Church Night

Public school officials in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, area are being asked to set aside a “church night” in scheduling their weekly programs. John M. Staz, president of the United Churches of Greater Harrisburg, suggested that Wednesday evenings be set aside by school officials so that students will be free to attend services.

Protestant Panorama

The first Protestant university in the Congo will open at Stanleyville in the fall. Classes will be conducted in both English and French. Although an intensive financial campaign is under way in the Congo, most of the financing of the university must come from American and European churches.

Southern Baptists are reorganizing their home mission program. A special department of survey and special studies is being created. In all, the home missions board’s projects will be increased from seven to fourteen.

Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ) plan two special offerings in October to raise $300,000 for an emergency program in moral and civil rights. Some of the money will be given to Negroes hit by economic reprisals and some to ministers evicted from pulpits because of their stand on race.

Delegates to the annual conference in Rome of the Evangelical Methodist Church of Italy voted to support the calling of an Italian Evangelical Conference. Church officials anticipate that such an assembly will be held in the fall of 1964.

Scofield Memorial Church of Dallas, Texas, will inaugurate a “Southland Keswick Convention” next year. The first of the conventions will be held January 19–26. It will be directed by Dr. Harlin J. Roper, pastor of the Scofield Memorial Church.

Miscellany

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