Church Directors announce Church Alive focus
September 7, 2010. The Christian Science Board of Directors sent the following email message to members and friends of the Church. “We’d like to tell you about CHURCH ALIVE, the theme we have decided to focus on in the upcoming year.
“Church is an idea that has been defined in many ways over the centuries within the Christian tradition. For some, the idea of church may conjure up images of a safe and peaceful place to commune with the Divine. For others, church may be more aligned with a like-minded community and fellowship. For Christian Scientists, church is much more than a place or a community. We look forward to exploring together the spiritual basis and awakening impact of Church.
“Mary Baker Eddy recognized that the only way to unite with this higher sense of Church is through being “new-born of Spirit” and through “healing” (Science and Health, p. 35). In its purest form, Church is the spiritual structure of Truth’s infinite ideas and Love’s boundless activities anchored in the timeless wisdom of divine Principle. We all have the gift of discovering and practicing more of this unlimited divine idea.
“Over the next 12 months, we’ll work with Christian Scientists in two or three locations to organize regional Church Summits open to all. These meetings will consist of talks and discussions designed to address the Field’s needs and will be guided by the Church Manual’s simple, inspired direction. There will also be Church Summit activities in areas that wish to participate, including Boston, during the weekend before Annual Meeting. (This will be discussed more fully on christianscience.com.) And beginning this October, we’ll host a special section on christianscience.com for sharing your insights, inspiration, and experiences about the rousing power of Church.
“Today is our launch of CHURCH ALIVE. We hope you’ll join us as we explore the meaning and possibilities of awakening to Spirit’s Church—to Love’s rich harvest awaiting our communities and the world.”
Posted: September 8, 2010 | 9:41 am