First United Presbyterian Philathea Class (Lawrence, MA)

philatheaThe library owns one autograph book from 1934.

The Philathea Class is an international, interdenominational organization of Bible classes for young women.  “Philathea” is a Greek word meaning. “Lover of Truth.” As an international organization for women it was known as “The World Wide Philathea Union”, and charters of membership were issued to individual churches, with annual dues of $1.00 per member. Its platform was based on the following description; “young women at work for young women with all standing by the Bible and the Bible School.”

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