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Welcome to First Church of Christ, Scientist
Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA

A new view of God
and its effect on well-being

Available to view through June 24, 2023


Phillip Hockley, C.S.

We’re all looking for well-being, both mental and physical, for ourselves, our families, and our communities. Christian Science practitioner and international lecturer, Phillip Hockley, will present a talk titled, “A New View of God and its Effect on Well-Being,”. This one-hour talk will be livestreamed above and on Facebook at Christian Science Chattanooga. Come explore how understanding God as universal Love can lead to progress, solutions, and well-being.

More about our speaker, Phillip Hockley, of Wales, United Kingdom . . . Humble beginnings and hard knocks taught him the value of being honest and hardworking, but it did not last into adult life. Rapid success in business and a hard-partying lifestyle led to an increasing sense of inner emptiness and a pathway of drink and drugs. After sustaining a debilitating injury which was diagnosed as rendering him permanently disabled, Hockley began investigating ways to improve his situation.  Along the course of his search, he attended a lecture on Christian Science.  

‘During that lecture,’ he says, ‘I found something that was indeed life-transforming. Christian Science gave me a new view of God that I’d not had before: a view of God as Love itself, divine Love that loved me fully. I also discovered that this loving God was not the source of my troubles (which were many) but the solution to them. My life began to improve quickly and I became a healthy man.’ 

After the difference Christian Science made in his own life, Phillip Hockley knew he needed to share it with others. ‘From that moment on I knew I had found something very special and could hardly wait to explain this experience to others—this ability to love and be loved by God,’ he says.  Now, Hockley speaks on Christian Science, introducing the core principles to audiences all over the world. He is a Christian Science practitioner and member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship.

He will draw on concepts from the Bible, especially Christ Jesus’ life and teachings, as well as explanations from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, the textbook of Christian Science written by Mary Baker Eddy. Come with no expectations and leave with no limitations.

Beginning July 6, 2023,

the Church and Reading Room will be closed for remodeling.

Will be held online and by telephone only.

Sunday School

Email for information.

Closed beginning June 30. Tuesdays Together will continue online only.

Welcome, and thank you for visiting First Church of Christ, Scientist, Chattanooga online. We love the fact that you are taking a genuine interest in finding out more about Christian Science. We are here to help you make your journey a pleasant and joyful one!

We offer Sunday Services and Sunday School, Wednesday evening testimony meetings, a service on Thanksgiving Day morning, childcare at all in-person services, a Christian Science Reading Room, and an annual talk on Christian Science.

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