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What is Christian Science?

Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered and founded Christian Science, defined it as “the law of God, the law of good . . . ” (Rudimental Divine Science, p. 1). In Christian Science, God is understood to be infinite Love, and so invariably good that a clear glimpse of this through prayer has power to heal, redeem, and restore anyone.

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Find us

The members of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, are a global family committed to practicing the compassionate, healing, transforming Christianity taught by Jesus. We hope you’ll get to know us, explore, ask questions, and find out more about our worldwide Church and its many activities.

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Mary Baker Eddy

Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910) was a spiritual pioneer. Her work covered the disciplines of science, theology, and medicine.

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Visit the Mapparium

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Outreach and Project Management Internship

International Service Department What is The Mother Church doing to meet the needs of a growing global Christian Science movement?  What challenges are Christian Scientists facing and overcoming in other parts of the world? This internship will provide you an opportunity to learn how the organization coordinates its international activities and to help carry out a multifaceted project supporting members around the world. The Mother Church’s International Service Department is looking for a globally-conscious individual who loves expressing the qualities of a Christian Science nurse, as Mary Baker Eddy describes in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “The nurse should be cheerful, orderly, punctual, patient, full of faith, — receptive to Truth and Love.” (p.395:18) We’re looking for an intern who is passionate about the same thing we are: bringing healing to the world.

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John Quincy Adams III, CSB

My great joy is healing. Nothing compares to the moment of healing, of realizing God’s actuality, and one’s innocence as His child. Healing directly impacts families, friends, neighbors, and communities.

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Ethel Ames Baker CSB

My parents found Christian Science before I was ten, and our family had healings of an ulcer, smoking, and a serious foot wound in the first year.  More followed, and so did my interest in all things Science—through Sunday School, then college.  It was a yearning to understand the “how” as well as the “what” that then led to class instruction in London, and a desire for the public practice.  After a stint in graduate school for theatre, I knew it wasn’t in me to pursue acting.  Instead, prayer opened the way for tour-guiding at The Mother Church and selling advertising for The Christian Science Monitor , followed by a decade of editorial work on The Christian Science Journal, Sentinel , and Heralds . I began receiving requests for help through prayer as I became active in a branch church, and started writing for the periodicals. The Boston area became my home, and I later worked in the Committee on Publication, on Mother Church Annual Meetings, Mother Church Local Activities, The Writings of Mary Baker Eddy, and Reading Room Communications, as well as traveling for the Church. A part-time summer job had morphed into 25 years of spiritual adventure! I began Journal -advertising in 2005 and by 2009, felt God-assigned to Buffalo, New York, near where I had been born. Several months later came Normal class. Class instruction and Association are held in this storied city where Christian Science has had a presence for more than 120 years. And the best is on the horizon!

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Jose Rodriguez Pelaez CSB

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.

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Monica B Esefer Passaglia CSB

I was so blessed with the opportunity of receiving spiritual education in Christian Science at home and attending a Christian Science Sunday School. I always loved the Bible's message and Mary Baker Eddy's teachings in her book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.

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