Join us for a lecture, Thursday, May 18th at noon and 7pm
See locations and directions below
For the next three months, we will be sponsoring noon and 7 p.m. lectures on the third Thursday of the month.
The third and final installment in our Third-Thursday lecture series is Michelle Boccanfuso Nanouche of Paris, France on the Big Idea of HEALTH. Her lecture, “Finding God, finding health” explains the living God as active, present and accessible. No one is, or can be, cut off from or left out of the divine presence. The unique revelation of God’s full nature, as explained by Christian Science, unlocks the potential in us to not just survive, but to thrive.
This lecture presents facts of the life of Mary Baker Eddy that bring out her role as a Christian healer from her youth, up to, and after her discovery of the explanation in Christian Science of how such healing happens. It responds to common questions about Christian Science and its practice:
- How does an understanding of God result in healing?
- Does one have to be a “believer” to be healed through prayer?
- Why would one chose prayer as a viable form of health care?
- Is a system of healing prayer researched and developed in the late 1800s relevant today?
- Where do Jesus and Christianity fit into the discussion of finding God and finding health?
- Is there a moral element to effective spiritual healing through prayer?
Here’s Michelle’s background, in her own words:
Spirituality and the practice of prayer isn’t a lifestyle choice. It is basic to who I am. My family was introduced to Christian Science through my dad’s healing of acute depression. So, I was exposed to the idea that God heals sickness from an early age. At twelve, I prayed to God to heal my foot after impaling it on a rusty nail. Within moments of starting to pray, the pain stopped and the healing began. The wound was healed by the evening and I never had any ill effects — no problems with tetanus, infection or scarring. What had been a glowing ember of interest in all things relating to God was fanned to a full flame by this healing. Before I was out of high school I started training to be a Christian Science nurse.
Ten years of Christian Science nursing provided me with loads of experience in healing through spiritual means. By the time I opened my first public office as a Christian Science practitioner in 1989, I had witnessed a great number of healings through prayer. From personal experience, I can share accounts of healings of broken bones, tumors, pneumonia, eating disorders, heart disease, mental and emotional disorders, financial difficulties and more. I have observed in the practice of Christian Science that, no matter what is the condition or problem du jour, the simple example and teachings of Christ Jesus lead to the spiritual views of God and man that produce healing. Mary Baker Eddy’s Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures unlocks the treasure trove of the Bible that leads to a better understanding of God.
These free lectures are open to everybody. No matter where you’re from or what you believe, we invite all of you, our neighbors throughout the Seattle area, to attend these lecturers and think with us about how these ideas can help us all experience more freedom of thought and action, a fresh outlook on complex problems, healing of mind and body, and help each other to make Seattle and our world a better place.
Noon at 900 Thomas St, Seattle WA
7 p.m. at 101 Westlake Ave, Seattle WA