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Heloisa Rivas and Ken Girard share community insights from their lecture and Committe on Publication work. (Boston summit)

Success stories from lecturers and lecture chairs (panelists at the Boston summit)

Letting go and moving forward

When a branch church wanted to have more lectures, longer Reading Room hours, and greater outreach to the community, the members found that their familiar church edifice no longer met their needs. One member shares how they prayerfully let go of their old building and found a new church home. 

A compilation of fresh examples shared during each of the afternoon discussion groups. (Midwest summit)

Responses by Eric Oyama and Jodi Crump Beatty. Great encouragement can to be found on page 1 of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “Desire is prayer; and no loss can occur with our desires, that they may be moulded and exalted before they take form in words and in deeds” (p. 1). Your sincere desire to share the Comforter with your community is one that you can trust with God. We have centuries of examples throughout the Bible to show that God takes care of His children no matter what obstacles confront them. 

One individual's desire to share Christian Science with the Spanish speaking community led to Longmont holding a lecture in Spanish. A mother and daughter who attended this lecture experienced an instantaneous healing. Watch as they share their gratitude for this healing, and how it has inspired their continuing study and practice of Christian Science. 

A short format public lecture by Beth Packer sharing how an understanding of God as infinite Love is key to healing and supply. (Australasian summit)

(Fujiko Signs) A short format lecture about 'turning things into thoughts' and finding a universe of good ideas to meet our needs. (Australasian summit)

Lecture outreach

Two speakers share the "how, what, where, and why" of putting on successful lectures and the importance of this activity being backed by prayer. (Australasian summit, audio only)

Church stands guard with community

Our branch church, First Church of Christ, Scientist, Oakland, is located in the heart of downtown Oakland, California. Our members have embraced the community in many ways, including having noontime Wednesday Testimony meetings, as well as evening meetings each week. Our Reading Room is in the busy government and business center. One special way our church has been a healing force in our community through prayer occurred this past year. 

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