A summit for 20- and 30-somethings — October 11-13, 2019
“...let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”
—I John 3:18, New International Version
This spiritual summit is open to professionals, stay-at-home parents, world travelers, graduate students, and recent grads in their 20s and 30s. If you're interested in exploring how Christian Science can have a more effective healing impact in your life and for the world, we'd love to have you join us. This isn't just about "thoughts and prayers." It's about seeing how your prayers are one thing: thought and action. We'll also explore how Church is a safe haven and springboard for our spiritual growth and a tangible blessing to our communities. So come as you are! Whether you've been studying Christian Science for a long time or are brand new to it, whether you know it's right for you or are still figuring out your relationship to Christian Science. Let’s change the world together.
Pricing without housing includes main summit activities and meals starting with dinner on Friday through lunch on Sunday. Registration without housing closes Oct. 13!
Pricing with housing consists of two nights of lodging at the Boston Sheraton Hotel (Friday & Saturday). It also includes main summit activities and meals starting with dinner on Friday through lunch on Sunday. Registration with housing is closed
Please note that food and childcare fees are $100.00 per child. Childcare is offered for children up to the age of 12. To find more details about childcare, go to the Childcare section on this page. Registration for childcare is closed.
Registration with housing in a shared double room: $225.00 per adult
Registration with housing in a shared triple room: $175.00 per adult
Registration with housing as a family with 2 adults: $225 per adult, children under 12 stay free
Registration with housing as a family with 1 adult: $325, children under 12 stay free
Registration without lodging: $75
You may also opt to stay Sunday night for $100 (pricing per adult, children staying in a family room are free).
We are not offering a single room option because housing is limited. If you would prefer to have a single room, we recommend you register as a participant without accommodation, and plan your housing arrangements.
Financial aid is available. Click here to fill out a financial aid form.
FRIDAY, October 11
3:00 PM MBEL Walking Tour (Optional) Sign up here!
3:30 PM Registration Begins
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Welcome, Hymn Sing
8:00 PM Games and music CSPS Lobby
10:00 PM Wrap-up
SATURDAY, October 12
8:00 AM Breakfast
*Childcare check-in begins at 8:30
9:00 AM Welcome
9:45 AM Lecture
10:00 AM “Why Christian Science?” Panel
10:45 AM Career and Family breakouts- first round
Finding a deeper sense of purpose
What is my path?
Raising kids with confidence in Christian Science
Uplifting marriage and family
Moving from burnout to balance
Finding a sense of community
Moral courage: countering societal influences
Making spiritual practice a priority
Nurturing healthy relationships
Connecting with other faiths/perspectives
11:45 AM Career and Family breakouts- second round
12:30 PM Lunch
2:00 PM Overview of afternoon activities
2:15 PM Lecture
2:30 PM Q&A with lecturers
3:00 PM Life and world issues breakouts - first round
How to heal yourself through prayer
Worthy of God’s love
Handling and healing grief
Demonstrating unity in an increasingly polarized world
Achieving mental stability and peace
Prayer and the environment
Achieving a more just and equal society
Promoting peace and overcoming aggression
Being a Christian Scientist in a medicalized society
God as the source of our supply
Quiet reflection and journaling
4:00 PM Life and world issues breakouts - second round
4:45 PM Ice cream party
5:45 PM “Sharing Christian Science with others” Panel
6:30 PM Discussion with CS Board of Directors
7:30 PM Dinner
*Childcare check-out begins at 7:30
8:00 PM Free time and organized exploration
SUNDAY, October 13
7:00 AM Early Breakfast
7:30 AM MBEL Walking Tour (Optional) Sign up here!
9:00 AM Breakfast
10:00 AM Church & Sunday School
*Childcare check-in begins at 11:10 am
11:15 AM “Why Church?” Panel discussions
12:45 PM Lunch
1:45 PM Overview of afternoon activities
2:00 PM Getting involved in Church #1
Digging deeper into the Bible Lesson
Why join Church?
Being a Reader
Teaching Sunday School
Exploring Reading Rooms in today’s world
Solos and Music
Lectures in today's world
The CS periodicals: a force for good
Becoming a CS Practitioner
Christian Science Nursing
Committee on Publication
2:45 PM Transition
3:00 PM Getting involved in Church #2
4:00 PM Wrap-up and fruitage
4:45 PM End
*Childcare check-out begins at 4:50 pm
The summit will be held at The Mother Church (210 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115).
Summit housing will be at the Sheraton Hotel (39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02199). Meals and summit sessions will be held on-site at The Mother Church.
Financial aid is available.
Participants are responsible for their transportation to and from the summit. Check-in at the summit will begin at 3:30 pm on Friday.
If you are interested in sharing a ride with someone driving to the summit, check out the following carpool guidelines.
Options for traveling to and from the Boston airport:
Subway service, fee: $2.75 USD (one way)
Bus service, fee: $3 USD (one way)
Estimated taxi, Uber, and Lyft fares: $35 USD (one way)
The Sheraton Hotel does not provide shuttle service.
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 people can coordinate rides.
Bus Shuttle (FREE from the airport) - Bus route time is approximately 20 minutes.
FREE to ride from Logan Airport to Boston. At the airport look for Massport - Logan Express buses, which stop at all terminals (Arrivals level pick-up at Logan Express stops). Get off at Hynes Convention Center (900 Boylston Street) stop and walk about 5 minutes to the Sheraton Hotel (39 Dalton St, Boston, MA 02199) or 10 min to The Mother Church (250 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115).
Bus Shuttle ($3.00 to the airport) - Bus route time is approximately 20 minutes.
A one-way fare from Boston to Logan Airport is $3.00 and can be purchased with a credit/debit card only. NO CASH IS ACCEPTED. Board the bus at Hynes Convention Center (900 Boylston Street).
If you need more information about this transportation option, please click here to visit the Bus Shuttle website.
Subway ($2.75) - Using public transportation will take about 30-45 minutes.
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. There are four branches of the Green Line; if you’re on the B / C / D, get off at Hynes Convention Center. If you’re on the E / Heath Street, get off at either the Prudential Center or Symphony Station stops.
Taxi, Uber, and Lyft
Airport cabs will cost you about $40 from the airport to Sheraton 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 pick-up lot. This is where all the drivers meet travelers for pick-up.
Have a question?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Childcare will be provided by The Mother Church's Childcare committee for kids through the age of 12. Childcare will be provided on the following dates and times:
* Saturday from 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
* Sunday from 11:10 am - 4:50 pm
* Childcare and Sunday School are also offered during church, and it’s separate from the childcare provided for this event.
You would be welcome to bring your children to the Friday night gathering and hymn sing, Saturday night activities, and all meals Friday through Sunday.
Registration fee: $100 per child and includes meals from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon and housing for your child in your room at the Sheraton Hotel.
Registration for childcare closed on Oct. 1
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