Notice: We are now open for in-person Sunday church services at 10:00 am and in-person Wednesday testimony meetings at 7:30 pm. In accord with California's Shelter-In-Place orders congregants must follow local mask guidlines, cetify that they do not have any COVID symptons, observe social distancing, etc. These in-person services will be availble to participate remotely for those who do not wish to attend in person. We will use our conference call number 1-605-313-4822 with the access code of 475750. Our Reading Room is open for it's normal hours.

The First Church of Christ Scientist, Sonora, CA is one of the many world wide branches of the Mother Church, the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts. As dedicated students of the Bible and of the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, the members of our church commit themselves each day to following the words and works of our Master, Christ Jesus, and to demonstrating the Scientific principles which he taught and demonstrated.

 What is Christian Science?

Christian Science is ''a religion and a system of healing founded by Mary Baker Eddy c. 1866, based on an interpretation of the Scriptures asserting that disease, sin, and death may be overcome by understanding and applying the divine principles of Christian teachings''.

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Who is Mary Baker Eddy?

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In 1866, Mary Baker Eddy was instantly cured of the effects of an accident while reading one of Jesus' healings from the Bible. She realized that healing was the operation of God's law in our human experience. This formed the basis for her discovering Christian Science and founding the Church of Christ, Scientist. > more

 What is Science and Health? 

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From its first publication in 1875 to today - 147 years in print - Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy has transformed the lives of thousands who have ventured into its pages and embarked on a spiritual journey. For many, it has become a reference book for life. It continues to transform lives - one at a time. It can transform your life. > more

Weekly Lesson/Sermon

Each week selected readings from the King James Bible and from Science and Health, with Key to the Scriptures are read in the church service. The subject of the readings for next Sunday is "Truth" > more

Church Services

Order of Services

Sunday  10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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Wednesday  7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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Reading Room

17 S. Washington Street
Sonora, CA 95370

  Tue-Sat 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Research, study, purchase, or borrow all authorized Christian Science materials.

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