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  • Onze Toekomst -- March 06, 1906
    [Young People's Societies Celebrate]

    On the occasion of the yearly celebration of the boys' and girls' societies of 111th Street, D. W. Jellema, president of the Boys' Society, was presented with a beautiful blanket on which was embroidered the names of about six hundred members of the First Christian Reformed Congregation.

    The blanket was made by the members of the Girls' Society.

    On the occasion of the yearly celebration of the boys' and girls' societies of 111th Street, D. W. Jellema, president of the Boys' Society, was presented with a beautiful blanket ...

    Dutch
    III C, III E
  • Onze Toekomst -- April 06, 1906
    The Girl's Society of the First Christian Reformed Church

    This organization celebrated last Thursday evening, its annual feast in the church on 14th Street, a feast that will long be remembered. Everything went unusually well. The church was filled by those who were interested, and no wonder! This organization does something and does that something well. It numbers twenty-nine members and at least two hundred beneficiary members. Anyone can be a beneficiary member, who pays at least $1 per year. That this organization of young girls can and will work and is true to the motto, "He who gives to the poor, loans to the Lord," has been proved during the past year by the setting aside of $25, for the foreign mission. And this year it has set aside $200, for the same purpose. The donations pay for the support of two Indian children in the mission station, Rehoboth, N. M. That is indeed an example worthy of following. The administration of that Society consists of the Rev. E. Breen, Honorary President; H. Bos, President, Miss Annie Mensinger, Vice-President, Miss Nellie Huiner, Secretary, Miss Dina Balk, Treasurer, and Miss Hatty Balk, Librarian.

    This organization celebrated last Thursday evening, its annual feast in the church on 14th Street, a feast that will long be remembered. Everything went unusually well. The church was filled ...

    Dutch
    III E, II D 10, III C
  • Onze Toekomst -- May 11, 1906
    An Honor-Dinner in the Auditorium Hotel

    We were requested to announce that on May 14th, there will be offered to the Committee and delegates to the Presbyterian Synod to be held at Des Moines, Iowa, an honor dinner. The delegates will be in Chicago next week.

    The dinner is important for us, because many Dutchmen will also take part. As we all know, much work is being done lately for the unification of the Reformed (Dutch Reformed) Church with the Presbyterians and some of the delegates labor especially for that purpose. And that is especially the reason why they wish to honor them with a dinner on their trip through Chicago.

    We were requested to announce that on May 14th, there will be offered to the Committee and delegates to the Presbyterian Synod to be held at Des Moines, Iowa, an ...

    Dutch
    III C
  • Onze Toekomst -- August 02, 1907
    Divine Worship Meetings Legal

    Mayor Busse refused to listen to the petition from some inhabitants in the neighborhood of Madison and Jefferson Streets, to forbid the religious meetings, which were held there during the last couple of days in the open.

    "If you people can stand the electric pianos in the saloons," the Mayor said; "than I do not understand, why these religious meetings are bothering you". And that was the end.

    We think the Mayor is right.

    Mayor Busse refused to listen to the petition from some inhabitants in the neighborhood of Madison and Jefferson Streets, to forbid the religious meetings, which were held there during the ...

    Dutch
    III C
  • Onze Toekomst -- October 18, 1907
    Conference of the Women's Missionary Society

    The Conference of the Women's Missionary Society, which was held Tuesday, at the First Reformed Church at Hastings Street, can be called a great success. Although the weather was bad, in the hearts of the hundreds present the sun was shining. All were gathered together to listen to reports in the interests of the mission. Three meetings were held, one in the morning, one in the afternoon and one in the evening. The speakers were well prepared. The great work of the mission, domestic as well as foreign, was discussed seriously.

    The speakers were, among others, Dr. Steunenberg of Roseland, Mrs. John S. Bussing, Mrs. Allen, Miss O. H. Lawrence and Dr. Ida Scudder. The first spoke on "The Returning Influence of Mission Work." Mrs. Bussing, Mrs. Allen, and Miss Lawrence spoke on "The great need in America, as well as in Foreign Cohntries, for the teaching of the Gospel." Dr. Ida Scudder (a name very dear amongst Dutch circles), gave a touching message about mission work in the Dutch-East- Indies.

    2

    There were representatives of eleven cities, and everyone returned home satisfied, with the wish in their hearts, that this conference will be followed soon by another.

    The Conference of the Women's Missionary Society, which was held Tuesday, at the First Reformed Church at Hastings Street, can be called a great success. Although the weather was bad, ...

    Dutch
    III C, III B 4
  • Onze Toekomst -- December 06, 1907
    Was Christ a Human Being?

    A simple question: Nevertheless one of our inhabitants put the question to the well known evangelist, Dr. Torrey. The inquirer admitted that the question was often discussed in his family whether the Saviour really was a live moving human being, or if he was a ghost whom people could not feel.

    Naturally, Dr. Torrey answered that Christ was a human being, "with the same emotions as ours, but without sin". But the incident makes a person doubtful, whether we are really living under the influence of the gospel.

    A simple question: Nevertheless one of our inhabitants put the question to the well known evangelist, Dr. Torrey. The inquirer admitted that the question was often discussed in his family ...

    Dutch
    III C
  • Onze Toekomst -- May 22, 1908
    Correspondence from Roseland

    Last Monday, in the 3rd Christian Reformed Congregation of the Roseland Section of Chicago, a Young Mens Association was organized. The elected members of the Committe were: Dr. W. Stuart, President; Miss M. Kleinhiuzen, Secretary; and Miss Johanna Dekker, Treasurer.

    Last Monday, in the 3rd Christian Reformed Congregation of the Roseland Section of Chicago, a Young Mens Association was organized. The elected members of the Committe were: Dr. W. Stuart, ...

    Dutch
    III C, III E
  • Onze Toekomst -- June 26, 1908
    Correspondence from Roseland

    The Reverend Father Broens, pastor of the Saint Willebrord's Church, died last Wednesday, in the Saint Bernard's Hospital at Englewood, after an illness of several months.

    The deceased was 64 years old. Reverend Broens received his education in The Netherlands, and after a short stay in Wisconsin, he came to Roseland, where he worked for many years with great success.

    Thursday morning, June 25, the requiem high mass was held, and the funeral will take place on Tuesday, June 30th.

    The Reverend Father Broens, pastor of the Saint Willebrord's Church, died last Wednesday, in the Saint Bernard's Hospital at Englewood, after an illness of several months. The deceased was 64 ...

    Dutch
    III C
  • Onze Toekomst -- October 09, 1908
    Meetings in the Interest of Home Mission Work

    On Tuesday and Wednesday, October 20 and 21, the various churches of the Reformed Church in and near Chicago will hold important public meetings in the interest of the Home Mission [Society's] work. Dr. J. B. Voorhees, general president [of the Society], Mr. William T. Demarest, Mrs. Allen, and Mrs. Page, all of New York, and Dr. S. Van der Werf of Pella, Iowa, [will speak].

    The meetings are scheduled as follows:

    Tuesday, October 20, at 2 P. M., a meeting at South Holland, at which the community of Dalton is invited to be present; speakers, Mrs. Page and Dr. Van der Werf.

    Tuesday, October 20, at 2 P. M., a meeting at Lansing; speakers, Dr. Voorhees and Mrs. Allen.

    2

    Tuesday, October 20, at 7:45 P. M., a meeting in Bethany Church, Roseland; speakers, Mr. William T. Demarest, Dr. J. B. Voorhees, Mrs. Page, and Mrs. Allen.

    Tuesday, October 20, at 7:45 P. M., in the church at Gano; speakers, Dr. Van der Werf and Mr. William T. Demarest.

    Wednesday, October 21, at 10 A. M., in the Y.M.C.A. Building at 153 La Salle Street; this meeting is intended as a general reception, at which teachers, workers, and interested persons will have a chance to become better acquainted with one other.

    Wednesday, October 21, at 2 P. M., in the Reformed Church of Irving Park; speakers, Mr. William T. Demarest and Mrs. Page.

    Wednesday, October 21, at 2 P. M., in the Reformed Church at Summit; speakers, Dr. Van der Werf and Mrs. Allen.

    3

    Wednesday, October 21, at 7:45 P. M., in the First Reformed Church on Hastings Street; speakers, Dr. Van der Werf, Mr. William T. Demarest, and Mrs. Page.

    Wednesday, October 21, at 7:45 P. M., in the First Reformed Church of Englewood; speakers, Dr. Voorhees and Mrs. Allen

    On Tuesday and Wednesday, October 20 and 21, the various churches of the Reformed Church in and near Chicago will hold important public meetings in the interest of the Home ...

    Dutch
    III C
  • Onze Toekomst -- October 09, 1908
    Dr. H Bavinck, Professor at the University, Amsterdam

    Dr. Bavinck and wife are this week the guests of our Dutch folks in Chicago. Both will have a busy time during their stay in this city. The nominating committee has planned the following program:

    Wednesday afternoon arrival by train at Englewood, whereupon the married couple will reside in the residence of Mrs. Broekstra of the First Reformed Congregation, and in the evening a reception will take place there.

    Thursday, accompanied by the members of the Englewood Committee, and their ladies, an automobile ride through the City, visiting the principal sights, In the evening, a sermon in the First Baptist Church, 63rd Street and Englewood Avenue.

    2

    Friday to the West-Side as guests of Dr. and Mrs. Breen of the First Christian Reformed Church; in the evening a lecture in the New American Hall, at 18th Street.

    Saturday to Roseland, where Dr. H. Bavinck will preach three sermons, and the following Monday night a lecture at the First Reformed Church at 107th Street.

    Dr. Bavinck and wife are this week the guests of our Dutch folks in Chicago. Both will have a busy time during their stay in this city. The nominating committee ...

    Dutch
    III H, II B 2 g, III C