The Eighty-Second Report of the Congregational Home Missionary Society (Classic Reprint)
The Eighty-second Annual Meeting of the Congregational Home Missionary Society was called to order in the First Congregational Church, Pittsfield, Mass., at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening, May 12, 1908, by President Mills.
After the singing of a hymn, the Scriptures were read by Rev. Albert J. Lord, of Meriden, Conn.
Prayer was offered by Superintendent Gray, of Wyoming.
The address of welcome was given by Dr. Davis, of the First Church, and the response was given by President Mills.
After the singing of a hymn, the following addresses were listened to:
'The Claims of Home Missions Upon Congregationalists, Hon. Simeon E. Baldwin, of Conn.
'The New Southwest,' Rev. J. B. Gonzales, Assistant Superintendent in Texas.
'The City,' Rev. C. W. Shelton, Secretary of the New York Home Missionary Society.
After the singing of a hymn, prayer was offered and the benediction pronounced by Dr. Herring.
After devotional services the President appointed Rev. Charles H.Small, of Ohio, and Rev. John Barstow, of Massachusetts, to serve as tellers, and H.A. Flint, of New York, to serve as Assistant Recording Secretary.
The general topic for the forenoon, The Church and Industrial Relations, was then taken up, and addresses given by
Rev. Josiah Strong, D.D., of New York.
Mr. Hugh R.Munro, of New York, Vice-President of the Niagara Lithograph Company.
Mr. C. R. Towson, Secretary of the Industrial Department of the International Committee of Young Men's Christian Associations.
A half-hour prayer service followed, conducted by Rev. J. H. Selden, of Greenwich, Conn.
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