The following was written in support of Church Alive, a focus of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, that explores the meaning and possibilities of awakening to the spiritual basis and impact of Church. 

Healing services

I have had healings during church services that made me realize that Christian Science church services are healing services. Here is one example:

One Wednesday evening I was not feeling well, but felt impelled to attend church. The Bible and Science and Health readings were on “innocence.” To be exact, childlike purity. A friend from work, a year or so earlier, had spoken to me about a problem she was working on and how a Christian Science practitioner reminded her that she was innocent, pure, and strong. That is a fact—innocence is a power. Innocence is a quality of God and we all possess this quality!

I was totally immersed in the readings—hearing about my purity, my innate innocence, and my freedom from any burdens of sin or disease.

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How I Found Christian Science
It began with one idea
November 14, 2011

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