First Church of Christ, Scientist

Church Services  


Sunday Service

Our Sunday service consists of a weekly Lesson-Sermon which is read from The Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. The Bible readings for the sermon are from The King James Bible, while occasionally the responsive reading portion may be from other Bible translations. The same Lesson-Sermon is read in every Christian Science church around the globe. It is read by two lay readers, elected from the membership, who serve the congregation in this capacity. In addition to the Lesson-Sermon, there are hymns, a solo, and a joint repetition of the Lord's Prayer. See the sidebar for the current Lesson-Sermon subjects.


Wednesday Evening Meeting


The Wednesday evening meeting consists of a short sermon of selected readings from The King James Version of The Bible and from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. The selections for the Wednesday evening service are selected by the First Reader, and will vary with every church. Current subjects for this short sermon have included, "Brotherhood," "Health," "Handling Fear," and "The Economy." After the Lord's Prayer and a hymn, members of the congregation share testimonies of healings and blessings they have gained from their study and application of Christian Science.


Sunday School


We hold a Sunday school for young people up to the age of 20. Lessons include the Ten Commandments, the Sermon on the Mount (including the Beatitudes), and familiar Bible stories. Students will gain a familiarity with The Bible and with the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, and will learn how the lessons contained in these books can be applied to their everyday lives.



Christian Science

Bible Lessons


God's allness and great love

for all His creation, coupled

with our love for Him, each

other, and ourselves -

that's what the lessons

are all about.


Upcoming Topics   


May 7

Adam and Fallen Man


. . . I will walk among you,

and will be your God, and ye
shall be my people. . . .

I have broken the bands of

your yoke, and made you go


Leviticus 26:12 I will,

13 I have


May 14

Mortals and Immortals


. . . it shall come to pass,

that in the place where it

was said unto them, Ye

are not my people; there

shall they be called the

children of the living God.

Romans 9:26 it


May 21

Soul and Body


Put on your new nature,

created to be like God—

truly righteous and holy.

Ephesians 4:24


May 28

Ancient and Modern
Necromancy, alias

Mesmerism and

Hypnotism, Denounced


. . . the Lord my God

hath given me rest on

every side, so that there

is neither adversary nor

evil occurrent.

I Kings 5:4 the


June 4

God the Only Cause

and Creator


. . . be ye glad and

rejoice for ever in that

which I create:

Isaiah 65:18 be (to :)


First Church of Christ, Scientist
1101 Curtiss Street · Downers Grove, IL 60515 · (630) 968-1007