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Classroom talk

A visitor to the Reading Room requested a speaker to talk about Christian Science with a group of students. The members of 2nd Church of Christ, Scientist in Pretoria were eager to take this opportunity, and share their efforts to welcome the young people.

First Church of Christ, Scientist in Pensacola, FL is located within an hours drive of several other Christian Science branch churches. A member shares how this geographical proximity has led to opportunities to collaborate and coordinate when planning lecture events.

The members of 1st Church of Christ, Scientist in Covington see their lectures as an opportunity to embrace their community. A member shares how extending a lecture invitation to the leader of a government rehabilitation program resulted in a rewarding lecture experience for everyone involved.

Chet Manchester, CSB, discusses how a Christian Science lecture fits into the larger mission of Church, and offers inspiration on connecting with others in a Christly manner.

Shirley Paulson gives a workshop about ecumenical dialogue.

Thoughts about "responding," and several attendees share examples of responding with love and action to needs in their branch church and communities. 

A panel discussion about new formats for lectures, and using new technologies in presenting lecutres.  

Three panelists discuss how the Committee on Publication, Reading Rooms, and Lectures are avenues for loving our broader community.

A member from First Church of Christ, Scientist shares her hopes for future collaboration with other branch churches in the Philippines to sponsor lectures together.

Online lecture

When they began planning a Christian Science lecture, the members of First Church, Athens began exploring the idea of an online lecture, with an in-person component. 

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