Among the Churches

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SHELLBYVILLE, IND. —With appropriate exercises Sunday morning [July 9] First Church of Christ, Scientist, of this city, dedicated its new house of worship, located at Tompkins and Jackson Streets. The Christian Science movement in Shelbyville had its start March 20, 1905. On Wednesday evening, April 15, 1905, the initial meeting of the Shelbyville Christian Science Society was held. On July 1, 1906, new quarters were opened for services.

June 26, 1907, a business meeting of the members was held to organize formally as a church, and on communion Sunday, July 14, the first meeting of First Church of Christ, Scientist, was held. On Friday evening, Nov. 13, 1914, when the members met in the reading-room, the building committee reported that a member had proposed to donate to the church a lot on the northeast corner of Tompkins and Jackson Streets for a church home.

Work on the new edifice was started in the early spring of 1915, and on July 11 of the year the church was opened with services.—The Shelbyville Democrat.

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September 30, 1916

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