Calendar of Online Events and Resources During Pandemic
"You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows."
- Psalm 23:5 NRSV
The Christian Science church, independent museums about Mary Baker Eddy, Christian Science camps, musicians, and Bible scholars are all offering special programs during the current stay-at-home government directives. These activities are in addition to regular Sunday and Wednesday church services and Sunday School. A sampling of upcoming events is listed in the calendar above. In the paragraphs below is a somewhat alphabetical sampling of special events which have been recorded and are available on replay. Some recurring events, such as weekly hymn sings, and special online resources are also included.
Praying about world issues is a special landing page from The Mother Church with free news articles from The Christian Science Monitor, relevant lectures and essays, calming music, and inspired Wednesday readings and testimonies from The Mother Church. The new Digital Edition of the Bible Lesson is also free while we are sheltering at home.
The Annual Meeting of The Mother Church held on June 8th was online only this year. The meeting is now available as a replay. The Board of Directors also shared a special 40-minute-podcast on the global concern about contagion.
Andrew Brewis FaceBook Live Concerts - This singer, songwriter, and piano man is playing from the UK. To listen to his concerts, go to his Spiritual Music Facebook page or visit his youtube channel. He also has an Inspirational Music page on his website for those without access to Facebook. Replays are available at those links.
Alex Cook FaceBook Live Concerts are held many Sundays at 8 pm central time. Replays are available on https://www.facebook.com/alex.cook.7503
CedarS 365 Hymn Sings - Join each Sunday at 7 pm central time for a camp-style Zoom hymn sing! (The zoom link is in the center of the CedarS home page.)
"Christmas? It's All About Love" by speaker Lona Ingwerson on Christmas Eve and sponsored by Third Church of Christ, Scientist, New York City. This talk is also given in Spanish and includes holiday music. A replay is available at the above link.
“Hearts & Hands Across the Water: Songs for the World” - Concert with Alex Cook and Lola Kristine presented by the Bible and Spiritual Life Community - If you click the link, a replay is available for a limited time.
"How Christmas Lifts a Weary World" by speaker Madelon Maupin on December 22nd, sponsored by Second Church of Christ, Scientist, Ventura, CA. Replay available here.
Live Web Christian Science Lectures - Due to recent restrictions on public gatherings, many in-person lectures have been rescheduled to take place live on the web or over telephone conference call. Please check this link often for updates.
Longyear Museum - The rotating banners at the top of their homepage include current offerings, such as streaming a series of movies about Mary Baker Eddy, taking a virtual tour of their Portrait Gallery, or virtual parlor talks at Mrs. Eddy's homes.
The Mother Church Online Summit Series was open to spiritual seekers ages 12–40 during the summer of 2020. It included talks, workshops, and opportunities for discussions with peers. Replays are posted here.
Peace Haven (temporarily located in Chesterfield, Missouri) provides Christian Science nursing care and inspirational programming. Christian Science practitioner Chestnut Booth presented “Sweet Immunity” on zoom with the replay posted here. "Church: Designed to be Built" with Principia Professor Dr. Tom Fuller is replayed here.
Prayerful Living’s Learning Center is offering free Bible talks and Christian Science studies (although donations of any amount are appreciated). New talks appear about every two weeks.
The Principia offers a preschool through college education based on Christian Science principles. Several events are currently being offered online, including replays from a Principia Alumni Virtual Concert, a Bible lecture series with Dr. Barry Huff, book talks, and a "Race and Faith" series. Bible lectures have also been given by Evan MacDonald of The Principia School on the theme of water with replays of two different talks posted from Arden Wood and from Twelveacres.
Principle Foundation - If you are a member of The Mother Church and your income has been interrupted due to recent events, financial assistance may be available to you from The Principle Foundation's Disaster Relief Fund. This Foundation also provides an avenue for giving to those facing this unexpected financial challenge.
The Willows Foundation in Laguna Hills, California, is presenting "Thinking Forward through Grace-Led Conversations." Speakers are Deborah Huebsch, Paul Collins, and Lona Ingwerson. Click here to register.