Our Mobile Reading Room makes presentations in communities around the metropolitan area. This makes Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures and related publications accessible to many who would not otherwise know about Christian Science healing.
9/5/23 update: About half a dozen visitors stopped to talk while the display was parked by the Aspen Hill Library in Rockville, MD. Two copies of Science and Health were shared along with Bibles and other Christian Science literature. Attendants are happy to discuss whatever questions the visitors may pose. This time they were about Christianity and healing!
8/29/23 update: The Mobile Reading Room was parked near 17th and Constitution NW. Hundreds of people saw the display, including tourists in town. Many give a wave or thumbs up as they pass. A few stopped to talk, some at length, about theology, heaven, hell, God, etc.
8/22/2023 update: The mobile Reading Room was again serving an area near a homeless shelter (2nd and D Sts, NW). Throughout the afternoon almost 2 dozen people stopped to engage in conversation and peruse periodicals. Three copies of Science and Health were shared with newcomers. One young woman was extremely interested reading the textbook on spiritual healing. Half a dozen copies of English periodicals were shared.
8/15/23 update: On August 15 the mobile Reading Room was located again near a homeless shelter for several hours. About a dozen people stopped to speak with attendants. Several Bibles and copies of Science and Health were shared, plus over a dozen Sentinels, Journals, and several Spanish Heralds. Some visitors signed the Guest Book, engaged in significant conversations that included asking for specific prayers for their health.
8/6/23 update: On Sunday afternoon, August 6, the Reading Room located near 2nd and D Sts, NE. Spoke with those challenged by homelessness and shared 2 Bibles and 2 copies of Science and Health. Many enjoyed the music played throughout the afternoon and look forward to our return!
7/23/23 update: In early July the mobile Reading Room located for a day in NE just off Pennsylvania Ave near North Carolina Ave. It was a quiet spot but the attendants had a long conversation with a gentleman who was delighted to see the signs displayed and talk with them. He shared about his prayer and work with children in the city. He was happy to accept a copy of Science and Health and other Christian Science literature.
6/19/23 update: In early June, the mobile Reading Room displayed material on 17th St. on the Mall. Hundreds of pedestrians passed the display during the 5 hours it was set up during the afternoon. Several visitors stopped to talk, listen to lectures streamed online, accept Sentinels, and one took a copy of Science and Health.
As we begin the 2023 season of the mobile Reading Room activity, the first location was on the Mall near 7th and Independence Ave on the Saturday before Easter. There were a few conversations with visitors, including a couple from Malaysia who took several Sentinels and information about where to find out more about Christian Science locally.
During the summer of 2022 the mobile Reading Room was in Silver Spring (Briggs Chaney Rd.), Dupont Circle, the DC Mall, SouthEast DC, Virginia (Centreville), as well as Charlestown and Morgantown, West Virginia. Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures is available to visitors along with magazines that include testimonies of recent healings through prayer. Stop by when it is in your neighborhood.
Click here to read an article one of our attendants wrote about their experience with the Mobile Reading Room!