No Large Gathering in Boston This Year

In view of the fact that a general attendance of the members of The Mother Church at the Communion and Annual Meeting in Boston entails the expenditure of a large amount of money, and the further fact that it is important that the Building Fund of The Mother Church should be completed as early as possible, it has been decided to omit this year the usual large gathering in Boston, and to ask the members to contribute to the Building Fund the amount which they would have expended in such an event.

We all know of the loving self-sacrifices which have been made by many of the branch churches in transferring to this Fund the money which had been collected for the purpose of building church homes of their own, and it will thus be seen that the course suggested will not only hasten the completion of The Mother Church, but will also advance the erection of many branch churches, and we therefore feel sure that all Christian Scientists will gladly forego a visit to Boston at this time in order to contribute more liberally to the Building Fund, and thereby aid the progress of our Cause throughout the world. The seeming sacrifices which Christian Scientists have made in their generosity toward The Mother Church have been many, but they have each brought a blessing, and this further sacrifice of the anticipated pleasure of a visit to Boston will bring its blessing also. When all our members are privileged to meet in the completed edifice for which they have labored and loved, the joy of the occasion will amply repay them for what they have given up, and they will realize the fulfilment of the Scripture, "Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it."

Moral Instruction
May 27, 1905

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