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.