While ten more or less strongly entrenched religious organizations are carrying on their work in Maryville in a manner which brings them each week with much prominence before the public, a tiny band of men and women is worshiping after the dictates of the consciences of its members, and without effort or wish to attract attention from outsiders, unless those non-attendants by their own expressed wish appear desirous of learning of this society's work and purpose and achievements.

This little organization, the smallest religious body in Maryville, and the one least known to the members of other churches of the city, is the Christian Science society, which meets regularly twice a week in the recital hall of the Maryville conservatory on South Buchanan Street.

The reason for the workings of this denomination being almost a sealed book to outsiders is supposed to result from the fact that the members seldom seek out persons in no way interested in the doctrines of Christian Science in an effort to make proselytes, as do other religious organizations. Instead, the Scientists go quietly about their church work, extending cordial invitations to their services only to those who evince an interest in the Christian Science teachings.

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Testimony of Healing
In September 1900, I first learned of Christian Science
December 29, 1906

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