"Why I give to the Radical Reliance Fund" - Nancy Mooslin

On Loan from First Church of Christ, Scientist in Newport Beach

The members of First Church of Christ, Scientist have kindly loaned us two items of great interest to share with our staff, guests, and visitors!

The first is a pew bench from the original church edifice of The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, MA. It is dated 1894 and is on display in the hallway across from our Activities Room.Pew_web

The pew bench was used when additional seating was needed in the original Mother Church (before the extension was built). On the back of the pew bench, there is a copy of a document dated 1970. During that period, The Mother Church sold many items from storage. In the files of First Church of Christ, Scientist in Newport Beach there is correspondence from a Mrs. Howland, who donated the pew bench to them.

The second item, a Subscription Edition of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, is displayed in our front lobby. It is a beautiful book printed in 1939. For more information on the history and printing of the Subscription Edition, read this post from the Mary Baker Eddy Library.

All are welcome to come by and view these lovely items!Science and Health up close

P.S. Have you heard about the awesome matching grant we received from First Church, Newport Beach? Check it out and donate by visiting this page!



  1. Brenda Lee Scott
    Brenda Lee Scott09-09-2016

    I am planning to attend your meeting on September 24th. Many years ago I had a comforting stay at Broadview. I think it was around 1973. Such a peaceful and healing atmosphere. I also had the wonderful experience of the Christian Science Maternity Home in Griffith Park. I was born there in 1940 and my first daughter was born there in 1964. My practitioner, Fae Goetz, who had beautiful red hair, supported me during the nine months and when my daughter was born…she had red hair too! I am currently Second Reader on Sundays and First Reader on Wednesdays at our First Church of Christ, Scientist in Palm Springs, CA. I look forward to seeing Broadview after all of these years. Our church is happy to support you. Brenda Scott

    • CS Broadview
      CS Broadview09-26-2016

      Dear Brenda, thank you so much for your lovely note! Your church was instrumental in helping us meet this matching grant. Sending you all much love!