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 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.


A Christian Science Talk
How to make change for the better
Janet Hagerty

Sunday, January 5, 2020

3:00 pm

Novato Oaks Inn, Oaks Room
215 Alameda De Prado
Novato, California, USA


I may not be an architect, but I know the value of a strong foundation. My life improved when I began building on new views of myself and my identity, which sprang from a better concept of God than I’d had before. This better concept of God brought healing changes to my life in a way that was deep and lasting.

Building this new foundation began when my mother-in-law introduced me to Christian Science. As I explored the ideas in the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, I began to get a very different view of God. Never before had I encountered the idea that God is not merely sometimes good or just a little bit good, but all good, only good, always. To think of God as pure goodness, and to discover that this same all-good God was the source of what I am and what everyone is without exception, was, to me, a new and life-changing way to think about existence.

These new ideas showed me the power of God, divine goodness, at work in all of our lives--providing solutions to challenges such as sickness, dishonesty, and career setbacks, which often seem like they can shake our foundation and connection to what’s good. This had a practical effect in my own life, bringing a quick healing of a long-standing food allergy. And, as time has gone on, this foundational understanding of God as pure good has transformed my life in many ways, including the healing of a serious illness and the restoration of my career.

I invite you to join me in discovering how you can establish your own strong foundation and experience the life-changing effects of building on this solid basis for yourself and the world.

Christmas Celebration
Sunday, December 8​
2:00 pm and 5:00 pm
Vocalists Jennifer Foster and
Gregory Rahming

For more information:

(415) 379-2108 or visit www.ardenwood.org



Reading Room & Bookstore— Two locations to serve you
Reading Room & Bookstore— Two locations to serve you
Reading Room
The Reading Room and Bookstore in the church edifice at 780 Abrego, Monterey. 


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


Come visit our newly remodeled

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

December 9-15, 2019
This Week's Lesson:

God the Preserver of Man

Golden Text: Psalms 32:7

Your are my hiding place;

You shall preserve me

from trouble;

You shall surround me

with songs of deliverance.

See article on next page.

Expanded Visiting Christian Science Nursing Service (VCSNS) to the Monterey Bay Area
Open to all relying on Christian Science healing treatment in the Monterey Bay region are eligible to receive care from an Arden Wood Visiting Christian Science Nurse at no cost! 
An experienced Christian Science nurse will be available twice a month to make home visits. You are welcome to call with any questions, and please call or email ahead to schedule an appointment. All calls and visits are confidential.
Any of your members and regular attendees are welcome to call or email to schedule an appointment. All calls and visits are confidential. This service is free of charge thanks to a generous donor.

For more information:

(415) 740-0460 or alangel@ardenwood.org

Aicha Langel, Assistant Director

Visiting Christian Science Nursing Service



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