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Posted August 2017

Christian Science Nurse Assistant class

Classes begin September 25, 2017
The class prepares members to be Christian Science nursing assistants, serving as religious ministers at Tenacre. This support role doesn’t require direct oversight of the guests (patients), but it forwards the ease and facilitation of Christian Science nursing. Students are introduced to the ethics, spiritual foundation and basic practical ideas which enables one to assist the Christian Science nurses in simple ways.

The next class we’re offering begins September 25, 2017. Individuals who are at least 18 would be applying for full-time employment as Christian Science nursing assistants. There would not be an expectation or requirement to continue on in Christian Science nurse’s education, although that would be an option. We invite you to consider joining us in this heartfelt spiritual ministry. Please call 609.279.2328 or email Christine Hein at chein@tenacre.org with questions or for an application. You are also welcome to visit our website, www.tenacre.org, for more information.

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Posted June 2017

“Discovering the Old Testament Anew: Healing Messages of Justice, Awe, and Steadfast Love”

facilitated by Barry Huff, Ph.D., Th.M., M.T.S.

Friday, July 21, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, July 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Discover new insights into the healing messages of the Hebrew Bible by learning about its texts and contexts. Experience highlights from the 28 Old Testament courses that Barry has taught at Principia College. Explore when specific books were written and why that matters. Trace the development of authors’ concepts of God from national warrior to universal mother. Hear the prophets’ call for justice. Stand in awe as God creates, liberates, guides, supplies, comforts, restores, reveals, and heals. Feel the infinite embrace of God’s steadfast love!Bible study resources recommended by Dr. Huff:Harris, Stephen L. Exploring the Bible. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2013.Brueggemann, Walter. An Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon and Christian Imagination. 2nd ed.

Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2012.

Anderson, Bernhard. Understanding the Old Testament. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2006

Click here for the required registration form: Click to complete an registration form.*

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Posted June 2017

“Christian Science Nurse”: A Manual By-Law for Every Member

August 4-5, 2017
Friday 7-9 pm and Saturday 8:30-4 pm

Tenacre invites members of The Mother Church to prayerfully consider what it means to love and practice the essence of Christian Science nursing right where you are!

Be our guest as we explore this and other spiritual ideas relating to the Manual By-Law, “Christian Science Nurse”.

Workshop, overnight room and meals are complimentary.

Click to complete an Application form.

Applications due by Wednesday, July 28.

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Posted June 2017

Want to learn about the new National Fund for Christian Science Nursing (NFCSN)?

facilitated by Bruce Jeffrey, Executive Director at The Principle Foundation

Monday, June 19, 2017, 2:30 p.m. at Tenacre Chapel
The mission of the National Fund for Christian Science Nursing is to gather, bless, and offer resources that support the healing ministry of Christian Science nursing. Tenacre Staff, Resident Families, CSIR, & friends are invited to an informal meeting with Bruce Jeffrey, Executive Director at The Principle Foundation, to learn more about the fund. Bring your questions!

Posted May 2017

Are We Making Decisions Or Discoveries?

facilitated by Bruce Jeffrey, Executive Director at The Principle Foundation

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 7 p.m.
Did you ever have to make a decision and found yourself wishing or hoping there was a better way? Have you found yourself adding up pros and cons and still not being confident that the decision is a right one? There is a better way. Bruce Jeffrey will share a way that has helped him make better decisions and feel confident about the decisions he’s making. The way may not be exactly what you would expect! At various times Bruce Jeffrey has served as Sunday School teacher, usher, Clerk, meeting leader, first and second Reader, and as a member of the Church’s Board. He is currently Executive Director at The Principle Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri, a nonprofit organization that offers modest grants to Christian Scientists in need of financial assistance. The Principle Foundation also administers the National Fund for Christian Science Nursing. All are invited to this talk on June 20th at 7pm in the Tenacre Chapel. For those visiting Tenacre, you are invited to a complimentary dinner in the Tenacre cafeteria beforehand. Dinner hours are 4:45 – 6pm. We ask that you please RSVP to mbonsi@tenacre.org or (609) 279-2310.

Posted May 2017

Writing for the Christian Science Periodicals, a workshop facilitated by Cate Vincent, C.S.

Monday, May 8, 2017, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Engraved on the facade of the Christian Science Publishing Society in Boston is that wonderful passage from Psalms –
“The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.” (Ps 68:11)
Our primary tools for the workshop will be the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.We’ll share inspiration, practice writing techniques, and discuss just what the Christian Science Publishing Society is looking for in testimonies, articles, poetry, and ideas for publication.Grab your study books and join us for a few hours of inspired fun!Please let us know you’ll attend: tbilhorn@tenacre.org or 609-279-2394

Posted April 2017

An Evening of Music & Inspiration with Ian Ethan Case

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Come enjoy a concert and talk by musician and composer Ian Ethan Case, who will share his uplifting instrumental compositions as well as some of the spiritual lessons these compositions have taught him so far. Mary Baker Eddy says, “Spiritual ideas, like numbers and notes, start from Principle, and admit no materialistic beliefs. Spiritual ideas lead up to their divine origin, God, and to the spiritual sense of being.” This special evening will be a chance to drink in the spiritual substance of music, offered in humility with the intent to uplift, inspire, illuminate, and heal.

Best known for his innovative approach to the 18-string acoustic double-neck guitar, Ian has been performing across the United States for the past ten years and completed his first tour of Europe in 2016. Recently signed to international record label Candyrat Records, his compositions combine complex percussive ideas rarely applied to guitar, with rich, multi-layered harmonic orchestration and singable melodies. In addition to being featured on NPR programs like “Here & Now” and “Echoes”, his music has reached a worldwide audience through social media, with his online videos receiving over 12 million views in the past year. His most recent album “Run Toward The Mountains” received warm reviews in North America and Europe from music publications and top players alike, and his latest project “Earth Suite” features some of the most innovative improvising musicians today including 4-Time Grammy Award-winning cellist Eugene Friesen and legendary world percussionist Jamey Haddad.

Please RSVP to mbonsi@tenacre.org

Posted March 2017

“The Apostle Paul: Model for Transformation and Resolution”, a talk by Madelon Maupin

Friday, May 19, 2017, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 20, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Paul’s transformation on the Damascus Road set him on a life course that continued for thirty years, sharing the Good News of Christ Jesus with the Gentiles throughout the Roman Empire. How can his life be a model for our own transformation and resolutions to continue sharing and living the teachings of Christ Jesus? Friday night will be an overview of Paul’s life, including a look at the first document of Christianity, I Thessalonians. Saturday morning we’ll explore Galatians in depth and in the afternoon, investigate I Corinthians. What issues did Paul address in both congregations that are relevant to our church communities today? How do we bring these lessons forward? And what sustained Paul through the many challenges he faced? Bring your questions and insights and we’ll explore these living letters together.Madelon has a Masters in Theological Studies from San Francisco Theological Seminary, has taught at Principia Summer Session, led numerous Bible study sessions at Adventure Unlimited, taken people to the Middle East and given talks on the Bible around the world. She served as Cultural Historian for Princess Cruises for trips throughout Biblical lands. Her company website, www.BibleRoads.com is filled with resources for both individual and group Bible study, including talks, work-books and online streaming video courses.The workshop is free of charge. If you wish to have lunch or dinner at Tenacre the cost is $7.50 per meal. Please send payment in the form of a check prior to the date of the workshop to: Tenacre, P.O. Box 632, Princeton, NJ 08542, Attn: Karen Janitz. Tenacre does not accept credit cards.Click here for the required registration form: Click to complete an registration form.*If you are staying overnight, you need to fill out a TVA application: Click here for the form and more information*

 Posted January 2017

“Going up higher”, a talk by Joey Hoffman, C.S.

Saturday, April 8, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
The premise of this talk is a directive given throughout the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy’s writings…that each moment is an opportunity to “go up higher”. This invitation to a clearer view encourages us to arise — to go up higher in our understanding and demonstration of God’s love!

To do this, the talk urges a deep look at what is appearing in individual consciousness, and the results of “…lifting thought above error, or disease, and contending persistently for truth…” (SH 400: 18) The message is seen through the lens of I John 3, and includes a focus on praying for the world, and the role of The Christian Science Monitor and our periodicals in those prayers.

In preparation for the workshop, attendees are invited to read and study the book of I John in the Bible and Unity of Good by Mary Baker Eddy; and to prayerfully consider:

• What is appearing in consciousness, and the meaning of I John 3: 2 “When he shall appear, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.”

• The importance of the scientific statement of being and its correlative statement in I John 3.

• How we can enlarge our prayers to heal the world.

• The spiritual practice of perfect justice.

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 Posted February 2017

February workshop: “Christian Science Nurse”: A Manual By-Law for Every Member

A large group participated in our February workshop. Here are some of their comments upon completion:

• I especially enjoyed the homework assignment to prepare for the class; it was very useful. The assignment was to look up the word “nurse” in the dictionary, then find examples of “nurses” and “nursing” in the Bible, based on those definitions.]

• … most helpful was a deeper understanding of what it means to be a Christian Science nurse in my environment.

• Grateful for the focus on this week’s Bible Lesson.

• Moved thought forward with demonstration of CS nursing and standard of CS nursing.

• Attending this workshop has been God’s gift to all of us. I feel enlightened, informed, and ready to continue serving the great Cause.

• It was valuable to really explore the By-Law with the understanding that the key to nursing is the Christian Science that makes it possible to heal spiritually.

• Loved the idea expressed that the source of all nursing qualities is divine.

• Very helpful overall to be more aware of expressing nursing as part of being a member of The Mother Church.

• Really liked how all participated.

• You can’t leave thinking that CS nursing isn’t for you; oh no – we all include these qualities and already express them and can continue.

 Posted January 2017

Ministry of Christian Science Nursing 1 Students

The students in our Ministry of Christian Science Nursing 1 course recently took their ministries to the Washington DC area. Here are some of their comments:

• Our trip was truly “an outreach of Love”; every day was an opportunity for prayer and to witness God’s unconditional Love for all mankind.

• God leads you; we were able to really meet some needs that weren’t what our plan was originally.

• We enjoyed getting to expand our experience…

• My main overall impression was that of “effortless naturalness”.

• Everyone we met was so warm and welcoming.

• It was encouraging to see how well known and wide spread the concept of the Christian Science nurse is in the area…

• I gained a great deal of confidence, that…we have exactly what we need for every situation we find ourselves in.

• We witnessed healing taking place.

 Posted January 2017

Our Bible Lessons: Understanding Them and Reading Them Expressively and Effectively

February 6 OR February 7, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
A seminar for any student of Christian Science, including Christian Science nurses, Readers, potential readers, senior Sunday School students, and regular church attendees.

WHAT WE’LL RECEIVE:

• Tools to help us deepen our scholarly understanding.

• Tools to elevate our scholarly understanding to heart-felt understanding.

• Reading standards set by our Leader and the Bible.

• Tools to give Readers the freedom and confidence to read conversationally and from the heart, with greater command of the letter, and especially to convey the spirit of the Word with a genuine, heart-felt fervor.

• Specific ideas on how we can be more supportive of the Readership.

PRESENTER: Don Feldheim — Expressive Reading coach; long-time host of radio and TV Bible Lesson programs produced by The Mother Church.

FOR REGISTRATION OR MORE INFORMATION: Please contact Karen Janitz –Phone: 609-279-2335 E-mail: school@tenacre.org RSVP by January 28, 2017

COST: There is no charge for the seminar; lunch is available for $7.50 in the Tenacre cafeteria. (Please note: Tenacre does not accept credit cards.)

 Posted December 2016

“Christian Science Nurse”: A Manual By-Law for Every Member

February 24-25, 2017
Friday 7-9 pm and Saturday 8:30-4 pm

Tenacre invites members of The Mother Church to prayerfully consider what it means to love and practice the essence of Christian Science nursing—right where you are!

Be our guest as we explore this and other spiritual ideas relating to the Manual By-Law, “Christian Science Nurse”.

Workshop, overnight room and meals are complimentary.

Click to complete an Application form.

Applications due by Friday, February 17.

Click the image on the right for a downloadable flyer.

 Posted November 2016

“Discovery Workshop: “Unto us a son is given” (Isa. 9:6)

Friends and neighbors gathered recently at the Tenacre chapel for an inspiring talk by Kristy Christian, “Unto us a son is given” on the true spirit of Christmas.

This event was part of Tenacre’s “Discovery” Series.  For information on future Discovery events, visit our Discovery page.

 Posted September 2016

Tenacre Open House

October 15, 2016
Saturday Noon to 4 pm

Tenacre opened its doors wide to welcome visitors to a wonderful Open House on Saturday, October 15. Those who attended walked into an atmosphere of love and left feeling inspired.

Activities included a history display in the Library, a video of Christian Science nurses talking about their ministries, a talk to launch our new Discovery series of talks and workshops, and a live jazz band to accompany a tasty selection of food in our outdoor dining space

  Posted August 19, 2016

The Christian Science Nurse Within You!

November 4-5, 2016
Friday 7-9 pm and Saturday 8:30-4 pm

Join us! We invite members of The Mother Church to a workshop to prayerfully consider what it means to love and practice the essence of Christian Science nursing – right where you are. Be our guest as we explore this and other spiritual ideas relating to the Manual By-Law, “Christian Science Nurse”.

Click to complete an Application form.

Applications are due by Friday, October 21.

Click the image on the right for a downloadable flyer.

  Posted August 2, 2016

Christian Science Nurses complete Fundamentals I Course

We rejoice with the five participants who recently completed the Fundamentals I course for Christian Science nurses which began May 16 in our School of Christian Science Nursing.

We are grateful for this global group! – an expression of part of Tenacre’s current theme from “The Message” Bible – “bringing out the God-colors in the world”. They began their ministries with three weeks of classes in the School, and then joined the ministries in the Willow and Rose settings.  Their presence was a blessing to all.

Fundamentals I
“The Christian Science Nurse Within You!” Workshop Completed

A happy group completed our recent workshop, “The Christian Science Nurse Within You!” in our School of Christian Science Nursing.

Here are some comments from the course participants:

    • I am grateful that I could come to learn about Christian Science nursing… I learned better that nurturing and patience are key aspects of Life.
    • We covered the full scope of what was needed.
    • I’m really grateful I took time for this inspiring workshop. I learned a lot about the God-given qualities that a CS nurse already has and that we as members of The Mother Church already have…
    • I’m so glad that now I know that the Manual By-law, “Christian Science Nurse” applies to me. I always skipped over it before.
    • I loved everything about this workshop.
    • It was very enriching to share the workshop experience with a variety of different people.
    • I came away with a much more thorough knowledge of and respect for Christian Science nursing. And I had a great time!

For more information about the next inspiring workshop or any of our upcoming courses, please visit our School of Christian Science Nursing page.

CS Nurse Within You

  Posted June 22, 2016

The Center Visitor Accommodations and Library Refreshed and Reopened

Over the past year we have been renovating the building known as the Center. The Center is home to our short-stay friends and visitors as well as housing our Spiritual Resource Library. We’ve made many improvements both inside and out to bring out a clearer expression of light and loveliness in all the rooms and spaces. We invite you to come and enjoy it!

Find out more about the Library and about Tenacre Visitor Accommodations (TVA) by exploring those pages on this website where you’ll find information about how to arrange a visit.

Light in the Library
The Christian Science Nurse Within You!

July 29-30, 2016
Friday 7-9 pm and Saturday 8:30-4 pm

We invite members of The Mother Church to a workshop to prayerfully consider what it means to love and practice the idea of Christian Science nursing – right where you are. Be our guest as we explore this and other spiritual ideas relating to the Manual By-law for the Christian Science nurse.

Click to complete an Application form.

Applications are due by July 15.

Click the image on the right for a downloadable flyer.