Christian Endeavor

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Christian Endeavor,

association in evangelical Protestant Churches for strengthening spiritual life and promoting Christian activities among its members. The first Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor was started in 1881 by Dr. Francis E. ClarkClark, Francis Edward,
1851–1927, American Congregational clergyman, founder of Christian Endeavor. He was born of American parents in Aylmer, Que., and was graduated from Dartmouth College in 1873.
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 in Portland, Maine. Within a few years the organization had become not only interdenominational but international, and a world union was formed in 1895, with Clark as president. Started primarily as a youth movement, the association now includes all age groups and numbers in the millions. Many denominations are represented in the association's membership.
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She belonged to the First Congregational Church in Swampscott and the Christian Endeavor Society.
Instead of acknowledging public behavior that the church found offensive and then condemning McCusker to separation from the community, the church could have made the same acknowledgment of the public reality while exercising the mercy and forgiveness that we understand is at the core of the Christian endeavor.
Long before I was born (in December 1924), they were wonderful people, faithful, devout, loyal Presbyterians, but they were also strongly influenced by the global, evangelical, mission-oriented Christian Endeavor movement, which was not very conventional.
At some point, realizing that my faith must be more than just inherited, I began to examine all sorts of other beliefs that went far beyond the highly interdenominational spectrum exhibited by Christian Endeavor.
He and his wife were active members of the former Raymond Memorial Church in Millbury and Worcester County Christian Endeavor.
I hold two guiding images in this work: One is the awful moment of the denial of Jesus by Peter and the realization that the Christian endeavor survived; the other is that of Jesus at table with all of his disciples, including the denier, the betrayer and the doubter.
At least 40 volunteers, she said, donate their time to make the food pantry at Mary, Queen of the Rosary Parish on Maple Street a truly Christian endeavor.
They are the cloud of witnesses who bring the Beatitudes to life, the ultimate spiritual authorities who endow our Christian endeavors with integrity.

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