What is the Church of Christ, Scientist?
Mary Baker Eddy published her seminal work on spirituality and healing, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, in 1875. Her lifelong reverence for the life and teachings of Christ Jesus inspired a compelling desire that his healings be known and practiced universally. In 1879 she established what became The First Church of Christ, Scientist to “commemorate the Word and Works of our Master, Christ Jesus, and reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of Healing.” (p.17 Church Manual). For more information about Christian Science and Mrs. Eddy, visit www.christianscience.com.
What is a branch church?
The Church of Christ, Scientist includes branch Churches of Christ, Scientist as well as smaller organizations called Christian Science Societies. They’re all branches of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. The Church Manual provides the basis for all the activities of a branch. It covers requirements such as maintaining a foundation of spiritual healing, democratic church government, and the order of services. Today branch churches and societies are located in over 75 countries.
What will I find at a branch church?
Visit a branch church and you’ll discover people who study and practice Christian Science as their way of life. You’ll be welcomed at services. You can connect with individuals who would love to share information about Christian Science with you. Each branch also maintains a community-based Christian Science Reading Room where anyone can explore as well as purchase the many resources published by the Christian Science Publishing Society. We hope you’ll join us at the 29 North Church Street branch in Doylestown. To find any Christian Science branch church, society, or Reading Room in your community or worldwide, visit www.christianscience.com.