GivingTuesday 2020

Today through December 1st, in recognition of GivingTuesday, a generous donor will match your gift dollar-for-dollar for much needed funding for the Benevolent Association’s Christian Science nursing services.  New monthly gifts will be matched for 12 months! GivingTuesday is a day of global giving — this year on December 1st.  We hope you will join […]

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Today through December 1st, in recognition of GivingTuesday, a generous donor will match your gift dollar-for-dollar for much needed funding for the Benevolent Association’s Christian Science nursing services.  New monthly gifts will be matched for 12 months!

GivingTuesday is a day of global giving — this year on December 1st.  We hope you will join with countless of others across the world and give “…of your heart’s rich overflow…..” *

Please help meet a need this year for operating funds to support the BA’s Christian Science nursing services. Your support is more important than ever this year

Please give by clicking the Donate button below — or give by phone or mail today.
All gifts will be matched through December 1, 2020 up to $30,000.

 

With hearts filled with gratitude, we thank you!

Give by phone: 1-800-662-9937 ext. 2116 or 617-975-2516 direct

Give by mail:     Chestnut Hill Benevolent Association
                                 910 Boylston Street
                                 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

 

Read the BA’s Annual Appeal

*Hymn 139, Christian Science Hymnal    

 

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5 things you need to know about the BA in November

November is all about gratitude, lots and lots of gratitude, and Graduation. I hope you have already registered for the Online 2020 Graduation on Saturday at 11:00 EDT, but if not, here is the registration link for graduation.   Gratitude for our new red truck… and for the donor that gave us the down payment […]

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November is all about gratitude, lots and lots of gratitude, and Graduation. I hope you have already registered for the Online 2020 Graduation on Saturday at 11:00 EDT, but if not, here is the registration link for graduation.

 

Gratitude for our new red truck…

Red Truckand for the donor that gave us the down payment for it.  With leaf pickup season here and snow season almost upon us, we had to replace our ancient white truck. On our 24-acre campus our trucks are in constant use. The Facility Department moved quickly to find a fabulous used red truck. And who doesn’t love a red truck! The Facility Department loves driving it, and we love seeing it around campus!

 

Gratitude for gracious and loving donors providing meals for Christian Science nurses

We are grateful for the many tender, loving acts of kindness from those that support the BA. We were so touched by the gift of meals for the BA’s Christian Science nurses that started arriving this spring and were delivered twice a week. The Christian Science nurses were able to choose from a menu of soups, salads, and sandwiches, all from fresh produce from Idylwilde Farms. This arrived along with fresh fruit and flowers for the café in the Christian Science Nursing Building.  

 

Gratitude for our campus community

Our community at the BA is filled with such joy. It is inspiring to come to work each day. Though we have restrictions and requirements for social distancing and masks, those restrictions have not stopped the workers and residents from finding new and fresh ways to support each other and to move forward. We are all learning new skills, for instance, around the technology of video conferencing. Our residents have for a couple of years met together to read the Sermon on the Mount each Sunday. This continued last spring, though with masks and separate and smaller groups because of the need for social distancing. Then came the idea to meet by Zoom for the reading to allow for all residents to be together virtually. And this last month they presented it over Channel 16 (an internal BA sound channel) which allowed patients to tune in and hear it.

 

A Record of Healing

Record of HealingYou may remember that about a year ago we announced that we were preparing a collection of healings that were supported by Christian Science nursing at the BA, from the Christian Science periodicals and from testimonies shared directly with us. The booklet, A Record of Healing, has just been printed and the copies have arrived. Many of you requested a copy when we first announced it, and you will be receiving your copy soon. They are being mailed next week. If you would like a copy, let me know. Just click on this link  and give me your name and mailing address.

 

Oodles of red noodles 

We added a bit of fun to social distancing with our new oodles of red noodles. Imagine a pool noodle but exactly 6 feet long and only 2 inches in diameter. They are light weight and perfect for measuring the six foot distance. It’s a great visual for seeing exactly how long six feet really is…usually longer than you think. And some of our residents take them on walks around the campus.  

 

AND…

I’m reading – Bible Stories as told to very little children by Bessie Edmond Andruss

I’m listening toFeed my sheep–Words by Mary Baker Eddy, Music by Lyman Bracket, Hymn #304 from the Christian Science Hymnal, Performance by Emma Kieran Schaefer

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Gratitude for the Christian Science Nursing Arts

Christian Science nurses who have graduated from the Christian Science Nursing Arts Training Program here at the BA often express their gratitude for the ongoing support they receive from others. Following are a few brief audio clips of what they’ve told us about their experience.   Caitlin Sheasley “It’s a privilege to witness God’s loving, […]

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Christian Science nurses who have graduated from the Christian Science Nursing Arts Training Program here at the BA often express their gratitude for the ongoing support they receive from others. Following are a few brief audio clips of what they’ve told us about their experience.

CSN headshots

 

Caitlin Sheasley

“It’s a privilege to witness God’s loving, healing care and to see it reflected in our Christian Science nursing ministry.”


 

Aaron Dokodzo

Alaina Carlson

“God is the one…providing us with the grace and compassion that we so need…”

 

Maa-Grace Setordzie

“Experienced Christian Science nurses are always around to help you make solid judgements and right decisions to support the needs of the patients…”

 

Mark Palkoner

“Love is there to protect, and heal, to give inspiration, to give joy, and to give hope.”

 

Gladys Njoroge

 

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Congratulate the 2020 Graduates

Christian Science Nursing Arts — 2020 Graduation Saturday, November 21, 2020, 11:00 A.M. — 1:00 P.M. EST   Join us online in honoring ten Christian Science nurses as they move forward in their spiritual ministry. Register here   2020 Graduates   Anna Adjei-Baah Arden Wood, Inc.   Cheryl DeSanctis Chestnut Hill  Benevolent Assoc.   Aaron […]

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Graduation Ceremony

Christian Science Nursing Arts — 2020 Graduation

Saturday, November 21, 2020, 11:00 A.M. — 1:00 P.M. EST

 
Join us online in honoring ten Christian Science nurses as they move forward in their spiritual ministry. Register here

 

2020 Graduates

 

Anna Adjei-Baah
Arden Wood, Inc.

 

Cheryl DeSanctis
Chestnut Hill  Benevolent Assoc.

 

Aaron Dokodzo
Chestnut Hill  Benevolent Assoc.

 

Lucianna Ebboyi
Tenacre Foundation

 

Ben Egwuenu
Arden Wood, Inc.

 

Samantha Hardy
The Principia

 

Miriam Kamiti
Arden Wood, Inc.

 

Peter Nabiswa
Arden Wood, Inc.

 

Maa-Grace Setordzie
Chestnut Hill  Benevolent Assoc.

 

 

 

Daniel Siechen
Chestnut Hill  Benevolent Assoc.

 

 

3 ways to send congratulations to
the ten Christian Science nurses graduating


1.
Post on our website in the comments area below
2. Send an email — graduation@chbenevolent.org
3. Post on Facebook — facebook.com/CHBenevolent

 

hydrangea 2014Looking for more information about the training & its graduates?
Find out what our graduates are saying about their training.
Learn more about Christian Science Nursing Arts training at the BA.

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5 things you need to know about the BA in October

A BIG shout-out to the BA Team! During these unusual and challenging times, the BA staff remain cheerful, dedicated, kind and caring. They are the best! We are so blessed!   Also hyperlink each title to something   New England in the Fall  [I need one of those fabulous photos like I posted on FB […]

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A BIG shout-out to the BA Team! During these unusual and challenging times, the BA staff remain cheerful, dedicated, kind and caring. They are the best! We are so blessed!

 

Also hyperlink each title to something

 

New England in the Fall  [I need one of those fabulous photos like I posted on FB of fall NE foliage]

Boston and New England is the most beautiful place in the world during the fall. And when you add the slightly colder weather, apple and pumpkin picking, cider donuts, and a warm fire in the fireplace, it is just about perfect!

 

Graduation

The CSNA Graduation is “virtual” this year which means that family and friends from around the world can participate. Graduates this year are from: Canada, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Togo and the United States. The program is scheduled to begin at 11:00 AM EST so that everyone from the west coast of North America to Kenya will be able to attend during daylight hours. There is a link on our BA website for registering for the event. Lots of behind the scenes preparation as the graduates record their remarks and get ready for the big day!

 

Mystery Museum Tour

Our Mystery Museum Tour hosted by Barbara Fay was a huge success! Thank you to the 8 dear family and friends who sent (sometimes more than one!) postcards and museum greeting cards to 24 recipients here at The Residences at 910. Twenty-one museums across the country, one in Spain, and one in England were represented. The easels from the program have been put in various parlors around the building and will be enjoyed for a several weeks yet.

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Christian Science Nursing Arts Graduation Ceremony Class of 2020

Join us Online SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2020, 11:00 A.M. — 1:00 P.M. EST   Christian Science Nursing Arts Graduation Ceremony Class of 2020 will honor ten Christian Science nurses as they move forward in their spiritual ministry. Graduates will share their insights and inspiration about the holy ministry of Christian Science nursing. Keynote Speaker: Ralph […]

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Elaina receiving diploma

Join us Online

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2020, 11:00 A.M. — 1:00 P.M. EST

 

Christian Science Nursing Arts Graduation Ceremony Class of 2020 will honor ten Christian Science nurses as they move forward in their spiritual ministry.

Graduates will share their insights and inspiration about the holy ministry of Christian Science nursing.

Keynote Speaker: Ralph Byron Copper, C.S.
Our Mission: Both Individual and Collective

REGISTER HERE

 

3 ways to send congratulations to
the ten Christian Science nurses graduating

The list of graduates is available here

1. Post on our website below
2. Send an email — graduation@chbenevolent.org
3. Post on Facebook — facebook.com/CHBenevolent

 

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3 way to have your gift matched

“I will forever be grateful to Chestnut Hill Benevolent Association. I’ll never forget walking through the door and being greeted by a Christian Science nurse. I was immediately met with a feeling of love.”   Listen to this inspiring experience following a bicycling accident. chbenevolent.org/bicycling   3 ways to have your gift matched Now through […]

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“I will forever be grateful to Chestnut Hill Benevolent Association. I’ll never forget walking through the door and being greeted by a Christian Science nurse. I was immediately met with a feeling of love.”

 

Listen to this inspiring experience following a bicycling accident.
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Christian Science Nurses

3 ways to have your gift matched

Now through September 30, 2020

1. Your NEW monthly gift will be matched
2. Join or renew your membership in the Sustaining Circle and your
     gift will be matched
3. Current Sustaining Circle members’ gifts will be matched

Your gift supports the dedicated work of the Christian Science nurses at the Benevolent Association and directly benefits those in need of care.

Thank you for your support!

Donate

 

 Christian Science Nurses

For more information:
Contact Jennie Christensen at 800.662.9937 ext. 2116
910 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
chbenevolent.org

 

 

 

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Podcast: Christian Science nurse Laurie Brady-Knicker talks about willingness and humility

Laurie Brady-Knicker spoke with Steve Carlson recently about the ministry of Christian Science nursing and what it has meant to her. She talks about the qualities of “willingness” and “humility.”

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Laurie Brady-Knicker spoke with Steve Carlson recently about the ministry of Christian Science nursing and what it has meant to her. She talks about the qualities of “willingness” and “humility.”


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Podcast: Meet our Christian Science nurses

Aaron DoKodzo talks about his journey into this holy ministry    Earlier this month Steve Carlson connected with Aaron DoKodzo via Zoom to learn more about his recent experience as a participant in Christian Science Nursing Arts training at the BA. Soon after graduating from college, Aaron found that Christian Science nursing has a special appeal. […]

Aaron DoKodzo talks about his journey into this holy ministry 
 
Earlier this month Steve Carlson connected with Aaron DoKodzo via Zoom to learn more about his recent experience as a participant in Christian Science Nursing Arts training at the BA. Soon after graduating from college, Aaron found that Christian Science nursing has a special appeal. Aaron graduated from the program in May