The 2018 Annual Meeting of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, MAssachusetts
Monday, June 4, 2018 at 1:00 pm, EDT
The theme of The Mother Church Annual Meeting this year is, "If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit" (Galations 5:25). This meeting will take place on Monday, June 4th both at The Mother Church in Boston, Massachusetts and simultaneously online. Anyone wishing to join us here in our Santa Monica Christian Science Reading Room to watch and listen online is welcome. The meeting will begin at 10:00 am Pacific time.
Annual Meeting "Record of Truth" podcast, April 27, 2018:
Click here for a conversation with the Christian Science Board of Directors about the focus of the 2018 Annual Meeting
Highlights from our recent Lecture with Janet Hegarty, C.S.B
"How to Make Change for the Better"
Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 2:00 pm.
Note: A replay of this lecture will be available soon online at www.prayerthatheals.org.
To make substantive changes in our lives and in the world, we have to go deeper - to discover our foundation, our real source, the one, all-good God.
Janet Hegarty has experienced the kind of change she talks about. More than a superficial change in attitude, Hegarty has felt the life changing power of God's goodness, and complete physical healing that results from understanding our oneness with God.
-Janet is a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship.
Event Highlights from our bible lesson seminar, held at 10th church of christ, scientist (brentwood) with Don feldheim:
"Our Bible lessons: understanding them and reading them expressively and effectively"
Saturday, November 4, 2017
"The Seminar was so inspiring. I have so much more appreciation for our Bible Lessons now than I ever did before. Thank you for all the work you did in bringing this important event to our Christian Science community.""This elevated the Readership for me in a way I hadn't seen before. The Readership truly is a God-appointed post."
-From Seminar attendees
"I see now more of the importance of our Bible Lessons as they relate to the prosperity of our churches. We are being called every week, through the Lessons, to go out, and, like Christ Jesus, heal...'among the people.'"
-From a Seminar attendee
Event Highlights from our Classical Piano Recital with Soichiro Matsumoto
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Soichiro Matsumoto, a native of Osaka, Japan, had his formal musical training at Toho School of Music and Aichi University of the Arts. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree from UCLA in 1982, and his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan in 1987. Dr. Matsumoto is currently on the faculty at the Aichi University of the Arts in Nagoya, Japan. He has appeared in numerous concerts in Japan and in the United States, including Michigan, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
I Want to thank you for sharing this wonderful performance...by Soichiro Matsumoto.
What a gift to the community...!
-From an event attendee
Event Highlights from the "Old Testament" with Dr. Barry Huff
Sunday, July 9, 2017
Highlights from the presentation of the "Old Testament" with Principia College professor, and Bible scholar, Dr. Barry Huff - sponsored by Broadview Christian Science Nursing facility, and held here in our church auditorium and courtyard.
"What a great venue your church has for events and workshops. Lovely auditorium and courtyard."
"Everyone had a lot of fun. Nice turn out. Educational. And Barry smiled the whole time."
-From event attendees
"The addition of the band and music was perfect. Thanks so much for providing such a great setting for this event."
-From an event attendee
Highlights from our community lecture with
chet Manchester, C.S.B.
April 9, 2017
Infinite Possibilities for Healing
"Chet expresses such a supreme joy in life."
-From a lecture attendee
"I loved Chet's manner, his easy style, and his great confidence in what he shared with us."
-From a lecture attendee
Chet enjoys talking with diverse audiences around the world. He helps people find spiritual solutions to their problems through prayer as a Christian Science practitioner and teacher. His one-hour talk is inspired by Mary Baker Eddy's groundbreaking book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, which explains how Jesus healed spiritually, and how this same method of healing can be practiced today.
Chet is a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship.
To find online lectures by Chet Manchester, as well as lectures by other speakers, please visit www.prayerthatheals.org, and other sites such as www.christianscience.com ("Find us," then "Lectures online" links), and www.youtube.com.
Thanksgiving Day Service
- Join us on Thanksgiving Day.
- 10:00 am - 11:00 am
You, your family, and friends are invited to our Thanksgiving Day service which includes a brief sermon from our Pastor, the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, followed by the opportunity for those present to share brief expressions of gratitude appropriate for the occasion. No collection is taken. Children are welcome.
Childcare for very young children will be provided.
We welcomed decycles interfaith youth cycling group for an overnight stay at our church
July 10, 2016
The last stop on their three-week cross-country journey of more than 1,500 miles from Seattle to Los Angeles.
deCycles is a high adventure interfaith youth ministry program offering challenging summer bicycle trips for teens and young adults since 1969. Sponsored by various churches, community groups, businesses, and private individuals in Indiana...and the Santa Monica Christian Science church.
highlights from Our community lecture with Dave Hohle, CSB
March 6, 2016
CLICK HERE FOR A REPLAY OF THIS LECTURE.
"I want to thank your church for offering this talk to the community. It was one of the best I've heard."
"Dave was so clear and practical in addressing our concepts about time, and the limitations they place on us. I now have a better idea of how to stay alert, and how to pray about this."
- From lecture attendees
Christmas party held in our sunday school
December 13, 2015