Events and Lectures

Can we break the chains of materialism?

Explore how prayer brings freedom.





John Tyler, CSB

What if the world we see and feel around us were an illusion? We live in a world where advertising creates desire for material things. But materialism goes deeper. Can we free ourselves not only from the hypnotism of advertising, but from all dependence on a matter world? International speaker John Tyler says, “We can free ourselves from these influences! I’ve found in my own life that, through prayer and active love, we can radically change our lives.”

Tyler, a long-time activist for civil rights, has degrees from both Princeton University and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Paris, and taught political science at Princeton and the University of Pittsburgh, before becoming a practitioner and teacher of Christian Science healing. He now travels internationally speaking about the power of prayer to bring peace, health, and healing in people’s lives.

When: Monday, June 26, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Where: Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX 76107

Tyler references the original source book on Christian healing, the Bible, along with Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, a book of universally applicable ideas on practical spirituality. In this talk audiences discuss ideas on:

  • Prayer-based action.
  • How we can free ourselves from the straight-jacket of materialistic thinking
  • Examples of physical and other healings.

This talk is sponsored by Second Church of Christ, Scientist, Fort Worth. Free child care will be available.

Learn to Pray and Heal; a Spiritual Adventure

Nate Frederick
Nate Frederick
You’re invited to a free talk about Christian Science. This talk will explore the life-transforming ideas found in the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy.

Sunday, May 21, 2:00 p.m.
Seventh Church of Christ, Scientist
6414 Abrams Road, Dallas, TX 75231

This free talk is sponsored by Seventh Church of Christ, Scientist, Dallas, TX. For more information, please call the Christian Science Reading Room at 469-232-9777.

Here’s a flyer.

Are You Ready to Take the First Step?

Enrique Smeke, CSB
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.

Come hear this talk by Enrique Smeke in which he will 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 solution.

Sunday, May 7, at 2:00 p.m.

First Church of Christ, Scientist
1321 W. Avenue F
Garland, TX 75040

Enrique was raised in Argentina and for a short period of time lived in Chile. In Argentina his studies included 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. In 2007 Enrique entered the full-time healing practice of Christian Science, and in 2012 he became a Christian Science teacher. From 1989 through 2012 he produced and hosted the Spanish Radio Edition of The Herald of Christian Science, and in 1995 he became the managing editor of the Spanish printed edition of The Herald of Christian Science. He currently resides in Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA.

This talk is sponsored by First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Garland, TX. Here is a flyer. For more information, you may call 972-276-2617

Share your love, inspiration, and healing

If you’ve thought about writing for the Christian Science periodicals but weren’t sure how to get started, this writer’s workshop is for you!

Sunday, April 23, at 2:00 PM
Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist
5655 W. Northwest Highway
Dallas, TX 75220

Two representatives of the Christian Science Publishing Society will walk everyone through:

  • Mission of the magazines
  • Writing process for articles, testimonies, audio options
  • How to write
  • What’s involved in editing
  • JSH process; what happens to your article after it’s received

There will be a writing exercise to help get that pen moving or computer humming. And then there will be a discussion about the next steps.

This is the first meeting of its kind in the U.S. A recording might be made to help the Publishing Society further develop meetings like this.

Please RSVP so we can ensure there are enough spaces set up. Call 214-361-1625 or send email to:

To prepare, read the March 2017 Christian Science Journal interview with Barbara Vining and Tony Lobl. Also review the submission guidelines for articles and testimonies at You might also think about what you’d write and even start drafting an article to bring with you.

After this meeting, there will be small follow-up meetings via Skype to help you edit and fine-tune your submissions.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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