Christian Science in Burien, Washington

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Burien

Welcome! Our church services are currently in-person or by teleconference
(details below).


You are to watch the replay of our recent talk on Christian Science:

A new view of God and its effect on well-being

by Phillip Hockley, CS
Christian Science Practitioner
Member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship

From our speaker:

When most people think about life-changing moments, they may not think of a lecture on Christian Science. That wasn’t why I attended a lecture for the first time; I didn’t expect to walk out a new person. But I found something in that lecture that was indeed life-transforming. Christian Science gave me a new view of God that I’d not had before: a view of God as Love itself, divine Love that loved me fully. I also discovered that this loving God was not the source of my troubles (which were many) but the solution to them. My life began to improve quickly after that and I became a healthy man after many years of suffering.

There’s no question that I was jubilant about the way my life was being transformed. But what impressed me the most was finding out that these kinds of breakthroughs aren’t one-time, personal miracles. God’s love is available to everyone, and there’s even a textbook on Christian Science healing that explains the power of God’s love in our lives: Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.

What I’ve gone on to learn, and what I’ll share in my lecture, is that the perspective of God and reality that Christian Science opens up is one that offers freedom from whatever in our lives seems painful, debilitating, or limiting. I’ll talk about a 19th-century woman, Mary Baker Eddy, who, after a life-threatening injury, discovered this new view of God for herself and went on to explain her discovery and its Bible-based principles in her book Science and Health. And I’ll share how that discovery is still relevant to our lives today because of what it reveals about God’s great love for each of us and its powerful, life-transforming effects.



Arise, arise and shine, / On thee hath dawned the day; / God is thy sun, and Christ thy light, / Be thou a steadfast ray.

Sing praise, O waking heart, / For all thy God hath wrought; / For Truth’s clear light on thee hath shone, / And purified thy thought.
(Christian Science Hymnal, No. 14:1, 2)

Spring Flowersimg 0634You may also listen to church services at The Mother Church accessed at The teleconference phone number has changed and now is 1-267-807-9598. When you’re asked for the access code, enter 468-485-326 followed by the pound(#) sign. Online users-

Our Reading Room is now open Tuesday-Saturday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Another resource when studying the weekly Bible Lesson is the Cedars Camp notes.


You’re always welcome at our healing church. (And you can join us by phone!)

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Hello! If you’re looking for a church that will make a major difference in your life, you’ve come to the right place.

We meet twice a week at First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Burien (233 S. 156th St. – see map). As fellow “seekers for Truth,” we warmly welcome anyone searching for a Bible-based church that believes in the power of prayer.

Please join us for our Sunday morning church service at 9:30 a.m. or our Wednesday evening testimony meeting at 7:30 p.m. Young people (up to age 20) are always welcome in our Sunday School and babies and toddlers can play or nap in our Children’s Room.

Our Reading Room is located at the same address and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Here’s how to get in touch with us and how to find our church.

To listen to any of our Sunday or Wednesday services by phone, follow these instructions:

The telephone number is 1-1-267-807-9598. When you’re asked for the access code, enter 468-485-326 followed by the pound (#) sign. Online users –

Like us on Facebook to stay informed about our church services and activities, receive selections from the Weekly Bible Lesson, and read inspirational healings.

What is Christian Science?

Christian Science is both a religious teaching and a Bible-based system of spiritual healing. It was founded by Mary Baker Eddy to “…reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing.”

What has Christian Science accomplished at our church?

Here is just a sample of the healings experienced by our members and visitors, as shared at recent Wednesday evening meetings:

  • Was led to employment in a different city and through a series of moves and events really saw how, “All things work together for good to them that love God . . . “
  • Healed of smoking through prayer.
  • Sudden sight impairment while driving. Sight restored within 5-10 minutes and he could drive again.
  • Broken bone healed without medical attention after a fall in the garden.
  • Flu symptoms disappeared as the understanding of God and our inseparable relationship with Him dawned in thought.
  • Airline stewardess experiencing serious back pain healed during a Wednesday evening church service.

You’ll find the complete list on our “What’s been healed at our church” page. And visit our healings blog!

A little background . . .

Located in downtown Burien, west of Sea-Tac Airport, our church is a branch of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Mass., founded by Mary Baker Eddy in 1879. In 2012 we were joined by the congregation from First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Renton – a church that was part of the Renton community since 1926. Together, we’re moving forward to serve South King County in the present and beyond. Christian Science is based on the Bible and the teachings of Christ Jesus, following his example of healing through prayer. This healing science applies to any type of problem including those threatening your health, relationships, and economic well being. You and your family are invited to visit us during our church services or stop by our Reading Room and bookstore.