Dear Members and Friends,
It is a joy and a privilege for me to report the admission of new members of The Mother Church! These newest members are committing to what Mary Baker Eddy referred to as “the greatest and holiest of all causes” (Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, p. 177). This Cause unites us in our love for God and for all humanity. May each one of us be inspired to live the healing power of Christ, Truth, as a scientific Christian in the 21st century.
Admission takes place at a regular business meeting of the Christian Science Board of Directors as outlined in the Church Manual. The Board voted to admit new members to our worldwide church family, with applications received in English, French, German, Igbo, Portuguese, and Spanish. They were sent to us from the following locations: Andorra, Angola, Australia, Belgium, Benin, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Germany, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, Republic of the Congo, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, and Zimbabwe.
Today is an opportunity to remind our newest members, and indeed all members, of the many channels of The Mother Church available to forward Christian Science:
- the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures—our textbooks for daily study through the Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lessons;
- the Christian Science periodicals—The Christian Science Journal, Christian Science Sentinel, and The Herald of Christian Science—where others’ healing experiences encourage our healing practice; and The Christian Science Monitor—our door to embrace the world and pray for all of God’s people;
- Christian Science Primary class instruction—the way to plant ourselves in the fundamentals of Christian Science practice and advance our spiritual growth and demonstration of unselfed love.
As always, our sincere gratitude goes out to all members and Christian Science teachers who support the admission of new members through their prayers and by approving and countersigning applications.
Applications for membership are welcome at any time. The next admission of new members will take place on November 4, 2022. Completed applications must be received by the Office of the Clerk no later than the end of the business day (4:00 p.m. Boston time) on November 2.
Laurie Q. Richardson
Clerk of The Mother Church