Reading Room Update

Our new Reading Room will be open soon!!

Until then, it will be temporarily closed while we move, update, and refresh.

If you are in need of a quarterly, Sentinel, Monitor or other items from the Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist Reading Room,  you will be able to purchase these items in the Reading Room Boutique located in the church.

Fifth Church of Christ, Scientists
5655 W Northwest Hwy.
Dallas Tx  75220

The Reading Room Boutique will be open before and after services which are held at:

Sunday 10:30 AM
Wednesday 7:30 PM

The Reading Room Boutique operates on the honor system. Please deposit your checks or cash for your purchases in the box provided. No attendants will be present but if you need help contact Debbie Higgins through the contact us page on this site.

Please Plan to come and see our new space after Dec 6. Any further updates will be posted here on this website.

Announcing The New Fifth Church Reading Room’s Exciting New Views:

New Address:

4347 W Northwest Highway Suite #150
Dallas, Tx  75220

New Color:

We have a new updated color scheme

Reading Room Color Scheme









New Store Front:

The new store front will feature 3 open sections. The Left side will include our familiar  and welcoming door  from the current site.   The Center window will showcase posters and inviting scenes.  The far right window will feature an ongoing video feed on a large screen running 24/7.

Store Front Elevation









New Concepts:

When you stop by the Reading Room on a regular business day,  the space will be set up for quiet study and reading.   It will have an area for book sales, 2 separate quiet reading spaces, Computer desks for individual study, a large center table for spreading out research materials and a couple of comfortable lounge chairs.

Welcoming Entry
Welcoming Entry


Special Events:

If you come by the Reading Room for a special event, the space can be transformed into a larger meeting area capable of hosting 25 for a Skype event or video presentation.


Now we can also host smaller events with 8-10 people gathered around the additional computer areas for a more personal video chat.

Or a committee of 6-8 may  meet here to gather around the center table.



We are very excited to share the new views of our Reading Room.  Because we will be reusing many fixtures from the current reading room, we will be closed for a few weeks during construction.  Check this website for updated closings. Take advantage of our sale prices now  – 20% off on many items.

We hope to be moved into the new space by Dec 1, 2017

Discoverybound Road Ralley In Austin

Teens are coming together for a scavenger hunt through the streets of Austin, TX! They’ll be in a car with their friends (driven by an adult chaperone), working together to decipher clues and follow leads that will take them to different sites in the city. The weekend will include games, an inspirational speaker, all-day road rally with photo ops, meeting new friends, hang time and Sunday School. Spread the word!
7th-12th grade Christian Scientists and their friends of all faiths.
Arrive: Friday, December 1, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Depart: Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
Austin, TX!
See more travel details and register by clicking on the link below.

$80 – Covers all lodging, weekend activities and meals (Saturday breakfast through Sunday lunch).
$10 Discount! Bring a friend new to DB (CS or of any faith) and you both receive $10 off.
Registration closes November 20. Click button below to sign up!
Please don’t let cost keep you from attending. Financial aid is available for registration and travel!
Email Krista Capp, our DB Outreach Western Regional Manager, or call her at 303.376.7204.
Learn More and Register:

Keith Wommack of the Christian Science Committee on Publications for Texas will be giving talks in the Metro-plex

Our neighbors should know what Christian Science is able to provide them. How do we help them to know?  We do so by erasing misconceptions regarding Christian Science and the Church of Christ, Scientist.  This is what Committee on Publication work is all about.  Keith Wommack, the Christian Science Committee on Publication for Texas, will be giving short talks in the DFW area​ in October​.  The talks will touch on how each of us has a role in Committee on Publication work, and how our work strengthens the church and us as church members.  As well, there will be an update on our continuing response to Harvey – how we can help churches and individuals.  At the close of the talk, there will be time for questions and answers.

The talks will be:

Sunday, October 8, at 11:30 AM

Second Church of Christ, Scientist,
2112 Forest Park Blvd,
Fort Worth, TX 76110

​Saturday, October 14, at 2 PM

First Church of Christ, Scientist
7318 NE Loop 820,
North Richland Hills, TX 76180

Sunday, October 15, at 12:00 PM

Third Church of Christ, Scientist
4419 Oak Lawn
Dallas,TX 75219




Its a Great Time to stock up for the Holidays at the Reading Room 20% off In Stock items

20% off of In Stock items!

Shop Now while supplies last!

The Sale will last until we begin moving to the new location around the corner in the same Preston Hollow Shopping Center  approximately 2-3 weeks.

The reading room will not be ordering any new products.  The 20% off will apply to existing stock only.  Periodicals are not included in the discount.

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Bibles – an all languages, Bible Reference books, Music CD s, The New Hymnal, Biographies, Books for Kids and more are included in the sale!

5th Church Reading Room is still located at
4345 W Northwest Hwy #230
Dallas, TX 75220

There is a dedicated group that serves those who ask for Christian Science services, information or help while in Prison or other institutions. This group will meet to share inspiration










For questions contact Executive Secretary Elizabeth Arnett

817-996-2285 Email:

The meeting will be from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Chaplain Horton will have her book Cracking the Camouflage Ceiling available after the meeting.

DiscoveryBound activity for 20s and 30s in Austin

Join us Friday, October 6 – Sunday, October 8, 2017 in the beautiful Texas Hill Country for a weekend full of inspiration, swimming, hiking, games, nature, socializing, star gazing, s’mores, relaxing, chatting, and exploring!

Christian Science adults in their 20s & 30s (and their friends) are invited to join us.

We will be staying in the gorgeous D6 Retreat in Dripping Spring, Texas. The retreat is located 45 minutes from Central Austin, 2.5 hours from Dallas, and 3.5 hours from Houston. The closest airport is the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

The cost is $150 for the weekend, which includes activities, food (Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast) and lodging. Please visit for more detailed weekend information (including a weekend schedule) and to register.

Space is limited, so register soon! And please share our downloadable flyer with anyone in their 20s and 30s who you think would be interested in attending.

Please email questions to

Updates on Christian Science Churches in Houston Area

Here is what we know so far..

2 Christian Science churches in the Houston area have been damaged by the floods: Bellaire and 9th Church.

I have spoken to the clerk at 9th Church.  Yesterday they were able to get into the church and begin salvaging items.  Today they expect a crew to come and remove the drywall to prevent further damage to the structure.

The Christian Science church in Bellaire will need need new flooring and may have gotten damage to their organ and piano but are still sorting things out. Right now they are quickly removing items for cleaning.

No need to come to Houston at this time due to fuel issues, traffic and blocked roads.  We can address offering help by organizing and coordinating with other area Chrisitan Science churches in a few weeks. There is a great desire to reach out and help.

How can you help now?

Prayer is, of course, number 1. There are some very inspiring articles to be found by clicking on:

If one would like to make a donation to financially support branch churches or societies in need as a result of this storm, donations can be made to The Mother Church’s fund to aid emergency relief for branch churches and societies. Donations should be made by check written to “The First Church of Christ, Scientist” with “Disaster Relief Fund” noted the memo line and mailed to

The First Church of Christ, Scientist
Treasurer – PO Box 239103
Boston, MA USA 02123-9103

For any other questions, please be in touch with The Mother Church’s Customer Contact Center at +1 617-450-2000

The Principle Foundation, an organization founded to help Christian Scientists in times of need, is accepting donations to help individuals in the effected areas. Brian Stock is the contact at 800-826-7756. To make a donation to the Principle Foundation or to request help click here:


Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist, Dallas also has a designated fund to accept donations specifically for hurricane relief at our donation page on this website, through the mail, or at our church services.

You can click: Donate

You may also donate by sending checks to:

Bellaire branch Church Reading Room
5105 Bellaire Rd
Bellaire Tx 77401

The Texas Committee on Publications, Keith Womack,  has asked that all donations be directed to the above locations.  In that way, donations can be directed with more focus to meeting those in need.

Here is a note from Keith:

“Human mentality, expressed in disease, sin, and death, in tempest and in flood, the divine Mind calms and limits with a word.” (My. 106:19-21). How wonderful it is to know that the word of God calms the storms and instructs “the proud wave, ‘Thus far, and no farther.’”


More Help Available

Principia Schools

“Recognizing the impact on Christian Science families with school- and college-age children residing in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey, Principia is offering tuition-free enrollment (including no charge for room and board) for the 2017–2018 academic year.

Both Principia School and College are ready to welcome all qualified Christian Science students—preschool through college—from families who may be displaced or are in areas where schools and colleges may not be operational. Students from grade 7 through senior year of college can board on campus; school-age students can also be accepted as day students if their families relocate to the St. Louis area, either short- or long-term.

To obtain assistance and information on qualifying and applying, please use the following contact information:

  • Families with school-age children (preschool through grade 12) may contact Director of Admissions Adriane Fredrikson ( or call the School Admissions Office at 314.434.2100, ext. 3610.

College-age students and their families should contact Director of Admissions Tami Gavaletz at or 618.374.5187



The Mother Church is providing financial assistance to Christian Science churches in Texas and Louisiana to repair and rebuild. You may refer anyone you know who may need this help to:

Suzanne Reidel at 617-450-3425 or 720-236-8597

Extraordinary Love is being shown by all

Thank you for your prayerful support

News from The Christian Science Church in Victoria TX

Here is a letter We received:

Good Afternoon,

Last weekend, the Victoria Church got about one foot of water in the sanctuary.  Our amazing congregation has made a lot of progress cleaning up.  We’ve been in contact with The Mother Church and Keith Wommack.

Please continue supporting us and the entire Houston area metaphysically.  There have been some wonderful healings in the past week.

If anyone would like to make a donation to our church, they can be mailed to

First Church of Christ, Scientist

Attn. Clerk/Treasurer
302 W. Stayton St
Victoria, TX  77901-6456

From the Glossary of Science and Health, “Rock. Spiritual Foundation; Truth.”  “…and upon this rock I will build my church” (Matt 16:18).

Thank you so much.
Sally Palmer

Welcome to our healing church!