AMONG THE CHURCHES

The edifice of Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist, of Chicago, 4840 Madison Avenue, was dedicated Sunday, Feb. 24. The three services which were held, at 10.45 in the morning, 3.30 in the afternoon, and 7.30 in the evening, were exactly alike, and at these services there was no departure from the usual simple form, except that just before the singing of the second hymn a letter written to Mrs. Eddy by a committee from the Boards of Directors and Trustees was read, and in place of making the usual announcements, the First Reader, Mr. John Stuart Coonley, gave a short church history and dedicatory address. The simplicity and sweetness of the service was remarked by many. At the three services there was a total attendance of more than three thousand persons. This church was organized Jan. 9, 1903, with 273 members, and held its first service in a rented hall Sunday, Jan. 11 of the same year. On July 28, 1904, ground was broken for the edifice just dedicated, the corner-stone was laid Oct. 8, 1904, and the first service was held in the completed building Aug. 20, 1905, at which time the membership was 494 and has since increased to 618. The Sunday School in connection with the church was opened Jan. 11, 1903, with an enrolment of 49 children, which has increased to 229 at the present date.—Correspondence.

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