La Fayette, Ind.—First Church of Christ, Scientist, held its first service in the new church building at the corner of Columbia and Seventh streets on Sunday morning, Dec. 29. Having outgrown our room in the Crain property on South street, we rented U. V. L. hall on Main street last March, and have held services there while waiting for the remodeling of the new building (purchased in February) to be completed. The location is very desirable, and the colonial lines of the house, and the large pillars in front, give it an appearance which needed very little change to make it suitable for our purpose; but the interior has been completely transformed from apartments to a handsome auditorium. This place of worship, so harmonious in all its details, is a manifestation to us of gratitude inspired by the healing power of Truth in our midst.—Correspondence.

Boise, Idaho.—The Evening Capital News, in its New Year's edition, reviewing the progress of local church work, has the following to say concerning the Christian Science church: "This church was organized Dec. 28, 1898, as First Church of Christ, Scientist, of Boise, and incorporated under the laws of the state of Idaho, Dec. 29, 1898. After it was organized, its services were held in the G. A. R. hall. Its present church structure at 816 State street, which has a seating capacity of between two and three hundred, was erected in 1904. In anticipation of the growing need for more room, the church recently acquired a lot at the corner of Washington and Fourteenth streets. On this site, by the time the church outgrows its present building, which is now sometimes taxed to the limit, it is expected that a new structure will be erected."

Davenport, Iowa.—The recently completed Christian Science church on Kirkwood boulevard and Grand avenue is one of the most beautiful churches in the city. Services will be held there tomorrow morning [Jan. 5] for the first time. The estimated cost of the building is thirty-five thousand dollars. The ground on which it was built cost about six thousand dollars. The building is 90 x 85 feet and consists principally of an auditorium, which will seat between six and seven hundred people. The remainder of the building includes a spacious lobby and cloak-room, directors' rooms, reading-rooms, and readers' rooms. The Sunday school room is located in the basement.—Davenport Times.

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February 8, 1913

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