First Church of Christ, Scientist, Greenwich, CT
Welcome to Our Church!
That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.” — I John 1:3
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Greenwich is one of the many worldwide branches of The First Church of Christ, Scientist – Boston, Ma. We invite you to our Sunday services, Wednesday evening meetings, Sunday School, and Christian Science Reading Room.
If you want to learn more about God – and the practical relevance of the Bible in your everyday life, then we’re the place for you.
In 2006 a wheelchair lift was installed. The lift provides access from the street level north parking lot, up to the main level auditorium foyer, and down to the lower lobby which includes a wheelchair accessible restroom.
The church is located at 11 Park Place, just off Putnam Avenue (the main east-west street in Greenwich, also known as the Post Road or Route 1). We look forward to meeting you.
Greenwich: In-person lecture Thu, Oct 14 at 7:30 PM
Title: CHRISTIAN SCIENCE - A CLEARER VIEW OF YOU
By Lyle Young
Thu, Oct 14 at 7:30 PM
Location: Church 11 Park Place, Greenwich
Who are we, really? You and I, and all humanity? The health, harmony, and joy we experience in life depends on our answer to this question.
Mary Baker Eddy, who founded the Christian Science church, had a profound insight into the nature of God as infinite Love. She perceived that God is the only substance, intelligence and Life of the universe, without the opposition typically ascribed to darkness or evil. Moreover, Eddy realized that this was the basis of Jesus' healing works.
This is revolutionary. Eddy didn't say that conflict, struggle, and disease exist as unavoidable realities, then in addition there's also God's love. Rather, she saw infinite Love, and genuine creation as the perfect spiritual expression of this Love, instead of the imperfect, material existence we typically assume unavoidably defines us. To Eddy, infinite Love, being infinite, simply excludes the possibility of anything else.
Such an unusual theology might have ended as a footnote to history, except that Eddy and her students boldly used it to reinvigorate Christianity and its lost element of healing. Since then, some 65,000 accounts of healing have been verified and published healings of everything from cancer to AIDS to blindness, from drug addiction to broken bones.
To the degree that we understand our identity as purely spiritual knowing that each of us shines, now and eternally, as a unique expression of infinite Love we experience healing. The result is wellness, opportunity, spiritual progress, and the highest degree of joy.
RR open. All services now in-person and via teleconference
Reading Room: Now open regular hours. Mon - Fri 11-3 Sat 12-2 Please call to confirm before visiting: 203-869-2503.
We are now open fully on Sundays and Wednesdays (and teleconference continues).
Sunday morning services run from 10:30-11:30am. Wednesday evening services run from 7:30-8:30pm
For teleconference, dial 203-680-9095. You may dial this number a few minutes before the service begins - or any time thereafter. The electronic operator will prompt you to enter the pre-assigned access code for the meeting.
The code is 520520*
Sunday services include readings from the Bible and the textbook of Christian Science – Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy.
These selected readings (which Christian Scientists study each week) are outlined in the Christian Science Quarterly.
The service is conducted by a First and Second Reader – elected by church members.
If you are unable to attend our service please email us for instructions on how to listen through our teleconference service. Click the “Send Us an Email” icon on this page.
The Sunday School is open to all children and young people up to the age of 20.
Foundational lessons include the Ten Commandments, Lord’s Prayer, and Christ Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – all of which teach children to trust God, be obedient to His laws, love Him, and love all mankind.
Taught from the Bible and Science and Health, students learn how to pray for healing in their lives and in their communities.
Wednesday Evening Services
Topical issues address the spiritual needs of our community and the world. Members of the congregation are invited to share testimonies of healing through prayer of problems of all kinds, including health, financial, and relationship problems.
The Children’s Room provides loving care for infants and small children during all services.
The Greenwich Christian Science Reading Room is located at 333 Greenwich Avenue – right next to the old clock.
The Reading Room is a place to discover and re-discover God – – to learn about one’s relationship to God as His precious child. The Reading Room provides a quiet place for study and prayer. In this healing atmosphere, the librarians help find answers to the public’s questions about Christian Science.
Items available to read, borrow or purchase include: the Bible; Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, and other writings by Mary Baker Eddy; Bible study references; Christian Science magazines; The Christian Science Monitor (an international newspaper); and CDs.
Many publications are available in different languages, and a variety of materials in the Reading Room are geared particularly for children.
Church, Reading Room and Contact Information
Sunday Serviceand Sunday School10:30 AM in-person and via teleconference
Wednesday Testimony Meeting7:30 PM in-person and via teleconference
Thanksgiving Day Service10:30 AM
Reading Room HoursMon - Fri 11-3
Please phone Reading Room to confirm hours before visiting
11 Park Place
Greenwich, CT 06830
Reading RoomReading Room Location
333 Greenwich Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830