First Church of Christ Scientist, New Haven, CT
About Our Church
First Church of Christ, Scientist, New Haven, is a branch of the Mother Church, The First Church of Christ Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts. Our purpose is to bring evidence of God’s ever-present and all-powerful Love to our community.
Through the weekly study of the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, members of this church and those who visit our services are gaining mastery of their health and are finding permanent peace and happiness.
Our church is located at 950 Chapel Street.
New Haven Events May-June
Book Discussion Group especially for new readers of Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy. Four Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m.in downtown New Haven starting May 16. through June 6. At the Christian Science Reading Room, 950 Chapel Street. Bring your comments, questions, healings.
Informal--enjoy your takeout supper or a meal at one of New Haven's gourmet restaurants before or after the meeting. Discussion focused on but not limited to: Preface and Chapter I, Prayer, on May 16; Chapter VI. Science, Theology, Medicine, May 23; Chapter VIII, Footsteps of Truth, May 30; Chapter XI, Some Objections Answered, and XVIII, Fruitage, June 6. Public event; park at meters on street or Crown Street Garage
Ongoing for the public:
Every Tuesday from 2-3 p.m. the Reading Room in New Haven airs live the jsh-online Internet chat on a current topic from a spiritual perspective. Each week a guest discussion leader joins the jsh-online host to field in real time questions and comments submitted via email. The topic for each week is available by calling the Reading Room 203-787-0829.
Every Wednesday from 2-3 p.m. the Reading Room airs the Internet Wednesday Meeting live from Boston. The Mother Church First Reader Sandy Sandberg delivers the lesson of the day and the Second Reader, Marian English, gives voice to testimonies and comments as they arrive via email. She is joined in reading these emails by broadcast journalist Jay Jostyn, whose career background is with The Christian Science Monitor.
Our Sunday service begins includes hymns and readings from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.
At the same time as the Sunday Service, our Sunday School is available for children and young adults up to the age of 20.
Sunday School classes study themes from the Bible and the current week's Bible Lesson published in The Christian Science Quarterly.
Students learn to apply them meaningfully in their daily lives.
Wednesday Evening Services
On Wednesday evenings, our church holds testimony meetings that also include hymns and readings from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. The heart of these meetings, though, are examples of spiritual healing and gratitude shared by members of the congregation.
Everyone is welcome to attend and participate in both Sunday and Wednesday services. We provide loving childcare at both services.
The church maintains a Christian Science Reading Room adjacent to the church, at 950 Chapel Street.
At our reading room visitors can study and purchase the Bible and Christian Science literature, including Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, other writings by Mary Baker Eddy, and articles on subjects of Christian Science healing.
Church and Reading Room Location
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Church and Reading Room:
950 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Sunday Service and Sunday School
Wednesday Testimony Meeting