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The Bible is at the heart of Christian Science practice. Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, written by Mary Baker Eddy, explores the underlying spiritual law in biblical healing and reformation and how it is applicable to all human needs. Together the Bible and Science and Health are the textbooks used by branches of the Church of Christ, Scientist around the world, which affirms as one of its core tenets: “As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life.”
My love for the teachings of Christian Science started at a young age, with Christian Science grandparents and parents who showed me that expressing good, or God, was my purpose. They also taught me to pray to God for healing.
When I found Christian Science, I had absolutely no idea that man’s potential was limitless, no challenge was too hard for God, and, that we could experience heaven, right here on earth! I grew up on Long Island, New York, where educational and cultural opportunities abounded, including music, travel, community service, and advantages in The Big Apple. But, my whole life was overshadowed with distressing health issues.
As a little girl I learned that God is Love. During my occasional sleepless nights, my mom would encourage me to "catch some angels." In the Christian Science Sunday school I had learned Mary Baker Eddy's definition of angels: "God's thoughts passing to man;...the inspiration of goodness...counteracting all evil" ( Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p.
I grew up in Malaga, Spain. My desire to serve others led me to join the Society of Jesus where I was an ordained priest.
In high school I struggled with a painful disease that examining physicians said had no cure. Through Christian Science I was healed within two weeks.
Here are resources to help you continue offering your healing services and activities to your congregation and your community during this time.
Learn the why, what, and how of forming a Christian Science Organization (CSO).
Jay and Tessa explain the inspiration behind this new setting of a beloved hymn By Mary Baker Eddy.
Tessa and Jay Frost have been writing and performing together since 2008 and deeply appreciate the spiritual growth that they've experienced in music. In 2012 they were thrilled to release Soulshine, their first inspirational music album, and shortly after published its sheet music in an effort to contribute new contemporary solos to the religious community.
Now living in Washington, DC, the Frosts continue to write solos and play at Christian Science church services while performing jazz, folk, and pop music.
Church membership in The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, expresses a desire to practice Christian healing and to share its moral, physical, and spiritual benefits with the wider world. In many ways, church membership enlarges the understanding and application of Christian Science that brings healing to the individual and community. You can use the membership applications forms on this page or apply online.