Welcome to First Church of Christ, Scientist, Eugene. We are so glad you have found us. We are a congregation built around the wonderful teaching of Jesus about the divine Comforter, a Comforter that he promised to send to all his followers.
This Comforter, that Jesus called the Holy Spirit, was the source and power behind all the goodness that he shared among the people of his day. And it still continues to benefit us today. Many of us wish we could have lived and learned from Jesus and seen his healing work in person. But Jesus said he needed to go away in order to make this spiritual gift available to his followers and to those who would believe because of them.
He promised that the divine energies behind his astounding life work would be continually available to us through the eternal Christ and divine Comforter. Christ is the spiritual idea of divine Love, expressed so clearly byJesus and still experienced by seekers today. It is the indissoluble link between you and God, the unbreakable relationship you have with divine Love.
The Comforter, or Holy Spirit, speaks to the Christ in you, an inner divine guidance that is practical, helpful, and tangible, that everyone has, though you may not have discovered it yet. It brings protection, forgiveness, and it heals. The Comforter reveals your innocence and goodness and ability to move beyond despair and be free of addiction, pain, sorrow, and failure. It brings peace, harmony, health, and goodness to your daily life.
The Comforter speaks to us constantly, in many ways. To Christian Scientists, it is most easily accessible through the Bible and another book, Science and Health, with key to the Scriptures. This book is the compilation of teachings received from the Holy Spirit by Mary Baker Eddy, who went on to share them in healing, preaching, and eventually founding a church to allow others to worship and share the Comforter.
Throughout the Bible, the Holy Spirit is known as a Friend, Helper, Advocate, Teacher, Guide, and of course, Comforter. If you feel a desire to know more about this Comforter, join us at a church service, or come into our Reading Room to find out more.