“To build on selfishness is to build on sand.”

Mary Baker Eddy

A building needs a strong foundation, just as our lives do. Jesus’ parable of the houses built on rock and on sand points to the futility of building on shifting sand, which is so easily washed away with the tide. Digging a deep foundation on rock (the Christ principles that Jesus taught) is the better way to go. For lasting happiness, let’s learn together how to build on unselfish love, meekness, mutual respect and purity – qualities with their source in the one, all good, God.

Bright Candle Glowing

Welcome to Gentle Presence

The website of
First Church of Christ, Scientist
Glen Ellyn, Illinois

You can find out more about us on this website and learn about our public Reading Room and Sunday School. Check our list of upcoming events, read or make a comment on our blog and feel free to contact us if you have a question.

Get your day off to a good start by listening to the Christian Science Daily Lift.

Our Bible Lesson Sermon for Sunday, August 18, will be: Soul.
The community is always welcome at all of our services!


Our church is located at 600 N. Main Street, Glen Ellyn, IL.
At the NW corner of Hawthorne & Main, just north of downtown.
630.469.4988   info@gentlepresence.org

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