The Mission of the Branch Church in the Community

[This is the first of five addresses given at the meeting in the Extension of The Mother Church on June 10, 1959. Another address will appear next week.]

On April 12, 1879, a small band of earnest Christian Scientists voted on motion of our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, "To organize a church designed to commemorate the word and works of our Master, which should reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing." So we read in the Manual of The Mother Church by Mrs. Eddy (p. 17).

Appreciating the import of our Leader's momentous revelation, we realize that this early organizational step, as well as the many which followed, was the direct outcome of her close walk with God. For many years she had been listening for the voice of Truth, and having been obedient, she understood the meaning of its message. She was then, and continued to be, a scribe under orders, establishing fully in God's way the movement of Christian Science.

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