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Tulsa Daily World

Tulsa, Okla. (First Church).—With a seating capacity of seven hundred and fifty, First Church of Christ, Scientist, held approximately a thousand people, who attended the services when the new auditorium upstairs was opened for the first time. One of the most beautiful church edifices of Tulsa and the southwest, this structure with its dome rising above the buildings immediately surrounding it, is symbolic of the growth of the Christian Science organization in Tulsa since its inception by a small group of followers of Mary Baker Eddy nineteen years ago.

It was in November of 1904 that a little group of people met in the home of one of them and organized the Christian Science Society, Tulsa, Oklahoma. For a time their several homes suffered as a meeting place, but several months later growing interest in Christian Science prompted rental of a small room downtown. Just three years later this continued growth caused the translation of the society into an organized Christian Science church. In November of 1907 First Church of Christ, Scientist, of Tulsa was organized, and the following January it was incorporated under the laws of the State of Oklahoma. The fund for purchase of a site for a new church home was started in 1912. The war interrupted construction work and the meetings were held in the Sunday school room, which seats approximately five hundred. Decision to resume building was made at a church meeting in March of 1921. The church will not be dedicated until all indebtedness has been liquidated.—Tulsa Daily World.

May 12, 1923

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