First Church of Christ, Scientist Phoenixville, PA
“The vital part, the heart and soul of Christian Science, is Love.”
Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health, p. 12
Are you searching for a deeper sense of meaning and purpose…a better understanding of your true spiritual identity…a unique perspective on healing? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Our congregation works together to prayerfully support each other, our community, and our world in practicing the system of spiritual healing taught and demonstrated by Christ Jesus. A practical, proven method of healing, prayer can be applied to every challenge. We pray for, and expect, healing at all of our services.
This church is one of the worldwide branches of The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts.
We’re grateful for your interest in our church, invite you to thoroughly explore our website, and hope that we’ll have the opportunity to greet you at one of our services soon.
Welcome Mural used with permission from the artist, Teresa Haag (2015)
“O man greatly beloved, fear not: peace be unto thee, be strong, yea, be strong.”
We warmly welcome you to join us in fellowship on Sunday morning.
The one-hour service is centered on a weekly Christian Science Bible Lesson composed of passages from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. Together these two books are regarded as our “Pastor”– always available for comfort and guidance.
The service is led by two Readers who are members of the congregation and also includes prayer and music, in the form of both a solo and congregational singing. We hope you’ll join us in this hour of quiet contemplation and praise to God, filled with joy and song.
Thanksgiving Day Service
We also hold an annual Thanksgiving Day service at the same time as our regular service. At this special service, attendees are invited to share their expressions of gratitude.
Wednesday Testimony Meetings
Our Wednesday evening meeting provides a mid-week spiritual uplift. After selecting a theme, the Reader prepares and presents readings from The Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.
A substantial portion of the meeting is opened to the congregation as an opportunity to share testimonies of healing and inspirational thoughts. Participants also join in singing hymns and repeating together the Lord’s Prayer.
“Pilgrim on earth, thy home
is heaven; stranger, thou art the guest of God.”
Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health, p. 253
Sunday School offers a nurturing learning environment where children become grounded in Christianity through study of The Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, written by the discoverer and founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy.
Early lessons center around the Ten Commandments, the Lord’s Prayer, the Sermon on the Mount and Bible stories. Building on this foundation, students expand their understanding of the nature of God and our rock-solid, unbreakable relationship to Him.
The Christian Science Bible Lesson, fresh each week, provides an ongoing framework for teaching young people how to live Christian Science, and how to heal.
Students learn how to pray effectively to overcome challenges they may be facing in their lives – difficulties at school, relationship issues with family or friends, illness or injury.
The best thing children learn in a Christian Science Sunday School is that God loves them, and that no challenge they could ever face is beyond God’s healing power.
All young people up to age 20 are warmly welcomed into this oasis of spiritual learning.
“For in Him we live, and move. and have our Being…”
Childcare for infants and very young children is available during both the Sunday Service and Wednesday evening meeting.
Call our Reading Room to confirm hours or to arrange a visit outside of our regular weekday schedule. Even when we are closed, free sample copies of the Christian Science Sentinel and the Christian Science Monitor are available from the sidewalk near the door.
In addition to our storefront Reading Room in Pottstown, we have many Reading Room resources in our church edifice in Phoenixville available before and after our Services, including Bible Lesson booklets.
Our Christian Science Reading Room on High Street in Pottstown is a rich resource for spiritual growth. The Bible, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, The Christian Science Monitor magazine, and other authorized books, CDs, magazines and study materials may be purchased or borrowed there. Scriptural reference books and an extensive collection of children’s items are also available.
A quiet study room provides a peaceful sanctuary for prayer and research, to listen to hymns or to read the weekly Bible Lesson. A Reading Room attendant will greet you with a warm welcome, answer your questions and help you find whatever will meet your need that day.
You are also welcome to use our internet connection to access articles and testimonies of healing on JSH-online, or stream Christian Science podcasts, webinars and lectures through links to ChristianScience.com and YouTube.
“Divine Love always has met and always will met every human need.
It is not well to imagine that Jesus demonstrated the divine power to heal only for a select number or for a limited period of time,
since to all mankind and in every hour, divine Love supplies all good.”
Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health, p. 494
The healing principle of Christian Science is just as relevant and immediate today as it was in Christ Jesus’ time. Students of Christian Science around the globe daily strive to understand and demonstrate more of this truth. We invite you to join us in this prayerful work.
Links to help you explore Christian Science further:
The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, MA
Main source for Christian Science resources including directory of churches, Practitioners, Nurses, Teachers and Lectures (both Live and On-line)
around the world.
The Christian Science Monitor
Widely respected international weekly news magazine whose goal is
“…to injure no man, but to bless all mankind.”
The Christian Science Journal and Sentinel
Read or listen articles containing examples of how others have used their growing understanding of Christian Science to find peace and healing.
Church, Reading Room and Contact Information
Sunday Serviceand Sunday School11:00 AM (childcare available)
Wednesday Testimony Meeting7:30 PM (childcare available)
Thanksgiving Day Service11:00 AM
Reading Room HoursMonday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Church1200 Main St
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania 19460
Reading Room109 1/2 E High St
Pottstown, Pennsylvania 19464