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Dear Members and Friends:
Our worldwide membership had the opportunity to attend online the Annual Meeting of The Mother Church on June 8, exploring the theme, Our duty to God, to our Leader, and to mankind. The meeting included reports from the Officers of the Church, as well as Field Reports showing how we are able to bless and heal in our individual lives and as a collective Church. Our new President, Anne-Françoise Bouffé, C.S.B., was also introduced and shared a timely inspirational message.
If you missed watching Annual Meeting, you'll be happy to know that a replay of the video webcast of Annual Meeting is now available. We hope you’ll find an opportunity to watch it in the coming days.
It is with heartfelt gratitude that we thank you for your dedication to our Leader’s Church and to Christian Science healing.
Laurie Q. Richardson, C.S.B.
Clerk of The Mother Church
Dear Members and Friends,
It is a joy and a privilege for me to share news of today’s admission of new members. Admission takes place at a regular business meeting of the Christian Science Board of Directors and is required in the Church Manual. On Friday, June 5, the Board voted to admit new members to our worldwide church family.
Applications for this admission were received in English, French, German, Igbo, Indonesian, Portuguese, and Spanish and were sent to us from the following locations: Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Benin, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Democratic Republic of Congo, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Korea, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Zimbabwe.
These newest members of our worldwide church family unite with us in making a commitment to the Church Mary Baker Eddy founded that is “designed to be built on the Rock, Christ; even the understanding and demonstration of divine Truth, Life, and Love, healing and saving the world from sin and death; ...” (Manual, p. 19).
As always, our sincere gratitude goes out to all members and Christian Science teachers who support the admission of new members through their prayers and by approving and countersigning applications.
Applications for membership are welcome at any time. The next admission of new members will take place on November 6, 2020. Completed applications must be received by the Office of the Clerk no later than November 4.
With loving appreciation,
Laurie Q. Richardson, CSB
Clerk of The Mother Church
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