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First Church of Christ, Scientist
Oneonta, New York
Welcomes You

61 Chestnut Street Oneonta, NY


First Church of Christ, Scientist , Oneonta, NY
(church and reading room)
61 Chestnut Street,
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 432-8759
Pause in services see information below.

Sunday Hours: Church & Sunday School 10:30 AM

Wednesday: Testimony meeting 2nd. and 4th. Wednesdays at 6:30 PM

Reading Room hours: Friday,11AM -2 PM except legal holidays
 and inclement weather conditions
(607) 432-8759
Nursery provided during Sunday and Wednesday services
and Reading Room hours
 Pause in Services:
After Church services Sunday, December 28, 2014
no Sunday, Wednesday services or Reading Room hours will be held
for January, February, and March 2015 to resume
Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015 

Historical Sketch

In May 1889 a society was organized to study The Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. Meetings were held in the homes of various interested members, but soon church rooms were rented on the second floor of the First National Bank Building at 154 Main Street.

Organizing a church was begun in February 1894 and state laws, pertaining to such, were studied. The first two readers were elected in April 1895. The first reading room was opened in the church in 1900. A building fund was started the same year.

In 1901 the property at 61 Chestnut Street was purchased and First Church of Christ, Scientist of Oneonta, a corporation, was organized under the provision of an Act of Legislature of the State of New York. The church was dedicated November 25, 1906.

In August 1963 the existing structure at 61 Chestnut Street was demolished and construction begun on the present edifice. On August 2, 1964 the first services were held in the new church. Dedication was held on May 17, 1970.
Directions to our Church and Reading Room.
Traveling on I-88 take exit 15 into the city. Turn left onto Main Street At the third light, Chestnut Street, turn right. The church is in the first block on the left past the theater. Parking is off Academy Street, the first street on the left after passing the church.