Annual Meeting FAQs

Annual Meeting 2018

This year's theme is “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” —Galatians 5:25

The meeting will be held in the Extension of The Mother Church in Boston and broadcast live online Monday, June 4, at 1:00 p.m. EDT. (You can find your local time on this World Clock). You're welcome to come to Boston to view it in person (please see Weekend Guide) or to watch it online in your community. A video replay will be available within 24 hours.

Annual Meeting 2017 announcement flyer
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Messages from the Christian Science Board of Directors

What are the events this year?

There will be other events starting Saturday, June 2 through Monday, June 4. A list of events (below) include information about how they will be shared online. The replays for the online events will be available within 24 hours of their conclusion and available for one year.

2:00–3:30 p.m.  Reading Rooms and Sunday Schools in today’s world: Participate in a lively discussion on making these spiritual resources practical avenues for our communities' needs. (Also available via live video webcast)

7:30–8:30 p.m. A hymn sing of old and new favorites—walking and singing in the Spirit. (Also available via live video webcast) 

1:00–2:30 p.m.  Walking with the Word: Explore the unparalleled healing relevance of the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures around the world and right at hand. (Also available via live video webcast)

1:00-3:00 p.m. Annual Meeting
Please join us in Boston or online for our Annual Meeting.

Trouble viewing the webcast?

There are some simple steps listed on our Webcast help guide that may help resolve the problem. The webcast can be viewed on a computer and on IPads, IPhones, and Android devices, in many, but not all cases.

Will Annual Meeting be interpreted into other languages?

All the meetings will be in English. By Thursday, June 14, a replay of Annual Meeting in French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish will be available for you to watch online. Also, the September 2018 issue of The Herald of Christian Science will include a report.

Listen by telephone?

While we hope people will be able to see the video of the live webcast, we understand that there are a few cases where that isn't possible. You can listen to the live webcast of Annual Meeting and most of the events by calling 641-715-3670, access code 767519#. There will not be any replays via phone.

View or read about Annual Meeting afterwards?

The replays of Annual Meeting and most of the events will be available within 24 hours after the live Annual Meeting webcast ends on June 4. The downloads will be available about a week later.

You can replay the Annual Meeting video webcast or download it to your computer or mobile device for one year after the event. The Annual Meeting videos are only available for one year due to copyright restrictions. The replays of the events are also available for one year.

There will be a report about the meeting in the September issue of The Christian Science Journal as well as a shorter report in the September issues of the FrenchGermanPortuguese, and Spanish Heralds. The four interpretations dubbed on the video will be available on June 14.

Want to share information about Annual Meeting?

We’d love for you to send friends information about the meeting or invite them to join with you to view the meeting together. A branch church or society may choose to share information in a newsletter to members, post information on bulletin boards, mention the event at meetings, host a gathering for members and friends to view the meeting together, mention it in desk announcements, put information about it in the Reading Room, and let members who don't have computers know where they can see the webcast.

More questions?

If you are planning to come to Boston to attend the meeting in person, please visit the Weekend Guide. You can also email questions to or call 1-800-288-7155 or +1-617-450-3481 (outside US/Canada). Our staff answers the phones Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. EDT.

Coming to Boston? Find out about other events Saturday, June 2, through Monday, June 4, Sunday Church services, The Mary Baker Eddy Library, The Mother Church Reading Room, and details on parking, directions and more.


We recommend you reserve your accommodations before making airplane reservations. Many visitors come to Boston this weekend, and hotels quickly fill up. You can find more accommodations at reasonable prices in the surrounding communities. Here is a list of hotels and guest lodgings in the Back Bay of Boston and some in near-by areas. The Mother Church doesn’t endorse any of these facilities.


The Mother Church looks forward to welcoming you and your children to Annual Meeting on Monday, June 4. Childcare is provided for children through age 6. The doors of the Extension and for Childcare open at noon. There will be age-appropriate activities, and children will be served a light snack. Childcare closes at the conclusion of Annual Meeting. There is no cost for childcare.