The Church of Christ, Scientist: In 1879, Mary Baker Eddy founded the Church of Christ, Scientist, "to commemorate the word and works of our Master, which should reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing." (Church Manual page 17). Today, there are Churches of Christ, Scientist, and Christian Science Societies, in 75 countries.
Church Services: Sunday services and Wednesday meetings are held at Churches of Christ, Scientist all over the world. You and your friends are welcome! The "sermon" at the Sunday service consists of the passages contained in the Bible Lesson for that week. Two Readers, one for the Bible and one for Science and Health, read the passages aloud. At the Wednesday meetings, there is a time provided for sharing firstthand accounts of spiritual healing, and other remarks on Christian Science.
Sunday Schools: In Sunday School, you can talk over the ideas in the Weekly Bible Lesson with other people your age. You can find out how to use these ideas at school, in relationships, at work - anywhere. If you are under twenty, please come! Often there is special care for very small children.
Reading Rooms: To find out more about the ideas in the Weekly Bible Lessons, stop by a Christian Science Reading Room. Various editions of the Christian Science Quarterly Weekly Bible Lessons are available for purchase there. The Reading Room is a place in your community where you can learn about spiritual healing. You can explore research materials on the Bible and Science and Health there. Also, you can read the Christian Science magazines - The Christian Science Journal, the Christian Science Sentinel, and The Herald of Christian Science (published in twelve languages) - as well as the daily newspaper, The Christian Science Monitor. All of these resources, as well as a number of other audiovisual and print publications on Christian Science, are available at the Reading Room.
Christian Science Practitioners: Christian Science practitioners are available to help bring healing to others through prayer. They can also help answer questions about Christian Science. You'll find a directory of practitioners in The Christian Science Journal, and in the various language editons of The Herald of Christian Science.
Church Membership: For information about membership in a Church of Christ, Scientist, in your community, ask any church usher or Reading Room salesperson for details. Internet users may also explore the web pages of The First Church of Christ, Scientist - http://www.tfccs.com.
Before women had the right to vote - between 1879 and 1910 - she founded a church, oversaw the construction of an edifice in Boston, organized a major publishing society and established a monthly magazine, a weekly newspaper, a quarterly magazine, and a daily newspaper.