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Summer 2014 Bible Camp: June 23-26 Austin

2014BibleCampTheme:  An Attitude of Gratitude

Come join us this year as we explore how an Attitude of Gratitude brings benefits to every aspect of your life.  We will be exploring Jesus’ healings and parables as well as the Psalms for examples of how giving thanks and being grateful bring healing into our lives.  Bible Camp is open for kids ages 3 years* through high school, with age appropriate activities and crafts for each class, including snacks.

Middle and High School students are invited to be a part of a special art project for the church and community, as well as an opportunity to delve into the Bible stories through scripting and acting. Older children may also be Shepherds, helping with the younger classes, and adults are needed to participate in various ways.

WHERE:  Bible Camp will be held at First Church of Christ, Scientist, Austin, 1309 Guadalupe.

WHEN:  June 23-26 (Monday-Thursday) 10am-1pm

For more information or to volunteer, email ckheroy@yahoo.com or Click here to download REGISTRATION FORM. Donations gratefully accepted.

*Children should be potty trained or have a parent attend with them.

Healing with Scientific Certainty through the Christ – May 3 @ 11am

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  • Looking for an alternative to the negative side effects of drugs and to expensive, intrusive medical treatments?
  • Discover how an understanding of God as infinite good and ever-present Love brings healing.
  • Find out how the scientific system of prayer-based healing can be used by anyone to bring consistent and reliable health to their lives.
  • WHEN: Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 at 11am to 12:30
  • WHERE: Laura Bush Community Library
    9411 Bee Caves Road
    Austin, Texas 78733 * (512) 381-1400

International Speaker Christine Dreissen has proven the effectiveness of prayer throughout her life—as a harpist and dancer; a teacher in the inner-city schools of Chicago; an attorney specializing in criminal, juvenile, and domestic litigation; founder of a rehabilitation program for women prisoners; and as a mother. Recognizing the potential of Christian Science healing for the world, she became a full-time practitioner and teacher of this Science. Driessen has a special focus on medical and interfaith lectures and is co-author of the book, “Soul of Medicine:  Spiritual Perspectives and Clinical Practice” from Harvard Medical School. She travels from New York City.

Love’s Divine Adventure – A Talk by Nate Frederick – Mar 23

frederick_hiRGBNATE is a spiritual adventurer who’s travelled the globe, hiked in the Himalayas, and been a wilderness trip leader and camp counselor. A composer and performer of Christian music, he launched and produced Your Daily Lift and Time4thinkers Weekly Musician podcasts for his church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston. What he loves most is praying with others and experiencing first-hand the healing power of God’s love.

Sunday, March 23 , 1-2 pm
Come early for live music and lunch, from noon-1pm.

Located at 1309 Guadalupe, Austin in the Christian Science church building.

Prayer for SXSW – Finding Comfort

iStock_000017015012SmallBy Laura Moliter, CS

The month of March in Austin, Texas, guarantees two events:  South by Southwest — a forever growing festival for film, music, and interactive media– and bluebonnets. The weather is changeable and unpredictable, but bluebonnets and South by Southwest are reliable signs that spring is here in Central Texas.

This year, South by Southwest (SXSW) came in like a lion with its usual roar of exuberance, activity, celebrities, crowds, and fun. Film premieres brought out a number of Hollywood stars and many of the world’s top-notch musicians descended upon my city, a place already bursting at the seams with artistic expression. Things had been well-underway for about a week, and the revelry that accompanies festivals like this also took over.  Continue reading Prayer for SXSW – Finding Comfort

Discovery Bound Austin Road Rally – Mar 21-23

Screen Shot 2014-02-23 at 6.30.23 PMDiscovery Bound Austin Chapter announces

Texas Road Rally and
Youth Lecture

When:  March 21-23, 2014
Where: Austin, TX
Who:  6-12 grades

A weekend full of fun activities and spiritual growth.  The main event is a scavenger hunt through downtown Austin on Saturday March 22nd.  And participation with CS lecturer Nate Frederick on Sunday.  $25 fee includes Friday and Saturday night lodging and all meals.  Continue reading Discovery Bound Austin Road Rally – Mar 21-23

Praying for the furry critters

980692_758052197556093_339469464_o A friend of mine’s cat died recently and she reached out for comfort and inspiration. Her cat Cheddar had been a cherished family member for over 18 years.

Here is a poem I shared with her that always helps me find comfort and helps spiritualize thought about one’s eternal life; the inspiration applies to individuals as well as pets.  Continue reading Praying for the furry critters

“Science” word of the year for 2013

mw-logo-light-background-125x125By By Curt Wahlberg,  December 30, 2013 as published in www.csmonitor.com

A popular dictionary, “Merriam-Webster,” reports that because of having the largest increase in online lookups, “science” was the “Word of the Year” for 2013. On its website, the publishing company’s editor at large, Peter Sokolowski, explains something of why this increase came about: “A wide variety of discussions centered on science this year, from climate change to educational policy. We saw heated debates about ‘phony’ science, or whether science held all the answers. It’s a topic that has great significance for us.”  Continue reading “Science” word of the year for 2013

Bible Art: Man

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Marjory Hawkins
As a Sunday School teacher, each week I pray about interesting ways to
present the stories and ideas in the Weekly Bible Lesson. The idea to make
art out of selected citations from the Bible lesson came to me recently as I was thinking about teaching the 5th-6th grade class. I wasn’t sure if any of them were reading the lesson on a regular basis, and thought if they could learn to love and appreciate individual citations, they might be more inclined to study  and love the entire lesson. The idea is to provide them with a template each week on drawing paper that they can paint (watercolor) and then fill in with a fine point marker with words, citations, thoughts on the upcoming week’s lesson. We bring them in the following Sunday to show what we each did with the page, and talk about what citations were selected
and why….which hopefully promotes a lively conversation about the Bible lesson.

Bible Art: MIND

Mind bible art by hawkins

About the Weekly Lesson Art:
As a Sunday School teacher, each week I pray about interesting ways to
present the stories and ideas in the Weekly Bible Lesson. The idea to make
art out of selected citations from the Bible lesson came to me recently as I was thinking about teaching the 5th-6th grade class. I wasn’t sure if any of them were reading the lesson on a regular basis, and thought if they could learn to love and appreciate individual citations, they might be more inclined to study  and love the entire lesson. The idea is to provide them with a template each week on drawing paper that they can paint (watercolor) and then fill in with a fine point marker with words, citations, thoughts on the upcoming week’s lesson. We bring them in the following Sunday to show what we each did with the page, and talk about what citations were selected
and why….which hopefully promotes a lively conversation about the Bible lesson.