The Vidette-Messenger Centennial EditionThe 1936 special edition celebrating Porter County's centennial year . . . .

The following article has been transcribed from the August 18, 1936, issue of The Vidette-Messenger, published in Valparaiso, Indiana. This particular special edition focuses on Porter County's centennial celebration and contains a 94-page compendium of Porter County history up to that time.

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Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; August 18, 1936; Volume 10, Section 4, Page 14.


Church of Christ Scientist

The First Church of Christ, Scientist, was organized in 1908 after a group of earnest students of Christian Science had held services in the home of one of their members.

The first lecture on Christian Science given in Valparaiso was delivered by Judge William G. Ewing, C. S. B., on January 4, 1909.

In September, 1916, the lot at the corner of Calumet avenue, Institute and Franklin avenue, was purchased of P. L. Sisson, and on July 23, 1931, the cornerstone of the first unit of a permanent church home was laid.

The organization continues to grow in strength and works ever keeping in mind the aim and prophecy of the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, which is "to reinstate primative Christianity and restore its last element of healing."

Article transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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