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Children and Church Membership
It is always a joy to hear of Sunday school pupils who are ready for the responsibilities of church membership and who take the step as a result of their own demonstration. The Manual of The Mother Church provides that children may become members of The Mother Church at the age of twelve. In branch churches, where the responsibility of church government rests with the membership and a certain mental maturity is requisite, the age at which students may be received into membership is determined locally.
It is important, however, that no undue influence be brought to bear, through Sunday school teachers or others, which might lead a child to become a member of The Mother Church or of one of its branches before he is ready for this significant step. For a child to become a member of the church before he is sufficiently grounded in Christian Science to continue in his earnest and faithful study and application of the teachings of our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, is not helpful to the church or to the child. Individual progress alone determines the student's readiness for church membership.
Not There, but Risen!
HERBERT H. NORSWORTHY
HAZEL HARPER BRANDNER
The Pool with the Five Porches
ORLEANOR M. HUMPHREY
MABELLE B. ARMSTRONG
Man's Supply Is in Spiritual Ideas
DOROTHY DOLE SEYMOUR
"Hear what the Spirit saith"
MIRIAM D. GARBRICK
Christian Science and Education
ROBERT HAROLD EAGLE
"Open thou mine eyes"
ETHEL MUNRO GOSS
From Cross to Crown
John Randall Dunn
The Unsubstantiality of Obstacles
Paul Stark Seeley
Letters to the Press from Christian Science Committees on Publication
Percival Vincett Parsons
ANNE BROOKS SHUMATE
"And God said, Let there be...
Helen M. Sutton
Each day my love and gratitude...
LaVerne F. Smith
How seemingly awry everything...
Gordon Stuart Hodge
In the year 1925, while I was...
Kate Elizabeth Annie Foster
"Come unto me, all ye that...
In Science and Health Mrs. Eddy...
Elsie M. Osmond
In the year 1886, I became interested...
Cicero Hoskins with contributions from Emma J. Hoskins
I am deeply thankful for Christian Science
Signs of the Times
with contributions from Kenneth A. Carlson, John J. Berry, A Correspondent, C. R. McBride