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Christian Science Society, Berkeley, California
Welcomes you.

We are a slightly smaller version of First Church of Christ Scientist, Berkeley.
You will still find us in our church home of 104 years - First Church of Christ Scientist, designed by Bernard Maybeck

2619 Dwight Way, Berkeley, California 94704

On the corner of Dwight Way and Bowditch Street.

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Please Join us:

  • 11:00 A.M. to Noon, Every Sunday
    Worship Services
  • Sunday Youth Classes
    - children and young people up to the age of 20

  • 7:00 P.M, 2nd Wednesdays of every month,
    Wednesday Evening Testimony Meetings

If you would like to be part of our Wednesday Meetings or listen to our Sunday Services by telephone,

1-712-432-0360 - please note this may be a long distance call.
Enter this pin number when prompted. 939517


Come join us for our bi-monthly Bible study meeting.

• Held before church services the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month from 9:30-10:15AM in our fireplace room.
• Together we read scriptural selections featured in the current week's lesson sermon and explore their inspired meaning and practical relevance to our lives and world today.

How To Get here?

Christian Science Society, Berkeley is one of many worldwide branch churches and societies of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts.

Mary Baker Eddy established The First Church of Christ Scientist in 1879 "to commemorate the word and works of our Master, (Christ Jesus,) which should reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing."

Our Pastor - The Holy Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.

Our only preachers

An article by James Spencer
Audio and print from The Christian Science Journal.

"A Christian Science church service is unique. In fact, the service might be a surprise to those accustomed to hearing a sermon delivered by a traditional preacher who serves at a particular time in a particular place."

Click here to listen to or read the whole article.


If you will be joining us at a Sunday Service for the first time, here is what a service contains:


  • Organist - William Ludtke
  • Soloist - Kathleen Moss-Miller.
  • Soloist - David Peterson

The Service

  • An organ prelude welcomes all.
  • The Sunday service opens with a hymn, a short reading from the Bible followed by silent prayer, and an invitation to all, to join in the audible repetition of the Lord's Prayer. A solo follows by our soloist, Kathleen Moss-Miller.
  • The major body of the service consists of selections from the King James Version of the Bible, and the textbook of Christian Science, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.
    The selections are read, through-out the world.
  • The service closes with a hymn, and an organ postlude.

We hope to greet you soon.

Some Common Confusions

    Christian Science is sometimes confused with Scientology, New Age practices, faith healing, and Eastern religions. It has also been called un-Christian or labeled a cult.

    Actually, Christian Science is none of the above.

    The inspiration it offers runs deeper than positive thinking.
    It is deeply Christian.
    Christian Science teaches that it’s never God's will for anyone to suffer, be sick, or die.
    Instead, it shows how God is entirely good, and therefore His will for each of us is only health and life.

To see how Christian Scientists relate to other faiths and backgrounds, this link will take you to the ecumenical and interfaith dialogue community on christianscience.com.

Still have questions? Feel free to attend a service and ask someone.


Christian Science is Christian.

    Its foundation is the Bible - the spiritual interpretation of the Old Testament, and the teachings of our Master, Christ Jesus, who promised, “He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also...” (John 14:12). 

    Mary Baker Eddy, a lifetime student of the Bible, experienced a healing of fatal injuries, resulting from a fall, by grasping the eternal nature of Jesus' promise.
      In the textbook of Christian Science - Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, she writes of his healing work, “…these mighty works are not supernatural, but supremely natural...” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p.xi:14)

"Question. — Have Christian Scientists any religious creed?
Answer. — They have not, if by that term is meant doctrinal beliefs. The following is a brief exposition of the important points, or religious tenets, of Christian Science: —  "

From Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,
Mary Baker Eddy

Tenets of Christian Science

    1. As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life.

    2. We acknowledge and adore one supreme and infinite God. We acknowledge His Son, one Christ; the Holy Ghost or divine Comforter; and man in God's image and likeness.

    3. We acknowledge God's forgiveness of sin in the destruction of sin and the spiritual understanding that casts out evil as unreal. But the belief in sin is punished so long as the belief lasts.

    4. We acknowledge Jesus' atonement as the evidence of divine, efficacious Love, unfolding man's unity with God through Christ Jesus the Way-shower; and we acknowledge that man is saved through Christ, through Truth, Life, and Love as demonstrated by the Galilean Prophet in healing the sick and overcoming sin and death.

    5. We acknowledge that the crucifixion of Jesus and his resurrection served to uplift faith to understand eternal Life, even the allness of Soul, Spirit, and the nothingness of matter.

    6. And we solemnly promise to watch, and pray for that Mind to be in us which was also in Christ Jesus; to do unto others as we would have them do unto us; and to be merciful, just, and pure.

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy


The Lord's Prayer

    In Black, The Lord's Prayer, Matthew 6, the Bible,
    King James Version

    In Red, its spiritual interpretation, page 16:26-15 Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy

"Our Father which art in heaven,"

"Our Father-Mother God, all-harmonious,"

"Hallowed be Thy name."

"Adorable One."

"Thy kingdom come."

"Thy kingdom is come; Thou art ever-present."

"Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven."

"Enable us to know,--as in heaven, so on earth,--God is omnipotent, supreme."

"Give us this day our daily bread;"

"Give us grace for to-day; feed the famished affections;"

"And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors."

"And Love is reflected in love;"

"And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil;"

"And God leadeth us not into temptation, but delivereth us from sin, disease, and death."

"For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever."

"For God is infinite, all-power, all Life, Truth, Love, over all, and All."


Daily Prayer

    "Thy kingdom come;” let the reign of divine Truth, Life, and Love be established in me, and rule out of me all sin;
    and may Thy Word enrich the affections of all mankind,
    and govern them!

Church Manual, Article VIII, Section 4, Mary Baker Eddy


Other resources for study include:

For more information - some helpful links:


Friends of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Berkeley


Friends of First Church

First Church of Christ Scientist, 2619 Dwight Way, Berkeley

Designed by Bernard Maybeck, was built in 1910 by the 48 original members of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Berkeley.
From The Christian Science Journal, December 1905, Among the Churches, Progress in Berkeley, California

"First Church of Christ, Scientist, Berkeley held its first service in Wilkin's Hall, 2412 Haste Street, on Sunday, March 12, 1905, and its present membership— October, 1905—is forty-eight. A lot was bought (2619 Dwight Way) in June, and a church building will be erected later on".


Click to View "An American Masterpiece"
Or on YouTube. Request "An American Masterpiece."

For a tour of our beautiful building, join us on the 1st Sunday of every month at 12:15 pm or visit the Friends of First Church website friendsoffirstchurch.org.

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    Follow our daily posts - discover over 130 years of articles, and testimonies of healing written by individuals throughout the country and the world in The Christian Science Journal and the Christian Science Sentinel. Let us know what you think. Looking foreward to hearing from you.

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Every 2nd Wednesday, 7:00 PM
2619 Dwight Way at Bowditch, Berkeley
Inspiring Readings, Quiet Time for Prayer, Testimonies of Healing, Music and Singing

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A discussion about "Religious Responses to Call for US Muslim Ban" based on an NPR program "Religion and Ethics Newsweekly".

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Alex Cook concert Sunday October 11th in our Sunday School Auditorium. We had a great time ... click here for audio excerpts from the concert!



2601 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704


The Christian Science Organization at Berkeley is a close community of students and faculty who meet weekly to discuss solutions to community and personal issues through a spiritual perspective.

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  • Find regular Audio and Print Posts that address finding lasting solutions to Relationship, Financial, and Health problems.
    • All Healed by opening thought to God-Love.

Follow our daily posts - discover 130 years of articles, testimonies of healing, and poems from The Christian Science Journal and the Christian Science Sentinel. Let us know what you think. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Christian Science On-Line Resource


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• You don't need to be a JSH-Online subcriber to listen to these.


  Christian Science Sentinel
—Radio Edition



Read this week's edition of
The Christian Science Monitor

Some Online Resources Our Members Have Shared

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• You don't need to be a JSH-Online subcriber to listen to these.


"The ‘Christ presence’ at Christmas"

By Butterfield Wallingford

Audio and Print • From the December, 2015 issue of The Christian Science Journal


"Yielding to our divine Parent "

By Mark Swinney

AUDIO AND PRINT • From the From the May 11, 2015 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


What do I believe?

Consciousness & Health
Exploring Mental & Physical Fitness From a Spiritual Perspective

Eric Nelson, COP, Northern California


Some Timeless Ideas from JSH-Online Archives

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• You don't need to be a JSH-Online subcriber to read them.

Christian Science Periodicals - Over 130 years of inspiration

The Christian Science Journal, Christian Science Sentinel, and The Herald of Christian Science

"Spiritual Alertness Antidotes Apathy"

From the March 28, 1942 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

This article was written at the time of WWII. We have chosen to share it because the truth in it applies to the challenges to peace today.  You can find more articles and testimonies of healing that addressed the challenges to peace and safety during WWII at a new Facebook page.

The purpose of this page is to chronicle the healing approach of Christian Science to world events from 1905 to the present as recorded by articles and testimonies of healing, submitted by individuals world-wide, printed in the Christian Science periodicals.

We are beginning with the year 1905 because that is the year First Church of Christ, Scientist, Berkeley held its first service in Wilkin's Hall, 2412 Haste Street, Berkeley, on Sunday, March 12, 1905.


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POEMS Shared By Our Members

The Christian Science Journal, Sentinel, Herald Online


A Poem written for the Christian Science periodicals during the Second World War.
From the February 1944 issue of
The Christian Science Journal

"Behold how good it is for men
To dwell in love and peace!
Who loves another as himself
Has found his own release


From strife and anger, from the woe
Of separation's pain.
Hatred is death, but he who loves,
In newness lives again.


Oh, be not buried in the grave
Of hatred and despair;
Arise, and find in living Love
The answer to all prayer.


Love is the cloud that leads by day—
The guiding fire by night.
Through Love alone earth's darkness yields
To God's eternal light."



More Poems


By Suzanne Goewert
Audio and Print • From the September 2013 issue of The Christian Science Journal


From the March 13, 1943 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

With Lively Grace

From the June 13, 1942 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

Truth's touch

From the April 1, 1985 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

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