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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

 

 

 

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 dbtx-2017.eventbrite.com 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 dbaustintx1@gmail.com.

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:
http://christianscience.com

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

http://info@christianscience.com.

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:

http://principlefoundation.ore/disaster/index.html

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 (adriane.fredrikson@principia.edu) 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 tami.gavaletz@principia.edu 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.
Love,
Sally Palmer

Hymn Sing from the New Hymnal

The Music Committee at Fifth Church of Christ,
Scientist, Dallas, is planning a series of programs
based on the new Christian Science Hymnal –
Hymns 430-603.

The first program is scheduled for Sunday,
September 24th, after the conclusion of the Sunday
service.

An explanation of the new hymnal will be presented.
Then, the congregation will sing several of the
hymns from the new Hymnal.

You are lovingly invited to attend and participate!

Sunday declared National Day of Prayer

President Trump and Texas Governor Abbott Have proclaimed Sunday as a National Day of Prayer See their statements below:

From President Trump:

President Trump has declared Sunday a “National Day of Prayer” in honor of Texans and others affected by Hurricane Harvey

Surrounded by leaders from the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, Trump signed a proclamation from the Oval Office on Friday inviting “all Americans to join us as we continue to pray for those who have lost family members or friends, and for those who are suffering in this time of crisis.”

 

From Governor Abbott

James A,

Throughout our history, Texans have been strengthened and lifted through prayer, and it is fitting that Texans join together in this time of crisis.

I proclaimed this Sunday, September 3rd a Day of Prayer in Texas to provide an opportunity for Texans of all faiths and religious backgrounds to come together and offer prayers for the safety of first responders, public safety officers, and military personnel, and for the healing of individuals, rebuilding of communities, and the restoration of the entire region struck by this disaster.

Throughout this disaster, we have seen the power of Texans helping Texans. We have remained strong throughout this ordeal, and this Day of Prayer will make us even stronger.

Prayer is a source of strength and guidance for many Texans of faith. In times like these we learn that our lives are not determined by the ways we’re challenged when tragedies occur, but by how we respond those challenges.

I’m proud to see how Texans have responded to this challenge—with neighbor helping neighbor by wading into flood waters or sorting through damage to help fellow Texans. As we begin this process of healing and rebuilding, I know this support will continue.

I would encourage you to let your faith community know about the proclamation. The First Lady and I invite you to join us this Sunday, along with your fellow Texans and those across this country and around the world, to seek God’s wisdom for ourselves and our leaders and ask for His merciful intervention and healing in this time of crisis.

May God keep you safe.

Sincerely,

Greg Abbott

Totality Awesome Eclipse Viewing at Principia

Principia perfectly planned the eclipse watching  Party

Suns and planets teach grand lessons –  Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy

Here are some highlights ………

Professor and SETI Scientist, Laurence Doyle, leads the day for over 2,500 viewers.  Thank You!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There was totality picnics …..

family picnic

 

Totality fun Games to play ….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Totality Educational Exhibits by Principia Students….

Principia student run booth
Prin student run exhibits – robotics
Prin student run exhibits – Science
Student run Exhibits – Robotics
Award winning Principia Solar car program
Award winning Principia Solar car program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photographers capture the totality moment……

Just totality Fun……

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Totality Wow!….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

stars came out

 

 

 

 

 

Totality…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to the totality awesome staff and the wonderful work Principia did in organizing this grand event!

Principia Eclipse Event

 

 

 

 

 

Learn about God, Good. Come to Sunday School!

Everyone preschool to 20 years old is welcome in the Christian Science Sunday School.

Classes are free and held every Sunday from 10:30-11:30 AM

Come to learn how much God loves you. You are his image and likeness, His loved creation.  Learn how Knowing God and your relationship to him can help and heal  you every day  in every way.

At Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist
5655 W Northwest Highway
Dallas Tx  75220

Parents can attend our uplifting Church services at the same time.

Visit the Mary Baker Eddy Library from anywhere

Mary Baker Eddy:  The woman who never gave up!

Did you know that you can visit the Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity on line and learn about her incredible life?

The Library offers a view into her life, ideas, and accomplishments through exhibits, documents, letters, photographs and objects.

You can submit questions to “Ask a researcher”

You can  Listen to a podcast, follow blogs, or receive a monthly newsletter.

Take a virtual visit and find all this at  http://mbelibrary.org

Your input is welcome

We have a great opportunity to reinvent our reading room.  A new Central Market will be taking over our old space.  Our new location will be around the corner in the space that was previously Subway. The goal is to be into the new space by Oct 15th – Oct 30th!

Would you like to share your ideas for this new space?  You are invited to attend a meeting Monday, July 10th at 7 PM in the current reading room location to share your ideas.

Check this website for updates as the project makes progress.