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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.



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:  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
September 25-October 1, 2023


Golden Text: I Peter 2:11

Dear friends, since you are immigrants and strangers in the world, I urge that you avoid worldly desires that wage war against your lives.

The Golden Text is from the Common English Bible.

Upcoming Lecture

How Spiritual Perception Brings Healing

by Alexandre Fischer, CS

October 7, 2023

11:30 am

Sunset Center, Outside Terrace

San Carlos Street, Carmel

Sponsored by First Church Christ Scientist, Carmel

Church Prayer Group

The next Prayer Group meeting will be held on the 4th Thursday of the month, September 28 at 2:00 pm.  The topic is “The divine right to be included” which is the title of a Christian Science Sentinel article by Ron Ballard.  All are welcome.


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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

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If you would like to make a donation to the church, click on the button below:
Hymn selection ~ Wednesday, September 20

Hymn 329      

(Words by 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 134         

(Words by 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 520        

(Words by Katherine K. Davis)


Let all things now living

A song of thanksgiving

To God our creator triumphantly raise;

Who fashioned and made us,

Protected and stayed us,

By guiding us forward throughout all our days.

God’s angels are o’er us,

Pure light goes before us,

A pillar of fire shining forth in the night:

Till shadows have vanished,

All fearfulness banished,

As forward we travel from light into Light.


By law God enforces,

The stars in their courses

And sun in its orbit obediently shine;

The hills and the mountains,

The rivers and fountains,

The depths of the ocean proclaim God divine.

We, too, should be voicing

Our love and rejoicing

With glad adoration, a song let us raise:

Let all things now living

Unite in thanksgiving,

To God in the highest, hosanna and praise.

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