Among the Churches

Current Notes

Toledo, Ohio (Second Church).—Throngs filled Second Church of Christ, Scientist, at Collingwood Avenue and Bancroft Street at all three dedication services recently held. The stately building, Greek in architecture, has been in use two years, but due to a rule of the church organization, no Science church may be dedicated until paid for; hence the delay of this ceremony until this year. The services followed the regular order of service, with the exception of the reading of the "History of Second Church of Christ, Scientist, in Toledo."—Toledo Blade.

Chelsea, Massachusetts (First Church).—The corner stone of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Chelsea, has recently been laid. A number of members came to take part in the simple and impressive ceremony conducted by the First and Second Readers, who read from the Bible and from "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. These readings were followed by silent prayer and the audible repetition of the Lord's Prayer in unison. After the stone was in place, Mrs. Eddy's poem "Laus Deo" (Poems, p. 76) was read, and the First Reader pronounced the benediction. The ceremony was one filled with love and gratitude. It is expected that the edifice will be completed before the end of the year. This church was incorporated in 1899, shortly after Mrs. Eddy had requested that a branch of The Mother Church be established at Chelsea, and has continued as an organization recognized as a branch of The Mother Church ever since that date.—Chelsea Gazette.

July 31, 1926

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