Item of Interest

Some time ago this column began a series of Items describing the functions of the various administrative departments of The Mother Church and its trusteeships. In order that readers may refer to the entire series the dates of the issues of the Sentinel in which they appear are here given: Clerk's Office, November 25, 1933; Bureau of History and Records, February 3, 1934; Committee on Publication, May 19, 1934, and June 9, 1934.

This Items deals with the Literature Distribution Committee of The Mother Church, which functions first in its local district and extends into parts of Greater Boston where branch churches are not located. Care is taken through consulting the near-by branch churches that work in the respective districts does not overlap. Secondly, the Committee sends regular monthly shipments of used literature to branches in Europe and in other continents, as well as America.

The Committee, made up of voluntary workers appointed to its membership by The Christian Science Board of Directors, functions under the direction of a Manager elected annually by the Directors. The members of the Committee are divided into groups designated by numbers, such as group number 9—supply room workers. Each outside group is assigned to a certain district, and its function is to care for distribution boxes, visit schools, hospitals, other institutions, and promising places with a view to placing our literature, including gift subscriptions, in some instances.

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October 27, 1934

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