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 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.

Click here for the required registration form: Right-click to download a registration form.*

 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.

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  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.

  Posted April 11, 2016

Christian Science nurses complete Fundamentals I course

Four participants recently completed the Fundamentals I course in Tenacre’s School of Christian Science Nursing.

Topics covered included the ethics of Christian Science nursing, Bible study, introduction to mobility assistance, meeting mental needs, and mealtime assistance.

Here are some comments from the course participants:

  • The classes were amazing!
  • We covered the full scope of what was needed.
  • The topics were approached in a logical order, and flowed well.
  • It was helpful to always start from a metaphysical standpoint.
  • I felt very well prepared for the ministry in the Christian Science nursing setting.
  • Tenacre is a wonderful place to learn and be a part of; like family.
Fundamentals I Course

Susan Kell

Julius Onsabwa

Daniel Fisher

Patricia Jackson

The Christian Science Nurse Within You!

Eight participants recently completed the Christian Science Nurse Within You course in Tenacre’s School of Christian Science Nursing.

Here are some comments from the course participants:

  • The workshop was very inspiring, full of helpful ideas…
  • So rich and full and exciting… everything flowed and fit together seamlessly.
  • I never thought there was so much to glean from the Christian Science Nurse By-law!
  • Christian Science nursing is all about Love – divine Love that meets all needs.
  • The workshop did fulfill its purpose in bringing out the Christian Science nurse within me.
CSNWY Course

  Posted March 9, 2016

The Christian Science Nurse Within You!

April 8-9, 2016

Friday 7-9 pm & 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.

Here are some comments from previous participants:

  • Very inspiring and enlightening.
  • The process of sharing insights and deep thinking provides a hugely rewarding and stimulating experience. It is so delightful to share time with other Christian Scientists who have a fire of desire to understand God and serve our fellow church members unselfishly.
  • I loved the workshop. Thank you for letting us stay here as a guest and for food that was delicious at no charge for anything. That was wonderful so we could explore this sacred, holy work.
  • This was just what I needed to learn more about in our Cause and how to apply it in my life.

CSNWY Class

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  Posted February 25, 2016

Longyear Presents New Historical Documentary at Tenacre, March 8

Longyear Museum is delighted to present a new historical documentary, “Follow and Rejoice”—Mary Baker Eddy: The Chestnut Hill Years. The film looks at Mrs. Eddy’s leadership of the Christian Science movement, her achievements during the three years she lived at Chestnut Hill, the challenges she surmounted, and her continuing guidance through the Church Manual.

On Tuesday, March 8th, Tenacre will be hosting a showing of the film in the Tenacre Chapel for the local church communities.

RSVP is required. Please contact Dawn Bertles by Monday, March 7th to reserve your spot. Dawn can be reached at 609-279-2310 or dbertles@tenacre.org.

Please visit www.longyear.org for more details about the film.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Longyear

  Posted January 13, 2016

New Class Starts in the Tenacre School of Christian Science Nursing

We welcome participants to our Fundamentals I course. From January 15th to March 25th we’ll be exploring the foundational standards, ethics, and skills of Christian Science nursing. Our participants come from New York, New Jersey, Virginia, and Kenya.

For more details about this course or to find more information about other courses available, visit our School of Christian Science Nursing page.

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