Our Church Home
“Home is the dearest spot on earth, and it should be the centre, though not the boundary, of the affections.” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy, p. 58:21)
We offer a small, safe and sincere space to study and practice Christian Science. We warmly welcome both those who have been studying and practicing Christian Science for many years and those new to the study and practice as well. As a small society, we rely on every member to participate actively in some manner. Members are encouraged to participate through the rotating of readers at our services, managing technology for services, or in another way of their choice such as teaching Sunday school or participating in outreach work of various kinds – working with the joint reading room or helping with joint lectures. We operate as a family, sharing all the roles involved in the operation of our society. We find support, inspiration and joy in our study, practice and sharing of Christian Science.
As Mary Baker Eddy stated in Miscellaneous Writings 1883-1896,
“Our watchwords are Truth and Love; and if we abide in these, they will abound in us, and we shall be one in heart — one in motive, purpose, pursuit” (p.135).
We carry church with us from our Society into our various individual walks in life and take with us the strength we develop together in our church home.
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. (Matthew 18:20)
A brief history of our Christian Science Society
In May of 2001, three students of Christian Science who lived in the Lafayette Square area of St. Louis, Missouri, decided to begin holding informal Christian Science services in a storefront at 1809 Park Avenue. There were no Christian Science churches on the south side of St. Louis city at that time, so there was a desire to fill this need.
The group met sitting in a circle and just took turns reading the Weekly Bible Lesson from the Christian Science Quarterly aloud to each other on Sundays, and on Wednesday nights took turns preparing some readings from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, and sharing their testimonies of healing with each other.
Sunday School for children up to the age of 20 began and was held the hour just before the Sunday Service.
As more people joined our group for these services, original guitar and recorder music from several of the members became a regular part of our services. This grew into the musical group called the Solo Committee.
In March of 2003 we became officially listed as a Christian Science Society in the Christian Science Journal by the Mother Church. A new storefront was rented as our official location at 1819 Park Avenue. That’s where we have met until the spring of 2020 when, because of world events, we transitioned to online services. Currently we meet on Sundays both in person and online, with Sunday School online afterwards. Wednesdays, we are all on Zoom together. See the Services tab for the most current way to join with us.
We’re glad you’ve found us!
Come and visit us in person or online for a Sunday or Wednesday service. If you decide you might like to join our church family, we have a very simple application which you can find here. Please also review our one page bylaws here and, feel free to ask questions by contacting us firstname.lastname@example.org or, during our informal family time after services either in person or on Zoom. Hope to meet you soon!