(PART 1) - The First Church of Christ, Scientist
Books by Mary Baker Eddy

CHAPTER II: The Extension of The Mother Church of Christ, Scientist:
page 558


to receive the answer to its desire; then will flow into it
the 'river of His pleasure,' the tributary of divine Love,
and great growth in Christian Science will follow, - even
that joy which finds one's own in another's good."  (Miscellaneous
Writings, p. 127.)
   "Beloved brethren, the love of our loving Lord was
never more manifest than in its stern condemnation of all
error, wherever found.  I counsel thee, rebuke and exhort
one another.  Love all Christian churches for the gospel's
sake; and be exceedingly glad that the churches are united
in purpose, if not in method, to close the war between
flesh and Spirit, and to fight the good fight till God's will
be witnessed and done on earth as in heaven."  (Christian
Science versus Pantheism, p. 13.)

   The corner-stone was then laid by the members of the
Christian Science Board of Directors.  It contained the
following articles:  The Holy Bible; "Science and Health
with Key to the Scriptures" and all other published
writings of the Rev. Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer


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and Founder of Christian Science; Christian Science
Hymnal; "The Mother Church;" the current numbers of
The Christian Science Journal, Christian Science Sentinel,
Der Herold der Christian Science, and the Christian Science
Quarterly.
   The ceremony concluded with the repetition of "the
scientific statement of being," from Science and Health
(p. 468), and the benediction, 2 Corinthians 13 : 14:
"The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of
God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you
all.  Amen."


UNSELFISH LOYALTY

   To one of the many branch churches which contributed
their local church building funds to The Mother Church
building fund, Mrs. Eddy wrote as follows: -


\First Church of Christ, Scientist,
\Colorado Springs, Col.

   Beloved Brethren: - It is conceded that our shadows
follow us in the sunlight wherever we go; but I ask for
more, even this:  That this dear church shall be pursued
by her substance, the immortal fruition of her unselfed
love, and that her charity, which "seeketh not her
own" but another's good, shall reap richly the reward of
goodness.
   Those words of our holy Way-shower, vibrant through
time and eternity with acknowledgment of exemplary
giving, no doubt fill the memory and swell the hearts of
the members of The Mother Church, because of that gift
which you so sacredly bestowed towards its church building
fund.  These are applicable words: "Verily I say
unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached

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throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done
shall be spoken of for a memorial of her."  (Mark 14 : 9.)
                                        Gratefully yours in Christ,
                                        Mary Baker Eddy

\Pleasant View, Concord, N. H.,
\September 1, 1904


HOLIDAY GIFTS

   Beloved Students: - The holidays are coming, and I
trow you are awaiting on behalf of your Leader the
loving liberty of their license.  May I relieve you of
selecting, and name your gifts to her, in advance?
Send her only what God gives to His church.  Bring

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