Calendar

Sep
25
Mon
A SPIRITUAL REVOLUTION: THE QUEST TO EXPERIENCE GOD @ Fenton Community Center
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm

Giulia Nesi, 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.

Oct
10
Tue
CONFLICT RESOLUTION: A SPIRITUAL APPROACH @ Traverse City Opera House
Oct 10 @ 7:30 pm

John Tyler, CSB – This lecture examines several specific conflicts from marital to nation-building.  It identifies some practical ways of resolving them.  It explores two of these — forgiveness and learning to love — and shows how they lead to healing national conflicts and even physical bodies.

Oct
15
Sun
LEARN TO PRAY AND HEAL (A SPIRITUAL ADVENTURE) @ Trenton CS Church
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm

Nate Frederick

Nate Frederick, CS — 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.

Oct
22
Sun
DIVINE LOVE: THE ANSWER TO UNIVERSAL HEALTH @ Rochester, MI - Venue TBD
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm

José de Dios Mata, CSB — This lecture is about the power of God as divine Love and the direct influence for good it can have on lives individually and collectively when spiritually understood. It explores the Biblical basis of God as divine Love whose law Christ Jesus taught and practiced in his healing and teaching ministry. It brings out the relevance of his command “to love your neighbor as yourself” and the worldwide healing impact this can have.

The ideas in this lecture make clear the importance of loving from the standpoint of God, Love, as our source and each of us as God’s tenderly cared for children. Praying from this standpoint heals disease, saves us from wrong thinking and acting, and awakens us to the reality that our lives are safe in the law of Love. How powerful divine Love is to answer every problem we might be facing. This lecture includes experiences of healing that resulted from prayer and a deeper understanding of God as divine Love based on the teachings of Christian Science.

Oct
29
Sun
EXPERIENCING HEAVEN NOW @ Flint CS Church
Oct 29 @ 2:30 pm

Mary Bothwell, CSB — In college, I was suddenly hit with a feeling of being disconnected and alone. Maybe it was because I was the only female physics major. Maybe it was because my work schedule meant I was seeing less of my friends. Whatever the reason, I knew that a change in circumstances wouldn’t solve anything. It was at that point that spirituality became of primary importance in helping me find a lasting solution.

For me, spirituality means our connectedness to God and whatever practice we have that helps us recognize that. So perhaps it’s not surprising that one day, after an insight about God and the ever-presence of God’s love dawned on me, the disconnect vanished. Since then, I’ve felt a conviction that divine Love is here for me, and for everyone.

In spite of the hyper-connectedness of social media and technology, we live in an era in which many are feeling this same disconnect. We all yearn to find meaningful relationships, or a more lasting connection with peace, contentment, even health. In my lecture, I’ll discuss how anyone can become genuinely aware of God’s presence and experience heaven–harmony, health, and happiness–here and now.

I’ll also share how the study of the Bible, and a book that explains the healing relevance of the Bible, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, can open up a new meaning of heaven to each of us. This heaven isn’t a place, but a tangible feeling of being enveloped in love and spirituality that comes from understanding more about God. We’ll explore the new perspectives that come from this understanding of God–healing perspectives that can resolve all kinds of difficulties, and transform our lives for good.