What is Christian Science?

Christian Science is the path that Jesus taught his followers to walk over 2,000 years ago and what Mary Baker Eddy brought to light once again in the 19th century. She named her discovery a "Science" because its rules can be applied and proved in everyday life. The Bible is central to Christian Science as this quote indicates.


The Bible was my textbook. It answered my questions as to how I was healed; but the Scriptures had to me a new meaning, a new tongue. Their spiritual signification appeared; and I apprehended for the first time, in their spiritual meaning, Jesus’ teaching and demonstration, and the Principle and rule of spiritual Science and metaphysical healing, — in a word, Christian Science.

I named it Christian, because it is compassionate, helpful, and spiritual.

Mary Baker Eddy

Learn more about Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer and founder of Christian Science, at the Mary Baker Eddy Library website.

Welcome Sign in Spring at Christian Science church in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
"God is Love" foyer quote on wall.
Attendees in church foyer.

Christian Science is a practical religion that recognizes healing to be the action of God, Spirit – not of the human mind. It shows us how to spiritualize our thought and yield to the Christ, which in turn harmonizes individual lives and the community. You can delve into a number of healings which have been verified and are happening throughout the world, by visiting jsh.christianscience.com.

You are welcome to use the Journal Directory below to find a Christian Science practitioner, nurse or other helpful resources.

We welcome you to take a journey with us to greater understanding of God's nature as divine Principle, Love; as Mind, Soul, Spirit, Life and Truth. As taught in Christian Science, these seven synonyms help us to know God better and are frequently referred to in our textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy.  

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Welcome Sign In Front of Church

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Glen Ellyn

This Christian Science church is one of the branches of The Mother Church – The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, which is the worldwide headquarters of Christian Science.

In 1929, a small group of Christian Science residents of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, started a branch church, holding regular Sunday morning services and Wednesday evening testimony meetings in Acacia Hall, in Glen Ellyn. Ground was broken at our present location, at the corner of N. Main and Hawthorne streets, in 1956.

Pipe Organ FCCS

Beautiful organ music greets you at the services of First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Glen Ellyn. Music conveys the gentle presence of God's loving arms around us and can reach a troubled heart with comfort. Our Christian Science Sunday morning service includes an inspiring solo that leads into our Bible Lesson Sermon.

Our church has a Wicks Organ built in 1962. It is a 7 rank with over 420 pipes. Our organist, Michael Adamczyk, is also a composer of vocal solo accompaniment music.

Our Church Organist

As well as Glen Ellyn, we serve the surrounding communities of Glendale Heights, Wheaton, Winfield, West Chicago, Carol Stream, Bloomingdale, Bartlett, Hanover Park, Roselle, Itasca, Addison, Wood Dale, Elk Grove Village, Villa Park, Lombard and more. Please give us a call at 630-469-4988, or ask when you visit, about the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, on which Christian Science is based. Many helpful periodical magazines and books on Christian Science are available at our Reading Room. You may also subscribe to, or read selected articles online at JSH-Online.

Weekly Christian Science Sentinel Radio Broadcasts

To find out more about how Christian Scientists live and practice their religion, listen to the Sentinel Radio audio archive which is broadcast in different areas around the United States and the world. You can expect to be inspired by and comforted when listening to these interviews and testimonies of healing. Access the program anytime by calling 630.929.5635 and then hitting 3.

Pipe Organ at Christian Science church in Glen Ellyn, IL