Most people want the same things today—health, stability, and to have a good life. Throughout his lifetime, Christ Jesus responded to those desires by preaching the gospel of God's kingdom and by healing the sick and those who had lost their way. He taught his followers how to be Christian healers, too. Christian Scientists around the world strive to follow his example in their own lives and communities.
Thirty-Sixth Church of Christ, Scientist is one of many Christian Science churches and societies around the world. We are a democratic, self-governing branch of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, founded by Mary Baker Eddy.
We've been serving the Studio City community since 1939.
Our Church services were originally conducted at the Studio City Theatre, and land was purchased in 1942 for our own Church Edifice. The Church opened to the public on Sunday, February 17, 1951, with a morning, afternoon and evening service. In November 1962 our Christian Science Reading room on Ventura Boulevard was opened.
Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered and founded Christian Science, defined Christian Science as “the law of God, the law of good . . . ” (Rudimental Divine Science, p. 1). She’d learned that God is infinite Love, and completely good. A clear glimpse of this through prayer has power to heal and transform anyone.
Below are a few tenets—or key points—rooted in the Bible, that briefly summarize the teachings of Christian Science.
Mary Baker Eddy
Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910) was an influential American author, teacher, and religious leader, noted for her groundbreaking ideas about spirituality and health, which she named Christian Science. She articulated those ideas in her major work, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, first published in 1875. Four years later she founded the Church of Christ, Scientist, which today has branch churches and societies around the world. In 1908 she launched The Christian Science Monitor, a leading international newspaper, the recipient, to date, of seven Pulitzer Prizes.