Weekend guide

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Events

There will be events held Saturday, June 4, through Monday, June 6. All events will be live streamed on the Annual Meeting webpage. 

SATURDAY, JUNE 4th
Hymn Sing: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. ET 

SUNDAY, JUNE 5th
Event: "Goodness reveals another scene"*: 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. ET

Explore how "one infinite God, good" expands our individual healing practice and our collective Church experience to bless the whole human family.

MONDAY, JUNE 6th
Annual Meeting: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET 

Events will be held in Boston and online.

You can also attend Sunday Church services (10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.) and Wednesday testimony meetings (7:30 p.m.), plus visit the How Do You See the World? experience, The Mary Baker Eddy Library, and The Mother Church Reading Room.

*Mary Baker Eddy, Miscellaneous Writings, p. 1

Messages from the Christian Science Board of Directors.

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Hospitality Center and hours

Hospitality Center | 617-450-3788

Saturday, June 4 1:00  p.m.– 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 5 11:15  a.m.– 7:00 p.m.

Monday, June 6 11:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.

Not open during the Annual Meeting events and Church services

Located in the Portico, the area with the large glass doors at the front of the church. Meet friendly, knowledgeable Boston area church members at the Hospitality Center. They are happy to provide:

  • Answers to your questions

  • Programs in English, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish

  • Restaurant and area maps

  • Information about parking and transportation

  • Lost and found information

  • Wheelchair and accessibility information


Other places to visit & activities you can do

The Mother Church Reading Room | 194 Massachusetts Avenue

(Closed during Annual Meeting events)

  • Friday, June 3 10:30 a.m.– 5:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, June 4 9:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m.

  • Sunday, June 5 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

  • Monday, June 6 9:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday, June 7 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

See more information about daily Mother Church Reading Room events at christianscience.com/tmcrrnow

The Mary Baker Eddy Library | 210 Massachusetts Avenue

Research & Reference Services (4th Floor):

  • Friday, June 3 12:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m.

  • Saturday, June 4 1:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m.

  • Sunday, June 5 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

  • Monday, June 6 10:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. and 3:00–4:00 p.m.

For more information see marybakereddylibrary.org

How Do You See the World? + Mapparium (™) Globe | 210 Massachusetts Avenue

(Closed during Annual Meeting events)

  • Friday, June 3 10:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.

  • Saturday, June 4 10:00 a.m.– 7:00 p.m.

  • Sunday, June 5 11:00 a.m.– 7:00 p.m.

  • Monday, June 6 10:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday, June 7 10:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.

For more information see christianscience.com/howdoyouseetheworld


Wheelchair accessibility

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

Individuals in wheelchairs or walkers can be dropped off by the portico ramp on the plaza by the Mother Church Extension and then drivers can park their cars in the garage. If the individual is comfortable walking up a few stairs, 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.


Accommodations and local hotels

We recommend you reserve your accommodations before making flight reservations. Many visitors come to Boston this weekend, and hotels fill up quickly. 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 does not endorse any of these facilities. Feel free to contact a travel agent.

There is no service at The Mother Church for connecting visitors with members who have space in their home and welcome paying guests.


Travel assistance answers (for visas, etc.)

The Mother Church does not provide visa assistance or financial aid for attending Annual Meeting or other events or summits. However, members of The Mother Church may apply to the Clerk's office for letters of invitation needed for visa purposes. Please reach out to AnnualMeeting@christianscience.com to request a letter.


Annual Meeting translations

Simultaneous live interpretation in French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish will be offered for the Sunday event and Annual Meeting day. The Hymn Sing will be in English only.


Amplification Assistance

Wireless headsets are available on each floor of the auditorium. Please ask an usher on the floor where you will be sitting. Please return the headset to an usher after each event.


Childcare

Childcare will be provided for children through the age of six for the Sunday afternoon event, June 5, and Annual Meeting day, June 6. Registration is required.

The doors of the Extension and for Childcare open at 1:00 p.m. for the Sunday event and at noon for Annual Meeting. There will be age-appropriate activities, and children will be served a light snack. Childcare closes at the conclusion of the events. There is no cost for childcare.

MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION


Luggage storage

You can store luggage in the coatroom during each main event listed above in this page. The coatroom will be open 30 minutes before each event starts (60 minutes before Annual Meeting on Monday). You will need to pick luggage up no later than 20 minutes after the event is over.


More questions, more answers

Please check the Annual Meeting frequently asked questions (FAQs) page for information about viewing or listening to the webcasts online. You can also email your 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.

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Parking information

On Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, June 4, 5, and 6, validated parking will be available. Just take a ticket when you enter the garage and validate it using the machines by the escalator as you enter the Church from the garage and at the Security desk in the Publishing House lobby. If you don’t see them, please ask an usher or host where they are.

Please note that parking will be free all day on Saturday and Sunday, and from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday. 

 The Christian Science Plaza Garage can get full on business days. If it is full, please try another local garage (see below). Carpooling and public transportation are highly recommended for Monday and Tuesday. You can park at the Greenhouse Garage, 150 Huntington Avenue, or at the Prudential Center Garage (800 Boylston Street), as long as they have space (please see rates below).


Garages and regular rates

Parking will be free all day on Saturday, June 4, Sunday, June 5, and from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 6, in the Christian Science Plaza’s underground garage (235 Huntington Avenue). For other days, please see the rates below (as of March 10, 2022).

Christian Science Plaza Garage

235 Huntington Avenue.The entrance to this garage is between 235 Huntington Avenue and Horticultural Hall (300 Massachusetts Avenue).

  • 0-1 hour $11.00

  • 1-2 hours $20.00

  • 2-3 hours $30.00

  • 3-12 hours $34.00

  • 12-24 hours $40.00

Weekend (up to 12 hours): $25.00

Evening (in after 5:00 p.m. and out before 8:00 a.m.): $20.00

Event parking: $30.00

Greenhouse Garage

150 Huntington Avenue, 617-247-0588 

Weekday rates:

  • 0-1 hours $10.00

  • 1-3 hours $18.00

  • 3-11 hours $25.00

  • 10-24 hours $32.00

Prudential Center

800 Boylston Street (There are several entrances; you can get validations at some stores and restaurants.) 617-236-3100

Without validation

  • 0-1 hour $13.00

  • 1-1 ½ hours $22.00

  • 1 ½- 2 hours $32.00

  • 2 - 24 hours $44.00

With validation entering between 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

  • 0-4 hours $15.00

  • 4-5 hours $20.00

  • 5-24 hours $44.00

Entering after 5:00 p.m. and departing up until 3:00 a.m.: $15.00

Messages from the Christian Science Board of Directors

2021 Annual Meeting replay