The Accomplishments of a Christian Science Organization in a University

Christian Science Organizations at universities and colleges throughout the United States and in other lands represent our church on the college campus. They are specifically designed to meet the needs of the students and are a part of our Leader's inspired plan for the Church of Christ, Scientist. How extremely interesting it is to note that Mary Baker Eddy, over half a century ago, saw the need for a right presentation of Christian Science at institutions of higher learning. Through her provision in Article XXIII, Section 8, of the Manual of The Mother Church she laid the groundwork for college organizations, which are today meeting the needs of so many students.

A Christian Science Organization performs at the college many of the services that a branch church renders its community: the giving of lectures, the maintenance of authorized literature, and the presentation of testimony meetings. Most important are the support and inspiration which the organization offers to the individual student members.

In my own experience and in that of countless others, the activity of the organization has been the most important pursuit in college life. Through it I have grown to know and value democratic church government. I have received much help at the weekly testimony meetings, and association with the other members has been a constant source of encouragement to me.

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