Oak Park Church of Religious Science -- 27 Years of Inspiration

We are a dynamic, involved teaching center. We offer Science of Mind foundational and advanced classes accredited by the Centers for Spiritual Living, as well as workshops and special focus classes. It is through regular class attendance that we experience practical applications of spiritual principles and begin to embody a change in consciousness. We encourage all serious seekers of spiritual truths to attend our classes. Daytime and evening classes are offered on various days of the week. Please see our calendar of events for the current class schedule.

Classes can now be attended through Skype! If you are interested in taking one of our classes via Skype, please email the office at opcrs@hotmail.com and someone will get in touch with you and send you the instructions to connect with us.


You may pay your tuition for your Skype class by using this "Donate" button. Please add a comment in the PayPal window designating the class and date the payment is for. 

Summer Class/Workshop

Join us this summer on mid-week Wednesdays for a whole afternoon of healing consciousness! In this 8-week program, we have combined our regular Noon Healing, an insightful workshop, and then finishing up with a popular group meditation.
Healing Wednesdays start with the Noon Healing Meditation by our Assistant Minister Rev. Vilma Torres, then a break for lunch at 1pm, then at 1:30pm, Janice Newman presents the Permanent Healing workshop, followed by her very popular meditation, Spiritual Stretch, from 2:30 to 3:00pm. 
The Permanent Healing class will contribute to your own healing process, and eliminate conditions by dissolving the mental cause. Learn mental equivalents, relaxation techniques, meditation, and stress release. We are using the book: "Permanent Healing" by Dr. Daniel R. Condron, and it is available in our bookstore now. And then stick around after the workshop and get metaphysically fit with Spiritual Stretch, where we will be stretching physically and mentally, so dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat if you wish. 

For more information, call the Center at 773-889-4700.

Class begins: July 12, 2017; ends: Aug. 30, 2017. 8-week course.   

Time: Wednesdays, 1:30 to 3:00pm (Noon Healing begins at noon)

Tuition: $20 per class and meditation

Instructor: Janice Newman


Prosperity Class

The Prosperity Class is being taught by Rev. Carol Backe for the months of July and August. She is using the book: "Wallace D. Wattles Trilogy: The Science of Getting Rich, The Science of Being Well, The Science of Being Great", by Wallace D. Wattles. Books are available in our bookstore for only $10. "The Science of Getting Rich" was the main inspiration for Rhonda Byrne's book and movie "The Secret". Join us to read and discuss prosperity topics straight from the written source.

Time: Thursdays, July 13 through Aug. 31, 7:00 to 8:30pm

Tuition: Love Offering

Instructor: Rev. Carol Backe



Accredited Classes are on hiatus until the Fall

Treat Yourself to Life

This accredited 8-week course is based on the book "Treat Yourself to Life" by Raymond Charles Barker and will focus on how to practically apply bedrock spiritual principles to the ever-changing events in today’s world through the science of affirmative prayer.

In the words of Dr. Barker, “My treatment work is just as scientific, just as definite, and just as complete in its action as though I were using a book of recipes for cooking. I know that if I use ingredients correctly and cook them at the proper heat for the proper amount of time, I will have a result. When I direct my mind to the action of God believing that it is now working through me, and that I have every right as its beloved creation to direct it, I give it a specific form through which to operate and I get a result. It’s definitely a process and definitely a science.”

All are welcome to join in this wonderful adventure of expanding our consciousness.

This accredited class is open to all at any time. The text book for this class is "Treat Yourself to Life" by Dr. Raymond Charles Barker. It is available in our bookstore.

Class begins: Apr. 5, 2017; ends: May 24, 2017. 8-week course.  

Time: Wednesdays, 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Tuition: $20.00 per class (plus $40 registration fee if taking the class for credit)

Instructor: Rev. Mary Beth Speer


Spanish Language Accredited Class is on hiatus

Beyond Limits

This accredited 8-week course explores Spirit and Spirituality.

Dr. Ernest Holmes wrote: "Spirituality is natural goodness. God is not a person; God is a Presence personified in us. Spirituality is not a thing; it is the atmosphere of God's Presence, goodness, truth, and beauty. Religion is a life, a living."

This accredited class is open to all at any time. The text books for this class are "The Science of Mind"  and "Living the Science of Mind" (in Spanish) by Dr. Ernest Holmes. These books are available in our bookstore.

Class begins: April 6, 2017; ends: May 25, 2017. 8-week course.  

Time: Thursdays, 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Tuition: $20.00 per class

Instructor: Rev. Vilma Torres



Visioning Group on Hiatus

Open to all interested individuals.

Visioning is a spiritual practice of surrender and being in which we give ourselves permission to express more fully. It is an inner work that expands consciousness by releasing some ideas and embracing others utilizing a deep listening so that we become more in tune with the Infinite. We are opening the way for that which is unlimited to come into view -- into our experience of life. We are volunteering ourselves as a place in consciousness that is available to allow the perfection and wholeness of the One Life to become manifest. We are becoming a space of deep listening available to hear Spirit's highest idea.

What can you expect at each session?

  • Learn how to vision so that it can become part of your own spiritual practice
  • Open and expand your intuitive, which is inspiring and consciousness changing
  • Participate in this spiritual practice for the Highest Good of the Oak Park Church of Religious Science

Benefits of this practice:

  • Hearing the still small voice within
  • Respecting the Intuitive
  • Allowing Divine Guidance to show up
  • Living in the flow and expectancy of Wholeness -- constantly and consistently
  • Being open to change as being good for all
  • Securing the end of being well pleased=smiling more :)
  • Viewing this work as invaluable because it is life changing and projects a spirit of light in our Church

Time:  On Hiatus

Tuition:  Love Offering

Instructor:  TBD