Read the December 2010 Newsletter from the downtown Austin church (First Church) here. December-2010-Newsletter
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.
The 10/27/2010 News 8 Austin headline news included a segment about institutionalized children in the Texas foster care system and how “one in five children in foster care in Texas is on psychotropic medicines for an extended time.” It’s a sobering statistic. http://www.news8austin.com/content/top_stories/274885/tots-to-teens-medicated-under-state-foster-care-system
In an article excerpted from www.Spirituality.com, Linda Bargmann writes about being a new foster mom and caring for a baby boy who was classified at birth with positive toxicology and had a long list of diagnosed and anticipated problems. She shares how she and her husband turned to God for guidance and healing. “Every morning and evening as I held Eddie and rocked him, I would sing hymns to him from the Christian Science Hymnal. I felt such peace and inspiration from those times, and it helped me see past some of the seemingly unsolvable diagnoses we were continually facing.” Linda goes on to state that “within three years, the diagnosed and anticipated conditions we’d been given were healed. The visiting nurse came only a couple of times, and then decided she was no longer needed. The symptoms of drug withdrawal Eddie experienced were quickly gone. He went from being stiff as a board to being cuddly and affectionate.” Read the entire article here: http://www.spirituality.com/article.jhtml?ElementId=/repositories/shcomarticle/Aug2010/1281989286.xml&ElementName=A%20young%20life%20restored
The downtown Austin church’s monthly November 2010 newsletter is now available. November-2010-Newsletter
Peace and healing in the aftermath of the Fort Hood tragedy
The November 5th shootings at Fort Hood in Texas, the worst military on military attack on American soil, have stirred a number of reactions and emotions around the world. Grief for the 13 lives lost and the 42 wounded, anger, and speculation about the alleged gunman’s motivation have left people searching for answers. For ideas about how to pray, listen as Sentinel managing editor Ingrid Peschke speaks with Ginny Luedeman, a Christian Science practitioner and lecturer, who once lived on the Fort Hood base with her husband, a retired military chaplain. Click on the photo to go to the audio discussion.
Then join us in our salute to the Texas Book Festival, as we host a panel discussion of the biography on Sunday October 17th at 2pm (DoubleTree Hotel 15th & Guadalupe). Copies of the book will be available to purchase at the event.
We also have a booth at the Texas Book Festival – #218 where we are promoting the book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy’s primary literary work. Stop by and say “Hi”.