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Welcome to First Church of Christ, Scientist

Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA

Welcome, and thank you for visiting First Church of Christ, Scientist, Chattanooga online. We love the fact that you are taking a genuine interest in finding out more about Christian Science. We are here to help you make your journey a pleasant and joyful one!

We offer Sunday Services and Sunday School, Wednesday evening testimony meetings, a service on Thanksgiving Day morning, childcare at all in-person services, a Christian Science Reading Room, and an annual talk on Christian Science.


The weekly Bible Lessons in the Christian Science Quarterly offer ideas and inspiration that comfort, heal, and lead to a deeper understanding of God’s goodness. Each year the Quarterly includes a special Thanksgiving Lesson, which is studied by individuals and shared at Thanksgiving church services around the world. The Chattanooga Thanksgiving Service is on Thanksgiving Day at 10am ET. Join by phone or online here.

In the Thanksgiving Lesson, we discover God as the source of all good and see how natural it is to experience and rejoice in His daily gifts of mercy, grace, and abundance. You're invited to dive in, explore, study, and share this special message of love with family, friends, and neighbors.

Download the Thanksgiving Bible Lesson, read or listen to it online in English, German, Spanish, or French here.

Listen to The Mother Church Thanksgiving service (from 11:30a - 12:30p ET) here.

Read an article by the Research Staff of The Mary Baker Eddy Library, giving the historical background of the creation of this special service called "The Thanksgiving Day Service and 'the good already received' " here.


"Thanksgiving Prayer"

Sung by Susan Mack

3 Steps and a Bounce CD

Thanksgiving Service - Read Full Text



  1. Hymn.

  2. Reading the Thanksgiving Proclamation of the President of the United States, or the Governor of the state, or both.

  3.  Reading a Scriptural Selection.

  4. Silent Prayer, followed by the audible repetition of the Lord's Prayer with its spiritual interpretation.

  5. Hymn.


  6. Reading the Explanation Note on the first leaf of the Quarterly.


   7. Announcing the subject of the Lesson-Sermon, and reading the Golden Text.


  8. Responsive Reading by the First Reader and the congregation.


  9. Reading the Lesson-Sermon prepared by the Bible Lesson Committee.


 10. Solo.


 11. Testimonies by Christian Scientists, appropriate for the occasion.


 12. Hymn.


 13. Reading the Scientific Statement of Being, and the correlative Scripture according to I John 3:1-3.


 14. Pronouncing Benediction.

Hymn 577

Sing a new, new song unto the Lord,
And come into His courts with joyful voice;
Bless the Lord our God,
In His presence come with song,
Stand before the Lord and rejoice.

Hallelujah! Hallelujah sing!
Sing Hallelu, Hallelujah, sing and praise the Lord.

Enter through His gates with thankful hearts,
And praise Him with the timbrel, dance, and harp;
All the earth now sing,
Come and praise His wondrous works,
Sing to Him ye sun, moon, and stars.

Sing unto the Lord, oh, all ye lands,
And make His praise resound from shore to shore;
Sing a new, new song,
Let the nations all exult,
Praise His Holy name evermore.



Hymn 73

Glory, honor, praise and pure oblations
Unto God the Lord belong;
Come into His presence with thanksgiving,
Come before Him with a song.
In His hand is all the power of nations,
Sing to Him, ye joyous congregations,
Psalms of gratitude and praise
Unto God the Father raise.

God is Mind and holy thought is sending;
Man, His image, hears His voice.
Every heart may understand His message,
In His kindness may rejoice.
Lo, He speaks, all condemnation ending,
Every true desire with Love’s will blending;
Losing self, in Him we find
Joy, health, hope, for all mankind.

Hymn 520

Let all things now living
A song of thanksgiving
To God our creator triumphantly raise;
Who fashioned and made us,
Protected and stayed us,
By guiding us forward throughout all our days.
God’s angels are o’er us,
Pure light goes before us,
A pillar of fire shining forth in the night:
Till shadows have vanished,
All fearfulness banished,
As forward we travel from light into Light.

By law God enforces,
The stars in their courses
And sun in its orbit obediently shine;
The hills and the mountains,
The rivers and fountains,
The depths of the ocean proclaim God divine.
We, too, should be voicing
Our love and rejoicing
With glad adoration, a song let us raise:
Let all things now living
Unite in thanksgiving,
To God in the highest, hosanna and praise.


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