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Saturday, August 11

9:15 AM (ET) - Welcome and Keynote: Christian Science Board of Directors 

10:00 AM (ET) - Healing: The Role of the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy's Works

2:15 PM (ET) - Lecture: “Learn to Pray and Heal: A Spiritual Adventure” with Nate Frederick

3:00 PM (ET) - Panel Discussion: Eternal Truth is Changing the Universe
How can we have a healing influence on the world instead of being influenced by the division and polarization in society?

Sunday, August 12

6:00 PM (ET) - Wrap-up and Fruitage

College Summit — August 10-13 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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The College Summit is an event for all university students, faculty, instructors, and recent graduates. 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.

Metaphysical theme:

"Eternal Truth is changing the universe."

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

Friday, August 10

10:00 AM - Church Tours every 30 minutes until 5 pm (The Mother Church Portico)
2:30 PM - Registration Begins (The Mother Church Portico)
3:00 PM - Check-in Starts at Midtown Hotel and Boston University
5:00 PM - Dinner 
6:00 PM - Welcome and Walking Tour of Mary Baker Eddy’s Boston Experience (Mother Church Original)
8:40 PM - Ice Cream (Outside CSPS)
9:00 PM - Hymn Sing (Mother Church Original)

Saturday, August 11

7:45 AM - Breakfast (Berklee)
9:00 AM - Welcome and Keynote - Christian Science Board of Directors (Mother Church Original)
10:00 AM - Healing: The Role of the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy's Works 
11:00 AM - Praying for Yourself: Breakout Discussions Round 1

  • Financial stability
  • Finding physical healing
  • Overcoming adversity
  • Quiet reflection/journaling
  • Staying true to yourself
  • Worthy of God's love

12:00 PM - Praying for Yourself: Breakout Discussions Round 2 (repeat of Round 1)
1:00 PM - Lunch (Berklee)
2:15 PM - Lecture: “Learn to Pray and Heal: A Spiritual Adventure” with Nate Frederick (Mother Church Original)
3:00 PM - Panel Discussion: Eternal Truth is Changing the Universe
3:45 PM - Transition
4:00 PM - Practitioners for the World: Breakout Discussions Round 1

  • World affairs: finding peace amidst the storm

4:45 PM - Ice Cream Party!
5:45 PM - Practitioners for the World: Breakout Discussions Round 2 (repeat of Round 1)
6:45 PM - Career Workshops

  • Arts and music
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship and Business
  • International careers
  • Journalism and media
  • Military chaplaincy
  • Nonprofits and social work
  • Politics and law
  • Praying about direction and purpose
  • Quiet reflection/journaling
  • STEM
  • What is true success?
  • Working and interning at The Mother Church

7:30 PM - Dinner
8:30 PM - Contra Dancing + Board Games + Mapparium

Sunday, August 12

8:30 AM - Breakfast with Optional Discussion Groups (Berklee)
9:00 AM - Walking Tour of the Church Plaza
10:00 AM - Church & Sunday School
11:30 AM - Living Generously as a Christian Scientist (Mother Church Original)
12:30 PM - Church and CSO Breakout discussions

  • The Church Manual: A guide for Church and for life
  • CSO What/Why/How?
  • CSO Jam session
  • Why Church?

1:15 PM - Lunch 
2:30 PM - Meet at the Mother Church Original
2:45 PM - Workshops

  • Christian Science Class Instruction (why, when, who)
  • Christian Science nursing
  • Going into the full-time practice
  • Nurturing the practice of Christian Science in your life

3:45 PM - Getting Involved: Breakout Discussions Round 1

  • Being a reader
  • The Christian Science Monitor
  • Committee on Publication
  • Help us redesign our CSO resource page!
  • Institutional work
  • Product development focus group
  • Reading Rooms
  • Sit in the editor's seat: A Journal, Sentinel, Herald workshop
  • Supporting Sunday School

4:30 PM - Break 
5:00 PM - Getting Involved: Breakout Discussions Round 2 (repeat of Round 1)
5:45 PM - Transition
6:00 PM - Wrap-up and Fruitage
7:00 PM - Dinner
8:00 PM - Free Time

Monday, August 13

*All Activities Optional

9:00 AM - Organ Demo

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - One-on-one meeting slots* to learn about:

  • Christian Science Nursing
  • Military Chaplaincy Program

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Human Resources Open House! 
Visit HR to learn about working and interning at The Mother Church. They will also offer feedback on your resume.

9:30 AM - Christian Science Monitor Page One Meeting* (limit 20)
10:30 AM - Interested in Working for the Monitor? Meet with the Editors.* (limit 20) 
11:00 AM - Boston University Check-Out
11:30 AM - Midtown Hotel Check Out - feel free to depart at any time on Monday.

If you have any questions please send an email to summits@christianscience.com