Discovery is what has progressed humanity throughout history, be it through new inventions or new views of fundamental human rights. Spiritual discovery is about stripping away surface-level appearances in order to see our lives and the world through the nature of an all-good God that is Life and Love itself. This lecture is about how we find real change and healing through new views of people, power, and prayer.
A live feed of the talk will be available on the screen below
Tom McElroy, CSB
After college, Tom worked in finance, and volunteered as a prison Chaplain in men’s, women’s, and youth correctional facilities. Now, as a Christian Science practitioner, he prays with people from many different walks of life in order to help them find spiritually-based solutions to issues ranging from health problems to financial and relationship difficulties.
Tom has spoken about the practice of Christian Science for general audiences, and groups in universities, churches, and prisons, throughout North America, Europe, Africa and Australasia.
In person at Second Church of Christ Scientist, Vancouver
1900 W 12th Ave
Vancouver BC V6J 2E9
For info call – 604-733-4310. Please leave a message
On street parking is available
The lecture will also be available by Zoom
Phone number for ZOOM: 778-907-2071
Code: 834 6023 1445 – press # at the prompt Click here to join
James Shepherd, CS
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.
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.
A new view of God and its effect on well-being — a free one hour online talk
Things can seem bleak when we see all the kinds of suffering going on in humanity, perhaps even among our own family members or neighbours. But sometimes these very circumstances spur individuals to find new ways to help and heal. Divine Love erases suffering from our lives as naturally as sunrise banishes night.
Phillip Hockley, CS
After sustaining a debilitating injury which rendered him permanently disabled, Phillip Hockley began investigating ways to improve his situation. Along the course of his search, he attended a lecture on Christian Science. ‘During that lecture,’ he says, ‘I found something that was indeed life-transforming. Christian Science gave me a new view of God that I’d not had before: a view of God as Love itself, divine Love that loved me fully. I also discovered that this loving God was not the source of my troubles (which were many) but the solution to them. My life began to improve quickly and I became a healthy man.’
Phillip is a Christian Science practitioner and member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship.
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