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Published for the
FEDERAL COUNCIL OF THE CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN AMERICA

by the
MISSIONARY EDUCATION MOVEMENT OF THE
UNITED STATES AND CANADA

NEW YORK

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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;
For prayer and conference;
To prepare a suitable message for the hour;
To plan and provide for works of mercy;
To plan and provide for the moral and religious

welfare of the army and navy;
To formulate Christian duties relative to consery-

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:
Home Missions Council,
Foreign Missions Conference of North Amer-

ica,
Federation of the Women's Boards of Foreign

Missions of the U. S.,
Council of Women for Home Missions,
International Committee of Young Men's

Christian Associations,
National Board of the Young Women's Chris-

tian Associations,
American Bible Society,
World Alliance for Promoting International

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,
FRANK Mason NORTH,

President.
CHARLES S. MACFARLAND,

General Secretary. New York, April 20, 1917.

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