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Moving Past Fear – to Healing
A special talk by Lisa Troseth, CSB
March 5, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
“What should I do with my life?” I often wondered during my early twenties. I wasn’t sure where I was headed, but I was praying to be of service to humanity. That’s when it occurred to me: If we’re motivated by love in whatever we’re doing, even if our efforts seem small on the surface, then we’ll be living in accord with a power that genuinely makes a difference—the power of God, which the Bible says is Love itself.
At the time, I’d begun to really open my heart to God and was learning from the study of Christian Science that the nature of our divine Creator is infinitely loving and we’re designed to express God’s love in beautiful and unique ways. It’s like each of us, including our daily endeavors, are made to be an artistic tapestry of divine Love.
This idea still inspires me each day to see and treat everyone I meet with love, to acknowledge their God-derived value, beauty, and uniqueness. Christian Science has shown me how letting a truer sense of God’s all-defining love govern how we interact and genuinely care for each other actually leads the way to useful ideas and purposeful action, and improves society as a whole. Since my twenties, I’ve seen how these views have led me, and others, in a variety of fruitful endeavors that bring genuine healing where it’s needed most.
Along the way, I’ve worked with educational non-profits, contributed to community art events, participated in interfaith programs, and served as a Christian Science nurse. I am now in the full-time healing ministry as a Christian Science practitioner and teacher.
[This talk proves that] fear can be overcome and even healed in our lives by discovering the strong connection and relationship we have to something bigger than ourselves—God. By learning to lean and rely on this greater, higher good, we can feel moved to love beyond ourselves—and this frees us from fear and so much more.”
Christmas Hymn Sing
December 11th @ 11:15 am
Listen to our Sunday School read about the birth of Jesus from the Bible, and sing joyous Christmas hymns at our annual hymn sing!
Refreshments will be provided after the sing.
If you wish to live-stream with us on Zoom, please contact the clerk ahead of time.
Thanksgiving service @ 10:00am!
Listen to readings, sing hymns, and share your gratitude for all that God gives.
Why Everyone is Needed
A special talk by James Shepherd, CS
March 26, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
“God’s love is for everyone, and a Christian Science lecture is a perfect setting to learn about God’s love and the healing that it brings.
I’ve seen the healing effects of God’s love since I was a youngster, romping through the woods around our home with my three brothers. We had our share of scrapes and bruises which were quickly healed through prayer. We didn’t get sick often, but when we did, we relied on Christian Science for quick healings.
In high school our family moved to a ranch where we had cattle, horses, sheep, pigs, chickens, and turkeys. I graduated from college with a Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, but realized that serving as a Christian Science healer was the best way I could serve others. So I left the ranch and took up the full-time work of helping others find healing through prayer. That was 30 years ago, and I still love this work as much as ever.
Over the years, I’ve enjoyed being active in many offices in my local Church of Christ, Scientist, and have worked at summer camps for Christian Scientists and their friends. I’ve also shared the message of Love’s transforming power in prison settings and youth detention centers. When my four children were little, I coached or participated in their sports programs. I’ve also found other ways to help in my community, such as by volunteering at a neighborhood church to help cook a free breakfast for those in need.
I love spending time with my family and I enjoy doing almost anything outdoors, from backpacking to doing a little work on the family ranch. But my greatest joy will always be to find, and to help others find, a more tangible sense of God’s love for everyone and how that improves every aspect of our lives.”
Topic: Never Alone: How Spiritual Ideas Work in Us
Given by Melanie Wahlberg, CS, on May 15, 2021
As the world situation, including the pandemic, social unrest, economic downturn and intense political debate, evolves, Christian Science continues to be a reliable way to help people make sense of things. It places all our situations in their higher context, bringing inspiration and practical answers. However, the core metaphysical idea of this lecture is that we’re never alone because ideas from God companion us and even work on our behalf — and continue to respond to humanity’s deep desire to be part of the solution.
As a math professor, Melanie Wahlberg found that when students would come to her office for help with calculus, conversation frequently turned to spirituality – after solving the math problems! Eventually, she shifted her career from college professor to Christian Science practitioner.