Among the Churches

Current Notes

Honolulu, Hawaii. —March 1 was mortgage burning day for Honolulu First Church of Christ, Scientist. It is not recorded that the mortgage was burned, but it could have been, as on that date the final payment was made for the purchase of the lot at the corner of Wilder avenue and Kewalo street, where the new church building of this organization will be erected. The lot was bought last July [1914] at a cost of seven thousand dollars. The church had at that time a building fund of twenty-eight hundred dollars, and an additional seventeen hundred dollars was contributed from various sources, so that the first payment was forty-five hundred dollars. The collections each month in the church and Sunday school have been applied on the mortgage of the church lot. These, with voluntary contributions, made possible the wiping out of the debt on March 1. The next work is to assemble the fund for the twenty thousand dollar church building planned for the lot. Already several hundred dollars has been accumulated for that purpose. —Star-Bulletin.

Akron, Ohio.—Located on what is generally conceded to be the prettiest building site in the city, and rising slowly tier upon tier of subdued buff tapestry brick and art stone, is appearing the new church edifice of First Church of Christ, Scientist, on the corner of Fir street and Buchtel avenue. This building is about 60 by 96 feet, with basement and main auditorium floors. The main auditorium with its balcony will have a capacity to seat more than six hundred people.

The Lectures
August 21, 1915

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