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The Building Fund
We have been advised of the circulation of a rumor that the total amount necessary for the completion of the new edifice of the Mother Church in Boston is "promised or pledged," and that the Field is therefore released from the necessity of sending further contributions to the Treasurer. If those who are responsible for the circulation of this rumor intend that the phrase "promised or pledged" shall be understood as meaning that the resolution adopted at the Annual Meeting in 1902 has received the ratification of the membership at large, no fault will be found with this statement; but the assertion that there is no need of further contributions cannot be reconciled with this view. The resolution adopted in 1902 reads as follows: "Recognizing the necessity for providing an auditorium for the Mother Church that will seat four or five thousand, and acting in behalf of ourselves and the Christian Scientists of the world, we agree to contribute any portion of two million dollars that may be necessary for this purpose." This resolution is a promise or pledge and has been so recognized by Christian Scientists throughout the world, and they are loyally fulfilling the obligation which they so cheerfully and voluntarily assumed ; it is therefore a matter of considerable surprise that rumors such as the one referred to can pass current among Christian Scientists who are readers of the Sentinel, and have been informed through its columns of the true status of the Building Fund. Why these rumors arise and are passed from one to another should be obvious to every Christian Scientist.
The substance of the Treasurer's report to the Annual Meeting was published in the Sentinel of July 2, and the figures therein given, show that there is still need for further contributions. As soon as the need ceases, official notification to that effect will be given to our readers: and in the mean time, there should be no cessation of our efforts. Other interests should not be allowed to interfere with this endeavor. The building operations are progressing rapidly and stisfactorily, and the Treasurer's report shows that he has a large sum of money on hand, but this is necessary in order that the work may continue with the same dispatch as heretofore.
The statement has often been made that if there were no Mother Church, there could be no branch churches; just as there could be no branches to a tree without a trunk to support them. This statement will bear repeating many times, because it so truly indicates the relation of the Mother Church to its branches, and because the seeming importance of local conditions may at times blind our people to the unity and universality of the Cause.
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The Conclusion Reached by Eminent Philosophers
EDWARD P. BATES.
MATTIE J. DE LANO.
J. EDWARD SMITH.
The Relation of Science and Health to the Bible
J. E. FELLERS.
CLARA L. DOANE.
What the People Say
Albert E. Miller
In spite of the contemporary theory relative to microscopic...
W. D. McCrackan
Christian Scientists do not promise specific results to their...
Richard P. Verrall
Harry Wakelyn with contributions from Minot O. Simons, Edward A. Kimball, Herman A. Heydt
MRS. EDDY TAKES NO PATIENTS
A Loving Gift
Editor with contributions from Mary Hatch Harrison, Mary B. G. Eddy
Letters to our Leader
Editor with contributions from Louis H. Buckshorn, Elma P. Jones, W. N. Miller, E. Blanche Ward
For a good many years of my life I was a member of an...
Frank M. Scofield
I knew nothing of Christian Science until four years ago...
It is nearly eight years since I was healed in Christian Science
Jecilia M. Pearse
I came into Christian Science seven years ago
Lida C. Rogers
From childhood I never knew what perfect health was...
Nina B. Spain
I feel that it is time for me to make some acknowledgment...
When I took up the study of Christian Science nearly...
Martha E. Porter
A number of years since I was healed by Christian Science...
M. L. C. with contributions from Charron
From our Exchanges
with contributions from Stephen A. Chase
A Word from Mr. Chase
Stephen A. Chase