Welcome

Welcome

 

We are happy that you are here. Whether you are searching for information about Christian Science or wanting to know about our services, we are here to offer loving help.

Our Mission

 

This Christian Science Church is one of the worldwide branches of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, founded by Mary Baker Eddy in 1879. The Christian Science Church is “…designed to commemorate the word and works of our Master, which should reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing.” (Manual of The Mother Church by Mrs. Eddy.
P. 17.)

Sunday School

 

Our Sunday School is provided for students up to the age of 20. Instruction, which includes the teachings and healings of Christ Jesus, is from the Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy. Students are taught of God’s love for them and of the relevance of Jesus’ teachings to their lives.

Services

 

Services are at 780 Abrego Street, Monterey.

Sunday morning service and Sunday school begins at 10:00 AM. 

Wednesday evening testimony meeting is at 7:30 PM.

 

Events
A Christian Science Talk
A spiritual revolution: The quest to experience God
Giulia Nesi-Tetreau

Monday, February 24, 2020

7:30 pm

Christian Science Church

201 Ravenswood Ave.

Menlo Park, California 94025
650-322-5600 

As a child, I learned that God is all love. But at the same time, He (never She) could be distant, unknowable, and judgmental. He was loving, but could punish us harshly. He sent sunshine and babies, but also storms, wars, and disease.

Longing for meaningful connection with the divine, this two-sided God was no comfort to me as I grew older. I wanted to feel unconditional love, that God would be a reliable help no matter what I was dealing with or going through. And I didn’t just want to know about God. I wanted to experience God.

My yearning was actually part of what I understand to be a larger spiritual revolution. Worldwide, across cultures, people are seeking a truer sense of Deity. Spirit, God (or what- ever we call our Source) is impelling us all toward a life that’s bigger and deeper than what we perceive with the five senses.

This impulsion led me to Christian Science, which, based on the life and teachings of Christ Jesus, explains that God is pure Love, and the source of all good feminine as well as masculine qualities. It also teaches that we all are God’s beloved children - always, in all conditions - and that what’s true and enduring is the good in our nature. These are and continue to be revolutionary concepts. So revolutionary that, as they change our viewpoints about God and ourselves, we can experience healing from disease and suffering as Jesus showed us.

Here’s an example. A friend’s seven-year-old daughter was diagnosed as having gallstones. My friend felt so alarmed by her daughter’s pain and the possibility of surgery as recom- mended treatment.

So we talked about the Christian Science understanding of God as pure Love. We also prayed to see my friend’s daughter as the image and likeness of this Love — a beautiful tapestry of perfect spiritual elements: intelligence, generosity, compassion, lovable, and loved by God.

As we prayed, we felt an influx of divine light — a direct experience of the reality, power, and presence of God. On the next visit to the doctor, there were no gallstones. Nor have they reappeared in the decades since.

This experience is just one thread of a larger story. People everywhere are rebelling against antiquated concepts of God. As we all grow to a truer understanding of our Source — and ourselves — healing is the natural result.

Reading Room & Bookstore— Two locations to serve you
Reading Room & Bookstore— Two locations to serve you
Reading Room
The Reading Room and Bookstore in the church edifice at 780 Abrego, Monterey. 

 

Christ’s unblemished, glorious church

By Mónica Esefer Passaglia

From the February 2020 issue of The Christian Science Journal

https://journal.christianscience.com/shared/view/torirj21ui?s=e

 

Our Reading Room offers a quiet sanctuary to the community for study and prayer. It also serves as a bookstore, lending library, and information center for those wishing to learn more about Christian Science.

Available resources include The Christian Science Monitor, a timely international news magazine; monthly and weekly religious magazines; CDs of inspirational articles and music; biographies of Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer and founder of  Christian Science; many study resources including Bible dictionaries, concordances, and translations; and a computer for related research purposes.

There are 2 locations to serve you:

198 Bonifacio Place, Downtown Monterey

780 Abrego Street, Monterey

 

Come visit our newly remodeled

Downtown Reading Room!  

Hours (Reading Room–198 Bonifacio Place, Monterey):

Mon–Fri 11am–4pm 

Sat 11 am–3pm

Hours (Reading Room–780 Abrego St., Monterey):

Mon–Fri 11am–4pm 

Sun Open before and after service

 

Phone Number:

Tel: 831-372-5076 (198 Bonifacio Place)

Tel: 831-920-2300 (780 Abrego Street)

Fax: 831-324-4708

February 24-March 1, 2020
This Week's Lesson:

Christ Jesus

Golden Text: John 10:11 ( to :) 

I am the good shepherd:

See article on next page.

 
Expanded Visiting Christian Science Nursing Service (VCSNS) to the Monterey Bay Area
Open to all relying on Christian Science healing treatment in the Monterey Bay region are eligible to receive care from an Arden Wood Visiting Christian Science Nurse at no cost! 
An experienced Christian Science nurse will be available twice a month to make home visits. You are welcome to call with any questions, and please call or email ahead to schedule an appointment. All calls and visits are confidential.
Any of your members and regular attendees are welcome to call or email to schedule an appointment. All calls and visits are confidential. This service is free of charge thanks to a generous donor.

For more information:

(415) 740-0460 or alangel@ardenwood.org

Aicha Langel, Assistant Director

Visiting Christian Science Nursing Service

 

 

A Christian Science Talk
A new view of God and its effect on well-being
Philip Hockley

Monday, March 2, 2020

7:00 pm

Gilroy Library, Community Room

350 W 6th Street

Gilroy, CA 95020

408-767-2280 

Divine Love erases suffering from our lives as naturally as sunrise banishes night.

Sponsored by First Church of Christ Scientist, Gilroy

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