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 only and the Sunday School on-site have now resumed at the 780 Abrego Street location.

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
May 23-29, 2022
This Week's Lesson:

Ancient and Modern Necromancy, alias Mesmerism and Hypnotism, Denounced

Golden Text: Isaiah 25:17

[The Lord] will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the veil that is spread over all nations.

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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, May 22

2nd Hymn: 533                

(Words by Pauline T.)

 

My life flows on in endless song

Above earth’s lamentation;

I hear the sweet though far-off hymn

That hails a new creation.

Through all the tumult and the strife

I hear the music ringing;

It finds an echo in my soul.

How can I keep from singing?

 

What though my human

comforts die,

The Lord my Savior liveth;

What though the darkness

gather round,

Songs in the night God giveth.

No storm can shake my inmost calm

While to that Rock I’m clinging;

Since Love is God of heaven

and earth,

How can I keep from singing?

 

I lift mine eyes, the cloud grows thin;

I see the blue above it.

And day by day this pathway smooths

Since first I learned to love it.

The peace of Christ makes

fresh my heart,

A fountain ever springing;

All things are mine since I am God’s.

How can I keep from singing?

1st Hymn: 245                    

(Words by Frederic W. Root)

 

O tender, loving Shepherd,

We long to follow thee,

To follow where thou leadest,

Though rough the path may be;

Though dark and heavy shadows

Enshroud the way with gloom,

We know that Love will guide us,

And safely lead us home.

 

We know, beloved Shepherd,

The path that thou hast trod

Leads ever out of darkness,

And on and up to God.

If from that path we wander,

And far astray we roam,

O, call us, faithful Shepherd,

And bring us safely home.

 

Throughout the way, dear Shepherd,

Thy strong hand doth uphold;

The weary ones, at nightfall,

Thou gently dost enfold.

And when to Truth’s green pastures

With joy at length we come,

There shall we find, O Shepherd,

Our blest, eternal home.

3rd Hymn:307                      

(Words by Mary Baker Eddy)

 

Shepherd, show me how to go

O’er the hillside steep,

How to gather, how to sow,-

How to feed Thy sheep;

I will listen for Thy voice,

Lest my footsteps stray;

I will follow and rejoice

All the rugged way.

 

Thou wilt bind the stubborn will,

Wound the callous breast,

Make self-righteousness be still,

Break earth’s stupid rest.

Strangers on a barren shore,

Lab’ring long and lone,

We would enter by the door,

And Thou know’st Thine own;

 

So, when day grows dark and cold,

Tear or triumph harms,

Lead Thy lambkins to the fold,

Take them in Thine arms;

Feed the hungry, heal the heart,

Till the morning’s beam;

White as wool, ere they depart,

Shepherd, wash them clean.

Solo:                  

From Sense to Soul

(Words by Violet Hay)

 

From sense to Soul my pathway

lies before me,

From mist and shadow into

Truth’s clear day;

The dawn of all things real is breaking o’er me,

My heart is singing: I have

found the way.

 

I reach Mind’s open door,

and at its portal

I know that where I stand is

holy ground;

I feel the calm and joy of

things immortal,

The loveliness of Love is

all around.

 

The way leads upward and

its goal draws nearer,

Thought soars enraptured, fetterless and free;

The vision infinite to me

grows clearer,

I touch the fringes of eternity.