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UPCOMING Lecture:

 

“A NEW VIEW OF GOD AND ITS EFFECT ON WELL-BEING’

BY PHILLIP HOCKLEY, CS

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2019 at 1:00PM at 

THE NEWBURYPORT COMMUNITY CENTER

When most people think about life-changing moments, they may not think of a lecture on Christian Science. That wasn’t why I attended a lecture for the first time; I didn’t expect to walk out a new person. But I found something in that lecture that was indeed life-transforming. Christian Science gave me a new view of God that I’d not had before: a view of God as Love itself, divine Love that loved me fully. I also discovered that this loving God was not the source of my troubles (which were many) but the solution to them. My life began to improve quickly after that and I became a healthy man after many years of suffering.

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’ve gone on to learn, and 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.

Phillip is a Christian Science practitioner and a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. 

Previous Lecture:

“NEVER ALONE: HOW SPIRITUAL IDEAS WORK IN US”

BY MELANIE WAHLBERG, CS

Monday, November 12, 2018 at 7:30 at 

THE NEWBURYPORT COMMUNITY CENTER

331 HIGH ST.

 

In the middle of difficult circumstances, it would be so reassuring to feel supported in our efforts for progress, instead of feeling alone. In this talk, I discuss what I’ve found helpful in my practice of Christian Science healing: that God loves us deeply, is an active presence of good in our lives, and provides fresh ideas about our spiritual nature that wipe away fear and reveal inspired solutions.

By turning to God for help, we open up to divine ideas and feel the presence of God in tangible ways, ways that change our lives and our health for the better. I call this healing.

During the lecture, I explore God as Spirit, Love, and Mind, rather than as a man-like figure making arbitrary decisions about our lives. This divine Mind is the one source of all good and true ideas. So God’s thoughts remind us of our spiritual identity, guide us to express more love, and show us our divine intelligence.

I talk about Christ Jesus’ teachings in the Bible as being the best example of how to heal by listening to these ideas. And I delve into Mary Baker Eddy’s book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, as the explanation of Christian Science healing based on Christ Jesus’ life. I give examples of how this healing approach has transformed lives, including a mother and her infant daughter who experienced physical healing. The mother said, “It felt like the ideas themselves did the work.”

Previous Lecture:

Every year our branch church invites members of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship to give talks on healing for the community.

Prior web event was held:
FEBRUARY 27, 2018
THE HEALING POWER OF STILLNESS
with Lari Snorek-Yates, CS

Click here To view the video recording of the web event

Lari is a full-time Christian Science Practitioner and a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship.

Weekly Testimony Meetings:

Every Wednesday evening from 7:30-8:30pm church and community members gather to pray and share testimonies of healing based on the study and practice of Christian Science. All are welcome to attend!

Christian Science Practitioners & Chaplains:

The Christian Science Journal provides an online directory of individuals who are in the full-time practice of Christian Science healing. The directory includes Christian Science practitioners, teachers, and nurses.

To access the online directory and find out more about practitioners, teachers, and nurses click here.

Christian Science military chaplains serve in our armed forces and complete the Military Chaplain Training program through the Mother Church, the First Church of Christ Scientist in Boston, MA.

To find out more about chaplains, click here.