Christian Science services are open to the public for inspiration, fellowship, and healing. Our sermon is drawn entirely from the Holy 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). The service is conducted by two readers chosen by the membership of the church since the only “pastor” in Christian Science churches is the Bible and the Christian Science textbook. Hymns, prayer, and musical selections accompany the service. Child care for young children is provided during the service for those who are too young for Sunday School.
Note: A special church service is held at 10:00 in the morning on Thanksgiving Day. It includes a shorter sermon, similar to the Sunday sermon, as well as a period for sharing testimonies of gratitude for God’s blessings in our lives.
Our Sunday School, meeting concurrently with the church service, provides a strong spiritual education based on a practical understanding of God’s care. Young children and teens have discussions and practical lessons that enable them to understand God’s care for them. They learn how Jesus and his disciples healed others and how they can apply God’s healing power in their daily lives. Bible foundations include the Ten Commandments, the Sermon on the Mount by Jesus Christ, and the Lord’s Prayer. Bible stories and lessons are explored in the light of the Christian Science textbook. Infants and very young children are cared for in our childcare room until they are ready for Sunday School.
This service is a testimony meeting, during which those attending may share inspiration and accounts of healing that have resulted from their study and prayer, which have enabled the testifiers to demonstrate God’s healing power in their lives. The service includes hymn singing, readings from the Bible and correlative passages from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, prayer, and a period of about a half hour reserved for testimonies. Child care for young children is provided.
“The great I AM; the all-knowing, all-seeing, all-acting, all-wise, all-loving, and eternal; Principle; Mind; Soul; Spirit; Life; Truth; Love; all substance; intelligence.” Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, page 587