How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! (Isaiah 52:7)

Our December, 2023 Newsletter

Reading Room Newsletter

December 2023


Dear Friends -

Welcome to the December issue of the Reading Room Newsletter. We are gearing up for Christmas sales.  You will find several gift ideas below.  Special orders should be received by December 10th to ensure arrival by Christmas. 

Prayer for Peace -  We have identified JSH articles that support your prayers for peace in the world. Below you will find links to a few of the articles.  Others are bookmarked on the RR computers or laid out in the Reference Room.  

Mary Baker Eddy Library - Please find the background and context for a special Christmas Sermon given by Our Leader in the year 1880. 

New Product - The "New Chalk" is now available.  Please see below for details.  The staff is now using this product to mark the RR books. The colors are vibrant and the erasability is excellent. It's also less than the old chalk.  ($12 vs $30). 

Concord -  There is a link for a Concord tutorial on UTube. The tutor used to be a student in our Sunday School!  You will find the information very helpful. 

Christmas Messages by Mary Baker Eddy - This beloved classic now includes a compilation of the nativity story from the Bible--  wonderful new introduction to an important collection.     


With love,

Andrea Hunter, Librarian

Hallie Keel, Asst. Librarian / Editor

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 Prayer for Peace

The Reading Room is bookmarking articles that support your prayers for peace in the world. They are available on our computers, bound volumes and right here! Below you will find a few of the links to these articles.  

Here are Mrs. Eddy's 1905 words on the subject of peace:


Dearly Beloved:

I request that every member of The Mother Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, pray each day for the amicable settlement of the war between Russia and Japan;
and pray that God bless that great nation and those islands of the sea with peace and prosperity.

(My. 279:20–27)

WORLD PEACE by Marjorie Hammer
PEACE by Julia Johnston
CLOSING THE WAR By Helen Wood Bauman
"WHICH ONE?" by Milton Simon
PEACE by G. Leslie Lynch

From the Papers: A notable Christmas sermon

"On December 26, 1880, Mary Baker Eddy delivered a Christmas sermon, “The Nativity of Jesus,” at Horticultural Hall in Boston, Massachusetts...This sermon offered a new and radical interpretation of the life and work of Jesus....She also expounded here on the importance of Mary’s experience of a virgin birth and on Mary’s spiritual intuition as being essential to Jesus’s later healing mission."

We hope you enjoy this account of a very special sermon. 

Read the Sermon
In the Reading Room 
Access Concord from our desktop computer

— now with greater ease and efficiency.

Enhance your study of the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy’s published writings with new and improved features.

Concord Tutorial with Will Adler
Bible Lesson Workshop

Fridays @ 12:00 NOON

For updates on Bible Lesson research during the week you can subscribe to our Signal Chat. 

For more information email
New Chalk available in the RR

Welcome to a whole new concept in chalking your books!  The reading room staff has already embraced this new product.  We invite you to try out this new vibrant marking chalk. 

Each box contains five 11mm pieces of chalk in four unique colors:

  • Purple (x2) – Highly visible, very good erasing
  • Blue (x1) – Highly visible, good erasing
  • Luminous Purple (x1) – Visible, excellent erasing
  • Luminous Blue (x1) – Visible, excellent erasing

MARK YOUR BOOKS! Join us after the church service each week in the Sunday School - Through the end of the year "Mark Your Books" will provide the new chalk for you to try.  

Note: The traditional 5mm blue chalk is still available. The price has increase to $30.00 per box.  We encourage you to try out this new product. The Reading Room books are now being successfully marked with the new chalk. 

If you need a Christmas gift or if you would like to treat yourself consider the reading room!  

We have a wide selection of beautifully produced books, pamphlets, and music.

Special orders should be made by December 10th for Christmas delivery. 
Contact the Reading Room for more information 

This collection of writings shares Mary Baker Eddy’s Christmas inspiration through letters, articles, sermons, poetry, and messages to churches.

In Miscellaneous Writings Mrs. Eddy states,
"It is most fitting that Christian Scientists
memorize the nativity of Jesus." 

Therefore it is "most fitting" that for the first time the Christmas messages include the account of Jesus’ birth from the Biblical gospels of Matthew and Luke!

This inspiring collection highlights the spiritual power of Christmas to bring healing and light to humanity.

Retails for $20.00 
Available in French, German and Spanish
Hours of Operation
Monday, December 25 - New Years Day 
(Note we will still be open Wednesday evenings and Sunday morning.)

Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm - (Bible Lesson Workshop 12:00 - 1:00 pm)
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday -briefly after the service
Sunday - Book Marking in the Sunday School 11:00 am

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Roswell
10920 Houze Rd., Roswell, GA 30076  / Phone: 770-998-9977  

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