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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. 

Abundant ideas and a second lecture fund

A church is led to start a second Lecture Fund to host lectures outside of their local community, resulting in a lecture at a Boy Scout Jamboree.

.Summit opening with music, fellowship, and readings.

South Africa Church Alive Summit Key Note Address. Chet Manchester gives the opening remarks to the Summit.

For the Love of Church: Changes that Work. The inspiration and experiences of First Church, Mountain View, California.  

Chet Manchester, the President of The Mother Church, and Madelon Maupin, Bible scholar and lecturer, discuss the roots of the Christian Science church. This discussion is titled "The Soil of Church Growth: Movement of the Spirit." 

Jason Marsh looks at the Christian Science culture and the balance of Love and Principle in our church activities

The Beatitudes and a lecture blessing

A lecture results in increased Sunday School attendance.

Rock of ages

Short excerpts from performances by the youth attending the South Africa Church Alive Summit

Bill Warrick introduces the role of Church Alive Summits. 

A lecture "A Conversation with Mary Baker Eddy." by Chet Manchester and narrated by Chet Manchester and Anne Early

Building community through Bible study: Session II (Madelon Maupin at the NorCal Summit)

Building community through Bible study: Session I (Madelon Maupin at the NorCal Summit)

A lecture supporting God's government

A branch church located near the White House and Capitol Hill organized a lecture to support government and government employees.

Joint lecture

The two churches in Munich have teamed up to co-sponsor and organize lectures together. Watch and listen as members share how this collaboration has worked, and the fruitage they have witnessed.

Four Christian Science branch churches in Berlin have begun working together to coordinate and create a schedule of church events and activities that can be shared with the community. 

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