Category Archives: Events

September-October 2016 Upcoming Events

Christian Science Lecture: First Church, New Braunfels is hosting a Christian Science lecture entitled “Conflict Resolution, a Spiritual Approach” by John Tyler, C.S.B. to be given at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 16 at the Courtyard by Marriott New Braunfels River Village.

The Spiritual Dimension of Care Seminar:  On Saturday, September 24 the Houston Visiting Christian Science Nurse Service is hosting an all-day event (10 am – 5 pm) at 4th Church, Houston, 4910 Montrose Blvd, Houston TX 77006.  If you would like to know more about this vital role in the Christian Science movement or would like to take steps towards becoming a Christian Science nurse, then this is the meeting for you!  The seminar is entitled, “The Spiritual Dimension of Care.”  It will be run by three current and former Christian Science nurses and will include a talk on the history of Christian Science nursing.  More information will be posted on

North Texas Giving Day: Mark your calendars for September 22.  The Leaves is participating in North Texas Giving Day and all donations will be matched by a generous donor!  Visit for more details.  This is an important day to give to The Leaves.  On September 22 please go to  and type in “The Leaves” to support our mission of providing skilled Christian Science nursing care.  Make your donation any time from 6 am to midnight.  Your gift will help us receive the extra funds we need and every gift is matched by a generous donor!

The Leaves’ Annual Meeting and 50th Anniversary:  October 1st, at 10:30am with guest speaker 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. 10th and closes Oct. 10th.

August-October 2016 Upcoming Events

Midwest Bible Conference:
  Offered at Cedars Camps in Lebanon, MO September 8-11, 2016.
DiscoveryBound Compass:  A one-year program for those in the 10th – 12th grades this coming school year 2016-2017
No application, register by Aug. 17th, 2016.
DiscoveryBound DC / The Power of God:  Labor Day weekend for those entering the 8th -12th grades this coming school year 2016-2017.  There is also an adult track!  Register by Aug. 17th, 2016.
DiscoveryBound National Leadership Council (NLC):  A 4-year servant leadership program. May apply summer/fall of 8th grade year.  Application opens Aug. 10th and closes Oct. 10th.


Monday, June 6 – Noon-2 pm CDT – live Webcast at First Church Reading Room – 102 Trinity

2016 AnMtg TMC inv

Please join us at the Reading Room on Monday, June 6th
from 12 noon – 2 PM CDT to view a live Webcast of the
2016 Annual Meeting of The Mother Church
on the theme
Church: “Healing and saving the world.”
Come early for a light lunch at 11 am.
Parking is limited to the first 15, so please carpool if possible.

Besides the Annual Meeting to be webcast on Monday, there is a Church Activities Workshop Saturday, June 4 at 1PM to 3PM Central time and an extended Hymn sing Sunday starting at 12:30 to 2pm Central.   For access to these webcasts visit

Here is a description of the Church Activities Workshop:

Church activities workshop

Saturday Jun 4, 2016

2 PM EDT  [1 PM CDT]

Explore together with us how all the activities of
Church, including Sunday School and Reading Room,
come together as one powerful, healing light for the

Listen in for a lively discussion about the purpose, power, and potential of Church, and how each of us plays a valuable role in its dynamic healing mission!

and the Hymn Sing

Hymn sing live

Sunday Jun 5, 2016

1:30 PM EDT  [12:30 PM CDT]

Join us for a special Annual Meeting Hymn Sing, Sunday, June 5th, 1:30 – 3:00pm EDT.

We will be singing a selection of new hymns that will be part of the new Hymnal Supplement to be published later this year.

Of course there should be replays available if you can’t attend the livestream…or want to review anything.

Sunday, April 24 at 1 pm – click for address and map

Church attendees and their family and friends
are invited to an
A Greater Church Family Get Together

after lunch – around 1:00
(or bring your own lunch earlier if you wish)

 at 5802 Cyrilla Drive, Austin  78759

2016 Map to Cyrilla – ICS

Questions?  Call 512-338-1851

No RSVP required.

Ice Cream Social 2016 Schedule
SPRING – Sunday, April 24 – after lunch
FALL – Sunday, October 23 – after lunch

Mark your calendar!


Christian Science activities during SXSW

Third Church of Christ, Scientist, Austin will be sponsoring a Lecture on Saturday, March 19th at 3PM at Esther’s Follies, 525 E. 6th Street.  The lecture entitled Divine Love the answer to Universal health will be given by Jose de Dios Mata.  The St. James Missionary Baptist Choir will perform after the talk.
There will be shuttle service provided from the parking lot of First Church (1309 Guadalupe) over to Esther’s Follies.  We recognize that the parking lot is not necessarily available for parking but, if someone finds parking and gets to the First Church parking lot, we can give them a lift over to the lecture.

For street closures  Click Here

For downtown garages  Click Here

Passcode of the Christian Science Monitor
will be attending the technical part of the SXSW events again this year.  Here is a copy of the panels and such that they will be part of:[]=film&conferences[]=interactive&conferences[]=music.  If the link is not working for you just google passcode SXSW 2016 for the information.

The Reading Room at 102 Trinity will be open Monday – Thursday 10 am – 2 pm, and Friday 10 am – 4 pm for walking visitors and customers.  Trinity Street will be closed to traffic from March 11th – March 20th.   The parking lot behind the Reading Room is leased out for SXSW, so is not available to us for parking.

The parking lot across from the front of First Church will be blocked off for the entire week.  This is the new headquarters for SXSW and will not be available during our Wednesday evening or Sunday services from March 11 – March 21.