Welcome to First Church!

Thanksgiving Service: Thursday, November 22 at 10:30 am. All are welcome. The service includes singing, a Bible Lesson for the occasion, and the chance for members to share their gratitude.

Our services are at 910 16th Street NW, Washington DC. 10:30 on Sundays (Sunday School at the same time) and 7:30 pm on Wednesdays. The Wednesday meetings are repeated Thursday at noon.

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Our members are Christian Scientists, and we’re a branch of The Mother Church – known as The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, MA.

 As Christian Scientists, we base our spiritual practices on the Bible (both Old and New Testaments), using the book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy as our key to understanding the Bible. We do our best to follow the teachings of Jesus, not only in overcoming sin but also in healing disease through spiritual means, as he taught.

Our members are musicians, government relations professionals, professors, fundraisers, students, graphic designers, consultants, community activists, journalists and much more. We’ve come together at First Church, Washington DC, to bring a spiritual perspective and healing presence to the heart of the city. We hope you’ll join us!

Visit » All are welcome to our Sunday Services
and our 20160904_115126Wednesday evening testimony meetings. We also have a repeat testimony meeting on Thursdays at noon.

Christian Science Reading Room » Our downtown location at 910 16th Street, NW, is open 11 am to 3 pm Monday through Friday, except holidays. 

Youth » in our church means everyone – a community of youthful thinkers. We have a Sunday School for children and teens, and avenues for lifelong learning, including how to heal.

On July 24, 2015, First and Third Churches of Christ, Scientist in Washington, DC, merged to become First Church of Christ, Scientist.