The work of the Committee which interviews local applicants for membership in The Mother Church is considered very important. This Committee is responsible for meeting with applicants living within the local area who are not members of a branch church within this area. Every effort is made to keep the meeting on a friendly and informal level. The meeting is not an occasion for asking deep and involved metaphysical questions. The questions are kept simple and should be easily answered by one who has been studying Christian Science for not less than a year. The main points to be determined are: the sincerity of the applicant; the extent to which he believes in Christian Science; how long he has studied the Lesson-Sermons, outlined in the Christian Science Quarterly, and attended church; whether he relies wholly on Christian Science for healing; and whether he is free from the use of medicine, tobacco, and alcohol. If there are situations which need special attention these are handled with love and understanding. Care is taken not to make it difficult for one to become a member of The Mother Church.

A detailed outline of the procedure followed by the Local Admission Committee of The Mother Church may be obtained by executive boards of any branch of The Mother Church upon written request from its clerk to Gordon V. Comer, Clerk, 107 Falmouth Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02115.

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