The Mission Circle
This organization was formed in our parish on January 22, 1901.
On that day a meeting of ladies was held in the church parlors for the purpose of listening to an address upon the subject of ‘Mission Circles’ by Mrs. Zelia E. Harris
, of Worcester
, then president of the Woman
's Universalist Missionary Society of Massachusetts.
After she had presented the claims of the work, Rev. J. F. Albion
, of Malden
, and Miss Emma F. Foster
, president of the Maiden
circle, gave interesting descriptions of the purposes and opportunities of societies of this kind.
The pastor of the Cross
-street Church gave the work his warmest and most enthusiastic approval.
At the conclusion of the speaking an organization was effected, and the following officers were provisionally elected: President
, Mrs. Clara P. Haven
, Mrs. Mary Prescott
; secretary, Mrs. Robert Hayes
; treasurer, Mrs. Achsa M. Mills
The president and pastor were appointed a committee to draft and report a set of by-laws, and at a later meeting the following by-laws were submitted and adopted:--
This organization shall be known as the Mission Circle
of the First Universalist Parish in Somerville
It shall be considered a branch of and auxiliary to the Woman
's Missionary Society of Massachusetts.
Purpose.—It shall have for its object the planning and doing of all kinds of missionary work.
So far as it has opportunity, it will minister unto all those who are in any