(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 562

\Pleasant View, Concord, N. H.,
\April 23, 1906

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   To the Beloved Members of my Church, The Mother Church,
The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston: - Divine
Love bids me say:  Assemble not at the residence of your
Pastor Emeritus at or about the time of our annual
meeting and communion service, for the divine and not
the human should engage our attention at this sacred
season of prayer and praise.
                                        Mary Baker Eddy


   The contributors to the building fund for the extension
of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ,
Scientist, in Boston, Mass., are hereby notified that
sufficient funds have been received for the completion of
the church building, and the friends are requested to send
no more money to this fund.
                                        STEPHEN A. CHASE,
                                        Treasurer of the Building Fund
\ Boston, Mass., June 2, 1906

ditorial in Christian Science Sentinel, June 9, 1906]

   Christian Scientists will read with much joy and
thanksgiving the announcement made by Mr. Chase in
this issue of the Sentinel that sufficient funds have been
received by him, as treasurer of the building fund, to
pay all bills in connection with the extension of The
Mother Church, and to most of them the fact that he

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has been able to make this announcement coincident
with the completion of the building will be deeply
significant.  Our Leader has said in Science and Health
(p. 494), "Divine Love always has met and always
will meet every human need," and this has been proved
true in the experience of many who have contributed
to the building fund.
   The treasurer's books will show the dollars and cents
received by him, but they can give no more than a hint of
the unselfish efforts, and in many instances the loving
self-sacrifice, of those who have given so generously to the
building of this church.  Suffice it to say, however, that
the giving to this fund has stimulated those gentle
qualities which mark the true Christian, and its influence
upon the lives of thousands has been of immense value to
   The significance of this building is not to be found in
the material structure, but in the lives of those who, under
the consecrated leadership of Mrs. Eddy, and following
her example, are doing the works which Jesus said should
mark the lives of his followers.  It stands as the visible
symbol of a religion which heals the sick and reforms
the sinful as our Master healed and reformed them.  It
proclaims to the world that Jesus' gospel was for all time
and for all men; that it is as effective to-day as it was
when he preached the Word of God to the multitudes of
Judea and healed them of their diseases and their sins.
It speaks for the successful labors of one divinely guided
woman, who has brought to the world the spiritual understanding
of the Scriptures, and whose ministry has revealed
the one true Science and changed the whole aspect of

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