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Tf)e IZewpoiff ;l?res6yferian. ORDER OF SERVICES. HAVELOCK STREET. Sunday—10 15 a.m. ...... Prayer Meeting 11 a.m. & 6.30 p.m....... Preaching 2 30 p.m. .... ...... School 3 pm. ... ... Men's Service Communion—First Sunday in the month. Monday—7.15 pm.......... Prayer Meeting S.15p.m.......... C. E. Society Tuesday—6.30 p.m. 7.30 p.m.... Wednesday—3.30 p.m. 7.30 p.m. 8.30 p. m Thursday—7.30 p.m. Band of Hope Teachers' Class Dorcas Society Church Meeting Singing Practice Boys' Brigade CAERLEON ROAD. Sunday—11 a.m. & 6.30 p.m....... Preaching 2.30 p.m............. School 3__4 p.m. ...... Adult Bible Class Communion—First Sunday in the month. Monday—7.30 p.m. ...... Prayer Meeting Tuesday—2.30 p.m. ...... Mothers'Meeting 7 p.m. .. ...... Band of Hope 8 p.m. ... Y.P.S. Christian Endeavour 8 p.m. " Hope of Maindee " Good Templars Lodge Wednesday—7.30 p.m....... Church Meeting Thursday—7.30 p.m....... Boys'Brigade 7.30 p.m....... Choir Practice MONTHLY NOTES. (December, 1896. 'E are glad that we are not to die. The Newport Presbyterian has yet a mission, and is immortal till that is accomplished. Friends have rallied round us in great numbers, bearing kindest testimony to the usefulness of the Magazine, and offering help towards its con¬ tinuance. This is cheering and marvellously reviving. We shall not die. We are going to live, and work, and prosper. The Church in Havelock Street has taken the matter up. A Magazine Committee has been appointed, and they have already met. Mr. E W. Jones has been appointed Treasurer, and Mr. M. Macpherson, Secre¬ tary. All the financial arrangements will henceforth be made by this committee. They will also act as a Publishing Department. The two standing difficulties of the past will thus be met-Finance and Publication. The Magazine can be made to yield a goodly profit. We hope to reduce our expenses considerably, to in¬ crease our circulation, and to insert more advertise¬ ments. This done, we shall reap a literally golden harvest. By 'wise management, by cordial co-opera¬ tion, let us ever seek this end. Will our readers help us ? Let us work well together. While upon this matter, we have a suggestion to make. A profit ought to be made during 1897. W7hat shall we do with it ? We understand that the members of the Dorcas Society have a fund of about £25, the profits of two J umble Sales. They are intending to devote that to the liquidation of the Chapel Debt. All praise to them for the thought. We have in Havelock Street a Chapel Debt of £550. As long as this remains, it is an excuse for no more aggressive work. "The debt! the debt ! the debt ! " To remove this will be a blessing indeed, and we congratulate the Dorcas Society upon their excellent purpose. Will the Maga¬ zine Committee join them, and devote their profits to the same fund ? The Jumble Sale, as will be seen in another column, was a very great success. The sale of 1895 was a sur¬ prising success ; but this of 1896 surprised us more. The number of visitors and customers was greater, and a higher profit was realized. Verily like a swarm of bees the customers fell upon the offered goods, and in an incredibly short time the stalls were practically cleared. No words are needed to recommend this way of both helping the poor and profiting ourselves. The motto of the Dorcas Society is good—"We give nothing for nothing." The members of the Mothers' Meeting are not pauperised. They pay for all they get, and are thus helped without being degraded. We should be glad if the membership of the Dorcas Society were increased. There are several sisters who could give great help if they joined, and cither attend the Sewing Meetings on Wednesday afternoons or ask for work to be done at home. If they only reflected a little, they would see that they could in this quiet