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Church Alive

CHURCH. The structure of Truth and Love; whatever rests upon and proceeds from divine Principle.
 The Church is that institution, which affords proof of its utility and is found elevating the race, rousing the dormant understanding from material beliefs to the apprehension of spiritual ideas and the demonstration of divine Science, thereby casting out devils, or error, and healing the sick.
 – Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

Be the church you want to be a part of

From the March 2011 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Would you like to be part of a church that is flexible, inclusive, approving, happy, and trying new things? Then try this: Take possession of your church experience—more consciously be the church you’d like to be part of.

You’re probably used to the responsibility and practice of taking possession of your thoughts and your body. Mary Baker Eddy encouraged us to do this in Science and Health when she said: “Take possession of your body, and govern its feeling and action” (p. 393).

Something I’ve been doing, and something our branch church has been doing, is to be more in charge of, more exploratory and freer about, what we do as a church. A few years ago, we realized that we’d become a small group with lots of rules and committees—rules that had made more sense when the membership was much larger and operating in a different time.

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