Category Archives: Events

Christian Science Thanksgiving Day Services in Austin

Join us on Thanksgiving morning as we give thanks and testimonials of blessings.  The downtown Austin (First Church) is holding their service at 11am.  The Lakeway church (Third church) will hold its service at 9:30am.  Each service includes reading of the 2010 Thanksgiving Day proclamation from President Obama, followed by short readings from our pastors, The Bible and also Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures; and then an invitation to the congregation to share testimonies and blessings.  See the Calendar tab for more specific information.

COME EXPRESS, EXPERIENCE, AND CREATE…CHURCH ALIVE!

COME EXPRESS, EXPERIENCE, AND CREATE…CHURCH ALIVE!
One of the ideas that came out of the Church Unconfined: Exploring Our Concept of Church meetings was holding interactive meetings to aid in spiritual awakening and growth. The Mother Church is also asking us to focus this year on the concept of Church Alive with essentially the same purpose. So let’s get going! The first meeting is open to all and will be held in our Sunday School on
Sunday, Nov 14 at 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm. One of the main focuses will be reading and discussing the previous week’s bible lesson, mixed with contemporary music, media from the “my Bible Lesson”, and other material provided by the Publishing Society and The Mother Church. Please invite young adults in Sunday School and those that may not have made the transition from Sunday School to the Church Service, friends new to Christian Science, and everyone seeking spiritual insight and inspiration through fellowship and participation. Following the meeting there will be an opportunity for feedback and to volunteer to help organize the next meeting. A restaurant will also be selected for those who would like to have dinner together.

Texas Book Festival – Science & Health Booth Oct 16 & 17 2010

Are you planning on attending the 2010 Texas Book Festival?  We’ll be there too – promoting the book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.

Since the first publication of Science and Health in 1875, its readers have testified that reading and studying this book has not only given them a spiritual sense of the Bible and a clearer recognition of their permanent relationship to God, but has resulted in physical and spiritual healing. Letters from readers that testify to healing from simply reading the book can be found in the last chapter of Science and Health. Available in multiple editions and formats, as well as in 17 languages and English Braille, the book is dedicated to thinkers and “honest seekers for Truth” (Science and Health, p. xii:23).

Mary Baker Eddy Christian Healer Biography – Panel Discussion Oct 17

WHAT: Mary Baker Eddy, Christian Healer Book Panel Discussion

The media wrote about her relentlessly; she was highly respected, yet misunderstood much of the time; and she is listed as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Religious Figures of the 20th Century on PBS’ Religion & Ethics News Weekly poll. Mary Baker Eddy was a prolific healer, author and founder of a worldwide religion. Mary Baker Eddy, Christian Healer tells the story of this remarkable woman’s life in the context of her healing work, which consisted of more than 600 documented healings from cancer to heart disease, mental illness, lameness, deafness, blindness and more.

Christian Science Austin salutes the Texas Book Festival with a panel discussion about Mary Baker Eddy, Christian Healer.

WHERE: The Doubletree Hotel, 15th & Guadalupe  |  Austin, Texas

WHEN: Sunday, October 17, 2010, 2:00  p.m.

LIVE BROADCAST: You can also listen to the live broadcast by phone or Skype. To join by telephone, dial (201) 793-9022.  The conference room number is 4258728#.  To join by Skype, dial +9900827044258728.

MISC INFO:

  • Eddy founded the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Mass., which grew into a worldwide religion.
  • Eddy penned countless thought-provoking articles for top daily newspapers before founding the Christian Science Monitor in 1908. Ninety years later, she was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame for “her indelible mark on society, religion and journalism.”
  • Eddy wrote and published Science & Health, with Key to the Scriptures, which was chosen by the Women’s National Book Association as one of “75 Books by Women Whose Words Have Changed the World.”  The book is on the current reading list of the Harvard Medical School symposium, “Spirituality and Healing in Medicine.”
  • Eddy drew admiration from such public figures as Albert Einstein, Clara Barton and Susan B. Anthony, among many others.
  • Bible Camp – Kid’s performance Friday Aug 6 @ 11:30am

    Christian Science Summer 2010 Bible Camp is proud to present “The Parables”, a play based on Jesus’ parables and preformed by the children. It is the culmination of our study for the week. Please join us at 11:30 a.m. on Friday August 6, at Third Church of Christ, Scientist at 3575 Ranch Road 620 South, Austin TX 78738 (Lakeway). There is plenty of free parking and a pizza party following the show.

    Keeping pace with today’s technology – Live Audio Chat Aug 3 at 1pm CST

    Do you have questions about technology’s impact on your life?  Technology does not have to be at odds with your spirituality. Join this live audio pod for some spiritual perspectives of technology.   Speaker Rick Dearborn is Director of Digital Media at Principia College and is in the part–time practice of Christian Science healing.  Tuesday August 3, 2010  1-2pm CT. Click here for more information or to join the live chat.  www.spirituality.com

    The Healing Power of Music – a Conductor’s Perspective

    We’re here in Austin, right? The Live music capitol of the world!  It’s not too difficult to think of music in terms of spirituality. I’m sure many of us have found comfort, inspiration and maybe even healing from a song.  When I find my thoughts spinning with worrisome noise, I love to listen to favorite hymns. Their soft and simple tunes shut out that noise and their powerful and poignet lyrics about our heavenly divine creator and her creations (us) fill my thoughts with a calm trust that Christ is at the helm and God’s care is constant and ever present for all. I’ll frequently drift to sleep while listening to these gentle prayers on my i-pod.

    Next week, Spirituality.com is hosting a live audio chat with Conductor Alistair Willis who will be sharing his thoughts on “The Healing Power of Music – a Conductor’s Perspective”.  From Spirituality.com, “A new songlist on your iPod, a favorite hymn in church, a Bach concerto…music has a way of opening all of our hearts to greater possibilities and joy.” You can log on live thru www.Spirituality.com and join their chat room during the talk – scheduled for Tuesday May 25, 1-2pm CST. Feel free to come back to this blog and share with us your thoughts on the topic and the talk.   To subscribe to this and future spirituality.com podcasts, click here http://feeds.feedburner.com/spirituality_eventpodcast

    DiscoveryBound!

    DiscoveryBound is an interactive international community for Christian Scientists and their friends where they see Christian Science in action. It’s fellowship that doesn’t replace church, but supports it, by providing an environment where everyone is free to share how they are studying and living Christian Science and develop relationships that nurture this commitment.  Get involved at www.discoverybound.org.

    For event details and a link to the online registration form, visit http://www.discoverybound.org/Page.aspx?pid=416
    Please contact Crystal Reynolds for more information, 512.680.3217 or crystalkreynolds@yahoo.com

    Summer Bible Camp for kids: Aug 2-6

    Come and have fun learning the Bible with games, crafts, skits, and other activities! Jesus’ Parables and The Lord’s Prayer will be the focus of our 2010 Summer Bible Camp – August 2-6 from 10:00-1:00 daily.  Pre-school age 4 to 5th grade.  Location: Third Church in Lakeway 3575 Ranch Road 620 South. To register or volunteer, please contact Cary Heroy at 671-8072, ckheroy@yahoo.com or Jeri Tippetts 249-8756, jtippetts@austin.rr.com.  You can also download the registration form here. 2010 Registration Form-SUMMER BIBLE CAMP