Christian Science Church Center


"The contracts for excavation, pile driving, and stone foundations were signed on October 19, 1893," The Mother Church, p. 7; Joseph Armstrong wrote in The Mother Church, his history of the building of the Original Edifice, Now pile driving and excavation have begun once again— this time for the 15-acre Church Center that will surround the gray granite church and its tower but preserve its central place in the hearts of Christian Scientists and the history of the Christian Science movement.

It is interesting to glance backward briefly at this point, for while the Church Center builds for the future, it is based on the solid achievements of the past—on healings, on selfless lives, on great inspiration.

"Forget self in laboring for mankind," Miscellaneous Writings, p. 155; Mrs. Eddy tells her followers. And it is evident that they did! A dispatch in the Chicago Daily Inter-Ocean of December 31, 1894, caught the spirit of it, The Inter-Ocean correspondent wrote of a "wave of idealism," Pulpit and Press, p. 23; a movement called Christian Science.

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September 28, 1968

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