Source: Assembly Herald
Source type: magazine
Document type: article
Document title: “A ‘McKinley Memorial’ Home Mission Offering”
Date of publication: November 1901
Volume number: 5
Issue number: 5
|“A ‘McKinley Memorial’ Home Mission Offering.” Assembly Herald Nov. 1901 v5n5: p. 412.|
|McKinley assassination (religious response); McKinley memorialization (Oneida, IL).|
|Otis G. Dale.|
A “McKinley Memorial” Home Mission Offering
A suggestion, heartily seconded by the officers
of the Home Mission Board, is outlined below. It came to the Secretary in a
recent letter from the Rev. Otis G. Dale, of Oneida, Ill.
“I want to tell you what we did in our little church yesterday (September 22), and to make a suggestion.
“I preached on home missions from the standpoint of patriotism, from the words, ‘Righteousness exalteth a nation; but sin is a reproach to any people.’ It came to me while preparing the sermon that I should ask my people to make a ‘McKinley Memorial Offering for Home Evangelization’ to wipe out the reproach of sin that has so darkened our fair name recently. It was the day for our semi-annual offering, and more than $50 was subscribed in five minutes, and more is to follow. I think it will reach $75.
“It came in tens, fives, threes, twos and ones, as I called the amounts. Our whole annual offering was only $56 last year.
“My suggestion is that the churches generally be asked to make a ‘McKinley Memorial Offering for Home Evangelization,’ a monument more blessed and eternal than the one in marble now contemplated and one which will shine out in redeemed hearts after the other shall have been consumed in the fires of the last day.”