First Church of Christ, Scientist, Midland Park, NJ

Join us at our Sunday Services, Wednesday Evening Testimony Meetings, or Reading Room to learn how to heal as Christ Jesus taught. We’d love to see you!

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What is Christian Science?

Christian Science is a Christian religion “designed to commemorate the word and works of our Master [Christ Jesus], which should reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing.” (Manual of The Mother Church, Mary Baker Eddy, p. 17:8)

Our Services

You may find the hours of our services below. All of our services are held at 259 Godwin Avenue Midland Park, NJ 07432.

Sunday Service

Every Christian Science church around the world hears the same sermon based on a weekly Bible lesson from our Pastor, the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. Also, we sing hymns, pray together, and enjoy a inspiring solo.

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Sundays, 10:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.

Sunday School

In Sunday School, children up to the age of 20 are taught from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. Students learn about their direct relationship with God and how this enables them to heal as Christ Jesus taught. Lessons include how to live in obedience to the Commandments, Beatitudes, Lord's Prayer and the Sermon on the Mount.

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Sundays, 10:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.

Wednesday Testimony Meeting

Anyone at this meeting can share how they were healed through Christian Science prayer. These one hour meetings also include timely readings from our Pastor (the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures), prayer, and hymns.

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Wednesdays, 7:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

Reading Room

A quiet place for the study of Christian Science, prayer, and healing.

Reading Room Resources

Here is a place where your life can be changed. Christian Science teaches how the power of prayer heals and transforms. Our Reading Room is a quiet haven provided for your study, prayer, and healing. Here you can read, borrow, or purchase authorized Christian Science literature. Our librarians are always here to assist you in finding study material and helping to answer your questions about Christian Science.

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Monday - Friday 11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Saturday* 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
* closed Saturdays Memorial Day through Labor Day


A collection of the most common questions about Christian Science.


What are the teachings and beliefs of Christian Science?


In what ways is Christian Science similar and different from other Christian denominations?

The Bible is the central authority for the teaching of Christian Science, especially the New Testament accounts of the life and ministry of Christ Jesus, whom we regard as the Son of God, though not God Himself. We recognize all people, regardless of their religious affiliation as children of God--not at some future time or depending on whether they embrace a particular doctrine, but now and forever.

Along with other Christians, Christian Scientists accept the virgin birth of Jesus as making him unique in human history as the Son of God. We also view the crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus as historical events.

While there is much that Christian Scientists hold in common with other Christians, our approach to rituals differs from most. Christian Scientists tend to see rituals as outward symbols of what to us are essentially inward or spiritual concepts and experiences, though we certainly respect the
sincerity of those who do practice rituals.

The Christian concept of baptism is one example. Our concept of baptism focuses on the spiritual meaning, which we strive to live in daily life. We see baptism as immersing our heart in God’s healing love, which purifies our motives, thoughts, and actions. We seek to do this every day through prayer and by living spiritual qualities such as lovingkindness, patience, compassion, and honesty.

To learn more:


Who is Mary Baker Eddy?

Mary Baker Eddy is the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science.

To learn more:
Mary Baker Eddy - Christian Science


What does “science” refer to in Christian Science?

The “Science” in Christian Science has less to do with a study of the physical world and more to do with the study and application of a systematized understanding of unchanging laws governing the universe, which we see as being spiritual. We see Jesus' healing works as evidences of spiritual law.


Does Christian Science have a Pastor?

Yes, but it’s not a personal pastor as would be the case in many churches. The pastor in all Christian Science churches is the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.

Follow this link to find out more:
The Christian Science Pastor - Christian Science


Is Christian Science related to Scientology?

No, they are not related in any way. 


Where can I find out more about Christian Science? 

Please visit our Reading Room or join us at a Sunday Service or Wednesday Testimony Meeting!

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