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Of Good Report
The Member's Part in Church Building
The experiences which many branch churches and societies have had in building edifices, remodeling structures, or purchasing property on which to build attest that every member has a responsibility in the success of such an undertaking. When through earnest daily prayer and study the spiritual foundation of church building is discerned and understood by the members, proper human steps appear.
Our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, writes in a letter to a newly dedicated church, "The praiseworthy success of this church, and its united efforts to build an edifice in which to worship the infinite, sprang from the temples erected first in the hearts of its members —the unselfed love that builds without hands, eternal in the heaven of Spirit" (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 195).
A church in Los Angeles proved that the success of its building project resulted from the active spiritual thinking of its members. Something of its experience follows:
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JEANNE STEELY LAITNER
Upward Flight with Both Wings
MARGARET G. S. TIDEY
Maxine Le Pelley
The World Mission of Christian Science
GERALD A. NEWMAN
Seeking and Finding Good
PHYLLIS W. YOUNG
"A new commandment"
RUTH C. BARLOW
"A rule in Christian Science"
Helen Wood Bauman
Carl J. Welz
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Katherine Marie Chun
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Gertruida S. Roome
About three years ago, I awoke...
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Jo Ann Seeley
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Josephine S. Dant
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Marjorie I. Barns
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Frances A. McCorkindale
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