This website provides a window into the activities of the Christian Science community and the spiritual healing going on.
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Riverside (Christian Science) has been at our current location since 1900. We have services on Sunday morning (including Sunday School) and we have a Wednesday evening testimony meetings where Christian Science healings and other experiences are shared. We operate a Reading Room with Bibles, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, a large number of books and reference materials, periodicals, CD's and other resources for exploring your spirituality and learning about Christian Science.
This is a lay church in which every member has equal standing with God. With the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, as our pastor, Christian Scientists turn to prayer and these two books for counsel and healing. Christian Science was discovered by Mary Baker Eddy in 1866. She was severely injured in a fall, and turned to the Bible as she had been accustomed to doing. All she had pondered in the past came strongly and clearly to her as she read an account of one of Jesus' healings. She was immediately healed. Convinced that God had healed her, she spent the next several years searching the Scriptures to understand the principle behind her healing. She named her discovery Christian Science and explained it in 1875 when she first wrote Science and Health. On page 583, Science and Health includes the following definition on CHURCH:
"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."
Our healing church services and Sunday School (all children are welcome in our Sunday School) are held every Sunday 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday evening services are held 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Child care is provided at all of our church Services.
The hours of our Reading Room are 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Saturdays. Please call first to be sure someone is available to help you.
Our Location is at the corner of Lemon and Sixth Streets.
3606 Lemon Street
Riverside, Ca. 92501
The reading room is located next-door to the church on Sixth Street:
3468 Sixth Street
Riverside, Ca. 92501