Church to dedicate its new building |

Church to dedicate its new building

The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Grass Valley will host a dedication celebration of its new church from 1 to 3 p.m. May 20 at 275 Crown Point Circle in Grass Valley.

Festivities will include talks on the history of the Grass Valley church, which has more than 100 years of local history, and the building of the new church.

In June of 1931 when the congregation dedicated its first church on West Main Street, The Morning Union wrote an editorial stating “Congratulations are due to the Christian Science society of Grass Valley for the attractive and commodious church edifice just completed and which is to have its opening on the forthcoming Sunday.”

Complete unity and cooperation on the part of the relatively small society made the building project possible, and the structure now complete is a worthwhile addition to the West Main Street district and to the whole city. As a gesture of appreciation the invitation which has been issued to the public in connection with the opening services on Sunday night might well have a generous acceptance.”

The new church building won the Gold Country Architectural Design Award.

Musical performances at the ceremony will include Tom Barr on the 1927 Pilcher Sons pipe organ, soloist Dick Frantzreb, Music in the Mountains’ soloists Virginia Lee, Terry Brown, and Phyllis Hazelwood, and inspirational recording artist Desiree Goyette.

Tours of the church and refreshments will follow.

For more information please call the Christian Science Reading Room 273-0790.

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