Events and Lectures

Aha Moments that Heal

Chet Manchester
Chet Manchester
How Spiritual Discoveries Transform Your Life and Health

All are welcome to this free talk by international speaker, Chet Manchester.

Thursday, November 3, at 7 p.m.
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Richardson
100 St. Lukes Drive
Richardson, TX 75080

Chet is a Christian Science lecturer who enjoys talking with diverse audiences around the world. Based in New York, he helps people find spiritual solutions to their problems through prayer as a Christian Science practitioner and teacher. His one-hour talk is inspired by Mary Baker Eddy’s groundbreaking book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, which explains how Jesus healed spiritually and how this same method of healing can be practiced today.

Childcare provided.

For more information, please call 972-231-3802 or visit our Facebook page at

Can’t attend in person? Listen on the phone. Call 605-475-5900, access code 770706#

Here’s a flyer.

CS Institutional Committee Annual Meeting

Everyone is invited to attend the Annual Meeting of the Christian Science Committee on Institutional Work in Texas on Saturday, October 29th at 1:00 p.m. at First Church of Christ, Scientist, North Richland Hills, located at 7318 N.E. Loop 820.

Christian Science practitioner and veteran volunteer chaplain, Hal Shrewsbury from San Antonio, will share some of his insights from his 22 years of experience in a talk titled, “Postcards from a Chaplain.”

In addition to the state zone, representative reports all of the volunteer chaplains attending will be sharing fruitage. This meeting will truly be informative and inspiring.

If you have any questions, please contact the Executive Secretary of the committee, Elizabeth Arnett, at 817-996-2285 or

Divine Love: The Answer to Universal Health

Jose de Dios Mata
Jose de Dios Mata

Saturday, November 12, at 11:00 AM
First Church of Christ, Scientist
7318 N. E. Loop 820
North Richland Hills, TX 76180

Childcare provided.

We welcome you to come hear a free lecture about the power of God as divine Love and the direct influence for good it can have on lives individually and collectively when spiritually understood. The lecturer will explore the Biblical basis of God as divine Love whose law Christ Jesus taught and practiced in his healing and teaching ministry. The talk brings out the relevance of his command “to love your neighbor as yourself” and the world-wide healing impact this can have.

The ideas in this lecture make clear the importance of loving from the standpoint of God, Love, as our source and each of us as God’s tenderly cared for children. Praying from this standpoint heals disease, saves us from wrong thinking and acting, and awakens us to the reality that our lives our safe in the law of Love. How powerful is divine Love to answer every problem we might be facing. This lecture includes experiences of healing that resulted from prayer and a deeper understanding of God as divine Love based on the teachings of Christian Science.

José de Dios is originally from Spain, but has been living in the United States for a number of years. His early interest in music caused him to study guitar, with an emphasis on flamenco. He formed his own group and performed in various venues. Later he worked for the government for a decade, the last five years of which were spent as a special agent in the Intelligence Services.

In his personal life, he faced an enormous challenge in early 1979. A relative’s sudden illness, for which the doctors could find no cure, as well as his own almost complete loss of hearing due to a congenital lesion, which he was told would require immediate surgery or result in total deafness — and he could not continue in his position at work until he had surgery — forced him to seek a solution to these difficulties. He chose not to have surgery. After trying a series of different alternatives, in December of that year José de Dios was introduced to Christian Science by a doctor, his guitar student, who knew of his reluctance towards conventional medicine and encouraged him to explore this system of spiritual healing. Both situations were quickly and completely healed solely through reading the textbook of this religion, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.

He soon realized that the spiritual understanding he had just achieved enabled him to heal others. After several years of proving the practical effect of these teachings in the healing of illness and other inharmonious situations of day-to-day life, he gave up his career in 1986 and decided to move to the United States to enter the public practice of Christian Science as his only profession.

He is an authorized Christian Science teacher in Spain. His hobbies include music, technology, the study of different cultures and the arts, and he has also developed a special interest in architecture. José de Dios and his wife divide their time between Spain and the United States.

The Healing Power of Divine Love

Maryl Walters
Maryl Walters

There are two opportunities to hear Maryl Walters talk about the healing power of divine Love.

Monday, October 24, at 7:30 PM
Third Church of Christ, Scientist, Dallas
4419 Oak Lawn
Dallas, TX 75219

Tuesday, October 25, at 11:30 AM
The Leaves
1230 W. Spring Valley
Richardson, TX 75280
(Light lunch served afterwards)