All posts by Peg Wommack

Austin kids attend summer camp

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.

Cedars Camp Session 3

Current Information for Camps

Adventure Unlimited
Buena Vista, Colorado

Camp Bow Isle
Bowen Island, British Columbia, Canada

Cedars Camps
Lebanon, Missouri

Crystal Lake Camps
Hughesville, Pennsylvania

Camps Leelanau & Kohahna
Maple City, Michigan

Camps Newfound/Owatonna
Harrison, Maine




The Principia Solar Car — Video and Race Updates!

Click here for detailed reports.
   Also check their Home Page

Click here for the latest statistics.

Click here  for a short video of the Prin solar car arriving in 6th place in LaCrosse, WI on Sunday afternoon, July 27, 2014.
All that remains is the final leg on Monday from La Crosse to Minneapolis…approx 150 miles…its been quite a journey!

Click here to see Ra 9 cross the finish line!
Congratulations Principia Solar Car 2014!

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Race Route

Click here for video of Prin car on the road.

7-25-14 Solar Cars
Fri, July 25: Solar Cars on display before departing from
Black & Veatch in Overland Park, KS

Click here for a Video of the Prin Solar Car
at the Circuit of the Americas

July 8, 2014
The Principia solar car is coming to Austin—with many opportunities for you to meet the team and see the brand new car, Ra 9! Join us to cheer them on as they prepare for the American Solar Challenge race from Austin to Minneapolis.

Schedule of Events

  • Sunday, July 13—Join the team at First Church, Austin, for a pizza lunch at noon. After lunch the team will share how a small liberal arts college competes so successfully with some of the top engineering schools in the country. 
  • Monday, July 14—Solar car team advisor Steve Shedd will speak at the Rotary Luncheon at noon. The luncheon will be held at The Crown Plaza Hotel at the NE corner of the intersection of IH-35 and US 290. RSVP by Friday, July 11, to Dayle Baldauf at or 512.467.8775. The cost for the lunch is $16.
  • Thursday, July 17 through Saturday, July 19—Formula Sun Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas. Come down to the track to hang out with the team and see the car race in the qualifying rounds for the American Solar Challenge. The team will be racing each day, 9–5 p.m. 
  • Monday, July 21—The race begins! Join the Principia Club at the start line at UT Austin at the Texas Memorial Stadium. The race will begin at 9 a.m. Wear your gold and blue, and cheer for the team as they take off for the 1,700-mile race to Minneapolis.

If you have questions, please contact Crystal Reynolds at or 512.680.3217 or Steve Shedd at or 618.581.4004.

We look forward to seeing you as we welcome the solar car team to Austin and help send them on their way!

Tuesday Nights at the Reading Room – July 2014

Screen Shot 2014-02-01 at 8.42.37 PMCOME JOIN US!
All meetings are open to the public.

Tues., July 15
7:30 PM
Doors open at 7 PM
The Miscellaneous Writings Book Club
pages 146-160.
  • At the Christian Science Reading Room  – 102 Trinity,  Austin 78701  (across from the convention center) 512-472-8109.
  • Anyone can join in at any point – just be ready to discuss pages 146-160 in Miscellaneous Writings by Mary Baker Eddy.

2014 Sunday School Summer Reading Challenge!

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!

[Click on list to enlarge it.]

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Relevant Reading Rooms – Tuesday, June 17 – 6:30 PM

SE Summit LogoChurch Alive Southeast Region invites you to join in

a conference call presentation on the topic of

“Relevancy of the Reading Room
in Today’s Fast-paced and Digital Age”

Tuesday, June 17 – 6:30 PM (CDT)
Dial (559) 726-1300, enter conference ID: 139662#.

Culture and technology have changed a bit since The Mother Church Manual’s provision for “Reading Rooms” was first adopted.   However, its purpose and potential are still very relevant and needed in our communities.    Anjuli Graunke, JSH Manager of Advertising and Sales will be our special guest presenter.   She will be providing us with an update on the latest ideas for Reading Rooms.


Reading Room Webinar
Did you miss it?
The conference call audio as well as a recap is still
available for those members who were unable to listen to
it the first time:    Click here



Tuesday Nights at the Reading Room – June 2014

Screen Shot 2014-02-01 at 8.42.37 PMJOIN US!
ll meetings are open to the public.

Tues., June 2 
11 AM – light lunch
12 noon – Live Webcast from Boston of The Annual Meeting of The Mother Church.
Tues., June 10 – 7:30 PM
Doors open at 7 PM
The Miscellaneous Writings Book Club –
pages 129-146.
Everyone is encouraged to join!

These meetings will take place at the
Christian Science Reading Room  – 102 Trinity,  Austin 78701  (across from the convention center) 512-472-8109.


ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MOTHER CHURCH – in the Reading Room Monday, June 2 at noon


Dear Fellow Members and Friends,

You are warmly invited to join the Christian Science Board of Directors, President of The Mother Church, Treasurer, and Manager of the Committees on Publication as well as other speakers at Annual Meeting 2014. The meeting will be live webcast online only on Monday, June 2, at 1 p.m. EDT (check the local time at Time Zone Converter). You will find more information at

The conversation will be about healing. As we get ready for this meeting of our church family, let’s consider this statement of Mrs. Eddy’s: “Jesus established his church and maintained his mission on a spiritual foundation of Christ-healing.” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 136). The Board also invites you to join with them in the study of her article ˜Choose Ye” (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, pp.3-6) and ponder its message.

As we gain a better understanding of Christ-healing and what it requires of us, we will more fully demonstrate the true, healing substance of Church. What a blessing for us, our Church, and the world!

The meeting will include updates and reports. The replay will be available within 24 hours. Versions in French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish will be ready no later than June 10.

With appreciation for your support of our Mother Church,

Lyle Young
Clerk of The Mother Church

First Church’s Reading Room at 102 Trinity in downtown Austin invites you to join us on Monday, June 2nd at 11 AM for a light lunch, and at noon to view the 90 minute Annual Meeting – a Live Webcast from Boston.   Please RSVP at so that they know how many to expect for the viewing.