Welcome to First Church!


Our Sunday and Wednesday evening services are temporarily being held at the Hill Center until the end of August. Find out more here!

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 » Open your week – and recharge the middle of your week – with inspiration from our Sunday Service and our Wednesday testimony meetings. We’d love to meet you, so feel free to come for a visit.

Christian Science Reading Room » Our new Downtown location at 910 16th Street, NW, will be ready soon! It will be open 10 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday starting the day after Labor Day. Stop by for a warm welcome and some spiritual refreshment!

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. Let’s go!

Note: if you’re interested in what’s happening with Third Church’s new building at the corners of 16th and I Streets, NW, click here.

On Friday, July 24, First and Third Churches of Christ, Scientist in Washington, DC, merged.