Events and Lectures

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!

To see all events at Fifth Church, visit

ABF Career Alliance Events in Texas

Are you:

  • looking to start or advance your career path?
  • considering a career change or new endeavor?
  • willing to share your own career experience with others?
  • ready to be inspired by the career lessons of new friends?

Then these upcoming free Career Alliance events, presented by the Albert Baker Fund, will be of interest to you!

  1. Thursday, April 27 in Dallas, 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM
  2. Saturday, April 29 in Houston, 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
  3. Saturday, May 6 in Austin, 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

This is a terrific opportunity to connect with someone who can be helpful in your career, or to connect with others to help them move forward in their careers.

For more information and to register, visit You can also call 1-800-269-0388.

Here is a postcard-flyer with more information.

Breaking news: Freedom is Ours Now

There are times when we all yearn for a greater sense of freedom–in finances, or with an illness, a career, or relationships. Christ Jesus, the Master Christian, gave us a new, higher view of God and man that brings a deep and lasting freedom to all. All things are possible to God; no one is left out.

Patty Woodard

All are welcome to come and hear Patty Woodard talk about this on:

Saturday, February 25, at 11:00 AM
First Church of Christ, Scientist
2250 W. Pioneer Dr.
Irving, TX 75061

Patty discovered Christian Science as an adolescent and soon thereafter experienced the complete healing of a broken arm through Christian Science treatment. She earned a Master of Arts in Teaching and later became a teacher naturalist at an Audubon Center. She has lived in six states in the U.S. and twice in São Paulo, Brazil, where she became fluent in Portuguese and helped start an award-winning social program for Brazillian women.

Underlying all these experiences was the desire to bring healing to mankind, to show each individual their God-given freedom, their real heritage, their right to happiness and health, and their inherent ability to feel God’s love.

Today, Patty lives in Dallas, Texas where she is active in Prison Ministry along with her healing practice, and she is a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship.

This lecture is sponsored by First Church of Christ, Scientist, Irving. For more information, call 972-253-7202 or visit Here is a flyer.