Annual Meeting

Join us for Annual Meeting 2020

Monday, June 8, at 1:00 P.M. (EDT)
in Boston or online via live webcast


Our duty to God, to our Leader, and to mankind

I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.

—Psalms 40:8

It shall be the duty of every member of this Church to defend himself daily against aggressive mental suggestion, and not be made to forget nor to neglect his duty to God, to his Leader, and to mankind.

—Mary Baker Eddy, Manual of The Mother Church, Article VIII, Sect. 6

Annual Meeting Events

Saturday, June 6

7:00-8:15 pm: Hymn Sing

Sunday, June 7

1:00-3:00 pm: Explore together the significance of the Manual of The Mother Church By-law, “Alertness to Duty”

Monday, June 8

1:00 pm Annual Meeting 2020

Simultaneous interpretation in French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish will be offered to visitors attending in person as well as live online.

Messages from the Christian Science Board of Directors

The Christian Science Board of Directors share some thoughts on the theme of the Meeting.



All you need to know if you're attending.


Let’s join together in specific preparation for Annual Meeting 2020!

With wisdom and care, Mary Baker Eddy expresses her love for us today in the By-Law, “Alertness to Duty” in the Manual of The Mother Church, Article VIII, Section 6. Your prayerful study and exploration of this By-Law prepare thought with a spiritual sensitivity and engagement to the ideas that will be shared. 

Where to begin?

  • Perhaps you might consider a look into the many articles related to the topics of this By-Law found on JSH-Online

  • Certainly a study of Mrs. Eddy’s seven messages to The Mother Church found in Prose Works provides a new found inspiration and divine guidance to lead you. 

  • Always our companioning with God and our Pastor establishes Christian Science healing and lets the Bible and Science and Health reveal Christian Science to mankind.

Weekend guide

Coming to Boston? Find out about other events Saturday, June 6, through Monday, June 8, 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 8. 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.


Watch the 2019 Annual Meeting replay