Church Service Options

We offer Sunday church services at 10 am and Wednesday testimony meetings at 6 pm.  We warmly invite you to attend in person and enjoy the community of church.

We also have a call-in option.  If you choose to listen to the Sunday or Wednesday services, and not attend in person, you may call to hear the services from your home phone or cell phone.

It’s easy! Just dial (904) 417-7727. You will hear a recording telling you to enter the meeting number. Dial the meeting number: 2555#. Once you have entered the meeting – you will automatically be muted. Please stay muted, unless otherwise instructed (for Wednesday testimonial opportunities).

Please call 904-438-3714 about options for Sunday School students, ages 2-20.  Or call the church information line at 904-797-8882. A nursery is also available for children under the age of 2 years.

We hope you gain inspiration from our services.

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First ReadersChurch is a call to worship in community. In church, we hear and cherish the Word of God. Here we find comfort and release from oppressive fear, anxiety, disorder, and the world’s constant suggestions of disease. We greet each other in love and in witness to spiritual truth. Our collective spiritual understanding is powerful indeed to break the dreams of sickness, sin, and death. Fear has no place, cannot even exist, where consciousness is filled with thoughts from God.

We are located at 2555 Old Moultrie Road in St. Augustine.  Our Sunday service is held at 10 am  Sunday School classes for young people ages 2-20 are offered at the same time.  Our Wednesday evening service and testimony meeting begins at 6 pm.  Child care is available during Sunday services.

Our Reading Room, a Christian Science bookstore and spiritual outpost, is located inside our church. The Reading Room is open Wednesday evenings from 5-6 pm, the 1st Saturday of each month from 1-3 pm, Sunday after the service, or by appointment. Please call 904-797-8882 to schedule study time at the Reading Room or to purchase an item off regular hours.

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Breaking News: Freedom Is Ours Now

A fresh perspective on God and God’s creation brings healing now, just as it did in Jesus’ time. Talk about freedom!

JOIN US for a FREE talk with international speaker and healer, Patricia Woodard, CS, on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27th at 2pm

2555 Old Moultrie Road, St. Augustine, FL 32086

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Wave Of Faith

Prayer is practical and effective.  Anyone can learn to apply the timeless laws of the Bible to the whole spectrum of human needs today.
Come see what Christian Science is all about. 

We hope to meet you Thursday, August 25th at Flagler College’s “Wave Of Faith” event!


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Prayer for missing children

May 25, National Missing Children’s Day – A Christian Science Perspective

In the United States, the Department of Justice holds an annual ceremony in observation of National Missing Children’s Day. It is observed this year on May 25 to honor all those dedicated to protecting children and bringing them home. It is with great compassion that we encourage every effort to find lost children, no matter the time or place. Surely, as a global community, we can include these dear ones and their families in our prayers.

In my own earnest prayers on this topic, I recall an experience a friend of mine shared at a Wednesday night church testimony meeting. She and her husband were raising their family on the outskirts of Mexico City, bordering undeveloped countryside. My friend had left her two sons at home with their household staff, including their beloved housekeeper and their much-trusted nanny, while she went to pick up a friend who was arriving at the train station. When she arrived home, she had walked in on a crisis: The younger son, age 5, had gone missing. The whole household, including the heartbroken nanny, notified everyone possible to discover his whereabouts.

The mother said all kinds of things went through her mind – from the overwhelming fear of what might have happened to the outrage she felt at it happening in the first place. At once she began to pray.

The Bible verse, “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalms 46:10), was a firm directive. She tried to still her fears and prayed, imploring God, the Father and Mother of us all, to direct her to her child. She remembered the definition of God illuminated by the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy: “God. The great I AM; the all-knowing, all-seeing, all-acting, all-wise, all-loving, and eternal; Principle; Mind; Soul; Spirit; Life; Truth; Love; all substance; intelligence” (“Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” p. 587).

The mother’s thought rested on the words “all-seeing” and she prayed to understand that God is aware of each of His children – not as fragile, vulnerable, lost, or invisible individuals, but as His spiritual ideas who are rightly identified, properly placed, and perfectly safe within His complete control. There was no mystery within divine Mind. My friend then recalled this statement of Mrs. Eddy’s, that God’s ideas, His children, “cannot get out of the focal distance of infinity” (“Miscellaneous Writings 1883-1896,” p. 79).

It became clear to her that her son could not be outside the focal distance of divine, infinite Love. Therefore, he could not be lost in infinite Mind’s total allness and goodness.

Within moments, the mother, praying urgently with these reassuring eternal truths of God’s complete knowledge of each of His children, said the idea specifically came to her to get in her car and start driving. She knew this was pure guidance that came from God, and she trusted and listened for divine direction as she drove quite a distance from her home.

During the drive she felt impelled to turn down a small dirt road, and there was her young son, alone. The curious little guy had slipped out of the house to investigate what surveyors were doing down the street. When the men started joking with him, he followed along for a significant distance. He then decided to explore an ancient cemetery. You can only imagine their mutual heartfelt embrace and my friend’s overwhelming gratitude to God when they reunited.

Never out of the focal distance of divine Love is a spiritual fact we can affirm in our prayers for every child on this planet. Let’s pray with the inspiration of divine Love to aid the cause of bringing each missing child safely home.

Jan K. Keeler

Christian Science Monitor ©The Christian Science Publishing Society

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Science and Christianity

Explore the connection!

St. Augustine, Florida:  Can there really be a science to Christianity?  International speaker, Mary Alice Rose, will present a talk titled, “The Science of Christianity” on Saturday afternoon, April 2nd at 3 p.m., in the First Church of Christ Scientist auditorium, 2555 Old Moultrie Road, St. Augustine, Florida – free of charge and open to the public.

Rose’s interest in science and technology led to a 20-year career in different areas of applied physical science.  Her work ranged from a meteorologist for the National Severe Storms Laboratory to a manager developing the ground system for the Hubble Space Telescope.  As interesting as her career was, Rose found that she wanted more time to focus on her most rewarding scientific endeavor: exploring her relationship with God.  

“In my talk I will draw parallels between how physical scientists approach the subjects they study and how individuals approach the study of Christian Science,” says Rose.  “One of the most fundamental laws in the practice of Christian Science comes from the book of First John in the Bible: ‘God is love.’  That is a powerful law that has healed me physically and mentally.  I’ll share examples illustrating that law in action.”

Rose’s ideas are based on the teachings of Jesus as recorded in the Bible, and as discussed in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy. 

In 2002, she made the transition from manager, engineer, and earth scientist to the full-time ministry as a Christian Science practitioner.  She is now an authorized teacher of this Science and a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship.


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How You CAN Change the World!

Join us for this inspiring lecture ~ Saturday, June 13th at 3pm.

2015 Lecture flyer - McElroy

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Simply Healthy Florida

What does it mean to be simply healthy?


Meet Bob!

Bob is the media spokesperson and legislative advocate for Christian Science in Florida. He is also a practitioner of Christian Science healing and a health columnist. Bob asks questions about health and answers questions about Christian Science. What makes us and keeps us healthy? Do simple, timeless ideas that establish and promote health exist? Where do we find them?

To ask questions and explore answers – enter your email to the right and press “follow”


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Looking for Healing?

Discover powerful spiritual truths that heal mind and body
Webinar on Thursday, February 19, 2015 @ 7:30 PM EST
Register HERE to participate!


Evan Mehlenbacher, CSB
The Christian Science Society Tampa Bay is proud to sponsor an interactive webinar entitled Prayer That Heals” presented by Evan Mehlenbacher, a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. Jesus Christ taught,“Know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”  This lecture explains powerful spiritual truths that set mind and body free of suffering, pain and disease. Evan will walk participants through practical spiritual truths found in the Bible and the teachings of Christian Science that empower prayer to heal.


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‘Aha Moments’ That Heal

Have you had a spiritual “aha moment?”

Chet Manchester, CSB, discusses moments of spiritual breakthrough and their healing power in this talk given during a recent lecture series on “Spiritual Solutions to Lasting Health”. This lecture was filmed at First Church of Christ, Scientist, Pasco, Washington on October 11th, 2014.

You can enjoy his lecture here:

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Fall into Spiritual Growth!

It’s here! …the Fall lineup of Bible Study group topics from Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist, Jacksonville.

BIBLE STUDY IN THE READING ROOM – Located at: 8327 Beach Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32216


  • October 11 (10 a.m. to Noon)
    Unit 1: Hear, My Child (Proverbs 1-8) We will review:
      What’s a proverb?
      Wisdom literature in the Bible
      When/How Proverbs was written, and King Solomon’s connection to Proverbs
      The literary structure of Proverbs

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge” is Proverbs’ central theme. We’ll dig in to some individual proverbs and investigate “wisdom/knowledge” elsewhere in the Bible: Kings 10-12 (King Solomon), Luke 2: 39-52 (Jesus as a child), and I Corinthians 1:17-2:13 (Paul on worldly vs. Godly wisdom).

  • November 8 (10 a.m. to Noon)
    Unit 2: Temptations: Lady Wisdom versus Madame Folly. We’ll compare Proverbs 9 to other references to temptation in the Bible:
      The Lord’s Prayer (Matt. 6:13)
      Genesis Chapter 39 (Joseph and the Master’s Wife)
      II Samuel 11-12:15 (David and Bathsheba)
      Luke 4:1-13 (Jesus tempted in the wilderness)
      I John 4:21
  • December 6 (10 a.m. to Noon)
    Unit 3: Timeless Ethical and Moral Teachings.
    We will explore the relationship between “wisdom” in Proverbs and “Christ.” A recommended homework assignment is to read Proverbs 10, 11, 16, 22, and 26 and mentally substitute the word “Christ” for “wisdom.” We’ll consider Jesus’ ethical teachings in the context of the intent of wisdom teachings. We might discover why some scholars place Jesus’ Beatitudes in the category of “proverbs.”
    NOTE ON STUDY GUIDE: We will use the Foundation Stones Bible Study series as an outline and guide. The workbook, “Proverbs: The Book of Wisdom and the Art of Successful Living,” is organized into an introduction and three study units, and will be available for purchase. We’ll tackle one unit per session. It’s recommended but not required to read the relevant unit and introductory material prior to coming to the Bible study session. To order an individual copy, call and leave a message at the Reading Room, or email


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