Our services have moved online

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


(346) 248-7799  

Meeting ID:

129 788 073#

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.

The sheet music of the hymns for our Sunday service on May 31st can be downloaded here:
Hymn 10 (pdf)
Hymn 32 (pdf)
Hymn 72 (pdf)

This is a one-way broadcast out to listeners — all are welcome to listen-in. 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 submitted in advance will be read. If you would like to submit a written testimony about how Christian Science has helped you in your daily life, please 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.

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


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, these testimonies are submitted in advance and read to the listeners, as indicated above.

Church Services

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

Church: (202) 333-6650 
Reading Room – temporarily closed: (202) 333-5573

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.

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


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

Temporarily closed

Christian Science Reading Room - Interior View

Christian Science Reading Room - Street View

Reading Room

Temporarily closed

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.


Temporarily closed
1222 31st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-5573

Christian Science Lectures

Are you interested in finding out more about how Christian Science heals? We hold an annual lecture for the community, a talk which is given by a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship – someone who is experienced in how Christian Science heals.  Learn how to make progress in your life by applying God’s universal, spiritual laws through prayer to bring change to your situation for the better, regardless of what illness or difficulty you are facing.  Information about the topic, date and time will be posted here as the time approaches for our annual lecture.

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.

Talks on Christian Science Healing

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.


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).


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 BibleLesson.com.

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 all three can be found online at JSH-Online.com. It also includes a searchable archive of past articles and pamphlets, as well as podcasts.


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

Reading Room: Temporarily closed (202) 333-5573



– 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.


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.