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 January/February, 2024 Newsletter

Reading Room Newsletter

January / February 2024

Dear Friends -

Welcome to this double issue of the Reading Room Newsletter. 

Prayer for Peace -  Come read JSH articles that support your prayers for peace in the world.  They are bookmarked on the RR computers and laid out for your convenience in the Reference Room.  

Mary Baker Eddy Library -  Read this exciting account of a Jewish couple who fled Nazi-occupied Europe and became prolific writers for the Monitor. 

Vintage Monitor - I recently learned about an article by Mary Beecher Longyear that details the history of Asa Gilbert Eddy.  We have framed this interesting account for the reading room. 
NFCC - Remember our neighbors in need through monthly donations to the North Fulton Community Charities.  Food items are collected in the sales room and cash donations accepted at the Sunday service. 

With love,

Andrea Hunter, Librarian

Hallie Keel, Asst. Librarian / Editor

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Pray for Peace In the

Reading Room 



Great occasion have we to rejoice that our nation, which fed her starving foe, — already murdering her peaceful seamen and destroying millions of her money, — will be as formidable in war as she has been compassionate in peace.

May our Father-Mother God, who in times past hath spread for us a table in the wilderness and “in the midst of our enemies,” establish us in the most holy faith, plant our feet firmly on Truth, the rock of Christ, the “substance of things hoped for” — and fill us with the life and understanding of God, and good will towards men.

Mary Baker Eddy
(Christian Science versus Pantheism 14:27–11)

Prominent Viennese-Jewish Journalist
Escapes Nazi Occupied Vienna to Work for
The Christian Science Monitor


For Ernest Pisko, his wife Risa opposing the Nazi's prior to WWII meant imprisonment, forced marches, and exile from their country, before finding a new life and new purpose in the United States.

To the Monitor, it meant hiring a writer with a sophisticated understanding of Central and Eastern European affairs, who would go on to win Austria’s highest award for his coverage of the country’s postwar development.  For more on this story click the link below.  

Ernest and Risa's Story

Christian Science Monitor

Can US prisons take a page from Norway?
Five questions...


Over the years both political parties have addressed criminal justice reform.  Here is a new model that is working in Norway and being considered for US prisons. Our prayers can help reform systems and men. 

Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.
(Acts 12:5)


Read the Article
Outreach and Charity 
Please remember your canned goods and non-perishable items for our ongoing support of NFCC.  

There is a bin in the sales room for your generous donations.  

Cash donations are welcome in the collection on Sundays. 

In the Reading Room 

Bible Lesson Workshop

Fridays @ 12:00 NOON

This activity is always attracting new members and friends in Roswell and beyond.  It has become a means of inspiration as well as outreach. 

Christian Science Sentinel

Prayer helped me

by Daniel 

I was with my family at a garden center. I didn’t feel very well.

I asked Mummy if I could go to the restroom, and she said yes. I went in there to have some time to think. 

This is what I thought. I knew that God was with me. In Christian Science Sunday School, I have been learning that God’s love is everywhere and that I am always in His loving arms. I prayed a children’s prayer written by Mary Baker Eddy that I learned in Sunday School. It goes like this: 


Father-Mother God, 
          Loving me,—
Guard me when I sleep; 
Guide my little feet 
          Up to Thee. 
                      (Poems, p. 69)


I wasn’t going to sleep just then, but praying that prayer helped me feel God’s love. Then I said the “Daily Prayer” and the Lord’s Prayer.*


I felt much better after praying. So I went to find Mummy. She told me that she had been praying, too. I was feeling good again as we went back to the rest of my family. 

Thank you, God.

*You can find the “Daily Prayer” in the Church Manual (Mary Baker Eddy, p. 41) and the Lord’s Prayer in chapter 6 of the Bible’s book of Matthew.

Healing on Record

Deep wound healed

By Chérie Hafford 

From the January 2024 issue of The Christian Science Journal

One day while enjoying an afternoon ride, my horse slipped off a low footbridge and we both fell into the mucky streambed. Before I could get to my feet, the horse stepped on my lower leg to climb back up onto the bridge. I was wearing shorts, and the injury her hoof left was quite deep....

Healing Article
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