Christian Science nurses are available to help anyone relying on Christian Science for healing. They help individuals who need skillful physical assistance while relying on Christian Science treatment for healing. We serve Christian Science nursing everywhere within Los Angeles County.
Christian Science nursing is a practical, spiritual ministry that actively supports the patients’ decision to rely on Christian Science for healing. It is grounded in the Bible-based theology of Christian Science, which includes Christ Jesus' commandment to love one another (see John 15:12). We carry out this ministry with prayer, wisdom, compassion, and skill.
Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science, established the authority and standard for the Christian Science nurse in the Manual governing The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, with these words: “A member of The Mother Church who represents himself or herself as a Christian Science nurse shall be one who has a demonstrable knowledge of Christian Science practice, who thoroughly understands the practical wisdom necessary in a sick room, and who can take proper care of the sick” (Church Manual page 49, Article VIII Section 31).
It may not be possible to appreciate fully the Visiting Christian Science Nursing Service until you have experienced it yourself.
Recently, I fell during an exercise class at my local gym and hit my head. Before I was up from the floor, management had called 911 and a few minutes later firemen were on the scene taking my vital signs and attempting to wrap my head in gauze. Fortunately, my daughter works in an office nearby and she arrived shortly. When I adamantly refused to be transported to the hospital, the firemen left with dire predictions, ‘If you don’t have that wound stitched within four hours….’
“I called the Visiting Christian Science Nursing Service and spoke to the nurse who said she was nearby and was on her way. From that moment, I felt a wonderful sense of peace and calm. I then called a Journal-listed Christian Science practitioner so that by the time the Christian Science nurse arrived at my home, the healing had already begun. Her first remark was that the cut had already closed so that stitches were clearly not needed. I will never forget the wonderful sense of God’s presence that came to me during my first conversation with the Christian Science nurse. At that moment I knew that the practical help I needed was available and on the way.
“I cannot fully express my gratitude for the Visiting Christian Science Nursing Service. Whether you ever need their services or not, be grateful for the availability of Christian Science nurses who are spiritually prepared to meet every circumstance. As part of their Christian Science nursing skills, they bring with them a healing atmosphere and a clear, calm sense of God’s presence.”