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First Church Reading Room – 1309 Guadalupe 78701

The Reading Room –
A Spiritual Resource Center

The Reading Room is Back Open!
As of June 1st: M-F 10-2 pm, Sun 12 – 12:30 pm

Monday, June 8 at noon at First Church,
1309 Guadalupe, Austin, TX 78701.
Spend Annual Meeting with us at the Reading Room!
We are hosting a live viewing of
the Annual Meeting of The Mother Church
in the Sunday School.

No food will be served.


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

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 931 1395 8416

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.









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


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.



Located in the Board Room




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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Information on services available for Christian Scientists

Wellspring Gardens – Converse, TX
The Leaves – Richardson, TX
Chestnut Hill Benevolent Association – Brookline, MA
Matching Gift Opportunity for Christian Science Nurses Training – through June 30, 2020
Principle Foundation – promotes inspired benevolence in accordance with the teachings of Christian Science.
Principle Foundation Disaster Relief Fund
Albert Baker Fundprovides resources for the education and development of Christian Scientists.
Announcing The Albert Baker Brotherly Love Fund
Campership Fund for Christian Scientists
Cedars Camps – Lebanon, MO
Adventure Unlimited – Buena Vista, CO
Are you a teen?  Discovery Bound Compass
A program for Christian Scientists in 9-11th grades.
Sign up now – space is limited.
Christian Science Committee on Institutional Work in Texas – Ongoing Gratitude from Steadfast & New Students of Christian Science
Gratitude from Inmates




New Ways to Share Church Fellowship

While the “old” phone number still works and allows you to listen to First Church’s weekly services, the new Zoom Meeting phone number allows you to not only listen to our Sunday 11 am service, but also to join either our Wednesday noon or Wednesday 7:30 service and share your inspiration with others. Please join us in our Zoom meetings. You may join them either by phone or by computer (or both).

Join the Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 304 412 1309

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JSH-Online – A whole new way of sharing Christian Science religious magazines

The Christian Science Journal, Sentinel, and Herald Online — The Christian Science Publishing Society presents a whole new way of studying, searching, sharing, and subscribing to the Christian Science religious magazines—and all on one, easy-to-use website called!

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.