The members of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Darien invite you and yours to join us for a special Thanksgiving service to hear an uplifting Bible Lesson, sing songs of thanksgiving and share expressions of gratitude from the congregation.
The Thanksgiving Day proclamation of the President will also be read. The service will take place Thursday morning, Nov. 23 at 10:30 a.m at the church edifice, 2331 Post Road.
The Thanksgiving Bible Lesson emphasizes how God sustains and cares for us. What can be more natural than singing praises to God for the blessings already received and for the good to come? Individuals will relate how needs have been met and health, peace, and safety experienced in their lives.
Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, recognized the healing power of gratitude and was led to include the requirement of this inspiring service on holiday specifically designed to give gratitude.
Near the turn of the 20th Century, she wrote that Thanksgiving: “…signifies to the minds of men the Bible better understood and Truth and Love made more practical; the First Commandment of the Decalogue more imperative, and ‘Love thy neighbor as thyself’ more possible and pleasurable.” Gratitude and healing go hand in hand, which makes the concept a central element of Christian Science.
This service — like all Sunday services and Wednesday testimony meetings — is open to the public . No collection will be taken.
Regular services are held Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. The Christian Science Reading Room, a spiritual resource center and quiet place for study is located at 1904 Post Rd. For more information, call 203-655-1307 or see this website.