The Pittsburgh Courier from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on April 28, 1956 · Page 8
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The Pittsburgh Courier from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · Page 8

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Saturday, April 28, 1956
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.1 :i .j i i 1 1 1 I 2 THE riTT$BU&GM COURIU April II, Iff n Dosogrogating Church ' . - .: S - - yy . . ." r REV. J. B. BROWN ... to viit Pittsburgh 3 m - V . . - ..,,. y'f. r ,'.f 1 Rev. Franklin Announces BTU Congress Theme ATLANTA The Rev. A. Franklin Fisher of Atlanta, dean of the National Baptist Sunday School and BTU Congress recently announced a four - year theme for the organization, "The Church Fostering Personal Christian Faith in a New World Community." The dean says that all details have been worked out for the fifty - first annual "session which will meet in Los Angeles, Calif., June 18 - 24. All public sessions will be heldin spacious Shrine Auditorium. 35th Quadriennial Ends Dr. Abington's Career DALLAS, Tex. Every quadrennial setting of the general conference of the AME and AME Zion Churches sees the passing of some sainted soul whose life has been spent building kingdoms. To us it is always a touching thing to hear some old sainted father mount the platform and announce "this is my last time to speak to c b ?r:y:. - :S: - M:vrj::' : R. C. Ransom was retired at the 1952 general conference, at Chicago. Less than a month from now one of the old sages of African Methodism will say to the delegates and visitors of the thirty - fifth quadrennial session. "I have done my work, I ve sung my song. These words from the lips of Dr. C. W. Abington of Dallas, Tex., will close the active career of one of the most Dious saints of the Christian Church. Dr. Abington will reTire from active service as editor - in - chief cf the Division of Christian Education of the AME Church. All Sunday School literature comes under his scrutiny. But he and Mrs. Abington are doing a more momentous service for his church, his race and the nation in being benefactor for the new seminary building on the campus of Paul Quinn College at Waco, Tex. That edifice at Paul Quinn College dedicated to the training and building of young men for the Christian ministry will live forever. Travel Brochure Issued to BTU Congress WASHINGTON The Rev. VV. H. Jernagin, president of the National Baptist Sunday School and BTU Congress has just issued a travel brochure for the benefit of persons planning to attend the Congress in Los Angeles, Calif., June 18 - 24. The President's Special will leave New York City June 14 at 11 A. M..and will stop at Jersey City. Philadelphia. Baltimore and Washington, D. C The trip will be made over the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and will arrive at Los Angeles at 10:45 A. M. on June 18. Those who desire a good trip to the congress for sightseeing and other things such as stop - overs, etc., should make arrangements to go with President Jernagin. Rev. Brown of New York fo Visit Pittsburgh PITTSBURGH, Pa. The Rev. J. B. Brown of New York City, pastor of New Testament Baptist Church, will visit friends in Pitts burgh on May 2 - 4. While in the dty he will preach at Macedonia, Duouesne: Emmanuel Bantist. Rankin, and Second Baptist Church. Warren, Ohio. This pastor was licensed to preach hj$herRev. J. D. Morton and the fine people of becond Baptist Chijrjph, Homestead. He has since pastored in Detroit Mich.; WantanTXJhio, and Atlan hio, ta, Ga. Dr. Nannie Burroughs Speaks to Baptists ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Dr. Nannie H. Burroughs, president of the Women' Auxiliary of the National Baptist Convention, USA Inc,,,wa,one of thejvisltngjakers at he seventy - seventh session of the General Baptiif , Convention xf Florida.. Her theme was RICHMOND (ANP) Methodist leaders In Virginia have said they will attempt to delay a proposed change In Unchurch constitution to Integrate white and Negro administrative bodies. Bishop Paul Neff Garber of Richmond will lead an eighteen - man delegation to the Methodist General Conference, which meets In Minneapolis April 25 - May 9. One of the problems to be tackled by the conference is the matter of Integrating the 360,000 all - Negro central jurisdiction with the Methodists' other Jurisdictions. "The position of the eight Bishops of the Southeastern Jurisdiction Is that we I 3 ' - T ' 4', I .: - :"iafci - ':?:v.Sf REV. AJF. FISHER . . . announces theme you in official capacity" It was that way with us when Bishop Wallace retired in the AME Zion Church. It was that way when BishoDS Noah Williams and G; B. Youne retired in the AME Church. It was touching indeed when Bishops W. A. Fountain and ':r:':' - w,v;'V ,X " A should have a committee study this matter for the next four yean and make recommendations to the general conference of I960," said Garber. "My personal opinion is that the central Jurisdiction should be retained," he said. "I know of no reason why the constitution should be changed." Integration should be restricted to the administrative level, Dr. George J3. Beamey, editor of the Virginia Methodist Advocate, did not agree with the Bishops. Beamey said the move would be the first step toward ultimate integration among rank - and - file members. AME Bishopric Candidates II ' 'y - ''ji .'i ' - .v - :?. y - . - :V: ,? - - s f - - i THE REV. GEORGE DEWEY ROBINSON, pastor of Metro potitan Church in Washington, D. C, is known throughout the AME connection as an outstanding bishopric candidate. Nationwide Etaptisft Contest On DAT J. AS, Tex. The board of directors of the National Baptist Sunday School and BTU Congress, meeting in Los Angeles in June, has announced a nationwide contest of board metnbers by states. Much interest is being shown in all of the state Baptist organizations affiliated with the National Congress. Dr. E. 'C. Estell Sr., Dallas, states that the Congress organization is made up of a vice president and board member from each state in the nation, and that the winner of each state contest will be cited as the State Vice President and Board Member of 1956 and that a $50 Savings Bond will be awarded the first - place winner. Virginians Send $5,000 to 'Dama FAIRFAX, Va. To aid colored citizens of Montgomery, Ala., who have chosen to walk rather than ride buses under humiliating conditions, churches In the State of Virginia have given upwards of $5,000 to the Colored Citizens Improvement Association of Montgomery. Churches in Falrfar County have contributed more than $200. r v v, . - : - :X:x - :v: - : - : - :vX - . - DR. A. WAYMAN WARD of Chicago, a presiding elder and a capable preacher, has announced his candidacy for the bishopric in the AME Church. i v n the rev. h. Mcdonald NELSON of Memphis. Tenn., a successful leader and pastor, is seeking the bishopric in the .AME Church. AME Zion Candidates & ; ' . ,r .' ; I b ti it .tff4 - THE REV. A. L FULLER of Cleveland, Ohio, one of the most successful pastors in the AMEZ Connection, is in the race for bishopric honors. Forensics Honor, Mays ATLANTA, Ga. Delta Sigma Rho, national forensic society, has selected Pres. Benjamin E. Mays of Morehouse College, who also writes an editorial column for The Pittsburgh Courier, as one of nineteen distinguished American citizens In the field of speech. "Never Mind Mountains." Over 2,000 heard her at the school auditorium. Dr. Roland Smith, secretary of the Baptist Training Union Board, and Mrs. C M. Pearson of Atlanta, and Mrs. Rosa Bailey of Tifton, Ga:, were also among the visitors. Wilberforce's Dr. Hill in Bishopric Race WILBERFORCE, Ohio Dr. Charles L, Hill, president of" WU - berforce University, one of the fastest - rising candidates for the Bishopric in the AME connection. He is qualified by training and experience to be one of the Episcopal fathers. He is right up there with W. F. Ball, J. Harrison Bryant and S. R. HIggins. Dr. J. S. Watch the May 5 Issue for predictions. We'll tell ypu the winners Jri advance. - , ' , DR. J. H. HUNTER of New York is thought by his followers to possess all of the qualifications for the bishopric position he seeks in the AMEZ Church. Wake Baptist Parley April 29 JtALEIGli N. C The senii an - nual session of the Wake" Baptist Association will be held at Shaw University on Sunday, April 29, at which time the fifth annual observance of Shaw University in Raleigh and vicinity will also be a special event The theme for the occasion is "Training for Chri. tian Service." Fire Rages S. C. Church ORANGEBURG, S. C. (ANP) Firemen battled for several hourt to save St Paul Baptist Church, but the aged structure was destroyed by flames. Two units pumped water from seven hoses as the fire raged out of control. However, severaj

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