Welcome To Our Church

First Church of Christ, Scientist, East Rochester
1104 Main Street, East Rochester, NY 14445

... let the peace of God rule in your hearts,... and be ye thankful.

Col. 3:15

Gratitude is much more than a verbal expression of thanks.

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures
by Mary Baker Eddy 3:25

First Church of Christ, Scientist, East Rochester

1104 Main Street, East Rochester, NY 14445
Church Services:
Sunday Services: 10:00 AM
Sunday School: 10:00 AM
Wednesday Meeting:
* 1st & 3rd Wednesdays: 12 Noon
* All other Wednesdays: 7:30 PM

Child Care: Available During All Meetings

 

Reading Room:
Tuesday thru Saturday – Noon to 4:00 PM
125 West Commercial St., East Rochester

Healing in Daily Life

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“Let unselfishness, goodness, mercy, justice, health, holiness, love–the kingdom of heaven — reign within us, and sin, disease, and death will diminish until they finally disappear.” – Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures 248:29 by Mary Baker Eddy

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“And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.” – Matt 9:35

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“Our church is built upon the divine Principle, Love.”
Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures 35:19 by Mary Baker Eddy

First Church of Christ, Scientist, East Rochester

1104 Main Street, East Rochester, NY 14445

Church Services

Sunday Service

The Sunday service includes music, singing, scriptural readings, prayer, and a sermon. The sermon is read by two readers and is based on a weekly Bible lesson from our Pastorthe Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.The Bible Lesson is published in the Christian Science Quarterly and may be studied prior to the Sunday service. If you are new to our church, you are welcome to take a Quarterly home with you after the Church service.

Sunday Services are held at 10:00 AM.

Wednesday Meetings

Wednesday meetings are similar to Sunday Services. During the first half of the meeting there are timely readings which the reader has selected specifically for this service. Readings are selected from the Bible and the Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.

The second half of the service is open for individuals to share testimonies of healing and insights or remarks related to their study of Christian Science.

Wednesday Meetings are held at 12 noon on the first and third Wednesdays of the month and there is no evening meeting. All other Wednesday meetings are held at 7:30 PM.

Sunday School

Children and young adults up to the age of 20, are welcome with love and understanding to Sunday School. Sunday School classes are structured to help students discover how to make God and spirituality a practical part of their daily lives. Class lessons are based on the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures and begin with the Lord’s Prayer, the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount. Students are encouraged to ask questions of their teacher and peers as they uncover how to apply spiritual and moral truths to their own experiences. Sunday School is at the same time as the Church Service, 10:00 AM.

Child Care

During your attendance, children too young for a Sunday morning service or Wednesday evening meeting are lovingly cared for in our Children’s Room by church members. Our nursery is supplied with a crib as well as toys, games, books, stuffed animals and puzzles.

This is a free service that we provide for those attending our services.

Reading Room

We invite you to visit our Reading Room, a spiritual resource for the community that provides a quiet comfortable place for study and prayer. Here you may read, borrow or buy the Bible and the Christian Science text book Science and Health with Key to Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. The Christian Science Monitor, an international weekly newspaper, and other Christian Science publications are also available. A librarian is available to answer general Christian Science questions and to help aid your research with a variety of Bible reference sources as well as concordances for Christian Science publications.

Our Reading Room is located at 125 West Commercial Street in East Rochester 14445 and is open Tuesday thru Saturday noon to 4:00 PM.

Church History

Our church members are students of Christian Science. The First Church of Christ, Scientist was founded by Mary Baker Eddy in 1879 “to commemorate the word and works of our Master [Christ Jesus], which should reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing” (Church Manual, p.17). Our church in East Rochester is one of many worldwide branch churches. For more information on Christian Science please Click Here.

If you have any questions

Please feel free to contact us at:
(585) 586-4140.

During our Reading Room hours,
you can speak to someone at:
(585) 586-7350.

Our church is located at:
1104 Main Street, East Rochester, NY 14445

 

Frequently Asked Questions

We know you have questions. Let us help you answer any questions you may have about Christian Science.

Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. Matthew 7:7

If you have a specific question, feel free to use the contact form above to get in touch with us. We welcome you to ask questions and join us during one of our services.

Do you believe in Christ?
Yes.  We understand Christ to be “the divine manifestation of God, which comes to the flesh to destroy incarnate error.”  Jesus demonstrated for all mankind that he was the Christ of God.
Is this Scientology?
No.   Christian Science has no connection at all with Scientology.  Christian Science is a Bible-based, Protestant denomination founded by Mary Baker Eddy.  The book written by Mrs. Eddy in 1875 called “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” explains in detail what Christian Science is and is not.
Why is it called “Science”? Aren’t Christianity and Science opposites?
Science is “systematized knowledge as an object of study” according to the Webster dictionary.  It simply means “knowledge” about a specific topic.  Christian Science is the knowledge and understanding of Christianity.  It is the understanding of the laws of God and how these spiritual laws were demonstrated by Christ Jesus in overcoming material “laws”.  God’s spiritual laws are eternal and operative; therefore, students of Christian Science strive to put these spiritual laws (or truths) into practice in their daily lives as Jesus did.

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Luke 2:14

Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Luke 12:32

Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

John 8:32

Reading Room

Our Christian Science Reading Room, located in downtown East Rochester, is a quiet place for prayer and study. All are welcome!

Reading Room

We invite you to visit and use this quiet oasis in our community for study and prayer. There are multiple study resources including Bibles, Christian Science books and literature, a computerized concordance, and inspirational CDs and tapes.

The Christian Science Monitor, a weekly news paper, is also available to read or purchase. Our Reading Room attendants are happy to help with your study and any questions you may have.

Contact Us

Reading Room Open Hours:
Tuesday thru Saturday – Noon to 4:00 PM
125 West Commercial St., East Rochester, NY 14445
Phone: (585) 586-7350

All Are Welcome

Everyone is welcome to join us. Come for a visit!

If you have any questions, please contact us through this website or by calling (585) 586-4140.

“Our church is built on the divine Principle, Love.” – Mary Baker Eddy

 

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