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 July / August, 2024 Newsletter

Reading Room Newsletter

Dear Friends,

On June 3rd the Directors of The Mother Church hosted Annual Meeting in the Extensions. It was an inspiring occasion filled with robust reports from the field including Africa and Australia.  One of the Directors urged us to defend against the belief that Christian Science is somehow "poison food". On the contrary, it is the Law of God healing and saving mankind.  

Recently our Reading Room received a letter from the Christian Science Publishing Society.  It said that Reading Rooms are "indispensable -- offering a space where a seeker can find connection, comfort, and warmth to help them in their daily life." Recently, a man raised in Christian Science came in to purchase a hymnal and left with words only editions as well as both musician editions of the hymnal, etc....  He had fond memories of our hymns and wanted to introduce it to his church a few miles away. 

The Roswell Librarians and staff invites you to come.  Come to the Reading Room to pray for mankind's receptivity to Christ healing and know that animal magnetism cannot deprived them of this infinite blessing.  That Christian Science is not toxic, but the message of unchanging Truth, infinite Love, and eternal Life.  Let us be grateful for Mrs. Eddy's God-inspired vision for this important outreach activity. 

Concord - At Annual Meeting they announced that Concord is now available in four other languages. These are included with each subscription.  Please find more information below.

Ongoing thanks to Ellen White for maintaining our inventory in the Square Terminal.  It's a weekly labor of love. 

A big thanks for the tireless efforts of Don Turner and Tim Anderson for solving technical problems with the church wifi that interrupted our point of sale system and computer access.  

With love,

Andrea Hunter, Librarian

Hallie Keel Co-Librarian / Editor

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Testimony from the Sentinel

Christian Science Sentinel
May 13, 2024 

Severely injured hand healed

Charles Perry Howard 

Halfway through my college experience, I was faced with the prospect of moving overseas with my family. I didn’t want to leave my college or the close friendships that had developed. It wasn’t an option to remain in the United States because the family home was being rented for the duration, and it wasn’t possible to stay at the college between semesters. I desired to find a solution that would be beneficial to my family and to me. 

One day, as I struggled with this issue, I thought it would be a good idea to get out of the dorm for some fresh air and to get quiet. I had been raised attending a Christian Science Sunday School, but I used Christian Science more like a Band-Aid than a directing influence in my life. 

It was a cold, crisp winter evening as I set out for a walk, deep in thought. The campus was quiet under the soft, clear light of the moon. After some time, I made my way through a wooded area that was completely unfamiliar. As I walked, I was unaware that I was approaching a steep drop-off. I stepped off the edge of the cliff, but was able to grab the edge of an ice-covered jagged rock to stop my fall and pull myself back up to the top of the cliff. ...

Charles Perry Howard
Atlanta, Georgia, US

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Dorothy Dipuo Maubane (1943–2004) was a barrier-breaking, accomplished businesswoman who became a Christian Science practitioner, teacher, and lecturer. Her spiritual activism helped people overcome political upheaval, violence, poverty, fear, anger, and grief. Where others saw violence, oppression, and injustice, she saw opportunities for establishing order, compassion, and justice—changing her own and others’ lives in profound ways.


Let Dorothy's story inspire you!

Dorothy Maubane article

Christian Science Monitor

These English PhDs helped train
Google’s AI bot.
Here’s what they think about it now.


"If English is the next universal coding language, as Nvidia’s CEO suggested, why, English academics ask, are they not being valued as were computer programmers during earlier tech booms?"


The teacher must make clear to students the Science of healing, especially its ethics, — that all is Mind, and that the Scientist must conform to God’s requirements.
(SH 444:31–1)

A single mistake in metaphysics, or in ethics, is more fatal than a mistake in physics.
(Mis. 264:29)

AI Ethics Article
Outreach and Charity 

Thousands of families in North Fulton rely on the free and reduced school lunch programs to provide their kids with the nutritious meals they need to grow, learn and thrive. Once the school year ends, so does this food program. This creates a hardship for many local families who struggle to find the means to put more food on the table over the summer months. 

We need your help to combat food insecurity for the thousands of children who are home for the summer.

Last summer, the number of families using the pantry increased 38% over the previous year. We served more than 200 families a day, distributing $1.4 million in free food during June, July and August. As families continue to deal with the high cost of groceries, we are experiencing another busy summer in the pantry. 

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In the Reading Room 

Mark my Books?  

but WHY?

Read the Lesson from Marked Books? Each week our faithful staff marks and chalks a set of books with the Bible Lesson from the Christian Science Quarterly.  

This is not just some "old school" notion. It is a compelling and enriching way to read the lesson.  It's how Mrs. Eddy and her students studied the lesson.  We have several staff who mark their own books weekly.  

Most of the Sunday School teachers mark their books - the students love it!  

Are you interested in finding out why they devote time and effort to this activity?  Ask us!  

Hours of Operation


Closed Thursday, July 4th, 5th, 6th for Independence Day 

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
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday - briefly after the service
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Roswell
10920 Houze Rd., Roswell, GA 30076  / Phone: 770-998-9977  

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