Notice: In accord with California's Shelter-In-Place order we are temporarily suspending our in-person Sunday Services and Wednesday testimony meetings. Our Reading Room is open for it's normal hours. We are now holding Sunday services at 10:00 am and Wednesday meetings at 7:30 pm, both on-line via Zoom. Click here for more info.

Starting March 7th we will re-open for in-person Sunday church services and starting on March 17th we will have in-person Wednesday testimony meetings. Our on-line Zoom meetings will be discontinued as of those dates.

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 - 146 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 is "Christ Jesus" > more

Church Services

Order of Services

Sunday  10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Bible Lesson Sermon info

Sunday School info

Children's Room info

Wednesday  7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Testimonial Meeting info

Children's Room info

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.

Upcoming Events

We hosted an on-line talk by Nate Frederick, CSB. The title of the talk is "Prayer and Well-Being: A Spiritual Adventure" and was it was given live on October 11th at 2:00 p.m. You can view this talk on youtube on the internet here. Note: this talk will be available for three months after the live date.

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