Vol. XIIL No. 211
CON CO1", N. G MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1896.
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"PEACE ON EARTH, GOOD
WILL TOWARDS MEN."
Ttie May Celobrnfod in an Appro
priate Manner at ill the Clinrches
deiifrous Nauu Clnus Makes CIal
'IP Hearts of the Utile Ones.
Obriatmastide was made a season
of pleasure by both old. and young
in Concord. The church entertain-
ment8 were well attended and highly
enjoyable. The splendid music, the
bright eyea and happy hearts of the
little ones made even the old forget
dull care and join in the gladsome
song of "Pjace on Earth, Good Will
TRINITY REFORM CHAPEL.
On Wednesday night the pastor
and people of Trinity assembled in
commemoration of the great ChrisU
xnaa event and engaged devoutly in
suitable services, of which songs,
recitations, etc , were rendered and
the little band partook of the many
FOREST HILL M. E CHURCH.
Here on Thursday evening was
rendered a service to touch the
hearts of the Saviour-loving people."
After devotional opening Rev. Ar
nold, the pastor, made a ten minutes
address. Then songs, recitations
and dialogues were rendered by those
in whose interests so much beauty
and loveliness is invented on these
The gifts were in boxes, very like
bricks, and with them a chimney
waa built. Of couise Santa Claus
wants a chimney and here he came,
and, bless his good old heart, he
took down that chimney and found
every brick to contain all sorfs of
good thinga for the dear little folks
Thus these little childish humors
into which we glide at Christmis
times win the young hearts to the
love of Him who was born on this
happy Christmas day.
CENTRAL M. E. CONGREGATION.
This congregation held its Christ
mas exercises in Armory Hall. It
consoled a cantata interspersed
with recitations, songs and cfto
ruses rendered by children and
showed very skillful training that
made the occasion one of exquisite
delight. The children were treated
to a sack of good things of hich
they never tire and ail went home
full of pleasant recollections of
Christmas eve, Dec. 24, 1896.
AT ST. ANDREWS
the union Sunday school displayed a
Christmas tree and held their ser
vices on Thursday evening. They
were alternated with beautiful songs
with merry Christmas beiia and the
jing1? of the sleigh belid and appro
pr; . Christmas recitations. Two
.ii.1:. auee3, all flaked with snow
itd uf course, from long years of
Cliiiotmas visita to the children, and
clever and kind as Santa always is
to good little folks, put in their ap
ptarance with each a bag of
"goodies" for each scholar, which
f".-' fresh sparkle to the bright
little eyes and joy to the little hearts.
- seemed pleased and happy aaith
r1d enter into the joys of the young!
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and forget that there are any other to God in the highest" distant
than children. vo;ce8 couM be heard JQ fe3pon8e ag
GRACE E. L. CHURCH.
Services were held at Grace E. L.
if the hosts of angels were yet
sounding back to the amazed shep-
Church also on Thi-idav nu ! herds the S,ad tidings of "Peace on
Here were two iret-8 of rare beauty earth food ' wlU toward men" U
and exquisite taste. Th fl.rvifl i was a joytui occasion to all and the
consisted o? the usual devotional i U3Ual. and indi3Per-sable gifts .cade
feature with appropriate reading,
concert responses, colloquial presen
tations of Chriotrv"s truths, suitable
i a fitting climax to the appropriu-
ST. J AMIS CHURCH.
recitations and songs by the paro-1 At 7;30 p. m., on Christmas even
chial school and moat beautifnilv io lust as the eif ts at tne Presbv
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rendered music by the churcb choir, terian church were being distributed,
Gifts were then distributed to all j e opening anthem begau the exer
the school as well as to aii for whom jeis38; at St. James Lutheran church.
such gifts were deposited. It waa a Beautiful music by the choir to-
successful effort and capable of bear- jgether with cornet and clarionet
ng much fruit in honor of the sub
ject of our Chnstmas joys.
At All Saints Episcopal church
a Christmas tree and appropriate
services were held at 3 o'clock
Christma3 day. This devout band
ot workers had a neat little tree and
a gift for each little expectant.
Ail waa joyous contentedness and
probably, a much more elaborate
preparation would nrf, have con
tributed more to the pleasure of the
children, for it was their treat and
their8on!y. All contributed to
their happiness without sharing
their gifte. The venerable Dr.
Davis by interrogation elicited im
promptu answers imparted
much appropriate information.
The Baptists went early, remained
late and had a good time at their
church. ' Instead of the customary
tree they had a Christmas ladder.
Church and ladder were beautifully
decorated and fairly groaned under
the weight of the great heapa of
good things that had been procured
for the children. The exercises
were typical of the time they were
intended to celebrate, acd the con
gregation turned out en rmsse to
enjoy the occasion.
TRINITY REFORM CHURCH.
On Christmas evening the doors of
Trinity Reform church were thrown
open and the children entered to be
hold the beautiful Christmas tpee
and decorations that the good bigger
people had u airaning and touch
ing here and there with strokes of
cymmetry and Ic incss t.i j.r the
delight of the little folks.
Devotional exercises were followed
by an address by the pastor, Rev. B
F Dayis, when repnonaive reading
and recitations singly, in group.-?,
and concert intersperseded with
songs made the children feel that it
was their time to make glad the city
of our God, and the hearts of pastor
and people responded with glad
emotions of sympathy and delight.
The usual gifts were then distributed
and one more link was welded in the
chain tht binds the young hearts
in "cet submission to the king of
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.
This was probably the most elabo
rate Christmas exercise of the sea
son, being a union of Bays Chapel
Sunday School and Forest Hill
Chapel, with the First Presbyterian.
The tree was large, elaborately
trimmed and faultlessly beautiful.
The songj, choruses, recitations,
singly and by groups, were a special
feature. The splendid choir with
their pipe organ was aided by the
Concord orchestra and the music
was excellent. Aa they sang "Glory J
uuet with orffan accomnaniment
rendered the occasion delightful, but
the great feature of the occasion was
a cantuta rend-red by the children
in their own, winning, childlike way,
appropriate because it was an occas
ion for childish happiness which
can be niore effectually entered into
in juvenile glee. They found good old
Chris" with all his 'ender avmnas
thy for little ones In their happy
sngs distant musical eounda echoed
their sweet little voces and swelled
the joys shared by all who gazed
with entranced delight at their in
nocent pleasures. At the close
'good old Chris" led them to the
basement where he gave each a sack
of Christmas dainties. There was
no Christmas tree, an arctic shrub
bery scene wai substituted,
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