Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the State Association of the Young Men's Christian Associations of the State of New York

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the State Association of the Young Men's Christian Associations of the State of New York

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...religious (P) light is cast over the whole scene, do not look for a ver cheerful meeting. You will tell me, perhaps, that if t e Spirit's influence and power is in the meeting we have no need of picture-frames and curtains, and that in the apostolic days, when the power of the Spirit was most effectual, the people had no such surroundings to attract and ratify the taste. I would merely reply by sa in that we onot live in the first or second centur of t e hristian era; our business life and home life an our social life is amid different surroundings, and our religious methods must be adapted to the necessities of our time, and if we care to combine wisdom with our piety we will not despise these accessories. Again I would say just a word about the arrangement of seats. If we lace them in straight lines, with that military regularity wliich they sometimes present, sociability is impossible. It is equally awkward for a young man, especially if disposed to be modest (and in ' our town' every young man is modest) to a fault, it will be equally awkward for him, if he is in front, to get up, turn squarely around, and talk to ranks of faces arranged in straight lines, as well as to stand in the rear of the room and address the backs of peo le's heads. Arrange the chairs carelessly, as nearly in the orm of a circle as ossible--that is, if the meeting is not too lar e a one. 'f')he original meaning of the word " sociab e" means easily joined, united. We are accustomed to speak also of the ' home circle.' I do not think I am conveying the idea too far, or will be accused of symbolism, if I suggest the arran ement of the chairs in harmony with that thought. The foflowing plan has been successful in our town: I...show more

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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236824237
  • 9781236824233