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Among the Churches
Ardmore, Okla. (First Church) (Excerpt from dedicatory address).—A Christian Science church is not dedicated until it is free from debt. Last June we moved into our present church home, and God has graciously blessed our efforts. Paying for our church has not been a long and laborious task,—the giving has been joyous and spontaneous, each realizing that "of thine own have we given thee." A little handful of earnest workers was organized as a society in 1895. Although the society seems to have undergone many difficulties, its members were led to see that it was impossible for discord to remain in His "structure of Truth and Love" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 583); and when they realized the nothingness of these discords, organization was again effected. A Christian Science church may be likened to a lighthouse, constantly turning its saving rays to those battling among the rocks and reefs in the dark waters, guiding them toward protection and Life.
Our doors are ever open to those who are "athirst in the desert" (Science and Health, p. 570); and a cup of cold water is offered to all. Our services are designed to heal; our prayers are offered for the congregations; our members are those who have tasted of the healing waters and are ever ready to minister to those athirst. The lame, the blind, the deaf, the dumb, the poverty-stricken, the broken in heart,—all are of one great family, and each is in reality an heir of God, capable of reflecting only Godlike qualities. As Mrs. Eddy expresses it in Science and Health (p. 294), "Man's genuine selfhood is recognizable only in what is good and true." This church is a branch of The Mother Church. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." The spiritual understanding of Church is as impersonal as the Word; and the gates of hell cannot prevail against it. Humbly, and with gratitude in our hearts for God's goodness, and for His tender mercies to the children of men, we dedicate our church to the eternal Builder,—to God, the creator and preserver of man, the One to whom honor, dominion, glory, and majesty belong forever.
God's Beneficent Law
JOHN ELLIS SEDMAN
"Our Father-Mother God, all-harmonious"
HELEN TRACHT CORNMAN
Permanent Business Building
FRANK REDMOND FOLLETT
The Father's Business
"The sunshine of Truth"
SARA MARIE DODGE
New Views of Thee
MARIAN J. COBB
The eleventh and forty-second chapters of Isaiah announce...
Lester B. McCoun, Committee on Publication for the State of Nebraska,
Mrs. Eddy's discovery, as stated in Christian Science, was...
Charles W. J. Tennant, Committee on Publication for London, England,
Christian Scientists follow the gospel teaching and distinguish...
Joseph Coffer, Committee on Publication for the State of Oklahoma,
In the interest of accuracy, may I point out that Christian Science...
Richard H. Smith, Committee on Publication for the State of Montana,
Objection is made to the Christian Science teaching that...
Elmer McBurney, Committee on Publication for Northern California,
In the statement by a critic which appeared in a recent...
Brigman C. Odom, Committee on Publication for the State of Texas,
SAMUEL JOHNSTONE MACDONALD
On Resolving Anew
Albert F. Gilmore
"Happy New Year!"
Ella W. Hoag
with contributions from George W. Martin, John W. Harwood, William W. Nott
When I first went to the Christian Science church, one...
When I first became interested in Christian Science, it...
Louise F. Stahl
Christian Science was presented to me about seven years...
Gretta P. Grace
I wish to express my gratitude to God for the numerous...
About fourteen years ago, when living in an eastern city,...
Maley B. Crist
It is now nine years since I first took up the study of...
Emily Popplewell with contributions from James F. Popplewell, Lilian Popplewell
For more than twenty-two years, Christian Science has...
Mae Seay Stapleton
Christian Science has done a great deal for me during...
Kathryn L. Morgan
Signs of the Times
with contributions from William Jennings Bryan, Edgar Magnin