Meet our pastor

A unique aspect of the Christian Science church is that two books are ordained as the pastor of our church: The Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.

In a message addressed to The Mother Church (The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts) as the Leader of the Christian Science movement, Mary Baker Eddy, wrote “Your dual and impersonal pastor, the Bible, and “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” is with you; and the Life these give, the Truth they illustrate, the Love they demonstrate, is the great Shepherd that feedeth my flock, and leadeth them “beside the still waters.” (Miscellaneous Writings 1883-1896, p. 322

Our Sunday services consist mainly of the reading of a Christian Science weekly Bible Lesson. (These are prepared for branch churches around the world by The Mother Church.) This “Lesson Sermon” is read by two lay readers who are elected by the members to read for a year at a time. This Bible lesson is available for study prior to the service, but on Sundays we come together to hear it read and sing hymns of praise on either side of that Lesson.

On Wednesday evenings the testimony meeting is run by the First Reader, who reads exclusively from the Bible and Science and Health, on a topic of the Reader’s choosing. That is then followed by an opportunity for anyone in the congregation to stand up and give their testimonies of healing or share enlightened ideas they have gained from their spiritual study and practice.

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