First Church of Christ, Scientist

"Pilgrim on earth, thy home is heaven; stranger, thou art the guest of God."

--Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 254:31


Welcome to the website of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Downers Grove which is a branch of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts which was founded and established by Mary Baker Eddy.   It is the purpose of this church to bring the healing message of Christian Science to our community. We would love to welcome you to our church services and to have you visit our Reading Room. Please check out the headings listed above to learn more about us. Also, feel free to call us with any questions you may have. And again - Welcome! 


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1101 Curtiss St, Downers Grove, IL 60515



Living in the Kingdom of Heaven Here and Now

a talk by José de Dios Mata, CSB


The message is clear and simple. Heaven is within us, and not a place in the future. It is a mental and spiritual state without a single element of delay or waiting that is at hand as Christ Jesus taught. This lecture takes a look at how we can bring healing, restoration and regeneration to our lives by actively living moment by moment in the kingdom of harmony.
It shows how prayer and the expression of such attributes as mercy, justice and unselfishness can reveal this ever-present kingdom right in the midst of the most difficult situations. Proofs of healing help to develop these ideas and show that we can be eyewitness to divine Love's all-inclusive government and control that is, as The Lord's Prayer says, is "on earth as it is in heaven." 

Saturday Oct 17 at 9:30am in the Downers Grove Public Library

1050 Curtiss St  

All are welcome

The Library opens at 9am - come early to get the best parking. There is stairless access in both the front of the Library and the parking lot side. 



Our Church Services


Everyone is welcome to

our services. Readings

from the Bible and from

our text book by Mary

Baker Eddy explaining the

Bible selections are our



On Sunday  the Service is

10 - 11 am.


Our Sunday School is

the same time

10 - 11 am.

Here children and young

adults up to the age

of twenty study the

Bible and learn how to

apply its lessons in

their daily lives.



Babies and younger

children are cared for

in our children's room

at all services.



On Wednesdays

our Evening Meeting 

is 7:30 - 8:30 pm.


We listen to readings

from the Bible and the

Christian Science textbook

Science and Health with Key

to the Scriptures. Then a

portion of our service is

open for people to share

experiences and remarks

about the healing effect of

Christian Science study in

their lives.



First Church of Christ, Scientist
1101 Curtiss Street · Downers Grove, IL 60515 · (630) 968-1007