Category Archives: News

Solar Eclipse: Viewing Party! !

The last time a total solar eclipse went solely across the US coast to coast was 1918.  So don’t miss it!

When:  Aug. 21, 2017 11:41 AM

Where: Principia School  Campus in St Louis, MO
(Principia School K-12 is a school uniquely For Christian Scientists.)

What:The day will include a talk by astrophysicist Dr. Doyle, lunch, info booths created and hosted by Upper School students, and your own pair of Principia eclipse glasses.

For more information and to RSVP visit: http://www.principia.edu/eclipse

Dr Laurence Doyle, astrophysicist, has said “I’ve never heard anyone who saw an eclipse say ‘ Gosh, I’m sorry I saw that”.

Here is a quick list of what you will see:

  • Shadow Bands
  • Bailey Beads
  • The Diamond Ring Effect
  • Prominences and Flares
  • Totality
  • and Most importantly: The eclipse!
Can’t make it to St Louis?

You can view a talk by Dr. Doyle about the history of solar eclipses at http://www.principia.edu/eclipse

Dr. Doyle with Principia College Students

 

Are you impressed with the incredible offerings at Principia, a school uniquely for Christian Scientists, and would like to give to this amazing place?

http://www.principiagiving.org/donate

Inspiration 24-7-365

For Inspiration anytime/ anywhere/ everyday of the year

Call:     214-447-9675

To Listen to:

  •  Weekly Bible Lessons
  •  Christian Scien5thChurch-52ce Sentinel Radio 
  • The Daily Lift

The weekly Bible Lesson offers deep and  insightful  study for spiritual growth. Healing experiences and practical applications of Christian Science prayer are shared in the Sentinel Radio Program by people from all over the globe.  The Daily Lift is a two – three minute inspiring thought for the day.

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.

 

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

http://www.nfcsn.org

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 cusacktheodulec@csps.com 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 cusacktheodulec@csps.com by Friday May 12, 2017

 

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
Hansonest@comcast.net
Cell: 301-807-2844

Bridget Bailey
westvirginia@compub.org
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

WHAT IS THE ABF CAREER ALLIANCE?

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: http://abfcareeralliance.org/2017-career-workshops/