The members of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Santa Cruz (Soquel) warmly welcome you to our first “in-person” lecture for over a year.


Our lecturer, Patricia Cohen Woodard, C.S. from Dallas, Texas, will speak on the subject: “Breaking News: Freedom is ours now.”

The public is most welcome to this talk which is freely given.


When: Sunday June 20

Time: 2pm

Where: 3200 Center Street, Soquel

(First Church of Christ, Scientist, Santa Cruz (Soquel)


A Zoom replay of her lecture will be available at this website around July 31.  Please check back here or call 831-475-1919.


“What we are looking for,” says Mrs. Woodard, “is a view that uplifts our thoughts, changing our perspective to one that make a difference for the better, . . . that heals.  “To me, this is what Christian Science is about: finding a spiritual perspective of God that reveals the goodness, wellness, and freedom flowing from God every day, helping those take tangible shape in our lives and in the lives of others. That’s the ultimate good news!”


Her lecture will explore the practicality in today’s world of Christ Jesus’ life and works as recorded in the Bible and as discussed in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures written by the founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy.


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Description automatically generated with low confidence“I will share the way Christian Science has brought healing to my own life, rescuing me from a troubling situation with my teenage daughter, a no-way out financial situation as well as a serious medical lung condition. I’ll also give examples of how it has helped others from different walks of life.”


Woodard explains, “The common thread throughout these experiences is a clearer view of the reality of God’s good news; that God derived freedom is inherently ours now, releasing us from fear and pain in our lives, and causing us to soar!


For many years, Patricia Woodard has been a Christian Science practitioner, praying with people for divine help and healing.  She loves to travel and has lived in many parts of the US and twice in Brazil.  Each new culture and environment has taught her more about God, universal Love, and how all people are made to reflect God’s goodness.  More recently, Woodard has been active in taking the healing ministry to those in the prison system in Dallas, Texas.