Activities & Events Calendar
~~~ All are invited to a lecture ~~~
by James Shepard, C.S.
A member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship
Click HERE to listen to a short introduction of himself
Saturday, November 19, 2022
United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Dr
Houston, TX 77007
God’s love is for everyone, and a Christian Science lecture is a perfect setting to learn about God’s love and the healing that it brings.
I’ve seen the healing effects of God’s love since I was a youngster, romping through the woods around our home with my three brothers. We had our share of scrapes and bruises which were quickly healed through prayer. We didn’t get sick often, but when we did, we relied on Christian Science for quick healings.
In high school our family moved to a ranch where we had cattle, horses, sheep, pigs, chickens, and turkeys. I graduated from college with a Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, but realized that serving as a Christian Science healer was the best way I could serve others. So I left the ranch and took up the full-time work of helping others find healing through prayer. That was 30 years ago, and I still love this work as much as ever.
EXPLORE A SPIRITUAL APPROACH TO OVERCOMING LIMITATIONS OF EVERY KIND: HEALTH, FINANCES, RELATIONSHIPS, CAREERS.
A Christian Science Lecture given by Nicole Virgil, C.S., Christian Science Practitioner and Member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship.
When: Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Bellaire Civic Center, 7008 S Rice Ave. Parking adjacent to building.
Childcare will be provided.
*NOTE* – This is a live, in-person lecture and will not be recorded or broadcast over Zoom. You are warmly welcomed to join us at the Bellaire Civic Center!
Circumstances often present what appear to be significant obstacles to living freely, something that everyone wants to do. Whatever it is that seems to stand between us and the full range of motion that we would like to have in our lives – it’s not so much the presenting impediment that is the problem – it’s not knowing how or where to access our God-given liberty.
To live a life of liberty, we have to find the nature and substance of liberty, which is spiritual, purposeful, unburdened, and given to all. To do that you have to know where to look, to the source of liberty – God, good itself, all-inclusive.
In this talk, we will examine liberty from a Biblical perspective; and see how real people today find their freedom from all kinds of physical, emotional and circumstantial restrictions that are clearly beyond their control so that they may Be Set Free.
— Giving Freely of Ourselves —
And What We All Gain
Melanie Wahlberg, CS
When we feel overwhelmed by life’s problems, we may want to try to get more from the world. But when we do the opposite–give more of ourselves or focus on the God-given qualities we already have to express or contribute, we find that we end up not lacking anything. Really, we gain the unexpected good of joy, health, and strength that move our lives and the world forward.
WHERE: Eighth Church of Christ, Scientist
11976 Memorial Drive, 77024
—Dar libremente de nosotros mismos—
Y lo que todos ganamos
Melanie Wahlberg, CS
Cuando nos sentimos abrumados por los problemas de la vida, es posible que deseemos tratar de obtener más del mundo. Pero cuando hacemos lo contrario, damos más de nosotros mismos o nos enfocamos en las cualidades dadas por Dios que ya tenemos para expresar o contribuir, descubrimos que no nos falta nada. Realmente, obtenemos el bien inesperado de la alegría, la salud y la fuerza que hacen avanzar nuestras vidas y el mundo.
DÓNDE: Octava Iglesia de Cristo, Científico
11976 Memorial Drive, 77024
“Finding trust in a changing world,” a talk by practitioner of Christian Science healing and international speaker, Lesley Pitts. The talk will focus on universal healing precepts found in the Holy Bible, especially in Christ Jesus’ life and teachings, showing how they are available for anyone to understand and experience through the lens of Christian Science. The talk is free, open to the community, and sponsored by First Church Christ, Scientist, Friendswood.
When: June 3, 2023 at 11:00 am
Location for this talk:
1700 Winding Way Road
Friendswood, Texas 77546
“God’s love, goodness, and intelligence never change and are always available,” says Pitts. “When we discover God’s love and care for us, we can confidently turn to this divine presence and find our lives transformed and healed–and our families, communities, and the whole world benefit, too.”
Sharing examples of healing from her own life and professional practice of Christian Science, Pitts will explain why Christian Science is both Christian and scientific, meaning that people can prove its effectiveness for themselves, as fully described in the book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, written by the founder of the Christian Science movement, Mary Baker Eddy.
Pitts will also touch on the life of Mary Baker Eddy, and how she came to understand, confirm, and teach what she felt was original Christian healing. Eddy herself said she was especially inspired by Jesus’ demand, “He that believes on me, the works that I do will he do also; and greater works than these will he do, because I go unto my Father” (found in the Gospel of John 14:12 in the Bible).
For over 150 years, people around the world have worked to follow Christ Jesus in this practice of Christianity and continue to do so today, with healings of physical ills and personal difficulties.
Watch the livestream of this talk on June 17:
To listen by phone:
1. Dial: 346-248-7799
2. Meeting ID, dial: 892 0245 6412#
3. Participant ID: Press #
About this talk
Lisa Troseth, practitioner of Christian Science healing and international speaker, will present her talk, “Moving past fear – to healing,” on Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 10:00 AM at the South County Community Center, 2235 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, TX.
The talk will focus on universal healing precepts found in the Holy Bible, especially in Christ Jesus’ life and teachings, showing how they are available for anyone to understand and experience through the lens of Christian Science. The talk is free, open to the community, and sponsored by First Church of Christ, Scientist, The Woodlands, TX.
“Fear can be overcome and even healed in our lives by discovering the strong connection and relationship we have to something bigger than ourselves—God,” says Troseth. “By learning to lean and rely on this greater, higher good, we can feel moved to love beyond ourselves—and this frees us from fear and so much more.”
Sharing examples of healing from her own life and professional practice of Christian Science, Troseth will explain why Christian Science is both Christian and scientific, meaning that people can prove its effectiveness for themselves, as fully described in the book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, written by the founder of the Christian Science movement, Mary Baker Eddy.
Troseth will also touch on the life of Mary Baker Eddy, who came to understand, confirm, and teach what she felt was original Christian healing. Eddy herself said she was especially inspired by Jesus’ demand, “He that believes on me, the works that I do will he do also; and greater works than these will he do, because I go unto my Father” (found in the Gospel of John 14:12 in the Bible).
For over 150 years, people around the world have worked to follow Christ Jesus in this practice of Christianity and continue to do so today, experiencing healings of physical ills and personal difficulties.
Lisa Troseth has been a Christian Science practitioner for many years, helping people on a daily basis through this scientific approach to prayer. She travels from her home base in Rogers, Arkansas, to speak to audiences around the world as a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship.
Save the date! You won’t want to miss this in-person lecture by noted international speaker Nate Frederick, CS, a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship.
When: Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Bellaire Civic Center, 7008 S Rice Ave, Bellaire, TX 77401 Free Parking adjacent and across the street.
About this talk:
Are prayer and healing for you? I mean, if you have no experience with spirituality or religion, or you’re not even sure what you think about God, can you still pray and be healed?
Yes. Because prayer and healing are natural to us, and I say this as one who didn’t even grow up in a religious household. But what I’ve discovered as I’ve studied Christian Science is that a willingness to shift perspectives, to see things in a new, more spiritual way, has an effect–for anyone.
Like in the case of an inmate I worked with. As I shared the basics of Christian Science with him he said it all sounded great but he was just a bad person. He seemed pretty convinced that healing wasn’t for him. But as we talked about the fact that he wasn’t defined by his past, but by God, his source, who is completely good, I could tell his thought about himself was changing.
And then he wanted more. So he took a copy of the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy’s book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, back to his cell and started to dive into these books. Six or seven weeks later, I ran into him again and he told me that he’d been healed of a serious illness–just from studying the Bible and Science and Health. His study helped him grasp God and his life in a new way and his disease was cured.
In my lecture, I’ll share more about the fundamentals of effective prayer, as I’ve learned from studying Christian Science, as well as how healing is truly possible for everyone.
You’re invited to join us for a free talk on Christian Science titled “Be Set Free” given by Nicole Virgil, CS. This talk is sponsored by Seventh Church of Christ, Scientist, Houston, TX.
Free talk by Mark McCurties, CS entitled “Meaningful Change for Ourselves and the World”.
To listen remotely to the lecture by phone, dial 978-990-5000, access code 431779#
To listen using the Free Conference Call app, launch the app on your PC, tablet, or smartphone, then press the “+New” button. In the “Meeting ID” field, enter “cs8houston”, and then click the “Join” button.
Talk sponsored by Eighth Church of Christ, Scientist, Houston.