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Join us for a talk on ‘A New View of God and its Effect on Well Being’

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

200216 Philip Hockley Lecture

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.

When: Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 2 p.m.
Come at 1:30 p.m. to hear music by Third Church organist Chris Crook

Where: Third Church of Christ, Scientist, 4419 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219

Who: Phillip Hockley

Carols by Candlelight 2019

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019


Get ready for the Christmas spirit at Third Church Dallas! It’s our annual Christmas program and a chance to hear our Opus 3924 organ!

Join us on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, from 5 to 7 p.m.

4419 Oak Lawn Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75219 GET DIRECTIONS

Over 40-voice choir, chamber orchestra, conductor Chris Crook, soloist Jodi Wright, and readers lead us through 90 minutes of scripture, anthems and the singing of favorite carols. Bradley Reznicek will be at our new Casavant pipe organ. From Handel’s “And the Glory of the Lord” to a thrilling four-hand piano duet to a candle-lit singing of “Silent Night”, this concert will fill your soul with the joy of Christmas. 

Cookies and light refreshments will follow the music program.

It is our gift to the community!

Aaron Tan Organ Recital

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

The American Guild of Organists (AGO) is providing Third Church of Christ, Scientist, Dallas, with a wonderful opportunity to showcase our new Casavant organ. Sponsored by the AGO as part of its Robert T. Anderson Recital Series, organist Aaron Tan will be putting Dallas’s newest pipe organ through its paces! The recital will take place on Thursday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m. and finish at approximately 8:45 p.m., followed by light refreshments.

Third Church of Christ, Scientist Dallas

4419 Oak Lawn Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75219 GET DIRECTIONS

Winner of the 2018 American Guild of Organists National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance, Aaron Tan has won numerous noteworthy contests and scholarships on both organ and piano. Currently studying at the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University, Aaron also serves as Organ Scholar at Church of the Resurrection, New York City.

Here is a link to Aaron Tan on his agent’s site and here also is the link to what appears on the AGO website

The performance is free and no tickets are required. All are welcome to attend the performance and to bring family and friends.

Concert lineup

Nicolaus Bruhns Præludium in G

Johann Gott fried Vierling Trio no. 5 in D

Johann Seb. Bach Allein Gott in der Höh’ sei Ehr, BWV 664

Joseph-Ermend Bonnal Paysages Euskariens

  1. La Vallée du Béhorléguy, au matin
  2. Le Berger d’Ahusquy
  3. Cloches dans le ciel

Jeanne Demessieux Étude no. 5: “Notes répetées” (Six Études, op. 5) 4\

Georges Bizet, Farandole (L’Arlésienne Suite No. 2), trans. Joel Hastings

William Bolcom Jesus Loves Me (Gospel Preludes)

Louis Vierne Final (Symphony No. 6, op. 59)

Click here for a downloadable poster.

Join us for a talk on ‘Breaking News: Freedom Is Ours Now’

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

191003 Patricia Woodard Lecture


Breaking News: Freedom Is Ours Now

When: Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Museum of Biblical Arts, 7500 Park Lane, Dallas, TX 75225

Who: Patricia Woodard

Lecture informational flyer.

“For a Breath of Ecstasy” Concert

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

On June 1, a group of area singers from Dallas including members of Third Church and our organist – Chris Crook will perform the first half of a concert in London’s prestigious Cadogan Hall.

Before they depart, they wanted to share this beautiful music with friends and family.  Please consider supporting them with your presence on Monday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Third Church of Christ, Scientist – 4419 Oak Lawn Avenue. This preview concert will be less than an hour in length.  You will hear a 30-minute work titled “For a Breath of Ecstasy”—a collection of poems by Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet Sara Teasdale set to music by Michael Trotta. We will also sing three anthems in Hebrew from living Jewish composers. Cantor Vicky Glikin of Temple Emanu-El will be our soloist. There is no admission fee. Please join us!

2 Free Talks on Christian Science on April 22

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

Join us at the Dallas Arboretum for free talks on Christian Science. Our speaker, Mary Alice Rose, CSB, will present two talks in Rosine Hall:

Monday, April 22, 2019

  • 12 p.m., “The Science of Christianity”
  • 7 p.m., “Practicing Christian Healing Today”

Free admission with RSVP and free parking at Gate 1.

Dallas Arboretum

8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218

Are you interested in coming? Register now for free admission and parking to the arboretum!

About the Speaker

Mary Alice’s interest in science and technology led to a 20-year career in different areas of applied physical science. Through those years, her love for God permeated every aspect of her daily work. Whether supporting research by tornado chasers as a meteorologist at the National Severe Storms Laboratory in Oklahoma, making live broadcasts during severe weather outbreaks on NOAA Weather Radio, troubleshooting operational software at sea as an engineer and researcher in underwater acoustics, or co-managing a division of 140 engineers and scientists in development of the ground system for the Hubble Space Telescope, prayer was her constant guiding and motivating force.

As interesting as her career was, Mary Alice found that she wanted more time to focus on her most rewarding scientific endeavor: exploring her relationship with God. So, in 2002, Mary Alice made the transition from manager, engineer, and earth scientist to the full-time ministry as a Christian Science practitioner, where divine guidance continues to be her mainstay as she helps people every day in praying about such challenges as careers, finances, health, and relationships. She is also an authorized teacher of this Science and has had a number of articles published in the Christian Science periodicals.

She has given talks on Christian Science to interfaith groups and college comparative religion classes for twenty years, and, since 2010, she has been speaking to a broader range of audiences as an international speaker on the Christian Science Board of Lectureship.

An Evening of Carols by Candlelight – Dec. 2, 2018

Saturday, November 17th, 2018

Come one, come all! It’s an annual Christmas tradition at Third Church Dallas and a chance to hear our new Opus 3924 organ!

Join us on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, from 5 to 7 p.m.

4419 Oak Lawn Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75219 GET DIRECTIONS

A 40-voice choir, chamber orchestra, conductor Chris Crook, soloist Jodi Wright, and readers lead us through 90 minutes of scripture, anthems and the singing of favorite carols. Bradley Reznicek will be featured on our new Casavant pipe organ. From a calypso-style “A King is Born” to John Rutter’s sublime setting of Candlelight Carol, this concert will fill your soul with the joy of Christmas. 

Cookies and light refreshments will follow the music program.

It is our gift to the community!

Casavant Freres Organ: New Pipe Organ Arrives at Third Church!

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

OPUS 3924 traveled from the Casavant Freres workshop in St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, and arrived at the church on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

Over the coming weeks the pipes, console and thousands of parts will be installed, followed by “voicing” the instrument, which will ensure a perfect balance of sound.  We look forward to extraordinary music for our services in the next few weeks.

The new organ will also be featured at our annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 2.  We invite the entire community to attend and experience the beauty of the new organ.

You can view photos of the organ and its manufacturing and installation process below and on the bulletin board in the lobby of the church.

Click here for more on donating to the fundraising campaign. Your generosity will help fund the organ and support ongoing care and maintenance. Gifts of any amount help toward the goal and will be acknowledged at the Christmas concert on Dec. 2.

Casavant Freres Organ: Putting on the Finishing Touches in Quebec

Friday, August 10th, 2018
Here’s a photo slideshow of what the new Casavant Freres Opus 3924 organ looked like as finishing touches were being made at the factory in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, in mid-July. A group of members from Third Church and our Musical Director and Organist, Chris Crook, and Bradley Reznicek, were invited to their workshop to see and hear the finished organ and meet the craftsmen who built it.
All of the 2,530 pipes – from the 1.5 inch ones all the way to the 20 foot pipes – along with the other parts of the organ will be disassembled, individually wrapped, labeled and placed in shipping trays and containers over the next several weeks. Everything will be loaded into one truck for its 1,800 mile journey to Dallas with an expected arrival on Sept. 11.
It will take several weeks for the installation crew from Casavant to unload, reassemble and voice the organ. We look forward to welcoming them all to Dallas and to our church.

We have seen and heard Opus 3924!

Monday, July 16th, 2018

During the week of July 9, a group of Third Church Dallas members traveled to Quebec, Canada, to visit the constructed Opus 3924 organ that will soon be built in our church!