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Welcome to Christian Science Society in Richmond, CA!
Our church and reading room are both located at
114 Washington Ave.
Richmond CA 94801.
If you have any comments or questions, please email us at
Fccs1209@att.net, or call us at 510-233-1209.
All is welcome to attend our Wednesday and Sunday Services. Check out the time by clicking the button below.
What is Christian Science?
The Bible is the foundation for the theology and practice of Christian Science. Christian Scientists "take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life" (Science and Health, p. 497). We also study a textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, which helps explain and interpret the core teachings of the Bible. These two books serve as the universal Pastor for every Church of Christ, Scientist around the world.
If you would like to dive deeper in the study of Christian Science. Our reading room is a great place to begin. Check out our reading room hours by clicking the button below.
In 1904, two separate small groups of people were meeting in private homes in Richmond and here in Point Richmond to read the Christian Science Weekly Bible Lesson-Sermon. On January 17, 1909, the first local public Christian Science service was held in two second floor rooms in a building at Seventh Street and Macdonald Avenue.
Increased interest and attendance resulted in the erection of a small building on Sixteenth Street near Bissell Avenue where church services and Reading Room activities took place. The organization of the Christian Science Society of Richmond followed on May 5, 1909, with 16 members.
During this time, on April 10, 1911, a second group of Christian Scientists became the Christian Society of Stege (a portion of Richmond) with 24 members. In 1912, the Stege Society became Second Church of Christ, Scientist, Richmond (Stege). In 1916, Second Church disbanded, and their members came to First Richmond.
On June 12, 1912, the Richmond Society disbanded, and First Church of Christ, Scientist, was established with 29 charter members.
They met in several locations until 1922, when they built a church at Twelfth Street and Nevin Avenue. In 1958 a new church was built at 24th and Barrett, across from City Hall. In February, 2004, we moved here to Point Richmond at 112 and 114 Washington Avenue.