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Merionethshire Congrega- tional Association. QUARTERLY ASSEMBLY. The Quarterly Assembly of the Merionethshire Congregational Union was held at Ganllwyd Chapel, near Dolgelley, last week. The business conferences on Tuesday were under the presidency of Mr. David Lloyd (Llanegryn). The following grants to churches were voted by the Church Aid Society of the UnionHarlech, £ 17; Rhydywernen (Bala), E4; Llwvngwril, Z7 10s.; Cynwyd (Corwen), P-10; Borthwnog (Dol- gelley), £ 10; Arthog (Barmouth), E5; Glyndyfr- dwy, £10; Llanegryn, £ 5; and a special grant of £ 5 towards paying the debt upon the Borthwnog Chapel.— Mr. J. R. Evans, late of the Aberystwyth University College, was received a member of the union upon his settlement as minister of the church at Pennal.—A letter was voted transferring the Rev. W. Davies, of Abergynolwyn, to the South Carnarvonshire Union on his removal to Llan- iestyn.—It was suggested that the profits derived from the sale of the Cronicl," edited by the Revs. W. Kenion Thomas and Professor T. Rhys, were in future to be given towards the weaker churches of the denomination. A resolution commending the magazine to the churches was passed.—Mr. W. Foulkes-Jones (Corwen) was elected to represent the Union on the Board of Directors of the London Missionary Society.—A vote of condolence with the relatives of the late Principal Edwards was passed. Mr. W. Foulkes-Jones (Corwen), called the attention of the Conference to the movement for raising the sum of £ 10,000 by the time of the annual meetings of the Welsh Congregational Union, to be held at Portmadoc in Julv, and a resolution was passed urging the churches to make their collections towards the fund forthwith- The Secretary (the Rev. J. Pritchard, Cynwyd) read a communication from the Committee of the Llansannan Congregational Church stating that it was proposed to erect a new chapel there in memory of the late Rev. Dr. William Rees (Gwilym Hiraethog). A resolution was unanimously passed urging the .churches to make collections towards the Llansannan Chapel. The Rev. J. Pritchard (Cynwyd) presented applications from churches for loans from the Twentieth Century Fund towards enlarging chapels and erecting schoolrooms. The application of the church at Trawsfynydd for L200 and of the church of Pennal (Machynlleth) for E150 were commended to the Forward Movement Committee. It was decided to hold the next Assembly at Festiniog on the 6th and 7th of June, in connection with the annual preaching Cymanfa. Special sermons were delivered at the public services on Wednesday, by the Revs, D. Roberts (Llanuwchllyn), E. Evans (Llanegryn), J. R. Evans (Pennal), J. D. Owen (Trawsfvnydd), H. W. Parry (Aberllefenni), John Pritchard (Cvnwyd), J. Hughes (Tanygrisiau), T. Talwyn Phillips (Bala), and Ivan T. Davies (Llandrillo), the latter preaching the topical sermon on Christianity and War," the subject chosen by the Union.