Among the Churches

The annual business meeting of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Dayton O., was held Tuesday evening October 1, 1901. The meeting was opened by singing hymn No. 161, "Shepherd, show me how to go" by Mary Baker G. Eddy. After the reading of a Scriptural selection from 1 Chronicles and correlative passages from "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," the First Reader said in part:—

"There is one thought in the Scripture lesson,—the building of the temple,—that is specially impressive to me. 'Then the people rejoiced, for what they offered willingly, because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the Lord; and David, the king, also rejoiced with great joy.' We are building not in brick and stone but we are mentally laying a foundation that will enable us some day to build even a material structure. So now let also be said of us that we give willingly, not only of our means financially but of our time and talents as well. Let us ask ourselves the question, did we ever give a dollar to this cause of Christ that we have not received much more in return? Are we not bettered morally, spiritually, financially? Are we not more prosperous in every way than ever before? Not only have the blessings we have received come from the hand of God, but the means also which we have contributed. We have only given to God of His own. and for all this we are thankful.

"The hands on the dial of time inform us that another year has passed. We are again called upon at this annual meeting to take such steps as will best promote the growth of our church, at least for the coming year. The past year has been one of prosperity. We have carried many additional burdens and expenses. It has been a year of harmony, a year of demonstration, a year of shifting, a year of building on solid masonry, and for this we are truly grateful."

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Members Admitted to the Mother Church
November 14, 1901

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