Grace and Truth are potent beyond all other means and methods

“Grace and Truth are potent beyond all other means and methods.” -Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

@ Eastern Bank Community Room. 687 Centre St, Jamaica Plain (map).
10:35-11:35 AM, EST.
-In person, or by phone (605) 475-4000, code: 636128#
what: An hour of singing, contemplative prayer, readings from the Bible and Science and Health, and pure Love.

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In church, let your authenticity shine

A recent piece published in the Washington Post explains that millennials aren’t looking for a flashy church. The title of the article boasts the mandate, “Stop trying to make church ‘cool'”. As much as we think popularity wins the game in today’s world, there’s an important role that authenticity plays in showing people what you’re all about.

We can appreciate this point of view at JP Church. We’re grateful for the emphasis that Christian Science places on living your faith, and letting your life attest to your sincerity. We’d love to have you join us in prayer, music and fellowship any Sunday morning or Wednesday evening when we meet.

Tomorrow we’ll be in the park for our church service!

@ Johnson Park, Jamaica Plain, MA. (map).
10:35-11:35 AM, EST.
-Or by phone (605) 475-4000, code: 636128#
what: An hour of singing, contemplative prayer, readings from the Bible and Science and Health, testimony sharing, and pure Love.

Is the Wednesday meeting still on at Eastern Bank tomorrow?

You bet!!

And even if your situation looks a little more like this:

Even when it seems like you're in deep... Love is there, too.

 

…never fear, you can still call in!  Our number is below.

And meanwhile, our prayers are deeply with New England.  You’re warmly invited to join us in this all-inclusive prayer, too. “For Yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.”

Till tomorrow,

-Christa and the C.S. Society of Jamaica Plain


Details about tomorrow’s service:

@ Eastern Bank Community Room. 687 Centre St, Jamaica Plain (map).
7:35-8:35 PM, EST.
-In person, or by phone (605) 475-4000, code: 636128#
what: An hour of singing, contemplative prayer, readings from the Bible and Science and Health, testimony sharing, and pure Love.

snow & light & church

In honor of some of the beautiful snowy light Boston’s been sharing with us:

snowy light

And a reminder: come share your light with us tonight.

Love,

your friends at the C.S. Society of JP


Details about tonight’s service:

@ Eastern Bank Community Room. 687 Centre St, Jamaica Plain (map).
7:35-8:35 PM, EST.
-In person, or by phone (605) 475-4000, code: 636128#
what: An hour of singing, contemplative prayer, readings from the Bible and Science and Health, testimony sharing, and pure Love.

Sermon on Life – you’re welcome to stop in!

Hi all… just a quick note to let you know that we’ll be back to our usual spot at the Eastern Bank (address and other details below) for today’s Sunday service.  If you’d like to listen in via the phone line, you still can for sure.  It’ll be wonderful to have you there, both those in person and those on the phone.  All you’ll need is your love and humility! 😉  The sermon will be focused on Life.

All love,

the good folks at the C.S. Society of JP


Details about today’s church service:
@ Eastern Bank Community Room. 687 Centre St, Jamaica Plain (map).
(605) 475-4000 x.636128 – for remote attendees
10:35am-11:35am-ish, EST
-An hour of singing, contemplative prayer, readings from the Bible and Science and Health, and pure Love.

Today: God!

Happy New Year!  Check out the bottom of the post for details on location/time/call-in #.

A quick note about this morning’s Lesson-Sermon: it’s broadly on the topic of God.

More specifically, there’s a lot about praising God.  From a Christian Science perspective, it’s helpful to think about what’s being praised here.  What does Christian Science mean when it says “God”?

A few useful ways to think about God—actually, what Mary Baker Eddy (who founded the Christian Science church) names as terms synonymous of God—are these:

Principle
Mind
Soul
Spirit
Life
Truth
Love

That is… not a dude in the sky someplace.  Not an opinionated overseer.  But Life itself.  Love itself.  Spirit itself.

Just a quick little bit of food for thought!

All love, and happiest of New Years,

the JP Church clerk


Details about today’s church service:
@ Eastern Bank Community Room. 687 Centre St, Jamaica Plain (map).
(605) 475-4000 x.636128 – for remote attendees
10:35am-11:35am-ish, EST
-An hour of singing, contemplative prayer, readings from the Bible and Science and Health, and pure Love.

Tonight: “that higher selfhood which we all must prove”

As we get pumped for 2015 and say adios to 2014, we’ll be having a church service this evening that gives us a chance to think about identity: our own pure identity, and the pure identity of our neighbors.

In getting ready for that, here are a few thoughts, taken from the Christian Science Hymnal, that do a great job of summarizing what we’ll be hearing about tonight:

O dreamer, leave thy dreams for joyful waking,
O captive, rise and sing, for thou art free;
The Christ is here, all dreams of error breaking,
Unloosing bonds of all captivity.

O perfect Mind, reveal Thy likeness true,
That higher selfhood which we all must prove,
Joy and dominion, love reflecting Love.

And as a mirror shows us
A likeness clear and bright,
So God forever sees His child
Revealed in radiant light.

(These verses are from hymns 412, 66, and 15 – the hymns we’ll be singing tonight.)

This New Year’s, whether you’re at home or away from home/in search of home… with friends, family, loved ones, or by yourself… reflecting on a beautiful year of uplifting experiences, or just ready to leave behind a year that wasn’t so great (or a bit of both)…

…may a fuller awareness of your completeness, of unconditional love, and of inviolable peace be yours.

All love,

Christa (da clerk), Sarah (tonight’s Reader), and the C.S. Society of JP


Details about tonight’s service:

@ Eastern Bank Community Room. 687 Centre St, Jamaica Plain (map).
7:35-8:35 PM, EST.
-In person, or by phone (605) 475-4000 x 636128
what: An hour of singing, contemplative prayer, readings from the Bible and Science and Health, testimony sharing, and pure Love.

Ask without hidden motive —> be surrounded by your answer

–> Details of the service location/time/call-in number are at the bottom of this post. <–

Today, here’s a simple, useful message… just made to be basked in.

John 16:23-24 (from the Aramaic English New Testament)
[to dive deep & compare translations, Bible Hub & Bible Gateway are good resources.]

All things that you ask straightly, directly, that you desire –
like an arrow to its mark,
like birds to their watering place —
from the Breathing Life of All, Father-Mother of the Cosmos,

with my shem
my experience,
my Light and Sound,
my Atmosphere, my Word:
from inside my Name –

you will be given.

So far you haven’t done this.

So ask without hidden motive and
be surrounded by your answer –
be enveloped by what you desire –
that your gladness be full –
that the joy of goals met here
may continue its story to perfection in Unity –
that the [fullness of] life in you
find its lover in the Cosmos.

You and all are welcome to join in the service this evening (details below) to consider this concept some more, and to feel the healing it brings.

But wherever you are today, may you feel even closer than before to the goodness & healing we have every right to expect from God.

Much love,

Your pals at JP Church


Details about tonight’s service:

@ Eastern Bank Community Room. 687 Centre St, Jamaica Plain (map).
7:35-8:35 PM, EDT.
how: In person, or by phone (605) 475-4000 x 636128
what: An hour of singing, contemplative prayer, readings from the Bible and Science and Health, testimony sharing, and pure love.

PLEASE NOTE!  This Sunday and the following Wednesday, we will be in different locations than usual.  Be sure to keep an eye on this website for details; it will tell all.  ❤

In the PARK today

Beautiful weather means we get to meet outside once again!  Church today will be in the park by the Green St. T stop (Johnson Park) this morning.  Come one, come all!

(Here’s a map, if the location is new to you.  You can also type “333 Lamartine St., Jamaica Plain” into your GPS, go there, then look across the street into the park from there – that’s where we’ll be.)

Service begins at 10:35am EDT.  We’d love to have you join on the phone, if that’s better for you – call (605) 475-4000 x 636128 right around the start of the service.

“The glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.” –Isaiah 40:5

See you soon,

JP Church

El banco / la banque / the bank

Church will be in – you guessed it – the Eastern Bank community room tomorrow.  That’s at 687 Centre St, JP.  (Here’s a map.)

The service will start at the usual time, 10:35am EDT… and if you’re calling into the service, at 605-475-4000 x.636128, you’ll want to call in just a few minutes before then.

We’re looking forward to having you join us for an uplifting service.  It’ll be about exploring the building blocks of existence, and considering the idea that “…the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made [you, us] free from the law of sin and death.” (from Romans 8:2).

Be well!

jpchurch