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CHURCH MISSIONARY ASSOCIATIONS.
WHEN a disposition appears in any place to assist the designs of the Society by establishing an Association in its support, a Meeting of persons farourable to such a measure should be called. The friends who meet for this purpose should form themselves into a “ Church Missionary Association, in aid of the Church Missionary Society for Africa and the East;" and should proceed to appoint a Committee and proper Officers.
In large Towns, comprehending several Parishes, it may be expedient to appoint a President, Vice-Presidents, a Treasurer, and a Secretary; with a pretty numerous Committee, composed of persons from the different parishes.
In Parochial Associations, a Treasurer, a Secretary, and a smallerCommittee, uder the Presidency of the Clergyman, may be best suited to conduct the business.
It may sometimes be found expedient to form Associations in Separate Congregations in the same Parish, rather than one Association in the parish at large ; and in this case also, a Treasurer, Secretary, and Committee, under the Presidency of the Clergyman, will suffice to accomplish the object.
In a Voluntary Union of Friends, whether the members of the same family, the children of a schocl, or persons connected by affinity or friendship, such arrangements may be made as may prove most convenient to themselves.
In this manner, benevolent persons, willing to assist the designs of the Society, from the domestic circle to the largest town, may unite for a purpose most beneficial to their own minds, while it expresses a due regard to the glory of God in the salvation of the Heathen, and a proper sense of their own infinite obligations to Divine Mercy.
LAWS AND REGULATIONS SUITABLE FOR ASSOCIATIONS. I. Annual Members of this Association shall be, all persons subscribing annually One Guinea or upward, or, if Clergymen, Half-a-Guinea ; and also such Persons as shall collect in its behalf One Shilling or upward per week.
II. Life Members shall be Benefactors of Ten G or upward, or, if Clergymen, such as shall contribute Congregational Collections to the amount of Twenty Guineas, and Executors paying bequests of Fifty Pounds.
III. Annual Governors shall be Subscribers of Five Guineas per Annum.
V. Members will be entitled to receive the Reports of this Association, and also the Annual Reports of the Parent Society, and to vote at all their General Meetings : but Collectors of One Shilling and upward per week will further receive a Copy of each Monthly Number of the Missionary Register.-Governors will be entitled to receive the Reports; and, if Members of the Established Church, to vote at all Committee and General Meetings of both the Association and the Parent Society.--Clergymen will have the same privilege as Governors.
VI. TI business of the Association shall be under the management of a Patron, a President, Vice-Presidents, a Treasurer, Secretaries, Governors, and a Committee not exceeding --- Lay Members of the Established Church, and of all Clergymen who are Members of this Association. The Committee to meet on the
- in the months of January, April, July, and October, at - o'clock; Five Members being competent to act.
VII. The object of the Committee shall be, to call forth the zeal of we!ldisposed Persons, and particularly those of the Established Church, in support of the Church Missionary Society; and to recommend proper persons who may offer themselves as Missionaries to the Parent Society—to disperse as widely as possible Missionary Information, to promote the formation of Branch Associations—and to procure Collections and other Contributions.
VIII. The whole of the Funds so ned, after deducting incidental expenses only, shall be remitted to the Church Missionary Society in aid of its designs. iX. A General Meeting shall be held annually, on such day in the month of
as shall be found expedient (of which due notice shall be given), when a Report of the Proceedings of the Assooiation shall be presented.
should form the Church to appoint :
RULES RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION BY LADIES' CHURCH
1. That an Association be now formed, in connection with the ChurchMissionary Association, and that it be denominated “ The Ladies' Church. Missionary Association for – and its Vicinity."
II. That every person subscribing One Penny per week or upward, or Six. pence per Month or upward, be a Member of this Association, and, as such, be supplied with a copy of the Quarterly Papers of the Society.
III. That this Association be under the direction of a President, Treasurer, One or more Seeretaries, and a Coinmittee; consisting of all such Ladies as collect One Shilling and upward per week; who shall be respectively furnished with a copy of the Missionary Register and the Annual Report of the Parent Society, copies of the Quarterly Papers for the use of their Contributors, and Annual Collecting Cards to assist them in gathering the Weekly and Monthly Contributions. IV. That the Committee meet on the
day in the months of January, April, July, and October, at Twelve o'clock precisely; when the Members shall pay the amount of their Collections to the Treasurer, and receive the requisite number of Quarterly Papers for their Subscribers.
V. That a statement of the accounts of this Association be annually prepared at a special Meeting of the Committee, preceding the Anniversary of the Church-Missionary Association ;" and, after being signed by the Treasurer and two of the Committee, shall be transmitted to the Secretaries of the said Association.
When these Regulations have been arlopted, it will be proper to appoint the President, Treasurer, and Secretary of the Association, and to take down the Names of Collectors,
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• The Day of Meeting should be fixed with reference to the times of receiving the Quarterly Papers, which are despatched from London on the First Day of the respective Months specified in the Rule.
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N.B. The only BOOKS required by a Ladies' Association, are,
every Committee Meeting should be entered.
from the Collectors, Quarterly, should be entered, as well as all payments
on account of the Association. The Secretary should always keep a stock of Collectors' Cards, for the supply of the Members.
NOTICE RESPECTING COLLECTORS.
BY Collectors is to be understood Persons who gather, in behalf of the Society, the Contributions of such of their Friends as may be able and willing to render assistance to the great Work of Christian Charity in which the Society is engaged, but who may not have it in their power to give their Annual Guinea.
Those who may have leisure for this service, are Members of the Society, so long as their Collections amount to Fifty-two Shillings per Annum. They may collect this sum in such way-weekly, monthly, or quarterly-as may best suit their own convenience, and that of the Contributors.
Collectors will, of course, exercise due discrimination. While they bestow their own time on this work, from a just conviction of the misery of the Heathen and the duty of sending to them the Gospel, they should ask no contributions but from such as may be able to give them ; and should endeavour that their contributors may give on the same just sense of duty as they act themselves.
For this purpose, they will be regularly supplied, on writing to the Secretary, with the Numbers of the Missionary Register, and Tracts calculated to diffuse information and excite attention, and with Cards to assist them in making their Collections. will be furnished, also, with a sufficient quantity of Quarterly Papers, to supply a Copy to each Contributor. These Quarterly Papers consist of a few pages of striking Facts and Anecdotes; with Addresses and Exhortations, adapted to the level of the Labouring Classes and the Young; and are illustrated by Engravings on Wood.
If Five or Six or more Collectors unite together in any place, the Committee will send the Monthly Numbers and the Quarterly Papers in a parcel; but, in order to this, it will be requisite for the parties to procure the permission of their Bookseller in the country, to have such parcel sent with his monthly packet of Magazines, and to apprise the Secretary of the names of the Bookseller, and of his Correspondent in London.
A single Collector, or any number short of Five or Six, may purchase of the nearest Bookseller, both the Missionary Register and the
uisite Quarterly Papers, and devluct the cost from the sum collected, and remit the remainder to the Society. This method is, on the whole, more convenient and economical to the Society than that of sending the Numbers and Papers in a parcel, in cases where the Collectors are less than five or six.
While Collectors render important aid to the designs of the Society, they both contribute to the strength and honour of that Church with which the Society is eonnected, and confer also great beneít on those persons whose contributions they gather.
This system of engaging, according to their power, the Labouring Orders and the Young in this work of charity, has a direct and important influence on the real strength and honour of that Church of which we are Members. Facts are multiplying daily which demonstrate the growing attachment of those persons to the Church, whose minds are interested in the great objects of the Society, and who are themselves associated in its charitable labours.
For the Contributors theniselves, the regular diffusion among them of intelligence respecting the state of the world and the efforts now making for its con version, enlarges and elevates their minds. Many, who may not be able to give their Annual Guinea, would gladly take their share in this noblest work of Christian Charity. That numerous class have, in our days, the opportunity given them for the first time, of regularly contributing, according to their power, to extend the kingdom of Christ in the world: and É F, who accepted the two mites of the Widow, will accept every gift when offered from love; and will look with especial approbation on that servant of His, who, “remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive"" labours, working with his hands the thing which is goou, that he may have to give to him that needleth."
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PUBLICATIONS OF THE SOCIETY.
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PROCEEDINGS of the Church Missionary Society, containing XXII Sermons and Reports. 10 vols. 8vo. (All the later Volumes may be had : the eurlier are mostly oul of print.)
Christian Researches in the Mediterranean, from 1815 to 1820, in furtherance of the Objects of the Church Missionary Society. By the Rev. W. Jowett, M.A. one of the Representatives of the Society and late Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge. With an Appendix, containing the Journal of the Rev. James Con. nor, chiefly in Syria and Palestine. 8vo. with Maps of the Countries bordering on the Mediterranean and Red Seas. Second Edition : price 10s. boards.
The Spirit of British Missions, dedicated to the Church Missionary Society, by a Clergyman a Member of that Body. 8vo. price 3s. Od.
Memoir of Mowhee, a Young New Zealander: by the Rev. Basil Woodd, M.A. 12mo. with a Portrait: price 8d. or 6s. per dozen.
Memoir and Obituary of Simeon Wilhelm, a Young Susoo; by the Assistant Secretary. 12mo. with a Portrait; price 1s. or 10s. 6d. per dozen.
The Gospel of St. John, in Maltese and English. Crown 8vo. price 25.
Trattato sulle SACRE SCRITTURE, in cui si sciolgono le difficoltà che si oppongono alla lettura generale, ed
commune della Sacra Bibbia, Seconda Edizione, aumentata. 18mo. price 6d, or 55. per dozen.
TRATTATO sulla Redenzione del GENERE UMANO per via di Gesù Cristo. 18mo. price 6d. or 5s, per dozen.
Grotius on the Truth of Christianity, in Arabic, abridged from Pococke's Version by Professor Macbride, and printed at the Clarendon Press. 8vo price 2s.
OSTERVALD on Christianity, in Arabic. 8vo. price 28.
The British System of Education, in Arabic, by Professor Macbride. 12mo. price 6d. or 55. per dozen.
The “ Way of Truth and Life,” in Persian. 18mo. price 6d. or 5s, per dozen. Grammar and Vocabulary of the Bullom Language; by the Rev. G. R. Nyländer, one of the Society's Missionaries in West Africa. Foolscap, price 28. 6d.
The Gospel according to St. Matthew, in Bullom and English ; by the Rev. G.R. Nyländer. Foolscap, price 2s,
Select Portions of the Book of Common Prayer, translated into Bullom; by the Rev. G. R. Nyländer. Foolscap, price 6d.
Grammar and Vocabulary of the Language of New Zealand; compiled, under the direction of Professor Lee. 12mo. price 3s. 6d.
Published on the Last Day of every Month, Price 6d.
By L. B. SEELEY, 169, Fleet Street.
Sold also by J. HATCHARD & Son, Piccadilly ; and by all Booksellers and Newsmen;
and 1822, price 498. boards.
* A Copy of this work is presented by the Committee to all Persons who collect to the amount of 18. per week in behalf of the Church Missionary Society.
All Communications to the Society may be sent to the Secretary, the Rev. Josiah Pratt, at the Church Missionary House, Salisbury Square, Fleet Street, London ; where attendance is given daily, from Nine o'clock till Seven, and where every information and assistance may be obtained in the establishment of Associations.