Among the Churches

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Auburn, Washington (First Church).—The new edifice of First Church of Christ, Scientist, located at the corner of Second Northeast and C Streets, was dedicated on March 29, 1942, at two services. A short history of the church was read by the First Reader, showing the growth of Christian Science in this locality since 1913, when services were first held in a private home. In April, 1914, a Christian Science Society was organized, and the following year a Sunday school was started. In November, 1919, a Reading Room was established. In 1921 steps were taken to organize a church, and in December of that year First Church of Christ, Scientist, Auburn, Washington, was organized and incorporated under the laws of this state.

The present site was purchased in 1924, and a couple of years later the small house on the lot was remodeled and used as a church. In 1928 the building was again enlarged to meet the needs of the congregation. Services were held in this building until, in the spring of 1941, the church was able financially to meet the requirements to obtain a grant from the Selina C. Cornish bequest and also from the Trustees under the Will of Mary Baker Eddy. A contract was let and work was begun in April. The old church was sold. On August 3 the first services were held in the new church.

It is a rule that all Christian Science churches must be free from debt before being dedicated, and it was with much gratitude that the membership dedicated their new church. —Auburn News.

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The Lectures
November 21, 1942

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