Unity in Omaha

If not too late to chronicle an event which marks the onward progress of our cause in the West, I would like to make mention of one of the natural sequences of the breaking of bread to the sixty-seven students who assembled in Concord the twentieth of last November.

One of our number was called to this Love-feast, and before his return there was an influx of thought trending towards some change, soon to take place in our midst. It soon became evident to many what this change might be, so that as early as the fifth of December the body of students who had for more than eight years been holding regular services in the Bee Building came together to consider an invitation from First Church of Christ, Scientist, of Omaha, to unite with them in church worship.

Very little discussion seemed necessary. Thought was ripe for action. Any step that the interests of our cause demanded, all were ready to take. Laying aside all personal considerations, it was unanimously resolved that our association be disbanded, and that we make individual application for membership in First Church of Christ, Scientist. The following Wednesday evening meeting was the last held in the Bee Building. On the thirty-first of December the Reading Rooms were closed to the public, and all property of the association turned over to the church, the latter voting that all moneys be placed in a church building fund, already started by the children of the Sunday School.

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Jottings from China
February 23, 1899

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