Sunday, August 17, 2014

Church Record Sunday: Revival Meeting (then and now)


Alexandria Gazette
August 28, 1867

Letter from Prince William County.

DUMFRIES, August 21 -- We have had for the last ten days a very interesting revival here in the M. E. Church, South, under the ministry of our circuit preacher, the Rev. Wm. G. Hancock.  He labored zealously, and great interest was manifested by the people generally.  There were a number of penitents of whom about forty professed religion, and thirty-one joined the church.  It was certainly a very interesting meeting, and called our recollection to old times.  There is no other news of general interest in the county.  Everything is quiet.  The corn crop is looking well.  B.B.

Alexandria Gazette
January 13, 1876

REVIVAL OF RELIGION AT MANASSAS -- A correspondent writing from the town of Manassas to the Washington Republican says:  -- "The week of prayer has been a season of great religious profit.  The Methodist Episcopal and Presbyterian churches united and held the meetings alternatively in their respective places of worship.  The fourth quarterly meeting from Prince William circuit was held at Manassas Saturday and Sabbath.  The Presbyterian services were suspended, and the congregation attended the Methodist Episcopal Church.  The sum of $432 was secured in subscriptions on Sabbath morning for the liquidation of the indebtedness on the building.  This squares old accounts.  We want about $175 more to suitably fit up and furnish the Sunday school and lecture rooms.  The members of the church have contributed liberally for persons so limited in their means."

Richmond Times Dispatch
September 26, 1915

Revival services began at the Manassas Baptist Church on last Monday night.  Dr. Baker, of Leesburg, is conducting the meeting, assisted by Rev. H. L. Quarles.


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