June 27th Lecture: "A New View of God and Its Effect on Well-Being"

Phillip Hockley, C.S.

Phillip Hockley, C.S.

FREE PUBLIC LECTURE

"A New View of God and Its Effect on Well-Being"

Speaker: Phillip Hockley, C.S.

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.

Location: First Church of Christ, Scientist, Norman

For more information, call (405) 321-4298

Member of The Christian Science Board of Lectureship

A new view of God and its effect on well-being

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.

Annual Meeting of The Mother Church to be broadcast live at local branch churches

The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, MA.

The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, MA.

This year’s Annual Meeting of The Mother Church and the weekend activities leading up to it (June 1 through June 3) will be streamed live over the Internet at the following branch churches:

(1) In the church auditorium at First Church of Christ, Scientist, Oklahoma City;

(2) At the Christian Science Reading Room of Sixth Church of Christ, Scientist, Tulsa; and

(3) Annual Meeting on June 3 will be broadcast in the East Wing of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Norman.

The theme of this year’s Annual Meeting is “. . . that we may be able . . .” from II Corinthians 1:3, 4.

“Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.” — II Cor. 1:3, 4

Here's the full schedule:

Saturday, June 1
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (CDT)
"An Able Ministry: When healing is too real to keep to ourselves"

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (CDT)
"Singing with Hearts United: Join together in the joy and comfort of our hymns"

Sunday, June 2
12:30 - 2:00 p.m. (CDT)
"An Able Church: When we feel the Christ-power in church, it extends to embrace the world"

Monday, June 3
12:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CDT)
Annual Meeting of The Mother Church
"... that we may be able ..." (II Corinthians 1:4)

Church members are welcome to join together to view these activities online at the above locations.

For more information about Annual Meeting, please visit The Mother Church's website.

Response to recent storms in Oklahoma

© Greg Vote/VStock/Getty Images. Models for illustrative purpose.

© Greg Vote/VStock/Getty Images. Models for illustrative purpose.

Thank you all for your prayerful support during the recent storms. While our prayers and assistance continue during this period, please be aware that The Mother Church has the following web page available for branch churches and members who might be in need of additional assistance at this time. This web page also includes resources for further study and prayer:

https://www.christianscience.com/additional-resources/humanitarian-assistance 

If you know or hear of members who might benefit from support of this nature, please let them know of this web page and/or the contents therein if they don't have access to the Internet right now.

From this week's Bible Lesson (May 20-26, 2019) in the Christian Science Quarterly: "I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved." - Psalm 16:8.

For any other questions, please be in touch with The Mother Church’s Customer Contact Center at +1 617-450-2000 or info@christianscience.com.

Thank you again for your ongoing support.