Our Church Community
In the spring of 1897 two dedicated Christian Scientists came to Flint, Michigan from Detroit with the goal of bringing Christian Science to the community. They held their first Christian Science service in May of that year.
On September 20, 1899, this devoted group organized as a Christian Science Society. In the spring of 1900, the first public lecture was given by Mrs. Annie M. Knott, who later became the first woman member of The Christian Science Board of Directors in Boston, Massachusetts, known as The Mother Church.
In November of 1900, the Society was recognized as First Church of Christ, Scientist, Flint, Michigan. In March 1901 our new branch church and the names of three Christian Science practitioners first appeared in The Christian Science Journal.
On November 11, 1915, the church bought the property at East Court and Harrison Streets. The first formal church service was held in the new edifice on March 18, 1917.
In 1977 and 1980 additional property was added. In 1989 our current church building replaced the former church and Sunday school.
Our services promote love of the Bible, a greater understanding of God, and an intimate focus on the healing life of Christ Jesus. Often, as a result, mental and physical problems are permanently healed.
We warmly welcome you to our church.
Core beliefs of Christian Scientists
Christian Scientists believe in one, infinite God who is All and all-good. We believe that God is not distant and unknowable, but that God is all-encompassing and always present, and that each individual is loved by God, cared for by Him/Her, and made in God’s image—spiritual, not material.
Christian Scientists look to the Old and New Testaments of the Bible for inspiration and believe Christ Jesus to be the Son of God, or promised Messiah. And we believe that Jesus’ teachings and healing work expressed scientific Christianity, or the application of the laws of God—laws which are still practical and provable today, by anyone, anywhere. Christian Scientists consider the Commandments, as well as Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, to be central to their lives and practice of Christianity.
Above all, Christian Scientists believe in the saving, healing power of God’s love—that no one is beyond redemption, that no problem is too entrenched or overwhelming to be addressed and healed. In other words, Christian Scientists don’t believe that salvation only occurs at some point in the future, but that the presence of God’s goodness can be experienced here and now—and by everyone.
The practice of our faith, Christian Science, is an everyday activity. It occurs thought-by-thought. We believe that to think and live from a spiritual standpoint changes and improves everything — health, ethics, relationships.
Our practice is grounded in daily Scripture study and prayer. Students of Christian Science around the world read a common weekly lesson comprised of passages from the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy’s seminal work, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. These lessons encourage us to emulate Jesus’ works, to move beyond cherishing his words or personality, to doing the works he did and taught others to do. And, “doing the works” of Christ Jesus includes healing – healing of mind and body.