Among the Churches

Several years ago a few seekers after Truth began meeting at private houses for the study of the Quarterly Bible Lessons, and two Readers were chosen as soon as there were two of their number who were members of the Mother Church. Numbers increased so that in October, 1899, a small hall on one of the principal streets was hired and furnished. The attendance, from fifteen to twenty-five, would have been larger had several of our number not moved away. October 1, 1901, the only members here of the Mother Church, five in all, met and organized First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Dover, and received papers of incorporation from the state.

God has cared for this little church, and by the Christ-love and unity of its Directors and members the claims of error, which would separate and scatter this planting of the Lord, are being proved powerless, and new members have been added at each communion.

In obedience to the new By-law relative to the change in Readers, new Readers were at once chosen and the change made on the second Sunday after the notice appeared in the Sentinel. Success has followed obedience. September 1, 1902, a Christian Science Reading Room was opened for the public in the same room in which the services were held. Soon finding this room inadequate, two adjoining rooms in the Post Office Building, one for auditorium and the other for a reading room, were leased for a term of years. These rooms are furnished, without debt, in good taste, and are convenient for all our present needs. Surely divine Love has opened the way for all blessings.

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The Sky of the Heart
December 4, 1902

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