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Boston, Mass. —The First Church of Christ, Scientist. Sunday services, 10:45 a.m., 7:30 p.m.; Sunday school, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday evening meeting, 7:30 p.m., in the church edifice, Norway, Falmouth, and St. Paul Streets. The church is open to visitors Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Reading rooms: Little Building, corner of Tremont and Boylston Streets (fourth floor); open daily, except Sunday and Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. International Trust Company Building (second floor), 45 Milk Street, near Devonshire, opposite post office; open daily, except Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Coolidge Corner Building, 1316 Beacon Street, Brookline; open daily, except Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Creston, Iowa.—The dedication of First Church of Christ, Scientist, took place yesterday morning [March 30]. The first formal organization of Christian Science here was in 1897, and on October 12, 1899, the church was incorporated, nine people signing their names as charter members. The Sunday school was organized at that time, and the Wednesday evening testimony meetings were also held. In 1908 the church moved to 503 West Adams Street, where meetings were held until 1917, when a more suitable place for holding services was desired. No such place seemed available, so the members decided to build. A fund had been started some time previously, and soon a lot centrally located at 104 North Oak Street was purchased. In April, 1918, the first contracts were awarded, and ground was broken in May. The corner stone was laid August 30. The church was practically finished January 17, 1919, and the first Sunday service was held two days later.

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May 3, 1919

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