Among the Churches

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Springfield, Mass.—In 1912 the increase in attendance at Christian Science church services in Springfield necessitated either the removal of the organization of First Church of Christ, Scientist, from its present edifice at the corner of State and Orleans streets to larger quarters, or the formations of a new organizations. After examining the situation carefully it was decided that it would not be advisable to form a second church in Springfield until growth of interest in Christian Science would permit the creation of a larger and more permanent type of building for the present church. Accordingly it was decided temporarily to provide for the overflow of First Church by forming a Christian Science Society. In October, 1912, a Christian Science Society was formed and began to hold public services in Touraine Hall, 182 State street.

The steady growth of both organizations during the past three years encourages the belief on the part of Scientists that the time is not far distant when building operations on the new church edifice may be begun, though as yet no definite plans have been adopted. To facilitate cooperation to this end First Church of Christ, Scientist, recently invited the Christian Science Society to reunite with the church, which invitation it was announced last evening [Aug. 25] had been unanimously accepted by the society. Beginning Sunday the twenty-ninth, and for the time being, the united organizations will hold services as First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Touraine Hall, as this hall is the larger of the two auditoriums recently used by the two bodies.

October 9, 1915

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