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To the Members of the Federal Council of the Churches
of Christ in America: Dear Brethren:
Upon recommendation of the Administrative Committee and by subsequent vote of the Executive Committee, which actions were taken in response to overtures from local federations, ministerial associations, and other elements of the constituency of the Federal Council, a special meeting of the Federal Council is hereby called,
To be held at Washington, D. C., Tuesday and
Wednesday, May 8 and 9;
welfare of the army and navy;
ing the economic, social, moral, and spiritual
forces of the nation. The meeting to be constituted as follows: The full membership of the Federal Council in
executive session; Vice-Presidents, members of Executive, Admin
istrative, and Washington Committees, Commissions and Committees, and representatives of local federations, as corresponding members.
Five representatives each, for joint conference,
from the following organizations:
Missions of the U. S.,
Friendship through the Churches. It is proposed that part of the sessions shall be executive and part of them in joint conference with these related bodies.
The Executive Committee earnestly hopes that the constituent denominations will be represented by their complete membership in the Council for an occasion of momentous significance such as the churches of Christ in America have never before been called upon to consider.
Faithfully your servants,
General Secretary. New York, April 20, 1917.