An invitation to support this important work

 

 

 

March 2019

 

“Christ is ‘the same yesterday, and today, and forever.’”
(Mary Baker Eddy, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 109:12-13).

One hundred years ago when The Mother Church opened the doors of the Christian Science Benevolent Association to provide a refuge and the loving ministry of Christian Science nursing for those in need, its purpose was healing. And today that purpose is the same. It is the same ever-present Christ, Truth, that we are bearing witness to today and that has brought forth a century of documented healings.

We are grateful for the faithful stewardship and maintenance of this institution in the last century by The Mother Church, trustees, staff, contributors, volunteers, and many other friends of the BA.

It is with a deep sense of gratitude that we enter the second century to continue the charge of preserving the original purpose of the Benevolent Association, to rightly care for this refuge, and to support the holy work of Christian Science nursing. An essential part of this activity will be restoring and renewing the exteriors and interiors of our buildings and bringing greater order and accessibility to the outdoor areas of our campus. This work is vital for our campus to better support our healing purpose.

In 2018 we completed a Master Plan for the Benevolent Association’s 24.2-acre campus. The Master Plan will guide our phased restoration and renewal of all the buildings and landscape. As we begin restoration and repair, we have prioritized some key projects for this winter and spring, and these are described in the leaflet enclosed with this letter.

We invite you to join us as we begin the important work of restoring the BA—a support to the healing work of the BA for present and future generations.

We are indeed grateful for the opportunity to bear witness to the tender care and healing efficacy of divine Love.

“In the first century of the Christian era Jesus’ teachings bore much fruit, and the Father was glorified therein. In this period and the forthcoming centuries, watered by dews of divine Science, this ‘tree of life’ will blossom into greater freedom, and its leaves will be ‘for the healing of the nations.’” (Mary Baker Eddy, Retrospection and Introspection, p. 94: 28).

With sincere gratitude,

   
Cynthia Borden Ritz Janiva Toler
President Executive Director

 

Click here for a list of some of our winter and spring projects.