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The Cause of Christian Science in its early days was attracting workers from around the world. They were moved by a vital spirit and the conviction that this Cause was greater than all others, and they gave it their all. This series explores some of what lay behind the commitment these individuals made.

They answered the call: Alfred Farlow

From the August 1987 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Probably no Christian Scientist of the time was better known to the public than was Alfred Farlow when he completed his service as the first Manager of the Committee on Publication for The Mother Church. The Boston Post, in announcing his retirement in 1914, said: "His influence upon the outside world has been stronger than even the Christian Scientists perhaps realize. Gifted with rare tact, unceasing patience and firm loyalty to his cause, he won the respect of all with whom he came in contact."

The Boston Post, March 27, 1914, p. 16.

Such qualities were early evident in the man. Still in his twenties when Christian Science saved him from chronic ill health, Alfred Farlow began his lifelong service to the Cause of Christian Science. In 1887 and 1889 Mrs. Eddy taught him in both Primary and Normal classes of Christian Science. As practitioner and teacher, he lived in Topeka, Kansas, and later in Kansas City, Missouri, where he formed a society of Christian Scientists, which grew in a very short time from a membership of seventeen to a congregation of six hundred.
George W. Farlow reminiscences, Archives and Library of The Mother Church. In both cities he played a part in establishing a First Church of Christ, Scientist.