First Church of Christ, Scientist, Guilford, CT
About Our Church
We are a branch church of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston Massachusetts, founded by Mary Baker Eddy.
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.
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.
Nov 28, Tuesday, Guilford: In-Person Lecture at 7 PM
Title: BE SET FREE
By Nicole Virgil
Tue, November 28, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET
Location: Church, 49 Park St, Guilford CT
Circumstances often present what appear to be significant obstacles to living freely, something that everyone wants to do. Whatever it is that seems to stand between us and the full range of motion that we would like to have in our lives - it's not so much the presenting impediment that is the problem - it's not knowing how or where to access our God-given liberty.
To live a life of liberty, we have to find the nature and substance of liberty, which is spiritual, purposeful, unburdened, and given to all. To do that you have to know where to look, to the source of liberty - God, good itself, all-inclusive.
In this talk, we will examine liberty from a Biblical perspective; and see how real people today find their freedom from all kinds of physical, emotional and circumstantial restrictions that seem clearly beyond their control so that they may Be Set Free.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Experienced attendants lovingly care for infants and children too young for the Sunday School during the Sunday and Wednesday services.
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 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 podcasts are short takes on inspiring ideas to enrich your day and share with friends. Subscribe and get the Daily Lift delivered to your inbox five mornings a week.
Church, Reading Room and Contact Information
Sunday Serviceand Sunday School10:30 AM (In person) and via Zoom
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Meeting ID: 848 0548 1698
Wednesday Testimony Meeting7:30 PM (In person) and via Zoom
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Meeting ID: 848 0548 1698
Thanksgiving Day Service10:30 AM
Reading Room HoursOpen Tuesday through Saturday from 12-2 as well as after Sunday and Wednesday services
Church and Reading Room49 Park Street