Today’s solo at our 4:00 church service 3/18/2017

March 20th, 2017

If you were not there in person, here is your chance to hear Jen Hajj’s great solo at this afternoon’s Sunday service at our Encinitas Society Church service in the Reading Room.

Matt 14: 22-32
And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.  And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.  But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.  And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.  And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.  But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.  And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.  And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.  But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.  And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?  And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.

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Spring Music Festival at Carlsbad-Vista Church

March 17th, 2017

 

Carlsbad-Vista church is moving to their Reading Room at 135 Main Street in downtown Vista on Sunday, March 26.  Their last Sunday service at the church will be this Sunday, March 19.  You are invited to hear their soloist, Lisa Kessler, and their organists, Ann Gref and Cheryl Holzer, perform after the Sunday service at 11:30 a.m.  Please come after the service at your branch church.  All are welcome.  Lemonade and cookies will be served.

If you have any questions, call the Reading Room at (760) 724-3383.

 

 

 

Concert will be at:
1630 S. Melrose Dr.
Vista, Ca 92083

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Tonight, March 16th, 2017- Harpist, Naomi Alter, free pizza, and spiritual inspiration

March 16th, 2017

Join us for our Third Thursday Concert Series.

We will be featuring Harpist, Naomi Alter. Music will start at around 7:30 after our Testimonial meeting at 6:00 and Free pizza at 7:00.  Join us for a fun evening of food, music, and inspiration. We will be inside because of the cooler weather.

Harpist, Naomi Alter, is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory of Music, she performs vocal numbers with harp accompaniment. Amplified harp provides full sound, even outdoors. Instrumental, vocal, traditional, classical or modern music designed to reflect your individual taste in music. Go to Naomi Alter’s website to download her free demo for your enjoyment

Testimonial meetings are open for all to attend. There is music, singing, prayer and spiritual readings, and you’ll also hear fellow attendees share insights, experiences, and healing they’ve had as a result of their prayer and study of Christian Science.

Our Third Thursday concert series are an alcohol free and family friendly event.  It’s an alternative venue for people to come for inspiration, great music and have free pizza.

Click here for more information www.Mindheals.us

Phone (760) 753 4545

912 S. Coast Hwy. 101, (just South of H Street – across from Starbucks), Encinitas, CA 92024

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Testimonies of healing shared every Wednesday night in a location near you.

March 15th, 2017

Every Wednesday evening at most Christian Science Church’s or Societies people come together to hear and share how they were healed and their life made better through the application of Christian Science.  Click on the Video to learn more.

This is an example of what you might hear tonight at a Christian Science Wednesday night Testimonial meeting. Locally the closest place to us is at the Rancho Santa Fe Church on Wednesday night at 7:30. Directions.

Or find a Wednesday night church service in your area by clicking here.

Also please join us tomorrow night, March 16th, 2017 for our Third Thursday Testimonial meeting here at the Reading Room.  Our meeting starts at 6:00 and is followed with Free Pizza at 7:00, and then live music from 7:30 to 9:00  Please click here for more information about this Thursdays event.

Testimonial meetings are open for all to attend. There is Music and singing, Spiritual readings, and you’ll also hear fellow attendees share insights, experiences, and healing they’ve had as a result of their prayer and study of Christian Science.

Our Third Thursday concert series are an alcohol free and family friendly event.  It’s an alternative venue for people to come and hear some great music and have free pizza.

Click here for more information www.Mindheals.us

Phone (760) 753 4545

912 S. Coast Hwy. 101, (just South of H Street – across from Starbucks), Encinitas, CA 92024

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This Thursday night, March 16th, 2017- Harpist, Naomi Alter, free pizza, and spiritual inspiration

March 13th, 2017

Join us for our Third Thursday Concert Series.

We will be featuring Harpist, Naomi Alter. Music will start at around 7:30 after our Testimonial meeting at 6:00 and Free pizza at 7:00.  Join us for a fun evening of food, music, and inspiration. We will be inside because of the cooler weather.

Harpist, Naomi Alter, is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory of Music, she performs vocal numbers with harp accompaniment. Amplified harp provides full sound, even outdoors. Instrumental, vocal, traditional, classical or modern music designed to reflect your individual taste in music. Go to Naomi Alter’s website to download her free demo for your enjoyment

Testimonial meetings are open for all to attend. There is music, singing, prayer and spiritual readings, and you’ll also hear fellow attendees share insights, experiences, and healing they’ve had as a result of their prayer and study of Christian Science.

Our Third Thursday concert series are an alcohol free and family friendly event.  It’s an alternative venue for people to come for inspiration, great music and have free pizza.

Click here for more information www.Mindheals.us

Phone (760) 753 4545

912 S. Coast Hwy. 101, (just South of H Street – across from Starbucks), Encinitas, CA 92024

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The Reading Room packed the house last night, February 16th, 2017

February 17th, 2017

Last night’s monthly Third Thursday event was well attended.  We started off the night with some great inspiration at the Testimonial meeting at 6:00pm.  The readings were on “Love and peace bring forgiveness”  with readings from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.  We had the sweet sounds of a flutist accompanying us during the music played at the service.  Then there were well thought out and thought provoking testimonies of healing through the application of Christian Science practice. The testimonial meeting ended at 7:00pm and everyone stayed for Pizza, Treats, and hot cider.  Thank you to Oggi’s Pizza in Encinitas for the discounts on our Pizzas and to St Tropez Bistro across the street for the delicious treats.

Then at 7:30pm we were treated again to the sound of one of our favorite bands – The Tony Fleet Project.  Tony and his crew had us dancing and singing along to some of their original music and to some old time classic favorites.

We had a wide range of people join including new friends off the street and visitors from around the world.  It was great to witness people during the music discovering for the 1st time and reading Science and Health and Sentinel articles in both English and German.  There were also lots of passersby inquiring about what was going on and asking about Christian Science.

Next month’s event on March 16, NOT  TO  BE  MISSED, will be a special evening featuring the lovely harp music of Naomi Alter.  We will then get to enjoy hearing her play the harp and sing in an exclusive concert.  And as a bonus surprise she will have a guest flutist duet with her for some of the tunes.

*Our Third Thursday concert series are an alcohol free and family friendly event.  It’s an alternative venue for people to come and hear some great music and have free pizza. You can come to part or all of the evening’s events. Testimonial meetings are open for all to attend. There is music and singing, prayer, spiritual readings, and you’ll also hear fellow attendees share insights, experiences, and testimonies of healing they’ve had as a result of their prayer and study of Christian Science.

**Also, please join us for our Church service on “Mind” this Sunday, February 19th, at 4:00.  We will have special guest Justin Froese on the guitar and local favorite soloist Elizabeth Griswold leading the service’s music and performing a duet for our solo.

 

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Phone (760) 753 4545

912 S. Coast Hwy. 101, (just South of H Street – across from Starbucks), Encinitas, CA 92024

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Good music, good food, and inspiration. – Tonight, February 16th, 2017 at the Reading Room.

February 16th, 2017

Join us for our Third Thursday Concert Series.

We will be featuring Tony Fleet  Music will start at around 7:30  after our Testimonial meeting at 6:00 and Free pizza at 7:00.  Join us for a fun evening of food, music, and inspiration. We will be inside because of the cooler weather.

Tony Fleet’s original music blends elements of classic rock and acoustic folk; it’s sometimes earthy, sometimes spiritual, always positive and uplifting.

Testimonial meetings are open for all to attend. There is Music and singing, Spiritual readings, and you’ll also hear fellow attendees share insights, experiences, and healing they’ve had as a result of their prayer and study of Christian Science.

Our Third Thursday concert series are an alcohol free and family friendly event.  It’s an alternative venue for people to come and hear some great music and have free pizza.

Click here for more information www.Mindheals.us

Phone (760) 753 4545

912 S. Coast Hwy. 101, (just South of H Street – across from Starbucks), Encinitas, CA 92024

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Audio Testimony of healing – A heart healing

February 15th, 2017

This is an example of what you might hear tonight at a Christian Science Wednesday night Testimonial meeting. Locally the closest place to us is at the Rancho Santa Fe Church on Wednesday night at 7:30. Directions.

Or find a Wednesday night church service in your area by clicking here.

Also please join us tomorrow night, February 16th, 2017 for our Third Thursday Testimonial meeting here at the Reading Room.  Our meeting starts at 6:00 and is followed with Free Pizza at 7:00, and then live music from 7:30 to 9:00  Please click here for more information.

Read Susan’s whole Testimony here (A heart healed) from the October 2009 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Testimonial meetings are open for all to attend. There is Music and singing, Spiritual readings, and you’ll also hear fellow attendees share insights, experiences, and healing they’ve had as a result of their prayer and study of Christian Science.

Our Third Thursday concert series are an alcohol free and family friendly event.  It’s an alternative venue for people to come and hear some great music and have free pizza.

Click here for more information www.Mindheals.us

Phone (760) 753 4545

912 S. Coast Hwy. 101, (just South of H Street – across from Starbucks), Encinitas, CA 92024

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Never alone: How spiritual ideas work in us. A talk by Melanie Wahlberg Friday, February 10, 2017 This event starts at 7:00 PM.

February 9th, 2017

 

Melanie Wahlberg, Speaker

Frequently, when faced with adversities, it can be easy to feel alone in the struggle or unsupported in the efforts to overcome the difficult circumstances. It would be so reassuring to know how to get through it all!

The speaker is practitioner of Christian Science healing. In this talk, she discusses what she has found helpful in her practice of Christian Science healing: the fact that God’s powerful ideas are always with each of us every moment, wiping away fear and showing God’s love and care. We can feel the presence of God’s ideas in tangible ways, ways that change our lives for the better. She will share examples of healing.

Christian Science Church Oceanside
300 S Ditmar Street
Oceanside, CA 92054

 

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Why Christian Science Got into Journalism – By Polly Caster

January 31st, 2017

Why Christian Science Got into Journalism

I am a regular, periodic writer for the Forum on Faith column in three Connecticut newspapers: the Danbury News-Times, the Stamford Advocate, and the Connecticut Post. Assigned with the day after the inauguration and the day of the Women’s March on Washington, this is what I wrote, printed on page four of a bigger than usual print edition. You can read the article online here, here, and here, or reprinted below:

Why Christian Science Got into Journalism

With the presidential inauguration yesterday and the Million Woman March on Washington today, I think it is a good time to stop and reflect on the source of government and power.

From a human perspective, this has been a contentious political season, with people on both sides expressing deep dissatisfaction, genuine concerns, and visceral opinions. Egos have flared and behavior has not always been exemplary.

It is easy to get discouraged about our national state of affairs, but remembering that God has a clear, macro perspective helps me trust that there are perfectly acceptable solutions I can’t see or imagine.  Through it all, Christian Science encourages me to look away from human strife and controversy to see what God, the one divine Mind, is doing, instead of getting too mesmerized with what many diverging minds are insisting about a subject.

However, knowing that the “government is upon His shoulder,” as the Bible states it, does not release any one of us from carrying out our own pragmatic responsibility for making our world a better place. I believe that as God impels each one of us, both separately and collectively, to do the right thing and be our best selves, the world improves in proportion to our obedience and fidelity.

Over a hundred years ago, the founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, at the age of 87, listened deeply to God, and was impelled to start a daily international newspaper in response to what was called the “yellow journalism” of her day. The papers then were making money sensationalizing the news, appealing to mankind’s lowest inclinations, for the purposes of profit. The adage, “If it bleeds, it leads,” determined what would be headlined.

She wrote, “When news-dealers shout for class legislation, and decapitated reputations, headless trunks, and quivering hearts are held up before the rabble in exchange for money, place, and power, the vox populi is suffocated, individual rights are trodden under foot, and the car of the modern Inquisition rolls along the streets besmeared with blood.”

She knew that people needed an unbiased, objective source for news that also included topics that elevate character and uplift the human race. The Christian Science Monitor international daily newspaper was the result. Its express mission is to “injure no man, but to bless all mankind.”

Mary Baker Eddy didn’t despair and wring her hands over the state of things. She did something intended to bless everyone. She accepted no sense of limitation, and it was not at all about serving herself or her church. Even though the words “Christian Science” are in the newspaper’s title, it is not at all a religious periodical – just straightforward, honest, balanced, fair, productive news.

IMG_8816All these years later, the Christian Science Monitor still has a solid reputation for high quality news with the least bias, receiving numerous Pulitzer Prizes for their exceptional journalism. It has recently evolved into an award winning online news source, with a weekly magazine. It is just as revolutionary in our day as it was in hers, since it is not owned by corporate money or political interests, and has a serious mandate for holding a high moral ground.

As long as individuals in our day respond to our challenges as effectively as Mrs. Eddy responded to hers, I think our country will be okay. We have options about where we get can get our news, and there are things within our own spheres of influence we each can do to contribute to our collective success and progress.

As a Christian Scientist, I have learned that true government is not about human will and dueling human interests competing for the upper hand. I have learned power is not about leadership by human ego and hubris.

In Christian Science, we learn that God is all-powerful, and we only have our own power as a byproduct of God. I believe God-given government and power are about sincere, humble service, and that is the only way any good is ever done.

I also believe that we get more of what we focus on, so I will not fixate with despair on the divisive yellow journalism of our own day. Instead, I am listening for ways I can serve this country – to help us get past this pivotal point and into something that radiates more of God’s love and care for all.

About Polly Castor

Polly Castor is a Christian Science Practitioner and member of First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Ridgefield, CT. She can be reached at PollyCastor@gmail.com.

I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.
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