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Important Update to Masking Policy

Saturday, May 15th, 2021

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Effective immediately commencing with the church service this Sunday, May 16, and including the Annual Business Meeting Tuesday, May 18, the Wednesday Testimony Meeting May 19, and all subsequent in-person gatherings at Third Church, face coverings and social distancing will be optional based on personal preference.

We ask that all of us continue to keep thoughts of love and caring for the safety of everyone in our community and in our church foremost in our prayers.

Love to all,

Third Church Board of Trustees

In-person Church Services Resume Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021

Sunday, March 21st, 2021

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Dear fellow members and friends,

We are happy to share the news so many of you have been waiting for.

We will be resuming in-person gatherings!!!

We now have a schedule for when we will be back in-person for Sunday School, Children’s Room, Sunday church services, and Wednesday testimony meetings.

Sunday School

Sunday School leads the way. We are pleased that beginning Sunday, March 21, and continuing for all Sundays after that date, Sunday School will offer in-person classes at 10:30 a.m. with simultaneous Zoom capability as well (coordinate with sundayschool@thirdchurchdallas.org for availability). Co-superintendents Nadine Givens and Greg McLane will provide communication to parents regarding safety guidelines for students and parents.

Children’s Room

The Children’s Room upstairs will reopen this Sunday, March 21 for infants and toddlers. Jane McLane, Children’s Room Chair, will be communicating with parents.

Sunday Church Services

Beginning Easter Sunday, April 4, church services resume in-person in the church auditorium as well as online using Zoom and over the phone. This blended format will continue for all Sundays going forward after April 4.

Wednesday Testimony Meetings

Beginning Wednesday, April 7 and continuing for all Wednesdays after that date, testimony meetings will be both in-person in the church auditorium as well as over Zoom and on the phone.

Guidelines for attendees at services and meetings in the auditorium

  • Face coverings are required for everyone while in the building and on church grounds.
  • Maintain physical distancing at all times.
  • Please enter only through the door into the lobby on the parking lot / courtyard side.
  • Some rows will be blocked off to facilitate physical distancing. Greeters will assist in directing to available seats.
  • If you aren’t feeling well, please attend the online rather than in-person services.

Schedule of Events

Sunday, March 21

Sunday School –  10:30 a.m. in-person classes in Sunday School room with simultaneous Zoom capability as well; coordinate with sundayschool@thirdchurchdallas.org for availability

Church service – 10:30 a.m. Zoom/phone service only

Tuesday, March 23

Business meeting for members only – 7:00 p.m. Church auditorium in-person

Wednesday, March 24

Testimony meeting – 7:30 p.m. Zoom/phone service only

Sunday, March 28

Sunday School – 10:30 a.m. in-person classes in Sunday School room with simultaneous Zoom capability as well; coordinate with sundayschool@thirdchurchdallas.org for availability

Church service – 10:30 a.m. Zoom/phone service only

Wednesday, March 31

Testimony meeting – 7:30 p.m. Zoom/phone service only

Sunday April 4

Sunday School – 10:30 a.m. in-person classes in Sunday School room with simultaneous Zoom capability as well; coordinate with sundayschool@thirdchurchdallas.org for availability

Church service – 10:30 a.m. Church auditorium in-person and Zoom/phone service

Wednesday April 7

Testimony meeting – 7:30 p.m. Church auditorium in-person and Zoom/phone service

 

Much Gratitude

Much gratitude to everyone for supporting all of our church activities as we made adjustments over the last year to demonstrate how much we love and care for everyone in our church and our community.

We look forward to seeing you in person at Sunday School and church services. If you can’t come in person, we hope you continue to come virtually by Zoom or phone. We have made major changes in our audio system to make the Zoom/phone experience sound almost as good as if you are in the auditorium.

 

Chris

Chris Slaughter, President

On behalf of the Board of Trustees

 

Join Us for an Online Talk on ‘A Spiritual Revolution: A Quest to Understand God’

Monday, December 28th, 2020

Do you wonder how it’s possible to have a safe and secure life with the threat of pandemic and economic upheaval?

How can an understanding of God make a difference in overcoming divisions in our communities?

Can divine Love be a tangible force for good – for anyone?

Replay now available!

For a live online webinar on the topic of “A Spiritual Revolution: A Quest to Understand God” by Giulia Nesi Tetreau, CSB, a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship.

Click on the image below to download the flyer.

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Replay Version: ‘Meaningful Change for Ourselves and the World’

Sunday, November 15th, 2020

On October 29, Mark McCurties CS Christian Science practitioner Member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship gave an online talk for Third Church Dallas titled “Meaningful Change for Ourselves and the World.”

If you missed it, see below for an online version of a similar talk he gave.

Gather with us for Thanksgiving – Online

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

Join us on Zoom for our Thanksgiving Day service

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/102531109

Meeting ID: 102 531 109

Zoom Password

You may also dial in using your phone. Call +1 346-248-7799, using the information above. If you are using a landline, please note this is not a toll-free call.

10:30 a.m.

Special music begins at 10:20 a.m. featuring trumpeter Ben Fairfield and Organist Chris Crook.

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Carols by Candlelight 2020

Thursday, October 29th, 2020

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See the replay of our annual Christmas tradition, our gift to the community! This year, our Carols by Candlelight concert was a virtual, online event – just as joyous and festive as ever!

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Click here for a PDF version of the program

Carols by Candlelight features:

  • Third Church soloists—Jodi Wright, Colleen Oates, Brandon Wilhelm, and Blake Davidson
  • Violinist—Mary Reynolds
  • Flautist—Ashley Alarcon
  • Pianist—Terry Metzger
  • Bradley Reznicek at the Opus 3924 Casavant Organ
  • Third Church Chorale with Chris Crook, Director of Music
  • Colby Howe and Marin Van Vleck, Readers

Third Church Dallas Sunday School – Available Online!

Friday, October 16th, 2020

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Online Sunday School sponsored by Third Church Dallas takes place on Zoom every Sunday at 9:30-10:30 a.m. Central time.

If you’re interested in joining, contact our superintendent at sundayschool@thirdhurchdallas.org to enroll.

Join Us for an Online Talk on ‘Meaningful Change for Ourselves and the World’

Saturday, September 19th, 2020

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The power of God’s love is the greatest agent for bringing needed change and healing into the world. A talk on Christian Science.

Mark McCurties, CS Christian Science practitioner Member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship.

Thursday, October 29
7:00pm CDT

Attend online or by phone
www.zoom.us/j/84347230349
Or call 312 626 6799 then 843 4723 0349

214 526 7783
www.thirdchurchdallas.org

Important Info About Important Online Gatherings

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

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In accordance with directives and requests of applicable state and local authorities, in-person Sunday services, Sunday School, and Wednesday meetings will be put on hold until further notice. Arrangements have been made for audio access for anyone who wishes to attend Sunday services and Wednesday meetings remotely.  These are complete services and meetings, including readings, music, hymns, solos on Sundays, and testimonies on Wednesdays.

  • The music begins at 10:25 am for Sunday Services and at 7:25 pm for the Wednesday evening meetings.
  • To join the services and meetings from your computer, tablet or smartphone, go to https://us04web.zoom.us/j/102531109, Meeting ID: 102 531 109. You may also dial in using your phone.  Call +1 346 248 7799, enter the Meeting ID 102 531 109, and follow the prompts.  If you are using a landline, please note this is not a toll-free call.

Zoom Password

  • When you call or log in, please remember to mute the sound on your device and keep it muted unless you wish to give a testimony on Wednesday.  If you have a video camera on your device, you should also turn it off or cover it.
  • For privacy reasons, we request that no recordings be made of the Sunday services and Wednesday meetings.
    • If you wish to receive weekly emails with the Sunday Bulletin (containing hymn numbers and words to the solo) and with the Wednesday evening meeting topics, hymn numbers, and readings, please contact the Clerk (Linda Miller) at 214-526-7783 (messages only) or clerk@thirdchurchdallas.org.
    • Hymnals will be available to borrow from the Reading Room.  You can make arrangements with the Reading Room Librarian.
    • Sunday collection will still be accepted via mail and online through Paypal.
  • Online Sunday School is available! To enroll, contact the superintendent at sundayschool@thirdchurchdallas.org.

Live Webinar Event: Demystifying Spiritual Healing

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

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Demystifying Spiritual Healing

Thursday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. CDT

In ‘Demystifying Spiritual Healing,’ we discover where genuine security in our lives really comes from. There is a divine Principle underlying our lives that, when relied on, consistently brings peace and goodness. By looking to God, Spirit, instead of materiality, the people in the Bible found reliable peace, healing and solutions to their everyday needs. The discovery of the Science of Christ, by Mary Baker Eddy, shows how we can experience this same peace, security and healing in our lives.

Here is the link to pre-register: Web Lecture Registration

Also, join our friends at First Church of Christ, Scientist in Richardson for another web lecture: The How and Why and Wonder of Spiritual Healing

Saturday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. CDT

This lecture explores the phenomena of spiritual healing as recorded throughout the Bible. Such healing had for centuries allowed people to live their lives with dominion and not be victims to their circumstances. The lecture gives present-day examples to prove that such healing is not something of the past but is a present possibility. Healing examples include protection from an attack, healing of a medically diagnosed ‘incurable’ illness, and effects of a severe accident.

We look forward to enjoying the web lectures with you!