Rutherford, N. J. —Sunday morning, Nov. 17, the new church building of First Church of Christ, Scientist, at Park and Newell avenues, was opened for services. The site of the edifice, which has just been completed, was purchased by the church March 22, 1909. This church is the natural outgrowth of the understanding of the presence and power of "God with us." A Christian Science practitioner had removed from New York and made her home in Rutherford. On the 10th of February, 1905, a resident of Rutherford called upon this practitioner to ask if it was possible for her daughter to be healed. This daughter had been an invalid for ten years and was a great sufferer; she had undergone five surgical operations and was about to submit to another one, with no assured hope of complete restoration to health. This mother was told that "with God all things are possible." The daughter was treated the same day and was quickly healed, and since then has enjoyed excellent health. Others came and were healed with the result that the Bible lessons were studied weekly at the home of the practitioner, until it was felt that a public place of worship should be secured. Just six years ago the first Christian Science service was held in Ruckstuhl hall, and on Jan. 28, 1907, a church was incorporated with twenty-three members and seven pupils in the Sunday school.

As it was found impossible to hold Wednesday evening meetings, and have a reading-room at Ruckstuhl hall, a large room on the ground floor of the Franklin building was secured. On Dec. 29, 1907, services were held there, and on the New Year's eve following, the first Wednesday evening meeting. Services were continued in this room, with increasing numbers and growth in the understanding of Christian Science, until May, 1912, when the place of meeting was changed to 122 Park avenue, awaiting the completion of the new church edifice.—Rutherford Republican.

December 28, 1912

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