Who we are

THE BEGINNING: “What if we started our own church?”  That was a question that popped up at a dinner party back in 2010.  It was something that never occurred to us.  But when the idea came, it was like Christ said it.  We LOVED the concept, and its potential for spiritual growth in the community.  This little band of spiritual thinkers and seekers from Jamaica Plain has been growing ever since. We’ve been putting God first in our lives, and the blessings keep on coming.

WHAT WE’RE ABOUT: We’re into looking at things from God’s point of view.  That’s what Christian Science is all about.  We believe God is love, and that that Love is the order and harmony that pervades the universe.  Through readings, fellowship, sharing experiences, and a family-like care for each other, we encourage individuals to break from limited thinking and living.   We believe that heaven is not a far off thing–it’s within us and all around us.  And, our little church proves that all the time.  Our readings and experiences demonstrate the possibility and practicality of God being stronger and more influential than materiality, which seems to be the god of our time.  We’ve found that starting with the real God–Love, Life and Truth itself– is the only solution for lasting joy and health.

We like Christ Jesus.  We’re into what he taught.  We think about him as the most clear example of Christ (God’s idea) that ever lived.  We strive to understand and put into practice his profound teachings on compassion, non-judgement, healing prayer, and the true nature of heaven and earth.   As a church, we’re all about helping ever other and our community learn how to express Christ-qualities in our own lives.  Healing for the world starts with healing each other.

CHURCH FOUNDATION: Our church is founded on principles taught by Christ Jesus and demystified by the great 19th Century thinker, Mary Baker Eddy.  Our church structure, as well as our gatherings, are in sync with Eddy’s church manual for The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston. We aspire to demonstrate the spiritual essence of church that Eddy defined as:

“CHURCH. The structure of Truth and Love; what‐
ever 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 ap‐
prehension of spiritual ideas and the demonstration of
divine Science, thereby casting out devils, or error, and
healing the sick.”

OUR NAME: Technically we’re The Christian Science Society in Jamaica Plain, MA.  A branch of The Mother Church in Boston.  Affectionately we refer to our group as JPChurch, hence the website url.

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14 thoughts on “Who we are

  1. CHRISTINE Procter

    ANNA PROCTER WHO IS ATTENDING YOUR SERVICES SENT ME YOUR WEBSITE AND I WISH I COULD VISIT YOUR CHURCH TOO – IT IS THE FRESHEST EXPRESSION OF CHURCH I HAVE SEEN – THANK YOU FOR EXPLORING CHURCH IN THIS WAY – THE IDEA IS POWERFUL AND WILL RIPPLE OUT INTO THE WORLD – IT GIVES ME SOMETHING TO WORK TOWARDS.
    I WILL BE SHARING YOUR SITE WITH A FEW PEOPLE FROM MY PRESENT CHURCH IN OZ. BLESSINGS INFINITE AND LOTS OF JOY
    CHRISTINE

    1. Jp Church family

      Christine,
      Thank you so much for the note. Biggest and most love-filled hugs to you! Remember we have a call-in number, so you can join us for our services over the phone! And any time you’re in Boston we’d love to have you join us.
      love love love!
      the jpchurch family.

  2. Kate Oswald

    Wow, I just followed the suggestion on the Church Alive, question of the week page that Sally made. “check out the jpchurch.com” well, I am so happy to meet you! Your band of eager workers is doing much to lift up CHURCH in the minds of us all. Thank you, if I come to boston I will check you out!

  3. Cheryl Richardson

    Hey guys, I totally love your website and feel so encircled in love that emanates from it every time I browse and read all the good stuff you have there. I attend the First Church of Christ Scientist in Belfast and will be working to share some of the ideas you have embraced. Such love and hugs to you all, Cheryl xox

  4. Cheryl Richardson

    Aww thank you so much for the wee note, oh indeed if I am ever in Boston I will most definitely stop by! Love Cheryl xxx

  5. The Happy Baker

    Lovely website. I was looking for the poem “Satisfied” in full and stumbled across your site. I found an enlightening article as well as the poem, which had some very enlightening and helpful points for specific prayer work. Thank you so much! I’m across the country, Washington State. Distance is the same as time: in the infinite now, always fresh, active, and relevant.

    1. Hi there – so glad that the site could be helpful for you. And thanks for taking the time to say so. It’s always cool to hear feedback when people are touched by certain things that we’ve done. 🙂

      If you’re ever on this side of the country, feel free to stop by!
      (Or, if you’re ever away from a branch church and you’d like to be part of a service, we have a call-in line. Our current number’s at the top-right of the website.)

      Love love love to you!

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