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i .as M jrfyt. WLlAf jaPan Sdais ilNr '4fi ft iLirlL M( tl fi VOL. 2. y A b VMM Armenia This church was first organized i Devoted to Evangelical Christianity O 11 T iU OU.iL XjXIJvO Education, Temperance anl General j has vel vA News in Utah. 1 v BOARD OF MANAGERS. ):0:( bishop Warn a, D. D. D, D. Lisbon Fowler, T- - c. niff. E. - T. . Lincoln . A. W. Adkinson, F, A. II. Franklin. J. B. Gillilan. M. Nelson. F. Brock. G. M. r Jeffrey. n-- i Ai. VA.'j.AAAACA J, J H. Black. REVIEW OF CHRISTIAN CHURCHES AND SCHOOLS IN UTAH. We shall in this review give our readers a summarized view of the actual strength of the Christian church and educational work in this territory, for the year just dosed, together with a comparative growth of Christian work in proportion to the total population of tie territory. EPIsOOliL CruTEsTANT CHURCH. This church is he oldest in Utah, I having been established in 38G7: At the present time there are seven clergymen in the field, and six church edifices. The number of communicant, is 418, and in the Sunday-school- s there are C4S puThe value of 48 teachers. and pils the church and school property is estimated at $175,500. The churches in Sait Lake City raise and distribute about $1,200 annually for the sick and poor. There are five schools under the supenLion of the church, with 805 pupils and 27 teachers. Rowland Hall, a boarding school for girls, School of the ext U.ke City, (.,(! bheplierd, Ogden, 15'J; be. .John's school, Logan, 50, and St. Taui's school. Plain City, 35. 8-- ; Err 'COpal. This was the next hurch to o en its work in Utah. Its first mission v. a s srai rod m this i hy i 1 187o, in a small room over Faust's Livi-r-y Stable. Since then it has been continually extending its influences until now under the su pai in tendency of Rev. T. C. HU!, it occupies tLirtem points, with thirteen teachers preachers, and twenty-on- e in the schools. The most of these points embrace circuits with a num- r.r etitodi-'- Ffi il or1 iil ion. f i tXLi now minirier3 in h tjeld with a total membership of 230 .iitiiox ..id gencttH supeiiiitPLvcncy of Rev. 0. W, Martin. The si hod was first opened Prof. J. M. Coy 12, 1?3 by April now hare 31 T, Ph. D. Th schools with fifty-fiv- e teacher an enrollment of about 20(H) pupils in the territory. -- Smith. G- EJayne. - ar or not. PiJESliVfEKIAjV. I T s CONGREGATIONAL. s . $ - v oj ta n 21. . The Pharisees, by profession a strict oect of the Jews and vaunting the undcniaLility of their con ceived views of religion, had, upon the occasion of our text, sought by . their woids to ennap the wisdom membership numbers about 300, as expounded through and Rod of and the number of pupils now' m 4 . OFt'' by Christ, in his words. UJ v 13 auuut uA. Ail Judea, at the time of the text, value church and school properbelonged to the Roman empire as ty is about $72,757. pint f the Syrian province; asm roman catholic. ponce the Jews were bound by This church entered the territory force of Roman arms to do political soon after the Methodist, and holds homage to Rome, the mistress of Religious services at several places. the world, among which homage Taxation is a Tim number of ecnrannicauts is is found taxation. about loop. political necesshy: but, because of Fk umshing academies are located Jewish antipathy towards the Roat Halt Lake, Ogden and Park City, man government which had. brought with Too pupils enrolled. The the Jews into subjection, the Phar'UUl'wh also has eritiuhshed U large isees asked rf. pprLf whether if were lawful to ray taxes unto Cms- hospifai iu this "Ity. T Christ being a teacher recently sprung up among the Jews, the Pharisees desired to put this teaching to test; and were answered not with a ves or no, nor with prevarication and sophistry, but with a most pointed and pertinent answer and rebuke: "Render therefore unto Ciusar the things which are Caesars; and unto God the things that are Gods. While the circumstances just stated are the political and historical substance of the conversation between tbs Pharisees and Christ, yet a doctrinal point is forcibly taught, that Chrislianit g is not inconsistent with life . "The things which There are nine ministers of this church in the territory, with a membership of 200, under the of Rev. I). L. Leon- E t .I vwl iiAu-Vi c vruaat o laoui a j iuv ard. A the to man. and of man The educational work Is wholly duty that are God's, the duty of rs'nritTi'r flics timivYwriairm "XTew things man to Hod. liy the former we West Commission, with Mr. I. can be a citizen, by the latter a Huso SrS II cl d agent. It was first Christian. So by analogy we can inaugurated in this city in 1878. In be a merchant, a clerk, a lawyer, a that year Salt Lake Academy was doctor, and still be a Christian. opened with Prof. E. Renner as In a word, we can attend to life's principal, and other schools were duties and be a Christian at one started in Park City and West Jor- and the same time. And, by rendan. Since then settlement after God unto the things that settlement has been occupied and dering are his, we have a criterion by teacher after teacher has been sent which to guide ourselves in the duuntil now, after only live years 28 ties of man to man. Young man, schools and teachers are found what hinders you from in Utah, with a total enrollment young alady, world Christian? being this year of nearly 150o pupils. t Tins is but a oifer you infidelity RA ITIsf, cold, lifeless, hopeless gift. Does This U ihe youngest of the Chris- it give you the dancet Tins oj'ens tian churches to commence mission to you temptation and evil comwork in Utah. The first church pany. Does it give you vulgar W ith was oiganizcd in Ogd en, in 1881, by literature; Tins corrupts. Rev. Dwight Spencer. Another any of these you are none church was opened in Salt Lake tlie better, but rather the vv use. City on March 10, 1884. These The rationalist, the infidel, clamors churches have now a membership for consistency, but can you find of 13S. Mission schools aie also consistency between these things conducted in connection with each and your native soul; Xo. Does of these churches. Christianity give you hope, life and salvation This is what you need. SUMMARY. 6 Does it make your life consistent? Denominations Does it give you 43 This is wisdom. Ministers -and happiness? This Communicants 2,050 pardon, peace 373 is the only food that the soul can Day-schoTeachers n digest and by which it can he heal Pupils thy. For the Christian, life and are united together into Christianity not Inconsistent with eternity bond one p f Brc therh oo J Frum d s, Life. seek this brotherhood. Look to Re consistent Christ and live. l'.Y J, H. BLACK. with yourselves. Re wise m season and thereby iendtr onto Ca1-s- ar the things which ate Caesar's; iThen saith he uhto them , Heaunto God the things that are der therefore unto Qa ar the things and which are Casafs; avjl unto God God's. Park City, Utah. the thingh that arc God's , Matt, XXII, jjt. ahkae V truly is great, hut the laborers are few." SALT LAKE OUT, UTAH. FEBKUAR Y, ftl'!Mfi!, vui TfH'h s 3t 4b 5e harvest aPi Cleveland Letter., Fne.rs , f CfsH OinmTUN Advocate. Dear Brethren : Knowing that you rejoice in the prosperity of Zion, everywhere, J take pleas- ure in saying, that our city pastors are all fighting the 'good fight, and we have victory all along the line. In this city, divided between the Pasi uiiu Ninth Ohio Conferences, we have about nineteen churches., largf and -- nnll, and as many pastors; and every pastor enjoying mou, cr less prosperity. What may be regarded as the larger and stronger churches are the First, Franklin Avenue, Scoville Avenue, Miles Park, General, and Euclid Avenue (formerly known as The Firvt F.as; End Church) church, through January, enjoyed j the labors of Rev. L. X. Beaudry, pastor of the Flench Church of Montreal. Canada, and his excellent wife. Mr. Beaudry came to assist the Rtv. Dr. Voumans, the pastor, andjs one of the clearest expounders of the Word I have ever listened to for years, lie is emphatically a teacher. Bro. Weber, tne evangelist, ka3 had great success recently at Geneva and Bedford, near the city, and will tommence at Broadway Church next Monday evening. These brethren were both converted fi ora Roman Catholicism. Mrs. Frame and Miss Tal-bo- rt, of the Society of Friends, are preaching successfully in the City; and Mia. Latin op, of Mkhgan, is assisting Dr. Leak at Franklin Avenue, and preaching with great, acceptability. A Mrs. Fiego, of Roscoe, Ohio, ioaloo assisting Bro. Gould at Brooklyn, the western How of the Christian part city. women are coming to the front! W hat a glorious thing it would be for the men and women of Utah if these women, and Mrs. Van Cott and Mrs. Robinscn, could go through the Territory having the everlasting gospel to preach. Row persuasively, with their grntle and loving words, they present the claims of Christ. I trust that thmr to savo tho women of Utah will prompt some of them to go through those valleys arc! over those moun tains, and show those deluded women that whom the Son makes free, is free indeed; and that Christianity makes happy homes. Would it not be well for the W'oman's Home Missionary Society to employ some of these elect ladies to assist your rising towns and cities Now, I want to say a word to your ministers on another subject. In our city, the clergy of each denomination have their weekly, or meetmonthly, or ings; then vve have, the second Monday in each Month, tho City Ministers Union Meeting, which is largely attended and full of interest. It is a bond of union and greatly promotive of charity and brotherly love. Matters in which all churches are interested, and which ares intimately connected villi the weal f,v ww of society, are considered or discussed in carefully prepared papers and ex tempore speeches. I would advise your preachers, all through your eni3 tory, wherever there are two or more pastors, to establish a Prpjiphers Meeting, and let it be a fixed institution, occuring we-- kl v or monthly. will be It n beneficial socially, intellectually, and morally or religiously. Now and thn invite some representative layman to take part, and especially our lot al elders, deacons or preachers, or Presbyterian elders, or Baptist or Congregarionalist deacons; the writer hns, for many y iais, been diligent, in this and other places, in attending and sustaining these weekly, monthly and semi monthly meetings, and found them advantageous, not only to ministers, but a o to churches. Jf the clergy find it good and pleasant to dwell together in unity, the peouV will soon catch their spirit. Never semi-monthl- y -- l-- NO. 2x 1885. j did I see the Christian ministry more united than in this city. We remember that "One is our Master even Jesus, and all we are breth- - In cm Methodist Ministers mi Laiv Meet- - t'.A dim dies were cheering, many being added to the membership the previous Sunday. Several new church edifices, representing as many have recently be& opened for worship in and near our city, and others are building, and we can sing cur God is marching' on, although there remaineth much land yet to be possessed. very O' tv:r Burgee. Cleveland, O., Feb. 9. OGDEN STEMS. Rev, Mr. Hartley and Mrs. Hart- ley left the city quite suddenly last week. They have gone to Wisconsin, hoping that it will benefit Mrs. Hartley. Rv. Mr, Price, of Kaa- sas, a resident of Salt Lake City for the foui months past, fills Mr. Hartleys pulpit in his absence. Rev. Mr. McClain, formerly of Nevada, has become pastor of the Presbyterian church, and was formal v received J an, 27. ists between the pastors of the June- -' fion City, and they are all young men. com--parativ- ely Mr. Scott Anderson delivered a a lecture in the Opera House, Feb 2, on How I became a Moi mon, and why I renounced Mormonism. Mr. Audei sou spoke for two hours and had the closest attention, and frequent applause. He should be employed to lecture from one end of the territory to the other; much good would result. Sunday evening, Feb. 1, he related the story of his conversion to Christ, before a crowded audience in the Methodist church, with widest effect for good. The Methodist Church in Ogden has been very greatly quickened, and thirty Lave asked prayer. Fifteen have been received on Probation. The school has about the same number of pupils and is just able to pay its expenses, and the teach-ers aie conscientious and devout. .The debt is being diminished one hundred dollars each quarter. A new superintendent has been elected. He will make an energetic leader for the school. A The Peoples Party, (Jhe Saints) on account of faction, held their Convention in secret, harmonized on a ticket, and curious outsiders failed to pee the Saints ir loving contention over fat offices. What good advice shall wt give? Don't smoke, dont chew, dont drink, dont swear, don't lie, dont gamble, dont cheat, don't keep bad company, dont break Gods holy Sabbath in any way. is the time to subscribe for the A l vo cate. TCU'75 cents i?n el nos vour cents r.m vt'?'" tf A Now 5-'- ) . of 5 or more.