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200 Kids lead parents into the Reading Room’s Garden Sunday School.

Saturday, November 27th, 2021

TempimageecxstnLast weekend we opened the Christian Science Reading Room and Garden to the community during our town’s Holiday Street Fair in Encinitas, CA. Hwy 101 is closed to street traffic for this event and our booth is right in front of the Reading Room and the entrance to our welcoming garden with a God is Love fountain, comfy seating and rocks to sit on and lots of hiding places to play our God’s name game where the children search for the seven synonyms for God.
In the Glossary on page 587 of the Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy, God is defined as: Principle, Mind, Soul, Spirit, Life, Truth, Love. As these children searched the garden, some very small children had mom or dad write in the words, but most parents had the children copy the letters, and pronounce the name. After all the home schooling done last year, both moms and dads really enjoyed their children writing out each letter on the ‘game sheet’ which was a cardstock printed with the game on one side and our church information on the other side with an invitation to Sunday School.
TempimagejjyjyqMany of these folks often stayed and relaxed while they enjoyed the live jazz music being played by the Armstrong Quartet. We also had members in the Garden who were happy to answer questions about Christian Science and help the kids find the trickier hiding places.

Our church team invited kids and their parents to ‘come in’ and handed them a game card. The words for God were ‘hidden in plain sight” at kids’ eye level, in plants, on trees, and rocks.
Everyone expressed such gratitude to us for the opportunity to be in the garden and how much fun their children were having.
Tempimagevtmo76Parents came with strollers, and parked at our fountain, staying and loving the time with their kids and friends in an event that was free and inspirational, and full of love while educational as well. A good time was had by all and you could hear them saying as they left “that was so much fun”.

Because young parents aren’t likely to read paper flyers and more at depth in reading screens, we emphasized our easy to remember website Mindheals.us on everything we printed, even on our t-shirts. For us, it is not about how things have always been done in the past; it is about meeting people and their families where they are at, then serving their needs  “to bless our community with healing and spiritual support for all”.  The parents’ learning is equally as  important as the kids who brought them in. It was awesome to see it all work together and we all felt truly blessed and humbled by the experience. “And a little child shall lead them.”

Tempimage3auidcWe praised the childrens’ completed score cards of synonyms and made an age-appropriate comment about them. Everyone won a prize and were asked what the child’s favorite name for God was. (Love came in with a score of over 100 kids, with Truth in second place and the rest evenly marked on the white board.)

 Tempimagex2vpe1As a bonus, the kids were asked if they wanted to take the T-shirt challenge. If they could memorize and say the seven synonyms for God, they won a t-shirt and got to choose one of two t-shirts that read “Worthy of love” or “Truth is Power”.


We suggested to them to visit us on Sundays @ 10:00am for church and Sunday school in person at the Reading Room/Garden or online with Zoom. A family with teens were so intrigued that our church was founded by a woman, Mary Baker Eddy, and were very interested to research further and planned to come by again. This is just one of the many conversations that went on.
Tempimageujws4zAfter lengthy discussions with visitors, volunteers would carefully select free literature (Sentinels, Journals and Monitors) for the visitor and at least 20 visitors were given a Science and Health. Our focus is to let our light shine to the community to let them feel comfortable to come in.


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


Over 200 children finished God’s name game this fall and at least 400 more parents and grandparents were engaged with their children throughout the activity. Spring brings another weekend event and we can always use more volunteers. Many of the adults hadn’t encountered any church or Bible let alone our textbook, Science and Health. We invited them to use our resources here in our Reading Room to study more about the Word and Mrs. Eddy’s writings. They were encouraged to come back when in town, and ‘hang out’ in the Reading Room and Garden, and of course, they were all invited to come back for another day of Sunday school. This was always met with huge smiles and ‘Thank you, Thank you!” Our society volunteers always try to listen to what is in the visitors’ heart. We help these visitors to answer their questions about Christian Science, and we know that Divine Mind led them in, and that same Mind guides us to a heart made ready to receive divine Love’s tender guidance.

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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No zoom church service Today Sunday November 21, but we will be will be streaming the Mother church Sunday service in the Reading room for anyone who would like to view it.

Sunday, November 21st, 2021

The Reading Room will be open this Sunday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM during this last day of Encinitas 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 not have our usual Sunday service but will be streaming the Mother church Sunday service for anyone who would like to view it.

Bring the kids for a fun scavenger hunt called “The God’s name game” during the fair in our Garden where they search for the seven synonyms for God.

IMG_1236In 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

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 when a prize .

This game is based on ideas taught in our Infinite Horizons Program which includes  Christian Science Sunday school.  For more information click Here  .

November holiday Street Fair 2021

Enjoy over 450 unique food, arts and crafts vendors plus four entertainment stages, children’s rides, Bike Valets, and more! Take advantage of free family fun, and entertainment!

PLEASE NOTE that there is NO PARKING on Hwy 101 from D to J Street on Saturday and Sunday from 4am – 6pm. Your car will be towed by law enforcement if parked in the specified area. There will be signage leading up to the Street Fair as a reminder.

You are also invited to join us for our normaly held Sunday church services at the Reading Room or on zoom every Sunday at 10 am PT. 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.

Phone (760) 753 4545

912 S. Coast Hwy. 101, 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.

No zoom church service this Sunday November 21, but we will be open Saturday and Sunday for the Encinitas Holliday Street Fair November 20, 21, 2021

Friday, November 19th, 2021

The Reading Room will be open this weekend from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday during the Encinitas 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 not have our usual Sunday service but will be streaming the Mother church Sunday service for anyone who would like to view it.  Also on Saturday we will have live jazz music in the garden by the Armstrong quartet.

Bring the kids for a fun scavenger hunt called “The God’s name game” during the fair in our Garden where they search for the seven synonyms for God.

IMG_1236In 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

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 when a prize .

This game is based on ideas taught in our Infinite Horizons Program which includes  Christian Science Sunday school.  For more information click Here  .

November holiday Street Fair 2021

Enjoy over 450 unique food, arts and crafts vendors plus four entertainment stages, children’s rides, Bike Valets, and more! Take advantage of free family fun, and entertainment!

PLEASE NOTE that there is NO PARKING on Hwy 101 from D to J Street on Saturday and Sunday from 4am – 6pm. Your car will be towed by law enforcement if parked in the specified area. There will be signage leading up to the Street Fair as a reminder.

You are also invited to join us for our normaly held Sunday church services at the Reading Room or on zoom every Sunday at 10 am PT. 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.

Phone (760) 753 4545

912 S. Coast Hwy. 101, 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.

The Garden of the Great Spirit

Saturday, November 13th, 2021

Tempimagebvjmf5For Halloween this year 2021, our Christian Science society of Encinitas hosted what we named “The Garden of the Great Spirit.” In one evening, we had about 2,700 people walk through our garden and then talk to us in the reading room. During several periods, there was a line to get into our reading room. Each person passed by 13 illuminated signs about the spiritual nature of God as they wandered through our garden. We also had a lot of decorations not normally found at a Christian Science church, such as spider webs, giant rats, trees with glowing eyes, and skeletons that played banjos. Countering these spooky decorations, were messages about not being afraid because God was present. And we had a fountain declaring “God is Love.”

Tempimage8kehbhEach visitor was personally greeted in the reading room. Everyone was offered candy, and we also had refrigerator magnets with a metaphysical message. We had incredible feedback like, “What a wonderful positive message,” “Thank you for countering the darkness of this night,” and “You guys are putting a whole new meaning into this holiday.”

 

Tempimagebb4ojcThis was mainly done by just six people from our small Christian Science society. At the end of the night, while we cleaned, we were overcome with a sense of gratitude for this opportunity to reach out to the community.

 

You are invited to join us for our Sunday church service at the Reading Room or on zoom every Sunday at 10 am PT. 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. 

Phone (760) 753 4545

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

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Movie night tonight November 12, 2021 5:30 to 8pm in the Reading Room

Friday, November 12th, 2021

Screen Shot 2021 11 12 At 2.23.37 PmThe Encinitas Christian Science Society is having a Bible-themed movie night on Friday, November 12. The society will show Episodes Number 5 and 6 of the television series The Chosen about Jesus’ healing ministry. The event will be from 5:30 to 8pm and there will be pop corn and drinks. Everyone is welcome.

 

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Phone (760) 753 4545

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

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The Garden of the great Spirit – Fear not; be not afraid!

Saturday, October 30th, 2021

Come down to the Encinitas Reading Room this Sunday, October 31, 2021, during the Encinitas “Safe trick-or-treat” from 4 to 8 PM and experience “The Garden of the great Spirit”. Take the trip down the path into the garden to experience good overcoming evil; where Truth and Life and Love is power. It will be fun for everyone and there are treats at the end.

Also join us for our Church Service and Sunday School starting at 10:00 am at the Reading Room or on Zoom

Phone (760) 753 4545

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

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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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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

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  • 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

Driving Directions

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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

Driving Directions

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