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!


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.
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.


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:

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

Sunday service 2/5 – Spirit

O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. . . . Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? — Psalm 139

Join us this 10:00 am tomorrow at 351 centre street for our Sunday service where we’ll be learning about the spiritual life we are living now, how we are living in Spirit beloved by God and never separated from Love.

Or by phone at 605-475-4000, code 636128#.

Through April services will be a joint collaboration between the Christian Science Society of Jamaica Plain, and Third Church of Christ Scientist, Boston.

Sunday services: 10:00 am (Sunday school for children up to the age of 20 is held at the same time)

Wednesday testimony meetings: 7:35 Wednesday (childcare provided)

All held in our joint Christian Science Reading Room at 351 Centre st. Jamaica Plain, MA

Call in number: 605-475-4000, code 636128#

Church services January through April

Happy New Year friends,

January through April (starting TODAY Jan. 1st) Sunday service are at 10:00 am (Sunday school for children up to the age of 20 is at the same hour).

Wednesday meetings will begin at 7:35.

All services are at 351 Centre St. The call-in number is 605-475-4000, code 636128#.

All are welcome, hope to see you there!