Local Self-Government.—Sect. I. The Mother Church of Christ, Scientist, shall assume no general official control of other churches; and it shall be controlled by none other. The general Communion of this Church shall be observed triennially in Boston, Mass., on the second Sunday in June. Its local Communion service shall be held annually at the same date.
Each Church of Christ, Scientist, shall have its own form of government. No conference of churches shall be held, except the triennial conference at The Mother Church, unless it be when our churches, located in the same State, convene to confer on a statute of said State, or to confer harmoniously on individual unity and action of the churches in said State.
Communion of Branch Churches. — Sect. 8. The Communion shall be observed in the branch churches on the second Sunday in January and July of each year, and at this service the Tenets of The Mother Church are to be read.