How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! (Isaiah 52:7)

Our September, 2022 Newsletter

Reading Room Newsletter

September 2022

Dear Members and Friends,

Our image for September is the Sea of Galilee at sunset.  It's a beautiful serene image to be sure.  The opposite shore is Syria where fighting continues, although it is no longer front and center news.  It is a reminder to stay vigilant in our defense of our thought and our world.

Our Bible Lessons and our Periodicals remain vital tools in our  personal study and growth.  They are also weapons against the error that would plague the world.  These precious resources are ever available for purchase at the Reading Room. They are also a free resource in our Reference room on the computer.  

Readers thank you discount: We are having a September special on marking supplies for all those scheduled to read in our branch church through the rest of 2022. Please email the librarian for details.  

Please know that the articles and podcasts in our newsletters are carefully considered for each issue. Historically, at best, ...1/10 readers click on these links.  If there is a subject you are interested in please let us know.  This newsletter is for you!  

With love,
Andrea Hunter, Librarian
Hallie Keel, Asst. Librarian / Editor

The Mary Baker Eddy Library
In the mid-1990s, Kurt Piehler led a groundbreaking oral history initiative at Rutgers University, interviewing World War II veterans. As he learned about their experiences, questions surfaced about religion’s role in the conflict. So Piehler went on to explore this topic through extensive research. It included looking into The Mary Baker Eddy Library’s collections and resulted in the publication of his book A Religious History of the American GI (University of Nebraska Press, 2021). 

Piehler discusses the central role that faith and prayer played for President Franklin Roosevelt and the US military, in their battle for what Roosevelt named the “four freedoms”: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.

Referencing various stories from his research, Piehler comments on the unique contribution of Christian Science to the overall war effort.
Click to Hear Podcast

"...When we in our thinking endow evil with the capacity for action, we are unfaithful to God and His activity, for we are in belief furthering that false belief which is the enemy of mankind."

Link To Article
Christian Science Monitor

On tour and in bomb shelters,
he sings to rouse the spirit of Ukraine 

U.S.-born Jurij Fedynskyj moved to Kyiv to rediscover his roots. Now he works to preserve Ukraine’s culture of courage and resilience, reviving the kobzar tradition of sharing folklore through song.

Note: Mrs. Fedynskyj is a brilliant musican.  Hope you enjoy!

Weekly Event
Bible Lesson Workshop

in the Reading Room 

Fridays @ 12:00 NOON

two of our regular attendees write: 

"I’m very grateful to attend the Bible Lesson Workshop.  It has opened up a wonderful way of understanding and researching our weekly Bible lesson. It has helped me grow as a student of Christian Science and given me a renewed respect and reverence for the writings of Mary Baker Eddy."


The Bible Lesson Workshop has me digging more deeply into the weekly Bible Lesson than ever before!  Throughout the week, participants share illumination received through cross-references in Prose Works as well as a deep dive into the meaning of Biblical terms and words used in Science and Health.  The sharing and imparting of research has caused me to slowdown and thoughtfully consider all the citations in the weekly Lesson for a fuller understanding.  Additionally, I found the camaraderie with fellow participants has been supportive in my practice of Christian Science.


Come in person or CALL IN!
 email librarian at for more information. 
Hours of Operation

- Saturday, September 3rd
- Monday, September 5th. 

Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm / briefly after the meeting.
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday -briefly after the service

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Roswell
10920 Houze Rd., Roswell, GA 30076  / Phone: 770-998-9977  

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