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Tonight! Blues sensation Nathan James, inspiration and free pizza. 2/15/2018

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

The Reading Room will stay open late tonight. We will start off the evening at 6:00pm for a gratitude Testimonial meeting.  Then following the service we have free pizza at 7:00 and then stay for live blues music by Nathan James at 7:30.

 

nathon-hr-102 Nathan James is our featured musician for this month’s Third Thursday Concert Series in our Garden.  Never one to follow convention and always one to think for himself, Nathan James has created a musical identity with his homemade instruments and self taught skills. Armed with his handcrafted washboard guitar and stomping out time on a box made of old fence boards, while singing and blowing harmonica, you are sure to be captivated. Nathan James is a well respected and experienced artist in his field. For over 20 years now he has successfully made his living touring and recording, solely specializing in his passion for blues and American roots music. 

Testimonial meetings are open for all to attend. There is Music and singing, inspirational readings, and you’ll also hear fellow attendees share insights, experiences, and demonstrations of 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.

 

Phone (760) 753 4545

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

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Teen awakes from a coma after a ski accident that left him unconscious. Watch his video account of how his parents prayer resulted in him not having to have emergency surgery.

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Meet Chris. He was hospitalized after a skiing accident. Due to Christian Science prayer, surgery wasn’t needed. He was completely healed.  If you were inspired by Chris’s story come join us tomorrow night for our Third Thursday Gratitude/testimonial meeting at 6:00, 2/15/2018 in the Encinitas Reading Room.  After our meeting there will be free pizza at 7:00 then live music by Blues sensation Nathan James.  Click here for more information about the music.

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. The topic will be: “Christian Science: The prayer-based system perfectly poised to help humanity today.“

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.

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.

Phone (760) 753 4545

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

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Nathan James sings the blues Thursday February 15, 2018

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Mark your calendars for this coming Thursday evening, February 15th, 2018.  The Reading Room will stay open late this night. We will start off the evening at 6:00pm for a gratitude Testimonial meeting   Then following the service we have free pizza at 7:00 and then stay for live blues music by Nathan James at 7:30.

Nathan James is our featured musician for this month’s Third Thursday Concert Series .  Never one to follow convention and always one to think for himself, Nathan James has created a musical identity with his homemade instruments and self taught skills. Armed with his handcrafted washboard guitar and stomping out time on a box made of old fence boards, while singing and blowing harmonica, you are sure to be captivated. Nathan James is a well respected and experienced artist in his field. For over 20 years now he has successfully made his living touring and recording, solely specializing in his passion for blues and American roots music. 

Testimonial meetings are open for all to attend. There is Music and singing, impressional  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.  For this event we will be meeting inside the Reading Room.

 

Phone (760) 753 4545

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

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What if the crime is unforgivable?

Monday, February 5th, 2018

This woman shares how she was led to see that all – including our seeming “enemies” – have an innate ability to live up to their true nature as divine Love’s reflection.


One morning I had the flu and was feeling miserable, so I stayed home from work. I’ve always found it helpful to start my day with prayer, so that’s what I did. Then I opened the Bible at random. That’s when my eyes fell on a command to pray for our enemies.

There was only one person I considered an enemy. That was a man who had attacked my sister, my very best friend, and I definitely didn’t want to pray for him. He was convicted of being a serial rapist and is now serving a 120-year prison sentence, and I had been in the courtroom during the trial when woman after woman testified against him.

So here I was years later, with my Bible open to a passage commanding me to pray for my enemies. I knew it held a message for me about this experience. But I felt I just couldn’t pray for him. The same thing happened the next day, too – I opened to a passage instructing us to pray for our enemies, but couldn’t bring myself to do it.

The third day – still feeling sick – I again prayed, opened my Bible, and my eyes fell on yet another verse commanding us to pray for our enemies.

I closed my Bible, but this time with a slightly more humble heart. I was tired of feeling sick, and I had a hunch that this message was going to continue coming my way until I learned whatever I needed to learn from it.

So I gave this idea of praying for my enemy some thought. I had no idea how to even begin to pray honestly for this individual. Then I remembered a phrase by Monitor founder Mary Baker Eddy: “Desire is prayer” (“Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” p. 1). I asked myself what I honestly desired for this man and realized I truly wanted him to find reformation of character, and knew that was possible even while serving a prison term. So I wholeheartedly prayed that he experience progress in his life. My prayers acknowledged that this is possible for everyone.

This may seem naive or even far-fetched when someone has committed atrocious crimes. But through studying and practicing Christian Science I’d increasingly come to understand that everyone’s true identity is spiritual, therefore good and loving, the very reflection of God, or divine Love. That’s not to say that our every thought or act is consistent with this spiritual reality. Clearly this man’s hadn’t been. But we all have the innate ability to understand and live in line with our true nature, to let God’s redeeming love lead us out of darkness into more upright thoughts and actions. Acknowledging this doesn’t mean excusing or tolerating wrongdoing, but rather opens the door for spiritual growth and reformation, which benefits all whose lives we touch, as well as ourselves. In this experience I felt reformed as I learned to pray for someone who I considered to be an enemy, even before I finally felt forgiveness for him.

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Do I have more to learn about forgiveness? Oh yes! But I trust that my prayer blessed this man in some small way as it certainly blessed me. I was immediately healed of the flu.

Other versions of this article aired on the Jan. 11, 2018, Christian Science Daily Lift podcast and appeared in the July 1, 2013, issue of the Christian Science Sentinel.

By Laurie M. Scott

The Monitor’s bias

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Dear reader:

Someone once told me that the Monitor’s reputation for unbiased journalism was all wrong.

He wasn’t criticizing The Christian Science Monitor or saying that it was – or should be – partisan about any policy, party, or person. He was saying that there were things on which the Monitor clearly did take sides: justice, compassion, dignity, or responsibility, just to name a few.

Former Monitor Editor Marshall Ingwerson summed it up this way: “The Monitor has a bias for progress.”

Christa Case Bryant’s recent cover story is a beautiful example of how that Monitor bias works.

In the aftermath of the 2014 killing of Michael Brown by a policeman in Ferguson, Mo., the discussion of “Black Lives Matter” and “Blue Lives Matter” often seemed in conflict with one another. The deep emotions on both sides – so often undergirded by very legitimate concerns – can often tempt us to choose teams.

But in Christa’s story, Elyssa Sullivan and Sgt. Charles Lowe did something interesting. In some ways, they chose the “other” team. Ms. Sullivan, a white suburbanite, joined Black Lives Matter protests. Sergeant Lowe, who is black, chose to join a police department that, many critics say, still struggles with racism, and which, according to data, is disproportionately white.

We usually think about segregation in physical terms when people of different races don’t live among each other. But recent elections brought to the surface a different kind of segregation – mental segregation.

You could say that Sullivan and Lowe are rebels against that trend. And you could say the Monitor is biased in support of them.

Time and again, Monitor reporters have found that when people have the courage to break out of narrow assumptions about those on the “other” side – no matter who that “other” is – and engage them with a genuine sense of goodwill, barriers fall.

That can be the residents of an Atlanta neighborhood learning to trust the cop next door. Or a dyed-in-the-wool Second Amendment supporter reaching out to gun-control advocates to address the suicide rate. Or residents of Greek islands embracing the refugees in their midst.

These stories are not about telling readers what to think. Rather, they begin to break down the idea that opposing views are irreconcilable.

Is the Monitor biased toward a sense of unity, that amid all the diversities of opinions and races and nations, we can find a common humanity that more strongly binds us? Yes.

The Monitor’s mission is “to injure no man, but to bless all mankind.” That can’t leave anyone out.

We hope you’ll help share the Monitor Daily.

Mark Sappenfield
Editor, The Christian Science Monitor

P.S. We’re eager to hear your thoughts and questions about the Monitor. You can reply to this email or send me a note at editor@csmonitor.com.

Live show tonight, January 18, 2018 with Jen Hajj, plus Inspiration, and Free Pizza.

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Jen Hajj Will be preforming for us tonight.  She is an award winning songwriter from Idyllwild, California. Her music has taken her to the corners of the earth, and she has collaborated with musicians from Germany, Sweden, Ireland, and Mexico. Her easygoing style, inspirational stories, and positive lyrics will make you think about what’s great in the world.  Check here to preview some of her music

The evening tonight will start off at 6:00pm with a Testimonial meeting followed by free pizza at 7:00.  Then stay for live music by Jen Hajj at 7:30.   Jen is our featured musician for this month’s Third Thursday Concert Series.

Testimonial meetings are open for all to attend. There is music and singing, inspirational 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.  Click here a video example of what you might hear at a Christian Science Testimonial meeting.

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.

Phone (760) 753 4545

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

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Sacrament – Salvation belongs to the LORD. Your blessing is upon Your people. Psalms 3:8

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

This is the title for our Sunday service tomorrow morning, January 14, 2018 at 10:00 am. Come and join us!

And at the same time during our Infinite Horizons program, the Sunday school children/teens will be instructed with these thoughts from Mind:

All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching the truth, rebuking error, correcting faults, and giving instruction for right living, so that the person who serves God may be fully qualified and equipped to do every kind of good deed.

II Timothy 3:16, 17—Good News Translation

Practice not profession, understanding not belief, gain the ear and right hand of omnipotence and they assuredly call down infinite blessings.

– Mary Baker Eddy

 Infinite Horizons Program

Helping your children/teens discover their Godlike qualities and their innate greatness, in a casual Sunday school setting

We believe …“A little child will lead them” (Isaiah 11: 6)

Also join us this coming Thursday evening, January 18th, 2018,  The Christian Science Reading Room in Encinitas will stay open late.  The evening will start off at 6:00pm with a Testimonial meeting followed by free pizza at 7:00.  Then stay for live music by Jen Hajj at 7:30.   Jen is our featured musician for this month’s Third Thursday Concert Series in our Garden and is an award winning songwriter from Idyllwild, California. Her music has taken her to the corners of the earth, and she has collaborated with musicians from Germany, Sweden, Ireland, and Mexico. Her easygoing style, inspirational stories, and positive lyrics will make you think about what’s great in the world.

Testimonial meetings are open for all to attend. There is music and singing, inspirational 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.  Click here a video example of what you might hear at a Christian Science Testimonial meeting.

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.

Phone (760) 753 4545

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

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Come join us this Sunday for our 10 AM service at the Christian Science Society of Encinitas Reading Room

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

Yes, we are the Reading Room Garden that has the fountain with the words

“GOD IS LOVE”

Everyone that thirsteth, come ye  to the waters!!! –Isaiah 55:1

Also at the same time bring your children/teens to our Sunday school within the Infinite Horizons Program

Helping your children/teens discover their Godlike qualities and their innate greatness, in a casual Sunday school setting

We believe …“A little child will lead them” (Isaiah 11: 6)

Phone (760) 753 4545

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

Driving Directions

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Tonight! December 21st, 2017, join us at the Reading Room For Music, Inspiration, and Free Pizza

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Singer song writer Sarah Rogo’ will perform for us at 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.    Click here to see past music

Sarah was nominee for Best Singer-Songwriter at the 2017 San Diego Music Awards. She takes her inspiration from nature and the nearby ocean, always writing outdoors, where inspiration can strike at any moment, and usually does. “I’m fueled by nature. When I’m writing or wandering the woods or the beach I can hear the whisperings of my heart. There are melodies in nature and I scoop them up and take them home.”

Testimonial meetings are open for all to attend. There is music and singing, inspirational 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.  Click here a video example of what you might hear at a Christian Science Testimonial meeting.

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.

Come visit our Reading Room garden and join us this Sunday December 23rd, 2017 for our Sunday Christmas service at 4pm (Note: starting on January 7th, 2018 our new service time will be at 10:00am)

Also, the new Infinite Horizons program for Children/Teens which includes a Christian Science Sunday school will start at 10am on January 7th, 2018 in conjunction with our church service.
Click here for more information

Phone (760) 753 4545

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

Driving Directions

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Come to our Third Thursday Testimonial meeting/Concert this Thursday, December 21st, 2017. We are welcoming back singer song writer Sarah Rogo

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Eliza Vera will not be able to perform for us this month due to a family emergency.  But the good news is Sarah Rogo was able to adjust her schedule to cover for her.  We will have Eliza back again sometime next year.

Join us  this Thursday, December 21st, 2017 for singer song writer Sarah Rogo for our next Third Thursday Concert Series.  Music will start at 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.    Click here to see past music

Sara was nominee for Best Singer-Songwriter at the 2017 San Diego Music Awards. She takes her inspiration from nature and the nearby ocean, always writing outdoors, where inspiration can strike at any moment, and usually does. “I’m fueled by nature. When I’m writing or wandering the woods or the beach I can hear the whisperings of my heart. There are melodies in nature and I scoop them up and take them home.”

Testimonial meetings are open for all to attend. There is music and singing, inspirational 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.

Come visit our Reading Room garden and join us this Sunday December 23rd, 2017 for our Sunday Christmas service at 4pm (Note: starting on January 7th, 2018 our new service time will be at 10:00am)

Also, the new Infinite Horizons program for Children/Teens which includes a Christian Science Sunday school will start at 10am on January 7th, 2018 in conjunction with our church service.
Click here for more information

Phone (760) 753 4545

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

Driving Directions

If you would like to receive information from our Christian Science Society of Encinitas which includes notices about our events and services, please enter your email address to the right in the subscribe window.  It is free, and you will then be sent an email to confirm your subscription.