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REPORT OF
MELROSE SUNDAY SCHOOL
CONVENTIONS
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REPORT OF MELROSE SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION
CLARK COUNTY HERALD, 26-SEPT-1883
The several Sunday Schools in Melrose Township met in convention at Plymouth Church, September 7, 1883. The following programs were adopted and carried out.
Song, by Union School, from Potters Hall.
Prayer, by Elder Thomas Bailiff.
Song, by Ohio School.
Topic--Why we meet in convention by A.G. Cowden.
Song, by Union School.
The book we study and why we study it, discussed by Rev. F. M. Buckner and Rev. George W. Fisher.
Song, by Ohio School.
Recess.
Topic--The duty of parents to their children and to the Sabbath School, discussed by C. H. Griffith and Rev. Bailiff.
Song by Union School
Topic, Who should be interest in the Sunday School work, discussed by Mrs. Jane Guire.
Song.
Reports of schools in the township and business.
All the Sunday schools in the township made reports and all were represented, some schools were not organized sufficiently to take part in the singing.
Topic, The wants Melrose Township or how to make the Sunday School a success, discussed by Rev. N. Evans.
Song, by Union School.
The contribution to Sunday School fund, $2.29.
The convention was a success and has had a tendency to renew the enthusiasm of those schools that were losing grounds and inclined to be discouraged.
Elder Fisher deserves great credit for his earnestness in the Sunday School Work.
C. H. Griffith, F. M. Buckner and W. H. Buckner were selected by the convention as a committee to assist the vice president, in his work in building up the Sabbath school cause in the township.

A.G. Cowden, Vice President
[The Clark County Herald, submitted by Ron Cornwell]




Of the Melrose Township Sunday School Convention to be held at Melrose the 8th of August, 1896.
CLARK COUNTY HERALD, 29-JULY-1896

10 AM—Devotional Service—Rev. C. Bailiff
10:15 AM—Welcome—Rev. P. Conrad
10:30 AM—Response—Rev. D. Clements
11 AM—Study the Bible—J. R. Trump
1 PM—Song and Prayer Service—Rev. P. F. Ketring
2:30 PM—Bible Teaching—Rev. F. M. Buckner
3 PM—The Live Teacher—William Medsker
3:30 PM—Report of Schools
4 PM—Election of Officers
William Medsker---President
[Source: The Marshall Herald, submitted by Ron Cornwell]


To be held at Melrose, Sunday, July 31, 1910. Devotional at 10 AM, G. W. Thompson, Book of Matthew, L. B. Anderson. Benefits of a Sunday School, Jerry Ishler.
Loyal Army plan, Sophia Griffith. Should bible be taught in the public school, George Baker. Adjourn for dinner.
Afternoon, adult class movement, Roy Cook. How make the S.S. attractive, Mrs. Mae Chadwick. Normal drill, Harry Craig. Christian citizenship, Rev. Bailiff. S. S. relation to the church, Roy Peters. Teacher training, A. W. Wright. Round table, Will Washburn. Come praying for the Sunday Schools of Melrose Township. An offering will be taken for the county work.
C. C. Hodges—President
A. W. Wright—Secretary
[Source: 27-JULY-1910, The Marshall Herald, submitted by Ron Cornwell]



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