Melanie Wahlberg, CS – Q and A with a Practitioner of Christian Science “how spiritual ideas work in us” Presenting at the Health and Wellness Expo between 10 and 2 February 10, 2024 at the Encinitas community center

February 3rd, 2024

Screenshot 2023 12 17 At 7.45.45 amSimple ideas, about God’s nature and about our nature as expressions of God, stir something new in our consciousness. They work in us in ways that change our lives and our health for the better.  But how do we find these healing ideas consistently?  We’ll look at the teachings of Christ Jesus, our best and most practical example. And I’ll share how this approach has transformed lives, including a mother and her infant daughter who each experienced healing. With ideas from God working on our behalf this way, we discover that we’re never truly alone.

Melanie Wahlberg EXPO flyer PDF

Presentation Times:  11:30 and Again at 1:00 2/10/2024

Location: Health and Wellness Expo at the Encinitas Community center.

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About Melanie Wahlberg, CS

Two influences that Melanie will never forget were the Christian Science Sunday School and a mom who turned to prayer and encouraged her to do the same. These influences showed her something of the reliability of God and spiritual inspiration, and trusting this helped her find her way growing up. Significant healing experiences with relationship and food issues, and violence in the community, were also unforgettable. From this, Melanie got an idea of the many ways that Christian Science can transform lives.

After finishing a doctorate in mathematics, Melanie became a college professor and truly enjoyed teaching. She found that teaching was less about telling students something than facilitating the students’ discoveries of new concepts. There was nothing better than witnessing a reluctant student realize that a previously mystifying concept was actually within reach to anyone.

But the higher promise of Christian Science beckoned her to help people redeem and uplift their lives in a fuller way. When students came to her office for help with calculus, Melanie and her students often found themselves talking about the joy and excitement of growing spirituality.  After just two years at the college, Melanie resigned from her position and began accepting calls as a Christian Science practitioner. She wrote articles for the Christian Science periodicals, was a frequent guest on Sentinel radio, and began advertising her practice in The Christian Science Journal in 2004. She and her husband also started a family.

Melanie loves working from her home office in the Los Angeles area. She likes to see lives transformed by the healing ideas of Christian Science, where we ourselves are helped and, at the same time, find we can help others. Her life as a mom has a lot of the same focus. And whether the spiritual ideas apply to health issues, school, social lives, or sports, her three kids push her to “keep it real.”

You are always invited to join us for our Sunday church service at the Reading Room in person or on zoom Sunday morning at 10 am PT. To let us know you are coming, please email us at christiansciencenote@gmail.com and we can help you find the link to our meeting. After church we have an open discussion about the week’s Bible lesson and/or testimonies of healing and comments and questions about Christian Science.

Phone (760) 753 4545

912 S. Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas, CA 92024

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Are you a Progressive, or a Conservative? Is there any middle ground? Hear this inspiring talk by the editor of the Monitor Mark Sappenfield “Praying for the world with the Christian Science Monitor”

December 15th, 2023

To strike out right and left against the mist, never clears the vision; but to lift your head above it, is a sovereign panacea.
(Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, Mary Baker Eddy, p. 355:16–18)

Screenshot 2023 12 15 At 4.26.57 pmWide Horizon Presents: Mark Sappenfield – Praying for the World with the Christian Science Monitor [Video replay]

Mark Sappenfield, Editor of The Christian Science Monitor, addresses how one might use the solution oriented Christian Science Monitor to pray about current events. He delves into the metaphysical basis of The Monitor and gives examples of praying about world challenges from the Monitor’s recent content such as on Israeli-Hamas war.

You are always invited to join us for our Sunday church service at the Reading Room in person or on zoom Sunday morning at 10 am PT. To let us know you are coming, please email us at christiansciencenote@gmail.com and we can help you find the link to our meeting. After church we have an open discussion about the week’s Bible lesson and/or testimonies of healing and comments and questions about Christian Science.

Phone (760) 753 4545

912 S. Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas, CA 92024

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The Principia Club of Greater San Diego invites you to our annual Christmas Sing! Saturday, December 16, 2023 4:00–6:00 p.m.

December 11th, 2023

 

Screenshot 2023 12 11 At 7.06.04 amThe Principia Club of Greater San Diego invites you to our annual Christmas Sing! We’d love to have you join us for a festive afternoon of jingling and mingling as we celebrate the season and Principia’s 125th anniversary.

Saturday, December 16, 2023
4:00–6:00 p.m.
 

Soledad Club 
5050 Soledad Rd. 
San Diego, CA 92109 

For more information and to RSVP, contact Jeff Scott 
at jeff.scott.sd@gmail.com or 619.992.5104.

 

Please bring a plate of your favorite Christmas cookies to share.

2024 Principia calendars will be available.

Visit principiaalumni.org/sandiego to learn more.

 

All are welcome!

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You are always invited to join us for our Sunday church service at the Reading Room in person or on zoom Sunday morning at 10 am PT. To let us know you are coming, please email us at christiansciencenote@gmail.com and we can help you find the link to our meeting. After church we have an open discussion about the week’s Bible lesson and/or testimonies of healing and comments and questions about Christian Science.

Phone (760) 753 4545

912 S. Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas, CA 92024

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Reminder: Church Start time is going back to 10 Am PT Start time.

December 9th, 2023

 You are always invited to join us for our Sunday church service at the Reading Room in person or on zoom Sunday morning at 10 am PT. To let us know you are coming, please email us at christiansciencenote@gmail.com and we can help you find the link to our meeting. After church we have an open discussion about the week’s Bible lesson and/or testimonies of healing and comments and questions about Christian Science.

Phone (760) 753 4545

912 S. Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas, CA 92024

Driving Directions

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Reaching Out, Christian Science Reading Room, Encinitas, Ca

November 29th, 2023

The purpose of the Christian Science Society of Encinitas is to bless our community with healing and spiritual support for all.

These are great examples of some of our outreach activity’s

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Spread the word and please let us know anyone who would like to help out.  You are always invited to join us for our Sunday church service at the Reading Room in person or on zoom Sunday morning at 10 am PT. To let us know you are coming, please email us at christiansciencenote@gmail.com and we can help you find the link to our meeting. After church we have an open discussion about the week’s Bible lesson and/or testimonies of healing and comments and questions about Christian Science.

Phone (760) 753 4545

912 S. Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas, CA 92024

Driving Directions

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In memory of Mark Patterson

November 22nd, 2023

Image1 2Mark Patterson, the artist of the controversial Encinitas “Surfing Madonna” mosaic,  passed on Sept. 20 of this year.

Mark has been a dedicated member of our Encinitas Christian Science Society from its early days.  As a dedicated life long Christian Scientist he has contributed so much to our church and our community.  Here is an example of his writing. 

See what Love has prepared by Mark Patterson

Excerpt:

Screenshot 2023 12 16 At 11.01.21 amPraying lets me glimpse that if God really is Love, and if God really is power, and if God is really actively present in our lives, then I can be a witness to that. I cling to this idea. You could say I “stand still” with it, because it is a solid Biblical truth. Not an “if it’s right it’ll work out” kind of thing. No. Solid. It helps me actively look and see what Love has prepared for us, right here and right now.  That’s all I need to do: just see what Divine Love has prepared for us……

Read full article      click here

Here is one such post from someone who knew Mark very well:

Heard about Mark’s passing a few days ago. Sadly, I had not been in touch with him in years. I remember hearing about him some years ago when his art mural made the news all over San Diego County. I had not even known that Mark was a fine artist. Mark never boasted about his talents to me. Though he had many. I believe at one time he worked with some other local Christian Scientists at a computer firm called DataTrek which was located on Saxony Road in Encinitas, which as I recall was where former Encinitas Church members, Fern and Ralph Ritchie used to have their home.
 
I first met Mark when I was a Sunday School student at the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Encinitas, when it was still located at the corner of Encinitas Boulevard and Balour Drive.  It was a pretty large Church edifice with a good-sized Sunday School and Childcare. The Church had once been located west of Highway 101.  It was moved to the aforementioned address.
 
Mark was always very kind to me. He had a ready smile and a great laugh. As I recall, he was pretty well thought of by the bulk of the membership.  He was a great organist.  I think he held the position for quite some time. Rick Froese was First Reader sometime during the years that Mark played the organ. The Froese family were also good friends with our family, as were many of the Encinitas Church members.  Encinitas Church used to have membership picnics onsite at the church, and I think even a barbecue or two at one of the local beaches-probably Moonlight Beach, or perhaps Cardiff Reef. Mark also came to our family’s home for various celebrations. As I recall, he was there for my High School graduation party. As were many of the Encinitas Church members and Sunday School students.
 
Mark told me a funny story about his first Sunday morning, or perhaps Wednesday evening, as organist at Encinitas Church. As I recall the story, he had gotten to church early, to practice before the service, and had gotten quite comfortable sitting at the organ. He had taken off his shoes, and was immersed in his practicing. When he was through practicing, he decided to leave the auditorium and go out into the foyer/entryway. So, he’s strolling leisurely up the side of the auditorium thinking that it was still early. He then notices the auditorium is pretty full of people, and they are looking strangely at this new guy strolling around the church in his stocking feet! I had not thought of the story in a while, and I treasure the memory of Mark’s sharing. He told it with a smile and chuckles.
 
Mark’s presence in our world is dearly missed. I find comfort in a passage a Christian Scientist friend shared with me a few years ago:
“Where God is we can meet, and where God is we can never part.”
Source: The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany  page 131:20-21, by Mary Baker Eddy.
Best regards to all,
-Jeff Ailshire
 
Thank you Jeff.  
If you would like to share a comment please reply  below.

You are always invited to join us for our Sunday church service at the Reading Room in person or on zoom Sunday morning at 10 am PT. To let us know you are coming, please email us at christiansciencenote@gmail.com and we can help you find the link to our meeting. After church we have an open discussion about the week’s Bible lesson and/or testimonies of healing and comments and questions about Christian Science.

Phone (760) 753 4545

912 S. Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas, CA 92024

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Encinitas Holiday Street fair Today, November 19, 2023

November 19th, 2023

Come and join the Fun!

We need volunteers, Sunday school teachers, and or just come and be a part of the scene!

The Reading Room will be open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM  on today, Sunday, November 19, 2023, during the Encinitas Holiday Street Fair.  Parking is tight so it might be a good time to take the train!  Come by and say hi if you can.

We will have a treasure hunt called “The God’s name game” in our Garden where the kids search for the seven synonyms for God. In our textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy she defines God in the glossary as:

God. The great I AM; the all-knowing, all-seeing, all-acting, all-wise, all-loving, and eternal; Principle; Mind; Soul; Spirit; Life; Truth; Love; all substance; intelligence.

So we place the names: Principle; Mind; Soul; Spirit; Life; Truth; Love around the garden to be found by the seekers.  Come by and join the fun and win a prize .

Click below to download a PDF of the game.
Gods Name Game

This game is based on ideas taught in a Christian Science Sunday school.  For more information about a Sunday School  click Here  .

 

Be a part of this exciting event by sponsoring the kids. Our goal is to collect enough donations to give out a shirt to every youth who participates.
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At these Street Fairs we have had over 600 people come through our garden and into our Reading Room made up of children and adults chaperoning the children and individuals without children and many with dogs.  After the children fill out the God’s Name Game card with the synonyms for God they turn it into the Reading Room to win a prize.  If they take the T shirt challenge and can memorize all seven synonyms, they will get the free T-shirt as a prize.  So please support this great CS Sunday school activity and outreach to our community with the “power of Truth” and the “worthiness of Love”.

Tempimagerjpf7l Tempimagemha7kgPlease email or call if you can help with any time to give and/or if you would like to do a sponsorship Click here.

Spread the word and please let us know anyone who would like to help out. We will not be having our normal service during this event but will be rebroadcasting the service from the Mother Church but you are invited to join us for our Sunday church service at the Reading Room in person or on zoom Sunday mornings at 9:30 am PT. It will be helpful to know you are coming.  For Zoom please email us at christiansciencenote@gmail.com and we can send a link to our meeting. After church we have an open discussion about the week’s Bible lesson and/or testimonies of healing and comments and questions about Christian Science.

Phone (760) 753 4545

912 S. Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas, CA 92024

Driving Directions

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Encinitas Holiday Street fair November 19, 2023

November 15th, 2023

Come and join the Fun!

We need volunteers, Sunday school teachers, and or just come and be a part of the scene!

The Reading Room will be open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM  on Sunday, November 19, 2023, during the Encinitas Holiday Street Fair.  Parking is tight so it might be a good time to take the train!  Come by and say hi if you can.

We will have a treasure hunt called “The God’s name game” in our Garden where the kids search for the seven synonyms for God. In our textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy she defines God in the glossary as:

God. The great I AM; the all-knowing, all-seeing, all-acting, all-wise, all-loving, and eternal; Principle; Mind; Soul; Spirit; Life; Truth; Love; all substance; intelligence.

So we place the names: Principle; Mind; Soul; Spirit; Life; Truth; Love around the garden to be found by the seekers.  Come by and join the fun and win a prize .

Click below to download a PDF of the game.
Gods Name Game

This game is based on ideas taught in a Christian Science Sunday school.  For more information about a Sunday School  click Here  .

 

Be a part of this exciting event by sponsoring the kids. Our goal is to collect enough donations to give out a shirt to every youth who participates.
Screen Shot 2019 11 09 At 11.43.20 Pm  Screen Shot 2019 11 09 At 11.42.51 PmScreen Shot 2019 11 09 At 11.43.05 Pm
At these Street Fairs we have had over 600 people come through our garden and into our Reading Room made up of children and adults chaperoning the children and individuals without children and many with dogs.  After the children fill out the God’s Name Game card with the synonyms for God they turn it into the Reading Room to win a prize.  If they take the T shirt challenge and can memorize all seven synonyms, they will get the free T-shirt as a prize.  So please support this great CS Sunday school activity and outreach to our community with the “power of Truth” and the “worthiness of Love”.

Tempimagerjpf7l Tempimagemha7kgPlease email or call if you can help with any time to give and/or if you would like to do a sponsorship Click here.

Spread the word and please let us know anyone who would like to help out. We will not be having our normal service during this event but will be rebroadcasting the service from the Mother Church but you are invited to join us for our Sunday church service at the Reading Room in person or on zoom Sunday mornings at 9:30 am PT. It will be helpful to know you are coming.  For Zoom please email us at christiansciencenote@gmail.com and we can send a link to our meeting. After church we have an open discussion about the week’s Bible lesson and/or testimonies of healing and comments and questions about Christian Science.

Phone (760) 753 4545

912 S. Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas, CA 92024

Driving Directions

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Reminder: New Church Start time is 9:30 Am PT. Also this weekend is Daylight savings time. So don’t forget to fall Back

October 30th, 2023

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October the 31st can conjure up many images and emotions, but at the Christian Science Society of Encinitas Reading Room, we take this opportunity to reach out to the community and bless big and small with a stroll through the Garden of the Great Spirit. Last year’s event had another very large attendance, from both repeat guests that were delighted to be greeted again by friendly faces and big smiles as they made their way through the decorated garden, as well as first time visitors looking in wonder as they read signs of Truth and Love and met with costumed greeters. One such visitor approached to say,

“ I really feel the Spirt here” For many, it may be their first introduction to knowing God is Love, and for others it may just be a peaceful respite from what can be a frightening evening, but everyone who came through expressed gratitude either by word or smile.
Some stopped to ask questions about Christian Science, some took literature, but most of all it blessed the community with sharing messages of Truth and also a little fun and a sweet treat. Come and experience it for yourself this Halloween, as we will be back to welcome all to the Garden of the Great Spirit once again.

 Tempimageecxstn Also, put Sunday, November 19th on your calendar this year to come to the Reading Room to volunteer, participate, or just take in the vibe of the day at your local community Christian Science Reading Room as it opens up for the day during the Encinitas Street fair.  When you come, you will find that we are not just passive observers of the event, but instead an active focal point where we interact with the fair Tempimagex2vpe1goers as they flood through our gate and into the garden to play the God’s name game.
Over the years we have become one of the fair’s most popular events with hundreds of kids and their parents in tow entering the Reading Room garden to play this game and have a day of Christian Science Sunday school learning the 7 synonyms of God as expressed in the Christian Science text book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.

Tempimageujws4zPlease come and be a part of this community event.  If for some reason you can not attend but would like to support our event,  you may do so by sponsoring 10 kids with their T-shirt prize that they receive after completing the game.  The cost for a sponsorship is $100 for 10 kid’s, or however more or less you want to sponsor as the Spirit moves you. To donate please click here.

Spread the word and please let us know anyone who would like to help out.  You are always invited to join us for our Sunday church service at the Reading Room in person or on zoom Sunday morning at 9:30 am PT. To let us know you are coming, please email us at christiansciencenote@gmail.com and we can help you find the link to our meeting. After church we have an open discussion about the week’s Bible lesson and/or testimonies of healing and comments and questions about Christian Science.  *Please note: we do not have church during the Street Fair, but we do have the Mother Church service playing on the computer in our quiet study room.

Phone (760) 753 4545

912 S. Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas, CA 92024

Driving Directions

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The Garden of the Great Spirit October 31st 2023

October 19th, 2023

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October the 31st can conjure up many images and emotions, but at the Christian Science Society of Encinitas Reading Room, we take this opportunity to reach out to the community and bless big and small with a stroll through the Garden of the Great Spirit. Last year’s event had another very large attendance, from both repeat guests that were delighted to be greeted again by friendly faces and big smiles as they made their way through the decorated garden, as well as first time visitors looking in wonder as they read signs of Truth and Love and met with costumed greeters. One such visitor approached to say,

“ I really feel the Spirt here” For many, it may be their first introduction to knowing God is Love, and for others it may just be a peaceful respite from what can be a frightening evening, but everyone who came through expressed gratitude either by word or smile.
Some stopped to ask questions about Christian Science, some took literature, but most of all it blessed the community with sharing messages of Truth and also a little fun and a sweet treat. Come and experience it for yourself this Halloween, as we will be back to welcome all to the Garden of the Great Spirit once again.

 Tempimageecxstn Also, put Sunday, November 19th on your calendar this year to come to the Reading Room to volunteer, participate, or just take in the vibe of the day at your local community Christian Science Reading Room as it opens up for the day during the Encinitas Street fair.  When you come, you will find that we are not just passive observers of the event, but instead an active focal point where we interact with the fair Tempimagex2vpe1goers as they flood through our gate and into the garden to play the God’s name game.
Over the years we have become one of the fair’s most popular events with hundreds of kids and their parents in tow entering the Reading Room garden to play this game and have a day of Christian Science Sunday school learning the 7 synonyms of God as expressed in the Christian Science text book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.

Tempimageujws4zPlease come and be a part of this community event.  If for some reason you can not attend but would like to support our event,  you may do so by sponsoring 10 kids with their T-shirt prize that they receive after completing the game.  The cost for a sponsorship is $100 for 10 kid’s, or however more or less you want to sponsor as the Spirit moves you. To donate please click here.

Spread the word and please let us know anyone who would like to help out.  You are always invited to join us for our Sunday church service at the Reading Room in person or on zoom Sunday morning at 10 am PT. To let us know you are coming, please email us at christiansciencenote@gmail.com and we can help you find the link to our meeting. After church we have an open discussion about the week’s Bible lesson and/or testimonies of healing and comments and questions about Christian Science.  *Please note: we do not have church during the Street Fair, but we do have the Mother Church service playing on the computer in our quiet study room.

Phone (760) 753 4545

912 S. Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas, CA 92024

Driving Directions

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