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Aug
20
Tue
A SPIRITUAL REVOLUTION: THE QUEST TO EXPERIENCE GOD @ Glen Arbor Town Hall
Aug 20 @ 7:30 pm

Giulia Tetreau, CSB

Speaker: Giulia Nesi Tetreau, CSB — I’ve always loved people—their life stories, their struggles, their successes.  I regularly meet individuals actively cultivating their spiritual life…I see much of my own journey in these seekers.

A few years into my career in the mental health field, despite having achieved professional success, I felt empty inside.  I had everything I’d been taught would make me happy but instead was dissatisfied and restless, yearning for something deeper. That’s when I was introduced to Christian Science through Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by religious reformer, Mary Baker Eddy.  In it, I found a shared sacred space with the author and experienced a profound sense of coming home.

Some years later, I was compelled to leave my psychotherapy practice to focus completely on my Christian Science healing practice.  It was an imperative demand from within me—I had to be true to myself. “His word is in my heart like a fire…I am weary of holding it in” (Jer 20:9 NIV). I needed to practice in the way I understood would be most helpful. Since then, sharing the revolutionary message contained in the pages of Science and Health has been the cornerstone of my life.

Sep
29
Sun
NEVER ALONE: HOW SPIRITUAL IDEAS WORK IN US @ Midland Center for the Arts
Sep 29 @ 3:00 pm

Melanie Wahlberg

Speaker: Melanie Wahlberg, CS  – It’s easy to feel alone or unsupported in our efforts to overcome difficult circumstances.  It would be so reassuring to know how to get through it all!  In this talk, I discuss what I’ve found helpful in my practice of Christian Science healing: that God loves us deeply, providing 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.”

Oct
17
Thu
HUMILITY THAT “OVERCOMES THE WORLD” @ Ann Arbor location to be announced
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm

Mark McCurties

Speaker: Mark McCurties, CS — One of the central themes of Christ Jesus’ ministry was to teach and show that the power of God’s love can help us to overcome the various injustices that we face in the world. In fact, Jesus fully proved the power of God’s might. He healed all kinds of disease, transformed the worst types of behavior, he stopped violent acts from occurring, and he forgave his enemies in order to save them, proving hatred to be powerless in the face of divine Love. Ultimately, Jesus showed that the power of God’s love doesn’t just help us to cope with the ills of the world; it helps us to conquer them.

Yet, for all the remarkable healing work that Jesus did, he never once took the credit. Instead he always gave the glory and honor to God, our Father in heaven. So sincere was Jesus in his expression of humility that he even said, “I can of my own self do nothing” (John 5:30). In other words, Christ Jesus, the Son of God, who overcame all the ugliness that the world could throw at him, said (in essence), the good that I do isn’t personal to me; it’s the Father working through me.

Mary Baker Eddy, the woman who founded the Christian Science church, perceived the powerful impact that Jesus’ humility had on his healing and saving mission. She wrote, “Great charity and humility is necessary in this work of healing. The loving patience of Jesus, we must strive to emulate.” (Miscellaneous Writings 7:7-9)

In this lecture, we will discuss how learning to follow the example of Christ Jesus, particularly his profound display of humility, can empower each one of us to heal and to overcome the hard problems that we face. We will discuss what true humility is, how it links us to God, and by extension, how it connects us with God’s healing and saving laws. There is great need for healing in the world today, and Christ-like humility can help us to meet that demand.