Dedication: A Centennial Story
Trailer: Building the Seattle Branches of Mary Baker Eddy’s Church, history of Christian Science movement

Trailer: Building the Seattle Branches of Mary Baker Eddy’s Church, history of Christian Science movement

March 29, 2019

A unique Seattle history showing Reverend Mary Baker Eddy's influence. It's a story, read by the author. It's an ongoing independent research project.

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1. The Centennial (2016)

1. The Centennial (2016)

March 30, 2019

A box of historical records is opened at the Christian Science church in the University District in Seattle in 2016 in preparation for the church's centennial. Takes place at Third Church of Christ, Scientist, Seattle, and at the home of author Cindy Safronoff.

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2. U-District Society (1914)

2. U-District Society (1914)

April 6, 2019

Mrs. Mollie Gerry starts a church in the University District in Seattle in 1914. Takes place at the Gerry residence near Ravenna Park, the College Inn, and University Masonic Hall. 

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3. The New Birth (1889)

3. The New Birth (1889)

April 23, 2019

Mrs. Julia Field-King comes to Seattle in 1889 just after the great fire. Takes place at 1111 Third Avenue.

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4. Structure of Truth and Love (1892)

4. Structure of Truth and Love (1892)

April 30, 2019

Mrs. Julia Field-King's students in Seattle start organizing. Takes place at 1111 Third Avenue. Includes dedication of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Oconto, Wisconsin, and the Building Fund for The Mother Church in Boston, Massachusetts. Explores Mary Baker Eddy's definition of church, as "The structure of Truth and Love," and questions on whether her followers should organize churches and build edifices for Christian Science.

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5. The Mother Church (1893) - Mary Baker Eddy’s church in Boston

5. The Mother Church (1893) - Mary Baker Eddy’s church in Boston

May 5, 2019

Reverend Mary Baker Eddy directs her followers to build a stone church for The First Church of Christ, Scientist, also called The Mother Church, after the financial panic of 1893 during a period of economic depression. Takes place in Boston.

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6. A New Church (1895)

6. A New Church (1895)

May 7, 2019

Mrs. Julia Field-King founds and builds a church in St. Louis in 1895, and her students in Seattle organize as First Church of Christ, Scientist, Seattle, in 1896. Mr. Edward A. Kimball, who presided over dedication of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago, (see photo) gives a Christian Science lecture at the Seattle Theater in 1897.

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7. Christian Scientist (1899)

7. Christian Scientist (1899)

May 11, 2019

Mr. Allen H. Armstrong receives an invitation from Seattle. Takes place at First Church of Christ, Scientist, San Jose, California.

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8. Christian Science Chapel (1900)

8. Christian Science Chapel (1900)

May 14, 2019

The Seattle Christian Scientists build a chapel on Sixth Avenue under Mr. Allen H. Armstrong's guidance and establish their first regular reading room in the Marion Building on Second Avenue.

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9. Mother Church Extension (1902)

9. Mother Church Extension (1902)

May 18, 2019

Mr. Edward A. Kimball proposes a $2M church edifice extension at the 1902 Annual Meeting of members of The Mother Church in Boston, The First Church of Christ, Scientist.

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