Many branch Churches of Christ, Scientist, and Christian Science Societies support institutional committees or have individual members who participate in institutional work, engaging with people in such places as prisons or hospitals. Hugh Eccles, Bob Woodard, and Patricia Woodard are all involved with this kind of activity, volunteering their time to conduct Christian Science services, discuss Christian Science, and sponsor Christian Science lectures in jails and prisons in their respective areas.
Timothy MacDonald has been a Christian Science practitioner and teacher for many years. In a phone call, I spoke to him about what led him to become a practitioner, why he wants to encourage others to consider pursuing this healing ministry for themselves, and some of the lessons he’s learned along the way about what it takes to be a successful practitioner.
A team of dedicated Church employees works daily to provide fresh and inspiring resources to young students of Christian Science. They work with Christian Science Organizations on college campuses around the world, help plan youth summits, support Sunday School superintendents and teachers, and publish blogs and discussion questions on their website, time4thinkers.
Jen McLaughlin still vividly recalls the expectancy of healing that led her, many years ago, to turn to the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures after skinning her knees in a fall from her bike. Even as a little girl she had an unwavering confidence that the truth in these books would bring freedom from injury and pain.
In this JSH-Online. com audio podcast , adapted for print, Christian Science practitioner and teacher Kevin Graunke spoke with Audio Producer Rita Polatin.
The Mary Baker Eddy Library is an incredible resource for anyone interested in Mary Baker Eddy and Christian Science. From supporting top-notch scholarship and research about Mrs.
In this JSH-Online. com audio podcast, adapted for print, Christian Science practitioner Kurt Stark spoke with Audio Producer Rita Polatin.
For Valerie Unger, “Feed my sheep”—instruction from Christ Jesus that she has been thinking a great deal about lately—serves as an apt job description. As Manager of Branch and Reading Room Activities at The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, she has found this to be a guiding light for her and her colleagues in nurturing its branches and societies, and in helping strengthen their foundation in Christ-healing.
The year that Mary Baker Eddy established The Christian Science Monitor , its Editor-in-Chief, Archibald McLellan, wrote that Christian Scientists were “requested to subscribe for the Monitor” because its success rested solely on their support, though they alone would not be interested in a paper of such high quality and “character” ( Christian Science Sentinel, October 17, 1908 ). More than simply subscribe to the Monitor, or read it, the expectation was that Christian Scientists everywhere would engage with its content on a deeply spiritual level, in order to help meet humanity’s pressing need for stability, justice, peace, and healing, in a challenging world.
Mary Baker Eddy authored a wide range of articles, essays, and letters on Christmas, all found in Prose Works. These writings by Mary Baker Eddy are collected in the book What Christmas Means to Me and Other Christmas Messages.