First Church of Christ, Scientist
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.
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.)
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: www.uberconference.com/room/churchservice. 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
March 27-April 2, 2023
This Week's Lesson:
Golden Text: I John 4:1 (to ;)
Beloved, do not believe every spirit,
but test the spirits, whether they are
Church Prayer Group
For our next prayer committee meeting, the congregation is invited to join us to discuss this topic:
“Have faith, not fear for the future.”
Our next meeting will be on Thursday, April 27 at 2:15 in the church Board room. Everyone is welcome.
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):
Sat 11 am–3pm
Hours (Reading Room–780 Abrego St., Monterey):
Closed on weekends
Tel: 831-372-5076 (198 Bonifacio Place)
Tel: 831-920-2300 (780 Abrego Street)
An in-person talk on Christian Science
Giving freely of ourselves and what we all gain
by Melanie Wahlberg, CS
Member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship
April 8, 2023
10:30 am PT
1575 Albatross Dr
Livestream at: ChristianScienceSunnyvale.org
For more information:
The Reading Room and Bookstore at 198 Bonifacio Place in Downtown Monterey.
You’re warmly invited to attend free, public talks by practitioners of Christian Science via webinars. Click the link below to view upcoming calendar of online lectures:
Find a lecture
To find online Christian Science church services in other areas, please go to this link:
Christian Science churches
Websites to more information on Christian Science
Christian Science Nursing Facilities in Central California:
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 ~ Wednesday, March 29
(Author Friedrich Preller)
Fearful heart, put all your cares
Completely in your dear God’s hands;
Love feeds you with Her great strength
And your faith will always stand.
Now as you go safely forward,
Walk securely in Love’s grace.
Give to God the praise and glory;
Fear and doubt have no more place.
Longing heart, don’t give up hope
When threats of evil overwhelm.
Love now keeps Her promise true,
God’s sure hand is at the helm.
Bringing joy when all seems darkness—
God will keep you safe, secure.
You go forward, loved and peaceful:
Victory is always sure.
(Words by Horatius Bonar)
Not what I am, O Lord, but what Thou art;
That, that alone can be my soul’s true rest;
Thy love, not mine, bids fear and
And stills the tumult of my troubled breast.
Girt with the love of God, on every side,
I breathe that love as heaven’s own
I work and pray, and follow still my guide,
And fear no foe, escaping every snare.
‘Tis what I know of Thee, my Lord and God,
That fills my soul with peace, my lips
Thou art my health, my joy, my staff, my rod;
I lean on Thee, in weakness I am strong.
(Words by Mildred Spring Case)
Forget not who you are, O child of God,
For God demands of you reflection pure;
Your heritage is goodly, and your home,
In Spirit’s warm embrace, is safe, secure.
You are the child of Spirit, sinless, pure—
Yours is a perfect beauty, born of Soul—
Complete with health, vitality, and grace.
For is not God, your Father, perfect, whole?
Your understanding, too, comes straight from God.
For in that Mind, magnificent and clear,
You are conceived by Love, a perfect child,
Unhampered by the flesh, or doubt, or fear.
So now look up to God’s pure holy light
And greet with fearless joy each coming day.
Of royal birth, you are a King’s own child—
And God is yours, and you are God’s alway.