Annie Ware

“REPORT OF THE SUNDAY SCHOOL

The number of scholars now in the school is 130: the number of teachers 47. A teachers’ meeting is held once each fortnight on Friday at four o’clock. These meetings are always open to all in the society who care to listen to a discussion of the work of the Sunday School. It is of the nature of a Bible Class. The hour of the School was changed in the autumn from three P.M. to a quarter of ten A.M. A gentleman from the senior class of the Divinity School in Cambridge has been engaged this year to assist in the superintendence of the school. The Library last year underwent a careful examination, a large number of questionable books being thrown out. Nearly an equal number of new books, selected almost wholly from the catalogue of the Ladies’ Commission, were added. Contributions are taken up in the school for the Children’s Mission. The sum this year it is hoped will be about one hundred dollars. The Children’s Christmas Festival has resulted in adding largely to the stores of Mr. Briggs, the Agent of the Roxbury Charitable Society. Instead of distributing gifts to our own children they have been asked to bring useful gifts, groceries, clothing, &c which have been given to Mr. Briggs. Large numbers of toys have also been sent to the Rev. Mr. William Bradley’s Mission in Heath Street. The officers of the School are

Superintendent, Rev. J. G. Brooks. …

Teachers.

Miss Annie Ware,…”

Referemce Data:

History of the First Church in Roxbury, Massachusetts, 1630 to 1904, by Walter Eliot Thwing, 1906, page 356


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