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Writers Workshop follow up will be Sunday June 11

Barbara Vining and Kim Korinek have inspired us to write for the Christian Science periodicals.

Barbara started the meeting by going over the mission of each periodical.  Did you know that the Journal, Sentinel, and Herald each has an individual mission?

We discussed our motive for writing: letting your unique voice be heard.

Think about the audience to whom you are writing. We are not writing just for other Christian Scientists and this is not just a record of your personal experience. We are writing for the world.  We are writing for our neighbor who knows nothing about Christian Science.  We are writing to share our love for God, man and Christian Science. In writing, we are speaking heart to heart.

Kim and Barbara share many ways to get an idea started like starting with the title,  an outline, or a central idea. Find your point and stick to it, expand it,   try writing as if you are writing a letter to God, to the world, or to a loved one.  Let Spirit speak to you.

Editing!  On the face of it, no one likes to be edited.  But we all need it. Mrs Eddy edited and reedited her own work many times. In the meeting we looked into a few very funny misstatements that were not caught in editing.  Love the editing process.

We had two 15 minute writing sessions and time to ask questions.

There will be another chance to ask questions regarding your articles in hand on June 11 when we will offer some group editing in a Skype session with Barbara and Kim for more questions.

Please feel free to come and bring your rough drafts.


Fun and Fellowship for all at the Leaves

Would you like to get out and for a little fun and fellowship?

Here is a schedule of events that will be held at The Leaves.

The Leaves
1230 W spring Valley Road
Richardson, Tx 75080

All are invited to attend.

May 8, 11:30 AM (this coming Monday) Mother’s Day Talk by Rose-Mary Rumbley, Dallas’ famed story-teller.

May 19, 11:30 AM Longyear Museum Talk: Their Current Work

May 25, 11:00 AM Richardson Art Society Exhibit and Sale

June 1, 10:30 AM Presentation at Kookaburra Pet Store to learn about Parrots

June 16, 11:30 AM Father’s Day Talk by Dave Lieber, motivational speaker, author and humorist from The Dallas Morning News

All Progressive Living events are listed on The Leaves website:

The newly formed National Fund for Christian Science Nursing is now open

The Principle Foundation is administering this new fund that would enable those who desire Christian Science nursing to have access to this resource regardless of their financial situation.  The Fund is now giving grants to Christian Science nursing patients in the United States who cannot pay the full cost of their care.

The fund, NFCSN, can help in any situation where a Christian Science nurse is needed including in home care and facilities.  The grants may not pay for all costs associated with care, they can be an invaluable aid to those individuals who are seeking and finding healing through Christian Science.

You can find more information or to donate to the fund at

The Principle foundation


Christian Science Institutional Committee members to convene during the 2017 Annual Meeting Weekend

What is the Christian Science Institutional Committee?
Volunteers who visit, write and hold services for those in prisons and other institutions who are interested in studying Christian Science.

Dear Chaplains, volunteers and committee Representatives,

This is a special invitation just for you!

Member of Christian Science Institutional Committees as well as those who are sincerely interested in learning more about this work are invited.  As space is limited, please RSVP for this event to by Friday, May 12, 2017

Meet in the Christian Science Publishing Society
210 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA
3rd Floor Rm # P03-132

Saturday June 3, 2017
9:00-12:00 pm

Ushers will meet you in the lobby

You may also email question and topics that you would like to have discussed at the meeting to TMC Institutional Liaison, Cara Cusack-Theodule at by Friday May 12, 2017


Are You Ready to Take the First Step?

Are You Ready to Take the First Step?

Enrique Smeke, CSB

What is that first step that will lead us to decide between two choices? How can we take that first step towards a more harmonious relationship with friends or relatives? And, what is that connection with God the Bible tells us we have, that enables us to enjoy a better, more stable health? It seems difficult to break through self-doubts and fears. Sometimes we can’t see how to advance forward; we may feel stuck in the problem.Come hear this talk by Enrique Smeke in which he will show that there is great value in taking a first step towards a solution. When we find ourselves in difficult situations, God is there to support and guide us. And as we look to Him for support, we witness how God unfolds the path to the solution.

Sunday, May 7, at 2:00 p.m.

First Church of Christ, Scientist
1321 W. Avenue F
Garland, TX 75040

Enrique was raised in Argentina and for a short period of time lived in Chile. In Argentina his studies included telecommunications, electrical engineering, and journalism. In the United States he graduated from Principia College with a degree in Business Administration. Upon graduation, Enrique moved to Boston to work for The First Church of Christ, Scientist. In 2007 Enrique entered the full-time healing practice of Christian Science, and in 2012 he became a Christian Science teacher. From 1989 through 2012 he produced and hosted the Spanish Radio Edition of The Herald of Christian Science, and in 1995 he became the managing editor of the Spanish printed edition of The Herald of Christian Science. He currently resides in Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA.

This talk is sponsored by First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Garland, TX. Here is a flyer. For more information, you may call 972-276-2617


Miembro del Cuerpo de Conferenciantes de la Ciencia Cristiana Mayo 7 @ 2pm

Miembro del Cuerpo de Conferenciantes de la Ciencia Cristiana

Enrique Smeke, CSB

Domingo, Mayo 7      

2:00 p.m.

First Church of Christ, Scientist
1321 W. Avenue F
Garland, TX 75040

Informacion: 972-276-2617

Títulos de las conferencias disponibles

¿Está listo para dar el primer paso?

¿De qué se trata esta conferencia?
¿Cuál es ese primer paso que nos llevará a decidir entre dos opciones? ¿Cómo podemos dar ese primer paso para tener una relación más armoniosa con amigos y familiares? Y cuál es esa conexión con Dios que la Biblia dice que todos tenemos, que nos permite gozar de una mejor y más estable salud? Parece que fuera difícil abrirse paso entre dudas y temores. A veces no podemos ver por dónde avanzar o puede que nos sintamos empantanados en un problema.

El propósito de esta conferencia es mostrar el gran valor que tiene dar un primer paso para encontrar soluciones. Cuando nos encontramos en situaciones difíciles, Dios está allí para respaldarnos y guiarnos. Y cuando lo buscamos para que nos ayude somos testigos de la manera en que Dios abre el camino hacia la ansiada solución.

Algunos puntos que resalta esta conferencia:
– Dios mantiene un canal abierto de comunicación con cada uno de nosotros al que todos podemos acceder para encontrar inspiración y progreso en nuestra vida.
– La oración es razonar con el corazón y dejar que Dios tenga la última palabra.
– Cada uno de nosotros hemos sido bendecidos con un único camino en la vida que Dios va abriendo a medida que avanzamos.

Enrique se crió en Argentina y vivió por un corto período de tiempo en Chile. Sus estudios en Argentina incluyen telecomunicaciones, ingeniería eléctrica y periodismo. En los Estados Unidos se graduó en Principia College con una licenciatura en Administración de Empresas. Después de graduarse Enrique se mudó a Boston para trabajar en La Primera Iglesia de Cristo, Científico. Allí trabajó desde 1983 primero en la oficina del Tesorero y luego en el Departamento Journal, Sentinel, and Herald. En 2007, Enrique entró en la práctica pública de la Ciencia Cristiana y en 2012 fue nombrado maestro de Ciencia Cristiana. Desde 1989 a 2012, fue productor y conductor de la edición radial en español de El Heraldo de la Ciencia Cristiana, y en 1995 fue nombrado redactor jefe de la edición impresa en español de El Heraldo de la Ciencia Cristiana. Sus artículos están publicados en el Christian Science Journal, el Christian Science Sentinel, y elHerald of Christian Science. En la actualidad reside en Newburyport, Massachusetts, EUA.

BoyScouts 2017 Jamboree needs Christian Science Volunteers

Duty to God and Country Booth needs Three Christian Scientists to Volunteer

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) National Jamboree is in July 2017 at the new National Jamboree site near Beckley, West Virginia.

There will be a Christian Science booth as part of the Duty to God and Country area of the Jamboree. There is a need for adult Christian Scientists, who are Class taught, that are planning to attend all or part of the Jamboree, that could spend part of their time staffing this booth. One person is staffing the booth from 7/19-7/22, but a second person is needed, and another two people from 7/22 to 7/27 at 4 pm.  “Room and Board” is available on site, for BSA members.
If you know of any of Christian Scientists who may be attending the Jamboree, please ask them to contact John Hanson or Bridget Bailey:

John C. Hanson
12513 Fostoria Way
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Cell: 301-807-2844

Bridget Bailey
214 Pine Circle
Dunbar, WV  25064
Cell    (304) 549-8754


For background – and an idea of what the booth is like – below is part of the report from the Christian Science Booth at the last (2013) National Jamboree:


2013 Jamboree Report:  The Booth:  As you know from the earlier email, the Scouts support spirituality (part of the Boy Scout code is “A Scout is reverent”).  There was a Faith and Beliefs area at the central location of the Jamboree– the Summit Center area.  35 different religions presented in booths and programs there.  (I had previously reported to you that 57 religions would be presenting, but the actual tally was 35.)  Some had their own tent, like the Mormons, which were celebrating 100 years of involvement with Scouting.  We were in a large tent which had booths for about 20 smaller faiths.  The Scouts were able to earn a badge at the Jamboree for Faith and Beliefs, however, it seemed like most of the Scouts who visited were not working on the badge, but just there because they were interested.


The activity at our booth was amazing!!   There was a nearly constant, brisk, pace of visitors to our booth.  We could hardly keep up with them all.  They usually came in groups–two, three, four, five boys at a time, as well as many who came individually.  We usually had 2 booth workers at a time, and both would be talking to groups at the same time.  While talking to a group, more boys would be coming, listening in to the end of our talk with that group, and we would immediately launch into it again with the newcomers.  We were keeping a notebook where we were tallying the number of visitors and the type of literature being taken, but the pace was so brisk that often I found I’d talked to four groups without a pause inbetween before I could get over to the notebook to jot them down.


The two words I would use to describe the Scouts visiting our booth, is that they were serious, and they were innocently unprejudiced.  They were not idly passing by.  They were looking to learn about religions.  Most came right up to us and said “So what is Christian Science?”   Probably 85-90% had never heard of it.  Of the 10-15% that thought they had heard of it, I was surprised at how widespread the confusion with Scientology was–about 30% thought we were Scientology.  We corrected this misunderstanding right away, then gave about a 4-6 minute introduction to Christian Science.  After the initial introduction, they then started to ask questions, and we had a back-and-forth, sharing various testimonies, telling them about the church websites, reading favorite citations from S&H to them, inviting them to the lecture, and so on.  These teenage boys listened carefully, and asked smart questions.  We talked with most groups about 10-15 minutes, and the most common response we got was “This is interesting.”  And they genuinely meant interesting– they emphasized the word interesting– they were clearly intrigued by the whole idea of Christian Science.  In fact, we started to notice that there were maybe 8-10 visitors a day who were return visitors– and most of the return visitors brought their friends and said they had been telling their friends about what we’d said and they wanted us to tell their friends about CS.  Many had looked us up on the web and then come back with questions.  Others who came back alone engaged in deeper back and forth conversation with us.  Because the Scouts were limited to one daypack for the Jamboree, the only literature given out was Science & Health (approx. 275), the Bible (approx, 75), and MyBibleLessons (approx. 300)– special editions from the CS Publishing Society for the Jamboree (see your Life and Truth lessons, with pictures of Scouting activities and testimonies by Scouts).


It seemed to me like our booth was one of the most active in the tent.  Often, the other booths would have no visitors at them, while we were talking to 7 boys. …… it seemed to me that the Field’s prayers were having a big impact in holding up the Christ and drawing so many sincere inquirers to our booth.  The conversations we had felt infused with the Christ and seemed to be really reaching these teenage boys.  Your prayers also supported the energy of the booth workers in keeping up the nearly relentless pace of so many important conversations, in overcoming inadequate sleep, the heat, and so on.  The preliminary count is about 700 visitors (600 Scouts, 100 adults) to our booth, though that number may be understated by 10% or more due to the pace not allowing us to jot down each visitor.  This exceeded the visitors at the 2010 Jamboree, when 455 Scouts and 173 adults visited the booth, despite the fact that our booth hours this year were cut short.


Albert Baker Fund Career Connections Event

Get Connected / Be a Connection


The Albert Baker Fund (ABF) facilitates meaningful one-to-one connections within a diverse and inclusive community of professionals who have the desire to “pass their blessings forward.” Whether you’re starting your career, growing your career, or changing your career, the Career Alliance can connect you to “allies” who can help you move forward on your career path. The ABF Career Alliance is open to the entire extended family of Christian Scientists and those friendly to Christian Science.

There will be 3 events in Texas:

Dallas: Thursday, April 27

Houston: Saturday, April 29

Austin: Saturday, May 6

Register now: