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 held 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 only and the Sunday School on-site have now resumed at the 780 Abrego Street location. Wednesday evening testimony meetings
are online only.


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/churchservice
Select "Join Conference".

Enjoy singing along during our church service with the hymn selections posted below.
Reading Room & Bookstore— Two locations to serve you
September 19-25, 2022
This Week's Lesson:

Reality

Golden Text:  I John 1:5 God

…God is light, and in him

is no darkness at all.

Church Prayer Group

The Prayer Committee is asking that we each consider and pray for an uplifted concept of democracy for our church and country.

 

The next meeting will be on

Thursday, Sept. 29 at 2:15 upstairs in the church Board Room.  

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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 ALangel@ardenwood.org

If you would like to make a donation to the church, click on the button below:
Hymn selection ~ Sunday, September 25

1st Hymn: 206                   

(Words by Duncan Sinclair)

 

O God, our Father-Mother, Love,

Purge Thou our hearts from sin,

That in Thy radiancy divine

We may with eyes undimmed define

Thy will, reality.

 

O God, our Father-Mother, Truth,

Send forth Thy light sublime,

That in its pure and cleansing rays

We may, with thought attuned

to praise,

Behold reality.

 

O God, our Father-Mother, Life,

Reveal in us Thy might,

That henceforth we may live

to Thee,

In all our ways reflecting Thee,

And know reality.

2nd Hymn: 408                 

(Words by Edith Gaddis Brewer)

 

Prayer with our waking thought ascends,

Great God of light, to Thee;

Darkness is banished in the glow

Of Thy reality.

 

Lo, to our widening vision dawns

The realm of Soul supreme,

Faith-lighted peaks of Spirit stand

Revealed in morning’s beam.

 

Thus in Thy radiance vanishes

Death’s drear and gloomy night;

Thus all creation hears anew

Truth’s call, Let there be light.

3rd Hymn: 550            

(“Christ My Refuge” by Mary Baker Eddy)

 

O’er waiting harpstrings of the mind

There sweeps a strain,

Low, sad, and sweet, whose

measures bind

The power of pain,

 

And wake a white-winged angel throng

Of thoughts, illumed

By faith, and breathed in raptured song,

With love perfumed.

 

Then His unveiled, sweet mercies show

Life’s burdens light.

I kiss the cross, and wake to know

A world more bright.

 

And o’er earth’s troubled, angry sea

I see Christ walk,

And come to me, and tenderly,

Divinely talk.

 

Thus Truth engrounds me on the rock,

Upon Life’s shore,

‘Gainst which the winds and waves

can shock,

Oh, nevermore!

 

From tired joy and grief afar,

And nearer Thee,—

Father, where Thine own children are,

I love to be.

 

My prayer, some daily good to do

To Thine, for Thee;

An offering pure of Love, whereto

God leadeth me.

Solo                 

(Words by Christopher Walker)

 

The Lord is my light, my help,

my salvation.

Why should I fear?

With God I fear no one.

God protects me all my life.

With the Lord what

should I dread?

 

(Refrain)

The Lord is my light,

The Lord is my help,

The Lord is my salvation.

 

There is one thing I ask of the

Lord that I long for:

All of my days with God to be dwelling,

Gazing with awe at the

beauty of God,

And in wonder look on

God’s house.

 

(Refrain)

The Lord is my light,

The Lord is my help,

The Lord is my salvation.

 

I know I will live to see the

Lord’s goodness,

Now, in this life I’m sure

I will see it.

Trust in the Lord, be strong

and be brave;

Wait in hope for God,

our salvation.

 

(Refrain)

The Lord is my light,

The Lord is my help,

The Lord is my salvation.