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Greenfield, Massachusetts (First Church).—The history of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Greenfiled, was read by the First Reader at the three services of the dedication of the church on Sunday, June 26, 1938.

The history follows in part: "In the autumn of 1904, an earnest group of local students who had been reading the weekly Lesson-Sermons in the Christian Science Quarterly, prepared by the Bible Lesson Committee of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, assembled in a private residence and there held the first service of what is now known as First Church of Christ, Scientist, Greenfield.

"Regular Sunday services were held there until an increased attendance necessitated the rental of a public meeting place. Two rooms were secured in the Elm House Building, standing at that time on Main Street. At this time, as provided for in the Manual of The Mother Church, Wednesday evening testimony meetings were held, a Sunday school established, and a free Reading Room and lending library, to which the public was cordially invited, was opened. On December 11, 1905, members of The Mother Church resident in Greenfield organized, under the provisions of the Manual of The Mother Church, the Christian Science Society of Greenfield.

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The Lectures
December 31, 1938

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