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Wilmington, Del.—The new Christian Science church at Park Place and Van Buren Street was dedicated yesterday [Dec. 29, 1918], with appropriate exercises. More than a score of years ago Christian Science was brought to the attention of the people of Wilmington and, as is ever the case where it is introduced, the healing of all manner of diseases followed. During these twenty years many have been cured of their infirmities. Those interested organized a society and assembled regularly to hear the Lesson-Sermon read. Lectures were given, a Sunday school was opened, and a committee to distribute literature was appointed. Services were then held at 917 Gilpin Avenue. Steady progress followed. In 1902, after securing a charter, members of the society met and organized a church. A site at Park Place and Van Buren Street, 50 by 150 feet, was purchased. After much earnest thought it was deemed too small for a permanent structure. It was then decided to build a temporary chapel, and three weeks later services were held in this cosy little building. Later 65 feet additional frontage was purchased and then came the erection of the beautiful classic structure which is now the church home of the Christian Scientists of Wilmington.—Every Evening.

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February 22, 1919

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