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“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!

Farewell to the Organ Concert

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

(May 6, 2018)

Music Director Chris Crook hosts a concert to say farewell to our almost 90-year-old organ as we anticipate the arrival of our new one. Hear a selection of organ music as well as singing from soloist Jodi Wright.

After the concert, there was a popsicle reception in the parking lot. Check out the highlights below from this fellowship gathering.

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

CSPS Internet Radio

The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston (known as the Mother Church) produces regular Internet radio content about healing, including the Sentinel Watch podcast. See below for the latest episodes of inspiration and testimonies of health restored and lives transformed.

Join Us for Our Annual Christmas Concert – Carols by Candlelight!

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Carols by Candlelight is a concert event for all ages to celebrate the Christmas spirit and sing along to seasonal music. Hear a 40-voice choir, chamber orchestra along with soloist Jodi Wright. Readers will lead us through 90 minutes of scripture, anthems, and the singing of favorite carols. From a spirited African Noel to a sublime setting of The First Noel, this concert will fill your soul with the best of the season’s music. It is our gift to the community!

 

Third Church of Christ, Scientist, Dallas, Texas

4419 Oak Lawn Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75219 GET DIRECTIONS

Thanksgiving Day Service Nov. 23, 2017

Sunday, November 12th, 2017