Many branches of The Mother Church, because of a marked...

Many branches of The Mother Church, because of a marked increase in Sunday School attendance, have been giving special consideration during the past year to providing larger space and more adequate equipment for the Sunday School. In some instances such improvements have already been completed, while in others plans are now under consideration.

In the earlier history of the Christian Science movement, when the need for a church edifice was immediate, a church or society, especially in the smaller communities, sometimes erected a building only large enough to provide an auditorium for holding church services, and used the same auditorium for Sunday School either before or after the church hour. When Sunday School was held during the church hour, as is done in The Mother Church, the basement was often used for the Sunday School. More recently, however, it has been found that when a church edifice is planned, it is well to give the same careful consideration to the Sunday School rooms, as to both equipment and interior decorating, as is given to the church auditorium.

New plans for church edifices generally include special Sunday School rooms, aboveground, often sufficiently independent of the remainder of the church edifice so that, if desired. Sunday School may be held during the church hour without interfering in any way with the church services.

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January 18, 1947

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