Of Good Report

Messages of Progress from Branch Churches

"The spiritual dominates the temporal. Love gives nothing to take away. Nothing dethrones His house. You are dedicating yours to Him. Protesting against error, you unite with all who believe in Truth. God guard and guide you" (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 193). This stirring message, sent to a branch church by the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, continues to set the standard for all branch church members.

Messages of growth, enlightenment, and healing are joyfully received by The Mother Church from the branch churches, and it is fitting that some of these inspiring experiences be shared with the Field.

In January, 1953, a church in New York State wrote to The Mother Church, after which some helpful and loving correspondence ensued. In January, 1954, this same church wrote: "We are happy to report to you that our church is progressing, applications for admission are coming in, and new people are attending our services and will join at the proper time. Our Sunday School is also growing. This is definite proof that 'progress is the law of God, whose law demands of us only what we can certainly fulfil' (Science and Health, p. 233). We thank you again for your kind help."

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September 25, 1954

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