Tha Synod met at 11 a.m. to-day
A letter was read from the conveners of ihe ' Methodist Times ' Committee, Christclinrch, regarding the connexional paper, end a motion was passed regretting that the report did net come to hand in timo for consideration, bv the full Svnod.
The Foreign Mission Committee's report ■was read end received.
The report of the South Island Methodist Orphanage (Christchurch) was presented. It stated: Nine b'-ys and four girls are now in the orphanage. Deserving children, in every part of the South Islamd have a claim to admission. 'Hie Church is in possession of a magnificent property, txcellently puitnble for tho work 'The ladies of the Christi-hurch circuits generously provided all the furniture?, at a cost of £261. Tho income lias been seriously affected by tho war, and the committee vrge that each district do their utmost to asidsfc the orphanage by donations and <xdlections. They rel-ommcnd th:it the Sunday preceding Christmas Day be set apart as OrphaJiage Sunday, and s.peeial appeiil-s be made on that day for orphanago funds. A donation ..>* £250 will support a child for all time, and £IOO will clothe a child and maintain a cot for all time: £SO will maintain a cot for all time ; £5 per year will clothe a child and maintain a to* ; £4 4s will provide a cot complete.—The report was adopted, and pleasure expressed at the successful institution of the orphan, age and wish it every success, and the Svnod pledge themselves to assist the orphanage in every way possible. The journal waa read and confirmed.
Thanks were tendered to the Dunedin Press for the reports published of Synod procfeedings. The Ministerial Committee met this morning and considered the trial sermons and reports of candidates for tho ministry. The following men were recommended to conference for training:—Egbert Rupert Warbwton, Frederick Paikex, John Hemingway C'ooinbea.
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METHODIST SYNOD, Evening Star, Issue 15648, 12 November 1914