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‘Let us feel the divine energy of Spirit, bringing us into newness of life …’

—Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 249

From the September 2017 issue of The Christian Science Journal

The following is an edited summary of the 2017 Annual Meeting of The Mother Church, held on June 5 in the Extension of The Mother Church and broadcast live online. To watch the full replay, visit All links in this report will be viewable until June 4, 2018.

To open Annual Meeting, Allison W. “Skip” Phinney, current Chair of the Christian Science Board of Directors, welcomed home the worldwide Church family. After the singing of Hymn No. 32 from the Christian Science Hymnal, Skip introduced the officers of The Mother Church: Mary Baker Eddy, Pastor Emeritus; Rich Evans, Robin Hoagland, Scott Preller, and Margaret Rogers, fellow Board members; Suzanne Riedel, Clerk; Lyon Osborn, Treasurer; Louis Benjamin and Diane Marrapodi, First and Second Readers; and Irmela Wigger from Hamburg, Germany, the new President for the year. 

Skip then turned the meeting over to Irmela. 

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