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Teaming Up to Serve Church and Community

From the June 2009 issue of The Christian Science Journal

The members of this lively healing church on Main Street in the historic mining and ski town of Park City, Utah, know that what they have is special, yet normal. Visitors to the area tell them that they feel the warmth and embrace of divine Love, whether they've stopped by the church's Reading Room or attended a service. Church member Wendy Winegar offered her comments and those she gathered from other members on what they love about their branch church.

Wendy Winegar: At our services, silent prayer is often announced with the quote from the Manual of The Mother Church, "The prayers in Christian Science churches shall be offered for the congregations collectively and exclusively" (Mary Baker Eddy, p. 42). And because praying is what we do best, we'll have not just a few moments but a few minutes of silent praver.

Every few months the congregation agrees upon a topic for individual study and prayer. Our current topic is the economy. One member related that, after being told her investment had dwindled to nothing, she prayed about divine justice and the oneness of God as divine Mind. The company reversed course and made good on her investment. During ski season our daily prayers affirm God's presence and safety at our three ski resorts. And sometimes a request comes in from a member who needs extra support.

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