Among the Churches

Current Notes

Danville, Ill.—Payments for the purchase and remodeling of the new church home having been completed, First Church of Christ, Scientist, of this city will hold two dedicatory services at the church edifice, 429 North Walnut Street, today [May 7]. In 1898 a small group of ladies who were earnestly studying Christian Science, met each week to read the Bible, and "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy. As others began to be interested, it was decided to hold Sunday services, and the first service was held July 24, 1898. In April, 1901, the society rented the Woman's Club room for Sunday morning and Wednesday evening services. In September, 1905, First Church of Christ, Scientist, was organized, with thirty—four charter members. At the annual meeting in September, 1907, it was decided that the board of directors be given authority to obtain options on lots suitable for a church building, and a lot on Vermilion Street was decided upon.

Des Moines, Iowa.—Because its membership has grown to such an extent that it cannot be accommodated at the edifice of First Church of Christ, Scientist, 927 West Eighth Street, another church, to be known as Second Church of Christ, Scientist, was organized last night [May 25]. Second Church will hold services at the Hoyt Sherman place until sufficient funds have been raised for a building of its own. The initial services of the new church will be held Sunday, June 4. First Church was organized in Des Moines about twenty years ago. Its membership has shown a steady increase each year, and several years ago a church edifice was erected to accommodate the congregation.

The Lectures
July 29, 1916

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