Sunday, November 14, 2010

Little Light Bearers - a post for Church Record Sunday

This is an enrollment card for my aunt, Geraldine Mae Meinzen, for the Little Light Bearers class in her Sunday School at the Mineral Ridge Methodist Church in Mineral Ridge, Ohio.

The poem on the front reads:
"If every little child could see
Our Saviour's shining face,
I think that each one eagerly
Would run to His embrace.
Though black the hand, red, brown or white
All hearts are just the same:
Each one is precious in His sight,
Each one He calls by name."
The back of the card has spaces for signatures for receipt of money. Enrollment cost 25¢ per year and Geraldine was enrolled her 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years, 1920 through 1922 or 1923. The money was received from Mrs. Robert Meinzen, her mother, and given to Mrs. Sam Baldwin. I don't know why she wasn't enrolled after that. Perhaps they changed the cards or the program after her 4th year.

There is also a space for the baby's handprint on the back.

The information about the program reads, "The Little Light Bearers are auxiliary to the Women's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Payment should be made to the Local Treasurer. If no auxiliary exists, send directly to the Branch or Conference Treasurer."


  1. I like the picture on the card. It's different from most I've seen from those years. Maybe when she turned 5 she graduated to the kindergarden program.

  2. Perhaps the 4 years were paid at once and then the card was forgotten.


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