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The quarterly meeting of the Willowby Methodist Circuit Church officials was held at the residence of Mr H. Chapman, Willowby, on Thursday evening last. The Rev. Samuel Bailey presided over a fair attendance or members. Mr Bailey reported that the commitee set up to consider the question of starting a class for young men connected with the church had met, and had decided on a scheme which would be submitted later. The .membership was reported to be tho same as for the previous quarter. The financial statement as presented by the ste%vards, was satisfactory, and was adopted. The Harvest Festival efforts throughout the Circuit, although not quitcompleted, promised to be quite successful, and the various allocations would bo fully met, and the best thanks of the meeting were accorded to the congregation for their liberal response to its appeal in aid of the reserve fund.

Foreign mission collections were authorised to be taken up throughout the Circuit. The various Sunday Schools and young people's societies were reported to be in a satisfactory condition. On the motion- of Mr Harding, seconded by Mr Hayman, Mr G. S. Chapman was cordially thanked for his services as representative to the recent conference held in Christchurch. It was decided to hold a series _ of evangelistic services during the ensuing quarter, and that an effort be made to secure the Rev. Val. Trigg to conduct the mission. . -• •. The question of providing a Circuit Roll of Honour was discussed,' and a small' committee was appointed to consider the matter and to report later to the leaders meeting. The meeting was closed by the chairman pronouncing the BenedicThe members were then hospitably entertained at supper by' Mrs and Miss Chapman, to whom a hearty vote of thanks was accorded.

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METHODISM., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9580, 7 April 1919

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METHODISM. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9580, 7 April 1919