Church Dedications

Note: Christian Science churches are dedicated only when free from debt.

Berea News

Berea, Ohio (First Church).

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Berea, will hold formal dedication services Sunday for its building at 285 Front Street, it was announced this week. ... The history of the local church dates from 1922. At that time a small group of Christian Scientists began meeting informally in private homes to read the Lesson-Sermon as outlined in the Christian Science Quarterly, from the Bible and from the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, the movement's Founder.

The group grew rapidly. In 1924 it became necessary to find a meeting place. The Odd Fellows Lodge rooms were placed at their disposal. Later they moved to the council chamber at City Hall where a Sunday School was organized. The Sunday School met in the public library rooms, also located in City Hall at that time.

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March 10, 1956

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