AUBURN – First Church of Christ, Scientist, Auburn/Lewiston, has announced two planned programs.

The first will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Book Burrow, 593 Center St. Michael Pabst will speak on “Your Self-Worth and Employment: Do They Go Hand-in-Hand?”

Pabst will discuss how individuals can find a higher, spiritual purpose in life and how it translates into more satisfying careers and to a more fulfilling life. He will include examples from the lives of historical and contemporary persons.

Pabst’s own career evolved from employment as a civil engineer specializing in environmental protection, to a producer of a radio program where he hosted more than 600 broadcasts and interviewed more than 1,000 people, to the managing editor of a monthly publication, to a full-time Christian Science practitioner.

His talk will be based, in part, on a textbook written by Mary Baker Eddy, a late 19th century religious reformer whose own life was lifted out of despair, illness and impoverishment to a rewarding life of achievement and health.

She credited the change to her awakening to her unlimited abilities, which she identified as the scientific principles underlying Biblical concepts of the true nature of man. One of her subsequent accomplishments was founding the Christian Science Monitor, a Pulitzer prize-winning international daily newspaper. In recognition of her life-time achievements, she was elected to the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 1995.

The second program, a talk on “Christian Healing through God’s Love,” will be in April.


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