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PAGE SIX ALTON BVSNBJ8 TEtEGRAPH Baptist Assembly Convention Closes The American Baptist Assembly closed a week-long conference at Green Lake, Wis. today. Over 400, including Earl W. Carr, representing Upper Alton Baptist Church, attended. Highlight of the program was lectures on the conference theme, "The Christian and International Tensions," presented by Dr. L. Maxwell, executive director of the department of international affairs, National Council of Churches. The purposes of the convention according to Carr, examin current international tensions, t understand social factors and con flicts, and to discover the role o the Christian as he seeks to ap ply the Gospel to these contemp orary issues. Dr. Maxwell discussed a wid range of specific topics including major views of man in a revo lutionary world; problems am roles of international organiza tions; the effect on the world o: the common market; the nationalism of emerging nations and the development of communism; problems and possilibities of the development of science and techno logy; and the Christian's witness in a world of international tension. Dr. Donald C. Stone, Dean, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, presented several addresses on the subjects "American Foreign Policy and How It Is Made" and "Foreign Aid — The Great Debate." A member of numerous U.S. de- legations to important international conferences, Dr. Stone has also helped to develop the U.N. system and has worked in the formation of UNESCO. In addition to these lectures, workshops for local and state Christian social concern committees and discussion groups on social issues were held daily. Ursulines Attending Institute Mother M. Loyola, Regina, Monica, Irene and Collette of the Ursuline Convent participated in the 14th annual vocational institute for religious sisters who came from various parts of the United States, leld last weekend at Quincy Col- ege in Quincy. The institute was under the gen eral chairmanship of the Rev Pacific Hug, O.F.M., Ph.D., chair man of the department of philos iphy and psychology at the collegi and had as its theme, "Schoo Leadership and The Problems o /ocations." A second institute for religiou isters, nurses, and doctors on fcdico-Moral problems will be eld at Quincy College, Aug. 22-24, nder the chairmanship of the lev. Pacific Hug. O.F.M. First Baptist Church College anfl Johnson Streets Alton, Illinois OBRIN M. ANDERSON, Pastor 9:25 a.m Sunday Church School 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship Message: "Our Ultimate Goal" Guest Minister: Rev. Amos Barton Air-Conditioned Nursery maintained during both services. Ample Parking for Everyone. Christian Science Services First Church of Christ, Scientist 533 East Tenth St.—All Are Welcome Sunday Service 11 A.M. Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting 8 P.M. Sunday School 11 A.M. Nursery Open During Each Service Beading Room, 100 East Broadway Open Daily Except Sunday & Holidays from 11 to 4:30 P.M. CHERRY STREET BAPTIST CHURCH Sixth and Cherry Streets W. FREEMAN PEIVETT, Minister 9:00 A.M. CHURCH SCHOOL 10:10 A.M. WORSHIP Leland Thomasson, Chr. Diaconate, presiding Message by James Bernhardt, Deacon 6:30 P.M. YOUTH FELLOWSHIPS 7:30 P.M. WORSHIP- Youth in charge of service Message by Robert Burress This Friendly Church Invites You CHURCH OF CHRIST GODFREY, ILL. MEETING AT THE PRESENT TIME AT GODFREY CIVIC CENTER BIBLE STUDY 9:45 A.M. WORSHIP SERVICE 10:45 A.M. EVENING SERVICE 7:30 P.M. WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY ... 7:30 P.M. The LUTHERAN of the Greater Alton Welcome You To Worship Tomorrow «—•« We Sponsor Diul-A-Prayer HO 2-6603 Radio KFUO—"The ©oipel Voice"—850 k.«, "Thli If The Life"—Sundays 9:30 a.m., Qh, § "The Utheran Hpur"—Sgnd«yi JU30 p.m., KFUO 7a.m. KWK 1380 10:15 p.m. KSP 550 For Informatldn on the nearest Lutheran Church HO 5{3$<>s or write 517 Marsh 8t n AU<?n, «j. Convention Dates to Be Aug. 26-31 The ninth annual convention of Southern Illinois women of the Church of God in Christ will covene Monday, Aug. 26, in the Belle Street Temple, 1823 Belle St. The meetings will extend through Aug. 31, with some 200 women expected to attend. Mrs. Luella Butler of Chicago, chairman of public relations for the church state group, announces plans for the convention are being completed here. She is being assisted by local public relations chairman, Mrs. Bertha Brown of 1916 Belle St. Also on the committee is Mrs. Jennie Lou Hunter, state supervisor and president, of Harvey, 111. The meetings will be conducted at noon each day, and at 7:30 p.m. Bishop E. Lenox, will speak, and programs will include women speakers and'Gospel singing. Bible School Set at First Church of God The First Church of God, 65 E. Elm St., Alton, will hold vacation Bible School Aug 12-23 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. The school is for children ages four to 14. Mrs. Mable Bradshaw and Mrs. Yvonne Hammonds are directors: Teachers are helpers are: Jun ior high, Mrs. E. F. Brown; Firs jr., Mrs. I.McCormick and Mrs L. Boomershine; Second jr., Mrs J. Bridgeman and Mrs. B. John son; First primary, Mrs. N. At kins and Mrs. K. Coombs; Secon primary, Mrs. S. Johnson an Mrs. E. Kelley; First kindergar ten, Mrs. L. Coombs and Mrs. E Bradshaw; Second kindergarten Mrs. J. Harris and Mrs. C. John son. Recreation chairman: Miki Drew; Craft teacher, Mrs. L Miller; Secretary, Lois McMains Nursery workers, Mrs. N. Bridge man, Mrs. Morgan and Mrs. N Tucker. Third in SIV Lectures SetSui OUR LADY OF THE SNOWS 'NOVENA Nearly 40,000 persons attended the twelfth Annual Outdoor No- the closing of the nine-night novena. A candlelight procession high- vena at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Reverend Ed- lighted the finale of the devotions held at the Shrine's Outdoor Altar win J. Guild, O.M.I., director of the Shrine, announced today. Father Guild said there were 9,000 persons present Monday night at and Amphitheater on the 200-acre site on Highway 460, near Belleville. SIU Economist Says: Bible Will Not Provide Set of Rules for Business mday The third in a series of four ectures on the theme, "The Christian Message and Higher Iducation," presented by mem- >ers of the Alton SIU faculty will be Sunday at 8 p.m. in Peck Memorial Hall at Upper Alton Bap- ist Church. David R. VanHorn, director of tudent employment and placement at SIU, and instructor in the education division, will speak on The Christian Message in Rela- ion to Employment and Labor." The series is being sponsored the Shurtleff Baptist Founda- ion. On Aug. 25, Dr. Kermit Ratslaff, assistant professor of zoology, will peak on, "The Christian Message n Relation to Science." GraceBaptists At East Alton To Hear Hess Dr. George Hess, a Bunker Hill physician will be guest speaker at two special Sunday services at irace Baptist Church, East Alon, Aug. 18. At 3 p.m. he will speak on, "A 'hysician Examines Social Science," and at 7:30 p.m. will speak on, "I Went to Church in Moscow." He will describe what 'Communism does to Christian- ty "in Moscow, where "in a city of five million people there is only one Protestant church." Now director of public relations of the Association of American 'hysicians and Surgeons, he is i member of the Conservative Society of America, and has been trong in opposition to government financed medical care. He has lectured extensively on he conflict between Communism and Christianity and has spent :hree weeks in the Holy Land and lastern Mediterranean area and Poland, Christians trying to find an swers concerning their role in the world of business and the economy must be wary of taking a too literal approach to the Bible, according to an SIU professor of economics. Biblical injunctions againsi certain practices in the business world must be understood in their own setting and in light of the fundamental message of the Bible, says Thomas E. Van- Dahm, speaking on "A Chris- ;ian Viewpoint on Economic Life," in the SlU-Shurtleff Bap- ;ist Foundation lecture series, 'The Christian Message and Higher Education." "We can't search the Bible or Jesus' words on, say, the arm problem or tax reform," e said. "The only valid use of he Bible as our guide in think- ng through the complexities of conomic policies and institu- ions, in my opinion, lies in dis- overing what it tells about od, man, the created natural order, and their interrelationships." Comptitible With God "Well conceived economic policies that conform to Christian standards, need to be compatible with what we believe to be God's will for man and society and to be based on a realistic picture of the economy — its structure and its behavior," he said. "But even then, it is vain to hope for unanimous agreement on any particular policy question." What is plainly "right" or what "anybody can see" concerning what kind of taxes are air, whether we should lay primary stress on price stability or full employment, or whether should seek more rapid economic growth even at the expense of some controls over the direction of business investment is still open to disagreement — even with all the help ive can get from both econom- cs and from theology, accord- Retreat Planned AtJersey JERSEYVILLE - Approx- mately 40 young people, who are erving as Baptist Youth Fellow- lip Assn. officers in the Central linois area, will meet at First Baptist Church of Jerseyville for a retreat Aug. 16 and 17. ' The first session will begin at 4 p.m. followed by a cafeteria supper at 5:30 and evening session at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday morning the meeting will convene with devotions at 9. Discussion groups sessions will follow with lunch served at 11:30 a.m. At 12:30 p.m. there will be association group meetings followed by a "Together Time" at 1:30. A banquet will be served at 5 p.m. in the church dining room. The closing session will begin at 5:40. Bob Johnson,, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Johnson, is presently serving as State BYF treasurer. Local youth who will be assisting with the retreat are Yonnie Young who will give the welcome, Jan Heiderscheid, pianist, and Kenneth Huff who will assist with registration. Members of the Baptist congregation are providing housing for the young people attending t h e meeting. The meals will be prepared and served by the kitchen committee of the church with Mrs, Melvin Wiseheart in charge. 'our sveeks in Russia, Germany and Holland. ing to Van Dahm, precisely because they involve value ordering, social priorities and ethics "But, the Bible does not present a system of ethics. It simply isn't designed for that purpose. Jesus didn't come into the world to lay down a code of behavior! People have fortunately ceased to use the Bible as a science text; now we are gradually coming to realize that it is also an abuse of its nature and purpose to regard it as an ethics text, as a source of detailed rules of conduct." But how does the Christian conduct himself when faced with, say, the problem of economic growth? Essentially, economic growth is the rate of increase in real income (goods and services) per person. "But what, then, can. we say about the desirability of this goal?" ic asked. Stewardship Obligation "One reason that may be given in favor of our striving for economic growth is that it is our responsibility, a part of the general obligation of Christian stewardship, to develop the re- cources of the earth for the benefit of mankind," he said. "Secondly, growth provides more means to aid the less fortunate inhabitants of the globe and to assist them, in turn to rise from poverty, disease and misery. Growth gives us more of what we can contribute, individually and through the church, not only for physical aid, but also for spiritual en- ightenment through mission- airies and aid to struggling indigenous churches in underdeveloped areas," It also provides a more abundant life and more equality of Montiy For Missions VATICAN CITY (AP)—Con tributions to Catholic missioi work through it principal agency increased last year to $22.9 mil lion, a rise of nearly $1 million, the Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith announced. Christian Science Services First Church of Christ, Scientist 217 North Ninth St.—Wood River Sunday Service 11 A.M. Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting 8 P.M. Sunday School 0:30 A.M, Jieading Boom, 317 North Ninth St, Open on Tuesday and Thursday Afternoon* from 'i, (d 4 CHAIiLES P. SMITH Charles P. Smith of Springfield has been elected president of the American Baptist Men. Smith, a former industrial executive in Alton, will travel throughout the United States in his work with the mens organization. He left Alton some five years ago to do full- time work for the Baptist Church. Rev. Lane Is Serving as o Camp Head JERSEYVILLE - The Rev. Harold E. Lane, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Jerseyville has been serving as camp director at the Laks Springfield Baptist Camp. Adults from First Bnptist who are serving as counselors at camp this week include Mrs. Pearl Johnson, Mrs. Russell Crotchett, Lynn Van Dyke and Don Farr-w Youth who are attending are Michael Anderson, Susan Beach, Carol Cox, Linda Crotchett, Carmelita Isringhausen, Carol Rhodes and Terry Smith. "the issue of national economj planning as a means of carry ing out our economic and othe social goals." "I think we are all awar that the activities of the fed eral government have greatly increased, in scope and intens ity, in recent decades. But ir spile of all this activity, ther has been no actual overal peacetime planning in the Unit ed States. The closest we hav come was the NRA in the early thirties. In contrast, many oth countries in the Western worl have gone much farther in the direction of planning; and th question is being seriously raised whether we should move toward some system of centra planning." and status, he con- ncomes :luded. But, he said, even in this matter there is room for wide disagreement. "There are certain draw backs or even possible dangers associated with economic growth and its accompanying conditions." "There is, for one thing, the insecurity and the unsettled state which is the constant lot of most people where growth is taking place, especially where the rate of growth is high," he observed. Snug, Cosy World And, quoting Kenneth Boulding, an economist and a Quaker, "there is the possibility that we may live in such a snug cosy world, surrounded by all the*go." amusements and distractions our rich society provides, tha we lose our awareness of neec for God, and our lives may go completely adrift." "Thus," Van Dahm, observes 'while we can point with assurance to certain advantages of growth, possible unfavorable features should be watched and carefully weighed. On other issues, too, there s no single answer for the Christian concerned with lomic problems. For instance, Van Dahm says, Attractive Features "There are attractive features of such a system, from a Christian point of view. The process of planning and its execution may involve a degree of fellowship and of community spirii beyond that which presently exists." "However," he added, "it is easy to see an 'on the other hand' in this issue. Our Christian view of the nature of man will make us very wary of any system which, by its very nature, concentrates great authority in decision-making in the hands of a relatively small group. Not only Is there the obvious danger of this powei being used deliberately to further particular interests, but even so-called high-minded men have their own weak spots and failings." "These, then, 'are some major pluses and minuses of comprehensive planning from a Christian point of view." "I hope that I haven't seemed pessimistic about this whole thing; actually I'm riot, lieve that we have just begun to see the possibilities of fruit' ful interaction between Chris' tianlty and economics in the service of mankind." No Single 1'hiloisophy Quoting John F, Sleeman of the University of Glasgow, Van Dahm concluded that "there is no single 'Christian 1 economic or political philosophy, for Christianity is for' all ages and all societies. It is the function of Christians to be the leaven which will keep the community wholesome and prevent it from Uwrgelual ^^ff jm m m m • f\ ^% • • CHURCH Eighth and Henry Streets CHARLES L. STEVENS, Pastor CHURCH SCHOOL 9 A.M. RIORNINQ WORSHIP 8 »nd 10 A-MSermon: "For Thine 1$ The' Kingdom" JQ:30 to Ml Broadcast Over WPHZ Nwsety Service /or Chwch Sghogl god Ghwch >»*evmQNi*WEl*GQMB < going bad, and the light by which the community ought to "I think the moral is clear, said Van Dahm. "In approach- BIBLE STUDY The Central and Madison Church of phrist In Wood River invites you and yours to attend a series of Gospel meetings August llth through 14th. TJmes of services each evening will be 7:00 P.M. There will be no collection except on Sunday. There will be congregational singing conducted by Tom Hawkins, Come as you are. Bring a Wend. Robert C, Hampton wiii be doing the preaching. Central and Madison Church of Christ Wood Rivet Wayne T. Hall, Minister ing issues in the field of economic policy we should (1) use our time and intelligence as> best we can to understand the issues Involved, (2) seek divine guidance and the accomplishment of God's will, and (3) approach these issues with humility in the realization that there is no unique "Christian" solution such that all right-thinking Christians will naturally agree on it." College Avenue Presbys to Have Guest Speaker The Rev. Norrnan G. Webster pastor of St. Paul's United Pres byterian Church, St. Louis, will be guest minister Sunday at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services at College Avenue Presbyterian Church. On Aug. 18, Dr. David A. Weaver will be guest minister. The Rev- Henry Moore, pastor of Col- ege Avenue Presbyterian, is on vacation. SAWRBAV, AUGUST W,1M3 Cairolltoti Has Guest Speaker CARIlOLLf ON — Larry net- ncsky of Springfield will be the guest speaker nt the 10:45 Worship service Sunday in the First Presbyterian Church, during the absenco of Dr, Frnftk Marston who Is' vftcatlottliig. The sermon theme Will be Needed Today—Spiritual Insight". Retnesky Is from the Department of Mental Health of the state of Illinois. There will be no service other than Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Sunday In the First Christian Church. There will be a fellowship picnic supper for all First Baptist Church members at 4 p.m. Sundny at the Carrol Ron City Park. Revival services will open at Mt. Glleud Baptist Church Sunday and continue through August 16 with the Rev. Mike Mc- Brlde of Grey Summit, Mo. as the evangelist. The Rev. Francis Varble will speak at the 10:30 a.m. and the 8 p.m. worship services Sunday in the new church building on South Third street. The church membership ' has been meeting for a number of years In ^he Episcopal Church on Sixth Street. : The Rev. Darwin Rolens, pastor of Carrolllon First Baptist Church will be the guest speaker nt the 10 n.m. worship service Sunday in the Methodist church during the absence of the pastor, the Rev. Roger F. Christiansen, who is on vacation. Rev. Willis Wood River Guest Speaker WOOD RIVER — The Rev. Pearl Willis, pastor of First Christ Church, Flora, will be the evangelist at the First Church of Christ, Second and Lorena Aves. at the "Take Time for God" revival Aug. 18 through 23. The programs will begin at 7:30 p.m. The "Kingom Men", a quartet from Lincoln, will provide musical numbers. The nursery will be open during services, and the auditorium is air-conditioned. The Wood River First Church of Christ presents "The Timeless Gospel" every Sunday from 8:45 to 9 a.m. on WBBY radio. Guest Minister The Rev. Charles Collison, pastor of Elm St. Presbyterian Church, Alton, will be guest minister Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church of Bethallo. Services .begin at 9:30 a.m. Rev. Harold Dunham Pastor at Mt. Pleasant MEDORA — The Rev. Harold Dunham is the new pastor of Mount Pleasant Church in Medora. He. replaces the Rev. Paul Hall who is now pastoring at the First Baptist Church at Robinson, 111. Rev. Dunham and his wife, Irene, have three children: Philip, 6, Rebecca, 4, and Donna, 10 months. The Rev. Dunham received his Bible training at the Southern Baptist Theological Institute at Pineville, Ky. While a student, he was pastor of the First Missipnary Baptist Church in Pineville. , Rev. Dunham was born in Carlinville and spent his first ten years in the Carlinville and Shipman areas. He comes from a family of ministers. His father, the Rev. Elmer Dunham, is pastor of the Water Street Baptist Church at Pontiac, 111., and his brother, the Rev, Sam Dunham, is pastor the Calvary Baptist 'Chyrch in Hilisboro. ' - HAROLD DUNHAM MILTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD 501 Goodfellow—Alton RON CALLAHAN GOSPEL TEAM THROUGH AUGUST 18 (Every night except Monday and Saturday) 7:00 p,m, SPECIAL MUSIC GOSPEL'PREACHING D. L. McGARVEY, Pastor FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Corner ol Fourth »nd Alby Streets, Alton, Illinois CORTLEY HUGH BURROUGHS A, RALPH LYNN MINISTERS WORSHIP-^ J80 and 10)45 A.M. "Lot the OJmrolt fie the Church 11 Dr. A. lUUpli Lynn SOW) (8iftU "The Ninety uncl Oorinne PotJenvu (10)49) "Lord kot fttc Live Toiluy 1 Murjorlo Iluune '4'HB PHPB9W SPHOQfc- U;30 TliK A cordial Invitation |« extended to M QUr iervl?ei, 19 W th« iwwry m the

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