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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

Outreach from the ranch

From the September 2012 issue of The Christian Science Journal

We raised our two children on a remote cattle ranch in New Mexico, 150 miles from the nearest Christian Science branch church. We had no television, and mail was delivered three times a week. It was 12 miles to the nearest telephone.

I had Primary class when the children were one and two years old, so I was well equipped to handle the physical isolation. That’s because, through all those 27 years we lived there, I had a constant sense of connection with The Mother Church. It wasn’t a “place” on the East Coast called Boston; it was a feeling of peace in my heart, comfort at knowing that a clear understanding of God’s abiding love for His children was shared by my fellow Mother Church members around the world.

The Mother Church wasn't a "place" on the East Coast called Boston; it was a feeling of peace in my heart.

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