Experiencing heaven now
March 13, 2017, 7:00 pm
Lecturer: Mary Bothwell, CSB
“Experiencing heaven now,” tells how to discover one’s own spirituality and gain permanent healing by understanding that the kingdom of heaven is within each one of us, as Christ Jesus taught.
From childhood, Mary Bothwell has pursued a quest to understand the universe. Her spiritual education and search began in the Christian Science Sunday School, where she learned to apply the lessons in the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, to her life. She was especially interested in the spiritual meaning behind what she read. In early adulthood, Mary learned that Christ Jesus’ declaration, “The kingdom of heaven is at hand,” is true for everybody right now, no matter where they are. She realized that the peace and joy inherent in the kingdom of heaven, the spiritual universe, are available to her at all times and under all circumstances. This understanding has carried her through difficult professional situations, as well as traveling with safety throughout the world.
Mary earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from Principia College and an MBA from UCLA. She was employed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for 34 years. During her time at JPL, she participated in and managed the development of technology and scientific instrumentation for earth, planetary, and astrophysics missions, earning NASA’s Exceptional Service Medal for her work on an experiment which flew on an early space shuttle mission.
Now, in her work as a Christian Science practitioner, Mary prays with people of many faiths to achieve healing through prayer as taught by Christ Jesus and described by Mary Baker Eddy in her book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. Various health and emotional issues have been cured, interpersonal relationships harmonized, and supply restored.
In gratitude for the 18 years of instruction she received in Christian Science Sunday Schools, she has served most of her adult life as a Sunday School teacher. She loves helping her students understand the Bible’s message and rejoices in their progress as healers and spiritual thinkers.
Mary and her husband Graham live in Pasadena, California.
All lectures are held at The Old Church Concert Hall, located in the heart of downtown Portland, 1422 SW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97201.