Prayer and Well-Being, A Free Online Event May 3!

Join us online for a talk- and a little music – on well-being and prayer.

This Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. Christian Science Practitioner and Lecturer Nate Frederick, who lived for many years in JP, will be speaking.

[Check back here for a link to the talk]

At a time when so many of us are thinking about what it means to have health, his talk will address a tried and True approach to finding well-being and keeping it.

Nate studied perennial religion at Hampshire College where he was introduced to Christian Science healing.  Although he was enamored with the academic exploration of spirituality, what he wanted to do most was to practice spirituality in a tangible way – he wanted to experience the Divine and heal others.

This desire has shaped his career path as he has worked as an outdoor educator, a youth counselor, a musician, started the Daily Lift podcast, and even helped open a branch church in Jamaica Plain. 

“Without comparison, my greatest love, my greatest joy – my mission – is to transform lives and heal the sick through Christianly Scientific prayer,” says Nate who has been the full time practice of spiritual healing for the past decade.

This online event is sponsored by our church group, Third Church, Christ, Scientist in JP and we warmly invite the entire Jamaica Plain community to come join.

This online event is sponsored by our church group, Third Church, Christ, Scientist in JP and we warmly invite the entire Jamaica Plain community and beyond to come join.

If you have questions you’d like Nate to address in his talk send an email to csjpchurch@gmail.com

You don’t have to RSVP, but if you’d like to let us know, please do so at ://www.facebook.com/events/281191462878140

PS: We’re moving to a new website! Go here to check it out.

NEW conference call phone number! And a new option: listen to our services over the Internet

Happy winter, friends!

Some news we’re very excited about: We’ve upgraded to a new call-in program for our church services. Super Bowl Sunday was the first week of our trial, and the call quality was reported to be much better. Read on for the new number, as well as how to listen to our services online if you prefer…

To call in to our services, dial:

929-436-2866
The meeting ID is: 617 318 6381

The call will also ask for a participant ID and prompt you to press # if you don’t have one. We don’t have participant IDs, so just press # when you hear this.

That’s it!

Once you’re in the call, you can mute or unmute yourself by pressing:

*6

(If you prefer to use the mute function on your phone, you can do that – just make sure you use *6 to unmute yourself first!)

AND a brand-new way to be part of our services… If you have a computer, smartphone, tablet, etc. and prefer to listen to the service over the Internet, you can do that instead! Our new call-in number is hosted by the conference call system Zoom, which has an online component.

Here’s how to access the call over the Internet:

  1. First, download the software or app: at https://zoom.us/download (“Zoom Client for Meetings”), or on the Apple App Store or Google Play (“ZOOM Cloud Meetings”).
  2. Then, open the program or app, and click/tap “Join a meeting.”
  3. Finally, enter the meeting ID: 617 318 6381 (this is the same meeting ID as for the phone call)

Leave a comment below with any questions, or see the Contact page for people you can reach out to.

Looking forward to welcoming you at our next church service! Same times: Sunday morning worship service @ 10–11am, Weds evening testimony meeting @ 7:35–8:35pm.

– Love from your friends at Third Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston (“JP Church”) ❤

The BAA Half Marathon and road closures on Sun, Oct. 13 (may affect your church commute!)

For those who are planning to come to church in person this Sunday, Oct. 13, just a heads up: there’s a lot of adventurous people who are going to be running a half marathon nearby! And it might affect your church route.

The BAA (aka the organization that puts on the Boston Marathon) is hosting its half marathon this Sunday. The route begins and ends in Franklin Park and runs along the Jamaicaway/Riverway, which some people may normally cross over in order to get to our church at 351 Centre St, Jamaica Plain.

If you live in JP or are coming from east of there, or if you’re taking a train to church, you shouldn’t have any issues.

However, for anyone coming from south of the Forest Hills Station, or west of the Jamaicaway, you may want to build in some extra time to make your way around the race… since there aren’t many easy places to cross through the route!*

Here’s a map of the course, as well as other info about road closures.

*If you’re coming from Brookline or on Route 9, you should be able to pass under the race course on the Riverway overpass right before South Huntington Ave. Then turn right on South Huntington to head our way.

Hope to see you at church! 10:00am @ 351 Centre St, Jamaica Plain. Or call in to church as usual: (605) 475-4000 x 636128

Love from your pals at Third Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston (Jamaica Plain)

The Big Update!

Friends,

JP Church (AKA the CS Society of JP) has some exciting news.  As many of you know, we started about eight years ago with a handful of people who loved their community and Christian Science. In 2011, we became a Society with a strong, growing membership. 

About this time, 3rd Church of Christ Scientist sold their building and began holding services in different community spaces in JP as well. Both branches were happy doing our own thing. But then we started exploring the idea of opening a Reading Room together. 

As we embarked on this journey, we got to know each other and began enjoying the collaboration. This led to holding joint services temporarily. But that soon became permanent, as we began to feel like family and truly value the oneness we share in the body of Christ. We realized we had a lot in common, loved each other and didn’t want to be separate anymore. We had no idea what coming together would look like. But we were starting to feel like a family!

We knew Love was leading the way. The two memberships started coming up with a new structure and by-laws. Stronger together, we knew our church would become something beautiful and new. 

And it did. 

We have officially joined forces, keeping the name 3rd Church of Christ, Scientist Boston. It was much easier legally and logistically than using JP Church or adopting a new name. And who wants to spend a lot of time with lawyers and logistics when it’s so much more exciting to focus instead on all the opportunities to be a light for our community?!

So even though the name CS Society of Jamaica Plain is going away, you still have the same crew of people (plus all our dear new friends from 3rd Church) at work in JP. There have been plenty of bumps and unknowns to work out along the way, but we are learning and growing, and isn’t that what church is all about? 

If you’re in Boston, we welcome you at any of our services (which are held in our Reading Room) – 351 Centre St. We look forward to having you join us! We’re blessed with a pretty amazing space. There is even a bean bag chair and huge windows and a vibrant Sunday School. And you can still call into our services (10am on Sundays and 7:35pm on Wednesdays) by dialing (605) 475-4000. Conference code is 636128#. 

And in true JP Church style, we invite you to join us in prayer and song, for our worldwide church family (from hymn 601):

“Of one accord, of one Mind, our healing mission we find. 

We pray together, our lives in worship bind.

The Comforter is with us; its presence here assures us:

“I am guiding you and uniting you through the love of God’s Son.

I am blessing you; I am healing you; I am making you one.”

We’re still here!

Hello and love from JpChurch! Officially, we’ve changed our name and joined forces with Third Church to form a completely new church group. A perfect Brady Bunch of love, if you will. 🙂

We now meet regularly at 10 a.m. Sundays and at 7:35 p.m. on Centre Street in JP at The Christian Science Reading Room and Bookstore. And we have an awesome Sunday School!

Karla and Christa

 

September Sunday services return to 10:00 AM

Dear JP community,

It’s September and our Sunday services will be resuming the morning time of 10:00 AM.

We would love to have you join us at 351 Centre st. Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Or by phone (605) 475-4000 code: 636128

Sunday service and Sunday school meet at 10:00 AM

Our Wednesday testimony meeting is at 7:35 PM

We hope to see you there.

Special Sunday 10 am service in the park – TOMORROW 7/9/17

Dear Jamaica Plain community,

The weather for tomorrow looks like it will be glorious, sunny and warm, which is perfect because tomorrow, July 9th, we will be holding a special service in the park at 10 am. (This service is in addition to our regular summer 5:00 pm service at 351 centre st.)

Sunday morning’s church in the park will be held in Mozart park. See map
This is a two minute walk from our Reading Room at 351 Centre St. Cross the street and walk towards Jackson square. The park will be on your right.
Or if you are coming from the Jackson square T stop, walk up the hill (as if you were going to the Reading Room) the park is just past Walden St and across on your left.
Away from the street, towards the back of the park there are steps. This is where we will have our church service.
Comfort: you might want to bring a cushion or folding chair if you have one. We will have blankets to sit on, but this area is concrete. (If you are able to bring an extra chair or cushion that would be welcome).
We will sing hymns, hear a gorgeous solo, and listen to our lesson sermon read from our pastor: the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. The subject of this week’s lesson is Sacrement.
All are welcome and warmly invited.
If you are unable to attend in person, you can call into the our service: (605) 475-4000 #636128
We hope to join with you tomorrow.
Love,
JP Church and Third Church, Boston

Summer service hours

Dear friends,

During the months of July and August we will be holding our Sunday services in the evening at 5:00 pm. Everyone is warmly welcomed to our services and testimony meetings.

Sunday service and Sunday School: 5:00 PM

Wednesday testimony meeting: 7:35 PM

Location: 351 Centre st. Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Call in: 605-475-4000 #636128

We hope you will join us.

Love,

JP Church

New hymn – Wednesday 5/31/17

Dear church family,

First time visitor, member, and long time attendee, calling in by phone or joining us in person, you are a part of our church family and very dear.

We will be singing a new hymn tonight. It is from the beautiful new Christian Science Hymnal: Hymns 430–603, “Father, You Are Very Near Us.”

If you have the hymnal it is hymn 472.
Or you can find the music and words on JSH-Online: https://jsh.christianscience.com/2017-hymnal/latest-hymn-preview/new-hymns-from-celebration-cd

A note about service time and location:

We are still meeting in our Reading Room at 351 Centre st. Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130 with our friends Third Church of Christ Scientist, Boston.

Wednesday testimony meetings @ 7:35 pm ET
Sunday Services (and Sunday School) @ 10:00 am ET

Or join us by phone: 605-475-4000 #636128

These times and location are for June, please check back for info about July and August.

Lots and lots of love