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YOU ARE WARMLY INVITED to our Christian Science church here in San Francisco. Our church is a branch of The Mother Church in Boston, MA founded by Mary Baker Eddy to commemorate the words and works of Christ Jesus. We offer many resources for your spiritual journey.

Who is Mary Baker Eddy?

She is the discover and founder of Christian Science and the author of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, the text book of Christian Science.

Church Services

10 AM to 11 AM

Our Sunday Service is based on a weekly Bible Lesson subject with selections from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. This lesson is read in every Christian Science church throughout the world.

Our Thanksgiving day service is an opportunity for our community to come together to share gratitude. Readings from the Scriptures and the Christian Science textbook are also part of the service.

Parking is available at Whole Foods for all of our services. Parking attendants are on duty in Whole Foods lower parking garage near the Franklin street entrance to assist you.

Sunday School

10 AM to 11 AM

YOUNG PEOPLE up to the age of 20 are warmly invited to our Sunday School. Early focus on the Ten Commandments and Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount helps guide thought to basic Christian living and healing. Older students learn how to apply scientific prayer to everyday problems.

Wednesday Meetings

7:30 to 8:30 PM

Come and hear testimonies from people applying the healing truths from the Bible and Christian Science teachings to all aspects of their lives. The meetings begin with readings from the Scriptures and the Christian Science textbook.

When we reopen, you can park at Whole Foods for all of our services. Parking attendants will be on duty in Whole Foods lower parking garage near the Franklin street entrance to assist you.

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Pastor

“I, Mary Baker Eddy, ordain the Bible, and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Pastor over The Mother Church …and they will continue to preach for this Church and the world” (Manual of The Mother Church). “As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life” (First Tenet of The Mother Church). Mary Baker Eddy is the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science. She is the author of the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures – the book that contains the full statement of Christian Science.

“As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life.”

MARY BAKER EDDY

Practitioners, Teachers and CS Nurses

Christian Science Practitioners and Teachers are experienced healers who devote their full time to the healing ministry. Christian Science Practitioners are available to the public to heal through prayer-based treatment as explained in the book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. Practitioners and Teachers are enjoined by a Church Manual By-Law to “hold in sacred confidence all private communications made to them by their patients; also such information as may come to them by reason of practitioner to patient.” Click here for a worldwide Directory. You may also consult the listings at the back of each issue of the Christian Science Journal, available at our Reading Room. A Christian Science nurse is trained to provide skilled, non-medical care in meeting the physical needs of a patient who is working with a Christian Science practitioner.

What is a Christian Science Practitioner?

An individual available to the public, who heals through prayer-based treatment as explained in the book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.

Reading Room

readingroom_photoTHE Reading Room at 1643 Polk Street has reopened with some changes in compliance with City guidelines. The study rooms will remain closed. You may enter the sales area with social distancing in order to purchase items on Tuesday and Thursday 10-2, and Saturday 10-1. You may purchase Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, available in many languages, as well as other literature published by The Christian Science Publishing Society. A librarian is on duty to facilitate your search.

Find spiritual resources that meet your needs. Find inspiration in the writings of Mary Baker Eddy. Explore the King James Bible and other translations. Expand world views via The Christian Science Monitor. Hear lectures and Sentinel Radio broadcasts. Rejoice with others’ published testimonies of healing. Discover fascinating details in biographical accounts.

Please see the following online sites to access free articles and comforting audio interviews.
christianscience.com
jsh.christianscience.com/console
csmonitor.com

The Jointly Maintained READING ROOM at SFO is located in Terminal 1 of San Francisco International Airport and is open 8 AM to 10 PM, 365 days a year except now during the pandemic, call before visiting as the hours fluctuate. All are welcome for rest and study. To learn more visit csreadingroom-sfo.org.

READING ROOM

1643 Polk Street (between Sacramento and Clay Streets)
San Francisco CA 94109
Tel 415.673.0532
Email: rrfirstchurchsf@sbcglobal.net

READING ROOM HOURS

Tues., Thurs. 10-2 PM
Saturday 10-1 PM
Mon., Wed., Friday, Sunday Closed
Closed on Holidays

PARKING

Up to 2 hours free parking with validation
1776 Sacramento Street (around the corner between Polk Street and Van Ness Avenue)

Events

Outreach Activities

In addition to the print version, the Weekly Bible lesson is available to the community and can be accessed by phone or with a subscription on the Internet:

The Sentinel radio program is available to the community and can be accessed on the Internet, by radio, or by phone:

  • Radio: Tune into KSTE 650 AM at 7:30 AM Sunday mornings.
  • Phone: You may dial any of the following 512.703.8010, or 305.668.7500

First Church provides volunteers to read the Lesson Sermon in the jails for the Christian Science Committee for Institutional Work in San Francisco County. Christian Science Chaplains visit the jail to meet one-on-one with inmates when requested. More information can be found on the Internet:

“This is my commandment that you love one another as I have loved you.”

CHRIST JESUS

History

First Church of Christ, Scientist, San Francisco, a branch of The Mother Church in Boston, Massachusetts, was officially formed in 1895. Sue Ella Bradshaw, a Christian Science teacher and healer, was the initiator of the establishment of the Christian Science church in California. The first public service was held in 1891 in Beethoven Hall at 336 Post Street in San Francisco… read more

“The great structure stands, silently but eloquently beckoning us on towards a higher and more spiritual plane of living.”

MARY BAKER EDDY

Links

To learn more about Christian Science visit ChristianScience.com.

The First Church of Christ, Scientist publishes several periodicals including the Sentinel, Journal, and Herald to aid in the study of the Bible and Christian Science. They also include testimonies of healing resulting from the prayerful application of Christian Science.

The Pulitzer prize winning newspaper, The Christian Science Monitor provides daily unbiased perspective on world events.

CONTACT

1700 Franklin Street (at California St)
San Francisco, CA 94109
Tel 415.673.3544
Fax 415.673.1410
firstchurchofcs@sbcglobal.net

When we reopen, you can park at Whole Foods for all of our services. Parking attendants will be on duty in Whole Foods lower parking garage near the Franklin street entrance to assist you.

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First Church of Christ, Scientist, San Francisco
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Please join us for Sunday worship services by going to christianscience.com from The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, Massachusetts. If you are interested in attending our online Sunday School please contact us at firstchurchofcs@sbcglobal.net.

The Reading Room at 1643 Polk Street has reopened with some changes in compliance with City guidelines. The study rooms will remain closed. You may enter the sales area with social distancing in order to purchase items on Tuesday and Thursday 10-2, and Saturday 10-1.

Please go to christianscience.com for numerous spiritual resources. Scroll down the home page to find
“Praying in Response to the Coronavirus”.