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“Ask, and it shall be
given you; seek, and ye
shall find; knock, and it
shall be opened unto you:”
—Matthew 7:7

“Soul has infinite resources with which to bless mankind,...”
—Mary Baker Eddy

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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Many resources are available to assist with financial challenges. We have listed below some that we refer people to—some are organizations that assist Christian Scientists only, others are available to the general public.

The substance of our work being prayer, the most valuable resources we can offer are metaphysical.

Metaphysical Resources

Bible Theme

Every fall The Principle Foundation’s Board of Directors chooses a Bible verse to help guide our activities and focus our prayer for the year. This year’s verse is from II Corinthians 9:8:

“God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:”

What does this verse tell us about the nature of God? What does He do? What does it tell us about ourselves? What is it that we do? What is the nature of the relationship? What a promise!

Public Resources

Specific resources vary by community, but these are types of services that you may be led to inquire about in your community:

  • Utilities. Electric and gas companies will often work with you and/or reduce your payment(s) if you contact them and inform them that there is a hardship.
  • Food pantry. Many communities offer food pantries where you can get groceries without charge. A useful website for finding a food pantry in your area is foodpantries.org.
  • Credit counseling. Often churches and other non-profit organizations provide free or low cost credit counseling. Be cautious, especially of offers that seem “too good to be true.” Though we do not endorse any particular organization, a non-profit we have found to be reputable is Take Charge America (mytca.org).
  • Rent & mortgage. In addition to local charities, there are a variety of federal, state, and local programs available to assist with rent, mortgage, low cost housing. A useful website for finding these resources is needhelppayingbills.com

Resources for Christian Scientists

The following are organizations we often partner with and/or resources to which we frequently refer Christian Scientists.

  • The Albert Baker Fund provides loans, scholarships and grants for the education of Christian Scientists around the world.
  • The Christian Science Journal Directory is a complete listing of all Christian Science Practitioners, Teachers, Churches, Societies, Reading Rooms, Christian Science Nurses, College Organizations, Committees on Publication, Nursing Facilities, Visiting Nurse Services, and Military Chaplains worldwide.
  • CSPS Subscriptions. Article 8, Section 14 of the Church Manual reads, “It shall be the privilege and duty of every member, who can afford it, to subscribe for the periodicals which are the organs of this Church;...” Using JSH-Online you can subscribe to print versions of the Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson, Christian Science Sentinel, The Christian Science Journal, and The Christian Science Monitor. JSH-Online is also “a monthly subscription website providing an online portal to everything currently published in print and audio by the Journal, the Sentinel, and the 14 language editions of the Herald, and includes a full-text searchable archive of everything published in print from 1883 to today, and audio content from 1987 to today.”
  • The Dominion Foundation is a benevolent funding organization established solely to support Christian Science home nursing. The Foundation assists individuals relying solely on Christian Science for healing and who need assistance with the costs of Christian Science nursing care in the home. The Foundation also assists Christian Science Nurses who are pursuing a ministry in Christian Science nursing in the home. Applications are reviewed monthly.
  • High Oaks, Inc. serves Christian Scientists in temporary need of financial assistance by helping with billings for Christian Science care—assistance on a temporary basis with payments for Christian Science nursing care in a facility or at home and with Christian Science practitioner fees. We also help those nurses attending nursing arts classes at the BA. Individuals must be residents of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland or Virginia. Financial assistance is specifically reserved for bills from Christian Science care facilities, Christian Science nurses and Christian Science practitioners who are listed in The Christian Science Journal. Applications due by the 15th of the month.
  • The National Fund for Christian Science Nursing (NFCSN) assists individuals who need help paying for their Christian Science nursing care and related practitioner invoices. The care can take place in a facility or at home. Applications can be submitted at any time.
  • The Sunnyside Foundation assists practicing Christian Scientists residing in Texas who regularly attend a Christian Science branch church or Sunday School, and are members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts and/or the branch church they are attending. Applications are reviewed monthly (following the second Friday of the month).