When We Meet:
Service lasts about one hour
What to Expect:
Our services are led by two lay members of the congregation, elected by our members. These “readers” conduct the service.
The majority of the service is listening to the reading of the Weekly Bible Lesson, published by The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, in the Christian Science Quarterly. The Lessons cover one of 26 different subjects, like “God,” “God the Only Cause and Creator,” “Is the Universe Including Man, Evolved by Atomic Force?” and “Love.”
The pastors of our church are the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. Readings from these books constitute our sermon.
We’ll sing three hymns from the Christian Science Hymnal. There’s also a solo, a collection, and a benediction.
All prayers (such as the Lord’s Prayer) are made for the congregation exclusively and collectively. So we all pray for each other!
What to Wear:
Many of our members dress up a bit for church, but others come in jeans. You are encouraged to wear what makes you most comfortable.