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When the call came to establish First Church of Christ, Scientist, Roxbury, Mass., there came also a recognition of the fact that through our dear Leader's self-sacrificing labors, a great and blessed privilege had come to us to work with renewed energy, and in a more general way for the Cause. We were to unite in bringing out more of the Love which has no sense of fear, and that "seeketh not her own," thus to establish in each heart the true foundation of Church. ("Our Church is built on the divine Principle, Love."—Science and Health, p. 35.)

We organized January 28, 1899, with one hundred members, all of whom were members of the Mother Church. Since that time others have been added, and to-day our total membership is two hundred and thirteen. Our first Sunday service was held February 12, 1899, in Fauntleroy Hall, Wenonah Street, Roxbury. Our seating capacity at that time was about two hundred and fifty. Our growth has been steady, and to meet the need of more room, the hall was enlarged a year ago, and will now hold between five and six hundred. This enlargement was made possible through the demonstration of the members of the church and the Sunday School scholars, in a few weeks, at a cost of about four thousand dollars.

May 1, 1902

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