First Church of Christ, Scientist Haddonfield, NJ
A dedicated and happy group of Christian Scientists began meeting in a rented space in Haddonfield NJ in December, 1930, and held their first service in their new church building on July 10, 1932. This lovingly maintained Georgian style building has been located for over 90 years on the corner of Kings Highway East and Sylvan Lake Avenue, next to the Haddonfield High School.
Both the weekly services may be joined by phone-in or via ZOOM. Call 1-929-436-2866 Sunday 10am and Wednesday 7:30pm Meeting ID: 448 288 2719#.
Link to join by video or audio on your computer, iPad, or smart phone:
What Happens at a Christian Science Sunday Service?
On Sunday, hymns are sung, and a beautiful solo is performed, all accompanied by the glorious 1935 Kimball pipe organ. Also, the congregation prays the Lord’s Prayer and silent prayer for each other. The main portion of the service is the reading of a Bible Lesson from the King James Version of the Bible, and from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, which offers a spiritual understanding of the healing laws of God or divine Science found in Christ Jesus’ teachings and throughout the Bible.
The Churches of Christ, Scientist have no ordained clergy. The hour-long service is conducted by two lay “Readers,” elected from the members of the church to serve a few years each. Our church members and regular attendees are very supportive of one another. Church feels like family, and we love gathering and working together to bless the community and the world, through fellowship and sponsoring or participating in worthy events.
We would be very pleased to have you visit. These quotes appear on the front wall of the auditorium:
“God is Love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.”
I John 4:16
“Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need.”
Mary Baker Eddy
Attend Wednesday Evening Testimony Meetings
This church also meets every week on Wednesday night, in the Sunday School Auditorium.
At this gathering, we hear the First Reader share about 15 minutes of citations from the Bible and from Science and Health on a specific topic relative to current needs. Also, three hymns are sung, and we pray together.
But most of the meeting is open to all the attendees, giving anyone who wishes the opportunity to “testify” and share how their prayers and a study of truths found in the Bible and from the explanations in the textbook, Science and Health helped them understand God’s loving care for them, and find healing and solutions for all aspects of life and the world.
Everyone is very welcome to come – just to observe, or to participate in this very special and inspiring meeting.
Sunday School Is Fun!
If you are less than 20 years old, this is the place for you! Sunday School happens at the same time as church in the auditorium. There, everyone gathers at first to sing a hymn, pray, and read a few Bible citations together. Then the students break up into classes for the younger and the older kids. First lessons include learning the Ten Commandments and Beatitudes, not just what they say but also how to use them. Then, they search the Bible stories and learn from the prophets, the disciples and apostles, and especially Christ Jesus.
They learn about God, about how to pray, and how to put into practice His laws of Truth and Love that bring goodness and healing to every need and endeavor of their lives. Here, you can ask the tough questions, and we’ll search for God’s answers together.
There is also a sweet nursery for very young children, who will be lovingly cared for while their family attends church and Sunday School.
A good description of a Reading Room is a “spiritual resource center.” Every First Church of Christ, Scientist maintains one for their church community. It is not primarily for church members.
It is a public bookstore, where the products offered may be purchased or read in comfort on site. There are various Bibles and Bible research materials, items for children, Christian music and pamphlets, numerous online resources to read and listen to, as well as all the writings on Christian Science by Mary Baker Eddy, the Christian Science magazines filled with current healings and inspirational articles, and even the international news magazine, The Christian Science Monitor.
You may be interested to learn more about Mary Baker Eddy, the Founder of this church, in the Reading Room. There are numerous biographies about her since she was a very fascinating and accomplished woman living during the harsh times of the Victorian Age.
Mark Twain said of Mrs. Eddy: “In several ways she is the most interesting woman that ever lived, and the most extraordinary.” In the Reading Room, you may also explore and buy her primary work, the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.
The Haddonfield Christian Science Reading Room has been in its present location, beside the Nicky B’s restaurant and the Post Office, for nearly 70 years. Come with your questions, or just recharge in a restful place of peace and healing.
Thank you for visiting us here, and we hope to see you soon!
The Official Website for detailed information on Christian Science christianscience.com
Mary Baker Eddy https://www.marybakereddylibrary.org/mary-baker-eddy/
Daily Lift christianscience.com/dailylift
The Christian Science Monitor csmonitor.com
Inspirational & Timely Topics JSH-Online.com
Youth Podcasts, etc. christianscience.com/youth
Looking for healing? christianscience.com/practitioners
Church, Reading Room and Contact Information
Sunday Serviceand Sunday SchoolSunday: 10:00 AM (childcare available)
Wednesday Testimony MeetingWednesday: 7:30 PM (childcare available)
Thanksgiving Day Service10 AM
Reading Room HoursMon-Sat 11 AM - 2 PM
Church355 Kings Hwy, East
Haddonfield, New Jersey 08033
Reading Room19 S Haddon Ave
Haddonfield, New Jersey