College summit

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The College Summit is an event for all university students, faculty, instructors, and recent graduates. High school students may also attend. It is an opportunity to make new friends, get inspired, and explore ways to support the Cause of Christian Science and get involved in this global movement. This year we’re coming together to explore how Truth - as explained in Christian Science - is transforming the world today.

If you are under 18, please click here to learn more about your options for attending the Summit.


Metaphysical theme:

"Eternal Truth is changing the universe."

Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 255

Registration Fee (Includes three nights of lodging (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) plus all meals, starting with dinner on Friday and ending with dinner on Sunday.):

  • $200 for students
  • $225 for recent grads
  • $275 for adults
  • Participants not needing lodging - $100

Register here!
Financial aid available

The College Summit will be held at The Mother Church at 210 Massachusetts Avenue.
Housing is right across the street from The Mother Church at the Midtown Hotel. Meals will be at Berklee College, just two blocks away from The Mother Church.

If you are interested in sharing a ride with someone driving to the College Summit check out the following CarPool guidelines.

How to get from Boston Logan airport to housing at the Midtown Hotel:
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 information to a shared google document 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 Government Center. At Government Center Station transfer to the Green Line E / Heath Street (be sure you are boarding the (E) train before boarding) and get off at the Symphony stop. From the Symphony station, exit onto Huntington Ave. The Hotel is located at 220 Huntington Avenue, directly across from The Mother Church's Reflecting Pool.
This trip will take about 30-45 minutes.

Bus Shuttle
At the airport look for Massport - Logan Express buses, they stop at all terminals. One-way fare is $7.50 by credit/debit card only. NO CASH IS ACCEPTED. If you have a valid MBTA pass it will cost you $3.00 by credit/debit card only.
Bus route time is approximately 20 minutes. Be sure to allow extra time during rush hour periods.
Get off at The Hynes Convention Center (900 Boylston Street) stop and walk about 13 min to get to the Midtown Hotel.
If you need more information about this transportation option please click here to visit their website.

Taxi, Uber, and Lyft
Airport cabs will cost you about $40 from the airport to Midtown Hotel.
For Uber and Lyft, submit your request when you’re ready to walk outside. Exit on the arrivals’ level. Depending on which terminal you're in, head to the nearest AppRide/TNC pickup lot. This is where all the drivers meet travelers for pickup.

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August 10

3:30 pm    Registration begins
5:00 pm    Church Tours
6:00 pm    Dinner
7:00 pm    Welcome and Hymn Sing in The Mother Church
7:45 pm    Evening walking tour of Mary Baker Eddy’s Boston experience

August 11

7:45 am     Breakfast
9:00 am     Welcome and Keynote - Christian Science Board of Directors
10:00 am   Praying for Yourself - Lecture and Q&A
10:45 am   Break
11:00 am   Praying for Yourself breakout discussions 1
12:00 pm   Praying for Yourself breakout discussions 2
1:00 pm     Lunch
2:15 pm     Praying for the World - Christian Science Lecture
3:00 pm     Panel Discussion: Eternal Truth is Changing the Universe
3:45 pm     Transition
4:00 pm     Practitioners for the World 1 - Breakout discussions
4:45 pm     Ice cream party!
5:30 pm     Practitioners for the World 2 - Breakout discussions
6:45 pm     Career workshops
7:30 pm     Dinner
8:30 pm     Contra dancing + Board Games

August 12

8:30 am     Breakfast (optional discussion groups)
9:00 am     Walking tour of the Church Plaza
10:00 am   Church & Sunday School
11:15 am   Day Overview
11:30 am   Living generously as a Christian Scientist
12:30 am   Church and CSO sessions
1:30 pm     Lunch
2:45 pm     Changing the Conversation with the Christian Science Monitor
3:45 pm     Transition
4:00 pm     Breakout discussions about Christian Science practice
4:45 pm     Transition
5:15 pm     Get involved sessions
6:00 pm     Wrap-up and fruitage
7:00 pm     Dinner
8:00 pm     Free time

August 13

11:30 am    Check out. Feel free to depart at any time on Monday.

*We will have optional activities throughout the day - stay tuned!