You’re invited!…

Why Everyone

IS NEEDED

 

A talk on Christian Science
by James Shepherd, CS

Watch this talk in person on Saturday, May 20th at 11:00am EST

 

From the lecturer  James Shepherd, CS:

Moments after feeling some symptoms of a heart attack and asking a friend to a pray with me, an overwhelming feeling of God’s love washed over me. It relieved the symptoms and also showed me something about what it means to be innocent.

Christian Science lecturer James Shepherd CS of Eugene, OR will be sharing a talk entitled “Why Everyone is Needed,”
Saturday May 20 at 11 am Kalamazoo Christian Science church 1225 Portage Road.

See the map below.

 

The focus of the talk is:
Finding our individual worth & purpose, lifting us from dark times to healing & progress

Please come early to enjoy lovely, live music which will begin at 10:40!

The talk is free and child care will be provided.

More information is on the flyer posted in our lobby.

Christian Science has showed me how Christ Jesus’ life illustrated this God-given power, which has nothing to do with the naivete, vulnerability, or helplessness that society often associates with innocence. I’ve seen that victims are not beyond help and comfort and that victimizers can be reformed. We don’t have to wait to experience the Love that heals.

 

About our speaker, James Shepherd CS:

God’s love is for everyone, and a Christian Science lecture is a perfect setting to learn about God’s love and the healing that it brings.

I’ve seen the healing effects of God’s love since I was a youngster, romping through the woods around our home with my three brothers. We had our share of scrapes and bruises which were quickly healed through prayer. We didn’t get sick often, but when we did, we relied on Christian Science for quick healings.

In high school our family moved to a ranch where we had cattle, horses, sheep, pigs, chickens, and turkeys. I graduated from college with a Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, but realized that serving as a Christian Science healer was the best way I could serve others. So I left the ranch and took up the full-time work of helping others find healing through prayer. That was 30 years ago, and I still love this work as much as ever.

Over the years, I’ve enjoyed being active in many offices in my local Church of Christ, Scientist, and have worked at summer camps for Christian Scientists and their friends. I’ve also shared the message of Love’s transforming power in prison settings and youth detention centers. When my four children were little, I coached or participated in their sports programs. I’ve also found other ways to help in my community, such as by volunteering at a neighborhood church to help cook a free breakfast for those in need.

I love spending time with my family and I enjoy doing almost anything outdoors, from backpacking to doing a little work on the family ranch. But my greatest joy will always be to find, and to help others find, a more tangible sense of God’s love for everyone and how that improves every aspect of our lives.

 

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