`Science of Christianity' talk

"The Science of Christianity" will be explored by Mary Alice Rose at a free talk on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 3 p.m. at First Church of Christ, Scientist, 49 Park St.

"Christian Science is rooted in the scientific method," said Rose. "I've witnessed examples in my own life and that of others illustrating how spiritual laws can be put into practice."

She added, "In my talk, I will draw parallels between how physical scientists approach the subjects they study and how individuals approach the study of Christian Science. One of the most fundamental laws in the practice of Christian Science comes from the book of First John in the Bible: `God is love.' That is a powerful law that has healed me physically and mentally. I'll share examples illustrating that law in action."

Rose's ideas are based on the teachings of Jesus as recorded in the Bible, and as discussed in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy.

Rose's interest in science and technology led to a 20-year career in different areas of applied physical science. Her work ranged from a meteorologist for the National Severe Storms Laboratory to a manager developing the ground system for the Hubble Space Telescope. However, Rose found that she wanted to explore her relationship with God. In 2002, she made the transition from manager, engineer and earth scientist to the full-time ministry as a Christian Science practitioner. Now a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship, Rose travels from her home in Brookeville, Md.

The lecture is sponsored by the Christian Science Church in New Canaan, which has services and Sunday School on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday evening testimony meetings at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend services and to visit the church's public Reading Room at the parking lot level of 49 Park St. The Reading Room, open Monday through Friday from 11a .m. 2 p.m., offers a quiet refuge in which to read, pray or study a wide range of Christian Science literature.

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