Among the Churches

— Driven eastward by the expansion of the city, First Church of Christ, Scientist, has decided to move, and yesterday [Sept. 4] completed the purchase of the home of E. S. Rogers, president and treasurer of the English Woolen Mills Co. The property, including a fine large residence, is on the north side of Euclid avenue, near Abington road, and adjoins the Excelsior Club on the west. The land has 120 feet of frontage on Euclid avenue, and is 540 feet deep on one side and 403 feet deep on the other. First Church, which was the first Christian Science organization in Cleveland, built its present edifice at Cedar Avenue S.E. and East 46th street about fourteen years ago. At that time most of the members lived within a short radius of that location. During the past few years many of the members have moved eastward. — Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Santa Paula, Cal.—The opening services of the new church building erected by the Christian Science Society will be held Sunday, Sept. 13. The history of the local Christian Science Society follows closely that of very many other localities,—a few earnest followers of Mrs. Eddy meeting together in private homes to study the weekly Lesson-Sermon, then meeting for a time in some public place, in this instance services being held for some time in the Sunday school room of the Universalist church. Then, growing in numbers, the Odd Fellows Hall was rented for the Sunday and Wednesday meetings. The society was organized in July, 1912, and has continued to grow in numbers and influence.

The lot on 6th and Pleasant was bought and the present building erected entirely by the voluntary contributions, really thank-offerings, of those who have received benefits from the teachings of Christian Science. As is customary with the denomination, dedicatory services will not be held until the building is entirely free from debt. At present, the seating capacity is for seventy-two, but one hundred can be accommodated if necessary. —Santa Paula Chronicle.

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The Lectures
November 14, 1914

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