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First Church Reading Room, Temporarily in our church, 1309 Guadalupe 78701

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

Our hours are:

Monday – Friday 10 am – 2 pm
2nd Wednesday of the month – 6 – 7 pm

Sunday 12:00 – 12:30 pm

COME VISIT US IN OUR NEW HOME!

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.

 

 

 

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.

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REFERENCE AREA

Located in the Board Room

 

 

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REPLAYS available – The Mother Church Annual Meeting
and these wonderful sessions as well:

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.

Ideas for purchase

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.

There are lovely music CDs at the Reading Room that will have your heart singing!

Children love stories!   Bible stories are wonderful for reading to little ones and for young ones to read and learn about people who listened to God.

There are also lovely music CDs that will have them singing!
Find these and more at the Reading Room.

New on JSHOnline – Free access in the Reading Room
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.

Instant access to JSH-Online on your phone or tablet:
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.

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!

Things to do at the Reading Room:

●  Enjoy a lively discussion about Christian Science and healing.
●  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 Reading Room!

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!

“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.”

Disaster Relief Fund – Committee on Publication Manager’s Office Message

The Mother Church and the Committee on Publication Manager’s Office are so grateful for the outpouring of unified prayer and support we have been seeing for those impacted by the hurricane in Texas and Louisiana in the U.S. Because we have been receiving inquiries about donation opportunities, we thought it would be helpful to provide information about how one can donate.
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If one would like to make a donation to financially support branch churches or societies in need as a result of this storm, donations can be made to The Mother Church’s fund to aid emergency relief for branch churches and societies. Donations should be made by check written to “The First Church of Christ, Scientist” with “Disaster Relief Fund” noted the memo line and mailed to:
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The First Church of Christ, Scientist
Treasurer – PO Box 239103
Boston, MA USA 02123-9103
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If one would like to make a donation to financially support individual Christian Scientists in need as a result of this storm, the Principle Foundation has a Disaster Relief Fund, which responds to natural disasters in all states. One can learn more by visiting www.principlefoundation.org or by calling +1 816-561-5955.
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To help relief efforts more broadly, donations can of course be made directly to one’s charity of choice, such as the American Red Cross, America’s Second Harvest, Salvation Army, Oxfam, Habitat for Humanity or other on-the-ground relief agencies.
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For any other questions, please be in touch with The Mother Church’s Customer Contact Center at +1 617-450-2000 or info@christianscience.com.
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Please do not send funds directly to the Committees on Publication for Texas or Louisiana. Those Committees have been very helpful in providing information related to funding for those in need, but future inquiries can go to the Customer Contact Center as noted above.
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Please feel free to share the information from this Bulletin with anyone.
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“Human mentality, expressed in disease, sin, and death, in tempest and in flood, the divine Mind calms and limits with a word.” (My. 106:19-21). How wonderful it is to know that the word of God calms the storms and instructs “the proud wave, ‘Thus far, and no farther.’”
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Keith Wommack, Committee on Publication for Texas
3615632559 / Texas@compub.org

Friday, July 14 @ noon – Mets Conference Call on deepening metaphysical prayer

All are invited to a conference call to be held Friday, July 14th
at noon for a discussion on deepening metaphysical prayer.

The call in number is 641-552-9364 and
the access code is 373788#.

Please join us!

“What is needed, then, is to rekindle individually that fundamental spark of spiritual vitality. Then because one is so imbued with infectious delight with what one is discovering of spiritual reality, the spark ignites and the flame of spiritual purpose grows in our daily life. A great desire to share this holy glow with others impels thought and action. This cannot help resulting in a vibrant, dynamic church that is an irresistible attraction to others, because it is alive with the Christ-spirit of sharing and real love.” Increasing spirituality—growing church by Jill Gooding  June 1989 issue of The Christian Science Journal. 

All (church & non-church members) are invited to join the conference and prepare by reading the above wonderful article with the idea of deepening our metaphysics for the church and Reading Room in mind.  

The 2nd Mets Conference Call will be Monday, July 31st at 7 pm
to continue the discussion and consider the revelation, reason and demonstration of spiritual growth.

Sponsored by
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Austin, Texas
Reading Room Metaphysical Committee

First Church Reading Room has moved to our church at 1309 Guadalupe

WELCOME TO
The Reading Room –
A Spiritual Resource Center

NOTICE – THE READING ROOM HAS MOVED.

We have moved to our church building
at 1309 Guadalupe, Austin, TX 78701.

Please come visit us in the church lobby
during the regular Reading Room hours :
10 am -2 pm MondayFriday, and Sunday 12-1 pm –
3rd Tuesdays of the month  7 – 9pm.

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 link for the Writers Workshop webinar
held in
our Reading Room on April 20th is:

2017 Writing+Guidelines
2017 Writing Quotes

New Mini-Series- Is hatred inevitable? Does it really have the power in our world that it seems to have? The new JSH-Online mini series “Conquering hate, enthroning peace” aims to answer those questions. Pieces from this series will be featured in the carousel on the JSH-Online homepage. Read the first selection of this series, “Love’s triumph over hate”.

Going somewhere? Take issues of The Christian Science JournalSentinel, and Herald with you wherever you go. Various formats of current issues can be downloaded within the first 90 days of their release. You can even download full issue audio for Journal and Sentinel issues. Click the “Download Options” button inside the table of contents of an issue to select the perfect issue format for your trip.

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.

New on JSHOnline – Free access in the Reading Room
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.
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Instant access to JSH-Online on your phone or tablet:
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.
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Things to do at the Reading Room:
> Enjoy a lively discussion about Christian Science and healing.

> 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!

 

Cedars Camp Show – First Church Sunday School on Saturday, February 11 – Noon – 2

 

CedarS invites you to a Video Party in

Austin, TX!

Save the date for Saturday 2/11/2017!

 

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What’s happening?
Please Join us at 1st Church of Christ, Scientist, Austin (1309 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX 78701) for a noon pizza lunch and the Premier screening of 2017 video (by Austin’s own Kelly Shores) noon complimentary, light lunch for all 12:30 -1:30pm as lunch winds down see CedarS new video, T-shirt gift & sharing, followed TENTATIVELY by Principia School’s 4-minute video presented TENTATIVELY by Patti, Fox, Principia National Field Recruiter

Come Find Out Why families from the Austin area pick CedarS as a summer home.

Other Upcoming CedarS Shows in your area:
Dallas on 2/12/2017 (Show info)

Some features unique to CedarS include:

  • Hourly fun focus on spiritual growth and life lessons.
  • Missouri’s 1st Cable Watersports Park.
  • 1 Fun, Attentive and Metaphysically-minded counselor for every 2-3 campers.
  • Superb aquatics facilities with tournament-level ski boats, lake, 300-foot waterslide, Jr. Olympic pool & diving well, 300-foot zip line into water, and much more.
  • Sports & Specialty camps (Soccer, Skiing, Riding, & more) taught by expert instructors.
  • Nationally-certified riding facility and staff with a herd of 100 horses.
  • 850 acres of natural woods, creeks, trails and caves in the cool “Ozark Uplift.”
  • Average daytime temps. from mid 70s to mid 80s (Information compiled by www.city-data.com)