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
- 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
- Read the March 2017 Journal interview with Barbara Vining and
Tony Lobl and the submission guidelines for articles and testimonies ( found at https://jsh.christianscience.com/submit)
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
(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.
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: http://www.abfcareeralliance.org
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!
- 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.
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!”
The Reading Room –
A Spiritual Resource Center
102 Trinity 78701 – 512-472-8109
Monday – Friday 10 am – 2 pm
2nd Tuesdays 7 – 9 pm
In the church lobby on Sundays 12:00 – 1:00 pm
The Reading Room will be
closed during SXSW – March 10 – 17
Our Christian Science Reading Room is a place for everyone to pursue study and spiritual inspiration. We offer Bibles, concordances, and reference materials as well as various publications from the Christian Science Publishing Society for purchase or study.
During SXSW – March 10 – 17 the Reading Room will be closed.
If there is an item you would like to purchase during that time, you are welcome to contact the librarian, Sheri Deibert at 512-542-4636 prior to that week to arrange purchasing it on Sunday at First Church -1309 Guadalupe 78701.
News about our Bound Volumes – First Church Sunday School is providing a temporary home for our bound volumes of periodicals while in the church. The Journals and Sentinels are in bookcases readily accessible in the classroom where you can sit and read during regular church hours. Lots of gratitude to the volunteers that made this possible!
NEW! Want to use your credit card to make a Reading Room item purchase at church on Sunday? Now you can! Our Librarian, Sheri Deibert, can run your card on Paypal.
JSH Online – Tip: Audio of Science and Health – Listen to a continuous reading of the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, and fill your day with the truth of being. Click on the Science and Health continuous audio player found on the bottom of the Concord Express widget or within the Concord Express homepage to start listening today.
To find Concord Express Homepage, go to jsh.christianscience.com for the JSH-Online homepage and click the “More” button next to the search bar.
What a loving gesture it would be to give a gift of healing messages of truth found in books, audio and music CDs available at the Reading Room. Come by and find that perfect gift for a loved one.
Listen to entire issues of The Christian Science Journal, the Christian Science Sentinel, and most collections with just the click of a button. Look for the “Listen to the full issue” button inside an issue or collection to start your experience. Turn up the volume and try it out today on this week’s issue of the Christian Science Sentinel.
Turn the homepage of your smartphone or tablet into a JSH-Online hub and gain quick access to your subscription pages of JSH-Online homepage, Concord Express, eBibleLesson Express, The Christian Science Journal Directory, and JSH Audio. To do this, go to the landing page of any of these resources, tap your mobile browser’s share icon (Apple iOS) or menu button (Android OS), and then select “Add to homescreen.” Now you’re only a tap away from your favorite content.
Things to do at the Reading Room:
> Study the lesson in marked books.
> Access online resources and reference books for digging deeper
into the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy’s writings.
> Listen to inspiring music CDs.
> Check on currently available books, booklets, periodicals, audio
and music CDs.
Come experience the uplifting atmosphere at the RR!
Our Reading Room FACEBOOK page has changed!
Look for us at Christian Science Reading Room – Austin.
We share spiritual thoughts, photos, quotes, links to spiritual
websites for Bible study, articles from JSHOnline; The Monitor, etc. Share it with your friends!
Is there a topic that you’ve been thinking about and want to explore? The advanced search feature on JSH-Online puts the power of customization at your fingertips. Search for editorials on peace keeping or testimonies of healing since last year. Click the advanced link on the top right of the search bar and start customizing your search today!
If you missed watching The Annual Meeting of The Mother Church or the related weekend events, you’ll be happy to know that the replay of the video webcast of Annual Meeting and the audio and video webcasts of the events are now available.
is the number to call to hear the
11 AM Sunday Service and
Wednesday Noon Meeting (Central Time)
at First Church of Christ, Scientist, Austin, Texas.
Sunday Church Service at 11:00 AM
Each week a unique subject is explored through readings from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer and founder of Christian Science.
Wednesday Testimony Meeting at 12:00 – 12:50 PM
The Wednesday Testimony Meeting consists of prayer, the singing of hymns and readings from the Bible and Science and Health, followed with an opportunity for all to share gratitude for Christian Science healing.
Click for PDF files of recent readings given
at First Church, Austin, Texas.
3-22-17 – Progress
Listen anytime, anywhere!
Just call 512-703-8010.
Christian Science Sentinel Radio (Press 2)
Recorded accounts of inspiring healings and spiritual growth.
Changes every Friday evening.
The Weekly Bible Lesson (Press 3)
March 27 – April 2: Unreality
An exploration of topics that provide comfort,
support and inspiration.
Changes every Monday morning.
The Holy Bible
A Psalm of David.
1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, pages 577- 578,
Mary Baker Eddy wrote:
In the following Psalm one word shows, though faintly, the light which Christian Science throws on the Scriptures by substituting for the corporeal sense, the incorporeal or spiritual sense of Deity:
[DIVINE LOVE] is my shepherd; I shall not want.
[LOVE] maketh me to lie down in green pastures: [LOVE] leadeth me beside the still waters.
[LOVE] restoreth my soul [spiritual sense]: [LOVE] leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for [LOVE] is with me; [LOVE’S] rod and [LOVE’S] staff they comfort me.
[LOVE] prepareth a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: [LOVE] anointeth my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house [the consciousness] of [LOVE] for ever.