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).
We live in a world where millions of people are striving to make change for the better. So, in a world seeking positive change, how do we make sure that such change actually happens? Speaker Mark McCurties says, “We all have a natural desire to improve ourselves and the world around us. In my own life I’ve found that letting God, divine Love, guide and direct my efforts brings permanent and meaningful results.”
McCurties, a practitioner of Christian Science healing, will present a talk titled, “How God’s love can change your life and the world” on Thursday, February 21st, 7:00 PM at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107
“The desire to change ourselves, to improve our character, our relationships, our life prospects can also go beyond just the boundary of our own lives and the four walls of our home. Many men and women around the world have a sincere yearning to improve the collective experience of mankind,” says McCurties. “In this lecture, I will explain how God’s loving and saving power is the greatest agent for change, and that through a right understanding of God, His power can be seen and felt right here and now, bringing health and peace to the world.”
The ideas in this lecture are based on the teachings of Jesus as recorded in the Bible, and as discussed in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy.
McCurties has had a life-long love of the Bible and its inspiring message of individual triumph over adversity. After graduating from college he spent a number of years in the field of education where he worked as a camp director, experiential educator, resident counselor, and athletics coach. While working with young people, he had many opportunities to witness the healing power of God, and these inspiring experiences eventually led him into the full-time public practice of Christian Science.
Mark McCurties is a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. He travels from his home in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
First came conversations, then writing, then translating! Have you ever thought about how the English Bible came to be what we have today? A day-long workshop is coming to this area on January 26 that will explain much about that document’s journey into our hands in the present.
Saturday, January 26 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
First Church of Christ, Scientist
7318 N. E. Loop 820
North Richland Hills, TX 76180
Also included will be a fascinating presentation about the early days of the Christian Science movement with pictures, documents, and memorabilia—all contributing to our understanding of how things were then. This can give us a great perspective on our own understanding of the movement today.
Join speakers Helen Mathis and Linda Bargmann as they bring us all this information.
This workshop is hosted by First Church, North Richland Hills and is also sponsored by First Church Irving.
Please RSVP so we can ensure there will be enough handouts for everyone. More details are about the workshop, our speakers, and how to RSVP are on the flyer.
Effective life change… deal with structural issues.
The house looked perfect, newly remodeled from top to bottom. But one photo showed a bulging exterior wall. And the real estate listing confirmed “certain structural issues” had not been addressed during the remodel.
“This example can be a bit of a metaphor for our lives,” says practitioner of Christian Science healing and international speaker Janet Hegarty. “Permanent, substantive change in our lives often needs more than a new look, a different job, or even a pill. To find lasting peace and even physical healing, we have to go deeper than just managing surface symptoms.”
Hegarty continues, “Like a building needs a strong foundation, we can find a secure life foundation by discovering the unfailing source of our being. This source is the one, all-good God–not an unpredictable man in the sky who arbitrarily blesses some and condemns others, but Life and Love itself, the very Principle of everything real and good.”
Hegarty will give a talk exploring this fresh perspective of God titled, “How to make change for the better,” on both January 12th and 13th. Her ideas come from the Bible and are practiced in a prayer-based method of healing called Christian Science. Christian Science is fully explained in the book, which Hegarty will reference, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, written by the movement’s founder, Mary Baker Eddy. Hegarty will also share her own experiences that illustrate effective change, like being cured of an allergy and recovering from a sudden career derailment.
Before becoming a Christian Science practitioner, Janet Hegarty had a career producing original music for theatre and film. Though finding success, she felt an underlying sense of fear for her health and uncertainty about the future. The new concepts about God found in Christian Science moved her to a feeling of fulfillment and security. More than a superficial change in attitude, Hegarty felt the life-changing power of God’s goodness. Today she helps others find this kind of healing too, and travels from her home base of St. Louis, MO, to talk with audiences as a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship.