From the Field

[Extracts from the Report of the Special Service Commitee, First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boise, Idaho]

The purpose of this committee is the carrying of Christian Science to those inmates of the Idaho State Penitentiary who desire its ministrations, and this activity is made possible by the loving support of the Christian Science churches and societies in the state. Services are held every first, third, and fifth Sunday of each month, and members of Christian Science churches are welcome to attend, but must first make arrangements with the chairman of the committee.

During the past year the committee was composed of five members and a soloist. The soloist of the local church lovingly gave her time and service. Few substitutes were needed during the year, and much gratitude is expressed for the willing workers who carried the work on in a most helpful manner. The attendance at the services for the past year was not so large as in some other years, yet earnest attention was given and the interest was sincere, as the same faces were seen each Sunday. One man is purchasing the writings of Mrs. Eddy as he saves for them, preferring to do this rather than have them given to him by the committee.

The Literature Distribution Committee of the Boise church has placed in the penitentiary about ten Monitors daily. This newspaper is the only one allowed in the institution. Each Sunday twelve Sentinels and two Journals are placed on a table at the entrance of the assembly hall and an announcement is made by the First Reader that "all are welcome to take and read them." Sixty copies of lectures were given out.

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"Sickness as only thought"
August 19, 1933

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