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Dedicated To Christian Work

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Sunday aftornoon the handsome of the Church of Clirist was , jormally dedicated with appropriate . cefemonles. The church, located on S. Oniverstty avenue, is one of the many handsome pieces of architecture of which Ann Arbor may well foei proud. The front is built of stone ,and shingle, pleasing in design, while the rear portion is of brick. The auditorium room is nearly square, with a rostrum on the south end, and has a seating capacity of about G00. In front is a large alcove, which may be separated from the church proper V)y large doors, and usod as a Sunday Bchool or meeting room. In the rear, on either side of the pulpit are retiring rooms. The whole is well lighted, properly veutüated and tastily decorated. Beiore the hour set for the exercises the church and the alcove were crowded, Sunday afternoon, the building not being near large cnough to accommodate those wishing to attend and many were unable to gain admission. A special train on the Michigan Central brought a party of 230 from the Christian church in Detroit to assist in the dedication. The exercises were carrled out according to the program nnhlisliorï in the Arsrus last week, cach of the pastors of the Evangelieal Bliurches in the city taking part. The dedication address was delivered by Eev. B. B. Tyler, of New York, an eloquent and forcible speaker. He first consiidered the Christian church and the efforts for Cnristian unión. Secondly, the present condition of the church and how it came about and the present desire of reunión. Thirdly, he discussed the several plans suggested to bring about this union of. dliristendom. He enflnrerated the various plans. First - Submission, which he termed the "Catholic plan, and being very simple. Secondly, the federatiou plan. ' Co-operation in common work as missions, etc. Thirdly, consolidation, or the Epicsopal plan, which he rejected as thoroughly unpractical, as he did not believe in an historiical episeopate. Fourthly, restoration, going back to the plans of the apostles. The Christian ehurch always favored the latter plan. The only union it named was a union in Christ, simple faith in Christ as the son of God, the Kedeemer, that all needed. Other matters were of minor importauce. In closing the last head of liis discourse he prophesied that in the future there should be in some form or other an united church. From present indications wonderful progress was being made, such being bible societies, tract societies and Y. M. C. A.'s. Mrs. Maria Jameson, of Indianapolis, gave a historical sketch of the work of erecting the building. The church is a mission of the Christiau Woman's Board of Missions and was erected through their efforts. The building and furnishings cost $17,000, the entire sum haring been paid before the dedication, leaving the' building free from debt. Pres. Angelí and Eev. A. S. Carman, secretary of the Ministerial association, of Ann Arbor, wejcomed the new church to fellowship and gave them God speed. . To these words oí welcome, Mrs. O. A. Burgess, of Indianapolis, Ind., president of the C. W. B. M., responded in a touching manner.