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1892 Christian Endeavor Young Peoples Society NYC Francis E Clark Conference

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1892 Christian Endeavor Young Peoples Society NYC Francis E Clark Conference

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1892 Young Peoples Society Christian Endeavor New York City Madison Square Garden Conference

This historic 119+ year old ORIGINAL vintage article, Christian Endeavor, was carefully removed from the Illustrated American, published in 1892. Article is 3 pages with 2 illustrations / engravings.  Page size is 9" x 12".  (IA00378)

Condition: Good Condition with some light toning and fading due to age. Pages have a couple of small closed tears.  See photos.

Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor

The first Christian Endeavor Society was formed in 1881 in Portland, Maine, under the direction of Francis E. Clark. The society was formed in order to bring youth to accept Christ and work for Him. The youth were shown that the church cared for young people. The Society enabled youth to express themselves while participating in useful tasks. It stressed a devoted, evangelistic spirit that was expressed in the Christian Endeavor pledge. Christian Endeavor created publications for youth, devised youth programs, and sponsored events. Christian Endeavor was maintained through private donations that often came from youth.

Christian Endeavor began as a small group of eager youth that met at the house of their minister. Within a year, six societies had formed. After two years, the number of societies had grown to fifty-six. The organization expanded rapidly as it grew from a single church society into a world movement. By the end of the 19th century, Christian Endeavor was in the headlines of many major American newspapers. Christian Endeavor took up many causes without apology; it was influential in supporting the temperance movement in the 1920s, as CE stood for family values. Christian Endeavor began extensive publications in 1886. World conventions were held to address major issues. In 1887, Francis E. Clark was elected president of the United Society, and in 1895 he was chosen as the World President of the Christian Endeavor Union. The admirable Clark held this position until his death in 1927. Daniel A. Poling then assumed the presidency. Christian Endeavor societies met at the state level for local control and met in World Conventions at intervals of three to six years. (World Conventions were held in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1937 and 1951.) The organization's world headquarters moved from Boston, Massachusetts, to Columbus, Ohio, in 1952. Christian Endeavor is still operating today throughout the world; their activities are widely reported on international and state Christian Endeavor Websites. (http://www.christianendeavor.com) (http://www.cemidatlantic.org) (http://www.cehawaii.org)
Williston Church in Portland Maine

Clark virtually created the concept of "youth ministry" by asking young people in his Williston Congregational Church to sign a two-page commitment. Previously youth had been classified with children and not considered capable of active Christian involvement.

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