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Second Church of Christ, Scientist, Philadelphia PA

A Warm Welcome to Our Church

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
Psalms 133
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Auditorium of the Second Church of Christ, Scientist, Philadelphia PA


All are all warmly welcome at our services and meetings at Second Church of Christ, Scientist, Philadelphia! We’re located at 3015 West School House Lane in the East Falls neighborhood of the city. There is plenty of free parking.

Whether you’re a newcomer or familiar with Christian Science, you’ll find healing and peace in our services and meetings.

Our church is a 34-year old contemporary “post-modern” architectural gem. With floor to ceiling windows and natural wood detailing in the sanctuary as well as skylights and windows throughout, the interior is flooded with light and beauty,

Covid Announcement

Due to building renovations, our services and meetings continue to be offered on Zoom only. Our Sunday church services are on Zoom at 11:00 am every week.

Please note, that our Wednesday testimony meetings are held only on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month.

To join the Zoom meeting, go to: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/9039549800. If you need the Meeting ID, it is 903 954 9800 #

If you prefer, you can call (929) 205-6099 and use Meeting ID: 903 954 9800 followed by #.


Sunday Service

Auditorium of the Second Church of Christ, Scientist, Philadelphia PA


Our service includes inspiring readings from the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. They are conducted by two readers who have been elected by the members.

Our sermon which we call the weekly Bible Lesson-Sermon. is outlined in the Christian Science Quarterly. A Quarterly will be given to you by an usher. The Bible Lesson-Sermon has been studied during the preceding week by students of Christian Science throughout the world.*

At the service, you’ll join in singing hymns, hear a specially prepared solo, and enjoy music performed on our pipe organ.

After the service, we’ll be happy to answer your questions and show you resources that available for your spiritual growth.

*For all those who wish to read the Bible Lesson-Sermon with others during the week, we meet each Friday afternoon at 2:00 pm on Zoom. Come participate in reading, and share inspiration.


Wednesday Evening Meetings

After an opening hymn, this meeting gets underway with topical readings selected by the First Reader from the Bible and the Christian Science textbook.

This is followed by singing a hymn and praying the Lord’s Prayer together.

Those attending the meeting, both those new to Christian Science as well as those who have studied Christian Science for a long time, are then invited to share experiences, testimonies of healing, and remarks on Christian Science.

This provides an opportunity to hear how others are applying Christian Science to their daily lives and praying for their communities and the world.

The meeting is concluded by joining together in singing a hymn.


Sunday School

Sunday School of the Second Church of Christ, Scientist, Philadelphia PA

Young people of all faiths and backgrounds up to the age of 20 are welcome to attend Sunday School. Children learn about the Bible and how to use it at school, in sports and relationships with others.

Classes focus on the Ten Commandments, the Beatitudes, and the Lord’s Prayer. Gradually, through questions and answers adapted to each student’s needs, young people learn to grasp the spiritual ideas from the weekly Bible Lesson-Sermons read in church.

The uniqueness of every child is honored as they explore their own spirituality and discover God’s loving care on which they can rely in challenging situations.

Reading Room

Presently located in the front foyer of the church building, the Reading Room offers a full range of aids to Bible study and Christian Science literature for purchase for browsing.

Included are all the published writings of Mary Baker Eddy and many biographies covering how she discovered and founded Christian Science.

Current magazines and issues of The Christian Science Monitor are available.

The Reading Room is open following each of the church services.

Resources

For further information about Christian Science, please visit the official site of Christian Science, christianscience.com. You’ll also find additional information to explore on the Resources menu at the top of the page.


Church, Reading Room and Contact Information

Sunday Service
and Sunday School
11:00 AM (childcare available)
Wednesday Testimony Meeting
7:30 PM
Thanksgiving Day Service
11:00 AM
Reading Room Hours
Wednesday: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Church and Reading Room
3015 W School House Ln.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144 215-438-2748
Church and Reading Room Location
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