Dear Church Members and Friends,
We are so delighted to invite you to join us in person in Boston or online this year for Annual Meeting 2022, to be held Monday, June 6.
While looking back on the year, many might be tempted to focus only on the trials we’ve faced, but as a Church devoted to healing, we are able to see elements of progress for humanity—for individuals as well as communities. These give us glimmers of the promise in our textbook and in the theme for this year’s Annual Meeting:
One infinite God, good, unifies men and nations; constitutes the brotherhood of man; ends wars; fulfils the Scripture, “Love thy neighbor as thyself;” annihilates pagan and Christian idolatry,—whatever is wrong in social, civil, criminal, political, and religious codes; equalizes the sexes; annuls the curse on man, and leaves nothing that can sin, suffer, be punished or destroyed.
—Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 340, emphasis added
What is our part in this promise? Together we can explore what one infinite God, good, is doing that is transforming human experience. Our Church draws its strength and relevance from this ever-present, wholly good God. Only through the grace of our infinite God can we and our global neighbors discover the true brotherhood of man.
Church is where and how we work side by side to prove the inexhaustible love of God. Together, we address and overcome the aggressive enemies of church—whether it be apathy, self-will, or any of the beliefs of individual limitation, or the materialism of the world and the collective resistance to Truth. The Church of Christ, Scientist, demonstrates again and again that the eternal Christ touches, redeems, and heals hearts and lives.
We have been heartened by the reports of branch churches and societies around the world connecting and reconnecting with their members and wider community. You are helping to heal, bless, and better the world more than you know. You are needed. And you are loved.
As always, if you have your own “report from the Field” to share, please be in touch with the Clerk of The Mother Church at email@example.com or by calling 617-450-3481.
All are welcome to join us in Boston, gather where you are in groups, or individually watch the live webcast at 1:00 p.m. Boston time. We look forward to being with you on Monday, June 6.
With much gratitude for each of you,
THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Be sure to visit christianscience.com/annualmeeting often as information will continue to be updated.