First Church of Christ, Scientist, Canberra   Leave a comment

Located on the corner of Macquarie and Bligh Streets in Barton.

Sunday Services and Sunday School are at 10.00 am. Wednesday Testimony Meetings are at 6.15 pm. Both these sessions are available via telephone: Dial 02 8014 4647  and use meeting code: 1434530# 

Reading Room: Monday-Friday 11.00-2.00 – Phone 02 6273 1715

All COVID regulations are strictly adhered to.

Save the date: Saturday 26 November 2022 at 3.00 AEDT

International speaker and full-time Christian Science healer, Alexandre Fischer, will present a talk titled: How Spiritual Perception Brings Healing.

Click here to watch the replay of the talk on our lecture page

The podcast beginning Monday 28 November is: God isn’t in the storm … are you? – an interview with Chet Manchester. To listen click on the Podcasts tab in the menu bar above.

Posted February 25, 2021 by cscanberra in Christian Science Canberra, Church

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What We All Share   Leave a comment

A Daily Lift by David Brown

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In this short podcast, What We All Share, David talks about a comment made by a listener that made him more aware of the good that is in all of us.

The Path that is Lighted   Leave a comment

God is the fountain of light, and He illumines one’s way when one is obedient. The disobedient make their moves before God makes His, or make them too late to follow Him. Be sure that God directs your way; then, hasten to follow under every circumstance.

(Miscellaneous Writings 1883-1896 by Mary Baker Eddy p117)

Posted November 23, 2022 by cscanberra in God, humility, Mary Baker Eddy, Wellbeing

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How Can You Pray About Bad Weather   Leave a comment

An article by Tyler Flavin, which originally appeared online in the teen series Q&A –  September 20, 2022

In this article Tyler describes the wild weather that engulfed the campers he was caring for and how he prayed about this situation. He talks also about what he learned from this experience.

… Just before the storm hit, there was an eerie stillness—just for a moment. Then the rain came down hard, and I saw one of my fellow counselors, who was heading out to get further instructions from the camp director, disappear into the rain not five feet away from the cabin. Even his neon jacket wasn’t visible behind the sheets of water.

… I was so grateful for this experience, because it taught me that no matter what storms we face in life—literal storms or mental ones—God is not in them, but He is still with us. We can know and demonstrate that His peace and His power can calm any storm.

Click here to read the full text of the article.

The Hungry Heart   1 comment

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When a hungry heart petitions the divine Father-Mother God for bread, it is not given a stone, — but more grace, obedience, and love.

(Miscellaneous Writings 1883-1896 by Mary Baker Eddy p127)

Gratitude is Riches   Leave a comment

Our gratitude is riches,
Complaint is poverty,
Our trials bloom in blessings,
They test our constancy.
O, life from joy is minted, 
An everlasting gold,
True gladness is the treasure
That grateful hearts will hold.


Words by Vivian Burnett, Christian Science Hymnal, No.249

When the Enemy Comes in Like a Flood   Leave a comment

An article by Even Mehlenbacher from the 29 September 2022 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel.

When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him” (Isaiah 59:19), the Bible tells us. The war in Ukraine has captured the attention of people around the world. The spectacle of a massive military force invading a sovereign nation without provocation, meeting fierce resistance, and now plotting a bigger, more destructive offence, has many people wondering what can be done to protect the lives of all caught in this conflict and restore a just peace to that part of the world.

We can support such progress by understanding that there’s a spiritual basis for staying safe when faced with a flood of aggression and oppression.  continue reading

In this article Even shares his prayers and the proven spiritual truths that he affirmed in order to bring a sense of peace.

Is Injury Inescapable   Leave a comment

A Daily Lift by Amy Richmond, CS

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In this short podcast Amy, who is a full-time Christian Science healer, tells how she overcame a debilitating pain that limited her movement. She describes how spiritualising her thought about herself led to a quick recovery.

Mental Stability – Possible for Everyone   1 comment

A Christian Science perspective: A deeper understanding of Mind brings peace to the disturbed mentality. By Deborah Huebsch

In these times of global stir, greater mental stability is certainly something we all would like to experience. A slight variation on a famous saying about peace might relate, “Let there be stability in the world and let it begin with me.” Surely mental equilibrium, an unshakable peace that can withstand turbulent events that occur, is a necessity.

There was a time in my life when I had to think deeply about this subject. A history of severe emotional problems affected both sides of my family. When I started to experience signs of a mental breakdown similar to those other family members had, I was terrified.

At that time a friend, seeing my obvious distress, offered me a copy of a book that literally changed my life – “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy. It explained God as Mind, … continue reading.

Love Myself … Is That Even Possible?   Leave a comment

A Daily Lift by John Biggs CS

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In this short podcast John talks about how he learned to love himself – to recognise that he had his own unique ‘light’ to shine – and he describes the positive effect this had.

What did Mary Baker Eddy say about the weather?   Leave a comment

Throughout her life, Mary Baker Eddy, the Founder of Christian Science, lived in an area of the United States prone to climatic extremes. Having grown up on a farm, she was certainly aware of the impact that weather conditions could have on people’s economic and physical well-being. And in teaching Christian Science, she identified weather forces as subordinate to God.

Irving Tomlinson was a student of Eddy and worked on her staff for a number of years. He described her approach to the weather this way:

Mrs. Eddy taught us that weather conditions are not beyond God’s control, and that they can be corrected through right prayer. She made it clear that Christian Scientists are not to attempt to control or govern the weather. We should know that God governs the weather and no other influence can be brought to bear on it. She said we are to be particularly watchful to guard against any disastrous effects of storms.

Eddy’s correspondence and other writings indicate that she specified violent weather elements in particular as requiring ongoing prayerful attention. …

Clara Knox McKee was Eddy’s personal maid in 1906 and 1907. She recounted an experience that helps to illustrate further the distinction Eddy made between attempting to control the weather and holding it as a subjective state of human consciousness:

One day Mrs. Eddy called her students into her study and pointed to a very black cloud, shaped like a cornucopia, coming toward the house in direct line with her front study window. She asked each one to go to a window and face it, and to realize that there were no destructive elements in God’s creation. While the cyclone came whirling straight toward Pleasant View, before it reached within a mile or so, it parted and went around Concord and into the mountains, doing very little damage in our neighborhood. …

Mary Baker Eddy’s convictions regarding God, prayer, weather, and climate grew out of her Christianity. As a student of the Bible, she read in the Hebrew Scriptures accounts of prophetic appeals to God in times of drought. She knew well the Gospel stories of Jesus Christ stilling a storm on the Sea of Galilee. Unlike some others, however, Eddy came to believe that these incidents were neither miracles nor interruptions of the natural order. Instead, she classified them as demonstrations of divine law, which overruled what she identified as the limitations associated with laws of nature.

These statements are from an answer compiled by the researchers at the Mary Baker Eddy Library (menu option: Questions). The complete answer to the question: What did Mary Baker Eddy say about the weather? can be read here:

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