Category Archives: News

First Church Reading Room – 1309 Guadalupe 78701

WELCOME TO
The Reading Room –
A Spiritual Resource Center
.
Temporarily to our Church at
1309 Guadalupe 78701 – 512-472-8109

Parking is available along the back wall of the church.

Our hours are:

Monday – Friday 10 am – 2 pm
Sunday 12:00 – 12:30 pm

COME VISIT US!

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.

The Reading Room will have a free Estate Books table in the lobby in January. Take a look to see if there is something you would like to take home to read.
Note – We will be able to accept more estate book donations after we find a new location for the Reading Room.

See below for the recent webinar walk-thru replays to learn more about the new Concord and the revamped JSH-Online.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SALES

Credit Card Use
You can use your credit card to make a Reading Room purchase.  Our Librarian can run your card on Paypal.

STUDY

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.

.

REFERENCE AREA

Located in the Board Room

 

 

.

JSH-Online update:

Here is the link for Part 1 of a walk-thru introduction to the new set up of JSH-Online:
Here is the link for Part 2 of the JSH-Online walk-thru.


NEW CONCORD!

Here are links of #1 & #2 walk-thru introductions of the New Concord:

Continue reading First Church Reading Room – 1309 Guadalupe 78701

JSH-Online – A whole new way of sharing Christian Science religious magazines

The Christian Science Journal, Sentinel, and Herald Online — The Christian Science Publishing Society presents a whole new way of studying, searching, sharing, and subscribing to the Christian Science religious magazines—and all on one, easy-to-use website called JSH-Online.com!

Here is the link for Part 1 of a walk-thru introduction to the new set up of JSH-Online:
Here is the link for Part 2 of the JSH-Online walk-thru.

20s/30s Discovery Bound News

Tough Mudder Weekend in LA

April 5-7

Step up your New Year’s resolution with this awesome team fitness challenge! Join us as a participant or supporter. Sign up today – only a few spots left.REGISTER TODAY

Texas Retreat

May 24-27

Take a private tour of NASA, explore Space Center Houston with friends and get inspired while staying at a beachfront retreat in Galveston, Texas. REGISTER TODAY

20s/30s Webpage Updated

The DB 20s/30s webpage has a new look and new content including a calendar of the upcoming 20s/30s events at the bottom of the page. CHECK IT OUT

Berkshires Teen Winter Weekend

Feb 1-3, 2019 * Massachusetts

Want to have some fun in the snow? 7-12 graders: join us for winter adventure like skiing/boarding, snow tubing, DB Winter Olympics, swimming/hot tubbing, and an inspirational talk. You won’t want to miss this annual weekend (And you can bring your friends of all faiths, too.) We hope you’ll join us!

 

 

Colorado Family Winter Weekend

March 1-3

Interested in a cozy family weekend in the mountains? Like the idea of games, sledding and reading by a roaring fire? Then come join us for a fun-filled time at the A/U Ranches in Colorado! Families will have a cabin to themselves, lots of activities to choose from, and enjoy meals together in Valerie Lodge. Come join us!

 

 

CedarS Camps invites you…

CedarS Camps

YOU ARE INVITED! 

Come enjoy either or both of these area events!

Saturday, Feb. 2nd 2019, 4-7pm (Dripping Springs)

Schedule: Drop in as you like!

4pm: Zipline rides, games, and ranch tours
5pm: CEDARS and Principia Video Shows (1st screening)
6pm: BBQ Dinner
6:30pm: CEDARS and Principia Video Shows (2nd screening)

Where: “Camp Heroy
The Heroy’s Dripping Springs Ranch (Gate code: 2013#)
1099 Las Colinas Drive, Dripping Springs, 78620

RSVP: Ken Heroy at 512-923-9533

Sunday, Feb. 3rd 2019, 12:15pm (Austin)

What: Pizza lunch, followed by CEDARS and Principia video shows

Where: First Church of Christ, Scientist, Austin
1309 Guadalupe St., 78701

RVSPBecky Carter at 801-703-4123

Meet Holly Huff Bruland (CEDARS Director of Operations), and

Jordan Poznick (Principia Director of Recruiting)

Learn about financial aid options and our guarantee that finances will never stop a Sunday School student from coming to camp!

Bonus: All who enroll get a pair of custom CEDARS crew socks!

Come paddle, ride, wakeboard, play,
and grow with us this summer!

Explore Your Options for Summer 2019

The CedarS Sports Center is completed!

CedarS Camps, 1314 Parkview Valley Dr., Manchester, MO 63011

“Raise the Roof” iACT Hands on Housing – paint a house for a community member in need!

Join us as we paint Henry Acosta’s house as part of the iACT (Interfaith Action of Central Texas) Hands on Housing program. All are welcome! (Children 16 and under are not encouraged to attend). We will be working with the Olivet Baptist Church and the Shepherd of the Hills Christian Church.

Alex Carter, a Sunday School student at First Church Austin, is organizing this event for his National Leadership Council (NLC) capstone project. This event is also co-organized by Asher House, Austin and is part of the “Asher in Action” volunteer initiative.

Food and supplies will be provided.

WHEN: Saturday, October 28, 2017 — begins at 9:00am (can arrive/depart anytime between 9am and 4pm).

WHERE: 2011 Holly Street, Austin TX 78702

RSVP: Register at handsonhousing-oct28.eventbrite.com.

Also, please fill out THIS WAIVER.
(If you cannot fill it out online, there will be paper copies if necessary)

MORE INFO:

Henry Acosta is a man who has been interviewed by the Hands on Housing program and deemed worthy of needing the Interfaith Council’s help. He has 4 children, 8 grandkids, and a dog named Mini. He’s a handyman, but hasn’t been physically able to do his own painting in recent years.
As a group of three churches, we have been paired to paint the house, which has recently been re-sided by other volunteers. We anticipate the work will go from 9am-4pm, so people can arrive and depart anytime during that window. The other churches are planning on 15 volunteers each, so there should be a large group of us who can get to know each other as we work. Alex Carter and the head of the Baptist church group will be power washing the house 72 hours in advance so that it can dry and be free of dirt for when we paint. We will use the Baptists’ truck to bring the ladders, paint, rollers, brushes, drop clothes, rags, tape, etc. Everything should be there ready for us to start at 9.

“iACT’s Hands on Housing utilizes volunteers and skilled professionals to repair the homes of senior citizens and disabled individuals who are living in deep poverty. Our goal is to keep our homeowners safe and help them remain in the homes and neighborhoods they love. We believe that repairing homes restores hope to those who need it most and changes the hearts of those who do the work. Hands on Housing is a transformational expression of compassion in action.”