CHRISTIAN SCIENCE was brought to Redding in the year 1900. For the next five years, meetings were held in the homes of those interested. In 1905, the old Jacobson Hall (now the Moose Hall) was rented for the Sunday services. Wednesday evening services were held for a time in the homes and later in the Presbyterian Church and at the City Hall.
In 1911, the group which had been holding meetings since 1900, organized the Christian Science Society with nineteen charter members. In 1912, a room was rented in the Moody Building on Market Street and equipped to make it available for both Wednesday evening and Sunday morning services. This small building on the lot was enlarged and decorated. This building which had a seating capacity of seventy-five, was used until it had to be moved to make room for the new building.
In August, 1934, this Christian Science Society was accepted by The Mother Church, The First
Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, as First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Redding.
Work on the present new structure began on September 3rd, 19??. The Cornerstone was laid on September 29, 1941, and the building opened for services on February 22, 1942.
We dedicate the Church today in accord with the words of our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, in The Manual of The Mother Church.
"To organize a Church designed to commemorate the words and works of our Master, which should reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing."
And these words from First Church and Miscellany, -
"On this solemn occasion, and in the presence of this assembled host, we do hereby pledge ourselves
to a deeper consecration, a more sincere and Christly love of God and our brother, and a more implicit obedience to the sacred teachings of the Bible and our textbook, as well as to the all-inclusive instructions and admonitions of our Church Manual in its spiritual import, that we may indeed reach 'unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn."