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Ontario County Times-Journal

Canandaigua, New York (Society).—Formal dedication of the new church home of the Canandaigua Christian Science Society took place Sunday, December 16, when two largely attended services were held. The First Reader read the following history of the society:

"Increasing interest in Christian Science and growing numbers, together with a desire for a central location, led to the formation of the society in 1915, the first steps being taken in August of that year. A suitable downtown meeting place was found in the Canandaigua National Bank Building, in which Room 5 served for nearly twenty years as the church home of this society. The first service held there was on Sunday, November 7, 1915; the last one on Wednesday evening, May 2, 1934. In March, 1916, The Christian Science Journal carried the first card announcing Christian Science Society, Canandaigua, New York, as a recognized branch of The Mother Church. A Reading Room, which is open to the public, has been maintained since November, 1926. During these years a building fund has been accumulating, the nucleus of which was a bequest of one hundred dollars. By 1933 this fund had reached an amount sufficient to warrant the purchase of the piece of property known as the Elizabeth Phelps homestead at 252 North Main Street. The remodeling of this residence into a church edifice began in January of this year, and was practically complete when the first services were held in it the first Sunday in May. Its dedication today signifies that this new church home is free from all indebtedness."

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