As the members of the Reading Room Association have realized its oneness with the parent Vine, The Mother Church, and its place in this vigorous branch, First Church of Christ, Scientist, of New London, Conn., greater activity has been manifested in every department of its work. This mental activity has resulted in increase in membership; in larger sales of literature; in an increase in the treasury; in gifts; in visitors; and in a beautiful, harmonious Reading Room, a more fitting type of the consciousness for which the Association stands. All who have worked in spiritual cooperation in this Association feel a deep sense of gratitude to God, to our Leader, Mrs. Eddy, and to all those who have had a part in this demonstration.

Among the items of special interest are the sales of literature, which have greatly increased during the past year, the most notable being that of Science and Health, the periodicals, and the pamphlets. More than twice as many Quarterlies are now required for the strangers who attend our church services. During the past few months it has also been our privilege to have on sale magazines containing articles favorable to Christian Science, which have met with a ready sale. Several copies of Science and Health and Mrs. Eddy's other works have been loaned during the year, proving that there is a demand for the circulating library we are about to establish. The Association has received a gift of two copies of Science and Health from a friend, as an expression of gratitude for the benefit received by him through Christian Science, to place upon the shelves of this library. Two copies of Science and Health have also been placed in the public library, and the library subscription to the Journal has been renewed. Nearly three thousand papers and magazines containing articles favorable to Christian Science have been distributed in and about New London.

January 4, 1908

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