Dr. Toyohiko Kagawa, Christian leader of Japan, on June 24. in the First Baptist Church and the Irvington Methodist Church, was announced yesterday by Dr. Howard J. Baumgartel, executive secretary of the Church Federation of Indianapolis. The committee members are Dr. Sidney Blair Harry, pastor of the Meridian Heights Presbyterian Church; Dr. Ralph L. Holland, pastor of the Carrollton Evangelical and Reformed Church; Dr. William F. Rothenburger, pastor of the Third Christian Church; Dr. E. L. Hutchens, pastor of the Irvington Methodist Church; Dr. C. W. Atwater, pastor of the First Baptist Church; Dr. Robert M. Hookins. president of the United Christian Missionary Society; II. B. Holloway, also of the United Christian Missionary Society; Mrs. Timothy Harrison, Mrs. Asa E. Hoy, Mrs. Arthur Gemmer and Mrs. Carl Broeking of the Church Council of Women. Dr. Kaeawa was permitted by the Japanese government to return to the United States for a series of appearances before religious organizations. The meetings are sponsored by the Indianapolis Ministerial Association, Church Council of Women and the United Christian Mission ary Society. Meridian Heights Church To Hold Musical Service The annual June musical service of Meridian Heights Presbyterian Church will be given tomorrow by the choir, under direction of Prof. Glenn M. Seitz of Franklin College. Soloists will be Mrs. Paul Dressel, soprano; Mrs. Philip A. Kappes, contralto; J. Gordon Schuman, baritone, and Lawrence A. Wood, baritone. The following anthems will be sung: "My Faith Looks Up to Thee," Schnecker. "Go Not Far From Me O God," Zingarelli. "Festival Te Deum No. 7," Buck. Dr. Sidney Blair Harry, pastor of the church, will preach on "Talents." Mrs. Harry D. McNelly is church organist. power is still at work in the world, and that it eventually will triumph over all the obstacles that men have put in the way. fCHURCH I m a BAPTIST. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Meridian and Vermont ts. Carleton W. Atwater, D. D., Pastor. 9:25 A. M. Children'" Day Program. 10:50 A.M. Worship, "Our Spiritual Defense." Broadcast over WIKU, 11:30 A. M. 8:15 P. M. Youth Fellowship. 7:30 P. M. Worship, "Keeping Steady." Wednesday, June 11, 7:30 P. M., Midweek meeting at Woodruff Place Baptist Church. Dr. Percy Crawford, speaker. EVANGELICAL AND REFORMED. ZION EVANGELICAL North and New Jersey Streets. Frederick R. Daries, D. D., Pastor. Louis F. Suedmeyer, Assistant Pastor. 9:00 A. M. First Service of Worship. Sermon by Pastor Suedmeyer. 9:45 A. M. Church School. 10:40 A. M. Second Service of Worship. Sermon by Pastor Daries. Subject of Sermons: "In the School ot Christ." PRESBYTERIAN. First Presbyterian Church Delaware at 16th. George ArVhur Franti, Harry E. Campbell. TWO MORNINO SERVICES, 9:30 and 11 A. M. Sermon, "Christ, the Alpha and Omega." Dr. Franti will preach. Church School 9:30 A. M. CHRISTIAN CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHURCHES Branches of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston. Ma... The public If cordially invited to our aervicea and Free Reading Rooms. LESSON FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 8 "GOD THE ONLY CAUSE AND CREATOR" Morning Service, 11 A. M. P. M. Readine Roomi FIRST CHURCH, Meridian at 20th Church Edifice SECOND CHURCH, Delaware at 12th.. 5:00 25 Monument Cir. THIRD CHURCH, Wash. Blvd. at 34th.. 8:00 FOURTH CHURCH, Pleasant Run Parkway, S. Drive, at Butler Ave... FIFTH CHURCH, College Ave. at 62d..7:30 Sunday School. 9:30 and 11 a. m . Ftrrt and Fifth Churches, H a. m. Wednesday Evening Testimonial Meeting. S o'clock. School Principal W ill Be Speaker Officers of Christian Endeavors Union to Be Installed. George Fisher, principal of school No. 54, will speak at the annual banquet, rally and installation of officers of the East Side Union of Christian Endeavors at 6:30 o'clock Monday at the Englewood Christian Church, 59 North Rural street. His subject will be "Do Y'ou Know Where to Play Eall?" Everette Groves of Woodruff United Presbyterian Church is toastmaster. The rally and installation services will be held at 8 o'clock, following the dinner. Miss Dorothy Lehman, field secretary of Christian Endeavor for Indiana, will install the following newly elected officers: Miss Merriam Howenstine cf Brookside United Brethren Churcn. president: Barkley Johnson of Prentice Presbyterian Church, vice-president; Miss Florence Richards of Centenary Christian Church, secretary, and Robert Belding of Centenary Christian Church, treasurer. The Rev. O. A. Trinkle of the host church will give the invocation and William Moon, choir director of Centenary Christian Church, will lead informal singing. Church Women To Exhibit Bibles The Business and Professional Women's Missionary Guild of Downey Avenue Christian Church in Irvington will have a Bible exhibit at the church at 7 o'clock the night of June 13. Bibles of historical interest, in other languages, of all translations and sizes and from many countries will be shown. A program will begin at 8 o'clock. Sidener Will Discuss Industry's Defense Role Industry's part in the national defense program will be discussed by Merle Sidener, leader of the Christian Men Builders' Bible Class of Third Christian Church, 17th street and Broadway, at 9:30 o'clock tomorrow morning. The address, entitled "The Second Line of Defense Teamwork In Industry," is the second of a series of "Defend America" talks based on the booklet, "You Can Defend America." The Bethany Baptist Church choir, which has appeared on the CMB program several times, will provide special music. The glee club and class orchestra will open the program. Charles Hamilton will direct the group hymn singing and Dr. William F. Rothenburger will offer prayer. Pageant to Be Given At First Evangelical "The Children's Crusade," a pageant in which all children and young people of the church school will participate, will be given at the First Evangelical and Reformed Church, East 10th street and Oakland avenue, tomorrow. It will be at 10:30 a.m. in place of the regular sermon hy the Rev. C. J. G. Russom, minister. ' Mrs. Leonard E. Pearson directed the pageant and Mrs. Isaac W. R. Keen, organist, and Mrs. Mahlon Adding-ton had charge of music. Departmental units were directed by Mrs. Roy E. Ott and Mrs. Bert C. Everhart. Committee to Meet Mrs. Jesse Barker, chairman of Camp Fire Girls' awards committee, has announced that, the committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. today in Social hall of Y.W.C.A. to examine Camp Fire girls ready to pass the Wood Gatherer and Fire Maker ranks. This is in preparation for a city-wide, twilight Council Fire June 14 at Broad Ripple American Legion post. PRESBYTERIAN. SECOND PRESBYTERIAN The Historic Church of Wrhich Henry Ward Beecher Was Minister. Vermont and Pennsylvania Streets. JEAN S. MILNER, D. D., MINISTKK. Morning Worship"; 11 A. M. Sermon. "Faith In God In Such a Time." Dr. Milner. Church School, 9.30 A. M. Tabernacle Presbyterian 34TH and CENTRAL DR. ROY EWING VALE REV. STEWART W. HARTFELTER Ministers 9:30 A. M., Bible School 10:45 A. M., Divine Worship MR. HARTFELTER "Wi ndows That Need to Be Opened" 7 P. M. Youth Societies LUTHERAN. ST. MARK'S ENGLISH LUTHERAN CHURCH DR. R. H. BENTING, Pastor. Prospect and Linden Streets Beginning Summer Schedule Sunday School, 9:15 A. M. Worship, 10:15 A. M. SCIENCE. 915 Electric Bldg. Church Edifice 5232 E. Market St. Church Edifice

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