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Texas Drought and Wildfires: How Prayer Can Help (Live audio chat: May 3-1pm)

Jan Keeler, C.S.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
1:00pm CDT – 2:00pm CDT

As firefighters from 34 states work together to battle wildfires spread over a million acres in Texas, they have also had to deal with the severe drought and dry winds that turn vegetation into fuel. In our prayers for their success and safety, the Bible’s message of God’s care for all of His people is a powerful promise. As the prophet Isaiah put it, “When thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee” (43:2).

Join this chat and bring your questions to a Christian Science healer who lives in the area affected by the fires. Together, our prayers can help to prove the truth of this promise of God’s help for the firemen and the people living in that area.

About Jan Keeler: Jan is a native Texan. She did venture up to Boston to get a graduate degree in speech communication from Emerson College, work at The Mother Church, and teach classes at Emerson College and Suffolk University. Shortly after graduation, she went into the full time practice of Christian Science healing and has continued to enjoy this work. She has made frequent contributions to the Christian Science periodicals. She and her family now live in Austin, Texas where she enjoys the vistas and sunsets of the Texas Hill Country.


God is Speaking to You – Austin Event, Feb 6 at 2:00pm

When Elise Moore was 10 years old, a man attempted to kidnap her from a movie theater.  By listening to God, she escaped unharmed.  As an adult, Moore began collecting experiences of ordinary people who have been protected and physically healed through prayer and listening to God.   She will tell 9 of these real stories in her talk

“God is Speaking to You” Sunday, February 6 at 2:00 p.m. at 1309 Guadalupe Street, Austin TX 78701

“This talk is full of experiences about everyday people hearing God’s voice,” says Moore.  “There’s a dramatic story of a teenage boy being saved from an explosion.  Half the stories are about kids listening to God.  Then there are physical healings like a woman currently in prison being healed of a stroke. “

Residing in Nashville, Tennessee [Tucson, Arizona] Moore has been in the Christian healing ministry for over 20 years.  Fluent in Spanish, she has an international ministry and lectures in both languages throughout the US, Canada, Puerto Rico and Spain.  During the year, Moore will speak in convention centers, universities, civic, church and youth groups in more than 50 cities.

Moore has appeared on television, radio and live internet programs.  She is a regular guest on live webcasts on  A prolific writer, Elise has published more than 200 articles on prayer and healing, and has written a regular newspaper column.  She also teaches classes in Christian healing.

Moore has put her faith into action by being chaplain for a homeless shelter, organizing an after-school program for black youth and shepherding adult literacy programs.  Additionally, she has organized interfaith programs and activities, and led participatory workshops.

“Anyone can learn to hear God’s voice,” Moore says.  “I open by talking about a homeless man.  No one is beyond God’s help.”

“We’ll talk about discerning the difference between tuning into God and just your own wishful thinking,” added Moore.  “I’ll give specific tips on how to pray for yourself and others.  We’ll even talk about what gets in the way of healing.”

Moore is appearing in Austin only once at 1309 Guadalupe Street, Austin TX on Feb 6 at 2:00pm. Be sure and bring your children and teens.  The stories are for all ages.

To read articles by Elise Moore or hear recent radio programs, visit

Click here to listen to a recent podcast interview with Elise Moore by 5th grade students Kayla and Kenna:

Christian Science Thanksgiving Day Services in Austin

Join us on Thanksgiving morning as we give thanks and testimonials of blessings.  The downtown Austin (First Church) is holding their service at 11am.  The Lakeway church (Third church) will hold its service at 9:30am.  Each service includes reading of the 2010 Thanksgiving Day proclamation from President Obama, followed by short readings from our pastors, The Bible and also Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures; and then an invitation to the congregation to share testimonies and blessings.  See the Calendar tab for more specific information.


One of the ideas that came out of the Church Unconfined: Exploring Our Concept of Church meetings was holding interactive meetings to aid in spiritual awakening and growth. The Mother Church is also asking us to focus this year on the concept of Church Alive with essentially the same purpose. So let’s get going! The first meeting is open to all and will be held in our Sunday School on
Sunday, Nov 14 at 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm. One of the main focuses will be reading and discussing the previous week’s bible lesson, mixed with contemporary music, media from the “my Bible Lesson”, and other material provided by the Publishing Society and The Mother Church. Please invite young adults in Sunday School and those that may not have made the transition from Sunday School to the Church Service, friends new to Christian Science, and everyone seeking spiritual insight and inspiration through fellowship and participation. Following the meeting there will be an opportunity for feedback and to volunteer to help organize the next meeting. A restaurant will also be selected for those who would like to have dinner together.

Texas Book Festival – Science & Health Booth Oct 16 & 17 2010

Are you planning on attending the 2010 Texas Book Festival?  We’ll be there too – promoting the book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.

Since the first publication of Science and Health in 1875, its readers have testified that reading and studying this book has not only given them a spiritual sense of the Bible and a clearer recognition of their permanent relationship to God, but has resulted in physical and spiritual healing. Letters from readers that testify to healing from simply reading the book can be found in the last chapter of Science and Health. Available in multiple editions and formats, as well as in 17 languages and English Braille, the book is dedicated to thinkers and “honest seekers for Truth” (Science and Health, p. xii:23).

Mary Baker Eddy Christian Healer Biography – Panel Discussion Oct 17

WHAT: Mary Baker Eddy, Christian Healer Book Panel Discussion

The media wrote about her relentlessly; she was highly respected, yet misunderstood much of the time; and she is listed as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Religious Figures of the 20th Century on PBS’ Religion & Ethics News Weekly poll. Mary Baker Eddy was a prolific healer, author and founder of a worldwide religion. Mary Baker Eddy, Christian Healer tells the story of this remarkable woman’s life in the context of her healing work, which consisted of more than 600 documented healings from cancer to heart disease, mental illness, lameness, deafness, blindness and more.

Christian Science Austin salutes the Texas Book Festival with a panel discussion about Mary Baker Eddy, Christian Healer.

WHERE: The Doubletree Hotel, 15th & Guadalupe  |  Austin, Texas

WHEN: Sunday, October 17, 2010, 2:00  p.m.

LIVE BROADCAST: You can also listen to the live broadcast by phone or Skype. To join by telephone, dial (201) 793-9022.  The conference room number is 4258728#.  To join by Skype, dial +9900827044258728.


  • Eddy founded the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Mass., which grew into a worldwide religion.
  • Eddy penned countless thought-provoking articles for top daily newspapers before founding the Christian Science Monitor in 1908. Ninety years later, she was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame for “her indelible mark on society, religion and journalism.”
  • Eddy wrote and published Science & Health, with Key to the Scriptures, which was chosen by the Women’s National Book Association as one of “75 Books by Women Whose Words Have Changed the World.”  The book is on the current reading list of the Harvard Medical School symposium, “Spirituality and Healing in Medicine.”
  • Eddy drew admiration from such public figures as Albert Einstein, Clara Barton and Susan B. Anthony, among many others.
  • Bible Camp – Kid’s performance Friday Aug 6 @ 11:30am

    Christian Science Summer 2010 Bible Camp is proud to present “The Parables”, a play based on Jesus’ parables and preformed by the children. It is the culmination of our study for the week. Please join us at 11:30 a.m. on Friday August 6, at Third Church of Christ, Scientist at 3575 Ranch Road 620 South, Austin TX 78738 (Lakeway). There is plenty of free parking and a pizza party following the show.

    Keeping pace with today’s technology – Live Audio Chat Aug 3 at 1pm CST

    Do you have questions about technology’s impact on your life?  Technology does not have to be at odds with your spirituality. Join this live audio pod for some spiritual perspectives of technology.   Speaker Rick Dearborn is Director of Digital Media at Principia College and is in the part–time practice of Christian Science healing.  Tuesday August 3, 2010  1-2pm CT. Click here for more information or to join the live chat.

    The Healing Power of Music – a Conductor’s Perspective

    We’re here in Austin, right? The Live music capitol of the world!  It’s not too difficult to think of music in terms of spirituality. I’m sure many of us have found comfort, inspiration and maybe even healing from a song.  When I find my thoughts spinning with worrisome noise, I love to listen to favorite hymns. Their soft and simple tunes shut out that noise and their powerful and poignet lyrics about our heavenly divine creator and her creations (us) fill my thoughts with a calm trust that Christ is at the helm and God’s care is constant and ever present for all. I’ll frequently drift to sleep while listening to these gentle prayers on my i-pod.

    Next week, is hosting a live audio chat with Conductor Alistair Willis who will be sharing his thoughts on “The Healing Power of Music – a Conductor’s Perspective”.  From, “A new songlist on your iPod, a favorite hymn in church, a Bach concerto…music has a way of opening all of our hearts to greater possibilities and joy.” You can log on live thru and join their chat room during the talk – scheduled for Tuesday May 25, 1-2pm CST. Feel free to come back to this blog and share with us your thoughts on the topic and the talk.   To subscribe to this and future podcasts, click here