Annual Meeting FAQs


Annual Meeting 2019


“. . . that we may be able . . .” 

“Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.” 
—II Corinthians 1:3, 4 

“Let the Bible and the Christian Science textbook preach the gospel which heals the sick and enlightens the people’s sense of Christian Science. This ministry, reaching the physical, moral, and spiritual needs of humanity, will, in the name of Almighty God, speak the truth that to-day, as in olden time, is found able to heal both sin and disease.” 
—Mary Baker Eddy, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 147


The meeting will be held in the Extension of The Mother Church in Boston and broadcast live online Monday, June 3, 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 and the weekend events will all be live streamed on the Annual Meeting webpage

Annual Meeting program 2019

Weekend Guide

Coming to Boston? Find out about other events Saturday, June 1, through Monday, June 3, Sunday Church services, The Mary Baker Eddy Library, The Mother Church Reading Room, and details on parking, directions and more.

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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.

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The Mother Church looks forward to welcoming you and your children to Annual Meeting on Monday, June 3. 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.

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Messages from the Christian Science Board of Directors

2018 Annual Meeting replays


What are the events this year?

There will be other events starting Saturday, June 1 through Monday, June 3. A list of events (below) include information about how they will be shared online. A replay of Annual Meeting and week-end events in French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish will be available for you  to watch online a few days later.

SATURDAY, JUNE 1
2:00 - 3:30 p.m An Able Ministry
When healing is too real to keep to ourselves.

7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Singing with Hearts United
Join together in the joy and comfort of our hymns.

SUNDAY, JUNE 2
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. An Able Church
When we feel the Christ-power in church, it extends to embrace the world.

MONDAY, JUNE 3
1:00 - 3:00 p.m  Annual Meeting of The Mother Church
“. . . that we may be able . . .” (II Corinthians 1:4)
Please join us in Boston or online for our Annual Meeting.  

Click here to access the downloadable PDF of the 2019 Annual Meeting program in English.

Messages from the Christian Science Board of Directors


Saturday, June 1: Workshop: Concord | A Christian Science Study Resource

4:00 - 5.30 p.m  Second floor of the Publishing House

Whether you are curious about the new Concord or are an experienced user, please bring your phone/tablet/laptop and questions to this interactive workshop, where you’ll see demos, get one-on-one support, and hear behind-the-scenes stories about the making of the new Concord. The Concord workshop will not be live streamed on the Annual Meeting webpage.


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 held in English, but this year they all will be simultaneously interpreted in French, German, Portuguese and Spanish, for both visitors attending in person and watching online. A replay of Annual Meeting and week-end events in French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish will be available for you to watch online a few days later. Also, the September 2019 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 712-770-5603, 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 3. 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 French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish Heralds. All the meetings will be in English, but this year they all will also be simultaneously interpreted in French, German, Portuguese and Spanish, for both visitors attending in person and online. A replay of Annual Meeting and week-end events in French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish will be available for you to watch online a few days later.


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.


Is The Mother Church wheelchair accessible?

The Mother Church Extension and the Original edifice, along with the Publishing House Lobby, are wheelchair accessible.

Individuals in wheelchairs can be dropped off by car at the Mother Church Extension and then park the car in the garage.  If the individual is comfortable walking up a few stairs, they can park in the garage and use the entrance to the Church where they'll be able to access an escalator and then an elevator to all levels of the Church.


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 AnnualMeeting@christianscience.com 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.