First Church of Christ, Scientist, Asheville
64 N. French Broad Ave., Asheville, N.C. 28801


Discover your spirituality: How to pray better for the world

International speaker and world traveler Tom McElroy will share his insights about growing spiritually at 2 p.m. Sunday Oct. 18 in the church sanctuary. His talk is titled "Spiritual Discovery: How You Can Better the World."

McElroy, a Christian Science practitioner and member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship, has been to every continent but Antarctica and spoken about his travels at many events for public service groups, universities, public schools, churches, and for organizations including those who serve the homeless and at-risk youth.

 "During these travels, I experienced many proofs of God’s ever-present care for His global family," McElroy says. "I’ve always loved meeting new people and learning fresh and inspiring ideas. Through my study of Christian Science, I’ve found that a better understanding of God helps me connect with all kinds of people and to appreciate and enjoy the many diverse expressions of divine Life and Love which fill the globe."

You can learn more about Tom McElroy in this video interview from last year in Ocala, Florida.

The public is invited to attend this event at our recently renovated historic church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, at 64 N. French Broad Ave. in vibrant downtown Asheville, N.C. Parking is available in lots behind the church, on the street or in nearby parking garages. For information, call 828-231-9443.

Reading Room hosts Annual Meeting broadcast

The Annual Meeting of the Mother Church, the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, was viewed live online at the Reading Room on June 8, 2015. The subject was "a foundation of Christian healing."   

Cherishing Our Children: A Spiritual Perspective

Addressing a year of news about children, national speaker Julie Ward spoke in Asheville on Nov. 2, 2014, on the topic of "Cherishing Our Children: A Spiritual Perspective." 

A resident of Atlanta, Ward is a Christian Science practitioner and teacher and is a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship based at the church's headquarters in Boston. You can watch a YouTube video of her lecture by clicking here.

Radio show features church

On June 23, 2013, the local radio show Positively Living hosted by Leslie Godbold featured our church in an interview with members Linda Saylor and John Yenne. You can listen to the interview by clicking on this link.

An invitation to visit us
As one of the worldwide branches of The Church of Christ, Scientist-- which includes 1,850 branch churches and societies in over 80 countries -- we invite you to explore the healing ideas of Christian Sciencefrom the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, at our historic downtown Asheville location in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. 

Our congregation has served generations of families and mountain visitors. Children up to the age of 20 are welcome in our Sunday School, where they learn inspiring Bible lessons such as the Ten Commandments, the Lord's Prayer and the Sermon on the Mount. (Can you beat the top score in our Bible game?)Nursery care is available for small children.   

We host a Christian Science Reading Room-- a community bookstore and reading center for the exploration of spirituality and prayer -- in the historic Miles Building at 2-1/2 Wall Streetin a vibrant area of shops and restaurants downtown. A wide variety of books, materials, magazines, audio, and video products, including Bible materials as well as Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures and other writings by Mary Baker Eddy, are available to borrow or purchase.

We look forward to seeing you soon!