Presentation by Leslie Connery at The Leaves, Christian Science Nursing Care Facility

 

Tuesday – October 23 – 7 PM

Medicare open enrollment is almost upon us! You might have questions about your choices, such as:

  • As a Christian Scientist, are there any specific issues that I need to be aware of when I am making decisions about Medicare coverage?
  • What decisions about Medicare do I need to make when I first become eligible?
  • What Medicare coverage options are available to me?
  • How does Medicare coverage work with other types of health insurance?
  • When does Medicare cover Christian Science nursing care provided in a Christian Science nursing facility like The Leaves?

Please join us at The Leaves, A Christian Science Nursing Care Facility, for this talk by Leslie Connery, one of two Government Relations Counsel who supports the Christian Science Committee on Publications in their work with lawmakers and government officials.  Leslie has nearly 20 years of experience with health care, administrative law, and government benefit issues.

The Leaves
1230 Spring Valley Road
Richardson, TX  75080

Reading Room Returns to Regular Hours

Fifth Church’s Reading Room returns to its regular hours of operation on Sunday, September 16th.

Hours are:

M-F 10am-4pm; Saturday 10am-3pm; Sunday 1-3pm

4347 West Northwest Highway, Suite #150
Dallas, Tx  75220

Thank you to all our patrons for accommodating our reduced hours during the summer.

 

Web Lecture The healing power of stillness

You’re invited to a Christian Science webinar lecture hosted by Third Church of Christ, Scientist, San Antonio, TX.

Larissa Snorek-Yates will give her lecture titled, “The healing power of stillness” over the web on Saturday, September 15th at 1:30 pm Central time.

Although Larissa will not be here in person, Third Church will be hosting a group viewing in its auditorium. More information on the group viewing can be found at the bottom of this email.

All are welcome to attend or tune-in from anywhere with the following link:

  http://bit.ly/StillnessSept15

Feel free to register any time prior to the lecture.

Please share this link with anyone you think would benefit from it. The lecture will be available for replay for 90 days following the live event.

We look forward to gathering with you either in person or online on September 15!

Group gathering:

11914 Rustic Lane

San Antonio, TX 78230

Last chance to sign up for Discoverybound Scavenger Hunt in Austin

Last Chance to Sign Up! – Registration Closes Sept. 21

Calling all 7th – 12th graders for a scavenger hunt in Austin, TX! We’ll explore the city, have fun on the water and spend an evening at the Austin Asher House. Financial aid is available for registration and air travel. Registration closes soon, so sign up today. See you there!

Register Now here: https://www.discoverybound.org/event/db-outreach-road-rally-for-teens-austin-tx/?instance_id=883

International Christian Science Nursing Days at The Leaves

Everyone is invited to celebrate International Christian Science Nursing Days on Saturday, September 29th at The Leaves. Event begins at 1:30pm.

International Christian Science Nursing Days has been established to inspire awareness of the opportunities that YOU have to care for members of your family and church. Come learn practical skills that will truly help you love your neighbor. The provision for the Christian Science nurse in the Manual of The Mother Church is for every member. Everyone is welcome at this event!

1:30pm Guest Speaker: George Strong
George Strong’s experience in Christian Science nursing shows his great love for this Manual-based activity. A Christian Science nurse since 1975, he has served as a private-duty nurse, trainer, Assistant Director and now Administrator at Fern Lodge. George loves sharing his knowledge of Christian Science, whether in Sunday School, at a Christian Science Association or at local hospitals and colleges. George’s talk will be titled “Christian Science Nursing—Who Needs It?”

2:30pm Break for Snacks/Option to Tour the CS Nursing Wing

3:00pm Christian Science Nursing Arts Training Overview + Hands-on Practical Skills Everyone Can Learn Now
– How to help someone stand up from a chair, pew or car
– Ideas for helping someone put on a coat or sweater
– Helpful ideas for bathing someone
– Learn to easily remove a band-aid or bandage
– Ideas to safely help someone walk

4:00pm Closing Speaker: John Rinnert, CS

The Leaves, Inc.
1230 West Spring Valley Road
Richardson, Texas 75080-7709

(972) 231-4864
info@theleaves.org

Institutional Committee Meeting Notes on: How do I stay Inspired?

Institutional Committee Workers Meeting
at Annual Meeting 2018


Discussion Notes for top 3 questions submitted

Question 1:

How to remain inspired, even when there doesn’t seem to be any
progress, no one is interested in meeting with a chaplain, or prison authorities are
resistant to CS ministry. And we’d love to hear about maintaining relationships
with institutions through our own workers’ turnover!

-Remember chaplain who sat outside prison gate for 1.5 years
-seen administrative resistance healed; reach out to head chaplains at prison; help them
understand that CS is a Christian religion; go in with open hearts; bring periodical article
-sometimes delay gives time to resolve things and open path for Pastor to have impact
-Interfaith chaplain did not want CS in prison; volunteers went every week and sat
outside jail and read Bible Lesson to the jail; volunteers made efforts to maintain good
relations with prison chaplain; got support from inmates; eventually difficult prison
chaplain was replaced; work of CS chaplains acknowledged by prison admin and
inmates
-one branch church has members write to inmates; share metaphysical ideas with them
-“Corresponding Chaplains” in CA; has brought many into institutional work; could
include SS students as well; Telmate system for communicating with inmates


Question 2:

Are there options for more comprehensive training before
volunteering at institutions? So far I have heard of training by the facility one is
serving at, but not much from the church – either The Mother Church or branch
churches. We obviously base our ministry on Christian Science, but additional
information and training from a CS perspective would be helpful as well. Any
advice to “newbies”.
-take interested members into prison as observers first;
-have group and individual training of new volunteers
-assess potential volunteers: accompany new volunteers before they begin work
themselves
-one group wrote detailed handbook for new volunteers;
-mentor over Skype; hold workshops for new volunteers;
-go into prison with love; look for spiritual growth of inmates; listen for God’s guidance;
-remember that Christ has gone in before you; Mind will guide you in what to say; you
are not going in alone;
-don’t get pulled in by argument of fatigue; the good work gives fresh energy
-remember the Pastor speaks to all; with motive to bless, we will be lead to find in the
Pastor what will speak to the situation; Pastor a complete preparation for this work;
everything you will need you will find in our Pastor;

Question 3:

How can we help discharged prisoners find their feet and continue
with Christian Science? Is giving money to them an appropriate step? If money
is appropriate, how to do it in a way that makes it so that provision is not taken
advantage of?
-Be proactive! Let soon-to-be-released inmates know of existence of our churches and
services
-help inmates understand true, spiritual source of supply; same source of employment;
prison rules may forbid giving money to released inmates(?)
-lightinprison.org website has ideas someone said
-let churches in area know ahead if an inmate is about to be released in their community
-big need for released inmates is finding employment; perhaps write recommendation for
them; be wise and cautious in giving money; give for specific purpose; if you wish to give
a loan be discerning

There’s a new Version of CONCORD, Christian Science Study Software

What is CONCORD?

CONCORD is computer study software which provides tools for searching and studying the Bible, Mary Baker Eddy’s writings, and Christian Science Hymnals

Why do we need a new version?

Accessibility

*The new version has improved capabilities for smartphones and tablets. You can access citation lists,  manage your lists, and build new ones.  Listening to hymns on your phone or tablet is easier than ever before.  You can have this easy access with you all the time right in your pocket.

*Searches have been refined and simplified.  There are new search options:  “Stemming” and “Range Search” to aid you in focusing your search.

*The new CONCORD contains the newest Hymnal version, too.

*Cross referencing scriptural quotations in Science and Health and the Bible have been made more obvious.

Is it hard to learn the new tools?

There is a new website that has instructive videos and brief articles to tell you how to use the different aspects of the program.  You can access the free trial at:

http://concord.christianscience.com

Free 30 day Trial !!!

Details on the Upcoming College Summit

“Eternal Truth is Changing the Universe”

College Summit Aug 10-13.

Click here for information: https://www.christianscience.com/youth/get-involved/summits/college-summit

Pricing:

Registration Fee (Includes three nights of lodging (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) plus all meals, starting with dinner on Friday and ending with dinner on Sunday.):

  • $200 for students
  • $225 for recent grads
  • $275 for adults
  • Participants not needing lodging – $100

Location:

The College Summit will be held at The Mother Church at 210 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, Mass.
Housing is right across the street from The Mother Church at the Midtown Hotel. Meals will be at Berklee College, just two blocks away from The Mother Church

College Summit Schedule

FRIDAY 
August 10

10:00 AM Church Tours every 30 minutes until 5 pm (Portico)
2:30 PM Registration Begins (Portico)
3:00 PM Check-in Starts at Midtown Hotel
5:00 PM Dinner
5:45 PM Welcome
6:00 PM Walking Tour of Mary Baker Eddy’s Boston Experience
9:00 PM Hymn Sing in The Mother Church

SATURDAY 
August 11

7:45 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Welcome and Keynote – Christian Science Board of Directors
10:00 AM Healing: The Role of the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy’s Works
11:00 AM Praying for Yourself: Breakout Discussions Round 1

  • Moving past anxiety, guilt, and depression
  • Financial stability
  • Finding your path and purpose
  • Worthy of God’s love: overcoming self-doubt
  • Meaningful relationships
  • Moral courage: the qualities behind our choices
  • Handling and healing grief
  • Staying true to yourself
  • Finding physical healing
  • Overcoming adversity
  • Quiet reflection/journaling

12:00 PM Praying for Yourself: Breakout Discussions Round 2 (repeat of  Round 1)
1:00 PM Lunch
2:15 PM Lecture: “Learn to Pray and Heal: A Spiritual Adventure” with Nate
Frederick
3:00 PM Panel Discussion: Eternal Truth is Changing the Universe
4:00 PM Practitioners for the World: Breakout Discussions Round 1

  • Politics and good governance
  • Is inequality inevitable?
  • Finding common ground in the midst of conflicting opinions
  • Spiritual identity vs. sexual identity
  • Achieving a peaceful society
  • Resolving the refugee crisis
  • Demonstrating sustainability
  • Moving past sexism and sexual violence
  • World affairs: finding peace amidst the storm
  • Taking the terror out of terrorism
  • Quiet reflection/journaling

4:45 PM Ice Cream Party!
5:30 PM Practitioners for the World: Breakout Discussions Round 2 (repeat of
Round 1)
6:45 PM Career Workshops

  • Praying about direction/place/purpose/future
  • What is true success?
  • Politics and law
  • Journalism and media
  • Education
  • Nonprofits and social work
  • Working and interning at The Mother Church
  • International careers
  • Arts
  • Sciences
  • Entrepreneurship and Business
  • Military
  • Technology
  • Quiet reflection/journaling

7:30 PM Dinner
8:30 PM Contra Dancing + Board Games + Mapparium

SUNDAY
August 12
8:30 AM Breakfast (Optional Discussion Groups)
9:00 AM Walking Tour of the Church Plaza
10:00 AM Church & Sunday School
11:15 AM Day Overview
11:30 AM Living Generously as a Christian Scientist
12:15 PM Church and CSO Breakout discussions

  • Why Church?
  • The Church Manual
  • CSO What/Why/How?
  • CSO Jam session

1:15 PM Lunch
2:45 PM Workshops

  • Christian Science Class Instruction (why, when, who)
  • Going into the full-time practice
  • Nurturing the practice of Christian Science in your life
  • Christian Science nursing

3:45 PM Getting Involved: Breakout Discussions Round 1

  • Writing for the Periodicals
  • Church and technology
  • Product development focus group
  • The Christian Science Monitor
  • Reading Rooms
  • Teaching Sunday School
  • Institutional work
  • Being a Reader
  • Committee on Publication

4:30 PM Break
5:00 PM Getting Involved: Breakout Discussions Round 2 (repeat of Round 1)
6:00 PM Wrap-up and Fruitage
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Free Time

MONDAY
August 13

*All Activities Optional

9:00 AM Organ Demo

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM One-on-one meeting slots* to learn about:

  • Christian Science Nursing
  • Military Chaplaincy Program

9:30 AM – 12:00 PM Human Resources Open House!
Visit HR to learn about working and interning at The Mother Church. They will also offer feedback on your resume.

9:30 AM Christian Science Monitor Page One Meeting* (limit 20)
10:30 AM Interested in Working for the Monitor? Meet with the Editors.* (limit 20)
11:30 AM Midtown Hotel Check Out – feel free to depart at any time on Monday.

*Sign-ups for one-on-one meetings and Monitor meetings will be sent out via email after registration for the Summit closes. Slots available on a first come, first serve basis.

The Leaves Presents: International Christian Science Nursing Days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This event will be held at:

The Leaves
1230 Spring Valley Road
Richardson, Tx  75080

For more information Go to:http://www.theleaves.org/

 

The Leaves offers a unique haven for Christian Scientists to receive the help that is needed in a physically demanding situation such as bandaging a wound, help with mobility, or overall loving care when one can’t care for themselves. It’s a place where physical demands can be taken care of with loving and prayerful support of the Christian Science nurses and staff, while the Christian Scientist concentrates on prayer for healing.

The Leaves also offers Christian Scientist progressive residential living and opportunities for rest, study, and renewal in a vibrant atmosphere that is supportive of spiritual healing.

Welcome to our healing church!