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Church News

These recent postings include Church news items of wider public interest as well as ones that are primarily of interest to members. 

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Admission of new members

It is a joy and a privilege for me to report the admission of new members of The Mother Church! These newest members are committing to what Mary Baker Eddy referred to as “the greatest and holiest of all causes” (Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, p. 177). This Cause unites us in our love for God and for all humanity. May each one of us be inspired to live the healing power of Christ, Truth, as scientific Christians in the 21st century.

Benevolence grants

Funds are available for benevolence grants from the trust established under Clause 8 of Mary Baker Eddy’s will. These funds are devoted to the primary purpose of “more effectually promoting and extending the religion of Christian Science as taught by [Mary Baker Eddy].”

Normal class 2021

In the Manual of The Mother Church, Mary Baker Eddy provides for the continuity of her teaching through the establishment of the Board of Education. Article XXIX, Section 2, states: “Loyal Christian Scientists’ pupils who so desire may apply to the Board of Education for instruction; and if they have practised Christian Science healing successfully three years and will furnish evidence of their eligibility therefor, they are eligible to enter the Normal class. All members of this class must be thorough English scholars” (pp. 89–90). 

Normal class 2021

In the Manual of The Mother Church, Mary Baker Eddy provides for the continuity of her teaching through the establishment of the Board of Education. Article XXIX, Section 2, states: “Loyal Christian Scientists’ pupils who so desire may apply to the Board of Education for instruction; and if they have practised Christian Science healing successfully three years and will furnish evidence of their eligibility therefor, they are eligible to enter the Normal class. All members of this class must be thorough English scholars” (pp. 89–90). 

A message from the Christian Science Board of Directors. 

Funds are available for benevolence grants from the trust established under Clause 8 of Mary Baker Eddy’s will. These funds are devoted to the primary purpose of “more effectually promoting and extending the religion of Christian Science as taught by [Mary Baker Eddy].”

Admission of New Members

It is a joy and a privilege for me to share news of today’s admission of new members. Admission takes place at a regular business meeting of the Christian Science Board of Directors and is required in the Church Manual. On Friday, June 5, the Board voted to admit new members to our worldwide church family. 

Dear Members and Friends:  Our worldwide membership had the opportunity to attend online the Annual Meeting of The Mother Church on June 8, exploring the theme, Our duty to God, to our Leader, and to mankind . The meeting included reports from the Officers of the Church, as well as Field Reports showing how we are able to bless and heal in our individual lives and as a collective Church.

We love hearing from so many of you in response to The Mother Church’s invitation to Annual Meeting on June 8, 2020. Consequent to the restrictions on travel and gatherings that we’re all experiencing this spring due to the pandemic, the decision has been made to conduct Annual Meeting 2020 online only. You can find updated information at christianscience.com/annual-meeting. 

At Annual Meeting 2020, Barbara Vining, CSB, will be leaving her position as Editor of The Christian Science Journal, Sentinel, and Herald.