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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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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.

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Monday, June 10th, 2013

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Thank you!

 

Healing Focus Workshop

Friday, January 4th, 2013

You are invited to participate in Third Church’s monthly Healing Focus Workshops.

They are held the 1st Saturday of every month at 10:00 am in the Sunday School.

• “Exploring together how to be better healers”.  The purpose of these meetings are for fellow Christian Scientists to work together and support each other with ideas and inspirations in carrying out our Leader’s vision and Third Church’s stated mission of “healing ourselves, our families, our congregation and our world.”

• Please bring both your ideas and your questions pertaining to your own practice of healing yourself, your family, our congregation and our world. We will explore all ideas and questions together as we seek to nourish each other with divinely inspired spiritual answers that will improve our individual healing practice.

• We look forward to your participation in this important and inspiring activity that is sure to bless us all.

Questions?  Please contact Charles Haggard – chaggard@sbcglobal.net

 

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Serving at “The Bridge”

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Join Our Volunteers at the Second Chance Cafe at The Bridge

The Bridge serves 3 meals a day, 7 days a week at their Second Chance Café. Third Church Volunteers assist with the dinner service from 5:30 – 7:00 PM on the first Monday and fifth Tuesday of each month. We find this volunteer work exceptionally rewarding. All are welcome to join our team; you do not have to be a church member!

More information about serving meals at The Bridge can be found here: Serving Meals at The Bridge.



Please contact Lisa Bül to sign up: lbulphoto@verizon.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Healing Testimony from “Third Church Member, Educator”:

I awoke on a Monday morning with aggressive symptoms of the flu, and the first thought that came to me was that I had a conference to attend on Thursday and a paper to give on Friday. I silently prayed to know that all was well, and that I would be able to do what I needed to do at the time I needed to do it. Later that day, as the flu symptoms did not abate, I decided to “ignore” the symptoms and practice reading my paper aloud. Sneezing and stopping to blow my nose interrupted my reading. I stopped, rested, took time to read from the Bible and Science and Health. I remained confident and unconcerned about the symptoms, the human mortal picture that was manifesting itself, and I was certain that I would be able to attend the conference and read my paper as planned.

The next morning, I felt better, but in place of the sneezing and runny nose, I had a bad headache. It continued to worsen during the day in spite of my prayerful work and study. I happened to be reading a biography by Mrs. Eddy, and as always, I found myself very inspired by it. But my headache continued to get worse, and finally, it was so bad that I could no longer read.

The pain at that point was so intense that I could hardly even think, and any movement made it worse. I lay down, closed my eyes and silently reached out to God in prayer. I recalled a testimony that I had heard in church; a heavy object had fallen on the testifier’s foot, and the big toe was possibly injured and maybe even broken. But she immediately declared her exemption from any such injury, and she based it on clear and strong and unequivocal statements affirming her birthright as a child of God, made in His image and eternally “upright, whole and free” from any kind of injury. Recalling the testimony encouraged me, but the pain was still very intense.

I began to recite the Scientific Statement of Being, beginning with “There is no Life, Truth, intelligence nor substance in Matter; All is infinite Mind and Its infinite manifestation.” I was on my second time through with no effect, when I suddenly remembered a passage from the biography. Some of Mrs. Eddy’s students asked her, “When will we be able to heal as you do,” meaning when would they be able to heal as effectively, consistently and quickly as she healed. The answer: “When you believe what you say.” In that instant, the question came to me, “Do you believe what you say?” The answer was an absolute “Yes!”

Within seconds, I felt the pain begin to lessen, and within less than half an hour, I could get up and eat something whereas before just looking at food nauseated me.

I slept peacefully that night, and when I awoke the next morning, which was Wednesday, I was completely free of symptoms. I was able to attend the conference on Thursday and give the paper as scheduled on Friday.

I am so grateful for all of the ways in which we can gain the inspiration necessary for growth in our understanding of God and healing as a result of that growth: the Bible, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, the testimony services each Wednesday evening, all of the wonderful periodicals in both print and web formats, and the biographies with inspiring information about Mrs. Eddy’s life and work.

Sincerely,
“Third Church Member, Educator”