Item of Interest

A Christian Science church edifice is the result of demonstration on the part of the membership, representing months, and sometimes years, of prayer, consecration, self-denial, and growth. Christian Scientists, generally, feel that their church edifices should be used only for the regular services and activities of a Christian Science church. Occasionally, however, a question arises as to the propriety of permitting the use of a branch church edifice for other purposes.

It would be unusual for a Christian Science church or society to use the rooms of its edifice for any kind of entertainment, or for meetings of groups which, whether composed of Christian Scientists or not, have no official connection with the church or with the Christian Science movement. This would apply also to rooms engaged by branch churches or societies for their church services or their Reading Rooms during the hours for which they have rented them. It is not expected that any part of a Christian Science church building or premises shall be used for the carrying on of an individual business undertaking or a philanthropic enterprise not connected with the church. The following information may be of interest.

From the Clerk
September 16, 1939

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