Among the Churches

The members of First Church of Christ, Scientist, of this city were very happy yesterday (Sunday, January13). The occasion was the opening of their new hall and reading room in the Masonic Temple. The hall is a very hand some room, seated with the latest design of opera chairs, walls tinted in a rich glowing shade of buff, and aisles and platform carpeted with a soft, dark green and black Wilton velvet. The Readers' desk is a very fine piece of work done in oak, Corintian style. Two mottoes are emblazoned upon the walls, one from the Bible, immediately over the Readers' desk, and one on the south wall from the Christian Science text-book. Palms were used very effectively around the platform, roses and pinks in handsome jars adding their beauty and fragrance to the already pleasing effect.

The service was that usually followed in Christian Science churches, varied only by the reading of an address by the First Reader, Mrs. Florence F. Fullerton. The address was a greeting and also explanatory of the object of this old-new religious thought, giving Scriptural references and authority for the re-appearing of Truth until all shall know and love their neighbor as themselves; then in grateful phrase consecrating the new hall to the cause of Christian Science, the promulgation of Truth as taught thereby. address closed with congratulations and words of commendation to the members of the church and those interested with them, upon their growth individually, their progress and self-sacrificing devotion to God and their fellow-men.

Miss Florence Campbell sang the one hundredth Psalm, arranged by Jadassohn, her rich melodious voice making the selection a fitting close to a very impressive service.

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The Course of the Day
February 14, 1901

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