First Church of Christ, Scientist, Denton, TX https://christiansciencedenton.com You will find answers here! Sun, 21 Nov 2021 16:27:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 165111101 Happy Thanksgiving. Sunday School Students Share their Gratitude Psalms. Special Thanksgiving Day Services. https://christiansciencedenton.com/2021/11/21/happy-thanksgiving-sunday-school-students-share-their-gratitude-psalms-special-thanksgiving-day-services/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=happy-thanksgiving-sunday-school-students-share-their-gratitude-psalms-special-thanksgiving-day-services Sun, 21 Nov 2021 16:25:56 +0000 https://christiansciencedenton.com/?p=779 Gratitude Psm Bella
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First Church of Christ, Scientists, Denton offers a special Thanksgiving Service
at 10:30 AM on Thanksgiving Day to share gratitude.

You are invited to join us.

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Gratitude Hymn Sing Nov. 23rd at The Leaves https://christiansciencedenton.com/2021/10/26/gratitude-hymn-sing-nov-23rd-at-the-leaves/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=gratitude-hymn-sing-nov-23rd-at-the-leaves Tue, 26 Oct 2021 18:13:40 +0000 https://christiansciencedenton.com/?p=771 Document 2021 10 26 114653

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Hot Dog Roast for Discovery Bound Outreach https://christiansciencedenton.com/2021/10/12/hot-dog-roast-for-discovery-bound-outreach/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=hot-dog-roast-for-discovery-bound-outreach Tue, 12 Oct 2021 16:28:51 +0000 https://christiansciencedenton.com/?p=764

Dallas Metroplex Hot Dog Roast for DiscoveryBound Outreach

Find out more about DiscoveryBound from Lee Anne Meidell, DiscoveryBound’s Outreach Manager, while enjoying fun and games with people of all ages.

When: Saturday, October 16th, 2021, 3-5:30 PM

Where: Cottonwood Park, 1301 W. Beltline Rd, Richardson, TX

Who: Christian Scientists of all ages and their families and friends

Cost: $1 per person, not to exceed $5 per family

Bring: A side dish or dessert to share

RSVP: by Thursday, October 14th to Debby Barron at 214-883-4346 (call or text)

We hope you will join us for an afternoon of fun and fellowship and to learn more about what DB has to offer our local community and nationally.

DiscoveryBound is a year-round program for individuals of all ages to experience Christian Science in action. We offer fellowship through inspiring recreational, leadership and service opportunities on local, national and international levels.

DiscoveryBound is a division of Adventure Unlimited

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Bible Study at the Christian Science Reading Room in Richardson, TX https://christiansciencedenton.com/2021/10/06/bible-study-at-the-christian-science-reading-room-in-richardson-tx/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bible-study-at-the-christian-science-reading-room-in-richardson-tx Wed, 06 Oct 2021 15:55:01 +0000 https://christiansciencedenton.com/?p=753 Bible Study at the Christian Science Reading Room in Richardson, TX

1930 N Coit Road #120
Richardson, Tx 75080
972-231-0114

Fridays at 12:00PM on Zoom ( Click the link below)

https://www.csrichardson.org/

Saturdays at 3:00 PM in the Reading Room
SE Corner of Coit Rd and Campbell in Richardson

Each week, we are conducting a Bible Study focused on the
Bible readings in the weekly Christian Science Bible Lessons.
Drop-ins are welcome! You may come to any session.
No registration or advance notice necessary.  On line or In Person.

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“The Chosen” series Watching Party at Christian Science Reading Room in Richardson https://christiansciencedenton.com/2021/10/05/the-chosen-series-watching-party-at-christian-science-reading-room-in-richardson/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-chosen-series-watching-party-at-christian-science-reading-room-in-richardson Tue, 05 Oct 2021 20:22:27 +0000 https://christiansciencedenton.com/?p=745 First Church of Christ, Scientist in Richardson is hosting a watching party for the first season of:

“The Chosen.”

Saturdays at 7PM

Oct 2 – Nov 20th

The Christian Science Reading Room
1930 N Coit Rd #120
Richardson, Tx  75080

SE corner of Coit and Campbell

972-231-0114

Admission is Free.  No registration required. RSVP is appreciated.

What might it have been like to be chosen by
Jesus to be one of his disciples? This new series
explores that question. Join us at the Richardson
Reading Room where each Saturday evening in
October and November, we will watch one
episode, then hold a discussion, then watch the
Deep Dive commentary from the director.

 

The Chosen

 

 

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Confrontation lovingly healed https://christiansciencedenton.com/2021/09/10/confrontation-lovingly-healed/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=confrontation-lovingly-healed Fri, 10 Sep 2021 17:38:25 +0000 https://christiansciencedenton.com/?p=735  

 

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In our Bible study group we recently examined the books of Samuel. Of course most remember the calling of young Samuel where he hears a voice, goes to Eli, and the third time Eli realizes that it’s God talking to Samuel and Eli tells Samuel to respond “Speak Lord for thy servant heareth”. Yes, but most people don’t remember just what God told Samuel when he finally responded to God. God tells Samuel that Eli and his descendants will not be the High Priests anymore because of the corruption in his family. Well, this is not good news for the young Samuel(probably about age 10) to be sharing with Eli (his mentor). But Samuel, at request of Eli, does deliver this bad news.

One lesson here for me is that sometimes when God speaks to us it is not something good to share, not easy to share or do, but something difficult and unpleasant. You know, like work. God tells Moses to go to pharaoh and get the children of Israel out of Egypt. God tells Jonah to go to Nineveh (Assyrian capital) and reprimand them. Not easy, fun tasks.

When I was serving on the Board of our local church I once volunteered for an unpleasant duty. We were refurbishing the 50 year old Aeolian Skinner church organ, and there had been some delays in the procurement of parts, there was a lack of cooperation among the 2 parties providing the services, and now there was interference from a longstanding member who was trying to help by inserting herself into the process. When the Board became aware of this added disturbance I volunteered to confront the member. I was the young guy approaching a woman who has not only been a member for 40 years, but carries a lot of authority (official or not) in the church. And while this is not as dramatic as God speaking to Moses out of a burning bush, it did seem like this was opportunity to do harmonizing work for church. So I called Jane (not her real name) and met with her. Before doing so I prayed to get clear that the objective was to add harmony, not more discord and chaos. But also to communicate that each step must be taken with prayer so that each party is fully aware of and listening to God, and not just anxious to inject personality, intimidation, shame, manipulation, etc. to bring about some end result. I actually was not sure, yet, exactly what I would say.

But when we did meet, I was making every effort to stand on principle, not just persuasiveness of personality. It occurred to me, during our conversation, the event of Uzzah in 2 Samuel. The Ark of the Covenant was being carried and all were clearly told not to touch the ark itself. But Uzzah, trying to steady the ark, touched it and was killed (by God). Funny, as I found myself in the middle of sharing this with Jane, I wondered if it sounded like I was threatening her?? Even though that was not my intention at all. I was using the story to appeal to her sense of responsibility to not interfere with God’s work. To allow the authority already in place, and working with the interested parties, to accomplish the task without adding confusion by interfering. My motive in talking with Jane was honest, sincere, and in highest sense of what was right for the church. And Jane did, to my relief, understand. She apologized, and removed herself from the situation. Amazingly, within 1 week the parties were again talking, parts were suddenly found, repairs made, and the organ work was completed over the next 3 weeks.

 

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All things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Rom 8:28 https://christiansciencedenton.com/2021/08/27/all-things-work-together-for-good-to-them-that-love-god-to-them-who-are-the-called-according-to-his-purpose/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=all-things-work-together-for-good-to-them-that-love-god-to-them-who-are-the-called-according-to-his-purpose Fri, 27 Aug 2021 16:00:14 +0000 https://christiansciencedenton.com/?p=730  

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My profession is in customer service with large corporate clients for an international financial services company. Recently, a challenging situation appeared which put me in an uncomfortable spot.

 

A large public company acquired my client which shifted my role to provide consultation on various aspects of the purchase transaction including terminating functions and projects that were not part of the acquisition, in accordance with federal law. Several of my client’s employees were suddenly and immediately released by the new owner, and the remaining employees, including my contact, found themselves unsure of their own futures as a result. There seemed to be no communication from the new company’s management also which added to the confusion and anxiety.

 

The acquiring company is also a client of my employer, and their consultant is a colleague of mine who invited me to join a call with her and her client the next day. Knowing this, my anxious contact asked me to use this connection to communicate her frustrations on her behalf to her brand new employer. This was completely outside of my role, not to mention my comfort zone! But I knew that if this unhealthy atmosphere continued, I would not be able to work with my contact to complete the required legal work.

 

So I was to tell my contact’s new boss on the next day’s call that her new employee was not happy with the way things were going and was not moving ahead with agreed tasks. I shared this with my colleague who encouraged me to approach the topic in a specific way so as not to upset her client but also to leave her out of the conversation. Oh my goodness!

 

Wanting to help my contact, but not wanting to overstep my bounds, take advantage of my colleague or compromise her relationship with her client, I turned to God for guidance. I was immediately comforted with the simple truth that God is Mind, one universal and all-encompassing Mind, as taught by Mary Baker Eddy. One divine, infinite Mind cannot result in many little human minds with competing interests! The Bible says in Romans that “all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” I knew that everyone involved wanted to do the right thing, and were individually being guided by the One Mind, One God, governing his one creation, toward one common good result. This must mean that all people involved were able to set aside their personal agendas and anxieties and work together for His good purpose! I resolved to humbly listen for the right words at the right time and leave all in God’s hands.

 

On the call the next day, my colleague unexpectedly and deftly handled the entire conversation, relieving me of the need to step in and speak at all. And, as if that wasn’t enough, when I spoke to my client following the call to report the good result, I found her in a completely different and calm state of mind. She had taken steps on her own to acquire needed resources and was fully prepared to move ahead with me toward our goal before I ever had a chance to share my own good news. A complete change of attitude!

 

God is indeed governing all things all the time!

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Difficult situations resolved https://christiansciencedenton.com/2021/07/10/difficult-situations-resolved/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=difficult-situations-resolved Sat, 10 Jul 2021 17:30:47 +0000 https://christiansciencedenton.com/?p=721 In our Bible study group we recently examined the books of Samuel. Of course most remember the calling of young Samuel where he hears a voice, goes to Eli, and the third time Eli realizes that it’s God talking to Samuel and Eli tells Samuel to respond “Speak Lord for thy servant heareth”. Yes, but most people don’t remember just what God told Samuel when he finally responded to God. God tells Samuel that Eli and his descendants will not be the High Priests anymore because of the corruption in his family. Well, this is not good news for the young Samuel(probably about age 10) to be sharing with Eli (his mentor). But Samuel, at request of Eli, does deliver this bad news. One lesson here for me is that sometimes when God speaks to us it is not something good to share, not easy to share or do, but something difficult and unpleasant. You know, like work. God tells Moses to go to pharaoh and get the children of Israel out of Egypt. God tells Jonah to go to Nineveh (Assyrian capital) and reprimand them. Not easy, fun tasks. When I was serving on the Board of our local church I once volunteered for an unpleasant duty. We were refurbishing the 50 year old Aeolian Skinner church organ, and there had been some delays in the procurement of parts, there was a lack of cooperation among the 2 parties providing the services, and now there was interference from a longstanding member who was trying to help by inserting herself into the process. When the Board became aware of this added disturbance I volunteered to confront the member. I was the young guy approaching a woman who has not only been a member for 40 years, but carries a lot of authority (official or not) in the church. And while this is not as dramatic as God speaking to Moses out of a burning bush, it did seem like this was opportunity to do harmonizing work for church. So I called Jane (not her real name) and met with her. Before doing so I prayed to get clear that the objective was to add harmony, not more discord and chaos. But also to communicate that each step must be taken with prayer so that each party is fully aware of and listening to God, and not just anxious to inject personality, intimidation, shame, manipulation, etc. to bring about some end result. I actually was not sure, yet, exactly what I would say. But when we did meet, I was making every effort to stand on principle, not just persuasiveness of personality. It occurred to me, during our conversation, the event of Uzzah in 2 Samuel. The Ark of the Covenant was being carried and all were clearly told not to touch the ark itself. But Uzzah, trying to steady the ark, touched it and was killed (by God). Funny, as I found myself in the middle of sharing this with Jane, I wondered if it sounded like I was threatening her?? Even though that was not my intention at all. I was using the story to appeal to her sense of responsibility to not interfere with God’s work. To allow the authority already in place, and working with the interested parties, to accomplish the task without adding confusion by interfering. My motive in talking with Jane was honest, sincere, and in highest sense of what was right for the church. And Jane did, to my relief, understand. She apologized, and removed herself from the situation. Amazingly, within 1 week the parties were again talking, parts were suddenly found, repairs made, and the organ work was completed over the next 3 weeks.

 

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God is in control. His Love brings down every obstacle. https://christiansciencedenton.com/2021/05/24/god-is-in-control-his-love-brings-down-every-obstacle/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=god-is-in-control-his-love-brings-down-every-obstacle Mon, 24 May 2021 17:15:27 +0000 https://christiansciencedenton.com/?p=708 I would like to share a healing experience that took place last weekend.  A dead pecan tree on the First Church of Christ, Scientist property needed to be taken down.  The tree was located in a very precarious spot between fences, the neighbor’s house and the powerlines.  Since the church building has been flooded by the storms in February,  all funds needed to be directed to remodeling and repairs on the inside of the building.  It seemed the best option was to try to cut this tree down with the help of friends/volunteers instead of incurring the expense of paying a company remove it.

I reached out to a friend, Jack, at another Christian Science church who organizes volunteers to do construction projects with the Christian Science Camps.  He was very open to helping  us with this project.  He recruited some friends and the group showed up Friday morning to begin work.  They were able to get all the lower limbs down but as those were removed it became apparent just how tall that tree was.  So at that point Jack said;   “lets just stop and pray.”  We had started that day with prayer, so it was only natural for us to quietly turn to God for help.

“God gives you His spiritual ideas, and in turn, they give you daily supplies”  This quote written by the Founder of Christian Science: Eddy was proved to be true.  Shortly after this pause for prayer,  neighbors showed up with the proper equipment to help take down the rest of the tree.  In a short time, the job was completed.

For me, this was an example of God, infinite Mind. in control.  We could never have predicted such a harmonious outcome or planned a smoother solution.   Only God could have provided such a loving response to our need.  This Church has made it our goal to love our neighbor.  That day love was returned back to us 10 fold and to all who were there to witness it.

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Christian Science, A clearer view of you. https://christiansciencedenton.com/2021/05/23/christian-science-a-clearer-view-of-you/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=christian-science-a-clearer-view-of-you Sun, 23 May 2021 23:31:47 +0000 https://christiansciencedenton.com/?p=705  

A higher, clearer view of ourselves–as the likeness of God, infinite Love–can bring hope and healing.

Join us online to hear Lyle Young, a Christian Science practitioner and teacher, and a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship, talk on this subject.

Thursday June 10th at 7pm

This event is presented by Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist, Dallas ,Tx

A link will be posted soon on:  Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist, Dallas, TX.

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