This Christmas season, the Sunday School at First Church, Austin, will again have the opportunity to exemplify “the self-forgetful heart that overflows; the veiled form stealing on an errand of mercy, out of a side door.” (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 250). We will be sponsoring families from SafePlace this season, to ensure needs are met and Christly love is felt. SafePlace is an organization providing safety for families affected by domestic violence and abuse.
Our Sunday School classes will be studying the idea of spiritual giving this season to coincide with the project.
Starting Thanksgiving Day, angels will be strung from a garland in the hallway at First Church. Each angel will contain information to help you shop for individuals living in SafePlace transitional housing or whom they serve through its counseling program.
Come to our Thanksgiving Service, or any church service thereafter but before December 14, to select your angel:
- Select an angel(s) and untie it from the garland.
- Look for the angel number(s) on the posted checklist, and print your name next to that number.
- Shop for that person (suggested spend is $25-$50 per angel).
- Bring your unwrapped gift, with the angel taped to it, to the Sunday School for storage.
- Come to our gift wrapping party on Dec. 14 after church services to help wrap presents.
Join us in sharing the joy of giving!
On Sunday, October 5, right after church, First Church Sunday School students, Tina and Elissa, will each be presented with the Girl Scout God and Country award in compliance with The Mother Church, in a short ceremony in the Sunday School immediately after the church service. This award symbolizes the Scout’s dedication to being a practicing Christian and to continue growing spiritually.
Come help us salute Tina and Elissa in their achievement!
Sunday, September 14 at First Church, Austin
in Sunday School after the church service
Everyone – come to this feast of love and sharing!
Enjoy pizza and hear the fun stories and inspirational sharing of camp experiences by our Sunday School students who attended Summer Camps for Christian Scientists this summer,
Child care will be available.
7th – 12th grade Christian Scientists and your FRIENDS of all faiths!
Come to Dallas with other Christian Science teens and friends for a hoot n’ hollerin’ good time at the State Fair of Texas,
and an overnight of fun and inspiration in host homes.
A carpool from Austin is available – contact Linda Mardi
firstname.lastname@example.org – 512-247-1350 .
Join Us at First Church Sunday School Open House!
There is a lot to be grateful for in the Sunday School!
New classes, some new teachers and a new Sunday School Library!
Join us on Sunday, August 24, after church services in the Sunday School to meet the 2014-15 teachers, see the newly relocated library and enjoy refreshments and a video about why we come to Sunday School each week. See you there!
There are a handful of summer camps around the USA and Canada where Christian Science youth can go for loads of fun activities and where Christian Science is taught and practiced as part of the fun.
In the below photo, a bunch of Austin youth and several parent and grand-parent volunteers attend 3rd session at Cedars Camps in Lebanon Missouri.
Current Information for Camps
You can view all of our videos and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/BlessingAustin/videos
The Sunday School Summer Reading Program was created to encourage students to learn more about Mary Baker Eddy and her writings, the Bible and Christian Science. Students select a book to read from a list created from our Sunday School library or the Reading Room Lending Library, then write a short paragraph about what they liked about the book (younger students draw a picture). When they turn those in to the Superintendent, they receive a gift card for a frozen treat donated by Dairy Queen and Sonic.
Why not see how many you can read this summer!
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Saturday June 7 (4pm) – Pool / BBQ for 6th-12th graders and their families/siblings. At the Carter Home – 5108 Eagle Trace, Austin TX 78730. Hot dogs/hamburgers and drinks provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. RSVP to Becky at (801) 703-4123 or email@example.com