A talk on WWII by Victor Hancock

Victor Hancock,a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Richardson and WWII veteran,
will give a talk on World War II at:

The Leaves
1230 W Spring Valley Road
Richardson Tx 75080

Tuesday, June 20th 11:30-12:30

click here for more information


Writers Workshop follow up will be Sunday June 11

Barbara Vining and Kim Korinek have inspired us to write for the Christian Science periodicals.

Barbara started the meeting by going over the mission of each periodical.  Did you know that the Journal, Sentinel, and Herald each has an individual mission?

We discussed our motive for writing: letting your unique voice be heard.

Think about the audience to whom you are writing. We are not writing just for other Christian Scientists and this is not just a record of your personal experience. We are writing for the world.  We are writing for our neighbor who knows nothing about Christian Science.  We are writing to share our love for God, man and Christian Science. In writing, we are speaking heart to heart.

Kim and Barbara share many ways to get an idea started like starting with the title,  an outline, or a central idea. Find your point and stick to it, expand it,   try writing as if you are writing a letter to God, to the world, or to a loved one.  Let Spirit speak to you.

Editing!  On the face of it, no one likes to be edited.  But we all need it. Mrs Eddy edited and reedited her own work many times. In the meeting we looked into a few very funny misstatements that were not caught in editing.  Love the editing process.

We had two 15 minute writing sessions and time to ask questions.

There will be another chance to ask questions regarding your articles in hand on June 11 when we will offer some group editing in a Skype session with Barbara and Kim for more questions.

Please feel free to come and bring your rough drafts.


Fun and Fellowship for all at the Leaves

Would you like to get out and for a little fun and fellowship?

Here is a schedule of events that will be held at The Leaves.

The Leaves
1230 W spring Valley Road
Richardson, Tx 75080

All are invited to attend.

May 8, 11:30 AM (this coming Monday) Mother’s Day Talk by Rose-Mary Rumbley, Dallas’ famed story-teller.

May 19, 11:30 AM Longyear Museum Talk: Their Current Work

May 25, 11:00 AM Richardson Art Society Exhibit and Sale

June 1, 10:30 AM Presentation at Kookaburra Pet Store to learn about Parrots

June 16, 11:30 AM Father’s Day Talk by Dave Lieber, motivational speaker, author and humorist from The Dallas Morning News

All Progressive Living events are listed on The Leaves website: www.TheLeaves.org/plp

The newly formed National Fund for Christian Science Nursing is now open

The Principle Foundation is administering this new fund that would enable those who desire Christian Science nursing to have access to this resource regardless of their financial situation.  The Fund is now giving grants to Christian Science nursing patients in the United States who cannot pay the full cost of their care.

The fund, NFCSN, can help in any situation where a Christian Science nurse is needed including in home care and facilities.  The grants may not pay for all costs associated with care, they can be an invaluable aid to those individuals who are seeking and finding healing through Christian Science.

You can find more information or to donate to the fund at


The Principle foundation


Christian Science Institutional Committee members to convene during the 2017 Annual Meeting Weekend

What is the Christian Science Institutional Committee?
Volunteers who visit, write and hold services for those in prisons and other institutions who are interested in studying Christian Science.

Dear Chaplains, volunteers and committee Representatives,

This is a special invitation just for you!

Member of Christian Science Institutional Committees as well as those who are sincerely interested in learning more about this work are invited.  As space is limited, please RSVP for this event to cusacktheodulec@csps.com by Friday, May 12, 2017

Meet in the Christian Science Publishing Society
210 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA
3rd Floor Rm # P03-132

Saturday June 3, 2017
9:00-12:00 pm

Ushers will meet you in the lobby

You may also email question and topics that you would like to have discussed at the meeting to TMC Institutional Liaison, Cara Cusack-Theodule at cusacktheodulec@csps.com by Friday May 12, 2017


Are You Ready to Take the First Step?

Are You Ready to Take the First Step?

Enrique Smeke, CSB

What is that first step that will lead us to decide between two choices? How can we take that first step towards a more harmonious relationship with friends or relatives? And, what is that connection with God the Bible tells us we have, that enables us to enjoy a better, more stable health? It seems difficult to break through self-doubts and fears. Sometimes we can’t see how to advance forward; we may feel stuck in the problem.Come hear this talk by Enrique Smeke in which he will show that there is great value in taking a first step towards a solution. When we find ourselves in difficult situations, God is there to support and guide us. And as we look to Him for support, we witness how God unfolds the path to the solution.

Sunday, May 7, at 2:00 p.m.

First Church of Christ, Scientist
1321 W. Avenue F
Garland, TX 75040

Enrique was raised in Argentina and for a short period of time lived in Chile. In Argentina his studies included telecommunications, electrical engineering, and journalism. In the United States he graduated from Principia College with a degree in Business Administration. Upon graduation, Enrique moved to Boston to work for The First Church of Christ, Scientist. In 2007 Enrique entered the full-time healing practice of Christian Science, and in 2012 he became a Christian Science teacher. From 1989 through 2012 he produced and hosted the Spanish Radio Edition of The Herald of Christian Science, and in 1995 he became the managing editor of the Spanish printed edition of The Herald of Christian Science. He currently resides in Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA.

This talk is sponsored by First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Garland, TX. Here is a flyer. For more information, you may call 972-276-2617


Miembro del Cuerpo de Conferenciantes de la Ciencia Cristiana Mayo 7 @ 2pm

Miembro del Cuerpo de Conferenciantes de la Ciencia Cristiana

Enrique Smeke, CSB

Domingo, Mayo 7      

2:00 p.m.

First Church of Christ, Scientist
1321 W. Avenue F
Garland, TX 75040

Informacion: 972-276-2617

Títulos de las conferencias disponibles

¿Está listo para dar el primer paso?

¿De qué se trata esta conferencia?
¿Cuál es ese primer paso que nos llevará a decidir entre dos opciones? ¿Cómo podemos dar ese primer paso para tener una relación más armoniosa con amigos y familiares? Y cuál es esa conexión con Dios que la Biblia dice que todos tenemos, que nos permite gozar de una mejor y más estable salud? Parece que fuera difícil abrirse paso entre dudas y temores. A veces no podemos ver por dónde avanzar o puede que nos sintamos empantanados en un problema.

El propósito de esta conferencia es mostrar el gran valor que tiene dar un primer paso para encontrar soluciones. Cuando nos encontramos en situaciones difíciles, Dios está allí para respaldarnos y guiarnos. Y cuando lo buscamos para que nos ayude somos testigos de la manera en que Dios abre el camino hacia la ansiada solución.

Algunos puntos que resalta esta conferencia:
– Dios mantiene un canal abierto de comunicación con cada uno de nosotros al que todos podemos acceder para encontrar inspiración y progreso en nuestra vida.
– La oración es razonar con el corazón y dejar que Dios tenga la última palabra.
– Cada uno de nosotros hemos sido bendecidos con un único camino en la vida que Dios va abriendo a medida que avanzamos.

Enrique se crió en Argentina y vivió por un corto período de tiempo en Chile. Sus estudios en Argentina incluyen telecomunicaciones, ingeniería eléctrica y periodismo. En los Estados Unidos se graduó en Principia College con una licenciatura en Administración de Empresas. Después de graduarse Enrique se mudó a Boston para trabajar en La Primera Iglesia de Cristo, Científico. Allí trabajó desde 1983 primero en la oficina del Tesorero y luego en el Departamento Journal, Sentinel, and Herald. En 2007, Enrique entró en la práctica pública de la Ciencia Cristiana y en 2012 fue nombrado maestro de Ciencia Cristiana. Desde 1989 a 2012, fue productor y conductor de la edición radial en español de El Heraldo de la Ciencia Cristiana, y en 1995 fue nombrado redactor jefe de la edición impresa en español de El Heraldo de la Ciencia Cristiana. Sus artículos están publicados en el Christian Science Journal, el Christian Science Sentinel, y elHerald of Christian Science. En la actualidad reside en Newburyport, Massachusetts, EUA.

Welcome to our healing church!