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).
Join Christian Science lecturer and healer, Phillip Hockley for his talk on “A new view of God and its effect on well-being”, Thursday, April 4th at 7:30pm at the Museum of Biblical Art.
From Phillip Hockley…
“Although humble beginnings and hard knocks taught me the value of being honest and hard working, for oneself and others, it did not last long into adult life. Rapid success in business and a hard-partying lifestyle led to an increasing sense of inner emptiness and led into a pathway of drink and drugs.
In the early 1990s a fall that badly injured the spine started a seven year downward spiral of ill health. By 1999, after trying every alternative and spiritual healing method, without any cure, I was registered as physically handicapped.
During those years of physical decline, I researched many religions and forms of spirituality, eventually focusing my time on mindfulness practices. This helped me be aware of the painful body without reacting with fear. Thus, by remaining equanimous, I could choose to be happy instead of fearful.
This attitude of “broken body—happy mind” was present at the time I felt very strongly attracted to attend my first ever Christian Science lecture—against my own best judgment at the time!
What happened to me at that lecture was truly transformational. Not only was I healed of all my diseases at that event but also, more importantly, I was healed of my hardness towards the message of the Bible—telling us of God’s great love for each one of us. Christian Science explains the Bible promises so clearly. To me, the greatest of the promises is that we can all feel and live with this divine love, a heavenly love, here and now.
From that moment on I knew I had found something very special and could hardly wait to explain this experience to others—this ability to love and be loved by God.
I had gone to the lecture with no expectations but I left with no limitations.
There’s no question that I was jubilant about the way my life was being transformed. But what impressed me the most was finding out that these kinds of breakthroughs aren’t one-time, personal miracles. God’s love is available to everyone, and there’s even a textbook on Christian Science healing that explains the power of God’s love in our lives: Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.
…what I’ll share in my lecture, is that the perspective of God and reality that Christian Science opens up is one that offers freedom from whatever in our lives seems painful, debilitating, or limiting. I’ll talk about a 19th-century woman, Mary Baker Eddy, who, after a life-threatening injury, discovered this new view of God for herself and went on to explain her discovery and its Bible-based principles in her book Science and Health. And I’ll share how that discovery is still relevant to our lives today because of what it reveals about God’s great love for each of us and its powerful, life-transforming effects.”
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.
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!
Representatives from Cedars Camps and Principia School & College will be visiting Dallas this Sunday, February 10th!
Everyone is invited to view the Cedars Camps and Principia videos, sing camp songs, and enjoy snacks and games! There will also be a special gathering & celebration for Cedars alumni.
If you don’t think this show is for you, consider this…
Regardless of age, or if you are married, single, your children are grown, or you don’t have a child in your home there are activities for you! Both Cedars and Principia offer activities & opportunities for Christian Science youth as well as youthful-thinkers. Cedars offers family camp (individuals are welcome, too!) – where you can partake in activities or share your expertise, Bible workshops, and year-round B & B service. Principia holds lifelong learning opportunities through a 2-week on-campus summer session, as well as through many travel opportunities -including cruises.
Come to the “Camp Show” this Sunday at Alcuin School 6144 Churchill Way, Dallas, to learn about all that Cedars Camps and Principia have to offer! See the invitation below for a schedule and more information.
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.
Welcome to Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist, Dallas!