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  • Chicago Tribune -- June 17, 1878
    The Chinese A Sunday-School for Their Benefit

    Whether it be that the Christian people of Chicago have become so accustomed to the sight of the Heathen Chinee that the almond-eyed Celestial has escaped being an object of interest to them, or because those same people have never regarded the Chinese as an object fit for anything beyond washing clothes, is the reason for no effort having been made by Chicago philanthropists to spread the Gospel among the shaven-headed, is something beyond the knowledge of the writer of this item. Perhaps some effort has been made in a small way. Certainly none has been made in a way to attract so much public attention as will be attracted by the plan of work lately begun by Mr. David Jones, a missionary who has for the past two years labored among the Chinese at Evanston.

    Not that Mr. Jones has commenced in a manner that would bring himself and his work conspicuously into notice. He began very humbly by getting the use of a third story room in the Farwell Hall building and calling to his aid a number of ladies and gentlemen he started what is known as the "Chinese Mission."

    Whether it be that the Christian people of Chicago have become so accustomed to the sight of the Heathen Chinee that the almond-eyed Celestial has escaped being an object of ...

    Chinese
    III C, I A 2 a
  • Chinese Daily Times -- March 02, 1935
    The Chicago Chinese Sunday School Conference

    The Chinese Sunday School Conference will have its annual Spring meeting next Sunday at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Chinese Christian Church on Wentworth Avenue.

    All the Chinese Sunday School members who number over three hundred will participate at the conference meeting.

    Nine English churches in Chicago support Chinese Sunday Schools. One Sunday School is also attached to the Chinese Christian Church. These Sunday School classes are established to accomadate our Chinese people who are interested in Christianity. The enthusiastic American teachers have even devoted their time every Sunday afternoon to teach English to the Chinese members who do not know this language. Thus, they remove the only obstacle which prevents some Chinese from acquiring a thorough knowledge of the Christian religion. We may say that the present records of some of the 350 Chinese members of the Sunday School classes prove that the American teachers' efforts have not been in vain.

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    The program of the meeting will consist of musical selections and speeches. Reverend T. Y. Lee, of the Chinese Christian Church will be the presiding chairman and Mr. S. L. Lin will be the principal speaker.

    We do believe that the gathering will be a gay and entertaining one.

    The Chinese Sunday School Conference will have its annual Spring meeting next Sunday at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Chinese Christian Church on Wentworth Avenue. All ...

    Chinese
    III C, II B 2 f, III B 4, I C
  • Chinese Daily Times -- March 09, 1935
    The Boyscout Class at the Chinese Christian Church

    Beginning this Saturday at 2 p. m. and every Saturday thereafter a Boy-Scout class will be held at the Chinese Christian Church on Wentworth Avenue. The class is being formed for the benefit of our Chinese boys who are in need of scientific and creative encouragement.

    The curriculum consists of moral teachings, instructions in practical handicrafts and educational moving pictures. All of which will be extremely helpful to the plastic youths.

    Mr. Stephen, a graduate of the Chicago University will be the instructor. We understand that Mr. Stephen, himself, is an ardent enthusiast of Boy-Scout movements and has done extensive research work in this particular field. He is a man of character and education, and we are certain that the class will be a success under his leadership.

    All the boys between the ages of nine and fourteen are welcome to join the class as soon as possible.

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    The class will hold its first meeting on this coming Saturday night at 7:30 o'clock. It will be considered a commencement meeting, and Mr. Howe will be the guest speaker. He will also display some electrical appliances which will be of interest to the class as well as to the adults.

    For this reason an invitation is extended to all those who are interested.

    Beginning this Saturday at 2 p. m. and every Saturday thereafter a Boy-Scout class will be held at the Chinese Christian Church on Wentworth Avenue. The class is being formed ...

    Chinese
    III E, II B 2 f, III C
  • Chinese Daily Times -- March 25, 1935
    The Chinese Y. M. C. A. Relief Activities

    We know that the Chinese Y. M. C. A. has really been the only relief station in Chinatown for the past four years. Records show that more than one thousand persons (both Americans and Chinese) are receiving weekly aid from this station.

    It has come to our attention that the Y. M. C. A. is in need of clothing for the poor. We hope that all you generous fellow countrymen realize that your surplus of old clothes can be used by the needy. We are hoping, therefore, that as many as possible will respond to this call.

    The givers may bring their clothing to the Y. M. C. A. personally or notify the same to call for them.

    Let us remember that givers always receive abundantly.

    We know that the Chinese Y. M. C. A. has really been the only relief station in Chinatown for the past four years. Records show that more than one thousand ...

    Chinese
    II D 10, III C, III E
  • Chinese Daily Times -- March 27, 1935
    The Activities of the Chinese Sunday School and Christian Endeavor Society of the Friends Church

    The Chinese Sunday School and Christian Endeavor Society of the Friends Church offered an evening service program at the Evangelical Church last Sunday (24th).

    The following was the program:

    1. Mr. C. J. Moy, the presiding chairman called the meeting to order.

    2. A Southern Chinese vocal selection by the Chinese Choir.

    3. Prayer by Mr. K. H. Chin.

    4. A duet by W. Moy and C. J. Moy.

    5. Scripture reading by P. W. Moy.

    6. English hymn by the Chinese choir.

    7. Mr. T. N. Moy spoke on "God's impartial love."

    8. Male quartet number by P. Chin, C. S. Moy, Z. Moy and H. W. Moy.

    9. The brief story of a baptismal experience of a ninety-year-old man, by Dr. P. C. Moy.

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    10. Vocal solo with piano accompaniment by C. J. Moy.

    11. Reverend W. Moy preached on "Jesus our friend."

    12. A Chinese selection by the choir.

    13. Benediction by Reverend T. Z. Young.

    The Chinese Sunday School and Christian Endeavor Society of the Friends Church offered an evening service program at the Evangelical Church last Sunday (24th). The following was the program: 1. ...

    Chinese
    III C
  • Chinese Daily Times -- September 12, 1936
    The Opening of Chinese Sunday Schools

    All Chinese businessmen in the United States are handicapped due to the lack of proper knowledge of the English language. Those who are interested in learning English have accomplished little, due to lack of time.

    So for the benefit of the Chinese countrymen, the churches have established the Chinese Sunday Schools. Many have grasped the opportunity and consequently they have benefited by them. There are nine Chinese Sunday Schools in the various Chicago Churches and they are for the Chinese.

    According to Rev. T. Y. Li of the Chinese Christian Church, all Chinese Sunday Schools will begin classes on Sept. 13th- Sunday afternoon.

    All classes will be taught by Americans. And the text books are prepared 2by Rev. T. Y. Li.

    Aside from the Sunday School lessons there will be classes in English conversation, composition and grammar, etc. All lessons have both English and Chinese definitions.

    We wish all Chinese countrymen will utilize their precious moments to better themselves by attending one of the nine schools.

    Remember, its free to all and for further information, please write to the Chinese Christian Church on 22nd and Wentworth Avenue.

    All Chinese businessmen in the United States are handicapped due to the lack of proper knowledge of the English language. Those who are interested in learning English have accomplished little, ...

    Chinese
    III C, II B 2 f, I A 3
  • San Min Morning Paper -- September 28, 1937
    The Opening of a Chinese School by the Chinese Christian Association

    The Chicago Chinese Christian Association, during its board of directors' meeting, decided upon opening a Chinese school.

    Mr. H. P. Chiao has been invited to be the principal and Miss H. P. Hwang, the teacher. We have definite information that both Miss Hwang and Mr. Chiao have been teachers in San Francisco for many years.

    The opening date of the school will be October 1. All Chinese who are interested in their children's future and education should come to register as soon as possible The location will be at the Chinese Christian Church on 23rd Street and Wentworth Avenue, and the time is 6 P.M., October 1, 1937.

    The Chicago Chinese Christian Association, during its board of directors' meeting, decided upon opening a Chinese school. Mr. H. P. Chiao has been invited to be the principal and Miss ...

    Chinese
    II B 2 f, III C
  • San Min Morning Paper -- February 01, 1938
    A Chinese Sunday School Will Celebrate its Thirtieth Anniversary

    The Local Friends Church's Sunday School was established in 1908. With its 30 years record of excellent teaching methods, The Friends Church's Sunday School is considered one of the best English teaching schools in the city for the Chinese. Approximately one hundred Chinese have been baptized in this Church through the Sunday School.

    Last December the entire student body of the Sunday School decided upon celebrating its 30th anniversary on February 27th at 3:30 P. M. The program will be held in the Church Auditorium. We believe this program will interest many American and Chinese Christians, especially Chinese members of various Sunday Schools.

    The Local Friends Church's Sunday School was established in 1908. With its 30 years record of excellent teaching methods, The Friends Church's Sunday School is considered one of the best ...

    Chinese
    III C, II B 2 f
  • San Min Morning Paper -- April 13, 1938
    Distribution of Food by the Chinese Y.M.C.A. on Easter Sunday

    The local Chinese Y.M.C.A., has been distributing bread to the poor three times a week since 1933. During the period of five years many have been helped by it, and as a matter of fact, the Chinese Y.M.C.A., might be called the only relief agency in Chinatown.

    The fund is realized through voluntary contributions. For the benefit of those who should be in need of some material aid, may we add that an unusual amount of food will be distributed on the coming Easter Sunday.

    The local Chinese Y.M.C.A., has been distributing bread to the poor three times a week since 1933. During the period of five years many have been helped by it, and ...

    Chinese
    II D 10, III C, III E
  • San Min Morning Paper -- April 16, 1938
    Dr. (Miss) Mei-Yu Seh Speaks on Faster Sunday

    A grand Easter Sunday meeting will be held at the Chinese Christian Church on the 17th of April at 7:30 p.m. The Chinese Church choir and the Sunday School students will give a musical program and a dramatic performance on the life of Christ.

    Following the performance Dr. M. Y. Seh, general superintendent of a Shanghai hospital, will speak to the congregation. Dr. Seh is known in America as the first Chinese girl to receive an M. D. degree. She returned to China soon after her graduation and internship.

    In China, she established hospitals and schools both in Shanghai and Nanchong. At the time of her departure from Shanghai she was the general superintendant of the Shanghai Pah-Tah-Li Hospital.

    The hospital has been partly damaged by bombs since the Sino-Japanese War, and is now occupied by the Japanese soldiers.

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    The hospital staff - doctors and nurses - have left for the interior of China where they have continued their noble service to humanity.

    In the meantime, Dr. Seh in this country to solicit contributions from Americans who are interested in medical research in China. She will speak here at the Church in response to the invitation extended to her by the Chicago Chinese community.

    A grand Easter Sunday meeting will be held at the Chinese Christian Church on the 17th of April at 7:30 p.m. The Chinese Church choir and the Sunday School students ...

    Chinese
    III C, II D 10, III H, I G