"Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need." Mary Baker Eddy
First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, MA
The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Big Bear Lake is a branch of The Mother Church; also known as The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts. Our church is part of the world wide Christian Science movement and we represent one of the 2000 Churches of Christ, Scientist and Christian Science Societies in 79 countries around the world.
The Founder of Christian Science Mary Baker Eddy
"Mary Baker Eddy was an influential American author, teacher, and religious leader, noted for her groundbreaking ideas about spirituality and health, which she named Christian Science.
Following a serious accident in 1866, she experienced a profound healing through prayer as she read an account of one of Jesus' healings in the New Testament. This experience motivated her to study the Bible in-depth to understand how she had been healed and whether spiritual healing could be replicated and practiced consistently. Gradually, she began healing many others through a method of spiritual treatment she would define as "Christian Science." Convinced that what she had discovered could be practiced by anyone, she began teaching her system of healing to men and women, who in turn established successful healing practices of their own.
In 1875, Mrs. Eddy published her major work, Science and Health, later named Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. Its 18 chapters include subjects such as "Prayer," "Science, Theology, Medicine," and "Christian Science Practice."
The Mary Baker Eddy Library opened in 2002 as a place for people to explore the life, ideas, and achievements of Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910).
Established as a non-religious, cultural and historical institution, this world-class Library and museum provides educational experiences, programs, and exhibits featuring the Mapparium, the Hall of Ideas, the Quest Gallery, and the Monitor Gallery. The Library also offers user-friendly access to its vast collections through reference and research services. As its primary resource, the Library's Collections include one of the largest collections by and about an American woman.
Church Location: First Church Christ of Christ, Scientist Big Bear Lake, 547 Cottage Lane, P.O. Box 966, California 92315