Welcome to Christian Science in Riverside, California

You are welcome here. This web site provides a window into the activities of the Christian Science community in Riverside, California. It also includes links to additional on-line resources on spirituality.

view from Lemon StreetFirst Church of Christ, Scientist, Riverside (Christian Science) has been at its current location since 1900. We have services on Sunday morning (including Sunday School) and we have a Wednesday evening testimony meeting where Christian Science healings and other experiences are shared. We operate a Reading Room with Bibles, a large number of books and reference materials, periodicals, CDs, and other resources for exploring your spirituality and learning about Christian Science. We host an annual lecture on Christian Science. In short, we are very active in the spiritual life of our community.

You are welcome to join us for our services, bring your children to Sunday School, visit the Reading Room, and look around this web site. We look forward to an opportunity to meet you.

Church service

Our Pastor

This is a lay church in which every member has equal standing with God. With The Bible and Science and Health, with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, as our pastor, Christian Scientists turn to prayer and these two books for counsel and healing.

Christian Science was discovered by Mary Baker Eddy in 1866. She was severely injured in a fall, and turned to the Bible as she had been accustomed to doing. All she had pondered in the past came strongly and clearly to her as she read an account of one of Jesus' healings. She was immediately healed. Convinced that God had healed her, she spent the next several years searching the Scriptures to understand the principle behind her healing. She named her discovery Christian Science and explained it in 1875 when she first wrote Science and Health. On page 583, Science and Health includes the following definition of CHURCChurch exterior at dawnH:

"The structure of Truth and Love; what-ever rests upon and proceeds from divine Principle.

"The Church is that in
stitution, which affords proof of its utility and is found elevating the race, rousing the dormant understanding from material beliefs to the apprehension of spiritual ideas and the demonstration of divine Science, thereby casting out devils, or error, and healing the sick."

Our Services

Church services and Sunday School are held 10:00 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday evening services are held 7:30 8:30 p.m.view from Sixth Street

Our Location

The Church is at the corner of Lemon and Sixth Streets.

3606 Lemon Street

Riverside, CA 92501

Phone: 951-684-3959

Our Reading Room

Our Reading Room is next-door to the Church on Sixth Street:

3468 Sixth Street

Riverside, CA 92501

Phone: 951-684-3959

Hours: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Tuesday - Wednesday - Saturday.
(Please call ahead to make sure someone is available in the Reading Room to help you)

Photographs  Richard Jones 2009-2016