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Staten Island Advance

Staten Island, N. Y. —The Sunday school unit of the new Christian Science church at the corner of Castleton and Oakland Avenues will be opened to the public to-morrow morning [July 13].

First Church of Christ, Scientist, of Staten Island was incorporated under the laws of the state of New York in April, 1900, and for several years held services in the Masonic Hall at Port Richmond. In 1904 the church purchased the building at 67 Stuyvesant Place, New Brighton, which was remodeled to meet the requirements, and services have been held there ever since. The growth of interest in Christian Science has made larger quarters necessary for some time, and the members have desired an edifice that would be more adequate for the increasing activities of the church. Some years ago three lots on Richmond Terrace near the Castleton Apartments were purchased with the intention of building an edifice at that location, but it was felt that the church should be nearer the center of population and these lots were not used. With the erection of the new structure on Castleton Avenue it has been decided to sell these lots on Richmond Terrace.

Within a radius of two miles of the church are Port Richmond, Westerleigh, West New Brighton, New Brighton, Tompkinsville, and Stapleton. The church is twenty minutes from St. George ferry by the Castleton Avenue car, and may be reached by the street car or railroad from all parts of Staten Island. The basement unit represents a cost of twenty-three thousand dollars, exclusive of land. The Sunday school auditorium, which will be used for both Sunday school and church services until the remainder of the building is completed, will seat about two hundred and fifty people. In addition there are seven classrooms for the use of the Sunday school, and a large room which will be furnished as a reading room. The church when completed will cost about forty-five thousand dollars, and will provide a main auditorium capable of accommodating about four hundred people.—Staten Island Advance.

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The Lectures
August 30, 1919

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