Applications and forms

Below you’ll find some of the key applications and forms you’ll need to join The First Church of Christ, Scientist.

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Apply to become a member of The Mother Church

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Applications in languages other than English"

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Get a Statement of Baptism

Statement of Baptism form information

As Mother Church employees have traveled the world meeting with members, one interesting thing they’ve learned is that in some countries people may be asked to provide evidence of baptism in order to participate in certain public activities, such as voting or school attendance. Since baptism has an important and specific meaning to the teachings of Christian Science, we've offered an example of such a statement below.
—Laurie Richardson, Clerk of The Mother Church

To get a form

If your branch church or society wants a form without a Cross and Crown, please use the copy at the bottom to create the form.

If your branch church wants a form with the Cross and Crown on it, email Forms are available in English, French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese. You are free to make minor edits. If you make significant changes, please send the final version to for review. The Mother Church needs to know how the Cross and Crown is being used as it is a Church trademark.

Sample with Cross and Crown (copy is below)

Statement of Baptism sample

Statement of baptism

PEOPLE PRACTICE BAPTISM in many ways. The outward symbol of immersion in water tells of an inward desire for purification. Christian Scientists emphasize the meaning behind a Christian symbol more than the outward practice of a symbolic act. They practice baptism daily by studying the Word of God and living their lives in a way that give evidence they are being bathed in Spirit and thus cleansed of sin.

I state that I, [name], have accepted baptism as taught and practiced by Christian Science.

I state that, [name of clerk of branch church or society], has acknowledged my acceptance of baptism as defined in the Christian Science textbook:

“Purification by Spirit; submergence in Spirit.”
 (Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 581).

Signed,  [clerk of the branch church or society]

Register my child for Sunday School at The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston

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