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Miami, Florida (First Church).—The impressive church edifice of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Biscayne Boulevard at Nineteenth Street, Miami, Florida, was dedicated Sunday, March 7, free from all indebtedness. Services were held at 11 a.m. and 3 and 8 p.m.

The history of the church follows: The visitor who finds the edifice beautiful, and adequately serving the purposes of an organization set unto a great work, will be glad to learn that today's manifestation is the outgrowth of a progress that has been steady and inspiring. The record is a record of obstacles overcome, of Principle proved, of kindling confidence and triumphant demonstration.

The first healings recorded in the Miami field were in 1899. The first services in 1904 were held only during the winter months. On Sunday, February 14, 1909, Christian Science services were started in a home, with fifteen attending the first service. On September 30, 1911, a Christian Science Society was organized as a branch of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts. The Sunday school was organized November 1, 1914. On March 7, 1916, the society became a church organization, with a membership of twenty-five.

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The Lectures
September 18, 1937

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