Maurine Campbell was a pioneer Christian Scientist from Des Moines, Iowa. In 1889, she came to Boston to work at The Christian Science Publishing Society—then centered in a single crowded room on the third floor of the Hotel Boylston.
A couple of years earlier, Miss Campbell had been an invalid. For years, doctors could do nothing to help her. But after she was healed by Christian Science, she wanted nothing more than to help build the Cause that had redeemed her life and her health.
As she sat at her desk one Wednesday afternoon in October of 1890, she asked God how she could support the Church Building Fund—a fund that had just been set up to construct a church for the growing congregation of Christian Scientists in Boston. Up till then, they'd held their services in private homes or rented halls. Now they wanted so much to have their own church home.