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Our services have moved online

Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Call:

(346) 248-7799  

Meeting ID:

129 788 073#

If you want to listen in by phone, you can also use the one-touch dial-in: +13126266799,,129788073#

Both our Sunday and Wednesday virtual services use the same phone number and Meeting ID and these remain the same from week to week.

If you’d like to listen on your computer, tablet or smartphone, you can use this link instead and follow the instructions to install Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/129788073 The dial-in option is the simplest way to participate.

On Sundays, you can follow the Bible Lesson as it’s being read here. On Wednesdays, after the readings have concluded, testimonies of Christian Science healing are shared. If you would like to submit a written testimony, email it to fifthchurch@csgeorgetown.com by 6 p.m. each Wednesday. We cannot ensure that all submitted testimonies will be read and some may be edited for brevity. To testify verbally during the meeting, please follow the instructions below.

During the testimony portion of our Wednesday evening testimony meetings, please use the ‘raise hand’ feature in Zoom or dial * 9 on your touchtone phone to request to be unmuted by the host and share your testimony:

Option 1: To give a Testimony by Touchtone Phone:

1) Dial *9 on your touchtone phone to indicate you would like to give a testimony.
2) When it’s your turn, you’ll hear a voice prompt letting you know that you are unmuted and the First Reader will then invite you to speak.

Option 2: To give a Testimony using a Computer

1) Use the ‘raise hand’ feature in Zoom (see below) to indicate you would like to give a testimony.
2) When it’s your turn, you’ll hear a voice prompt letting you know that you are unmuted and the First Reader will then invite you to speak.
How to raise hand in Zoom using a computet

Option 3: To give a Testimony using an iPad or iPhone

1) Use the ‘raise hand’ feature in Zoom (see below) to indicate you would like to give a testimony.
2) When it’s your turn, you’ll hear a voice prompt letting you know that you are unmuted and the First Reader will then invite you to speak.
How to raise hand in Zoom using and iPad or iPhone

If you would like to make a donation, please see the Donations section below for details.

Welcome

We warmly welcome you to join us for our virtual services. We are a Christian Science church, one of the many branch churches of The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts (also known as the Mother Church). Sunday Sermons consist of the reading of the weekly Christian Science Bible Lesson, which contain selections from the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. by Mary Baker Eddy. In addition to our virtual Sunday service, we also hold a one-hour Wednesday evening virtual testimony meeting, where people share their progress and healings through the practice of Christian Science and applying God’s spiritual laws to their daily lives and challenges. For our virtual Wednesday evening meetings, written testimonies can be submitted in advance to be read to listeners or are given live through the use of Zoom’s ‘raise hand’ feature (as indicated above).

Church Services


Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist
1238 31st Street, NW
Washington DC 20007

fifthchurch@csgeorgetown.com
Church: (202) 333-6650 
Reading Room: (202) 333-5573 We are open – see hours in Reading Room section below

Sunday Services

Call-in / Online Only – 10:30 am to 11:30 am

The Sunday Sermon is composed of readings from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy. These services also include prayer and hymns.

Wednesday Testimony Meetings

Call-in / Online Only – 7:30pm to 8:30pm

After hearing readings from the Bible and Science and Health to bring spiritual insight to address daily challenges in a practical way, those attending are welcome to share their healing experiences and growth gained through the study of Christian Science.

Sunday School

Online Only – 9:15 am

Sunday School classes are currently meeting virtually at 9:15 AM.  Classes are open to all young people under the age of 20.  If you are interested in attending our online Sunday School for the first time please notify our Superintendent at fifthchurch@csgeorgetown.com. This will ensure that the teachers are prepared for each student and you will be provided with simple instructions on how to attend.

Thanksgiving Service

10:30 am to 11:30 am

After a Thanksgiving Proclamation, selections from the Bible and Science and Health are read, and then expressions of gratitude for healing, spiritual growth and progress over the past year are offered.

Fifth Church Entrance

I Am Come That They Might Have Life And That They Might Have It More Abundantly - Christ Jesus

Divine Love Always Has Met And Always Will Meet Every Human Need - Mary Baker Eddy

Pastor

The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, together serve as the pastor of all Christian Science churches. Sunday church services consist of readings from the Bible and Science and Health.  They are based on the oneness and allness of God, also known as Principle, Mind, Soul, Spirit, Life, Truth, Love.

Reading Room

Christian Science Reading Room - Interior View

Christian Science Reading Room - Street View

Reading Room

We’ve reopened – new Reading Room hours (as of Sept. 2020):
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday: 12-3pm

1222 31st Street, NW
(202) 333-5573

fifthchurchcsrr@gmail.com

Our Reading Room is a public resource for the community, just a few doors down the street from the church. It’s a quiet place to read and study. You can find the Bible, Science and Health and Christian Science literature to read, borrow or purchase. Also available for purchase are Bible reference materials, biographies of Mary Baker Eddy covering her life and her many healings of others, and illustrated Bible-story books for children. You can also read the international newspaper, the Christian Science Monitor covering national and world events.

An attendant is present to assist you during scheduled hours.

Upcoming Events

Zoom Webinar on Christian Science Healing

Saturday, December 5th at 11:00am

Fifth Church is joining together with First Church of Christ, Scientist, Washington, DC to hold a free Zoom webinar “A New View of God and Its Effect of Well-Being” on Saturday, December 5th at 11:00am. The speaker is Phillip Hockley, CS, a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship.

This webinar will talk about the connection between a better understanding of God and well-being. Phillip speaks from his own experience: “. . . Christian Science gave me a new view of God that I’d not had before: a view of God as Love itself, divine Love that loved me fully. I also discovered that this loving God was not the source of my troubles (which were many) but the solution to them. My life began to improve quickly after that and I became a healthy man after many years of suffering. . . . But what impressed me the most was finding out that these kinds of breakthroughs aren’t one-time, personal miracles. God’s love is available to everyone, and there’s even a textbook on Christian Science healing that explains the power of God’s love in our lives: Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. What I’ve gone on to learn, and what I’ll share in my lecture, is that the perspective of God and reality that Christian Science opens up is one that offers freedom from whatever in our lives seems painful, debilitating, or limiting. . . .”

To find out more about Christian Science lectures and other events as well as other Christian Science churches and reading rooms throughout the DC area, visit ChristianScienceDC.com.


Additional Resources

Online Resources

To learn more about how Christian Science heals and read testimonies of those healed, visit ChristianScience.com.

The Mother Church Sunday Services and Wednesday Testimony Meetings can be heard online – Listen live or replay here.

Podcasts

Sentinel Watch is a weekly podcast produced by the Christian Science Sentinel that discusses prayer, healing and other topics of concern in your life and the community. Listen online or download. Find out more You can also listen 24 hours a day by calling (202) 658-7855 and selecting The Sentinel (English) or El Heraldo (Spanish).

Subscriptions

The Christian Science Bible Lesson for each Sunday Service that is read in Christian Science services around the world are available in many formats (print, digital, and audio). Subscriptions are available at https://biblelesson.christianscience.com/editions.

The First, Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston (also known as The Mother Church) publishes articles that supplement the study of the Bible and Science and Health and include testimonies of healing. They are The Christian Science Journal (monthly), The Christian Science Sentinel (weekly), and The Herald of Christian Science (articles in Spanish, French, German and other languages). A subscription to these can be found online at JSH-Online.com. It also includes a searchable archive of past articles and pamphlets, as well as podcasts.

CONTACT

Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist
1238 31st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-6650
fifthchurch@csgeorgetown.com

Reading Room: (202) 333-5573


Donations

Donations

– By check can be made to:
Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist
1238 31st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007

– Using Venmo app – send to @csgeorgetown

– For one-time or recurring credit card donations, please email our clerk your phone number at fifthchurch@csgeorgetown.com to receive a callback.

We are grateful for all donations.

Parking

Free street parking is available all-day on Sundays. For our Sunday service only, free parking is also available at The Old Stone House Parking lot on M Street between 30th and 31st Streets with a parking pass; you will need to stop-by the church prior to the service to obtain a parking pass from an usher. The parking pass expires 15 minutes after the end of the service. On Wednesdays, free street parking is available with a 2-hour time limit that applies until 9 pm.