Of Good Report

First and Ninth Churches, Chicago, Unite

From Chicago, Illinois, comes the interesting information that First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Ninth Church of Christ, Scientist, in that city have recently voted to consolidate to form one branch of The Mother Church under the title "First Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago, Illonois." Services will henceforth be held in the edifice of Ninth Church at 62d Street and Woodlawn Avenue.

The consolidation of the two churches is another in a long series of developments by which the Christian Science movement in Chicago has met the needs of a growing and shifting population. From being the only branch of The Mother Church in the city, First Church had come to be one of twenty-four, with as many more in the suburbs. Financially, and in members as well as through its healing work, it had contributed largely to the other branches, as Ninth Church also had done; and both had continued to be strong churches. After careful consideration they have agreed they can now best serve the community and the Cause of Christian Science by uniting.

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