Services are available online through The Mother Church. The Reading Room is closed at this time.

Our Mission

Our mission comes from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy:

 “Millions of unprejudiced minds — simple seekers for Truth, weary wanderers, athirst in the desert — are waiting and watching for rest and drink.  Give them a cup of cold water in Christ’s name, and never fear the consequences” (p. 270).

Our Mission

Our mission comes from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy:

 “Millions of unprejudiced minds — simple seekers for Truth, weary wanderers, athirst in the desert — are waiting and watching for rest and drink.  Give them a cup of cold water in Christ’s name, and never fear the consequences” (p. 270).

Tenets of The Mother Church

Our Core Beliefs

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 Way­shower; 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.

Study, Pray & Ask Questions

Reading Room

Our Reading Room is a peaceful, inviting place for prayer and study and to explore spiritual answers to life’s many questions.

Everyone is welcome!

Reading Room Hours:

Thursday: 1pm-­3pm
Friday: 11am-­3pm
Saturday: 10am­-12pm

Before and after our Sunday services and Wednesday meetings

Resources Available:

Multiple print and online resources including the Bible, Bible reference books, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, and Christian Science periodicals—Quarterly, Journal, Sentinel, and Monitor.

“Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need.”

-Mary Baker Eddy

Get Involved

Our Services

All are welcome to our services and meetings.

Sunday Services
What to Expect:

Sunday services include music, prayer, and the weekly Bible Lesson sermon from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.

When:

10:30-11:30am

Where:

5300 Northland Dr. NE, Suite A
Grand Rapids, MI, 49525

Sunday School

During our Sunday service time Sunday School is offered for all children and young adults up to the age of twenty.  Instruction is age appropriate, teaching the application of lessons learned from the Scriptures.  The first lessons include the Ten Commandments, Lord’s Prayer, and Sermon on the Mount.  Older students discuss the Bible Lesson and its application to their everyday life.
Note: Children too young for Sunday School are cared for in our children’s room.

Wednesday Meetings
What To Expect:

Wednesday meetings include readings from the Bible and Science and Health, hymns, and testimonies. Attendees share experiences, testimonies, and remarks on Christian Science.  All are welcome!

When:

7:30-8:30pm

Where:

5300 Northland Dr. NE, Suite A
Grand Rapids, MI, 49525

Get Involved

Our Services

All are welcome to our services and meetings.

Sunday Services
What to Expect:

Sunday services include music, prayer, and the weekly Bible Lesson sermon from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.

When:

10:30-11:30am

Where:

5300 Northland Dr. NE, Suite A
Grand Rapids, MI, 49525

Sunday School
During our Sunday service time Sunday School is offered for all children and young adults up to the age of twenty.  Instruction is age appropriate, teaching the application of lessons learned from the Scriptures.  The first lessons include the Ten Commandments, Lord’s Prayer, and Sermon on the Mount.  Older students discuss the Bible Lesson and its application to their everyday life.
Note: Children too young for Sunday School are cared for in our children’s room.
Wednesday Meetings
What To Expect:

Wednesday meetings include readings from the Bible and Science and Health, hymns, and testimonies. Attendees share experiences, testimonies, and remarks on Christian Science.  All are welcome!

When:

7:30-8:30pm

Where:

5300 Northland Dr. NE, Suite A
Grand Rapids, MI, 49525

Need a Speaker?

If you belong to an organization that is looking for a spiritual perspective on a timely topic, professional speakers are available to respond with insights to your questions and concerns.  We look forward to hearing how we can support your spiritual search.

Need a Speaker?

If you belong to an organization that is looking for a spiritual perspective on a timely topic, professional speakers are available to respond with insights to your questions and concerns.  We look forward to hearing how we can support your spiritual search.

Contact Us

Third Church of Christ, Scientist

Learn More Online

Resources

Listen to the most recent episode of Sentinel Watch. Sentinel Watch podcasts offer a weekly supply of thought-provoking Christian Science ideas.  Hear from Christian Scientists from many countries and all walks of life.

The Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor is a nonprofit news organization that publishes daily articles in electronic format as well as a weekly print edition.  It was founded in 1908 by Mary Baker Eddy.

JSH-ONLINE

This online portal will connect you to timely inspiration found in The Christian Science Journal, Sentinel and Herald.  You can explore the archive, weekly podcasts, and curated collections.

Daily Lift

Daily Lift podcasts are short takes on inspiring ideas to enrich your day and share with friends.  You can listen by phone or listen to webinars on your desktop, tablet, or mobile device. 

The Mother Church

The Mother Church is located near the heart of Boston on the Christian Science Plaza.  It hosts talks about Christian Science and is home to The Mary Baker Eddy Library and its world-famous Mapparium.

The Pastor

It’s common for people to look to a pastor when they need guidance, comfort, healing, or a deeper sense of purpose.  The worldwide Church of Christ, Scientist has just one universal, permanent Pastor.

Mary Baker Eddy Library

The Mary Baker Eddy Library provides public access to original materials and educational experiences about Mary Baker Eddy’s ideas and the institutions she founded.

Third Church of Christ, Scientist, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan is a branch of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts.

Third Church of Christ, Scientist, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan is a branch of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts.