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Apr
5
Fri
SPIRITUAL DISCOVERY: HOW YOU CAN BETTER THE WORLD @ Downtown Detroit CS Reading Room (JMRR)
Apr 5 @ 1:00 pm

Tom McElroy, CSB

Speaker: Tom McElroy, CSB

I’ve always loved meeting new people and learning fresh and inspiring ideas. Through my study of Christian Science, I’ve found that a better understanding of God helps me connect with all kinds of people and to appreciate and enjoy the many diverse expressions of divine Life and Love which fill the globe.

It was my interest in different cultures, people, and ideas that led me to study philosophy at university. During my university years, I was also able to participate in a few study-abroad programs which took me to France, Belize, Vietnam, China, and Tibet. I’ve now been to every continent but Antarctica. During these travels I experienced many proofs of God’s ever-present care for His global family.

After graduating from university, I obtained a position as the senior loan officer in charge of a mortgage company’s most active branch. At the same time, I also worked with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department as a volunteer chaplain in men’s, women’s, and youth correctional facilities, giving Christian Science services and one-on-one interviews. These experiences gave me many opportunities to rely on and prove the power of God’s laws of goodness and harmony, which govern all of creation and bring immeasurable benefits to all mankind, even in the most adverse situations.

I now devote myself to the full-time public healing ministry of Christian Science. While serving on the Board of Lectureship, I’ve spoken at probation facilities, universities, public schools, churches, and for public service groups — like those serving homeless and at risk youth — as well as in other general public venues.

Apr
6
Sat
SPIRITUAL DISCOVERY: HOW YOU CAN BETTER THE WORLD @ Birmingham CS Reading Room
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm

Tom McElroy, CSB

Speaker: Tom McElroy, CSB

I’ve always loved meeting new people and learning fresh and inspiring ideas. Through my study of Christian Science, I’ve found that a better understanding of God helps me connect with all kinds of people and to appreciate and enjoy the many diverse expressions of divine Life and Love which fill the globe.

It was my interest in different cultures, people, and ideas that led me to study philosophy at university. During my university years, I was also able to participate in a few study-abroad programs which took me to France, Belize, Vietnam, China, and Tibet. I’ve now been to every continent but Antarctica. During these travels I experienced many proofs of God’s ever-present care for His global family.

After graduating from university, I obtained a position as the senior loan officer in charge of a mortgage company’s most active branch. At the same time, I also worked with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department as a volunteer chaplain in men’s, women’s, and youth correctional facilities, giving Christian Science services and one-on-one interviews. These experiences gave me many opportunities to rely on and prove the power of God’s laws of goodness and harmony, which govern all of creation and bring immeasurable benefits to all mankind, even in the most adverse situations.

I now devote myself to the full-time public healing ministry of Christian Science. While serving on the Board of Lectureship, I’ve spoken at probation facilities, universities, public schools, churches, and for public service groups — like those serving homeless and at risk youth — as well as in other general public venues.

Apr
14
Sun
LOVE WITHOUT LIMIT, LIFE WITHOUT FEAR @ Rochester Christian Science Church
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm

Speaker: Fujiko Signs, CSB 

— Around the world people are looking for prayer that brings healing and peace to their lives.  International speaker, Fujiko Signs says, “In my own experience an understanding of God brings healing and goodness into my life.

“During this lecture we will explore the relationship between prayer and healing and the universal truth that unifies,” says Signs.  “We will talk about how to understand God and how spirituality and child-likeness relate.”

The ideas shared in Signs’ lecture are based on the teachings of Jesus as recorded in the Bible, and as explained in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, including the spiritual sense of the Lord’s Prayer.

Fujiko Signs worked as a market research consultant for computer manufacturing companies and taught Japanese language and literature at community colleges and universities across the United States.  In her mid-thirties, Fujiko fell ill and sought healing through different treatments, but none of them gave her a lasting cure.  As soon as she started reading about Christian Science, a prayer-based system of healing, she was relieved from various stress and limitations and realized that she no longer suffered from the symptoms that had limited her before.  Now a full-time practitioner and teacher of Christian Science healing, Signs speaks internationally as a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. She splits her time between the United States and Japan. 

MAKING MEANINGFUL CHANGE: HOW GOD’S LOVE CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE AND THE WORLD @ Kalamazoo location to be announced
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm

Mark McCurties

Mark McCurties, CS — “The desire to change ourselves, to improve our character, our relationships, our life prospects can also go beyond just the boundary of our own lives and the four walls of our home. Many men and women around the world have a sincere yearning to improve the collective experience of mankind,” says Speaker Mark McCurties.

“In this lecture, I will explain how God’s loving and saving power is the greatest agent for change, and that through a right understanding of God, His power can be seen and felt right here and now, bringing health and peace to the world.”

The ideas in this lecture are based on the teachings of Jesus as recorded in the Bible, and as discussed in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy.

McCurties has had a life-long love of the Bible and its inspiring message of individual triumph over adversity. After graduating from college he spent a number of years in the field of education where he worked as a camp director, experiential educator, resident counselor, and athletics coach. While working with young people, he had many opportunities to witness the healing power of God, and these inspiring experiences eventually led him into the full-time public practice of Christian Science.

Mark McCurties is a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. He travels from his home in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Apr
27
Sat
TIME IS NOT A FACTOR IN YOUR LIFE @ East Lansing Hannah Community Center
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm

Dave Hohle

Speaker: Dave Hohle, CSB

— This talk by Dave Hohle explores how we can begin to gain spiritual freedom from limitation associated with time and age.  Time is a constant in physics, but totally disappears in metaphysics.  Time measures matter, but divine Mind or spiritual consciousness is immeasurable and infinite.

This talk distinguishes between time and timelessness, age and agelessness, and encourages freedom from mortal limitations associated with time by understanding more about the spiritual nature of life. This understanding leads to more freedom, more productivity, and more harmony.

Time is not a factor in your life is not about how to get the most out of a 24-hour day, but how to gain dominion by living in the timeless, stressless spiritual now.  We’ll look at what we mean by eternity.  Is it a never-ending series of nows?  What is immediacy?  The Bible says, “now is the accepted time; now is the day of salvation.”  Could salvation mean, in part, freedom from the mortal tyranny of time?

The talk points out the advantages of identifying ourselves truly as God’s spiritual idea right now – continuous, ageless, useful, and as indestructible as He is – rather than as limited, aging mortals.

Finally, the listener is encouraged to allow his or her thoughts or moments to be God-moments – God-inspired and God-motivated.  In this way the listener will be able to begin demonstrating that truly, time is not a factor.

May
2
Thu
MAKING MEANINGFUL CHANGE: HOW GOD’S LOVE CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE AND THE WORLD @ Midland Center for the Arts
May 2 @ 7:30 pm

Mark McCurties

Speaker: Mark McCurties, CS — “The desire to change ourselves, to improve our character, our relationships, our life prospects can also go beyond just the boundary of our own lives and the four walls of our home. Many men and women around the world have a sincere yearning to improve the collective experience of mankind,” says Speaker Mark McCurties.

“In this lecture, I will explain how God’s loving and saving power is the greatest agent for change, and that through a right understanding of God, His power can be seen and felt right here and now, bringing health and peace to the world.”

The ideas in this lecture are based on the teachings of Jesus as recorded in the Bible, and as discussed in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy.

McCurties has had a life-long love of the Bible and its inspiring message of individual triumph over adversity. After graduating from college he spent a number of years in the field of education where he worked as a camp director, experiential educator, resident counselor, and athletics coach. While working with young people, he had many opportunities to witness the healing power of God, and these inspiring experiences eventually led him into the full-time public practice of Christian Science.

Mark McCurties is a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. He travels from his home in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

May
5
Sun
ARE YOU READY TO TAKE THE FIRST STEP? @ Jackson location to be announced
May 5 @ 2:00 pm

Speaker: Enrique Smeke, CSB

— What is that first step that will lead us to decide between two choices? How can we take that first step towards a more harmonious relationship with friends or relatives? And, what is that connection with God the Bible tells us we have, that enables us to enjoy a better, more stable health? It seems difficult to break through self-doubts and fears. Sometimes we can’t see how to advance forward; we may feel stuck in the problem.
The purpose of this lecture is to show that there is great value in taking a first step towards a solution. When we find ourselves in difficult situations, God is there to support and guide us. And as we look to Him for support we witness how God unfolds the path to the awaited solution.

Some points this lecture brings out:
– God keeps an open channel of communication with each of us that we all can access to find inspiration, healing, and progress in our lives.
– Prayer is reasoning with the heart and letting God have the last word.
– Each one of us has been graced with a unique path in life which God unfolds as we advance forward.

May
19
Sun
LEARN TO PRAY AND HEAL (A SPIRITUAL ADVENTURE) @ Flint Christian Science Church
May 19 @ 2:30 pm
Nate Frederick

Nate Frederick

Speaker: 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.