God is our refuge and strength, a very
present help in trouble.
In divine Science, where prayers are mental, all may avail themselves of God as “a very present help in trouble.”
(Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy, pp. 12:31–1)
Welcome to First Church of Christ,
Scientist, Glendale, one of the many world-wide branches of The First Church of Christ,
Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts. We are happy to share our church
home with you. Our church services are offered in-person or via Zoom.
Give unto the LORD the glory due
unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.
You are warmly invited to attend our Sunday morning church service from 10-11 am. Our sermon is based on a
weekly Bible Lesson, an essential element of The Church of Christ, Scientist, whose purpose is "healing and saving the world from sin and death" (Mary Baker Eddy, Manual of The Mother Church, p. 19). The
from the King James Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science
and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer
and Founder of Christian Science. This healing service also includes
the Lord’s Prayer, music, a vocal solo, and hymns.
Link for Zoom Meeting:
Prelude begins 10 minutes before the hour.
Love is impartial and universal in its adaptation and bestowals. It is the open fount which cries, “Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters.”
(Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy, p. 12:31)
Wednesday evening meeting
The meeting includes short readings from the King James Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy on a
healing topic. The remainder of the meeting
is for the sharing of testimonies of healing and spiritual insights
from the study of Christian Science. The meeting also includes prayer and hymns.
Link for Zoom Meeting:
Prelude begins 10 minutes before the service.
....all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children.
Sunday School and Childcare
Our Sunday School welcomes children and young people up to the age of 20.
Sunday School meets at 10:00 am, the same hour as our church service. Childcare
is provided for toddlers and infants. Sunday School teaching is based on the
Bible. Students learn about God’s ever-present care for them, as well
as how to pray and heal the challenges they might face. The Ten Commandments,
Christ Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, the Lord’s Prayer, and Bible stories are
among the first lessons.
Our church includes a Reading Room on site. Christian Science Reading
Rooms provide a place for quiet spiritual study and prayer. Many have been
healed through the deep inner communion with God that’s at the heart of
Christian Science teaching. Visitors can borrow or purchase Bibles and Bible
reference materials, the award-winning newspaper,
The Christian Science Monitor, as well as the Christian Science textbook and other publications. The
Reading Room staff welcome your questions.
Reading Room Hours
Saturdays: 10 am to 1 pm
Wednesdays: 4:30 pm to 6 pm
The second and fourth Tuesday of each month: 10 am to 1 pm
You are invited to watch the replay of our talk on Christian Science
Please scroll below to find the replay, and to find details about our speaker, Mark McCurties, CS.
About our speaker
One of the central themes of Christ Jesus’ ministry was to teach and show that the power of God’s love can help us to overcome the various injustices that we face in the world. In fact, Jesus fully proved the power of God’s might. He healed all kinds of disease, transformed the worst types of behavior, he stopped violent acts from occurring, and he forgave his enemies in order to save them, proving hatred to be powerless in the face of divine Love. Ultimately, Jesus showed that the power of God’s love doesn’t just help us to cope with the ills of the world; it helps us to conquer them.
Yet, for all the remarkable healing work that Jesus did, he never once took the credit. Instead he always gave the glory and honor to God, our Father in heaven. So sincere was Jesus in his expression of humility that he even said, “I can of my own self do nothing” (John 5:30). In other words, Christ Jesus, the Son of God, who overcame all the ugliness that the world could throw at him, said (in essence), the good that I do isn’t personal to me; it’s the Father working through me.
Mary Baker Eddy, the woman who founded the Christian Science church, perceived the powerful impact that Jesus’ humility had on his healing and saving mission. She wrote, “Great charity and humility is necessary in this work of healing. The loving patience of Jesus, we must strive to emulate.” (Miscellaneous Writings 7:7-9)
In this lecture, we will discuss how learning to follow the example of Christ Jesus, particularly his profound display of humility, can empower each one of us to heal and to overcome the hard problems that we face. We will discuss what true humility is, how it links us to God, and by extension, how it connects us with God’s healing and saving laws. There is great need for healing in the world today, and Christ-like humility can help us to meet that demand.
Click here for more information about Mark.
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