The purpose of this brochure is to inform
you about the Sermons From Science Pavilion at the New York World's
Fair , 1964-65.
We hope you will join us in this project in
whatever way you can., recognizing the truth in our motto: "An
Unparalleled Opportunity and Inescapable Responsibility."
Your prayerful and careful consideration of this project
is appreciated with love and thankfulness.
In 1962, pastors and laymen who are council
members of the Christian Life Convention in the New York City
area, recognized the New York World's Fair 1964-65 as a unique
opportunity for witness to Jesus Christ.
As a result, they initiated the Sermons From
Science Committee. This brochure has been prepared by and relates
to the activities of this Committee.
Sermons from Science Committee
This Committee recognizes the fact that the
New York World's Fair will require a unique presentation
of the Gospel.
The 70 million people who are coming to the
Fair will be in a holiday mood, living in a carnival
atmosphere, not particularly interested in
God, the Gospel or church. We believe it is actually possible
to utilize this "Fair attitude" to present the claims
To meet this unparalleled opportunity we are
presenting Sermons From Science in a 500-seat pavilion. Here's
1. Sermons From Science was created precisely
for situations like the New York World's Fair. It was designed
to attract the non-churched, non-religious person.
2. Through years of experience in cities and
military bases all over the United States, Sermons From Science
has developed a presentation of the Gospel that is unique and
appeals to the mood of our generation.
3. Sermons From Science has proven effectiveness
through six-months' exposure and experience at the Seattle World's
Fair in 1962, where it was one of the most heavily attended and
respected exhibits at the Fair. But most important, many people
received Christ through this ministry.
The Sermons From Science Committee is composed
entirely of businessmen in the New York City area. Its offices
are located at 123 West 57th Street, Room 508, New York 19, New
From Science Fund Raising Brochure, excerpted
A different program will be presented at regular
intervals from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. every day the Fair is
in operation. There will be at least twelve presentations each
Each person will see these programs in his
own comfortable "theatre-type" seat in an air-conditioned
Special sound equipment will be installed
to present the programs in five different languages via ear phones,
so that many of the two million foreign visitors will hear the
Gospel in their native tongue (French, Spanish, Portuguese, German
The programs will consist of live demonstrations
by Dr. George Speake and James Moon of the Moody Institute of
Science and films. With special laboratory equipment, Dr. Speake
will translate the wonders of science in terms of spiritual reality.
Visitors will see in action:
- The cry that can shatter glass
- A frozen shadow
- A flashlight that talks
- The stammering machine
- Metal rings floating in air
- 1,000,000 volts of man-made lightning
- Liquid lights from cold chemicals
- Invisible energy sets steel aflame
- Eyes that see in total darkness
- Electron magic with a ribbon of rust
- Some of the films to be shown cover such
fascinating topics as:
- City of the Bees
- Time and Eternity
- Window of the Soul
- Red River of Life
- God of the Atom
- God of Creation
- The Prior Claim
- Hidden Treasures
- Voice of the Deep
- Mystery of the 3 Clocks
- Facts of Faith
- Dust or Destiny
At least 12 programs are scheduled for each
day in the auditorium designed to hold 500 persons. This makes
it possible for us to reach 6,000 people every day of the Fair.
This is our unparalleled opportunity to evangelize to about two
million people who will be attending the Fair in 1964 and 1965.
To meet the holiday attitude and satisfy the
curiosity of people at the Fair, Sermons From Science is:
- Accurate from
a scientific point of view.
- Exciting from
an entertainment point of view.
from an intellectual point of view.
- Faithful from
a Biblical point of view.
Budget -- 1963 - 1964 - 1965
The Committee desires to present Sermons From
Science in the most attractive an efficient way possible -- all
to the glory of God. The cost of the Pavilion, including auditorium,
counseling facilities, lounge and office space, plus all landscaping
is estimated at $200,000. This figure has surprised professionals
in the building field, since original estimates were twice this
amount. Since the building is both functional in design and strikingly
attractive, it is the considered opinion that we are getting
top value for the money invested.
The budget has been constructed in order to
accomplish this objective and has been forecast in monthly requirements
to meet all expenses as they occur.
In meeting financial obligations, it is the
prayerful expectancy of the Committee that all bills be paid
on time, so that Sermons From Science is never in debt.
Also, the Committee is dependent on God to
supply the necessary funds through His people as needs are made
known to persons everywhere.