Among the Churches

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Galesburg, Ill.—First Church of Christ, Scientist, has taken a forward step in establishing beautifully furnished reading rooms down town in the busiest part of the city. A member of the reading room committee appointed to select and furnish them, offered to lend the money to the church without interest, payments to begin in 1919. The furnishings cost $958. When all was completed, a business meeting of the church was called, at which this munificent gift was presented to the church by this member in the name of his wife. He proposed that the church send, for the relief of the boys in the trenches, a sum of money equal to what it would have had to pay him. The church acted upon this recommendation and voted to send one thousand dollars for the War Relief work, five hundred of which was taken from the building fund and forwarded the next day; the other five hundred is to be paid in monthly installments.

St. Louis, Mo.—Sixth Church of Christ, Scientist, has purchased several lots on the south side of Palm Street, about 250 feet east of Grand Avenue. The lots have a frontage of 160 feet on Palm Street and are 154 feet deep. The purchase price was twelve thousand dollars. A church building will be erected on these lots and over one hundred thousand dollars will be spent for this purpose. The church, which was organized in North St. Louis about a year ago, holds services in the Mount Moriah Temple, one block north of the property purchased for the new church.

St. Louis Globe.

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The Lectures
July 27, 1918

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