An introduction to healing from a Christian Science perspective

The next season of Healing 101 Christian Science lectures will begin in April, 2018, each Monday.  Stay tuned!  A joyous Thanksgiving and Christmas to you!
The Healing 101 planners, from
  • Christian Science Organization, Cal, Berkeley
  • Christian Science Organization, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
  • First Church of Christ, Scientist, Orinda
  • Tenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Oakland
  • First Church of Christ, Scientist, Napa
  • First Church of Christ, Scientist, Hayward
  • Christian Science Society, Richmond
  • First Church of Christ, Scientist, Walnut Creek
  • First Church of Christ, Scientist, Los Altos
  • First Church of Christ, Scientist, Menlo Park
  • First Church of Christ, Scientist, Santa Rosa
  • First Church of Christ, Scientist, Pleasant Hill
  • First Church of Christ, Scientist, San Luis Obispo

Wishing you a joyous day,
The Healing 101 organizing team


2017 Healing 101 Series Speakers:

Find out how you can address stress, disease, relationship problems, your finances, community issues & more…

This thought-provoking 5-week lecture series, back by popular demand, is given by experienced healers who practice Christian Science in order to help themselves and others gain a greater sense of harmonyhealth, peace and well-being in their lives.

Each lecture will last approximately 1 hour and includes free pizza and refreshments after the talk where allowed.  They will be broadcast live in an online webcast format for people not able to make it in person.  Recordings of the lectures will be available on this site after each session.

If you are interested in participating in the online webinar, please click on the links below to register for free.  No need to RSVP if you plan to attend in person, just show up!

Participant comments from the 2016 Healing 101 series:

“Remarkable! A perfect 101 on Healing” — Christie

“Wonderful ideas! Thank you!” — Gail

“Thank you, it was fabulous. So much food for thought!!” — Robin

Link iconHow to Make Change for the Better
Janet Hegarty, CSB – from St. Louis, Missouri @janethegartycsb

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Follow-up assignment

How to make change for the better: a little follow-up
Janet Hegarty, C.S.B., Member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship

Here are a few of many connections between the four big ideas presented in the lecture found in the Holy Bible and Science and Health with key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.  The links will take you to those passages in the books so you can see them in context.

Big idea #1 God is all good and is the only power.

In the Bible:

In Science and Health:          

Big idea #2 We have an unshakeable connection with God.

In the Bible:

In Science and Health:

Big idea #3 We are 100% spiritual.

In the Bible:

In Science and Health:

Big idea #4 Evil is powerless and we can prove it.

In the Bible:

In Science and Health:

About this talk

What I love about Christian Science is the way it answers pressing questions that come to all of us. Questions like Who am I? Why am I here? How can I find health and happiness? These questions were uppermost in my thought as I entered college. As an undergraduate, I studied music composition at Washington University in St. Louis. Then, I moved to Chicago, where I earned a master’s degree in music. At about the same time, I was introduced to Christian Science and began finding the answers to my questions about identity, purpose, and health. This has made a huge difference in my life.


Link icon Mary Baker Eddy’s Legacy:
150 Years of Practical Spirituality

Tony Lobl, CS – from Surrey, England

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Follow-up Resources

View another Christian Science lecture on Mary Baker Eddy – Aha Moments That Heal” by Chet Manchester

By today’s lecturer, in Medium, Tony Lobl – 7 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Mary Baker Eddy

Biography by feminist scholar, Dr Gillian Gill – This is strong on the social context in which Mary Baker Eddy lived. –

Biography by church scholars. Yvonne Fetweiss and Rob Warneck – This is strong on Mary Baker Eddy’s experiences as a healer –

Other biographies on Mary Baker Eddy –

For more information visit the website of  The Mary Baker Eddy Library –

About this talk

Higher education can be a life-changing experience for many. It was for me. I loved the adventure of my student days. Yet as my University experience drew to a close an entirely new and unsought adventure came my way when I was introduced to Mary Baker Eddy’s Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. This was “higher education” of another kind — a deep dive into the “the things of Spirit” and their practical applicability to every facet of life. The book also led me to read and love the Bible.

Led by an intuition not to pursue a conventional career, I wove voluntary work and various freelance roles into periods of time spent quietly studying the “textbooks of Christian Science” (Science and Health and the Bible). I quickly saw the potential of this completely spiritual system of healing when I was healed of recurring sinusitis without drugs and freed from a gambling addiction without counseling or peer group support. My passion became to share this powerful “divine Science” I benefited from with anyone seeking solutions to unmet needs.


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The Law of Harmony and
Christian Science Healing

Josh Niles, CSB – from Boise, Idaho

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About this talk

Josh will talk about how harmony is actually a constant and consistent law of God and how Mary Baker Eddy’s discovery of these divine laws, which have been in operation throughout all time, can be brought to bear in any circumstance through holy inspired prayer.  Christ Jesus mapped the way for all mankind to better understand God and feel His undiminished love which leads to harmony and healing.  Josh will share examples of healing through Christian Science from his own life to help illustrate that everyone can experience the kind of harmony and healing that Jesus pointed to in his ministry.

Further Thoughts

SH 209:31-32
“Spiritual sense is a conscious, constant capacity to understand God.”

– Take some time to really cherish your spiritual sense…your consistent capacity to understand and reflect good.

– Take some specific time to cherish the spiritual sense that is endowed in every child, women and man that your thought reaches out to…wether that’s watching the news, at school or at the grocery store.

John 8:12
“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”

SH 293:28
“Christian Science brings to light Truth and its supremacy, universal harmony, the entireness of God, good, and the nothingness of evil.”

– Allow the light of Truth to reveal your spiritual substance…the spiritual qualities that God shines through you.

Mis. 224:11-25 (to ,)
“We should remember that the world is wide; that there are a thousand million different human wills, opinions, ambitions, tastes, and loves; that each person has a different history, constitution, culture, character, from all the rest; that human life is the work, the play, the ceaseless action and reaction upon each other of these different atoms. Then, we should go forth into life with the smallest expectations, but with the largest patience; with a keen relish for and appreciation of everything beautiful, great, and good, but with a temper so genial that the friction of the world shall not wear upon our sensibilities; with an equanimity so settled that no passing breath nor accidental disturbance shall agitate or ruffle it; with a charity broad enough to cover the whole world’s evil, and sweet enough to neutralize what is bitter in it…”

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Spiritual discovery: How you can better the world

Tom McElroy, CS – from Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

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Follow-up Idea:

Read Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. Read it to discover something. That is, read it as you would explore some new area where you were adventuring – not with the idea that you are going to use it for your purpose, but rather to simply see what it has to offer, and to consider its implications for your life, and for all life. Let the ideas in the speak to you, uplift you, educate you; let yourself be on the receiving end of whatever living truth is contained in the pages of the book.

About this talk

At a time when many people are thinking about how to make change in the world for the better, genuine spirituality has a valuable and unique contribution to make. It’s not about joining a club, or blind faith, but discovering new perspectives of universal Truth and Love, God, that embrace everyone, and bring to light reliable healing solutions even where it might seem like there are none.


Link iconNever Alone: How Spiritual Ideas Work in Us
Melanie Wahlberg, CS – from Lake Forest, California

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Further Exploration

About this talk

It would be great to feel confident about whatever we face, instead of feeling stuck or alone. In this talk, I discuss what I’ve found helpful in connecting with God, the infinite Mind, who provides the ideas that reveal the solutions we need, that wipe away that stuck feeling, and that help us see that we’re never alone. These ideas from God don’t just comfort us, they do something! Unlike ordinary thoughts, they change our lives and our health for the better and even enable us to help transform the lives of others.

Link iconAfter the Fire: Love without Limit, Life without Fear
Fujiko Signs, CSB – from Tokyo, Japan

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About this talk

Discover the universal truth that unifies and leads to healing and regeneration. Learn how prayer is a practical tool for individual recovery and restoration, and can bless our community.

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Archive: 2016 Healing 101 Series Information and Videos

The Healing 101 Series is sponsored by Christian Science churches in the greater Bay Area and Sacramento Valley:

  • Christian Science Organization at UC Berkeley
  • Christian Science Organization at UC Davis
  • Christian Science Organization at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • First Church of Christ, Scientist, Orinda
  • First Church of Christ, Scientist, Oakland
  • Tenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Oakland
  • First Church of Christ, Scientist, Pleasant Hill
  • First Church of Christ, Scientist, Napa
  • First Church of Christ, Scientist, Davis
  • Christian Science Society, Point Richmond
  • First Church of Christ, Scientist, Menlo Park
  • First Church of Christ, Scientist, Carmel

2017 Series Stats and Results Report