Events & Activities
From The Mother Church - "Circle of Faith"
"The truth is the centre of all religion," Mary Baker Eddy wrote.
Along with our Christian Science activities, you will find some events designated as "Circle of Faith" activities". In "Circle of Faith" activities you'll find ideas that honor that center, the "circle of faith" of which we're all a part. We hope they are helpful as you listen and contribute to the healing dialogue going on between faiths worldwide." | The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston Massachusetts
SAVE THE DATE!
Nate Fredrick is a member of The Christian Science Board of Lectureship. He will be visiting Bend in May to give a free Christian Science talk, "Learn to pray and heal: A spiritual adventure".
Location: Tykeson Hall on the OSU Bend Cascades campus
Here is some background about Nate Fredrick starting with a message from Nate on Youtube
Experiencing first-hand the healing power of Love is Nate’s favorite thing. It’s what makes him tick.
Nate studied perennial religion at Hampshire College where he was introduced to Christian Science healing. Although he was enamored with the academic exploration of spirituality, what he truly desired most was to practice spirituality in a tangible way — he wanted to experience God and heal others.
After traveling the world for a year and hiking extensively in the Himalayas, Nate came to Boston in 2008 to work for his church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist. Since then, he has served in many capacities, including launching and producing your Daily Lift and Time4Thinkers’ Weekly Musician podcasts. Nate also helped pioneer the online Sunday School at The Mother Church; helped launch a branch church in Jamaica Plain, MA; served as reader, soloist and Sunday School teacher in branch churches; worked as a counselor and wilderness trip leader for six years at Camp Owatonna; has shared the Good News at jails, rehab centers and interfaith-events. He’s also been widely involved in composing, producing and performing Christian music.
Nate's many hobbies includes adventuring in the outdoors, writing songs and cooking. But he says, “Without comparison, my greatest love, my greatest joy— my mission — is to transform lives and heal the sick through Christianly Scientific prayer.”
Next in our series –
Tuesday, March 20th at 7:15 pm in the Old Church Concert Hall, join Erique Smeke for "Are you ready to take the next step?"
Are you ready to take the first step?
What is that first step that will lead us to decide between two choices? How can we take that first step towards a more harmonious relationship with friends or relatives? And, what is that connection with God the Bible tells us we have, that enables us to enjoy a better, more stable health? It seems difficult to break through self-doubts and fears. Sometimes we can’t see how to advance forward; we may feel stuck in the problem.
The purpose of this lecture is to show that there is great value in taking a first step towards a solution. When we find ourselves in difficult situations, God is there to support and guide us. And as we look to Him for support we witness how God unfolds the path to the awaited solution.
Some points this lecture brings out:
- God keeps an open channel of communication with each of us that we all can access to find inspiration, healing, and progress in our lives.
- Prayer is reasoning with the heart and letting God have the last word.
- Each one of us has been graced with a unique path in life which God unfolds as we advance forward.
Enrique was raised in Argentina and for a short period of time lived in Chile. His studies in Argentina include telecommunications, electrical engineering and journalism. In the United States he graduated from Principia College with a degree in Business Administration. Upon graduation, Enrique moved to Boston to work for The First Church of Christ, Scientist. He currently resides in Newburyport, MA.
Join us at Arden Wood for two films presented by The Effulgence Foundation!
The Helen Wood Bauman Story (Friday, 3/2, 7:30PM)
The Dr. John Tutt Story (Saturday, 3/3, 10:00AM)
Make it a full weekend at Arden Wood!
Friday, March 2, 2018 at 5:00 PM PST
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 3:00 PM PST
Each film features renowned mid-20th century Christian Science "workers," followed by lively Q&A. Join us after the film presentation on Saturday for lunch, a poetry reading of Bauman's work, and a hymn sing led by Desiree Goyette.
Please register before February 26th!
Details and our online registration form are available on our website.
If you have any questions, please email or call:
We look forward to seeing you in early March!
This is a Circle of Faith Activity
For a variety of reasons Islam may be the most misunderstood religion. Many people don't realize that Muslims, like all major religions, believe in acceptance and peace. In a continuing effort to offer education on diverse religions, INCO is partnering with COCC to bring a Muslim speaker to Bend, as part of COCC's Season of Nonviolence.
We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to meet Nora Mahmoud and learn of her experiences as a Muslim living in Oregon. This event is free to the public, and we encourage you to share this widely with your faith community as well as friends and neighbors.
Interfaith Network of Central Oregon on Facebook
Oregon Christian Science Churches and Societies,
The Salem church is hosting another workshop to help us to become familiar with our new Hymnal. This workshop will again be led by Robert Rockabrand, Professor Emeritus of Principia College.
The workshop will be held in the Salem church on Saturday, February 24th and will be from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with a lunch break.
Everyone should bring a lunch. Snacks will be available.
There will be no child care provided.
Everyone had a good time at the first workshop and we look forward to seeing you at this one.
Questions? Contact the Clerk at 503-362-4850 or by email.
Barbara Windus, Clerk