Spiritual Answers for Today’s Questions

A lecture series beginning February 11 through May 13, 2021

This season, all of our lectures are designed to embrace our community and shine a light on how to find spiritually-based answers to today’s difficult challenges.  Join us every second and fourth Thursday for fresh inspiration.

Our 2021 Winter-Spring Lecture Series Has Ended

Thursday, February 11th

Thursday, February 25th

Thursday, March 11th

Finding Joy, Health, Hope for All

Never alone: how spiritual ideas work in us

How to make change for the better

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Thursday, March 25th

Thursday, February 25th

Thursday, March 11th

God’s-eye view of you!

How you can better the world: spiritual discovery

Making meaningful change: how God’s love can change your life and the world

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Thursday, May 13th

Prayer and well-being. A spiritual adventure

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Prayer and Well-Being:  A Spiritual Adventure
By Nate Frederick
Given May 13, 2021
Sponsored by First Church of Christ, Scientist, Peoria, Illinois

God’s-Eye View of You
By Fujiko Takai Signs, CSB
Given March 25, 2021
Sponsored by First Church of Christ, Scientist, Springfield, Illinois

VISIT OUR CHURCHES

Each church has their own service times and may be holding services
in-person or remotely.  Click on the box to learn more.

Christian Science Society
BLOOMINGTON

1721 Hamilton Rd
Bloomington, IL 61704
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Christian Science Society
CHAMPAIGN

109 S Duncan Rd.
Champaign, IL 61822
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First Church of Christ, Scientist
DECATUR

510 W William St
Decatur, IL 62522
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Christian Science Society
PEORIA

7020 N Mt Hawley Road
Peoria IL 61614
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First Church of Christ, Scientist
SPRINGFIELD

601 S 2nd Street
Springfield, IL 62704
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First Church of Christ, Scientist
URBANA

501 W Oregon
Urbana, IL 61801
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CHRISTIAN SCIENTISTS BELIEVE…

Christian Scientists believe in one, infinite God who is All and all-good. We believe that God is not distant and unknowable, but that God is all-encompassing and always present, and that each individual is loved by God, cared for by Him, and made in God’s image—spiritual, not material.

Christian Scientists believe in The Bible and in Christ Jesus as the Son of God, or promised Messiah. We believe that Jesus’ teachings and healing work expressed scientific Christianity, or the application of the laws of God—laws which are still practical and provable today, by anyone, anywhere. Christian Scientists consider the Commandments, as well as Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, to be central to their lives and practice of Christianity.

Christian Scientists believe in the saving, healing power of God’s love—that no one is beyond redemption, that no problem is too entrenched or overwhelming to be addressed and healed. In other words, Christian Scientists don’t believe that salvation occurs at some point in the future, but that the presence of God’s goodness can be experienced here and now—and by everyone.

In 1879, Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer of Christian Science, founded the Church of Christ, Scientist. Her purpose was to establish a church designed, “to commemorate the word and works of our Master, which should reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing.” (Manual of The Mother Church.)