Events and Lectures

CedarS 365 Hymn Sing

Sunday, March 22 (online)
7:00 to 7:30 PM Central Time

The Hymn Sing will be hosted by CedarS counselor, Stephen Hanlin, and his family. Like at camp, we’ll take requests for seven hymns, followed by the Doxology, and finally the CedarS song, led by Warren. We’ll be using a Zoom meeting interface so that people can see one another on the screen, displayed in Brady Bunch grid format, united from around the world. (Of course, you’ll have the option to display your video or join by audio only.)

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Living in the Kingdom of Heaven Right Here and Now

The message is clear and simple. Heaven is within us, and not a place in the future. It is a mental and spiritual state without a single element of delay or waiting that is at hand as Christ Jesus taught. This lecture takes a look at how we can bring healing, restoration and regeneration to our lives by actively living moment by moment in the kingdom of harmony.

It shows how prayer and the expression of such attributes as mercy, justice and unselfishness can reveal this ever-present kingdom right in the midst of the most difficult situations. Proofs of healing help to develop these ideas and show that we can be eyewitness to divine Love’s all-inclusive government and control that is, as The Lord’s Prayer says, “on earth as it is in heaven.”

Thursday, March 19 at 7:30 pm
This will now be only a Facebook Live Event
Like the page before the event, then go there at event time and click on the event.

This is an inspirational talk that shows 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.

About the lecturer:

Jose de Dios Mata

José de Dios is originally from Spain, but has been living in the United States for a number of years. As a teenager, he felt a special interest in music and decided to study guitar, with an emphasis on flamenco. This led him to form his own group and perform 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.

This talk is presented by Third Church of Christ, Scientist, Dallas.

Life at 400 Beacon Street

Have you ever wondered what it was like to work for Mary Baker Eddy?

Author Heather Vogel Frederick, who heads up Longyear’s Research & Publications team, will share inspiring stories of the men and women who served on Mrs. Eddy’s staff between 1908 and 1910. From all walks of life, these were ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, invited to join one of the most mentally active, high-profile households in the world: The home of the Discoverer, Founder, and Leader of Christian Science. Heather will also relate some of the surprising discoveries that came to light during the research process, and share insights about the important work that Mary Baker Eddy completed during her three fruitful years at Chestnut Hill.

A book signing will follow the talk (which lasts about an hour). Copies of the book will be available for purchase, and can always be ordered on our online store (click here to order a copy). We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, February 25, 7:00 pm
First Church of Christ, Scientist
106 East Second Street
Tyler, TX 75701

Thursday, February 27, 2:00 pm
Creekside at The Leaves
1230 West Spring Valley Road
Richardson, TX 75080

Friday, February 28, 7:00 pm
Angelika Film Center
5321 East Mockingbird Lane, Suite 230
Dallas, TX 75206

To find out more, including the latest schedule of book tour stops, visit

A new view of God and its effect on well-being

Sunday February 16, 1:30 PM Music / 2:00 PM Lecture
Third Church of Christ, Scientist
4419 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219

Phillip Hockley, CS
Phillip Hockley, CS

When most people think about life-changing moments, they may not think of a lecture on Christian Science. That wasn’t why our speaker, Phillip Hockley, attended a lecture for the first time; he didn’t expect to walk out a new person. But Phillip found something in that lecture that was indeed life-transforming. Christian Science gave him a new view of God that he’d not had before: a view of God as Love itself. He also discovered that this loving God was not the source of his troubles (which were many) but the solution to them. His life began to improve quickly after that and he became a healthy man after many years of suffering.

There’s no question that I was jubilant about the way my life was being transformed. But what impressed me the most was finding out that these kinds of breakthroughs aren’t one-time, personal miracles. God’s love is available to everyone, and there’s even a textbook on Christian Science healing that explains the power of God’s love in our lives: Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.

What I’ve gone on to learn, and what I’ll share in my lecture, is that the perspective of God and reality that Christian Science opens up is one that offers freedom from whatever in our lives seems painful, debilitating, or limiting. I’ll talk about a 19th-century woman, Mary Baker Eddy, who, after a life-threatening injury, discovered this new view of God for herself and went on to explain her discovery and its Bible-based principles in her book Science and Health. And I’ll share how that discovery is still relevant to our lives today because of what it reveals about God’s great love for each of us and its powerful, life-transforming effects.

Phillip Hockley

This lecture is sponsored by Third Church of Christ, Scientist, in Dallas, Texas. Visit them at

Free MLK Day Concert

Monday, January 20, from 1 to 3 PM
Christian Science Reading Room
1930 N Coit Road, #12o

(SE corner of Coit/Campbell, across from PeiWei)
Richardson, TX 75080

Internationally renowned soulful singer-songwriter Lola Kristine brings her perspective on freedom, brotherhood, and equality for this special Martin Luther King Day Concert. Lola is a soloist for many Southern California Christian Science churches and has been the musical director on national Bible-study tours. Visit her at