Church Alive Events
Northern Australia (Held Mar 15-16)
Pacific NW USA (Held Apr 4-6)
Midwest USA (Held Apr 11-13)
São Paulo, Brazil (Apr 18-19)
Upstate New York (April 26)
SoCal Church Alive 2014 (Held Feb 1, next steps coming soon)
Jakarta, Indonesia (Held November 23, 2013)
Summits held Spring 2013:
- N. California (videos online!)
- South Africa (videos online!)
- Deep South (videos online!)
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- Lebendige Kirche (all German-speaking regions)
- Midwest, USA
- Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, USA
- Northern California, USA
- Southeast, USA
- Southern California, USA
- UK and Ireland
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Week 94: "Does the Manual By-Law about not commenting on the Lesson-Sermon prevent Readers from sharing the inspiration for readings?"
—Two practitioners and experienced Readers share their insights into the Manual By-Law which states that Readers “shall make no remarks explanatory of the Lesson-Sermon at any time.”
—A church member shares how new perspectives and helpful resources have broadened his experience of church and expanded the activities of his branch church in unexpected ways.
—When a local resident and acquaintance of church members is traveling in North Korea is reported to be held captive, this church responds in a caring and inspired way.
—John Best-Jarvis and Kristen Wakefield discuss an example of the work of the "Prayer Warriors" work at the downtown Sacramento Christian Science Reading Room. This is a short excerpt of the breakout session on Reading Rooms as Community Embrace
—How can we pray when there seem to be conflicting or dominating personalities in a branch church? Practitioners Anne Cooling and Sushil Likhi offer helpful ideas on how to pray in these situations.