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Note: Christian Science churches are dedicated only when free from debt.
Sterling, Illinois (First Church).
Sunday, September 21, 104, marked the dedication of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Sterling. Morning and evening services were held. The church structure, which stands at the corner of First Avenue and Fifth Street, is of purest Greek architecture. The interior and exterior of the edifice have been redecorated.
In June, 1904, the first Christian Science services in Sterling and Rock Falls were held in a private home. A Sunday School was also organized.
In August of that year, this group organized a society, thus becoming a branch of The Mother Church. Since there was no satisfactory meeting place in Rock Falls, the I.O.O.F. Hall in Sterling was rented. Church services and Sunday School were held there until the present church edifice was built. In 1914 a Reading Room was established. This was located in the Lawrence Building. The Wednesday evening testimonial meetings were begun in February, 1911.
In March, 1915, the title was changed to First Church of Christ, Scientist, Sterling. The cornerstone of the present building was laid in October. 1923, and on May 23, 1924, the formal opening was held.
SOUL HEALS ALL YEARNING
PETER J. HENNIKER HEATON
DONNA C. LAYTON
LET THEM HAVE DOMINION
Margret B. Freligh
WILLIAM ALEXANDER GIBSON MARTIN
LIVING WITHIN OUR MEANS
JEAN E. CAMERON
BE A LAW UNTO YOURSELF
EMMA H. SAYLES
CONTINUING IN THE WORD
Mary Stone Wallace
JENNEVE C. SIEGRIST
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WILLIAM FRYE WHITE
"FOR SHE LOVED MUCH"
Paul Stark Seeley
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