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Welcome to
 First Church of Christ, Scientist

 
 
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240 East New Hampshire Avenue

Southern Pines, NC  28387

(910) 692-7759

We invite you to enjoy the activities offered by our church . . 

 Sunday Services ~ 10:00 AM

 

Everyone is welcome to attend our services.  The same Christian Science Lesson Sermon is read in Christian Science Churches all over the world.  The Lesson Sermon consists of readings from the King James version of the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer and founder of Christian Science. In addition to the Lesson Sermon, which is read by two lay persons elected by the congregation, three hymns are sung, there is a solo, and a collection is taken at the end of the service. The order of service and an outline of the Lesson Sermon is provided in the Christian Science Quarterly, a copy of which is provided to everyone attending the service.

 

Sunday School ~ 10:00 AM

 

Young people up to age 20 are welcome to attend our Sunday School.  It is a place where they can learn about their relationship to a loving God.  Instruction is Bible based, and key lessons include the Ten Commandments, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Beatitudes.  Often the class explores ideas or themes found in the weekly Bible Lesson.

 

 

 Wednesday Meetings:

5:30 PM ( September - April )

7:00 PM ~ May — August

PLEASE NOTE:  There will be no Wednesday evening meetings August 23 and August 30, 2017.

 

Included in these meetings are readings from the Bible and from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures on timely subjects.  Testimonies of healing through reliance on prayer as taught in Christian Science are an integral part of these meetings. 

 

What We Believe . . .

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, page 497,  by Mary Baker Eddy)

             (The Tenets succinctly summarize the essential points of Christian Science, all of which are rooted in the Bible.)

 

 Membership

 Membership in First Church of Christ, Scientist, Southern Pines, affords an opportunity to share in the healing mission of Christian Science in our community.  Regular attendants who believe in the teachings of Christian Science and wish to take part in our branch church activities are invited to apply for membership.

 

A Children’s Room is available to care for infants and young children while their parents attend the Sunday morning services and Wednesday evening meetings.

 

Free Lectures 

Christian Science lectures on subjects of current interest to the public that tell about the practical application of prayer in daily life are given periodically.

 

Reading Room

 

Our Reading Room is located 173-A NE Broad Street.  The Reading Room is open to the public from 11 AM to 2 PM, Tuesday and Thursday  (except for legal holidays).

 

Here you may read, borrow or purchase the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy.  Other publications and literature authorized by The Christian Science Publishing Society, including the internationally acclaimed newspaper, The Christian Science Monitor, are also available to read in the Reading Room and may be borrowed or purchased.  There are many items of interest for children as well.

 

  You will also find the weekly and monthly magazines -- The Christian Science Sentinel and The Christian Science Journal—reference books, CDs and audiocassette tapes, Mary Baker Eddy biographies and extensive research materials.  We invite you to visit The Mother Church web site at christianscience.com, which offers many additional web links of interest.

 

Information:  For more information please call

(910) 692-7759.