Thanksgiving Day service

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Thanksgiving services at The Mother Church

In person

On Thursday, November 27 at 10:00 a.m. ET, The Mother Church will host a special Thanksgiving service in the Extension of The Mother Church. 


Judy and Norm, Susie and Holly

In addition, at 12:00 noon ET, there will be a live, online Thanksgiving service. This special online service will have the same music, singing, and readings that are in the in-person meeting, and will include testimonies of gratitude and healing submitted by the online congregation.

You can submit a testimony at any time. Just scroll to the testimonies and comments section at the bottom of this web page, and type your testimony in the box titled "submit a comment." Due to time constraints, not all testimonies can be read, but we will try to post as many as possible.

What the service is like

This special service will include music and hymns, a reading of the Thanksgiving Proclamation by the President of the United States, a Scriptural reading, prayer, a Thanksgiving Bible Lesson (download, print, listen to, and share for free) from our pastor (the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy), and testimonies of gratitude from attendees that are appropriate for the occasion. There will also be an organ prelude and postlude (see the full order of service when its available). The meeting will be conducted by the First and Second Reader of The Mother Church.

Frequently asked questions & technical support

Click here for a list of frequently asked questions. 

References, music, and replay

Music and hymns for the meeting, citations for the readings, approved testimony submissions, and an audio replay will be posted for three weeks (until 1:00 pm ET on Thursday, December 19).

Church lobby

Say hello, meet new people, share short inspirational ideas, chat informally, and mingle for fifteen minutes after the meeting. To sign in, click on the word “Guest,”  type your name over the text that appears, and click “Sign in.” To send a message, type in the horizontal area and press "Return" or "Enter".

Testimonies and comments

You can submit a comment or testimony at any time. We don’t publish all comments, nor do we publish them immediately. Submissions may be lightly edited for length or clarity. Please put "[Name] from [location]" in your submission, so we can embrace our global audience. Please 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.