Bothell Christian Science Church celebrates centennial with upcoming lecture

  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017 11:04am
  • Opinion

By Bill Scott

Have you ever wondered if there was more to life than what you were experiencing? Is there a deeper, lasting, and more satisfying peace or happiness that might fill the emptiness inside?

A free talk and discussion, A Spiritual Revolution: The Quest to Experience God, explores answers to these questions and the search for individual meaning. Speaker Giulia Nesi has spent years studying the subject of life and identity for herself and others, first as a psychotherapist and subsequently through cultivating an understanding of spirituality, as a spiritual healer and teacher of Christian Science.

In the talk, Giulia will share how she experienced a “spiritual revolution” in her own life by a deep study of the Bible and reading the book “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy. The ideas in this work gave her an entirely new perspective on life. The talk is free and open to all in the community at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the church located at 18301 102nd Ave. N.E. in downtown Bothell.

Sponsoring lectures on Christian Science is one of the outreach activities for all Christian Science societies and branch churches. The first in Bothell took place in the high school gymnasium in 1917.

This lecture is the first public event to commemorate the centennial of Christian Science in Bothell. It started as a small Christian Science society in the year America entered the first World War (1917) and became an integral part of the community. In 1925, the Bothell society joined with other local churches to lay sidewalks in our area. Many society members also took part in starting the first library for our town.

The society continued its steady growth and in 1941 the congregation built their first church building at the corner of 102nd and 183rd. This Georgian colonial structure is where my sisters and I attended Sunday School in the 1970’s. In 1944, the Society became a branch church and was renamed First Church of Christ, Scientist, Bothell.

The congregation later outgrew this structure and in 1992 built the current church building across the street. The previous building is now occupied by Quality Care Physical Therapy.

To learn more about Christian Science and its healing focus, please visit christianscience.com. And as a member of the church, I warmly invite you to join us at 2 p.m. on Sunday for the lecture by Giulia Nesi.

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