Church Services

IMPORTANT NOTICE In response to State of California guidelines, First Church of Christ, Scientist Auburn has closed the church facility to the public and is observing a modified service plan, until further notice. Please check back here for updates.

Sunday: Sunday services will be cancelled. We recommend that you listen to the Sunday Service from the Mother Church online, which is available live at 7AM each Sunday morning and replayed starting at around 8AM. Afterwards, join us for a short virtual meeting to share your inspirational thoughts, 11AM to 11:30AM at (319) 527-4836.

Wednesday: Wednesday meetings will continue each week at 7PM, but now entirely by teleconference. Join us at (319) 527-4836, or by Zoom at

Reading Room: Reading Room will resume operation on a limited schedule: Mon, Wed, Fri 12-2PM. Please wear your mask and observe our safety protocols when you visit.

Please direct inquiries to, as response to phone messages left at the church may be delayed. Please check back for updates as the situation evolves.



The Wednesday Evening Meeting begins with inspirational readings from the Bible and Science and Health. Then individuals share testimonies of gratitude and healing they are experiencing in their lives. Have a healing to share but you don't wish to speak? Email it to us and we'll present it for you. Please include your name and where you are from.

Join us this coming Wednesday at 7:00 PM Pacific Time, and bring a friend!

The topic for the March 10, 2021 Wednesday Evening Meeting will be:

"Personality vs. Individuality"

"This scientific sense of being, forsaking matter for Spirit, by no means suggests man's absorption into Deity and the loss of his identity, but confers upon man enlarged individuality, a wider sphere of thought and action, a more expansive love, a higher and more permanent peace." S&H p. 465

Additional study references:

  • Personality? Or authentic individuality? by Kevin Graunke, Christian Science Sentinel, March 22, 2021

Find these materials and more in our Reading Room.

The meeting starts at 7:00 PM Pacific Time.

You can also join via zoom at, check our website for details.

Wednesday meeting now available by teleconference.

Unable to make it to the church for the meeting? You're invited to attend our Wednesday evening meeting by phone. Simply dial in using the instructions at right to hear the readings, hymns, and testimonies of gratitude and healing. And share yours!

Dial-in Instructions:

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Enjoying our Wednesday evening meetings? Please subscribe to our Wednesday evening meeting mailing list, which offers a number of benefits:

  • Links to full texts in PDF format of the references for the week to help you prepare for the service.
  • Weekly Wednesday meeting email invitations delivered to your inbox, including topic, dial-in information, and study references. Great for preparing for the meeting and for forwarding to friends!
  • Announcements of any important changes to the teleconference service (for instance, changing phone numbers) so you will never miss a Wednesday meeting or any other teleconference-based services we may provide.

Subscription is easy - please send an email to webmaster. You can unsubscribe at any time.

We have had some requests about contributing to the teleconference service. Check out our donation options. Donations help defray our teleconference system costs. Thank you!

Our Sunday Service is held at 10:00 - 11:00 AM.

During the one hour Sunday service, we sing hymns, pray and hear a sermon read from the Bible and from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. The sermon comes from the Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lessons, available in any Christian Science Reading Room or online in a variety of formats.

Twenty-six subjects are covered twice a year in our weekly Bible Lessons. Each Lesson is fresh, specially prepared for that week.

Listen to the Mother Church Sunday service online

We don't offer dial-in for our Sunday Service, but please join the Readers and congregation at The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, MA, each Sunday at 10:00 am Eastern (14:00 UTC) and 5 pm Eastern (21:00 UTC). You can listen to a recording of the Church service beginning around 1 pm Eastern (17:00 UTC) on Sunday until the next recording is posted. The service lasts one hour.

The Bible Lesson for this Sunday is on the subject:


Each Bible Lesson sermon offers inspiring, thought-provoking passages from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. These passages provide a basis for ongoing independent study of the Bible and Science and Health.

SUSPENDED Sunday school classes are held at the same time. Child care for infants and young children is also available.

Everyone is welcome to all of our services. For more information about our services, please contact us. We look forward to seeing you!

Sunday School

“And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord;
and great shall be the peace of thy children.”

Isaiah 54:13

Our Sunday School meets every Sunday at 10:00 AM. We are open to all children and teenagers in our community who are under 20 years old.

The Sunday School students are taught from the Bible. Their first studies will include the Ten Commandments, the Lord's Prayer, and Christ Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, including the Beatitudes.

As classes progress, lessons are taken from the Christian Science weekly Bible Lessons and include questions and answers appropriate to the student's age.

Sunday School students learn how to apply their understanding of the Bible and God to their daily activities and how to live as modern-day disciples of Jesus.