Events and Lectures

Freedom is ours NOW

The little bird in my hand was free to fly away. We’d banded him as part of an Audubon
Society effort and the time had come for his release. But even when I opened my hand to let him go, he didn’t budge. What did he need? He just needed a little lift. When I gave him even the tiniest nudge upward, off he flew. Free!

What is it that gives this kind of lift to our lives? Good news, for one thing. And what better news than the promise that health and freedom can be ours today. Yes, today!

Patricia Woodard, speaker
Patricia Woodard

Our speaker, Patty Woodard, earned a Master of Arts in Teaching at Manhattanville College and later took courses to become a teacher naturalist at an Audubon Center. While a mother of two children, she began working as a Christian Science practitioner and has pursued a lifelong career of learning about God, sharing Truth, and witnessing God’s love for mankind.

Thursday, October 3, 2019
7:30 PM
The Museum of Biblical Art
7500 Park Lane
Dallas, TX 75225

This talk is part of the Christian Science Lecture Series, inspirational talks that show how to make spirituality practical with ideas from the Bible and the Christian Science textbook,Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. Presented by Third Church of Christ, Scientist, Dallas.

Making Right Decisions (Online)

Dear Friends,

This summer, Third Church of Christ, Scientist in NYC is sharing with the world a free talk entitled “Making Right Decisions: Immigration, Health, Finance” given by Leide Lessa, CSB on August 13th, 2019. Leide is a Christian Science teacher and a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship.

Is there a way to know the right choice when making decisions? Is there a way to have a breakthrough when no solutions are in sight? Come join us and gain an understanding of God’s goodness for all.

For the first time, this talk will be broadcast live in Spanish and the English speaking audience will have a simultaneous translation provided by headphones.

Third Church NYC invites you to experience the healing energy of this lecture in person at their historic church edifice, but if you aren’t able to attend in person, wherever you are in the world, you can join the live online webcast of this event at You can also listen via conference phone for English at 1 (310) 372-7549 (access code 607611) and for Spanish at 1 (310) 372-7549 (access code 7474).
English: 1-310-372-7549, access code 607611
Spanish: 1-310-372-7549, access code 7474

A musical performance by Max Francisco begins at 7:00 pm, followed by Leide Lessa’s inspirational talk at 7:15 pm.

For more information, contact Third Church NYC at 212-838-1870.

Leide Lessa

Leide worked for 14 years at the Christian Science Publishing Society, the last six as Managing Editor of The Herald of Christian Science, published regularly in 14 languages. During the ten years that Leide owned her language institute, she participated in national and international teachers conferences. She also helped organize local Christian Science youth summits. After witnessing healings from students and colleagues who asked her to pray for them, she felt that there is no higher profession than dedicating her life to helping others through metaphysical scientific prayer. So she sold her school and became a Christian Science practitioner in 1998 and a Christian Science teacher in 2009.

Max Francisco

Max has been singing since the age of six and plays several instruments namely, violin, viola caipira and the guitar. Max has performed throughout Brazil, participating in major events such as Planeta Atlântida (Florianópolis), Barretos Peon Festival, and important festivals, among them the Viola de Todos Cantos (Rede Globo), Raul Gil’s calf in 2005 (Max and Capella), partner of Gian, the duo Gian & Giovani, in 2015 (Gian & Giulliano). He has performed at Brazilian Day, and toured with singer João Gabriel, throughout the United States.

We look forward to sharing this event with you!

The Healing Power of Stillness

Each of us has a right to feel the presence of a deep-settled peace and calm from God’s all-encompassing Love.

You’re invited to a one-hour webinar talk given by Larissa Snorek, a Christian Science Practitioner and Teacher.

Tuesday, June 18
8:00 PM CT

(At lecture time, the above link will be active. Information about
call-in numbers is also at that site.)

Christian Science teaches how to find a deep-settled calm within ourselves that cannot be disrupted by fear or outward disturbances. In this talk, Lari will share examples of how the ideas in the Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy can help us find lasting peace and bring healing to our lives.

This webinar is sponsored by First Church of Christ, Scientist, Austin, TX.

Spiritual Christianity that Restores Health

Kari Mashos

The dependable healing power of Christ’s Christianity. A lecture by Kari Mashos, C.S.B.

Saturday, May 18
11:00 a.m.
First Church of Christ, Scientist
3218 W. Arkansas Lane
Arlington, TX 76016

“Buildings of great cultural significance, like the Acropolis in Athens, draw visitors from around the world to admire their historical importance, as well as their beauty and ingenuity. I love seeing the Acropolis every time I go home to Athens, but what’s really captured my attention is the careful restoration of its monuments.

Restoration is a theme that most of us can relate to. Whether it’s the restoration of a relationship, financial restoration after a hardship, or a restoration of our bodies, the desire to bring some aspect of our lives back to wholeness is a fairly universal one. But is restoration always possible? And if so, how?

Through my study of the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy—the textbook of Christian Science, which has helped me understand the practicality and spiritual significance of the Bible—I’ve learned that the restoration of our bodies and lives is actually completely natural. Yet unlike the restoration of the Acropolis, this spiritual restoration—the regeneration of our lives through the power of God—is not the effort to bring back an object to a close version of its original. Instead, the divine healing method that restores lives is a spiritual awakening. This holy inspiration does not restore us from a lost state; instead, it is the revelation that we can never lose what our divine, loving Father gives us: health, wholeness, peace.

In this lecture, I’ll share healings from my own life that shed more light on this spiritual approach to restoration, and on the system of healing that allows each of us to feel more of the regenerating power of God in our lives: Christian Science. “

This lecture is sponsored by First Church of Christ, Scientist, Arlington, TX. For more information, call 817-462-4245. Visit us at

What’s Good About Good Friday? (Online)

Have you ever questioned why the day of the crucifixion was called Good Friday, and what could be good about it? Or, why did Jesus have to go through the crucifixion? Have you ever wondered what the proof of the resurrection means in your own life?

Our special Easter talk, “What’s Good about Good Friday?” given by Lona
Ingwerson, will discuss the crucial significance of the resurrection to each one of us.

Friday, April 19, 2019
Music begins at 6:00 PM CDT
Talk begins at 6:30 PM CDT

This Easter talk will take place on Friday, April 19, 2019, at Third Church of Christ, Scientist, NYC, located at 583 Park Avenue at 63rd Street.

Watch online at You can also listen via conference phone: 1 (310) 372-7549 & access code 607611. There will be a live simultaneous Spanish translation for Spanish-speaking attendees.

For more information, contact us at 212-838-1870. We look forward to seeing you!

Lona Ingwerson

Lona Ingwerson is a Christian Science practitioner from Laguna Beach, California. She is a life long Christian
Scientist, and a former member of the Board of Lectureship. Prior to entering the public practice of Christian Science she was an actress, having appeared in motion pictures, on stage, in radio and on television. She had her own radio and television shows and has a master’s degree in Dramatic Arts. Midwesterners identify her for her thousands of TV commercials as “Mrs. Safeway.”