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Thank you everyone who came to the Reading Rooms Art show last Thursday. 8/19/2021

Sunday, August 22nd, 2021

Image1The whole event was fantastic…..  

– Kriss Nugent, event Curator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The event was very well attended.  In the afternoon people came who were relatives and friends of the artists and then it grew. As the day went on it got crowded.

When the music started nobody wanted to leave. The jazz band was absolutely fantastic. Really accomplished pianist and drums and bass. We can’t say enough about the music. People all sat on those big rocks and the stairway.  We had chairs up in the reading room to look at the movie of students’ interviews. We also had on the TV in the Sunday School area information about Christian Science and it’s resources. People from Encinitas started coming through about five and they were all enthusiastic that the place was open.   We had our own circus Barker who herded them in from the front.  Of course they couldn’t resist and they came on in. The flow through the garden down to the covered area and up out on the deck was perfect.

Tempimagepr7vpnWe had up about 14 easels along the deck.  For the artists it was a really huge deal. We had an explanation about the road to Emmaus at the front of the ramp inside the garden next to all the drawings that pertained to  it. Then the next section was devoted to David and Moses and the classics. And the end were portraits that people had accomplished after that.  Lots of visitors were interested in what  CHRISTIAN SCIENCE was and were very interested in finding out. There were Journals and Sentinels that were taken as gifts to help them understand.  One person has a prayer meeting who was very interested in the using the periodicals. 

Tempimagexc3mjsVisitors were shown the Sunday School nook and were explained that we teach the Bible, which includes the 10 Commandments and the Lord’s Prayer and the beatitudes, etc. Most of the people that came before five were concerned about their families and their student who had been in Kris’s class.

Tempimageb5xg3kThey had seen such a dramatic positive change in their student that they wanted to talk to me about it. -KN

 

This was a wonderful opportunity for people to come to the reading room and see that it is a lovely healing community center open to all.  Lots of action with younger people in their 20s or just starting college who wandered in and felt welcome. And they stayed and had a great time!

 

 

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Join us this morning online for church. 8/22/21

Sunday, August 22nd, 2021

You are invited to join us for our Sunday church service on zoom this Sunday at 10 am PT. To let us know your coming, please email us at christiansciencenote@gmail.com and we can send a link to our meeting. We meet for an hour and then have an open discussion about the week’s Bible lesson and/or testimonies of healing and comments and questions about Christian Science. 

 

The Encinitas Reading Room is currently open by appointment only.

Phone (760) 753 4545

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

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CLASSICAL ART SHOW And live music in the garden, today, August 19th, 2021

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

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JOIN IN THE ENCINITAS FESTIVITIES! CLASSICAL ART SHOW,” Michelangelo Inspired”

  • Image4Presented by Over A Dozen “ Inspired “Life Drawing Artists

  • OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: Friends and Family Welcomed!

  • AUGUST 19TH THURS, Garden Gallery Opens 1pm To 7:00pm Enjoy the Art

 

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  • Live Jazz Band starting at 5pm by the Armstrong Trio.

  • In an “OPEN AIR OUTDOOR GARDEN” @Christian Science Reading Room Garden

    Encinitas City Festivities also includes Cruise night, Classic Car Show Live bands From 5pm to 7pm

Phone (760) 753 4545

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

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Come join us at the Reading Room next Thursday night August 19th for a CLASSICAL ART SHOW,” Michelangelo Inspired”

Thursday, August 12th, 2021

JOIN IN THE ENCINITAS FESTIVITIES! CLASSICAL ART SHOW,” Michelangelo Inspired”Screen Shot 2021 08 12 At 3.26.10 Pm

  • Presented by Over A Dozen “ Inspired “Life Drawing Artists

  • OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: Friends and Family Welcomed!

  • AUGUST 19TH THURS, Garden Gallery Opens 1pm To 7:00pm Enjoy the Art and a live Jazz Band starting at 5pm

  • In an “OPEN AIR OUTDOOR GARDEN” @Christian Science Reading Room Garden

    Encinitas City Festivities also includes Cruise night, Classic Car Show Live bands From 5pm to 7pm

Phone (760) 753 4545

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

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Radical acts game night at the Reading Room this Thursday July 15th, 2021

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

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Img 0533Come visit us this Thursday between 4:30 and 7 for food and fun. Come prepared to share your radical act!

It is also an old car night so the town will be hopping so come early to find a parking spot. We will also have a few extra spots to park in the back.

Please RSVP if you know for sure you are coming and forward this invite to anyone that you think would like to come.

 

The Encinitas Reading Room is currently open by appointment only.

Phone (760) 753 4545

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

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Join us this morning in person at the Reading Room or online for church. 7/4/21

Sunday, July 4th, 2021

You are invited to join us for our Sunday church service at the Reading Room or on zoom every Sunday at 10 am PT. To let us know your coming, please email us at christiansciencenote@gmail.com and we can send a link to our meeting. We meet for an hour and then have an open discussion about the week’s Bible lesson and/or testimonies of healing and comments and questions about Christian Science. 

 

Also join is for a Radical acts party at the Reading Room on July 15. (stay tuned for more details)

The Encinitas Reading Room is currently open by appointment only.

Phone (760) 753 4545

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

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This woman never gave up! A Daily Lift by Marsha Pecaut CS. Click below to hear this inspiring lift. Also, you can join us for church this morning at the Reading Room in person or on Zoom at 10:00 am PT

Sunday, June 6th, 2021

Never give up , by Marsha Pecaut CS

You are invited to join us for our Sunday church service in person or on Zoom every Sunday at 10 am PT. (please let us know you are coming if you can). We meet for an hour and then have an open discussion about the week’s Bible lesson and/or testimonies of healing and comments and questions about Christian Science.

The Encinitas Reading Room is currently open by appointment only.

Phone 541 753 6395

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

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A remarkable view By Marguerite Becker. Join us for church this Sunday online or in person. (Details Below)

Saturday, May 1st, 2021

A remarkable view

From the May 2021 issue of The Christian Science Journal


In the days before you could snap a photo with your cellphone and send it off immediately or post it for all the world to see, I left my home on Long Island, New York, and headed off to college in Oregon.

One of the first things I did was take a day trip to the beautiful Oregon coast with its magnificent cliffs, so different from the beaches that I was used to. On that day I bought a postcard. Back in my dorm room, I sat down to dash off a note to my parents, when I noticed the description on the back of the postcard: “Looking south on the Oregon coast.” I looked at the photo again. South?!

With my East Coast sensibilities, that picture looked north. I had grown up with the folk rule, “If the ocean is on your right, you’re looking north.” You’re probably wondering what all of this has to do with spiritual things. To be honest, sitting at that desk, I didn’t think I was on a spiritual quest. I just wanted that postcard to look correct. Only it didn’t. I stared at it for nearly an hour, wrestling with my view to force that West Coast photo to be looking south instead of looking like an East Coast north view. Try as I could, nothing changed.

If you’re thinking, “Well, of course that postcard wasn’t going to change,” you’re absolutely correct. I knew it was my view that was askew, and I really wanted to correct it. Then a proverbial lightbulb came on; I imagined a map of the United States, mentally turned it upside down, superimposed the photo onto it, and voilà! The photo looked south. Finally, California over the horizon.

There was never anything wrong with that postcard, or the Oregon coast. I had just been applying an imperfect rule to the view, a rule that only worked sometimes. I needed to apply a fixed law.

We must not be afraid to wrestle with error, to insist on the truth.

Mary Baker Eddy understood this dilemma when she wrote in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “In viewing the sunrise, one finds that it contradicts the evidence before the senses to believe that the earth is in motion and the sun at rest. As astronomy reverses the human perception of the movement of the solar system, so Christian Science reverses the seeming relation of Soul and body and makes body tributary to Mind. Thus it is with man, who is but the humble servant of the restful Mind, though it seems otherwise to finite sense” (pp. 119–120).

Each day we are confronted with troubling views of man. Instinctively we protest these views because, face it, we don’t like them. We inwardly object to the plight of the poor, the sick, the sinning, the oppressed. But when something doesn’t look or feel right to us, how often do we confront what we naturally suspect is a false view, then wrestle with it until we see the truth, God’s view, instead of what the material senses are claiming?

The Bible tells us of Jacob, who “was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day” (Genesis 32:24). Of that same story, Science and Health states, “Jacob was alone, wrestling with error,—struggling with a mortal sense of life, substance, and intelligence as existent in matter with its false pleasures and pains,—when an angel, a message from Truth and Love, appeared to him and smote the sinew, or strength, of his error, till he saw its unreality; and Truth, being thereby understood, gave him spiritual strength in this Peniel of divine Science” (p. 308).

Jacob would not let go of this angel until he was blessed, until he had gained a higher, spiritual view of himself, one based in divine law, not folklore. Jacob won that round so decisively that his entire nature was changed. Shouldn’t we demand the same reward for ourselves?

Jacob’s entire nature was changed. Shouldn’t we demand the same reward for ourselves?

A few years after college, I was faced with a view of myself that wasn’t at all one that I liked. For weeks I had pain in my left shoulder that made it almost impossible for me to do anything with my left arm. I had been praying for healing as taught in Christian Science. I’d had prayerful treatment from a Christian Science practitioner. But I had not yet found the freedom I so wanted.

Someone might ask, Why didn’t you just take some pain medication? There was no one or thing stopping me; no one I knew would have condemned me for it, not my family or my church, but I wanted a higher solution, a spiritual view of myself that did not include whatever this problem was. I wanted a view of man—my true identity—that, as Christian Science has taught me, doesn’t just temporarily subdue a problem but thoroughly heals it. But no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t seem to see and feel that Christian Science did, in fact, heal. All I kept coming back to was that I hurt.                                          >

Very late one night, again unable to sleep because of this issue, I got up. I wrapped myself in a blanket and sat down in a comfortable chair. More than anything, I felt disturbed by the false view that Christian Science is ineffective. I had been raised in a Christian Science home; I had witnessed remarkable healings (see “Quickly healed after near-fatal fall” by Robert C. Hummel III with contributions from Marguerite Becker, Christian Science Sentinel, July 27, 2020; and a testimony by Robert C. Hummel, Sentinel, July 31, 1965). But at that moment, just like with the postcard, I could only seem to experience a distortion of the truth.

For several hours I sat there. I took the synopsis from my most recent Christian Science students’ association meeting and carefully read and pondered the multitude of spiritual insights that my teacher had recently shared with his students. Insights that reminded me I was, and always had been, in the care and presence of God, Love. I read from the Bible and Science and Health. And something in my thinking changed. The spiritual laws from the Bible and Science and Health that I had been pondering overcame a limited view, and suddenly I knew, without a doubt, that Christian Science is the truth of God and man, and does heal. And that was all that mattered to me. The pain? It was still screaming, but I was at peace. I went back to bed and fell right to sleep.

A few hours later I woke up completely well. I went to my job. And never again has my shoulder bothered me.

The definition of Elias (the New Testament form of Elijah) in the Glossary of Science and Health is: “Prophecy; spiritual evidence opposed to material sense; Christian Science, with which can be discerned the spiritual fact of whatever the material senses behold; the basis of immortality” (p. 585). Just as that postcard view of the Oregon coast had never been facing north, my spiritual identity had never included a pain-wracked shoulder. That night, I glimpsed a spiritual fact, and that spiritual fact healed.

I learned that we must not be afraid to wrestle with error, to insist on the truth of our God-created self that, as Genesis 1 states, is the image of God. It may take no more than a moment, or it may take longer, but we will win because a lie is, and always will be, a lie, and Truth will always be true.

There was another lesson from that postcard. No matter how hard I tried later, never again could I see that photo as looking north. As we agree to challenge each appearance of wrong, we will see that what has looked powerful and unsettling really is a lie and that the spiritual, perfect, good, is there instead. Not a single fact will change, only our view of it. Mrs. Eddy writes in her Retrospection and Introspection, “Divine Science demands mighty wrestlings with mortal beliefs, as we sail into the eternal haven over the unfathomable sea of possibilities” (pp. 56–57). What an incredible voyage we are on.

 


 

From sense to Soul my pathway lies before me,
From mist and shadow into Truth’s clear day;
The dawn of all things real is breaking o’er me,
     My heart is singing: I have found the way.
I reach Mind’s open door, and at its portal
     I know that where I stand is holy ground;
I feel the calm and joy of things immortal,
     The loveliness of Love is all around.
The way leads upward and its goal draws nearer,
     Thought soars enraptured, fetterless and free;
The vision infinite to me grows clearer,
     I touch the fringes of eternity.

—Violet Hay
Christian Science Hymnal, Hymn No. 64, © CSBD

You are invited to join us for our Sunday church service in person or on Zoom every Sunday at 10 am PT. (please let us know you are coming if you can). We meet for an hour and then have an open discussion about the week’s Bible lesson and/or testimonies of healing and comments and questions about Christian Science.

The Encinitas Reading Room is currently open by appointment only.

Phone 541 753 6395

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

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Sorry for the random posts earlier today. There was a glitch in the software and our Webmaster has fixed it. We will still have our Zoom church service at 10:00 am Sunday as usual. Please join us.

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

You are invited to join us for our Sunday church service on zoom every Sunday at 10 am PT. To join please email us at christiansciencenote@gmail.com and we can send a link to our meeting. We meet for an hour and then have an open discussion about the week’s Bible lesson and/or testimonies of healing and comments and questions about Christian Science.

The Encinitas Reading Room is currently open by appointment only.

Phone 541 753 6395

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

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Am I spreading the good news? By Marsha Pecaut, CS. from the Christian Science Sentinel March 29, 2021 ISSUE

Saturday, April 3rd, 2021

 

We all have our stories about the past year. Some might be about frustration or fear, others about resilience or hope. And yet, I’ve come to see all of them as learning experiences.

One of these occurred when my husband and I were stuck behind closed borders after traveling to Canada in March 2020. Unable to get back to our home in the United States because of pandemic travel restrictions, we felt blessed to meet Canadian neighbors who befriended and assisted us.

Like millions around the globe, we turned to computer apps to stay connected to family, friends, and coworkers during the isolation. As we compared notes on the challenging time we all faced, I realized I was believing that I was on a mental roller coaster, trying to keep up with what was
happening locally, at home, and around the world.

When I saw that I had a choice whether to ride up and down or be still and pray, a question occurred to me: “What am I spreading—fears and worries, or the good news of our God, who is divine Life, Truth, and Love?”

This question necessitated honesty as to what I was believing. I started to examine my thinking moment by moment to see where my focus was—on the distressing human scene, or on the ever-present good news of God—divine Spirit, Mind—and His love.

The Christ is here today to awaken us from any hypnotic dream or lie about our true being and God-maintained safety.

St. Paul says, “The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7). This spiritual consciousness doesn’t include sickness, terror, anger, disdain, or division, but only love for and obedience to the one God, who created us all. Demonstrating this Christly state of thought in our daily life means being a spreader of good news, not a bearer of bad news.

During daily walks with our Canadian neighbors, instead of joining discussions of disease and media reports describing discord, I learned to listen for opportunities to share the good news of our wholeness and integrity as God’s expression, made in His image and likeness, as the Bible says.

For example, one day when the talk turned to mental health and politics, I related a true story about a hypnotist going around to each table at a business banquet, attempting to hypnotize individuals to do silly things to entertain the crowd. A couple who were Christian Scientists were the only guests at the dinner who did not respond to the hypnotist’s suggestions. The wife said later that when the hypnotist reached her table, she was silently affirming that God is the only Mind, and that man does not need or want to succumb to intrusive mental suggestions. Her resistance was a protection against mental manipulation.

As we walked with our neighbors, this story led to a conversation about the importance of doing our own thinking in order to avoid being manipulated. I shared this statement by Mary Baker Eddy from her textbook on Christian Science, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “The time for thinkers has come” (p. vii).

When governments began strongly recommending or even mandating that face masks be worn, I realized that compliance doesn’t stop us from spreading the good thoughts we think or the love we live. Such compliance, when motivated by love for our neighbors and our communities, can only support us in practicing the Science of Christ with the expectation of healing hearts, minds, and bodies. Mrs. Eddy states, “Genuine Christian Scientists are, or should be, the most systematic and law-abiding people on earth, because their religion demands implicit adherence to fixed rules, in the orderly demonstration thereof” (Retrospection and Introspection, p. 87).

While vaccinations are being administered around the globe in an effort to protect people from the coronavirus, we can go back to the question, “What am I spreading? Am I spreading the good news of God’s glory?” Divine Love, which includes no evil, confers the only real protection against disease—and we can understand and claim this immunity as God-given. When we know ourselves and others to be the expression of immortal Spirit, divine Love, we’re less susceptible to material beliefs, including sickness and sin. The Christ is here today to awaken us from any hypnotic dream or lie about our true being and God-maintained safety.

Nothing can stop the spread of God’s pure thoughts among all His children. And it’s our job to reflect that purity in thought and life. As Paul instructs, “Brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things” (Philippians 4:8).

Mrs. Eddy echoes that teaching in an article included in The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany: “Beloved Christian Scientists, keep your minds so filled with Truth and Love, that sin, disease, and death cannot enter them. It is plain that nothing can be added to the mind already full. There is no door through which evil can enter, and no space for evil to fill in a mind filled with goodness. Good thoughts are an impervious armor; clad therewith you are completely shielded from the attacks of error of every sort. And not only yourselves are safe, but all whom your thoughts rest upon are thereby benefited” (p. 210).

We can’t force Truth and Love on the world—and we don’t need to. Our role is to be witnesses to the present perfection of God, divine Truth and Love, and His creation, to “speak as the oracles of God” (I Peter 4:11). We do this when we allow God’s law of harmony to govern us, for in reality, Love reigns and is All. And we can spread this divine good news wherever Love leads us to.

You are invited to join us for our Sunday church service on zoom every Sunday at 10 am PT. To join please email us at christiansciencenote@gmail.com and we can send a link to our meeting. We meet for an hour and then have an open discussion about the week’s Bible lesson and/or testimonies of healing and comments and questions about Christian Science.  If you would like to join us send us an email or call 541 753 6395

The Encinitas Reading Room is currently open by appointment only.

Phone (760) 753 4545

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

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