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In Dallas at Fifth Church – Sunday, April 23 at 2 pm


It’s time to Share your Love,
Inspiration, and Healing

Have you thought about writing for the Christian Science periodicals but never quite got around to it because you just didn’t know where to start?

Please join us on Sunday April 23 at 2:00pm in Dallas at Fifth Church, as two representatives from the Christian Science Publishing Society walk us through:

  • Mission of magazines
  • The Writing process for
    • Articles
    • Testimonies
    • Audio option
  • How to write
  • Editing – what’s involved
  • JSH process–what happens to your article after we receive it
  • Writing exercise – get that pen or computer running
  • Next steps

Get Prepared:

  • Read the March 2017 Journal interview with Barbara Vining and
    Tony Lobl and the submission guidelines for articles and testimonies ( found at
  • Begin that first draft and bring it with you.

Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist

5655 W Northwest Highway
Dallas TX  75220

Sunday April 23 at 2pm

RSVP: 214-361-1625 or
(Please RSVP to our Clerk so we will know how many chairs to set up and water/snacks to have on hand)

There will be small follow up meetings to help you edit and fine tune
your submissions via Skype.

This is the first meeting of its kind in the US.  We may be recording the session to help the Publishing Society team develop these meetings for others.

Saturday, May 6 – 9:30 am-1:00 pm, at First Church, Austin, 1309 Guadalupe 78701




Event Details

Register here to join the ABF Career Alliance in Austin* on Saturday, May 6, from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm at First Church of Christ, Scientist.  (Lunch is included.)

Learn more and register:

Whether you’re ready to take a step forward in your career or to help someone else, this event offers opportunities for exciting new career connections, inspiration, and the rewards that come from helping others.

Who should attend? Anyone interested in advancing their career: college students, recent grads, job seekers, career changers, and those willing to be career allies to others. ABF Career Alliance events are open to the entire Christian Science family, including those friendly to Christian Science.

*We’ll also be in Dallas on Thursday, Apri 27; and Houston, on Saturday, April 29, so please share this info with your friends and family!

Event HIghlights

  • A keynote by Congressman Lamar Smith representing the 21st Congressional District of Texas.
  • How to build valuable connections in informational interviews, a hands-on practice session ed by Robin Jones, Manager of the ABF Career Alliance
  • Two interactive panel discussions: one with successful Austin area professionals who will offer specific examples of how Christian Science has impacted their career, and one with recent graduates sharing how they navigated their career search and what they learned
  • Multiple networking opportunities, including a networking lunch
  • Job and career information hosted by Austin-and-beyond employers and ABF Career Alliance sponsors

About the ABF Career Alliance
Finding the right job or career path can be challenging in today’s world of impersonal online applications. Yet the top career search experts agree: the best opportunities come from one-to-one connections. That’s why the ABF Career Alliance was created. The ABF Career Alliance connects Christian Science job seekers (and those “friendly” to Christian Science) with seasoned professionals in their fields of interest, who are also Christian Scientists. These professionals, or “career allies,” are eager to share their knowledge, and at times their contacts, with their extended family-faith community.

Sponsorship Opportunities
This ABF Career Alliance event in Texas is sponsored by individual Christian Scientists who value our work to build an active, dynamic career community whose members share the common bond of Christian Science. Learn more about the benefits of being an ABF Career Alliance sponsor.

About The Albert Baker Fund
“For fifty years The Albert Baker Fund has provided loans, scholarships, and grants for the education of Christian Scientists around the world,” says Albert Baker Fund CEO, Alan Bashor. “And through this work we encourage each of our recipients to ‘pass their blessings forward’ by contributing to the Christian Science Movement, their communities, and the world. What better extension of our purpose than to help Christian Scientists who have completed their education and now need help in the world of work? The ABF Career Alliance was created to meet this need!”













2016 Upcoming Events

Christian Science LectureSunday, October 16 at 3 pm, First Church, New Braunfels is hosting a free Christian Science lecture entitled “Conflict Resolution, a Spiritual Approach” by John Tyler, C.S.B. at the Courtyard by Marriott New Braunfels River Village.

Christian Science Lecture: Saturday, October 29 at 3 pm, First Church, Austin is hosting a free Christian Science lecture entitled “Making Meaningful Change – How God’s love can change your life and the world” by Mark McCurties, C.S. at the Carver Branch of the Austin Public Library.

Christian Science Youth Talk: Sunday, October 30 at 1 pm (pizza at 12:30) at Asher House, Austin – 2811 Hemphill Park 78705.
For High School or college students or 20 somethings.  This free talk is geared specifically for young people – “Making Meaningful Change – How God’s love can change your life and the world” by Mark McCurties, C.S

Christian Science lecture: Sunday, November 6 at 3:00 pm.  Chet Manchester will speak on “Aha Moments That Heal”  at the Georgetown Public Library – 402 W. 8th Street in downtown Georgetown. Sponsored by the Christian Science Societies in Georgetown and Lago Vista.

State Committee on Institutional Work in Texas Annual Meeting: Saturday, October 29 at 1 pm at First Church, North Richland Hills, Texas.

The Leaves’ Annual Meeting and 50th Anniversary:
Saturday, October 1, at 10:30 am at the Christian Science nursing facility located in Richardson, Texas, just north of Dallas:
1230 West Spring Valley Road
Richardson, Texas 75080-7709
The guest speaker is Christine Irby Williams.
Enjoy a picnic lunch and live music.   All are welcome.

DiscoveryBound National Leadership Council (NLC):  A 4-year servant leadership program. May apply summer/fall of 8th grade year.  Application opens Aug. 10 and closes Oct. 10.

Thanksgiving ServicesThursday, November 24 at all Christian Science churches.
Held at 11:00 am at First Church, Austin – 1309 Guadalupe  78701.