Location and Directions
We are conveniently located on Morris Avenue across from Washington’s Headquarters. Feel free to stop by and visit one of our services or to shop in our Reading Room.
Our street/mailing address is:
One Morris Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
Our address for GPS is:
18 Washington Avenue
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Morristown, NJ 07960
If you are on 287 Northbound:
Take exit #36A/CR-510 E/Morris Ave onto Morris Ave (CR-510 E). Turn right at end of ramp onto Morris Avenue. Immediately bear right before statue of George Washington. Church is on your left, park anywhere on the street.
If you are on 287 Southbound:
Take exit #36/CR-510/Morris Ave/Lafayette Ave/Ridgedale Ave. Bear left on ramp toward Morris Avenue and get in left lane after merging. Turn left at light onto Ridgedale Avenue. Turn left at next light onto Morris. Go straight through the next light, cross over 287 and bear right just before statue of George Washington. Church is on your left, park anywhere on the street.
Historical Sketch and Community Involvement
The turn of the 20th century was an explosive period in the growth of Christian Science and Morristown, New Jersey was no exception. In 1903 this area caught its “glimpse of glory” when three residents experienced remarkable healings in Christian Science. A small group met in the home of one of these three to read the Christian Science weekly Bible Lesson.
On January 10, 1906, eleven people met and voted to organize the Christian Science Society of Morristown, New Jersey.
In 1928, the Society, with a membership of sixteen, voted to incorporate as First Church of Christ, Scientist, Morristown, New Jersey. In addition to local activities, the church was active during World War II as the members of this branch church worked closely with the global Christian Science Wartime Activities Committee.
In 1947, the property at the corner of Morris and Washington Streets, opposite George Washington’s Headquarters, was purchased (see pictures below). The membership elected to erect a Colonial-style structure that would blend harmoniously with the Headquarters building. This site had been the encampment area for Washington’s personal guard during the winter of 1779-1780. When ground for the church was broken, historians sifted the excavated soil, but found no mementos of that memorable winter.
The church cornerstone for the current location was laid February 21, 1950, and just six months later, the first services were held. In 1965, an addition increased the size of the Sunday School wing and added a Children’s Room to the structure. Members and attendees continue to work diligently to maintain the beauty and upkeep of our church home.
Today we remain active in the community through participation in various areas such as the Morristown Clergy Council, donations to the local Interfaith Food Pantry, and participation in the annual Morristown autumn street fairs.
We hope you’ll visit us!
Our Reading Room, located in our church building and open after services, is a quiet place for study and learning more about Christian Science. We offer many products for sale which include The Christian Science Monitor, inspirational music CD’s, Bible Lesson booklets, and pamphlets devoted to timely subjects. You are also able to borrow publications from our extensive lending library.
Come visit us!
The Bible is at the center of a Christian Scientist’s prayer. The King James Bible is the version Mary Baker Eddy most frequently used and referenced. Other Bible translations are occasionally used in weekly Bible Lessons and are a valuable tool in personal Bible study.
Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures
The Christian Science textbook, written by Mary Baker Eddy, explains how prayer heals based on the ministry and life of Christ Jesus. Starting with the first chapter on “Prayer,” her spiritual insights draw you into a deeper way of thinking and teach how to live a more spiritually-centered life by knowing God better.
Click here to access other writings by Mary Baker Eddy
Official Website of the Christian Science Publishing Society
Search specific topics, read articles, listen to podcasts – all on spirituality and spiritual healing. Search for a Christian Science Practitioner, church, Reading Room or college organization. To begin your search of www.jsh-online.com click here.
Bible Lesson (weekly)
The Christian Science Bible Lessons are designed to bring comfort and healing and are studied daily by Christian Scientists around the world. Each Lesson is made up of Bible verses that are explained and complimented by related passages from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. The passages can be read directly from the books, or you may find one of the booklets, a podcast, or CD more convenient. There is also a special edition that includes helpful study notes and ideas that meet the daily needs of teens and young adults.
Find out more and take a look inside each type of booklet and electronic edition by clicking here.
Companion Set of Bible and Eddy’s writings for individual study each day of the weekly Bible Lessons
UPCOMING BIBLE LESSONS
The Christian Science Monitor (weekly)
Insightful, global coverage of news is accessible in our weekly magazine, on The Christian Science Monitor’s website or mobile site, or through daily news briefings. Newsletters are delivered by email and you can select which topics you’d like to receive. According to the Monitor’s founder, Mary Baker Eddy, the Monitor’s mission is: “To injure no man, but to bless all mankind.”
Click here to link to the Monitor’s website.
The Christian Science Journal (monthly)
The Christian Science Journal includes articles which share spiritual insights and healings written by those who faithfully practice Christian Science. Learn more about how cultivating an ever-increasing understanding of God’s love blesses, enlightens and heals.
Click here to link to the Journal’s website.
The Christian Science Sentinel (weekly)
A weekly publication, the Christian Science Sentinel’s articles and firsthand accounts of healing show in practical terms how Christian Science can bring solutions to any situation. Each edition focuses on a relevant topic such as health, finances, employment, security and relationships.
Learn more about this dynamic weekly publication by clicking here.
Christian Science Practitioners
Christian Science Practitioners are dedicated and experienced Christian Scientists. They are available to those seeking healing and a more spiritual perspective on life. They receive payment for their services. In addition to articles and accounts of healing, the Christian Science Journal contains a worldwide directory of Practitioners.
Visit the online directory by clicking here.
SEARCH BY: Person’s name, City name, or Zip Code
Christian Science Lectures
Public lectures about Christian Science and the life of its Founder are given by experienced practitioners and teachers around the world. These free lectures explain and illustrate how prayer brings comfort and healing to issues and concerns in individual lives.
Many past lectures are available online – feel free to search for a lecture near you or watch a video of one of these inspiring talks on a wide variety of topics including how to heal sin, sickness, addiction and lack through prayer; finding security in God’s economy; and the brotherhood of man.
Are you a teen or young adult looking to connect with other spiritual thinkers? Or maybe you’d like to join a college group, attend a youth spiritual summit meeting, or find a local Sunday School. Check out videos, blogs and live chats at www.time4thinkers.com. It could change your life.
Be sure to check out the special youth-focused version of the weekly Bible Lesson called My Bible Lesson. Click the “Download myBibleLesson Sample” button to view or download a sample of a prior Bible Lesson. You will see key topics, questions to consider, word definitions and even cartoons!
And click here to start a new spiritual adventure by exploring time4thinkers.com!
A Deeper Dive
More information about Christian Science is provided on the website of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, our global headquarters, which is also referred to as The Mother Church. Here are a few of the key links