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 this to find out how to listen to our service over your telephone or over the Internet. 

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.
For more information:
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Mary Baker Eddy
Mary Baker Eddy Library
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This Week's Sermon:

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 "Matter." 

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) In accordance with County regulations for gatherings, our Church will
                                                 be closed for in-person services temporarily, until these restrictions are
                                                 lifted. Over the phone and online services will continue on both Sundays 
                                                 and_Wednesdays. Details on how to access these services are available
                                                 on the Services page. This includes accessing the Zoom links for our
                                                 Sunday School classes.
                                                 Our Reading Room at 8370 La Mesa Blvd., is open for  sidewalk or patio
                                                 pick-up  on Saturdays 10 am to 5 pm.
                                                 If you know what items you want, please call (619-463-8470) and leave
                                                 a message with your name, phone number, and what you would like. 
                                                 That way we can be ready when you arrive. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, at
                                                 this time, we prefer credit cards for payment. Thank you.
                                                  Until further notice, the Sermon on the Mount will be read by phone
                                                  on the first Sunday of each month, immediately following the Church
                                                  service.  Simply stay on the phone and the Sermon on the Mount will
                                                  start when the postlude concludes.
                                                  Contributions to the Church: If you wish to make a contribution, please
                                                  send a check to the Church. Click here for the address. Thank you! 
                                             2) This paragraph is suspended until further notice. Please join us in our
                                                 Reading Room, 04 October, (Sunday), at 11:20 am  and 1:00 pm, for a
                                                 reading of the Sermon on the Mount from the Holy Bible. This reading is free
                                                 and is open to all. There is no discussion of the Sermon; it is simply for all to
                                                 hear Jesus' words. The Sermon on the Mount will be read immediately
                                                 following the service via Turbobridge. Simply stay "on the line."
                                             3) This paragraph is suspended until further notice. Fellowship Sunday:
                                                 The second Sunday (13 September) of each month is Fellowship Sunday. All
                                                 are invited to meet at Round Table Pizza at the La Mesa Springs shopping
                                                 area on the corner of University Avenue and La Mesa Boulevard, after the
                                                 Sunday service, for lunch and fellowship. Round Table Pizza is a few stores
                                                 away from the Von's grocery store. The address is: 8032 La Mesa Boulevard,
                                                 La Mesa, 91942. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know each other.
                                                 Bring your friends and family. Everyone is welcome! The restaurant's phone
                                                 number is: (1-619-462-1650).
                                             Other Events in or near San Diego County and online:
                                              1)  None.                             

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