Spiritual Answers for Today’s Questions

A lecture series beginning September 23rd with events occurring through Spring of 2024

Our lectures are designed to embrace our community and shine a light on how to find spiritually-based answers to today’s difficult challenges.  You’re warmly invited to attend these free, public talks in Central Illinois given in-person by practitioners of Christian Science.

Our 2023/2024 Winter-Spring Lecture Series

Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 3:00pm

Prayer and Well-being
(A SPIRITUAL ADVENTURE)

Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 11:00am

Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 3:00pm

Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 3:00pm

NEVER ALONE
How spiritual ideas work in us

Moving Past Fear –
To Healing

Learning to love your enemies

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

Christian Science
Society
CHAMPAIGN

109 S Duncan Rd.
Champaign, IL 61822

First Church of Christ, Scientist
DECATUR

120 E Prairie St
Decatur, IL 62523

Christian Science
Society
PEORIA

7020 N Mt Hawley Road
Peoria IL 61614

First Church of Christ, Scientist
SPRINGFIELD

601 S 2nd Street
Springfield, IL 62704

First Church of Christ, Scientist
URBANA

501 W Oregon
Urbana, IL 61801

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.)