Christian Endeavor

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The Young People’s Society of Christian Endeavor, founded in 1881 in Portland, Maine, was a national, non-denominational Protestant church youth organization, the precursor to later denominational youth fellowship programs. The Christian Endeavor Society published pamphlets, study guides, hymnbooks and planned programs and large scale gatherings for youth and young adults of every Protestant denomination. Schutz students in the 1920s and ‘30s were carrying on a tradition their parents had been part of as youth and young adults growing up in the United States prior to WWI. The programs at Schutz tool place on Sunday evenings, planned and led by the students and sometimes by adults of the Egypt Mission who lived in Alexandria, or by parents visiting their children, or adults visiting the Egypt Mission and stopping at the school.