|Pastor Rev. Vilma Torres
Rev. Vilma Torres Named New Pastor
As of September 1, 2017, Rev. Vilma Torres
has assumed the role and position of Pastor of the Oak Park Church of Religious Science. In the 27+ years of the existence
of OPCRS, there have only been 3 sets of leadership: First the Smolkas -- Rev. Harriet and Rev. Chris, then Rev. Aleksandra
Sikora, and now Rev. Vilma Torres.
The Oak Park Church of Religious Science is one of the Chicagoland
area's most established New Thought centers. We teach "change your thinking, change your experience." To change
our deeply rooted thinking patterns is, as you may already know, not easy. It takes discipline and a great deal of self
love. It makes sense, therefore, to surround yourself with loving support that can inspire and encourage you to maintain the
thinking that will lead you to where you want to go.
Science is a philosophy grounded in the practical relationship between our thoughts and our experiences. Dr. Holmes, the founder,
wrote, "if we say we can only experience a little good, then we shall experience but a little good. But if we say, with
Emerson, 'There is no great and no small to the Soul that maketh all,' then we may experience a greater good because we have
conceived it. Our belief sets the limit to our demonstration of a Principle which, of Itself, is without limit. It is ready
to fill everything, because It is infinite. It is not a question of Its willingness, nor of Its ability; it is entirely a
question of our own receptivity."
It is our divine birthright to enjoy living, to be well, happy, and
free to do what we want to do when we want to do it. We are in charge of our experience. But we must make this great discovery
for ourselves. We can help. Religious Science contains the best thought of the ages and presents this thought in a manner
that can be understood by all.