First Church of Christ, Scientist, Guilford, CT

About Our Church

Our purpose is to promote, unconditional, love, spiritual growth, and healing based on the Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy. Our intent is for everyone who participates in our activities to witness and experience this healing embrace.

You are warmly welcomed here as we seek to gain a deeper understanding of God as our divine Mother and Father and the loving Creator of All.

We are a branch church of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston Massachusetts, founded by Mary Baker Eddy.

Mary Baker Eddy’s definition of church is: The structure of Truth and Love; whatever rests upon and proceeds from divine Principle.

The Church is that institution, which affords proof of its utility and is found elevating the race, rousing the dormant understanding from material beliefs…

… to the apprehension of spiritual ideas and the demonstration of divine Science, thereby casting out devils, or error, and healing the sick.

Sunday Services

The Sunday service consists of the weekly Bible Lesson Sermon read by lay people who have been elected from the membership.

The lesson is a compilation of citations from The King James Version of The Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. These books have been designated as our Pastor.

The same lesson is heard in all Christian Science churches throughout the world and has been studied throughout the week by many of those who attend. Printed copies are available at our Christian Science Reading Room.

During the service,  you will hear hymns, a scriptural selection and a solo all chosen to support the weekly lesson sermon.  Child care is lovingly provided for those too young to attend Sunday School or church services.

Wednesday Evening Services

Every Wednesday evening a meeting is held that includes brief readings and hymns compiled by the First Reader.

Following the readings, approximately 30 minutes are devoted to testimonies when members of the congregation are able to share how they have been healed or inspired through study and reliance on Christian Science.

Christian Science Wednesday testimony meetings serve as a valuable resource for individuals seeking spiritual growth, healing, and connection with a supportive community.

Sunday School

We have a very active and enthusiastic Sunday School with classes ranging in age from 3 to 19.

Experienced Christian Scientists teach the children how to find the answers to all questions in The Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures and how to rely on God in every situation and under all circumstances.

Each class has age-appropriate discussions on how they can turn to God for guidance, protection and healing. Visitors are always welcome.

The Sunday School meets at the same time as the Sunday church service.

Reading Room

Our Christian Science Reading Room is a place where you can read and study Christian Science literature, including the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. Reading Rooms are also a place for quiet prayer and meditation.

Thanksgiving Service

Join us for a special service for giving thanks. This unique service includes readings from the Bible and Science and Health, and time during which anyone in the congregation may give testimonies geared to the special day. This service is held at 10:30 on Thanksgiving morning.

Learn More

Visit our kiosk in front of the church.

It includes highlighted passages from the current weekly Bible lesson as well as literature with contemporary topics for you to take and enjoy. 

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Enjoy a Solo

The Sunday service includes the singing of three hymns and an inspirational solo. Enjoy listening to our soloists, Schuyler Beeman or Tom Heilman, accompanied by Chad Hardin, our pianist.

Children's Room

Experienced attendants lovingly care for infants and children too young for the Sunday School during the Sunday and Wednesday services.

Additional Resources

Christian Science Practitioners

Christian Science practitioners are available to help individuals find healing through prayer. You can find a directory of Christian Science practitioners in the Christian Science Journal.  Free copies are available in our kiosk in front of the church or you may purchase a copy in the reading room.

Sentinel Watch

Sentinel Watch is a weekly audio podcast produced by the Christian Science Publishing Society.  It includes guests who explore timely topics and share how God's laws have been a practical help. Have a listen!

Daily Lift

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Church, Reading Room and Contact Information

Sunday Service
and Sunday School
10:30 AM (In person) and via Zoom
Join our Zoom service
Meeting ID: 848 0548 1698
Passcode: 343426
Wednesday Testimony Meeting
7:30 PM (In person) and via Zoom
Join our Zoom service
Meeting ID: 848 0548 1698
Passcode: 343426
Thanksgiving Day Service
10:30 AM
Reading Room Hours
Open Tuesday through Saturday from 12-2 as well as after Sunday and Wednesday services
Church and Reading Room
49 Park Street
Guilford, Connecticut
(203) 453-9175
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