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Literature distribution workers needed

We have a team of literature distribution workers that meets weekly in the Literature Workroom of First Church, Pasadena, to organize the literature – Bibles, copies of Science and Health (in various languages) and periodicals – into batches to fill the orders of the Chaplains who give out the literature and texts at their respective facilities.  Everyone is welcome to help!

Eligibility to serve in the jails

  • Chaplain – hold regular Christian Science church services at the adult facilities and acts as First Reader. They also hold one-to-one interviews at the request of the inmates for answering questions and/or providing metaphysical treatments. 

  • Workers – assist the Chaplain with the services in the jails and acts as Second Reader

  • Camp Chaplain – hold Bible study in the various juvenile camps in Los Angeles County. 

Anyone wishing to work in any capacity on the Committee must obtain an application from the Committee office and this needs to be signed by his/her branch church. They must be class taught. All workers, after acceptance by the Executive Board of the Committee, must then be approved by the appropriate Los Angeles County Department. They are then duly listed for admission to the facilities, having agreed to abide by the regulations of these Departments. 

How to get involved

Contact either your church’s County Institutions representative, the Clerk of your church, or the Committee Secretary, Nanci Newman, at 323-664-4910,

We suggest that you attend one of the Fruitage Meetings which are held the fourth Friday of most months at 8 PM, in the Sunday School room of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Pasadena. See meeting calendar. At this meeting you will hear fruitage reports from Chaplains, Workers, and Camp Chaplains. Also at the meetings, you will have the opportunity to speak with those working in all capacities on the Committee and hear first-hand of their experiences. 

All are welcome at our Fruitage Meetings


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