At each of the three services at Second Church of Christ, Scientist, Sixth Street and Moffet Avenue, yesterday [Jan. 19] the new chapel was crowded. The seating capacity is two hundred and fifty. The new edifice was greatly admired by everybody attending the services. Its beauty of construction is founded so well upon the classic antique that the visitor seems to see transplanted one of the old Roman-Greek temples in composite form. The addition of modern ideas is accomplished without destroying the fine effect of the general construction plan. The edifice has a gently sloping floor, a feature that was generously complimented, and the interior decorations are in admirable taste throughout.—Joplin Daily Globe.

Negotiations were completed to-day [Jan. 4], in a deal begun a few days ago, whereby First Church of Christ, Scientist, becomes the owner of the W. F. Woodruff homestead at 515 North Main Street. The considerations for the land was in the neighborhood of eight thousand dollars. No definite time has been fixed for the starting of work on the new building. The site is considered an ideal one by members of the church. It was selected after the committee had viewed a number of desirable places, one or two in the immediate vicinity. The church has gone about its work quietly, and not until to-day was the information vouchsafed as to the object in the deal just concluded. While plans are yet in an indefinite stage, it is the intention to erect one of the prettiest churches in the State. The need of larger quarters has been felt by the society for some time. The Sunday audiences number one hundred and twenty-five persons or over, and the average attendance at the mid-week meetings is fully one hundred, which indicates the growth of the faith in Rockford.

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February 22, 1908

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