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Greetings!  It’s been a while since we published anything on, but hopefully it will soon start seeing some activity again.  We’ll be exploring healing in the Northern California area and also encourage innovation and new thinking and inspiration around the topics of both individual demonstration as well as our collective missions.

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“and the leaves of the Tree are for the healing of the nations…” – Beautiful Post-It trees from the Summit

Post-It Tree

Ideas shared by Summit participants on our Church Alive Post It Trees:

“and the leaves of the Tree are for the healing of the nations…” *

Christian Science is the true Christianity that Jesus lived.

Prayers in churches: affirming what is real and true!

All the branch churches will blossom with the help of every “ray of sunlight and drop of rain.”

Christ healing: universal reality…calm, holy, healthy.


Informal church services!

Love is the Liberator

Love revels in the flowering of Truth.


God is ever-present ALL.

Be quiet, too.

I love God and He loves me.

We go to Church to give!

Expressing and living Love is RADICAL!

Goal: To be known as healers and those who love!

People will know you are my disciples by the love you show one to another!

Mary Baker Eddy claimed VICTORY upon the founding of our Church in the 19th Century!

ONLY Love!

Deep Roots: to reach the living waters of understanding.

Church IS alive!


BE Love and you’ll SEE Love.

Share your love for God when you think you are in the greatest danger.


Remember who you ARE!

We are LOVE’s ideas and we CAN HEAL!


Be a Bridge!

Step OUT of gossip!

Is Church just for US?

One Page Bylaws

Fervor in speaking the Word

No empty seats

Judge Not!


Stand porter at the door of thought.

I love you!

Alive loving and including the voices of everyone

Today is the Day the Lord has made.


Trust in the power of Spirit.

Never too busy to be kind

Wake Up!

Christian Science = the ORIGINAL Christianity that
Jesus lived

Let the Spirit move you through your life.

Is our compassion for others? Why are we Christians?


God has prepared a place for you.

Radical Acts: The Game

False law should be trampled underfoot!

Wednesday Church: A Happy Meeting of Friends!

It’s like….REAL !

CSers love one another

Prayer strengthened with practical service

Preach the Gospel to every creature….Love God’s earth!

Live your vision of Church

Don‘t just say it: DO IT!

Practice brings out the perfection within!

FEAR not!

Love alone is Life

*In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river,
was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits,
and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree
were for the healing of the nations. –Rev. 22:2

Post-It Tree

NorCal Church Alive: Dialogue with the Board of Directors (VIDEO)

Join this dialogue with the Christian Science Board of Directors as they reflect on the spirit of church and then respond to questions from the audience about the possibilities of church going forward. Four of the Directors joined in person and Michael Pabst participated via Skype for this final session of NorCal Church Alive Summit.

NorCal Church Alive: Prayer Warriors in the Community (VIDEO)

As part of the Community Embrace panel at the Northern California Church Alive Summit, Kristen Wakefield and John Best-Jarvis present the experiences of the downtown Sacramento Reading Room. The ‘Prayer Warriors’, a group of Christian Scientists, worked with the Sacramento Downtown Partnership, tasked to work with the homeless. Kristen presents amazing stories from their work together.

Manual Myth Busters (VIDEO)

As part of the New Shoots topic of the Northern California Church Alive Summit,  Michael R. Davis, with the Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity, discusses aspects of the Christian Science culture. Topics include the relationship of branch churches to the Manual of the Mother Church, and the extensive forgiveness shown by Mary Baker Eddy.

Changes For the Love of Church – Mountain View (VIDEO)

As part of the New Shoots topic of the Northern California Church Alive Summit, Jan Holden, C.S., and Alan Wiersba share the motivations and activities that the Mountain View, California, church has been implementing. Topics include removing barriers between the church and the community, and developing a richer sense of Christian fellowship among members.