The Children and the Church; And the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor, as a Means of Bringing Them Together

The Children and the Church; And the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor, as a Means of Bringing Them Together

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...meeting; and, if he is habitually or frequently absent without excuse, the Lookout Com mittee has a right to find out the reason for such absence. Once a month, with more than usual strictness, the rules require every member to be present, and the roll is called to find if any are absent without excuse. Those who are then absent from the monthly experience meeting are interviewed by the Lookout Committee before the next meeting, and it is found that when this precaution is taken, the same ones are rarely absent from two consecutive monthly meetings; while if they are absent from three in succession, and take no pains to ask for an excuse, the evidence is quite conclusive that such no longer deserve to be reckoned as active members, and their names are dropped from the roll. The society is thus continually self-weeded, and cannot contain for any great length of time many who are not genuine Christians. All are expected, too, as we have seen, to take some part in every meeting, and voluntarily agree, when they join the society, at least to repeat a verse in the weekly meeting. This is the principal and distinguishing rule of the organization, and we may be pardoned for referring to it again, and for dwelling upon it at some length, since it marks the difference between this and other societies of the kind, and would frequently, we think make all the difference between a real, live young people's meeting and the old young people's meetings or young old people's meetings which exist in so many churches. The rules require, too, that the Prayer-Meeting Committee shall see that topics and leaders are provided for every meeting; that the Social Committee shall furnish games, readings, music, etc., for a monthly sociable; and that the Lookout Committee, ...
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