First Church of Christ Scientist, Westport, CT
Oct 23, Sunday Norwalk: In-person lecture at 2 PM
Title: MAKING MEANINGFUL CHANGE: HOW GOD'S LOVE CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE AND THE WORLD
By Mark McCurties
Sun, October 23, 2022 at 2:00 PM
Location: The Norwalk Inn
99 East Avenue
The talk will focus on universal healing precepts found in the Holy Bible, especially in Christ Jesus' life and teachings, showing how they are available for anyone to understand and experience through the lens of Christian Science.
"The desire to change ourselves, to improve our character, our relationships, our life prospects can also go beyond just the boundary of our own lives and the four walls of our home. Many men and women around the world have a sincere yearning to improve the collective experience of mankind," says McCurties.
"In this lecture, I will explain how God's loving and saving power is the greatest agent for change, and that through a right understanding of God, His power can be seen and felt right here and now, bringing health and peace to the world."
The ideas in this lecture are based on the teachings of Jesus as recorded in the Bible, and as discussed in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy.
The talk is free, open to the community.
Our church is now open for in-person Sunday services, Sunday School and child care. Wednesday services in-person AND simulcast via Zoom
We are open!
We are happy to announce that church is now open for in-person Sunday services, Sunday School and Child Care.
Wednesday services are now in-person AND simulcast on Zoom. To attend the Wednesday service from home, click the link below from your computer or smartphone. There is no need to do anything else first.
Our Reading Room in Stratford is open Hours: See below. It’s always best to call first before you visit.
About Our Church
Learn More About God, Who Loves You Unconditionally, At A Church That Welcomes You With Open Arms.
First Church of Christ Scientist, Westport, is located at 55 Compo Rd South, just off of the Post Road. We are a church dedicated to finding spiritual solutions and healing for every type of problem people face today. Depression, marital problems, grief, sports injuries, drug dependance, alcoholism, illness of every kind can be healed through prayer.
We welcome you to join us and learn more about your relationship to our Father-Mother God, to feel the love of his Christ and to grow spiritually along with your friends and neighbors.
The Sunday Healing service is conducted by two lay readers elected from the membership who read a bible Lesson-Sermon which consists of passages 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.
Also included in the service are readings from the Scriptures, prayer, hymns, and other musical selections including a vocal solo.
The Sunday school is located upstairs in the church building, and children up to the age of 20 are welcomed. Here, students can discuss ideas from the weekly Bible Lesson with people their own age and with an experienced teacher. Students learn to know and love God and how the teachings of Christ Jesus can help in overcoming problems they may face in school, in relationships, in sports and social activities, at work or anywhere.
Parents are encouraged to visit with the teachers before and after the services to learn more about the curriculum. All are welcome!
Wednesday Testimony Healing Meeting
Wednesday testimony meetings are held in the church and last one hour.
Topical readings from the Bible and from Science and Health are followed by the floor being opened to the congregation, to share how they have used Christian Science to spiritual heal physical, personal, financial and other problems.
We provide care in our Children’s Room during all services for infants and small children.
We maintain a reading room in Stratford at 7365 Main Street in the Oronoque Shopping Center.
The Reading Room is a spiritual resource center and bookstore, is a place open to the entire community where you can learn more about healing. There you can explore research materials on the Bible and Science and Health.
These books and other writings by Mary Baker Eddy are available to be read, borrowed or purchased.
A computer is available for reference use. In addition, other publications are available, including the Pulitzer Prize award-winning weekly newspaper, The Christian Science Monitor that may be read or purchased.
An attendant is always on duty during operating hours to help answer any questions about Christian Science.
About Christian Science
Christian Science is an established denomination and a deeply committed Christian church whose theology rests upon the inspired teachings practiced by Christ Jesus and his disciples. First Church of Christ, Scientist, Westport is one of the many branches of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston. Mary Baker Eddy established The Mother Church in 1879.
Her purpose was:
“To organize a church designed to commemorate the words and works of our Master [Christ Jesus], which should reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing” (Church Manual).
You are always welcome at our services.
Lectures on Christian Science
This church sponsors lectures, giving our community the opportunity to learn more about the teachings of Christian Science and their application to daily life. If you are interested in receiving an invitation to the next lecture, please fill out a card from the pew rack and give it to an usher.
Christian Science Practitioners
Practitioners are available to help individuals find healing through prayer. They can also help answer questions about Christian Science. You’ll find a directory of practitioners in The Christian Science Journal. Free copies are available in the lobby.
Church, Reading Room and Contact Information
Sunday Serviceand Sunday School10 AM
Wednesday Testimony Meeting7 PM (In-person or Zoom)
Thanksgiving Day Service10 AM
Reading Room HoursOpen from 10AM - 2PM Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Also the second and fourth Saturday of each month.
Call at 10 AM to confirm hours 203-612-1010
55 Compo Rd South
Westport, Connecticut 06880
Mailing Address55 Compo Road South,
Westport, CT 06880
Reading RoomReading Room Location
7365 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06614