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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.



Sunday Church services and

Sunday School sessions begin at 10:00 am and are held at

780 Abrego Street in Monterey.  

Wednesday evening testimony meetings begin at 7:30 pm and are only conducted online.


You are welcome to attend our Sunday 10 am Church Services and our 10 am Sunday School Classes held in the church edifice at 780 Abrego Street in Monterey.  

Our Wednesday 7:30 pm Testimony Meetings are only available by telephone or online.  To access those meetings by telephone, dial 1-831-296-3513 and follow the prompts.  To connect by computer, open this link using a Google Chrome browser:  Then select "Join Conference”.

Enjoy singing along during our Wednesday church service with the hymn selections posted below.
Reading Room & Bookstore— Two locations to serve you
December 4-10, 2023

God the Preserver of Man

Golden Text: Psalms 16:1

Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.

Church Prayer Group

The topic and announcement for the next prayer group meeting is as follows:  “In our efforts to uplift humanity, the Prayer Committee invites everyone to support and expect healing at all of our church services.” The next Prayer Group meeting will be held on the last Thursday of the month, December 28th, at 2 pm in the Boardroom of the church.  All are welcome.


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Join us for an Arden Wood Christmas Celebration

Sunday, December 3 @ 2:00 pm PST

Come to Arden Wood in the Chapel or view on ZOOM online.

Registration is required. Please visit our website: 

For help, please call 415-379-2108

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Reading Room
The Reading Room and Bookstore in the church edifice at 780 Abrego, Monterey. 
Both of our Reading Rooms at 780 Abrego St. and 198 Bonifacio Place are open for in-person visits.

Please come and stop by.  We hope to see you soon.

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 

Closed on weekends

Phone Number:

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

Tel: 831-920-2300 (780 Abrego Street)

Fax: 831-324-4708

Reading Room
The Reading Room and Bookstore at 198 Bonifacio Place in Downtown Monterey. 
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Visiting Christian Science Nursing Service free of charge  in the Monterey Bay Area:

Please text or call Visiting Christian Science Nurse
Aicha Langel in advance to make an appointment or to ask any questions at 415-740-0460; or email

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If you would like to make a donation to the church, click on the button below:
Hymn selection ~ Wednesday, November 29

Hymn 15      

(Words by Bernhard S. Ingemann)


As gold by fire is tested,

Its purity shown forth,

So cleansing fires of Truth may prove

To man his native worth.


And as a mirror shows us

A likeness clear and bright,

So God forever sees His child

Revealed in radiant light.


’Twas thus the loving Master

Saw man’s perfection shine,

Beheld God’s child forever pure

In radiance all divine.

Hymn 496         

(Words by Andrew Reed & Samuel Longfellow)


Holy Spirit, Light divine,

Shine upon this heart of mine;

Kindle every high desire;

Cleanse my thought in Your pure fire.

Holy Spirit, Light divine,

Shine upon this heart of mine.

Shine upon this heart of mine,

Holy Spirit, Light divine.


Holy Spirit, Peace divine,

Still this restless heart of mine;

Speak to calm the tossing sea,

Stayed in Your tranquillity.

Holy Spirit, Peace divine,

Still this restless heart of mine.

Still this restless heart of mine,

Holy Spirit, Peace divine.


Holy Spirit, all divine,

Dwell within this heart of mine;

Bid my troubled thoughts be still;

With Your peace my spirit fill.

Holy Spirit, all divine,

Dwell within this heart of mine.

Dwell within this heart of mine,

Holy Spirit, all divine.

Hymn 19        

(Words by Hans A. Brorson)


Behold, they stand in robes of white

Who out of tribulation came,

With songs of joy upon their heads,

They praise His holy name.

O these are they whose hearts are pure,

And free from sin or any stain,

They stand before the throne of light,

Their joy shall never wane.


They worship Him in spirit new,

God’s messengers of Love and Life,

They do His will, they speak His Word,

That stills all pain and strife.

They show an ever clearer light,

Like stars they shall forever shine;

They witness truly to His Word,

And God saith, These are Mine.

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