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Join our global online congregation live every Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time. You'll hear hymns and readings specially compiled for the day, as well as testimonies submitted by listeners. Readings are from the Christian Science pastor—the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. There's an organ prelude and postlude, plus an online church lobby, open for 15 minutes after the meeting.

The meeting is conducted by the First Reader, who selects the readings and hymns. Some testimonies of healing and other comments about Christian Science submitted by listeners are read live by testimony readers. Bios are available.

Testimonies, music, and replays

Please feel free to submit testimonies (at the bottom of this page) before, during, or after the meeting, and all throughout the week. Read our testimony guidelines

Music and hymns for the meeting are posted Wednesday morning,

The audio replay and the written testimonies are available within thirty minutes after the meeting ends. They will remain posted until Friday at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

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Church lobby

Say hello, meet new people, share short inspirational ideas, chat informally, and mingle for fifteen minutes after the meeting.

To sign in, highlight the word “Guest###,”  type your name over the text and numbers, and click “Sign in.” To send a message, type in the horizontal area and press "Return" or "Enter" on your keyboard. To make the lobby bigger, click on the diagonal up arrow located at the bottom right corner of the lobby.

Testimonies and comments

You can submit a comment or testimony at any time before, during, or after the meeting, and all throughout the week. We don’t publish all comments, nor do we publish them immediately. Submissions may be lightly edited for clarity. Please put "Name from [location]" in your submission, so we can embrace our global audience, and remember that we have listeners from many different backgrounds, with varying degrees of familiarity with Christian Science. For more information, please refer to our guidelines.

Comments do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The First Church of Christ, Scientist.  Please do not print or share copies of these testimonies.

  1. A few year ago, I was give the task of taking care of house repairs to prepare it for sale. It was situated in a downtown area of the city, which was thought and said to be a rough neighbourhood, with drug and sex dealers about, during all hours of the day and night. I drove to Toronto every day for 45 days in a row, in order to complete this work, a labour of Love indeed. I needed to be there to help and sometimes, to pay cash to the two painters I had hired to work there. Despite being told to watch myself in that neighbourhood, I held close to my heart that it is God who surrounds me and cares for me every day, everywhere I am. I might add, that, instead of carrying a purse, as most women do, I’d become quite used to stuffing my wallet with i.d. money and cards snugly into my left hand jeans pocket. This gave me much freedom of movement throughout the day. One day, as God would have it, I managed to locate a parking spot right in front of the house. I gave thanks to God for this sustenance. I then emerged from my car, and went into the house, to work for a few hours alongside the painters. At about 3 o’clock in the afternoon, I thought it prudent to leave town, and beat most of the traffic home. I came out of the house, and walked right over to the driver’s side door, to get in in car. That was when I looked down, and noticed that right there, on the road, lay my wallet! It must have slipped out when I got out of the car, hours earlier, and had been laying there on the ground all day long, with a bunch of cash, i.d. and credit cards inside. It was perfectly safe right there where it lay safely on the ground. While I do not recommend keeping one’s wallet in a place such as this, ie on the ground outside your car, one can see clearly how God’s protective care was and is ever present. He never ever fails to care for us when we are with Him, and we cling to His wonderful allness. Thank you for the readings today, they are always powerful, real and bless so many. ]

  2. I had an awesome healing last weekend while cleaning our garage. I was cleaning off some shelving and hit my hand hard on the shelf above when scrubbing a lower shelf. The skin was completely removed from a part of one finger. Right then, I made quick choice to pray. It was tempting to look and get further into the immense pain, but I knew it could be healed. I immediately started saying firmly aloud that there were no accidents. I affirmed that I COULD NOT be harmed because my complete safety and health was protected in my source, God. As His reflection I COULD NOT experience pain, discomfort or injury. I refused to look at it and kept repeating these truths very firmly and the pain stopped. All within a few minutes! I noticed later that evening that the finger was more than halfway healed with new skin. The next day, the rest of the area had begun to heal. I hit it accidentally when cooking and began to feel strong pain, but got right on it and affirmed that my healing was complete and there was no backward step. The pain ended. The full healing happened very quickly within a couple of days and I was so grateful to see the quick result of the power of knowing that I am God's reflection. That He, as my source, is unchanging. I love, love, love Christian Science and the good that is experienced from practicing its wonderful truths.

  3. Last week we had an engaging and lively discussion in the junior-senior high Sunday School class that I co-taught with another church member... We spent considerable time reading and exploring the spiritual truths within the Bible story in section two (Mark Ch8). The story is about the scribes and Pharisees who brought a woman to Jesus for what they, the scribes and Pharisees, hoped would be a clever method for finding accusation against Jesus. Our Sunday School class, in a question and answer process, discussed what Jesus was doing while he wrote on the ground, Jesus' purpose in asking those without sin to cast the first stone, why the eldest of the scribes and Pharisees left first, and, why there was no condemning of the woman. In conclusion we discussed how everyone involved had a healing experience because Jesus saw and affirmed the woman's God-likeness. This last point was related in class to Mrs. Eddy's statement on page 476 of Science & Health, where she writes, "Jesus beheld in Science the perfect man, who appeared to him where sinning mortal man appears to mortals." Lastly we shared how beholding the perfect child of God applies both to sin and disease.... Scientific systems provide opportunities to practice principles and later on Sunday I had a chance to put our Sunday School discussion to the test... I was splitting wood and had started a fire in our chiminea on the back deck. I was wearing gloves to split the wood so I just opened and closed the metal cover to put in more kindling. But after I finished splitting I took off the gloves to do another task. When I went back to add more wood to the chiminea, I opened the door without wearing the gloves. At first I felt a painful sensation on my fingers, however, I immediately thought about our Sunday School discussion and began affirming the scientific truths that our class had discussed. In a few short minutes the healing was complete -- there was no more pain and never any indication of my fingers having contacted a very, very hot metal surface. I am so grateful for the wonderful opportunities that I have had throughout my life for demonstrating the healing science of the Bible, for Mary Baker Eddy's discovery and sharing of these principles with the world, and for the worldwide outreach provided by all at the Boston church center and all who are participating in this meeting.

  4. Hello, Everyone,
    Has anyone else noticed that the words to Hymn 304 by Mary Baker Eddy are instructive and bless? The Hymn is known as "Shepherd show me how to go." It instructs the reader/singer to "listen", "follow" and "rejoice" in order to gain the promised blessing: "Shepherd wash them clean."
    The following account shares how our Shepherd showed me how to go recently when I planned to attend a nearby noon Testimony Meeting.

    It was Wednesday morning and I had over an hour to read and study before getting ready for the Testimony Meeting. So I did.
    After about 30 minutes, this thought came to me, "Why not take your shower now?" Checking the time, I thought, "It's too early." and returned to my reading.
    After a few minutes more, the thought returned and I heard it, checked the time and again protested that it was too early and continued to read.
    Yet again, the thought came, but more strongly, "It would be good to shower now." This time I stopped and "listened" to the message. I had had angel thoughts before and this was clearly an angel thought. So I hurriedly said, "Okay!" and "followed" the directive.
    Soon I was rinsing off the last soap bubble and feeling happy, fresh and clean. Then as I reached for the diverter knob, the water stopped, completely stopped without even a good-bye drop. "WOW!" I said out loud. And, out of habit, I turned the diverter and the water knobs.
    A “Thank you God!” came with the realization that if the water had stopped while I was still covered with soap bubbles, I would have had to stay and wait for the water to flow again. And I probably would not have felt like rejoicing in all things!
    But I was soap-free and as you can imagine, I "rejoiced!" In fact, I thrice rejoiced. First for the insistent angel message, second for having listened and third for having followed. Then I began to hum, "Shepherd, show me..."
    Washed clean, dressed and ready to go, I opened the door to leave and found the notice that had been left sometime after 10:30pm the night before. It said the water would be turned off for two hours on Wednesday -- exactly as I had learned.
    With a laugh, I left for the Testimony meeting with a new testimony to share: God is our Shepherd and sends "Angels. [His] thoughts passing to man; spiritual intuitions, pure and perfect;” (SH 581:4) to keep us on schedule.

    With heartfelt gratitude for the Mother Church Wednesday Testimony Meetings,
    Carolyn, San Diego

  5. I am sincerely greatful for the support The Mother Church offers to the world, through these broadcasts Wednesday services. Last week the readings on victory were a great blessing to our community. I especially appreciate a testimony given about a person who prayed for her neighborhood when authorities found explosives. That testifier discovered the harmless nature of God's reality and the power of that understanding to reverse any and all threats.
    Just 30 minutes after the Wednesday broadcast I received a call from our high school telling me that my son's school was on lock down. My son then called and said he was in the parking lot, unsure if he should get out of the car. Later we learned that an armed suicidal man was in our neighborhood.
    I am so greatful to say that I knew in my heart that everything was all well already. I knew the powerful message from those readings were penetrating all existence, even my neighborhood. My wholehearted agreement with the powerful, prayerful thoughts that both the readings and the testifier shared allowed me to see God's divine reality dispite the outward conditions.
    Later I learned that the police had techniques to safely apprehended the man. I am most greatful for the peace and confidence I felt during this time that Love was in control. Love was giving me the ideas I needed to remember that there is only one Kingdom, one perfect spiritual reality where we all exist harmlessly together. Love was speaking to the armed man, negotiating him out of the belief that Peace and Harmony was somewhere other right now. And Love was speaking to the police, quieting the fear that there could be any situation out of God's sweet control. Just a few years ago, in this same neighborhood the police took the life of a teenager under similar circumstances. So very very greatful for all the ways The Mother Church supports its members and the world.

  6. It is my joy and privilege to work in a Christian Science Care Facility. Most mornings I get together with a small group of residents to read and discuss the Bible Lesson together. We use a microphone to read so that everyone can hear. A couple of months ago while taking the microphone to one who was reading, I tripped on the cord. The pain in one foot was quite severe when I placed any weight on the foot. I was able to make it back to my chair, and we continued reading the Bible Lesson. When we were finished, I let my supervisor, who is the Superintendent of Christian Science Nursing, know of the situation, and she immediately helped me get to my office where I could call a Christian Science practitioner. The practitioner requested that I pray for the Christian Science movement. At first I was a bit taken aback at this request, but as I worked with this assignment I found myself learning and growing in spiritual understanding. She pointed out that the Christian Science movement is MOVING--by God, not by any of us personally, but that God is moving all of us forward and upward--together. It was necessary to use crutches for two days, but I was so very grateful that there was no discoloration or swelling--just pain when I attempted to put weight on the foot. I missed no work during this time, and I was so very grateful to be working in an atmosphere where Christian Science nursing and treatment is practiced daily, minute by minute. The support was wonderful. The most aggressive physical discomfort was healed very rapidly, but the spiritual growth has continued. I am so grateful for the practitioner's effective treatment and support during this time. One idea that continues to be very meaningful is the phrase "knit together." On page 606 of Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy there is a testimony referring to a bone being knit together. In the Bible, Colossians 2:2, part of the verse refers to "being knit together in love." I can't begin to explain the extent to which I've grown during this experience. It has definitely been one of those situations where I'm of course grateful for the physical healing, but the spiritual growth has been so very important. Because this injury occurred on the job, we went through Worker Compensation, and they were completely respectful even though acknowledging that they were unfamiliar with Christian Science treatment. This is another point of gratitude. When this incident first occurred, the fear that this was going to take a long time to heal was quite aggressive, and I shared this with the practitioner. This fear was removed so quickly. I hope this may be of some encouragement to others who might be dealing with a similar situation. We don't have to accept this type of fear -- we can "face it down," not with human will but with spiritual understanding. Thank you all for your providing these wonderful services for all of us in the global congregation. We are very grateful.

  7. I’ve been living abroad for the past 7 months and while it’s been a wonderful experience, it’s also forced me to dig deeper into Christian Science that ever before. I’d like to share one of the many lessons I’ve been learning about how completely God cares for us.
    A few months ago, I was feeling pretty low. It seemed like I was facing one disappointment after another, and on top of that, I was suffering from poor health. I felt helpless and fearful that I wouldn’t be able to handle things on my own. So, I called on several of my family members to prayerfully support me. They immediately responded with the assurance of God’s infinite ability to care for me no matter how dire the situation may appear. I was also referred to a quote by Mary Baker Eddy, where she writes, “Remember, thou canst be brought into no condition, be it ever so severe, where Love has not been before thee and where its tender lesson is not awaiting thee” (My 149). This comforted me and helped calm my thought so that I could think more clearly again.
    I went back to the most rudimentary lessons I was taught growing up in the Christian Science Sunday School. I asked myself earnestly, Do you believe that God exists? Do you believe that God is capable of all things? Do you believe that God can heal you? I really grappled with these questions until I was able to answer each one with a confident “Yes!” and really understand the reason why. I reasoned from the scientific basis found in Genesis 1 in the Bible. It explains that, “God created man in his own image,” and “God saw everything that he had made… and it was very good.” It made sense to me that if God made everything good, that must include me, too.
    Over the next few weeks, I continued to pray persistently with the desire to know God better and to see evidence of His goodness in my life. Instead of reading through the Christian Science Bible Lesson, as was my habit, I yearned to understand it. While I started to gain more inspiration, outward progress still seemed to be slow. But everyday I recommitted to loving God and His creation more, not letting discouragement get in the way.
    Then suddenly, within just a few days, things rapidly began to improve. I started receiving clear answers to several issues that I had been praying about for months! Fear left my consciousness as if it had never been there in the first place. And things were coming together in ways that were even better than I had imagined possible. It was clear to me that something bigger was at work, as if God was saying, “See? I’m right here. And I’ve been here all along!” I’m so grateful for these proofs of God’s loving care, but the best part is, even when challenges arise, I know I’m continuing to build trust in God. When we stick with it, healing is inevitable. I’m so glad to be part of this worldwide church community, which helps me feel connected to church even when there isn’t one nearby. Thank you SO much for providing this lovely service every week!

  8. I am writing a cookbook in which I am also writing somewhat of an autobiography. This started out to tell how I learned to cook and where I found the recipe. It is for my children and grandchildren.

    The other day I was writing about the passing of my mother and how I handled it. My family came to know about Christian Science when my aunt at the age of one year was healed of pneumonia by a Christian Scientist. She is now 85 and absolutely healthy and has been from the day of her healing. My grandmother began the study of Christian Science and eventually so did my mother.

    My mother became ill and was so for several years before she became bedridden and passed. The day she passed I was out of town with my father in a nearby city very happy to be going as we were to see his sister, whom I did not see often.

    He was on business so sometimes I had to wait for him. He came out from a business call to tell me my mother had passed. I was 11. I had a very brief cry and we started the drive home.

    When we got home our house was filled with family from out of town. I got on my bicycle and went riding and to play with my friends. This went on for days until the funeral – my out playing and the whole family convinced I did not understand what had happened and was avoiding it.

    What all those family members did not understand, was that my mother had spent those last years of her life teaching my about the practice of Christian Science. It was a 24/7 Sunday school class. Every problem that needed healing I was instructed to call a practitioner. I was happy because I KNEW there was no death. I KNEW God was my parent.

    I did not fully comprehend what not having a mother was going to mean to me. As I grew older, married and had children 9of my own, I grieved at times. Sometimes more, sometimes less. Then I had a look through the pages of my past. Because I really did know God was my parent, every time I needed a mother, a human mother in my life, one was provided. Not the same person in every case. Different people at different times, but I had all kinds of mothering. For example, when I married both my parents had passed. The parents of my best friend stepped up to act as my parents at my wedding. My friend’s mom made my wedding dress and we spent many weeks having joyous meetings over meals while the dress was being made. There are many instances of God’s motherhood being reflected in life and it still goes on today.

    When I wrote this out for the cookbook I put it aside for several days before I read it again. In other times, this would have been too hard and I could not have done it. What I am here to testify is I can write it, read it, edit it without a twinge of grief, just the joy of my project. I have been totally healed of my grief. Words cannot measure my love for Christian Science or my love for God, my Father Mother.

  9. Last week I was feeling bad and not able to go to school. I ask my mom to pray with me. I stayed in my bed and began feeling that I'm not alone, but that God is with me, keeping me safe. In Sundayschool we had so often shared ideas about God being Love and that we are always protected and cared for by this Love. I have also learned, that God is my Father and Mother and that He never leaves His children alone. I loved this feeling of being a beloved child. Soon later I thought about my comming change of school and became very afraid, not wanting to go to school anymore. I told it my mom and we listened together what God thinks about ist and this came to us: Hymn 148:1 In heavenly Love abiding, No change my heart shall fear; And safe is such confiding, For nothing changes here. The storm may roar without me, My heart may low be laid; But God is round about me, And can I be dismayed? ... ... all fear just vanished and I felt good and jumped out of bed and had a normal, very happy day. I'm so grateful for what Mary Baker Eddy has discovered for me und written down in S&H, so that I can read it with my Bible and understand better what Jesus has shown me. Yes, they became very good friends to me.

  10. Thank you so much Judy for those inspiring readings.It felt like you were speaking right to me, encouraging me to hang on for my complete healing.I want to get back to work as soon as possible, and very grateful for my practitioners support.I've had some good indications that the healing is taking place.Im very grateful for the presence of love expressed in my life.

  11. Beautiful readings and wonderful testimonies! Thanks so much!!!

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