College summit

College Summit

Join us August 12-14th at The Mother Church for a weekend of inspiration and transformation.

The College Summit is happening in Boston this summer! And it's open to all high school juniors and seniors, college students, recent grads, and professors. It’ll be an opportunity to make new friends, get inspired, and share insights with others. We’re coming together to explore how to put this Science into practice in our own lives and to impact the world.

Download the summit flyer


Metaphysical theme:

"...blessed is that man who seeth his brother’s need and supplieth it, seeking his own in another’s good"

Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 518

Students - $150
Recent grads - $175
Professors and others - $200
Includes two nights lodging (Friday and Saturday nights plus all meals, starting with dinner on Friday and ending with lunch on Sunday).

Additional nights of lodging
Thursday night - +$50
Sunday night - +$50

Participants not needing lodging - $75
Includes all meals (starting with dinner on Friday and ending with lunch on Sunday).

Financial aid available

The College Summit will be held at The Mother Church at 210 Massachusetts Avenue. Housing is within walking distance at Northeastern University. Meals will be at Berklee College, just two blocks away from The Mother Church.

Download the map

How to get from Boston Logan airport to housing at Northeastern

Participants will have to make their own arrangements to get from the airport to the summit. However, it is cheap and easy via public transportation. Or you can take a taxi.

If you want to travel into Boston (or back to the airport) with other participants, there will be an option after you register to add your travel info to a shared google doc so you can find others and they can find you.

Subway (less than $3)

Follow signs to the Blue Line Airport Subway Station. Take the Blue line toward Bowdoin and get off at State Street. Transfer to the Orange Line train going towards Forest Hills. "Summit housing will be at Northeastern University at 291 Saint Botolph Street. The dorms is just a few minutes walk from either the Massachusetts Avenue or Ruggles stop on the Orange line. This trip will take 45-60 minutes.  


Airport cabs will cost you about $40 from the airport to Northeastern.

At this time, Uber isn’t allowed to pick up passengers at the airport. They are allowed to drop people off, though, so you can take an Uber to the airport on your way home.

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Friday, August 12th


4:00 pm

Check-in opens

6:00 pm


7:00 pm

Photo scavenger hunt

8:30 pm

Hymn sing with some brand new hymns


Photo Slideshow and Prizes

Saturday, August 13th


8:00 am


9:00 am


10:00 am 

Praying for Yourself — Lectures Q&A

11:00 am 

Praying for Yourself breakout sessions

  • Meaningful Relationships
  • Solutions to Stress
  • Finding your Path and Purpose
  • Staying above Peer Pressure
  • Image and Identity
  • Social Media: Finding a Balance
  • Feeling Supplied

11:45 am  

Career workshops

  • Education
  • Business & Law
  • Art & Music
  • Journalism
  • Politics
  • STEM
  • International
  • Military
  • Doing Your Own Thing
  • I Have No Clue


12:45 pm


2:15 pm 

Practitioners for the World panel: Demonstrating Unity in an Increasingly Polarized

3:15 pm 

Practitioners for the World: Breakout discussions

  • Taking the Terror out of Terrorism
  • Politics and Good Governance
  • Resolving the Refugee Crisis
  • Praying through Violent Conflict
  • Balancing our Biosphere
  • Is Inequality Inevitable?
  • Defeating Depression
  • Freedom from Gender-Based Violence

4:00 pm

“Why Church?” Workshop (90 mins)

5:30 pm

Ice cream party!



Get involved

  • Writing for the Periodicals
  • Talking with Others about Christian Science
  • CSO 101
  • Digging Deeper into the Bible Lesson
  • CS Monitor
  • Reading Room
  • Product Development Focus Group
  • Teaching Sunday School



8:30 pm

(Optional MBE's Boston tour: meet at the Portico)

9:00 pm

Contra dancing and Games

Sunday, August 14th


8:00 am


8:30 am

Optional tours: MBE’s Boston, MBE Library tour, original edifice tour

10:00 am

Church & SS

11:15 am

Gathering/Overview of day

11:30 am

Topics: Class Instruction, Nurturing the Practice in your life, Becoming a Journal-listed Practitioner, Christian Science Nursing


12:30 pm


1:45 pm 

Get Involved
  • Writing for the Periodicals
  • Talking with Others about Christian Science
  • CSO 101
  • Digging Deeper into the Bible Lesson
  • CS Monitor
  • Reading Room
  • Product Development Focus Group
  • Teaching Sunday School

2:30 pm

Wrap-up and fruitage (45 minutes)

3:30 pm