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.

 

Notice: Church services on Sundays and Wednesdays and the Sunday School on-site will be temporarily discontinued at the 780 Abrego Street location until further notice.
Both the Downtown and Church Reading Room locations are also temporarily closed until further notice.
However, we will continue to provide the church Sunday services and Wednesday testimony meetings with our Uber Conference telephone and online capabilities. To access Sunday Service at 10 am Pacific and the Wednesday testimony meeting at 7:30 pm Pacific, dial 831-296-3513 to connect by telephone and follow the prompts. To connect by computer, you must open with Chrome browser and go to www.uberconference.com/room/churchserviceSelect "Join Conference".
Enjoy singing along during our church service with the hymn selections posted below.
Reading Room & Bookstore— Two locations to serve you
June 7-13 2021
This Week's Lesson:

God the Preserver of Man

Golden Text: Deuteronomy 33:12 The

…The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by him; him all the day long, and he shall dwell betweeen his shoulders.

Finding the light that frees us from fear
Here is a link to replay the Carmel church lecture from May 30 , 2021 that is
available to view for 3 months:
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Reading Room
The Reading Room and Bookstore in the church edifice at 780 Abrego, Monterey. 
Reading Room
The Reading Room and Bookstore at 198 Bonifacio Place in Downtown Monterey. 
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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

 

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

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Hymn selection ~ Sunday, June 13

1st Hymn: 77           

(James Montgomery)

 

God is my strong salvation;

What foe have I to fear?

In darkness and temptation,

My light, my help is near:

Though hosts encamp around me,

Firm in the fight I stand;

What terror can confound me,

With God at my right hand?

 

Place on the Lord reliance;

My heart, with courage wait;

His truth be thine affiance,

When faint and desolate:

His might thy heart shall strengthen,

His love thy joy increase;

Thy day shall mercy lengthen:

The Lord will give thee peace.

2nd Hymn: 540       

(Mary Baker Eddy)

 

O gentle presence, peace and joy and power;

O Life divine, that owns each waiting hour,

Thou Love that guards the nestling’s faltering flight!

Keep Thou my child on upward wing tonight.

 

Love is our refuge; only with

mine eye

Can I behold the snare, the pit,

the fall:

His habitation high is here,

and nigh,

His arm encircles me, and mine, and all.

 

O make me glad for every

scalding tear,

For hope deferred, ingratitude, disdain!

Wait, and love more for every hate, and fear

No ill,-since God is good, and

loss is gain.

 

Beneath the shadow of His

mighty wing;

In that sweet secret of the

narrow way,

Seeking and finding, with the angels sing:

“Lo, I am with you alway,”-watch and pray.

 

No snare, no fowler, pestilence

or pain;

No night drops down upon the troubled breast,

When heaven’s aftersmile earth’s tear-drops gain,

And mother finds her home and heav’nly rest.

Solo     

(“On Eagle’s Wings”

by Michael Joncas)

 

You who dwell in the shelter of

the Lord,

Who abide in His shadow for life,

Say to the Lord, “My refuge,

My rock in Whom I trust.” 

 

And He will raise you up on

eagle’s wings,

Bear you on the breath of dawn,

Make you to shine like the sun,

And hold you in the palm of

His hand.

 

The snare of the fowler will never capture you,

And famine will bring you no fear;

Under His wings your refuge,

His faithfulness your shield. 

 

And He will raise you up on

eagle’s wings,

Bear you on the breath of dawn,

Make you to shine like the sun,

And hold you in the palm of

His hand.

 

For to His angels He’s given a command,

To guard you in all of your ways,

Upon their hands they will bear you up,

Lest you dash your foot against

a stone. 

 

And He will raise you up on

eagle’s wings,

Bear you on the breath of dawn,

Make you to shine like the sun,

And hold you in the palm of

His hand.

And hold you in the palm of

His hand.

3rd Hymn: 350     

(Mary Peters)

 

Through the love of God our Saviour

All will be well;

Free and changeless is His favor;

All must be well;

Precious is the Love that healed us,

Perfect is the grace that sealed us,

Strong the hand stretched forth to shield us;

All, all is well.

 

Though we pass through tribulation,

All will be well;

Ours is such a full salvation,

All must be well;

Happy still, in God confiding,

Fruitful, when in Christ abiding,

Holy, through the Spirit’s guiding;

All, all is well.

 

We expect a bright tomorrow,

All will be well;

Faith can sing through days of sorrow,

All must be well;

While His truth we are applying,

And upon His love relying,

God is every need supplying,

All, all is well.

A Christian Science talk by Alex Fischer, CS