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Becoming a member of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, signals one’s heartfelt desire to practice Christian healing and to share its moral, physical, and spiritual benefits with the wider world. In many ways, membership enlarges the understanding and application of Christian Science that brings healing to the individual and community.
Members of The Mother Church come from all walks of life and from more than 130 countries. Mother Church members can also join a local branch church, society, or informal group in more than 65 countries around the world, finding strength and joy in collective worship and in responding together to humanity’s search for spiritual understanding and healing.
The Mother Church extends a loving welcome to all former or inactive members. We’d love to hear from you.
A warm welcome to you from The Mother Church, whether you consider yourself an inactive, an active, or a former member. The Mother Church holds a permanent, unconditional love for all who are currently active or inactive members.
A fairly common situation is where individuals feel uncertain about their membership—they may have joined when they were in Sunday School, drifted away later, and don’t remember if they joined The Mother Church or if they are still a member. It is easy to find out if you are a member. Please email Clerk@christianscience.com and include your name, address, phone, number, and member number (if you have it). Just ask the Office of the Clerk to verify you are a member and if we have your correct contact information. If your name has changed, it is helpful to include your former name too. We’ll get back to you soon.
Another occasional question is what happens if someone hasn’t paid the Per Capita Tax. He or she remains a member in good standing.
You are lovingly invited to watch the webcast of Annual Meeting. You can find helpful information on ChristianScience.com. If you have any other questions, feel free to send them to Clerk@christianscience.com.
Church is members working together. It continually changes. I’m sure you’ll find today’s Mother Church is moving forward in its expression of love and care for members and for humanity.
Clerk of The Mother Church
Applications for membership are welcome now. The next admission of new members will take place on May 31, 2019. Completed forms for the next admission must reach the Clerk no later than May 29. But there's no need to wait! Applications can be sent in as soon as complete.
As you are considering membership, you'll want to review the platform of Christian Science found in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy (pp. 330-340). You will also need to review the Tenets of The Mother Church and "Qualifications for membership" in the Church Manual (pp. 15 and 34).
The First Church of Christ, Scientist
210 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-3195
The next admission of new members will take place on May 31, 2019. Completed application forms must reach the Clerk no later than May 29. Please send your application as soon as it's complete.
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