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 and Wednesdays and the Sunday School on-site will be temporarily discontinued at the 780 Abrego Street location until further notice.
However, 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 PDT and the Wednesday testimony meeting at 7:30 pm PDT, 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.
To find online Christian Science church services in other areas, please go to this link:
https://www.christianscience.com/publications-and-activities/online-church-services?icid=Homepage:eyebrown-nav:Online%20church%20services
Both the Downtown and Church Reading Room locations are temporarily closed until further notice.
Events
Live Web Lecture
Fujiko Signs, CSB
Love without limit, life without fear 
Sunday, September 20
5:00 pm PDT 

Oakland, CA

Webinar URL: www.zoom.us/j/95170732696

510-832-2364

www.christianscienceoakland.org

Around the world people are looking for prayer that brings healing and peace to their lives.  International speaker, Fujiko Signs says, “In my own experience an understanding of God brings healing and goodness into my life.”

“During this lecture we will explore the relationship between prayer and healing and the universal truth that unifies,” says Signs.  “We will talk about how to understand God and how spirituality and childlikeness relate.”

The ideas shared in Signs’ lecture are based on the teachings of Jesus as recorded in the Bible, and as explained in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, including the spiritual sense of the Lord’s Prayer.

Reading Room & Bookstore— Two locations to serve you

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 

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

September 21-27, 2020
This Week's Lesson:

Reality

Revelation 21:1 I saw (to :), 4 and there (to :)

. . . I saw a new heaven and a new earth: . . . and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain:

Live Web Lecture
Michelle Nanouche, CSB
Finding your immunity from disease 
Thursday, September 24
11:00 am CDT  (9:00 am PDT)

Excelsior, Minnesota

Webinar URL: www.bit.ly/3gDUSxA

949-322-5292

The talk will focus on universal healing precepts found in the Holy Bible, especially in Christ Jesus’ life and teachings, showing how they are available for anyone to understand and experience through the lens of Christian Science.

This talk shares a reassuring message: the prayer that reduces fear brings out one’s natural immunity to disease and heals the symptoms of disease.

Sharing examples of healing from her own life and professional practice of Christian Science, Nanouche will explain why Christian Science is both Christian and scientific, meaning that people can prove its effectiveness for themselves, as fully described in the book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, written by the founder of the Christian Science movement, Mary Baker Eddy.

Reading Room
The Reading Room and Bookstore in the church edifice at 780 Abrego, Monterey. 

 
See article on the "About Us" page on the drop down menu.

 
Live Web Lecture
Melanie Wahlberg, CS
Never alone: How spiritual ideas work in us 
Saturday, October 3
1:00 pm PDT 

Monterey, California

Webinar URL: www.zoom.us/j/82740588074

Or call 646-558-8656 to join, then enter 827 4058 8074

When we feel stuck, we naturally want answers. It would be reassuring to feel supported instead of alone in our efforts to progress. In this talk, I discuss what I’ve found helpful from my practice of Christian Science healing: a way to experience God as an active presence of good in our lives, and a reliable source of fresh ideas that bring about inspired solutions.   

 

Ideas from God, rooted in the spirituality that makes up our true nature, stir something new in our consciousness. They uplift our outlook -- sometimes before we even realize -- in ways that change our lives and our health for the better. 

 

During the lecture, I refer to God as divine Love or Mind, rather than as a superhuman figure making arbitrary decisions about our lives. This divine Mind is the infinite, loving source of all good, timeless ideas. God’s thoughts remind us of our spiritual identity, show us our potential, and enable us to heal and to be healed.

 

But how do we find these healing ideas consistently?  We’ll look at the teachings of Christ Jesus, our best and most practical example. And we’ll delve into Mary Baker Eddy’s book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, as the explanation of Christian Science healing based on Christ Jesus’ life. I’ll give examples of how this healing approach has transformed lives, including a mother and her infant daughter who experienced physical healing. The mother said, “It felt like the ideas themselves did the work.”

 
Hymn selection ~ Sunday, September 20
 

Hymn 134

(Samuel Longfellow)

 

I look to Thee in every need,

And never look in vain;

I feel Thy touch, eternal Love,

And all is well again:

The thought of Thee is mightier far

Than sin and pain and sorrow are.

 

Thy calmness bends serene above,

My restlessness to still;

Around me flows Thy quickening life

To nerve my faltering will:

Thy presence fills my solitude;

Thy providence turns all to good.

 

Embosomed deep in Thy dear love,

Held in Thy law, I stand:

Thy hand in all things I behold,

And all things in Thy hand.

Thou leadest me by unsought ways,

Thou turn’st my mourning into praise.

Hymn 329

(Frederic W. Root)

 

The heavens declare the glory

Of Him who made all things;

Each day repeats the story,

Each night its tribute brings.

To earth’s remotest border

His mighty power is known;

In beauty, grandeur, order,

His handiwork is shown.

 

His law man’s pathway brightens,

His judgments all are pure,

His Word the thought enlightens,

And ever shall endure.

To heed His testimony,

And Wisdom’s way to hold,

Is sweeter far than honey,

And better far than gold.

 

In daily contemplation

Of Thee, I take delight;

O, let my meditation

Lay hold of Thee aright.

O, aid me in suppression

Of idle thought or word;

O, keep me from transgression,

Redeemer, strength, and Lord.

Hymn 371

(Margaret Morrison)

 

We lift our hearts in praise,

O God of Life, to Thee,

And would reflect in all our ways

Thy purity.

Thy thoughts our lives enfold,

And free us from all fear;

All strife is stilled, all grief consoled,

For Thou art here.

 

We lift our hearts in praise,

O God of Truth, to Thee,

And find within Thy perfect law

Our liberty.

We bless Thy mighty name

In this exalted hour,

And to the world in faith proclaim

Thy healing power.

 

We lift our hearts in praise,

O God of Love, to Thee,

With joy to find through darkened days

Thy harmony.

O Father-Mother Love,

We triumph ‘neath Thy rod,

We glory in Thy light, and prove

That Thou art God.

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