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Church Record Sunday: To Welcome Bishop Hendrix

Richmond Times Dispatch
2 August 1916


Methodists of Prince William Will Hold Jubilee on Bull Run Battle Field

Manassas, Va., August 1. -- The Methodists of Prince William County are planning to hold an impromptu jubilee on Tuesday, August 8, on the Bull Run battle field to welcome Bishop Hendrix, senior bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, who is coming to Manassas as the guest of Lieutenant George Carr Round.  Bishop Hendrix and Lieutenant Round were fellow-students fifty years ago at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn.

Bishop Hendrix being a warm advocate of a reunion of the Methodist Churches, Bishop Cranston, senior bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was invited to attend this reception, to be held on the battle field, which was the scene of the first reunion of the Blue and Gray.  Bishop Cranston's ill health rendered it impossible for him to journey from Michigan to Manassas, and he has designated Rev. John F. Goucher, of Baltimore, to represent him at the jubilee.

The jubilee committee includes Charles R. McDonald, president of the National Bank of Manassas, and Lieutenant Round, associate chairman, and five Methodist ministers, Revs. E. A. Roads and Jacob Halpenny, of Manassas; C. K. Millican, of Gainesville; C. W. Mark of Nokesville, and G. T. Tyler of Fairfax County.

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