Welcome to First Church of Christ, Scientist, Hartford
Members of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Hartford warmly welcome everyone to our church.
“God is Love.” This brief statement is at the heart of Christian Science, and our weekly church services are intended to reflect and express God’s healing love, which is available to all.
Our church is dedicated to understanding and demonstrating practical Christianity, as taught by Christ Jesus and explained by Mary Baker Eddy in her book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.Â Â The study of Christian Science can help you find solutions to all the challenges of everyday life, including sickness, relationship or financial concerns, depression and place.
“Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need.” — Mary Baker Eddy
Hartford: Web lecture: Sat, Sept 25 at 11:00 AM
Title: HUMILITY THAT "OVERCOMES THE WORLD
By Mark McCurties
Sat, September 25, 2021 at 11:00 AM ET
Webinar Information: The Zoom webinar link opens at 10:45 am. The the webinar ID is: 813 5944 2841.
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One of the central themes of Christ Jesus' ministry was to teach and show that the power of God's love can help us to overcome the various injustices that we face in the world. In fact, Jesus fully proved the power of God's might. He healed all kinds of disease, transformed the worst types of behavior, he stopped violent acts from occurring, and he forgave his enemies in order to save them, proving hatred to be powerless in the face of divine Love. Ultimately, Jesus showed that the power of God's love doesn't just help us to cope with the ills of the world; it helps us to conquer them.
Yet, for all the remarkable healing work that Jesus did, he never once took the credit. Instead he always gave the glory and honor to God, our Father in heaven. So sincere was Jesus in his expression of humility that he even said, "I can of my own self do nothing" (John 5:30). In other words, Christ Jesus, the Son of God, who overcame all the ugliness that the world could throw at him, said (in essence), the good that I do isn't personal to me; it's the Father working through me.
Mary Baker Eddy, the woman who founded the Christian Science church, perceived the powerful impact that Jesus' humility had on his healing and saving mission. She wrote, "Great charity and humility is necessary in this work of healing. The loving patience of Jesus, we must strive to emulate." (Miscellaneous Writings 7:7-9)
In this lecture, we will discuss how learning to follow the example of Christ Jesus, particularly his profound display of humility, can empower each one of us to heal and to overcome the hard problems that we face. We will discuss what true humility is, how it links us to God, and by extension, how it connects us with God's healing and saving laws. There is great need for healing in the world today, and Christ-like humility can help us to meet that demand.
Our Reading Room is open. Sunday services now in-person. Wednesday service 7:30 PM via Zoom
Information about our services: Per order of Hartford Mayor, all attendees must wear masks at our services.
Sunday Services: First Church of Christ, Scientist, Hartford has resumed in-person Sunday services at 10:30 AM.
Child Care: Childcare is currently suspended.
Sunday School: For those interested in online Sunday School for students 10 years old and younger, please email Ruth Lewis at email@example.com; and students 11-19 years, John McGann at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the link and exact schedule.
Reading Room: Our Reading Room at 8 No. Main St. in W. Hartford center is open. Hours M,W, F, Sat,11-3. Closed holidays. CT state guidelines for retail spaces will be in effect, including face covering and social distancing.
Wednesday Testimony Meetings: They will be conducted at 7:30 PM as a Zoom meeting. The meeting will be AUDIO ONLY.
Zoom Instructions: You can join our Zoom meetings either by connecting by computer or smart phone, or by calling in from any phone. Note that this call is a toll call from CT unless you have a phone plan that includes nationwide calling.
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Our Sunday services are conducted by two members who read a sermon consisting of citations from The King James version of the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.
These books have been designated as our Pastor by Mrs. Eddy. This is the same sermon given at every Christian Science church world-wide. In addition, hymns, an inspirational solo, other scriptural selections and time for silent prayer comprise our hour-long service.
Our Sunday School welcomes young people up to the age of 20. The Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures are the sources teachers use to ground students in the fundamental truths they can apply in their daily lives. Discussions in classes address practical questions with teaching that encourages students to turn to God for guidance, protection and healing.
Visitors to our Sunday School are warmly welcomed.
Wednesday Evening Testimony Meetings
Midweek meetings are held every Wednesday. These hour-long meetings include readings from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures that focus on specific topics relevant to our world today.
Hymns are part of the meetings, as well as testimonies by those present who speak of healings, inspiration and blessings gained through the study and practice of Christian Science.
Join us for a service each Thanksgiving Day. This unique service includes readings from the Bible and Science and Health, hymns, a solo, and time for the congregation to express gratitude appropriate to this special day.
Experienced attendants lovingly care for infants and children too young for Sunday School during the Sunday and Wednesday services.
The Christian Science Reading Room is an open door to the community, where visitors find a quiet place to read, study, and pray. Located at 8 North Main Street in West Hartford Center this is a spiritual discovery center for all those seeking a closer relationship to God.
Bibles, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, inspirational publications and CD’s, and The Christian Science Monitor are available to buy, to borrow, or to use on-site. A computer there provides links to many other resources on Christian Science. Individuals wishing to learn more about Christian Science or simply to find a sense of peace during their day are invited to visit our Reading Room. (There is free parking for visitors in the adjacent parking lot.)
About our Church
Mary Baker Eddy’s study of the Bible led her to the understanding that the healing power practiced by Jesus centuries ago can be demonstrated today. She learned that the truths Jesus taught are relevant for all time and all mankind. In 1879 she established the Christian Science Church on the spiritual foundation of Christ-healing. This church is a branch of The Mother Church in Boston. Our church was founded in Hartford in 1898 and has been a healing presence in the greater Hartford community since that time.
Mary Baker Eddy established the Christian Science church “to commemorate the word and works of our Master, which should reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing.” (From The Manual of The Mother Church, by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 17.)
christianscience.com This official website of the Mother Church provides detailed information on Christian Science, worldwide. Answers to frequently asked questions are presented, as well as information on a variety of topics such as Mary Baker Eddy, the Discover and Founder of Christian Science, the role of Christian Science practitioners and Christian Science organizations on college campuses.
Your Daily Lift christianscience.com/dailylift
The Christian Science Monitor csmonitor.com
Inspirational/Timely Topics JSH-Online.com
Youth Podcasts, etc. christianscience.com/youth
Looking for healing? christianscience.com/practitioners
“To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings.” — (From Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, p. vii.)
Church, Reading Room and Contact Information
Sunday Serviceand Sunday School10:30 AM (In-person) Sunday School Closed
Wednesday Testimony Meeting7:30 PM via Zoom
Thanksgiving Day Service10:30 AM
Reading Room HoursOpen M,W, F, Sat,11-3 Closed Holidays
235 Scarborough Street
Hartford, CT 06105
Reading RoomReading Room Location
8 North Main Street West Hartford, CT 06107 Phone: (860) 200-4710