About Us

Our Church Has No Ordained Clergy

Our church has no ordained clergy. In 1895, the discoverer and founder of the Christian Science Church, Mary Baker Eddy, named the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures as the Pastor for the worldwide Churches of Christ, Scientist. Two Readers, elected from and by our membership, read selected passages from the Bible and Science and Health relevant to the topic of the sermon. These same passages are studied by students of Christian Science during the week prior to the Sunday Service. Each Wednesday, the First Reader reads selected passages from the Bible and Science and Health on a timely topic at the beginning of each Wednesday meeting. After these readings, the congregation is invited to share their own testimonies of healing.

Each Bible Lesson sermon offers inspiring, thought-provoking passages from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures on subjects listed to the right.

These passages provide a basis for ongoing independent study of the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

Order of Services - What to Expect

Each Bible Lesson sermon offers inspiring, thought-provoking passages from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures on one of the above subjects.

These passages provide a basis for ongoing independent study of the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. Here is the order of the service

  • Hymn.
  • Reading a Scriptural Selection.
  • Silent Prayer, followed by the audible  repetition of the Lord's Prayer with its spiritual interpretation.
  • Hymn.
  • Church notices and announcements.
  • Solo.
  • Reading the Explanatory Note on first leaf of Quarterly.
  • Announcing the subject of the Lesson- Sermon, and reading the Golden Text.
  • Reading the "Responsive Reading," alternately by the First Reader and the congregation.
  • Reading the Lesson-Sermon.
  • Collection.
  • Hymn.
  • Reading the Scientific Statement of Being, & the correlative Scripture from I John 3.
  • Benediction.

(The current order of services is from the 89th edition of the Manual of The Mother Church, by Mary Baker Eddy.)