Christian Scientists are celebrating the first 100 years...

ON RELIGION

September 24, 1992

Christian Scientists are celebrating the first 100 years of 0) their denomination

Christian Scientists in Maryland are celebrating the first 100 years of their denomination this week.

On Sept. 23, 1892, a dozen students of Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science, organized what is now known as the Mother Church in Boston and placed its leadership in a five-person board of directors.

The following year, the first Christian Science congregation in Baltimore was formed. There are 25 congregations in Maryland today, three of them in Baltimore and six more in the metropolitan area.

Following Mrs. Eddy's intent to "reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing," members of the church rely entirely on spiritual means to heal disease. Services are led by elected readers who rotate out of office every three years.

If you would like further information about the church and its services on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings, you may call Roberto Cuniberti, (410) 267-0699.

Another term

Kent E. Schiner of Baltimore has been elected to a second two-year term as president of B'nai B'rith International, which describes itself as the world's largest Jewish organization.

During his first term as B'nai B'rith president, Mr. Schiner also served as chairman of the United Nations Committee of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

Dedication

Lighthouse Apostolic Church, at 616 Severn Ave. in the Eastport section of Annapolis, dedicated its new building at that location on Saturday.

The growing Lighthouse congregation, which is affiliated with the Bible Way Temple in Washington, purchased the Severn Avenue property in 1966.

Lighthouse Apostolic Church's pastor, Bishop William Gerald, explains the name of the church by calling it "a saving light to the lost, a haven to the rescued."

Presbyterians

The Presbytery of Baltimore has contributed $3,000 from its Presbyterian Hunger Fund to Moveable Feast Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides free meals five days a week to homebound persons with AIDS and their dependents.

Joseph Myers, who can be reached at 243-4604, is executive director of Moveable Feast.

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