In-person Church activities temporarily suspended
Christian Scientists love their neighbors, practice the Golden Rule and obey the laws of the land. Accordingly, we have canceled Sunday worship, Sunday school, Wednesday Testimony meetings and Reading Room hours for the time being. We continue to monitor Federal, State and local directives as well as community practice to determine when normal activities will resume. Although our services are canceled, our prayers for the protection and healing of our neighbors, our nation and the world continue uninterrupted.
To access online worship services and testimony meetings at First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston MA, click here.
Where is the First Church of Christ, Scientist – Doylestown Branch located?
The First Church of Christ, Scientist Doylestown, PA branch is located in downtown at 29 N. Church St., 18901. It occupies the Henry T. Darlington House built in the 1800s and purchased by the current congregation in the 1950s. The historic building underwent a complete renovation in 2013. It continues to serve the community with its services.
When do we meet?
Branches hold public weekly Sunday church services, Wednesday testimony meetings, Sunday School, and an annual Thanksgiving Day service. All are welcome at the following services and meetings in First Church of Christ, Scientist – Doylestown Branch.
Sunday Service and Sunday School: 10:30 – 11:30 A.M.
Sunday Service includes hymns, prayer, a solo, the Bible Lesson-Sermon, and a collection. Two lay Readers present the weekly Bible Lesson-Sermon at each service, which is available for all to study during the week prior to the service.
Sunday School meets at the same time as the service and welcomes children and young people up to the age of 20. They learn about the Lord’s Prayer, Beatitudes, Ten Commandments, and Biblical accounts of healing from the Bible and Science and Health. These lessons as taught by Christ Jesus guide and inspire young people to participate constructively in today’s world.
Wednesday Meetings: 7:30 – 8:30 P.M.
Wednesday Meetings at First Church of Christ, Scientist – Doylestown branch present a short lesson selected and read by a Reader from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. Each meeting addresses a topic of current interest. Those attending are all invited to give a testimony of gratitude as to how God and Christian Science have made a difference in their lives.
Thanksgiving Day Service: 10:30 – 11:30 A.M.
Thanksgiving Day service at the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Doylestown brings families and friends together to hear a special Bible Lesson-Sermon on the subject of Thanksgiving and to give testimonies of gratitude. You will also hear the President’s Thanksgiving Day Proclamation read establishing Thanksgiving Day this year. Very young children (younger than Sunday school age) are lovingly provided for at all services. All are welcome. Please join us!
Very young children (younger than Sunday school age) are lovingly provided for at all services.
About the Bible Lessons
Branch churches do not have ordained clergy. Mrs. Eddy ordained the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures as Pastor for worldwide churches of Christ, Scientist. The weekly Bible Lesson-Sermon taken from these books teaches us about our relationship to a loving God and to each other.
Each year the sermons cover 26 topics. Here are some examples of those topics:
- Christ Jesus
- God the Preserver of Man
Citations on a different topic from the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science & Health with Key to The Scriptures, offer healing solutions to any problem from illness, unemployment, financial worries to relationship problems. Many people find comfort, strength and joy from regular study of these lessons.
These lessons are provided in multiple formats:
- Booklet form
- Online subscriptions for iPhone, iPad, and other smart devices
- Citation edition
- Visit Biblelesson.com for more information.