God is Love. I John 4: 16

"Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." (John 8: 32)


"Divine Love always has met, and always will meet, every human need." 

Science and Health  with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy               



Thank you for visiting First Church of Christ, Scientist, La Mesa, CA.


We hope that our website highlights the worship and  fellowship we offer.


We are located at the intersection of Allison Avenue and Palm Avenue, a block east of the La Mesa Trolley station.  A map is available on the   "Visit Us" page.


Our Mission


(From The Church Manual by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 17):


"The purpose of this church is to reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing."


This church is a branch church of The First Church of Christ, Scientist , in Boston, Massachusetts, which was founded in 1879 by Mary Baker Eddy.


To learn more about the world-wide Christian Science Church, please click the "Read more" button below.

Reading Room


   The Reading Room is an oasis in the historic La Mesa Village.


In the Reading Room you will find prayerful solutions to everyday problems, including health concerns.


You may ask questions about Christian Science and find practical tools to help you on your spiritual journey.


If you just need a quiet area to study the Bible and commune with God, the Reading Room is for you.


It is a storehouse of spiritual nourishment to feed, heal, and sustain the hungry heart.


Everyone, regardless of religious affiliation, is welcome to visit, study, and pray,at the Reading



Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters. Isa 51:1





Services are held in the Auditorium and in the Sunday School, at the same time:


Sunday Services - 10:00 a.m.

Our Sunday service is based on a weekly Christian Science

Bible Lesson-Sermon from our Pastor, the Holy Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, which is read aloud each

Sunday in every branch church of The Church of Christ, Scientist, world-wide. Please click here  to find out how to listen to our service over your telephone or over the Internet. 

Sunday School Information is found here.

Wednesday evening service is 7:30 PM. Readings from the Holy Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy are followed by testimonies of healing from those present, or by telephone or over the internet. Please click this to listen to the service over your telephone or the Internet. Click here for the Wednesday Evening Readings.

Mary Baker Eddy
The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, was founded by the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, in 1879.
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This Week's Sermon: 
God the Only Cause and Creator

This week our Lesson-Sermon, comprised of selections from The Holy Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, is "God the Only Cause and Creator." 

Please click here to find out how to listen to this service at 10:00 a.m. on Sundays, or to participate in our Wednesday Evening Service, which starts at 7:30 p.m. via either telephone or internet connection. 

-Latest News/Events:     1) Sermon on the Mount:  Mrs. Eddy tells us in Science and Health  “The
                                                  Sermon on the Mount is the essence of this Science, and the eternal life,
                                                  not the death of Jesus, is its outcome.” And in her Prose Works: “To my
                                                  sense the Sermon on the Mount, read each Sunday without comment
                                                  and obeyed throughout the week, would be enough for Christian

                                                  In the spirit of this, the Sermon on the Mount will be read aloud the 1st

                                                  Sunday of each month, immediately following the service and postlude.

                                                  All are welcome to join us, either in the Church, via phone or internet


                                             2)  Contributions to the Church: If you wish to make a contribution, please

                                                   click here for details. Thank you! 



                                      Other Events in or near San Diego County and online
                                             1) Please visit www.prayerthatheals.org for other events or talks on
                                                 Christian Science in the Southern California region. 
                                             2) First Church of Christ, Scientist, Escondido will host a lecture: Discovering
                                                                                     Love: Including All Mankind in One Affection, by Janet
                                                                                     Hegarty, CSBat the Escondido Church, on Saturday,
                                                                                     December 3, 2022, at 2 p.m. The Church is located at:
                                                                                     440 South Broadway, Escondido. Free childcare will be 
                                                                                     available. The lecture will also be available upon
                                                                                     conclusion, on the site: www.Prayerthatheals.com.