Christian Science Church in Palm Springs, CA
Christian Science Church in Palm Springs, CA

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Doors Open into Study Room of the Reading Room in Palm Springs
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Christian Science Church in Palm Springs, CA
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Foyer of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Palm Springs, CA

CHURCH SERVICES

Sunday............................. 10 - 11 am 

Sunday School............... 10 - 11 am

Wednesday....................... 6 - 7 pm
Evening Testimony Meeting

Thanksgiving Day.......... 10 - 11 am

605 South Riverside Dr.
Palm Springs, CA

READING
ROOM

Monday - Friday, 10 am - 1 pm

(Except Holidays)

235 South Palm Canyon Dr.

Palm Springs, CA

 

WELCOME

God is Love.
I John

Welcome to First Church of Christ, Scientist in Palm Springs, CA. You are warmly invited to all of our church services:

Sunday Service & Sunday School
10:00 - 11:00  am


Wednesday Testimony Meeting
6:00 - 7:00 pm

 

(Childcare is provided at all of our services.)

Our church is one of the worldwide branches of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, MA founded by Mary Baker Eddy in 1879. We have been a part of the community in Palm Springs for over 75 years. Our church building was designed by Clark, Frey & Chambers, Architects, the firm of the well-known Modernism Architect Albert Frey.

Additionally, we provide a Reading Room, conveniently located in downtown Palm Springs, for a quiet oasis to read, study, and pray. Please stop by [MAP]. You will have the opportunity to ask questions of experienced Christian Scientists. Find out how they have applied the truths of Christian Science in their own lives. They can guide you to any of our many resources, as well.

Reading Room
Monday - Friday
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

(Except holidays)

235 S. Palm Canyon Dr.

Palm Springs, CA
[MAP]

To see what's coming up in the way of special services, lectures and other events, please visit our Lectures & Events page. Everyone is invited to attend.

WHAT IS CHRISTIAN SCIENCE?

I am the way, the truth, and the life.
Christ Jesus

The heart of Christian Science is Love. It’s about feeling and understanding God’s goodness. It’s based on the Bible and is explained in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures and other writings by Mary Baker Eddy. It shows the practicality of better understanding God, Christ Jesus, goodness, life, sacrament, salvation, and more. Anyone can find God to be “a very present help in trouble” (Psalms 46:1).

Click on the links, below, to find more information about Christian Science healing. If you don’t find answers to your questions on this website, please feel free to ask someone at church or in the Reading Room.
 

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE IN PALM SPRINGS

Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need.
Mary Baker Eddy

 

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Starting in the Spring of 1933

Christian Science has been a part of the Palm Springs community since the spring of 1933. A small group of Christian Scientists drove their cars out on the desert and held church services.

These services so inspired visitors to Palm Springs that soon funds were donated to build an open ramada to hold the services. A lot was donated at 271 Ocotillo Ave. in appreciation of a healing. The first service was held in the new building in April 1934.

In March 1945, the group was recognized as a Christian Science Society by The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts. In October 1950, we became First Church of Christ, Scientist, Palm Springs. 

The 1950s — Albert Frey and
A New Church Building

The present church (at 605 South Riverside Dr.) was designed by Clark, Frey & Chambers, Architects, the firm of the well-known, modern architect Albert Frey. The church is now on the National Register of Historic Places.  As you can see from the photos, the church's Desert Modern Design reflects the colors and textures of its desert surroundings and becomes one with them.

 

In the words of the National Register, "The property embodies the distinctive characteristics of religious architecture associated with the modern movement as interpreted by Albert Frey for the desert environment of the Coachella Valley."

 

The property was purchased in 1951, and construction on a new church building began in October 1956. The first church service was held on March 17, 1957. Dedication services for our church were held in December 1966, once the church was free of debt. 

Our Christian Science Reading Room was first located in the original church ramada for several years. In December of 1947, it was moved to Palm Canyon Drive. Eventually, a new Christian Science Reading Room was specially built in 1979 at its present location of 235 South Palm Canyon Dr.

 
 

FIND US

Our Church and Reading Room