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2012 Membership Series

Membership in The Mother Church is an inspired and significant step for any student of Christian Science to take in the ongoing and ever-unfolding study and practice of Christian Science. In this series members from diverse backgrounds and experiences share what special meaning membership in The Mother Church has for them. — The Editors

A strong support

From the August 2012 issue of The Christian Science Journal

During my sophomore year in high school, my mother, the only member of my family who was a student of Christian Science, was healed of cancer through Christian Science treatment. At the time, I was taking a class preparing me to join a mainline Christian denomination. Her healing, however, impelled me to learn about Christian Science. 

I began going to the local Christian Science church with my mother and enrolled in the Sunday School. What I learned made sense to me, so I continued going for the remainder of my high school years. 

At the urging of both my Sunday School teacher and my mother, I applied for membership in The Mother Church and was accepted. They felt that membership would be a strong spiritual support for me during my college years—and they were right.