Meet our Brotherly Love Students and Hear Their Stories

Look what we have accomplished together! Gifts to the Albert Baker Brotherly Love Fund helped us double scholarships for nearly 60 students attending college in the US and Canada. These students received an average award of $7,600, which included a $3,100 Albert Baker Brother Love scholarship. We know that each of these students would like […]

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Look what we have accomplished together!

Gifts to the Albert Baker Brotherly Love Fund helped us double scholarships for nearly 60 students attending college in the US and Canada. These students received an average award of $7,600, which included a $3,100 Albert Baker Brother Love scholarship.

We know that each of these students would like to express their gratitude for this loving support. Since this isn’t possible, we thought you might enjoy meeting a few of them to hear how their college experiences have changed, how they are navigating these changes, and how their scholarship made a difference. Please join us on Monday, November 16, 2020 from 3 pm-4 pm (Pacific Time) via Zoom to meet them. if you don’t use Zoom, you can participate by phone.

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Christian Science Sentinel – Gathering together in Church without boundaries

The Christian Science Sentinel posted an article by Mark Swinney titled, Gathering together in Church without boundaries: While church buildings and members organized so as to work efficiently together in service to God and mankind certainly continue to be exceedingly relevant, are there other approaches to gathering together in Christ’s name? Lately, people have been […]

Gathering Together In Church Without BoundariesThe Christian Science Sentinel posted an article by Mark Swinney titled, Gathering together in Church without boundaries:

While church buildings and members organized so as to work efficiently together in service to God and mankind certainly continue to be exceedingly relevant, are there other approaches to gathering together in Christ’s name? Lately, people have been gathering in online church events, readily feeling empowered and inspired by the Christ, Truth, that is shining so brightly “in the midst of them.” An online church service or testimony meeting, Sunday School class or lecture, hymn sing or live podcast, can embody all of the substance and spirit of any in-person gathering.

But church can be a much less formal activity, too. In her book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, defines Church in this insightful way: “The structure of Truth and Love; whatever rests upon and proceeds from divine Principle. 

 

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Third Church Dallas Sunday School – Available Online!

Online Sunday School sponsored by Third Church Dallas takes place on Zoom every Sunday at 9:30-10:30 a.m. Central time.
If you’re interested in joining, contact our superintendent at sundayschool@thirdhurchdallas.org to enroll.

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Online Sunday School sponsored by Third Church Dallas takes place on Zoom every Sunday at 9:30-10:30 a.m. Central time.

If you’re interested in joining, contact our superintendent at sundayschool@thirdhurchdallas.org to enroll.

How My Family Found Christian Science

While my mother attended Sunday school in a reformed Jewish synagogue in her youth, she and my grandparents could be best described as secular in outlook     with little interest in religion.  After graduating from high school, she attended college at …

While my mother attended Sunday school in a reformed Jewish synagogue in her youth, she and my grandparents could be best described as secular in outlook     with little interest in religion.  After graduating from high school, she attended college at the University of California, but had to drop out upon or shortly after her first year sometime in 1942 as a result of an incurable, deteriorating digestive health condition.  She became an invalid confined to bed, unable to eat normally, and was on a rapid, downward trajectory as she lost weight and strength.  Despite seeking help from the best medical specialists in San Francisco, none could be found that offered any hope of cure. 

My grandparents had a successful millinery shop in the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco at the time.  One early evening after the shop was closed for business, the bookkeeper came in to pick up the week’s receipt and purchase records.  To her surprise, she found my grandfather seated in the back room leaning over his desk and weeping.  When she tenderly inquired what was troubling him, he explained that his only daughter, my mom, was dying and that nothing could be done to help her.   As I recall the details, this kind woman suggested that she had a book that could be of great help.  Either that evening or sometime shortly afterward, she gave my grandfather a copy of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, and told him to give it to her and have her read it.

As I recall from my mother’s reminisces, she read Science and Health all afternoon with intensity and without interruption.  At dinner time she realized that her strength and normal appetite returned.  She came downstairs to the dining room and joined my grandparents in eating a normal meal for the first time in several months.   She was cured and that was the end of the debilitating illness!  I recall my mother telling me that my grandparents both wept with tears of joy at the dinner table that evening as they witnessed my mother’s complete healing.  They all knew it was that the divine truth in that book that resulted in the healing.    

This healing profoundly changed my mother, and she became interested in Christian Science.  My mother’s healing was exactly like those testimonies in the “Fruitage” chapter of Science and Health in which healing resulted from reading the book.  She soon began attending a local Christian Science church in San Francisco and became an active member sometime thereafter.   

While my grandparents didn’t pursue any interest in Christian Science, I do recall that my grandmother had great respect for this healing religion.  One time while riding in the family car with my mom and grandmother, I specifically recall a conversation in which my grandmother referred to a young child (who may have been a family member of a friend) who was quickly healed of a serious hand injury by vehemently denying its reality with a simple, childlike conviction.  She exclaimed that this child was a “natural Christian Scientist”.   Another time when I was young, I recall attending a Christian Science lecture at a local San Francisco movie theater with my mom and grandmother.   I am certain that if my mother’s healing didn’t happen just as I have described, my grandmother would have had a very dismissive attitude toward Christian Science.

My dad had no interest in religion, but I do recall when I was about 5 years of age that he had an operation to remove kidney stones and being very ill-at-ease when he was away from home in the hospital.  Some years later, my mom explained that his operation was unsuccessful, and his doctors wanted to repeat the operation.   He was in such extreme discomfort that it only took gentle prodding to obtain his consent to prayerful treatment by a Christian Science practitioner; he was quickly healed and a second operation wasn’t necessary.  

As a young child, I had no interest in attending Sunday School.  I much preferred going on Sunday morning adventures with my dad.  When I began to ask my parents “how do people know that there is a God?”, my mother knew it was time for me to attend.  I reluctantly attended Sunday School at the 4th Church of Christ Scientist in San Francisco.   I only regret that I didn’t immediately realize the tremendous blessing that this attendance represented at the time.  Today, when I teach a Sunday School class, I love to tell the students that the best thing my mom ever did for me was to enroll me in a Christian Science Sunday School!

by J.E.H.

Introducing our New Processing Agent for ABF Programs in Africa!

  Dear Friends, Greetings, gratitude, and best wishes to each of you in your respective countries! Our thoughts and prayers are with you as we all embrace the world at this time. I am writing to announce the change of ABF’s Africa Applications Processing Agent, (APA). You may know that our current APA, Mr. Jean […]

 

Dear Friends,

Dominique Bita'a Beling

Dominique Bita’a Beling, Processing Agent for ABF Programs in Africa

Greetings, gratitude, and best wishes to each of you in your respective countries! Our thoughts and prayers are with you as we all embrace the world at this time.

I am writing to announce the change of ABF’s Africa Applications Processing Agent, (APA). You may know that our current APA, Mr. Jean Leonard (JL) Ngabo has entered the Christian Science Nursing ministry in the USA, which has been a cherished heart-felt desire for many years. We rejoice with JL in this beautiful unfoldment of opportunity to serve the Christian Science movement! Mr. Jean Leonard has given wonderful service for the last six years. and we will always consider him a member of The Albert Baker Fund family.

I am delighted to let you know that ABF has appointed Mr. Dominique Bita’a Beling, to succeed Mr. JL as the APA for Africa. Mr. Dominique was one of the first students to be assisted by the ABF in Douala, Cameroon. We are very grateful that he has agreed to work with us in this new capacity and are confident that he will continue the high standards of integrity and Christian care expressed by Mr. JL.

I know you will all enjoy working with Mr. Dominique, along with our longtime colleague, Lamech Katamba, who manages our Africa program and trains and supervises our 13 ICRs.

As always, we appreciate your continued support of our programs and students. Please join me in sending a heartfelt thank you to Mr. JL. and extending a warm welcome to Mr. Dominique.

With deep gratitude,

Josephritter Sig

 

 

 

Dr. Joseph M. Ritter, Chief Executive Officer
The Albert Baker Fund

Christian Science Journal – “Being a force for good”

The Christian Science Journal Website published excerpts from the 2019 TMC Youth Summit that will be featured in next month’s issue: The following is an edited transcript of a panel discussion on “Why Church?” that took place during the “Being a force for good” summit of 20- and 30-somethings held at The Mother Church in […]

Being A Froce Of GoodThe Christian Science Journal Website published excerpts from the 2019 TMC Youth Summit that will be featured in next month’s issue:

The following is an edited transcript of a panel discussion on “Why Church?” that took place during the “Being a force for good” summit of 20- and 30-somethings held at The Mother Church in October 2019. On the one-year anniversary of the summit, we hope you will join us in reflecting on the ever-expanding idea of Church, especially as we all continue to discover new ways to experience church in person, online, and by phone…

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Join Us for an Online Talk on ‘Meaningful Change for Ourselves and the World’

The power of God’s love is the greatest agent for bringing needed change and healing into the world. A talk on Christian Science. Mark McCurties, CS Christian Science practitioner Member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. Thursday, October 29 7:00pm CDT Attend online or by phone www.zoom.us/j/84347230349 Or call 312 626 6799 then 843 […]

200919 Mccurties Lecture

The power of God’s love is the greatest agent for bringing needed change and healing into the world. A talk on Christian Science.

Mark McCurties, CS Christian Science practitioner Member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship.

Thursday, October 29
7:00pm CDT

Attend online or by phone
www.zoom.us/j/84347230349
Or call 312 626 6799 then 843 4723 0349

214 526 7783
www.thirdchurchdallas.org

The Principle Foundation: Spiritual Discernment – The Key to Helping Others

The Principle Foundation Houston Local Committee invites you to explore together how we can uplift and improve our efforts to help others. Join in for this online inspirational workshop facilitated by Bruce Jeffrey Executive Director of The Principle Foundation on  Saturday, October 10th at 10:00am – 11:30am Click HERE to download a PDF Flyer Click […]

The Principle Foundation Houston Local Committee invites you to explore together how we can uplift and improve our efforts to help others.

Join in for this online inspirational workshop facilitated by Bruce Jeffrey Executive Director of The Principle Foundation on  Saturday, October 10th at 10:00am – 11:30am

Click HERE to download a PDF Flyer

Click HERE to access the online Zoom event on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 10:00am

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Fern Lodge 2020 Annual Meeting Replay

Fern Lodge 2020 Annual Meeting Replay (Full Length/ 1 h 45mins)                       Part 5.Vanessa Campbell — “Persistence in Prayer”    

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Fern Lodge 2020 Annual Meeting Replay (Full Length/ 1 h 45mins)  

 

Part 1.Reading from Betsy Anumu

 

 

 

Part 2. George Strong — Update from Administrator



 

 

 

 

Part 3. Deanna Belyk Proctor – Christian Science Nursing Update

Part 4. Sharon Strong – Christian Science Nursing Education Update

 

 

Part 5.Vanessa Campbell — “Persistence in Prayer”

 

 

 

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Mary Baker Eddy Library – Mary Baker Eddy and the Puritans

Early this month the Mary Baker Eddy Library website posted a podcast highlighting Dr. David Hall, author of The Puritans: A Transatlantic History (2019): How should we view the Puritans, and their religious and cultural legacy? This episode explores that question with Dr. David Hall, author of The Puritans: A Transatlantic History (2019). As he explains, there […]

Early this month the Mary Baker Eddy Library website posted a podcast highlighting Dr. David Hall, author of The Puritans: A Transatlantic History (2019):

How should we view the Puritans, and their religious and cultural legacy? This episode explores that question with Dr. David Hall, author of The Puritans: A Transatlantic History (2019). As he explains, there was much more to these people than the stern, judgmental caricature that has followed them through the years. In fact, Hall says, when we look at how the Puritans felt about God’s presence in their lives, “the word love leaps out at us.” For Mary Baker Eddy, her Puritan heritage  left a deep and abiding impression—one she both contested and valued. Learn how the Puritan concept of “spiritual sense” in the human heart connected to her vision.

If you would like to view the article in full and listen to the podcast on https://www.marybakereddylibrary.org,
please click here.