Church Dedications

Note: Christian Science churches are dedicated only when free from debt.

De Ridder Enterprise

De Ridder, Louisiana (Society).

Christian Science Society, De Ridder, dedicated its edifice, 107 Wilson Street, on May 21, 1944.

The society had its beginning twelve years ago when a small group of Christian Scientists met in a private home to read the Lesson-Sermon and to discuss the possibilities of organizing a Christian Science Society. Services continued to be held in the home until the Odd Fellows Hall was obtained in January, 1933. A committee was appointed to prepare by-laws, and later application was made for recognition as a branch of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts.

On February 9, 1941, the lots on Wilson Street were purchased on which the present edifice was erected. The first service was held in the new building on July 4, 1943. Through the generous contributions of members and friends, and through the loving assistance from the Selina C. Cornish Fund and the grant from the Trustees under the Will of Mary Baker Eddy, all financial obligations have been met.

De Ridder Enterprise

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November 4, 1944

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