"The first demand of this Science is, 'Thou shalt have no other gods before me.' " - Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (467:3-4)
"TODAY IS BIG WITH BLESSINGS!"
We are open
After much prayerful consideration, it appears the thing "most right" under the circumstances and for the time being is to continue holding our Sunday and Wednesday services, as well as maintain our Reading Room open to the public. As our typical attendance does not violate any governmental guidelines or orders, and because at it is at this "very time when the gospel of Christ in all its practical strength and helpfulness is most needed."1
During the a time of seeming crisis more than a century ago, The Christian Science Board of Directors issued this statement on the continuation of services in The Mother Church, we find it holds true today. It reads, in part:
"This church is maintaining its services to-day as a most effective way in which its large congregations can continue to be of help to the community by attaining through the church services a clearer sense of the omnipotence of divine Love and the impotence of aggressive evil at a time when disease is being so industriously promoted as it is through the common avenue of mesmeric fear.
It is the solemn duty of every Christian Scientist to enter at once the active service of his country and of humanity, to stop this drive of the 'enemy' intended to destroy health and life and to paralyze progress and righteous efficiency in this vital hour of the world's history."