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Testimony meetings and spiritual growth—a clear link

Recently I had the opportunity to talk with a group of Christian Scientists who were about to graduate from college. During our conversation one of the questions asked was, “What helped you stay committed to Christian Science?” I found myself sharing that the one thing that had been a great support in keeping me connected to Science was my commitment to attending Wednesday evening testimony meetings.

From desperation to gratitude

I yearned for answers. I had been earnestly praying for weeks and months—much of the time with the loving, tender, and inspired help of a Christian Science practitioner.

Guided by the one Mind

In Christian Science we learn that there is only one Mind, God, and that we are the expression of that Mind—not governed by a mortal mentality. I knew the first part (only one Mind), but when I started a new work engagement helping a customer team I hadn’t worked with before, I was reminded of the second part—of what the truth of God’s nature means for us.

God has directed my steps

When I was a young girl, I was diagnosed with rheumatic fever. Although I survived the illness, there were debilitating aftereffects that included long periods of pain and immobility in which I couldn’t walk.

Rethinking time

I recently completed a three-year term as First Reader at my branch Church of Christ, Scientist. The First Reader conducts the main part of the Sunday service each week as well as the Wednesday evening testimony meetings.

Why I am a Christian Scientist …

With the various challenges and boasts of materialism that are presented to us daily via the media, in literature, perhaps from people in our lives, many Christian Scientists may have been asked to sincerely consider the question, “Why exactly are you a Christian Scientist?” or “How can you be a Christian Scientist?”—i. e.

Hymn Sing—June 5, 2016

What follows is an edited summary of the Hymn Sing held on Sunday, June 5, 2016, in the Extension of The Mother Church and broadcast live online. The Hymn Sing was one of the events held during the weekend prior to Annual Meeting.

My healing in a Reading Room

From deep in my heart comes gratitude for Christian Science Reading Rooms and for the unselfish individuals who staff them so that the healing comfort of Christian Science is readily available in communities all over the world. When my husband and I were in Nuremberg, Germany, a few years ago, I awoke one morning feeling very ill.

Church Activities Workshop

The following is an edited excerpt of the 2016 Annual Meeting Church Activities Workshop, held on June 4 in the Extension of The Mother Church and broadcast live online. To listen to the complete replay, visit christianscience.

In the fall of 2015 , Sixth Church of Christ, Scientist, Washington, DC, hosted an inspirational meeting in order to better understand the connection between The Christian Science Monitor and healing. At this event, we watched an insightful video produced by The Mother Church, “A conversation about The Christian Science Monitor with our church family,” and then discussed the questions asked in the video.