Annual Meeting of The Mother Church

Gratitude for a year of unparalleled growth in all its activities was the keynote of the annual meeting of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, which was held in the church edifice, Falmouth and Norway Streets, Boston, Monday afternoon, June 5. The church was well filled when shortly after two o'clock the meeting was opened by the retiring President, Edward A. Merritt of Cleveland, Ohio. The well-loved hymn, "Shepherd, show me how to go," written by Mrs. Eddy, was sung, after which Mr. Merritt read as a Scriptural selection the twelfth chapter of Romans, followed by correlative passages from the Christian Science text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy. A brief period of silent prayer and the audible repetition of the Lord's Prayer completed this part of the exercises.

As the first item of business Mr. Merritt announced the officers of The Mother Church for the ensuing year: President, Calvin A. Frye, C.S.D., of Boston; Treasurer, Adam H. Dickey, C.S.D., of Brookline; Clerk, John V. Dittemore, C.S.B., of Boston. In presenting the incoming President, Mr. Merritt's address was as follows:—

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June 17, 1916

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