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From the August 1963 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Throughout the world, wherever individual hearts love mankind enough to desire to share Christian Science in the orderly ways provided by Mary Baker Eddy, its Discoverer and Founder, steps are even now being taken to meet the requirements for the organizing of a branch church as outlined in the Manual of The Mother Church by Mrs. Eddy.

Sometimes only two students decide to read aloud together on Sunday mornings the Lesson-Sermon, outlined in the Christian Science Quarterly. Appropriate hymns are selected, and perhaps a solo is sung. But however modest the beginning, a divine, omnipotent force begins to accomplish a holy mission in that community through the impersonal preachers, the Bible and "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." The Bible presents to human consciousness the gradual unfolding of the Christ, the impersonal Saviour. Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy reveals the perfection of God and of man as His spiritual image, and it also explains the rules of scientific healing. These two divinely inspired books inevitably regenerate individual lives.

A branch church is effective even in its formative stage if it heeds Mrs. Eddy's words in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 50): "The human affections need to be changed from self to benevolence and love for God and man; changed to having but one God and loving Him supremely, and helping our brother man."

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