Church Dedications

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A large congregation filled the church edifice of Christian Science Society, Pawling, New York, on Sunday, June 9, 1963, when dedication services were held at 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m... A letter was read from The Christian Science Board of Directors of The Mother Church in Boston, Massachusetts, as well as the following historical account:

"On Sunday, April 9, 1944, a small group of earnest students of Christian Science held their first service in the home of one of its members... In the spring of 1946 the group moved to the Masonic Temple... A Sunday School was started. On March 27, 1947, [the group] became a recognized branch of The Mother Church,..being known as Christian Science Society, Pawling.

"While the meeting room in the Masonic Temple provided ample space for our Sunday services, Sunday School, and Wednesday evening meetings, there was no place for a Reading Room or rooms for committee meetings, so it became evident that our own church home was needed. The present building on Route 22 was purchased in October, 1959, and was suitably remodeled for use as a church and Sunday School. A Reading Room has been provided in part of the Sunday School room. The first service was held in this building on Sunday, March 6, 1960...

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January 11, 1964

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