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[89] Thomas B. Payne, of Scranton, Penn., Miss Olga White, of Alabama, and others. On one or two occasions papers prepared by members of other circles have been heard with pleasure and profit.

Each year the Easter offering is in charge of the Mission Circle. Money to pay parish quotas and for local philanthropic enterprises to the amount of many hundreds of dollars has thus been raised. Every winter several needy families are helped to tide over times when the wage-earner is out of work, and the problem of providing food, clothing, and shelter becomes more than the members of the household can solve.

The social work of calling upon new people and non-churchgoers has been and is a prominent feature of our work. One year over 100 such calls were made, to the advantage of the church.

Our meetings are opened with Scripture reading and prayer, and close with the Lord's prayer. Reports bearing upon the work of the Universalist Church in the United States, Cuba, and Japan are presented every month, and serve a good purpose in keeping the members in touch with the larger endeavors of our church.

We recognize that Christianity is essentially a missionary religion; that those who have the spirit of the Master in their hearts will never rest content until they have done all they can to extend the borders of His dominion. To feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to comfort the broken-hearted, and to bring souls into closer fellowship with Him who is the life and the light of the world—to these high ends the work of the Mission Circle is dedicated.

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