Sponsored by: First Church of Christ, Scientist - South Lake Tahoe
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TALKS THAT INSPIRE
A Free Event At Lake Tahoe

Discover - Get Inspired - Change Perspective

HEALING SOLUTIONS TO LIFE’S CHALLENGES 2017

Saturday, May 27, 2017 | 1-4pm Pacific Daylight Time

This is our third Spiritual Summit. The major goal for these events is to share with the community a way in which to get beyond challenges that life presents and gain a balance on the side of good. Ideas, based on the Christ and the teachings of the discoverer and founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, will be presented on where people can turn when they have tried everything and nothing has worked. Do you just have to live with something with no hope of betterment? Our speakers will share how we can expect good and to gain freedom from whatever is bothering us! Thoughts will be introduced that challenge the status quo of how diseases are inevitable, how others are incurable, how people just expect to deteriorate and decline, or put up with chronic conditions of disease or depression, and open ideas toward a peaceful, loved, healthy being. Life doesn’t have to be one thing after another. As we open our thought through prayer to more infinite possibilities, we find solutions to life’s problems.

Our Continued Gift to The Community:
Inspired points of view that lead to more peace, health and happiness in life.

The Talks will be given at The Beach Retreat and Lodge at Tahoe

ALL are welcome to watch and listen to Talks That Inspire

Presented by: Members & Friends of 1st Church of Christ, Scientist – So. Lake Tahoe, California.

Meet the 2017 Speakers

Fujiko Signs, C.S.B. – Tokyo, Japan and State College, PA

Fujiko comes from Tokyo, Japan and has a family, husband and two daughters working in the US.

Fujiko, a past-president of The Mother Church, is a student, practitioner, and teacher of Christian Science. She studies the relationship between prayer and healing, consciousness and reality, spirituality and well-being. Her job is to find out how we can free ourselves from various limitations.

While her husband’s job took Fujiko across the United States, she worked as a market research consultant for computer manufacturing companies and taught Japanese language and literature at community colleges and universities. She also taught dance to children.

In her mid-thirties, Fujiko fell ill and sought healing through different treatments, but none of them gave her a lasting cure. One day, to her surprise, she found that the healing of Christ Jesus was possible now and learnable. As soon as she started reading about this system of healing in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, a respected American healer and religious leader, she was relieved from various symptoms that had limited her before. As she studied and learned more about Christian Science, she witnessed many healings within her family and circle of friends and eventually received requests to assist others with prayer.

After becoming a Christian Science practitioner, she was asked to talk with doctors and nurses about patients with a desire to practice non-traditional medicine, including prayer and meditation. She also volunteered in a community coalition in hopes of encouraging and enhancing communication between different faith groups that sought well-being in the community.

Mark McCurties, C.S. – Chestnut Hill, MA

Ever since I was a little boy, I’ve had a deep love for the Bible. When I read about men and women in the Bible overcoming hatred, famine, war, physical disease, and other hardships, their triumphs inspired me. It didn’t matter what the odds were, or what conditions they faced, individuals in the Bible seemed to flourish in adversity based on one common theme, their deep love for God.

Growing up in a Christian Science household, there was another book I loved to read daily: Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures written by Mary Baker Eddy. The very purpose of her book is to help unlock and reveal the deeper divine meaning and inspiration of the Bible. Together these two books point to the practical healing and saving power of God and its present availability for all mankind. I knew that someday I wanted to share that healing message with the world.

As I grew into adulthood, experiences in the field of education as a summer camp director, outdoor educator, athletics coach, and resident counselor, all helped to develop my understanding and practice of Christian Science. While working with young people, I had multiple opportunities to witness God’s healing power. These examples proved to me that the healing power of the Christ is just as alive and relevant today as for the men and women of the Bible. In 2010, with a desire to focus solely on healing through prayer, I went into the full-time public practice of Christian Science.

Chet Manchester, C.S.B. – King Ferry, NY

“So, what is your heart beating for?” was a question I faced in my late twenties. I was a struggling filmmaker in Los Angeles, experiencing some problems with my heart after a failed marriage and an unsuccessful business venture. On my mental knees in prayer, I opened to a passage in Mary Baker Eddy’s writings that instantly got my attention: “The heart that beats mostly for self is seldom alight with love.” (Miscellany 160:4) I realized that the function of the heart is to beat for God; it’s a reflection of divine Love itself. This glimpse of the Christ—the pure love of God embracing humanity—transformed my life and my health. From that day to this, I’ve been doing everything I can to share the healing message of Christian Science with the world.

I moved to Boston in the 1990s, and since then I have produced numerous exhibits, films, and projects for The First Church of Christ, Scientist. I served as creative director for The Mary Baker Eddy Library from 2000 to 2003 and helped with the development of TMC Youth—The Mother Church’s global youth initiative—after that.  The healing practice of Christian Science is where my heart is today, along with my current focus as a Christian Science lecturer and teacher.

2017 Registration

We will meet at The Beach Retreat and Lodge at Tahoe

3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

For Questions & Inquiries about Talks the Inspire, email: FirstChurchSLT@gmail.com