hymnstream.com …a gathering place for inspiration through song

Introduced in December 2018, hymnstream.com is a gathering place to find inspiration through song. Most of the hymns on hymnstream are from the Christian Science Hymnal, others are sacred songs from other sources that “gives voice to the universality of truth.”

Visit  hymnstream.com to listen to hymns sung by individual artists,  hear collections of traditional or contemporary hymns, and more.

From the website, “Mary Baker Eddy wrote this in her pathfinding text on healing, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: ‘The truth is the centre of all religion’ and ‘Whatever inspires with wisdom, Truth, or Love — be it song, sermon, or Science — blesses the human family with crumbs of comfort from Christ’s table, feeding the hungry and giving living waters to the thirsty.’ Our vision is to let these ‘living waters’ flow out to the world freely. “

Christian Science Committee on Institutional Work in Texas 2019 Mid Year Report


Amplifying the message of the Christ and Christian Science in OUR COMMUNITIES -in juvenile, state, federal, county, substance abuse, and nursing facilities.

What you should know about January –June 2019

❖We have a bulk subscription for 600 myBibleLessons currently being mailed into 74 different facilities
❖47 new names were added to the mailing list for the Bible lesson mailing; 44 were removed
❖We have 142Christian Science Sentinel subscriptions
❖We have 329 The Christian Science Monitor subscriptions and adding more weekly
❖This office distributed 81 Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures; 68 Bibles; 16 Prose Works; 18 biographies; 11 Hymnals
❖Spanish material distributed:9 Science and Health;5 Bibles; 177 El Heraldo; 166 Spanish FullText; 18 Spanish translated biographies or other writings by Mary Baker Eddy
❖66 donated periodicals were mailed to individuals
❖Three lectures -Fujiko Takai Signs, CSB, Kari Mashos, CSB, Brian G. Pennix, CSB
❖Three new applications for membership in The Mother Church
❖Austin Zone has four volunteers serving at Gardner Betts Juvenile facility
❖DFW Zone has 17 volunteers providing services at two federal, two state, and one county jail; provides one-on-one chaplain visits; has four “mentor through mail” volunteers
❖Houston Zone has eight volunteers providing services at four state facilities and one county jail; provides one-on-one chaplain visits to three additional state facilities
❖San Antonio Zone has seven volunteers providing classes in two county jails, one treatment center and occasionally at a juvenile detention center, and “mentors through mail”
❖Individuals in Abilene, Amarillo, College Station, El Paso, Lubbock, Midland, and Tyler are providing one-on-one chaplain visits, writing letters, visiting county jails, and starting new services at state facilities

1. We are so grateful for a $20 gift from an inmate, a$5,000 grant from the Solvang Christian Science Society, and the generous contribution from the members of the former Corpus Christi branch.
2.Third Church Dallas is holding a men’s night for parolee and home-less men at their Reading Room. The men meet once a month to help provide mentorship and acting as role models.
3.The Veterans group at the Michael Unit were able to listen to a copy of the podcast “Helping to Overcome Gun Violence”that addresses PTSD with Military Chaplains Matthew Schmidt and Terri Erickson interviewed by The Christian Science Journal’s Roger Gordon. There were between 50-75 attendees.
4.The Principle Foundation is offering support for Christian Scientists incarcerated and newly released citizens. Funds are available for basic needs like shoes or hygiene items. For the citizens newly released, funding for housing, bus transportation,and food allowances will be made on a case by case basis. Contact –Jeff Harbin
5.There is a new cell phone App “under construction” that will help connect volunteers with newly released citizens to assist them in housing, job searches, church connections, and even free legal advice. More information will be available at the State Committee Annual Meeting in Austin on Saturday, October 26th.
6.The Mother Church held a national meeting for Institutional workers in Boston during Annual Meeting weekend. Christina Huston, CS and Rita Robles, CS represented Texas at this year’s meeting.

Patrick at the Clements Unit in Amarillo wrote, “The Bible lessons improve my theology. Every Bible lesson is a classroom and I’m enjoying the lessons. I’m very glad that it’s God’s master plan for me to absorb the theology contained in the Bible lessons.I know that God’s thoughts are born in our silence. I’ve learned not to take matters into my own hands because I could be responding to a difficulty in an inappropriate way that’s going against what God is doing. So, I wait on God’s perfect timing for Him to give me provision, vision and guidance. Every mailing of myBibleLesson is a victory. They are indispensable and vital to my spiritual life.”

Study the Bible with Madelon Maupin at Cedars Camps!

Bible Study on Genesis Part 1 at Cedars Camps in October

Information from bibleroads.com

Bible Talks – Cedars Camps

Oct 17-21, 2019 – “Genesis: Where it all Began”   Part I (Chapters 1 – 25)*     

The Registration is now open.  Contact Cedars directly.   (This program fills up so do register early if interested.)

Our in-depth Biblical study for 2019 is the book of Genesis.  Its Greek meaning,  “origin, source,” conveys its unique place in the Biblical Canon.  Here is the beginning story of God’s creation and the community called to bear witness to the Creator, Israel.  Because Genesis is fifty chapters, the study will be divided into two parts:  Part I, 2019, will cover chapters 1 – 25.   Part II will address the remaining chapters of 26-50 in 2020.  Handily, many commentaries divide Genesis into four parts, so this is a natural division.

In addition to examining content, authorship, the creation and flood stories, we’ll begin a deep look into Abraham and his heir, Isaac, one of the patriarchs of Israel Jesus referred to so often.  Part I of our study will take us through the Isaac stories, and part II will pick up with the Jacob narrative to the end, concluding with Joseph.   As always, the intent is to look not only at the historical, political and religious context of Genesis, but also to see how the themes of promise and faithfulness weave throughout the narratives into our lives today.

A workbook with study questions per chapter will be provided, as well as a PowerPoint to illustrate key points.  Those interested in attending should contact CedarS soon as space fills up, and begin rereading Genesis, noting fresh insights.  I look forward to this deep dive into the Scriptures with you.  This is a tremendous opportunity to study a Biblical text in depth with fellow Christian Scientists, in a beautiful setting.  We are thrilled to be at the Bible-loving Cedars camps for the third time this Fall and hope you can join us.

From a participant:

“When I first signed up for one of Madelon’s Adult Bible Seminars I expected to learn a little bit about the featured book, Daniel. What I didn’t anticipate was the depth and excitement of the learning, the camaraderie with the other participants, the total camp experience (what fun after all these years!) and did I mention the FOOD!  Since that first session several years ago, we’ve taken a deep dive into Mark, Isaiah, Psalms, Paul’s letters and Revelation, and I can’t wait for Genesis!  I wouldn’t miss it for anything!”  Cindy Zwick, CS


* Part II (Gen. 26-50) will be in October 2020, also at Cedars!

Third Church NYC Summer Talk August 13th – attend in person, online, or by phone

Dear Friends,

This summer we (Third Church of Christ, Scientist, New York City) are sharing with the world a free talk entitled “Making Right Decisions: Immigration, Health, Finance” given by Leide Lessa, CSB at Third Church of Christ, Scientist, in New York City, August 13th, 2019. Leide is a Christian Science teacher and member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship.

Is there a way to know the right choice, when making decisions? Is there a way to have a breakthrough when no solutions are in sight? Come join us and gain an understanding of God’s goodness for all.

For the first time, this talk will be broadcast live in Spanish and the English speaking audience will have a simultaneous translation provided by headphones.

A musical performance by Max Francisco begins at 7:00pm (all times listed are Eastern), followed by Leide Lessa’s inspirational talk at 7:15pm.

We invite you to experience the healing energy of this lecture in person at our historic church edifice.

We hope to spend this cherished time with you in person at 583 Park Avenue, where childcare will be lovingly provided for those too young to join in.

If you aren’t able to attend in person, wherever  you are in the world, you can join us for the live online webcast of this event at ThirdChurchNYC.com. You can also listen via conference phone for English at 1 (310) 372-7549 & access code 607611 and for Spanish at 1 (310) 372-7549 & access code 7474.

For more information, contact us at (212) 838-1870. We look forward to seeing you!


We invite your prayerful support for this talk.

DiscoveryBound Outreach Annual Event for Teens and Adults

Get an inside look at the entertainment industry at this year’s DiscoveryBound Outreach National Annual Event in Los Angeles, California. Both teen and adult tracks will stay on the beautiful UCLA campus and will see the Hollywood Walk of Fame, tour Warner Brothers Studio and visit the beach in Santa Monica.

In addition to these activities, each track will have their own unique experiences:

Teens – enjoy workshops from actual industry professionals who are also Christian Scientists:

Darrel Dorr began his career at the Walt Disney Company as a show director and over 20 years he produced more than 1,000 shows. He then formed his own production company and in 2015 founded the Effulgence Foundation with the purpose of keeping the histories of early Christian Scientists alive through documentary films. Visit Darrel’s website.

Robert Tate Miller has written many screenplays and has had 8 movies produced by the Hallmark Channel. His TV movie credits include Three Days, Secret Santa, Hidden Places, Farewell Mr. Kringle, Christmas Cookies and Love Struck Cafe. Rob is also an author of romantic novels.

Betsy Mueller has worked in the film industry for over 15 years as a Lighting Technical Director. She has worked on a wide variety of projects including Happy Feet, Iron Man, Star Trek, Life of Pi, PacificRim, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Star Wars: Force Awakens, Rogue One, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi and has won two Oscars. Currently she is spending her time in the fine arts, working in dot art and pointillism. Visit Betsy’s website.

And end the weekend with a SoCal pool party.

Adults – visit the Griffith Observatory and Park (site of many TV show and movie scenes) and Walt Disney Concert Hall.

“God is not separate from the wisdom He bestows.
The talents He gives we must improve.
– Science & Health, 6:5-7

Teens: 8th-12th grade Christian Scientists and your friends of all faiths.
Adults: CS Adults and your friends of all faiths.

We have generous financial aid available for this event! Teens get up to $500, and adults up to $300, towards program and travel expenses.

Teens: $300 with program discount only $100
Adults: $480 with program discount only $330
To get the discount and help with travel costs, simply complete the aid form after you’ve registered. More info about financial aid and cost saving tips.
Registration closes Aug. 16, so sign up today!

Learn more and register here: https://www.discoverybound.org/programs/outreach/outreach-events/national-annual-events/


What’s Good about Good Friday?

Have you ever questioned: why the day of the crucifixion was called Good Friday, and what could be good about it? Or, why did Jesus have to go through the crucifixion? Have you ever wondered what the proof of the resurrection means in your own life? Our special Easter talk, “What’s Good about Good Friday?” given by Lona Ingwerson, will discuss the crucial significance of the resurrection to each one of us.

We invite you, our global family, to experience a special Easter online webcast. This Easter talk will take place on Friday, April 19, 2019, at Third Church of Christ, Scientist, NYC, located at 583 Park Avenue at 63rd Street. Music begins at 7pm, featuring Jenny Lynn Stewart, Emily Ellet, Blake Zolfo, John Schenkel and Todd Peters. Lona’s talk will begin at 7:30 PM EDT. The service will be broadcast online in both English and Spanish (Espanol).

Learn more: https://thirdchurchnyc.com/good-friday-lecture-2019/


Welcome to Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist in Dallas, TX!