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Norwalk, Connecticut (First Church).—Hundreds of persons attended the dedication services of the new edifice of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Norwalk, held Sunday, December 29, 1935, in the church. The church, started last April, is completely finished and fully paid for.

The dedication service was along the lines of the usual Sunday service. The only difference was the reading of a history of the church by the First Reader, at the end of which he dedicated the edifice.

Forty years ago the first Christian Science services to be held in Norwalk were conducted in a private home. In 1901, six years after the first services were held, Christian Science Society of Norwalk was formed with nine members, eight of whom were members of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts. Within a year a Reading Room was opened at 57 Wall Street, and services were held at the Reading Room, the change to a public location resulting in increased sale and distribution of literature. The first lecture sponsored by the society was given in 1903, with an attendance of more than three hundred. Early in 1935, the members agreed almost unanimously to build a new church edifice on the location at West Avenue and Butler Street.

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The Lectures
May 23, 1936

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