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.
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 held 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
August 15-21, 2022
This Week's Lesson:
Golden Text: Psalms 115:12 (to 1st ;)
The Lord hath been mindful
of us: he will bless us;
Church Prayer Group
The next meeting will be on Tuesday, August 30 at 2 pm in the church's board room.
The prayer focus will be on listening and being receptive to Truth, as we "replace the objects of material sense with spiritual ideas." (SH:123). The meeting is casual and is centered on church. You are welcome to bring and enjoy snacks.
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)
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:
To find online Christian Science church services in other areas, please go to this link:
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
The Visiting Nurse from Arden Wood will be in our area on Wednesday, August 24th.
Please contact Aicha Langel if you need assistance. Director of Visiting Christian Science Nursing Service
Arden Wood, Inc. 415-740-0460.
If you would like to make a donation to the church, click on the button below:
Hymn selection ~ Wednesday, August 17
(Words by Elizabeth G. Barlow)
“Lord, ... open his eyes, that he may see,”
The mighty prophet prayed.
Send not armies great and strong,
Neither strength to battle wrong,
But lift his vision to behold
Your truth already here,
The legions of omnipotence,
The hosts of Your deliverance.
Awake, O man, and know
Love’s all-embracing sphere.
Lord, open my eyes that I may see
Your presence everywhere,
My dwelling circled by Your might,
My mountaintop aflame with light,
The shining sentinels of Your love
Triumphant in this hour.
For You with me are greater far
Than all the seeming evils are.
Be still, O heart, and trust
God’s omnipresent power.
(Words by H.)
In atmosphere of Love divine,
We live, and move, and breathe;
Though mortal eyes may see it not,
‘Tis sense that would deceive.
The mortal sense we must destroy,
If we would bring to light
The wonders of eternal Mind,
Where sense is lost in sight.
For God, immortal Principle,
Is with us everywhere;
He holds us perfect in His love,
And we His image bear.
(Words by Violet Hay)
From these Your children gathered in Your name,
From hearts made whole, from lips redeemed from woe,
Your praise, Almighty, shall forever flow.
O perfect Life, in Your completeness held,
None can beyond Your omnipresence stray;
Safe in Your Love, we live and sing alway
O perfect Mind, reveal Your likeness true,
That higher selfhood which we all must prove,
Joy and dominion, love reflecting Love.
O Soul, inspiring-give us vision clear,
Break earth-bound fetters, sweep away the veil,
Show the new heaven and earth that shall prevail.