It is almost five years since Christian Science was introduced...

Bellefonte Republican, Pa.

It is almost five years since Christian Science was introduced in this county by an ardent believer and worker for the cause of Christ-Truth, Miss Rebecca Parry of Scranton, Pa., who is a member of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, of Boston, commonly known as the Mother Church. This church has a membership of over eleven thousand.

The building is a magnificent one, being built of granite, at a cost of nearly a quarter of a million dollars. The Cause is rapidly spreading, the movement having over a million followers with over three hundred organized churches. New York city has four churches, Philadelphia two, Washington, D. C., one, Buffalo, two; and recently churches were dedicated in Canada and Chicago. The Chicago church cost $107,000. Christian Science was little known, and in fact not heard of, by the majority of people in this vicinity five years ago, but now there are many who can testify of having been healed by the Christ-Truth,—by the understanding of what truth is as per Jesus' words: "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." And to study the word in search of Truth a number have for the past few years met each Sunday to study the Scriptures in this new light, and finally have fitted up a room in the residence of J. C. Bierley, West Main Street, as their place of worship. Having notified those who are friendly to the cause that the time had come when they would organize, with invitations to join, they met accordingly last Sunday and were organized into a church to be known as First Church of Christ, Scientist, of Howard, Pa. This church will be considered, as are all others, a branch church of the Mother Church. There are many inquiries as to Christian Science and its methods by those who have heard of its wonderful healing. Those now desiring information can procure the same by writing to Secretary First Church of Christ, Scientist, Howard, Pa. All services are public; no one is excluded, but all are cordially invited to attend.—Bellefonte Republican, Pa., August 25, 1898.

September 8, 1898

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