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June 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Speaker: Emra Farkas.

Emra Farkas, practitioner of Christian Science healing and international speaker, will present her talk, “Finding where God is seen and felt – what’s church got to do with it?” on Saturday, June 15, at 11 a.m. at the Christian Science church at 841 Lake Washington Blvd. NE in Bellevue, WA.

The talk also will be livestreamed. To attend remotely, go to csbellevue.org and tap “Free Talk” under “Ongoing Events.”

Emra’s talk will focus on universal healing precepts found in the Holy Bible, especially in Christ Jesus’ life and teachings, showing how they are available for anyone to understand and experience through the lens of Christian Science. The talk is free, open to the community, and hosted by First Church of Christ, Scientist, Bellevue.

“A new kind of thinking is needed to recognize that God’s goodness and love are actually here and tangible to all humanity everywhere,” says Emra. “The idea of ‘church’ can shift from being a physical building, a set time on a particular day, or an assembly of perfect humans (does that even exist??), to that of being what God builds in our lives every moment through us responding to Christ Jesus’ message of God’s all-powerful love.”

Sharing examples of healing from her own life and professional practice of Christian Science, Emra will explain why Christian Science is both Christian and scientific, meaning that people can prove its effectiveness for themselves, as fully described in the book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, written by the founder of the Christian Science movement, Mary Baker Eddy.

Emra will also touch on the life of Mary Baker Eddy, who came to understand, confirm, and teach what she felt was original Christian healing. Eddy herself said she was especially inspired by Jesus’ demand, “He that believes on me, the works that I do will he do also; and greater works than these will he do, because I go unto my Father” (found in the Gospel of John 14:12 in the Bible).

For over 150 years, people around the world have worked to follow Christ Jesus in this practice of Christianity and continue to do so today, experiencing healings of physical ills and personal difficulties.

About Emra Farkas

The most important influences on Emra’s life were her mother, who taught her to pray when confronted with difficulties, and her Christian Science Sunday School. In her teens, when a teacher asked her to speak to a social studies class about her religion, she found the joy that comes from sharing what she understood and had experienced of Mary Baker Eddy’s discovery. She was asked back each year and was always moved by the way students who were skeptical about the subject became interested after hearing her accounts of spiritual healing–her healings of a severed thumb, tonsilitis, swimmer’s ear, bullying, and other difficulties.

However, during college and graduate school she drifted away from church. Her degrees were in Fine Arts and after school she worked for galleries and museums in New York City. Her interest in finding spiritual answers to life’s challenges was rekindled, and she explored a variety of spiritual disciplines in search of answers. This hands-on study of comparative religion helped her understand the universality of the search for spiritual truth but left her with unanswered questions.

She and her husband moved to Taos, New Mexico, where she enjoyed a career in music performance and started a family. After some years of poor health, a sudden spiritual insight led her back to Christian Science and an instantaneous healing of multiple chronic illnesses. This inspired a deeper study of Eddy’s writings which then led to returning to church, taking Christian Science class instruction (a two-week intensive course of study) and shortly after, becoming a full-time Christian Science practitioner.  She says there is nothing more satisfying than seeing divine Truth and Love transform lives and bring healing. She feels deeply blessed to practice and teach Christian Science, contribute to the Christian Science periodicals, serve her branch church, and serve as a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship.


June 15
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


First Church of Christ, Scientist, Bellevue
841 Lake Washington Blvd NE
Bellevue, WA United States
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