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Church Alive

Church Alive offers reports from around the world on what Christian Scientists are doing to share their love for Christian Science with their communities. The views expressed in these reports are entirely those of the contributing authors.

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Building and rebuilding in unity

From the May 2011 issue of The Christian Science Journal

In 2001, the members of our church , First Church of Christ, Scientist, Cleveland, voted to sell our large edifice built in 1930–31. After extensive research, it had become apparent that the cost of work required to maintain the building in proper repair was well beyond what our membership could sustain.