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First Church Reading Room – 1309 Guadalupe 78701

The Reading Room –
A Spiritual Resource Center

The Reading Room is Open!
 M-F 10-2 pm

 Free Bible Study!
The Bible Study using
Madelon Maupin’s Bible Roads CDs
Monday, November 9 @ 7:30 – 8:30 PM CDT on Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 931 1395 8416

Study Questions Gen 18-20

The second Monday of each month we will enjoy digging deeper into books of the Bible that will give us insights that can be applied in our daily experience. Madelon has a Masters of Theological Studies degree, traveled the Holy Lands, and continues to lecture and teach Bible studies. Please join us!

Looking for uplifting ideas?
Take advantage of all the wonderful articles and podcasts on JSH Online that are free and the resources on There are lectures on YouTube and on
And you always have our pastor – The Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.

Click here to hear 
What is a Christian Science Reading Room?

Our Christian Science Reading Room is a place for everyone
to pursue study and spiritual inspiration.  We offer Bibles, concordances, and reference materials as well as various publications from the Christian Science Publishing Society
for purchase or study.

See below for the recent webinar walk-thru replays to learn more about the new Concord and the revamped JSH-Online.

Rr Sales Area

Credit Card Use
You can use your credit card to make a Reading Room purchase.  Our Librarian can run your card on Paypal.


Rr Study


The Study Room with the
Resource and Lending libraries
are located in the church building.



Resource Library



Located in the Sunday School



Lending Library





JSH-Online update:

Here is the link for Part 1 of a walk-thru introduction to the new set up of JSH-Online:
Here is the link for Part 2 of the JSH-Online walk-thru.


Here are links of #1 & #2 walk-thru introductions of the New Concord:

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First Church Reading Room has moved to our church at 1309 Guadalupe

The Reading Room –
A Spiritual Resource Center


We have moved to our church building
at 1309 Guadalupe, Austin, TX 78701.

Please come visit us in the church lobby
during the regular Reading Room hours :
10 am -2 pm MondayFriday, and Sunday 12-1 pm –
3rd Tuesdays of the month  7 – 9pm.

Our Christian Science Reading Room is a place for everyone to pursue study and spiritual inspiration.  We offer Bibles, concordances, and reference materials as well as various publications from the Christian Science Publishing Society for purchase or study.

The link for the Writers Workshop webinar
held in
our Reading Room on April 20th is:

2017 Writing+Guidelines
2017 Writing Quotes

New Mini-Series- Is hatred inevitable? Does it really have the power in our world that it seems to have? The new JSH-Online mini series “Conquering hate, enthroning peace” aims to answer those questions. Pieces from this series will be featured in the carousel on the JSH-Online homepage. Read the first selection of this series, “Love’s triumph over hate”.

Going somewhere? Take issues of The Christian Science JournalSentinel, and Herald with you wherever you go. Various formats of current issues can be downloaded within the first 90 days of their release. You can even download full issue audio for Journal and Sentinel issues. Click the “Download Options” button inside the table of contents of an issue to select the perfect issue format for your trip.

News about our Bound Volumes – First Church Sunday School is providing a temporary home for our bound volumes of periodicals while in the church.  The Journals and Sentinels are in bookcases readily accessible in the classroom where you can sit and read during regular church hours.   Lots of gratitude to the volunteers that made this possible!

NEW!  Want to use your credit card to make a Reading Room item purchase at church on Sunday?  Now you can!  Our Librarian, Sheri Deibert, can run your card on Paypal.

JSH Online – Tip: Audio of Science and Health – Listen to a continuous reading of the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, and fill your day with the truth of being.  Click on the Science and Health continuous audio player found on the bottom of the Concord Express widget or within the Concord Express homepage to start listening today.

To find Concord Express Homepage, go to for the JSH-Online homepage and click the “More” button next to the search bar.

New on JSHOnline – Free access in the Reading Room
Listen to entire issues of The Christian Science Journal, the Christian Science Sentinel, and most collections with just the click of a button.  Look for the “Listen to the full issue” button inside an issue or collection to start your experience.  Turn up the volume and try it out today on this week’s issue of the Christian Science Sentinel.
Instant access to JSH-Online on your phone or tablet:
Turn the homepage of your smartphone or tablet into a JSH-Online hub and gain quick access to your subscription pages of JSH-Online homepage, Concord Express, eBibleLesson Express, The Christian Science Journal Directory, and JSH Audio. To do this, go to the landing page of any of these resources, tap your mobile browser’s share icon (Apple iOS) or menu button (Android OS), and then select “Add to homescreen.” Now you’re only a tap away from your favorite content.
Things to do at the Reading Room:
> Enjoy a lively discussion about Christian Science and healing.

> Study the lesson in marked books.
> Access online resources and reference books for digging deeper
into the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy’s writings.
> Listen to inspiring music CDs.
> Check on currently available books, booklets, periodicals, audio
and music CDs.

Come experience the uplifting atmosphere at the RR!

Our Reading Room FACEBOOK page has changed!
Look for us at Christian Science Reading Room – Austin.
We share spiritual thoughts, photos, quotes, links to spiritual
websites for Bible study, articles from JSHOnline; The Monitor, etc.  Share it with your friends!

Is there a topic that you’ve been thinking about and want to explore?  The advanced search feature on JSH-Online puts the power of customization at your fingertips.  Search for editorials on peace keeping or testimonies of healing since last year.  Click the advanced link on the top right of the search bar and start customizing your search today!


Thursday, April 20 at 1:00 pm – In Austin – First Church Reading Room 102 Trinity 78701

Writers Workshop
Unlock the Mysteries of Writing 
for the Christian Science Periodicals
April 20, Thursday 1pm
Christian Science Reading Room
102 Trinity St., Austin, TX 78701
It’s Time to Share Your Love, Inspiration, and Healing
Have you thought about writing for the Christian Science periodicals but never quite got around to it because you just didn’t know where to start?
Join us on Thursday, April 20th at 1:00pm as Tony Lobl, CSB walks us through:
*  The Mission of the Magazines
*  The Writing Process for –
   *  Articles
   *  Testimonies
   *  Audio Option
*  How to Write
*  Editing – What’s involved
*  JSH Process – What happens to your article after it is received
*  Writing Exercise – Get pen & paper or boot up your computer
*  Next Steps
Get prepared:
*  Read the March 2017 Journal interview with Barbara Vining and Tony Lobl
*  Begin that first draft and bring it with you (optional)
Christian Science Reading Room at 102 Trinity St., Austin, TX 78701
RSVP to our Librarian, Sheri Deibert:
(RSVP so we set up enough chairs and have water/snacks for everyone)

Last Meeting – Tues, Sept 13 – 7:30 pm – First Church Reading Room – 102 Trinity

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All meetings are open to the public.

Tuesday, Sept. 13
7:30 PM
Doors open at 7 PM
We Knew Mary Baker Eddy Volume 2



At the last meeting of the Double R Book Club on
Tuesday, September 13, we will discuss the last pages of
We Knew Mary Baker Eddy, Volume 2, starting at page 451.

Everyone is welcome!

We Knew Mary Baker Eddy Expanded Edition Volume II

This is the amplified edition which has more healings than the first volume and should prove very inspirational on both biographical and healing accounts.

You can get your copy of the book at the Reading Room.  The price is $35.00.
  • Everyone is welcome to join us for review and discussion of this wonderful book about our leader.
  • At the Christian Science Reading Room  – 102 Trinity,  Austin 78701  (across from the convention center) 512-472-8109.
See you there!

Monday, June 6 – Noon-2 pm CDT – live Webcast at First Church Reading Room – 102 Trinity

2016 AnMtg TMC inv

Please join us at the Reading Room on Monday, June 6th
from 12 noon – 2 PM CDT to view a live Webcast of the
2016 Annual Meeting of The Mother Church
on the theme
Church: “Healing and saving the world.”
Come early for a light lunch at 11 am.
Parking is limited to the first 15, so please carpool if possible.

Besides the Annual Meeting to be webcast on Monday, there is a Church Activities Workshop Saturday, June 4 at 1PM to 3PM Central time and an extended Hymn sing Sunday starting at 12:30 to 2pm Central.   For access to these webcasts visit

Here is a description of the Church Activities Workshop:

Church activities workshop

Saturday Jun 4, 2016

2 PM EDT  [1 PM CDT]

Explore together with us how all the activities of
Church, including Sunday School and Reading Room,
come together as one powerful, healing light for the

Listen in for a lively discussion about the purpose, power, and potential of Church, and how each of us plays a valuable role in its dynamic healing mission!

and the Hymn Sing

Hymn sing live

Sunday Jun 5, 2016

1:30 PM EDT  [12:30 PM CDT]

Join us for a special Annual Meeting Hymn Sing, Sunday, June 5th, 1:30 – 3:00pm EDT.

We will be singing a selection of new hymns that will be part of the new Hymnal Supplement to be published later this year.

Of course there should be replays available if you can’t attend the livestream…or want to review anything.

Christian Science activities during SXSW

Third Church of Christ, Scientist, Austin will be sponsoring a Lecture on Saturday, March 19th at 3PM at Esther’s Follies, 525 E. 6th Street.  The lecture entitled Divine Love the answer to Universal health will be given by Jose de Dios Mata.  The St. James Missionary Baptist Choir will perform after the talk.
There will be shuttle service provided from the parking lot of First Church (1309 Guadalupe) over to Esther’s Follies.  We recognize that the parking lot is not necessarily available for parking but, if someone finds parking and gets to the First Church parking lot, we can give them a lift over to the lecture.

For street closures  Click Here

For downtown garages  Click Here

Passcode of the Christian Science Monitor
will be attending the technical part of the SXSW events again this year.  Here is a copy of the panels and such that they will be part of:[]=film&conferences[]=interactive&conferences[]=music.  If the link is not working for you just google passcode SXSW 2016 for the information.

The Reading Room at 102 Trinity will be open Monday – Thursday 10 am – 2 pm, and Friday 10 am – 4 pm for walking visitors and customers.  Trinity Street will be closed to traffic from March 11th – March 20th.   The parking lot behind the Reading Room is leased out for SXSW, so is not available to us for parking.

The parking lot across from the front of First Church will be blocked off for the entire week.  This is the new headquarters for SXSW and will not be available during our Wednesday evening or Sunday services from March 11 – March 21.

Monday, June 8 at Noon – Online live – downtown Reading Room

The 2015 Annual Meeting of The Mother Church will be broadcast online on Monday, June 8th.

Come join us at our Reading Room
[102 Trinity across from the Convention Center
in downtown Austin]
to see the live broadcast starting at noon.
Snacks and water will be provided – you are welcome to bring your lunch.

For information about the Annual Meeting and broadcast

– First Church Reading Room – 102 Trinity – in church lobby during SXSW

The Reading Room –
A Spiritual Resource Center

102 Trinity 78701 – 512-472-8109
In the Church lobby (1309 Guadalupe 78701)
during SXSW – see below

Monday – Friday 10 am – 2 pm
2nd Tuesdays 7 – 9 pm
Every Wednesday 5 – 7 pm

We will be expanding the Reading Room Corner in the First Church lobby into our Reading Room during SXSW, March 9-20.

The Reading Room will be closed March 6th and 23rd while moving out and back in.  The temporary Reading Room will be located in the church lobby from March 9th – 20th with the same Reading Room hours.
There will be a table of Free Used Books in the lobby.  Please take any you would like.  Donations to the Reading Room are welcomed, but not required, for any of these books.

Check out the many reference books, biographies and books by Mary Baker Eddy.

Come discover the Reading Room!


Principia Club Christmas Sing – Sunday, Dec. 21 – 12:30 pm

The Principia Club of Austin invites you, your family, and friends to our annual Christmas Sing as we jingle and mingle in celebration of the season.

Sunday, December 21, 2014
12:30 pm

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Reading Room
102 Trinity Street
Austin, TX 78701

Snacks and drinks will be provided.
Please bring cookies to share, if you would like. 

All are welcome!

Due to limited parking, please park at First Church,
1309 Guadalupe,
and carpool to the Reading Room.

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Tuesday Nights at the Reading Room – Dec. 9 – 7:30 pm

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All meetings are open to the public.

Tuesday, Dec. 9,
7:30 PM
Doors open at 7 PM
The Miscellaneous Writings Book Club
pages 237 – 256.


  • At the Christian Science Reading Room  – 102 Trinity,  Austin 78701  (across from the convention center) 512-472-8109.
  • Anyone can join in at any point – just be ready to discuss pages 237-256 in Miscellaneous Writings by Mary Baker Eddy.