First Church of Christ, Scientist
Framingham, MA

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Christian Science Outreach to the Community

Christian Science Reading Room

Our Reading Room is OPEN!!! Please come and visit us at our Reading Room during the limited hours specified below. If you would rather not come see us in person, you can still make a purchase by calling 774-217-2738. We will be happy to work with you to take care of your needs onsite or remotely. Thank you for your love and support during these challenging times!

Hours: Tuesday 12:00pm - 1:00pm |
Phone: 508-872-0442 | Directions

The Christian Science Reading Room is available for everyone interested in healing through prayer. Find Christian Science study resources including the Holy Bible, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, the Christian Science periodicals: The Christian Science Journal, the Christian Science Sentinel, and The Herald of Christian Science. You can also find additional resources to study the Bible such as Strong's Expanded Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, inspiring music CDs, and biographies about the life and work of Mary Baker Eddy.

Our Reading Room also offers a quiet place to read and study the weekly Christian Science Bible Lesson or ask questions about Christian Science. One of our members is available to assist you and use the resources available at the Reading Room.

Online Resources

The Christian Science Reading Room features a computer resource area with a subscription to the online versions of The Christian Science Journal, Christian Science Sentinel, and The Herald of Christian Science including:

  • Digital editions of the print magazines
  • Web-original articles
  • Inspirational blog posts
  • Thought-provoking podcasts
  • Over 30,000 minutes of Sentinel Radio and audio chats
  • Archive of the publications (search articles as far back as 1883)

Concord Guest Acccess

In the Reading Room computer resource area you can also browse the Bible, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, and Mary Baker Eddy's other writings using Concord: A Christian Science Study Resource. This online resource gives you access to read and gather ideas as you study:

  • Explore the books
  • Search for words or phrases about specific topic
  • Gather and print your favorite passages
  • Gain new insight
  • Ask questions about the ideas
  • Share what you learn
You can even start a free-trial of your own to continue your study at home on your own computer. A Reading Room attendant would be happy to help you get started.

Schedule some time to explore what our Reading Room has to offer!

Christian Science Lectures

Scientific Prayer makes a difference in our community and our world. A Christian Science lecture is your opportunity to learn how Christian Science has a practical healing impact on your life.

2020 Lecture

Tom McElroy, CSB
Spiritual discovery in a time of upheaval

presented by Tom McElroy, CSB
Tom McElroy, CSB is a practitioner and teacher of Christian Science healing and a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship

Sponsored by the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Framingham, MA

  • When: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 • 7:30pm
  • Where: Online Webinar — Connect from anywhere!
    All are welcome to join us!
  • How to Join: Please click the link below to join the webinar:
    If you don't already have the free Zoom software installed on your computer, you will be prompted to install it when you attempt to join the webinar. Follow the prompts for an easy download. You do not need to set up an account. Once the software is downloaded, follow either of the options listed above to join the webinar.

    Or, call in from your phone:
    Dial US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 301 715 8592
    When prompted, enter webinar ID: 847 4549 2381 followed by #

Prayer is about spiritual discovery. It’s about understanding more of what God is and learning to see our lives and the world through the lens of God’s all-good nature. It’s about stripping away surface-level appearances in order to discern what actually IS. Spiritual discovery reveals what is substantial, lasting, and powerful — and this leads to healing. What’s the outcome? Progress. Transformation. Wholeness. For anyone.

Jesus modeled a universal way to pray that leads to a greater awareness of the nature of God and of our relation to God. He showed how turning from fear and preconceived notions to a clearer view of the presence of a God that is Love and Life itself can have a tangible, healing effect in our lives. Bible accounts indicate that others who followed his example and teachings proved this too. Freedom from injustice, hunger, illness, even incurable disease, was gained through discovering more of what God is and does.

Prayer can have a tangible, healing effect today, too. Problems related to our personal history and health as well as issues that trouble entire communities are rooted in misperceptions based on surface-level reasoning. Ultimately, they never change the facts of what’s rooted in the nature of God — what’s genuine, good, and reliable. Prayer that leads to this true viewpoint, one that’s based on spiritual discovery, results in healing.

Does this sound like blind and dumb faith or positive thinking? It’s not—and centuries of tangible, healing experiences help prove the Science of it. Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of this approach to Christianity and healing: Christian Science makes clear the timeless, universal, and repeatable truths that underpin Jesus’ life and teachings. Eddy’s primary work, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, explains Christian Science so that anyone can apply it and experience it for themselves.

Can we better the world? Absolutely. Misperceptions appear on any scale. Just so, the universal truths at the heart of Christian healing are true on any scale. Spiritual views can affect progress for communities just as they do for individuals. We can help the world by discovering what’s true!

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2019 Lecture

Michelle Nanouche
Christian Science: What it is and how it heals

presented by Michelle Nanouche, CSB
International speaker Michelle Nanouche is a practitioner and teacher of Christian Science healing and a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship

  • When: Saturday, November 9, 2019 • 4:30pm
  • Where: Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel
    181 Boston Post Road • Marlborough MA 01752

For more information, call 508-872-0442. Sponsored by First Church of Christ, Scientist, Framingham

The challenging problems we face today demand a fresh approach to solutions. We can’t afford to overlook the needed component of spirituality to make real progress on the issues that confront our lives and well-being.

Practitioner of Christian Science healing and international speaker, Michelle Nanouche, says, “Through honest talk about the questions people ask, I give a one hour lecture that tackles the essentials of Christian Science – its unique value as a system of healing, its practical Christianity, and its broader contribution to solving individual and societal problems today.”

The lecture will explore a variety of questions, including: “Why is it that genuine healing involves more than purely physical factors based on a patient’s biology and genetic make-up?” “What does Christian Science offer beyond positive thinking or faith healing?” “How is Christian Science both spiritual and scientific?”

Nanouche’s responses are based on the works and teachings of Jesus as recorded in the Bible, and as discussed in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures written by Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of the Christian Science movement. Nanouche will also offer compelling examples – including the healing of a severe leg injury – from her professional practice of healing to illustrate elements of Christian Science treatment.

Michelle Nanouche trained and practiced as a Christian Science Nurse for 10 years before changing her focus from nursing care to the practice of Christian Science healing through prayer. She brings over 30 years of professional healing experience to her current roles of practitioner, teacher and lecturer on Christian Science. She lectures on the connection between prayer and health throughout the US and in Africa and Europe. For several years, Nanouche was also the official contact person for information on Christian Science to public authorities, lawmakers, and media in the state of New Jersey, USA.

Michelle Nanouche is a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. She travels from her home in Paris, France, and is available to lecture in French and English.


This lecture is a public event for the community, and we hope you will invite people to attend. You can refer people to this web page or share the flyer. You can also post the flyer in public locations. Thanks for helping to spread the word!

Thank you for supporting our Christian Science Lectures!

Christian Science Bible Lesson

Station Day Time(s)
959FM WATD: Weekly Bible Lesson Sunday mornings 6:00am - 6:30am

Christian Science Sentinel Radio

Listen to a Christian Science Sentinel Radio program on the following stations:

Station Day Time(s)
959FM WATD: Sentinel Watch Sunday mornings 6:30am - 7:00am
9:00am - 9:30am Sentinel Watch Online Anytime

Contact a Practitioner for Christian Science Treatment.

Christian Science Resources

Find more information about Christian Science, Christian Healing, and Mary Baker Eddy.

The Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor offers a global outlook on the current events of the day. Mary Baker Eddy founded this newspaper in 1908 with the objective "to injure no man, but to bless all mankind." The Monitor is available daily online and weekly in a print magazine.

Christian Science Journal, Sentinel, and Herald

Mary Baker Eddy started The Christian Science Journal in 1883 as a monthly publication to "put on record the divine Science of Truth." It includes articles to help readers think through the ideas studied in the Bible and Science and Health. It also includes testimonies of healing and a directory of Christian Science Practitioners, who are available to pray for anyone looking for prayer-based healing.

In 1898, Mrs. Eddy started the Christian Science Sentinel, a weekly publication. This publication looks at current trends and issues of the day, bringing God's healing power to transform our daily lives through divine Love.

The first Herald of Christian Science was published in German in 1903. It has expanded since that time to include many other languages, including French, Portuguese, and Spanish, bringing the healing power of Truth to the world.

Mary Baker Eddy Library

The Mary Baker Eddy Library is available for visitors to learn more about the life and achievements of Mary Baker Eddy. Visitors to the Library may also be interested in touring the Mapparium®, the Publishing House Lobby, and The Mother Church.

CHURCH. The structure of Truth and Love; whatever rests upon and proceeds from divine Principle.
The Church is that institution, which affords proof of its utility and is found elevating the race, rousing the dormant understanding from material beliefs to the apprehension of spiritual ideas and the demonstration of divine Science, thereby casting out devils, or error, and healing the sick. (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy, p. 583:12–19)

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