AMONG THE CHURCHES

CURRENT NOTES.

Melbourne, Australia. —A correspondent who has recently returned to Melbourne, Australia, after a visit in Boston, writes us as follows: "We stopped off at Honolulu for a month and visited the Christian Science church, and were able to help them quite a good deal with our testimonies and experience in the work. We also visited the Christian Scientists in Auckland, New Zealand. They were very much pleased to hear of our visit to Boston and the great growth of the cause. Our own church in Melbourne is growing very rapidly; the attendance is increasing and we can see the growth of spiritual understanding. The hall is almost full on Wednesday nights, and since our return the proposal has been made that we take definite steps toward acquiring a church building. It was adopted unanimously, and it was decided to devote the collection on the first Sunday of the month to that purpose. The first Sunday there was a splendid response and members have taken quite a live interest in the matter. We had one donation of twenty-five hundred dollars."

Hot Springs, Ark.—The Christian Scientists of this city, having outgrown their former quarters at 127 Central avenue, have leased through their board of directors the church building standing on the corner of Quapaw and Prospect avenue, formerly known as the First Baptist church, and expect to establish permanent headquarters there. The building has been leased for a period of three years, with the option of extending the lease at the end of that time. The owners are making every improvement necessary to the comfort and convenience of the congregation. The Christian Scientists say that since the establishment of the organization here, three years ago, the interest and numbers have grown rapidly, and this growth has necessitated the finding of more spacious quarters.

September 21, 1912
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