Lecturer Profile

Anne Melville, CSB  Play

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A member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship

Anne Melville, CSB

Contact Information

Kaikohe, New Zealand
Email: anne.melville@farmside.co.nz

I was raised in a home where Christian Science was lived and where I saw and experienced many healings.  There was never any doubt that I would follow Christian Science teachings as I grew up.  It was simply my natural choice.  

Years ago my own family was affected by a community issue. In an attempt to have the issue resolved through human effort, I visited the Police and was told that I lived in a terrible community and there was nothing that they could do for us. But almost immediately I felt an upwelling of love for my community and a thought came to mind, “I will not be made to hate my community.” This light eventually led to a complete healing of the issue through Christian Science.

At that time I needed to find employment to help support the family income. Shortly afterwards I found employment with a community based organisation, and although I was well paid, I found working for my community gave such purpose to my work. I was ambitious and enjoyed being given further responsibility but eventually the only ambition I had was to spend time in the evenings studying Christian Science, and to be in the public practice of Christian Science healing.  

 In 2012 I became a teacher of Christian Science healing, and in 2014 I was appointed Christian Science Committee on Publication for New Zealand, joining the Christian Science Board of Lectureship in 2019.

The healing mentioned above opened my heart to work for my community, and the skills I learnt in the community work prepared me for my work within the Christian Science Church Movement. I see God’s hand in my experience.  

My family is very dear to me as a wife, daughter, mother and grandmother.

Titles of Available Lectures

The law of Love

The law of Love is the central theme of the Bible. It is that law which the ancient prophets caught wonderful glimpses of, and which saved the ancient peoples of the Bible from disease, famine, slavery and enemy forces when they turned to God. It is the law that was behind Christ Jesus' healing ministry, which he taught his followers so they could heal, too. This same law of Love is demonstrated in Christian Science healing today.

This talk covers:

  • Transformation of character through recognition of our oneness with God   
  • What this law of Love is and how it was discovered   
  • How we can put this law into operation and feel its healing effects for ourselves, one another and for the world

The talk is punctuated with healing accounts throughout, illustrating the healing effect of this law of Love as explained in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy.  For example:
  • Why Jesus healings were consistent and teachable
  • Why Christian Science is Christian and follows Jesus’ teachings and example
  • Why Christian Science is scientific, and therefore is not positive thinking or faith healing 
  • How Christian Science heals and why it is dependable

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