Serving the Cause of Christian Science in this holy ministry  

Accepting applications for the Christian Science Nurses Training School “I realized the very sacred and important role of the Christian Science nurse in the healing ministry…”  These comments are from a participant in one of our introductory Christian Science Nursing Arts courses. The instruction in the classroom, along with the participants’ individual study of the […]

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Accepting applications for the Christian Science Nurses Training School

“I realized the very sacred and important role of the Christian Science nurse in the healing ministry…” 

These comments are from a participant in one of our introductory Christian Science Nursing Arts courses. The instruction in the classroom, along with the participants’ individual study of the Bible and the revelation of Christian Science, imparts vision about, and gives definition to, this Church ministry. Nurses Training

Our class schedule is a full one this year, and it includes teaching a second Introductory Christian Science Nursing Arts course this August. We welcome students of Christian Science who are members of The Mother Church to apply for this course. Participants receive much shepherding and guidance as they learn more about this holy ministry in the classroom. They also they work side by side with experienced Christian Science nurses supporting healing as they respond to the needs of their fellow man with Christian Science nursing. 

Next schedule class date 
CSNA I: Introductory Christian Science Nursing Arts 
August 10 – September 3, 2021 

For information and other class dates, click here, or send an email to csnursingarts@chbenevolent.org, or call 617-734-5600 and ask for Carol Worley. 

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National Volunteer Month 2021

Sue Holzberlein talks about her 25 years of volunteering at the BA “Volunteering at the BA has made me recognize and realize God’s law of harmony and provision, not for just me, but for everybody.” “If people knew how wonderful volunteering is, you would have so many volunteers you wouldn’t know what to do with […]

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Sue Holzberlein talks about her 25 years of volunteering at the BA

“Volunteering at the BA has made me recognize and realize God’s law of harmony and provision, not for just me, but for everybody.”

“If people knew how wonderful volunteering is, you would have so many volunteers you wouldn’t know what to do with them.” That’s what Sue Holzberlein, who has been volunteering at the BA for almost a quarter of a century, told us during a recent phone call. 

She explains, “Volunteering at the BA has inspired me to be more patient and more humble. It’s increased my conviction in the power of good. It’s made me recognize and realize God’s law of harmony and provision, not for just me, but for everybody. It reminds me of what it means to be a Christian Scientist, to have that sense of unselfed love. And, it reminds me of the importance of Christian Science Practitioners and Christian Science Nurses.”

Sue began volunteering on a Thanksgiving weekend about 25 years ago. It was a particularly challenging time of her life, and she felt she needed to follow the council she’d been raised with. “If you’re tempted to feel sorry for yourself, ask God, who needs help that I can give. Listen, and then give that help.” So, despite her full-time job and child-care responsibilities, she made room for volunteering at the BA one Saturday a month. She loved it, and has never stopped. 

“I was really inspired by the spiritual conviction, understanding, inspiration, and the constancy of the guests at the BA as they were here having their healing,” she recalls of those first years of volunteering. And she has stayed with volunteering ever since, because, as she describes it, she was “being blessed by the opportunity at the BA to see the spiritual reality of good that is present even where matter seems to suggest a different picture. I really felt impelled to see all the good that was truly going on.”

Last spring, when the BA had to close its campus to visitors and volunteers, Sue realized how much she missed volunteering. “I was so happy when I was asked if I would continue to do readings for the testimony meetings from home, because it re-connected me to the BA.” Using her experience as First Reader for her branch church during that time, Sue helped the BA come up with a way to continue its Thursday evening testimony meetings via Zoom. “Being a testimony meeting reader helps give focus and greater purpose to my spiritual study,” says Sue.

For Sue and for all the volunteers who have been finding ways to volunteer virtually via Zoom this year, the BA sends deep and heartfelt thanks. We are so grateful for our volunteers! The unselfed love they express adds an invaluable dimension to the healing atmosphere of the BA.

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Serving Church through the Ministry of Christian Science Nursing – Webinar Replay

Watch this webinar presentation about Christian Science nursing, and…

Hear from Christian Science nurses about preparing for this ministry
Take a virtual tour of the BA’s Christian Science Nurses Training School
Learn about qualifications for th…

Watch this webinar presentation about Christian Science nursing, and…

  • Hear from Christian Science nurses about preparing for this ministry
  • Take a virtual tour of the BA’s Christian Science Nurses Training School
  • Learn about qualifications for this holy work

 

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“seeing myself as a…cherished idea of God.”

Another inspiring healing from BA’s collection A Record of Healing (an excerpt is on page 24 of the book), provides a glimpse into the ministry of Christian Science nursing at the Benevolent Association for over a century. Click here to read the original published testimony from the June 1975 issue of The Christian Science Journal […]

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Another inspiring healing from BA’s collection A Record of Healing (an excerpt is on page 24 of the book), provides a glimpse into the ministry of Christian Science nursing at the Benevolent Association for over a century.

Click here to read the original published testimony from the June 1975 issue of The Christian Science Journal (original title is “Two years ago I was suddenly stricken…”). 

We’d be happy to send you a copy of A Record of Healing. Send an email to inquiry@chbenevolent.org

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Podcast: From graphic designer to Christian Science nurse

Danis Collett spoke with Steve Carlson recently about her journey from graphic artist to Christian Science nurse. Danis explains how an experience early in her career has continued to guide her. “I was reaching out to God, and I got a very distinct answer, ‘I want you to see that you can do anything.’ Because […]

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Danis Collett spoke with Steve Carlson recently about her journey from graphic artist to Christian Science nurse.

Danis explains how an experience early in her career has continued to guide her. “I was reaching out to God, and I got a very distinct answer, ‘I want you to see that you can do anything.’ Because we are the expression of God’s infinitude, we have really broad abilities and talents….That message has stayed with me.”

Click the play button below to hear Danis’ conversation with Steve…


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5 things you need to know about the BA in March

        By Janiva Toler   1. Serving Church Through the Ministry of Christian Science Nursing I hope you were able to join us for the webinar on Christian Science Nursing on March 16th. It was powerfully packed into 30 minutes with training information, clips from Christian Science nurses, a tour of our […]

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By Janiva Toler

 

1. Serving Church Through the Ministry of Christian Science Nursing

CSN Webinar

I hope you were able to join us for the webinar on Christian Science Nursing on March 16th. It was powerfully packed into 30 minutes with training information, clips from Christian Science nurses, a tour of our Christian Science Nursing Arts Training School, and questions and answers.

 

 

 2. Hymn Sing – German composers

Each month the residents present a hymn sing with different themes. February was a fresh look at German composers: “Thank you, Germany! – from hymn lovers everywhere.” For their monthly hymn sing, the residents presented a program based on German composers Martin Luther, Johann H. Schein, Johann Schop,  Heinrich Albert, Ludwig Von Beethoven, Robert Schumann, and Juliane Klein, CSB.  They ended with Communion Doxology (Hymn 445) Be Thou, O God. One of our part-time residents taught everyone the words in German so they could sing them in German.

 3. Snowboarding at the BA

 Snowboarding at the BAA fun link at the end of February when some residents were out for a walk on the campus and caught some video of BA staff snowboarding down the Carriage Road. Now in mid-March the snow has mostly disappeared.

 

 

4. The Commission for the Accreditation of Christian Science Nursing Organizations/Facilities, Inc.

inspects us every three years. And in November 2021 we’ll have our next inspection. This multiple-day review is thorough, and we begin almost a year ahead to prepare for it. Our preparation begins with many checklists and a review of all of our documentation and protocols. For March, when we always start our spring cleaning, we are also thinking about the inspectors who will look into every nook and cranny on campus. It’s a great exercise for us, and we are proud to be accredited by The Commission.

5. A shout-out to the BA Representatives!

These are individuals that volunteer to serve as the BA’s representative in their branch churches and societies in the New England area and beyond. They stay current with BA activities and report at their church meetings as well as answer questions from fellow church members. We hold Quarterly BA Representative Meetings to help keep them updated on the latest information. This month Heather Worley, Senior Instructor and Mentor in the Christian Science Nursing Arts, and Karen McCoy, Residential and Guest Services Manager, gave updates on program activities. BA Representatives are integral to communications to branch churches and societies in our region, and we are so grateful for their work.

AND

What I’m listening to this monthSing Sing a Song

What I’m reading this month – Paths of Pioneer Christian Scientists by Christopher L. Tyner

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Serving Church through the ministry of Christian Science nursing

  Tuesday, March 16th 7:00 – 7:30pm   Come join us for a 30 minute webinar presentation about this treasured avenue of serving Church   Hear from Christian Science nurses about preparing for this ministry Take a virtual tour of the BA’s Christian Science nurses training school Learn about qualifications for this holy work   […]

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CSN Webinar

 

Tuesday, March 16th 7:00 – 7:30pm

 

Come join us for a 30 minute webinar presentation about this treasured avenue of serving Church

 

  • Hear from Christian Science nurses about preparing for this ministry
  • Take a virtual tour of the BA’s Christian Science nurses training school
  • Learn about qualifications for this holy work

 

To register simply click on the register button below …

Register

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5 things you need to know about the BA in February

        By Janiva Toler   1.  Christian Science Nursing Youth Service Corps The Benevolent Association is so pleased to be participating in the CSNYSC with participants expected to arrive in September 2021. Applications for college students and young adults interested in serving in the CSNYSC are due August 1, 2021. Here’s the […]

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By Janiva Toler

 

1.  Christian Science Nursing Youth Service Corps

The Benevolent Association is so pleased to be participating in the CSNYSC with participants expected to arrive in September 2021. Applications for college students and young adults interested in serving in the CSNYSC are due August 1, 2021. Here’s the link for the participant application form.

 

 2.  Longyear Museum – a good neighbor

It’s no secret that we get lots of snow and cold weather in Boston. It keeps our Facilities Department busy around the clock in the winter months, shoveling, salting, and eliminating ice dams. For those of you not familiar with ice dams on roofs, an ice dam is the result of snow that has melted and then refrozen at the edge of the roof. As additional snow melts, runs down, and refreezes, the layer of ice continues to build, creating a literal dam—a barrier that prevents water from running off the roof. Last week we borrowed Longyear’s ice dam melter to remove some of the worst ice dams on our roofs. Great to have a good neighbor like Longyear Museum right down the street. In addition to removing the ice dams, we are working on solutions for our roofs that will eliminate them altogether.

 

3. Heart-shaped ravioli for Valentine’s Day

Chef Mark worked his magic again for Valentine’s Day dining. Special touches included heart-shaped ravioli, macarons, and heart-shaped ice cream. The Residential Team added dozens of red balloons, cards, and candy for a festive celebration. [logan has a short iphoto video that maybe you could take a photo from or have a 1-2 second video] Here is Chef Mark’s recipe for Heart-shaped Four Cheese Ravioli.

 

4.  Christian Science Nurses Training Event – March 16

Save the date for our Christian Science Nurses Training on-line Event on March 16th at 7:30 p.m. eastern. It’s a 45 minute look into Christian Science nurses’ training. You’ll hear from Christian Science nurses, find out more about the classes and curriculum, have a short tour of the training facilities, and time for Q&A. Our next CSNA I (Introductory Christian Science Nursing Arts) class begins August 10, 2021 and is a 10-week course.

 

5.  Christian Science Provider Network shout out

A big shout-out to the CSPN for their ongoing work in helping secure Christian Science benefits in healthcare plans, especially Medicare Advantage. CSPN is a provider network of Christian Science nursing institutions, and the BA is a member. They are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation originally established by the Christian Science Board of Directors and created to assist Christian Science providers in becoming in-network providers for health plans that have a Christian Science benefit. This past year CSPN has been working with the Christian Science Committee on Publication’s Government Relations Counsel and its Federal Office in Washington, DC with a focus on securing Christian Science benefits in Medicare Advantage plans.

 

AND

I’m re-reading this month– The Greatest Thing in the World by Henry Drummond

I’m listening toAlone at School –by Emma Kieran Schaefer on the TMCYouthChannel

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Virtual info session about Christian Science nursing

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18th at 7:30 CST/ 8:30 EST   Attend this 30 minute info session hosted by Chestnut Hill Benevolent Association to find out more about the healing ministry of Christian Science nursing.  Specifically designed for college students and recent graduates (although all are welcome), this session will give you a brief history of Christian […]

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CSN Virtual Meeting

Register

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18th
at 7:30 CST/ 8:30 EST

 

Attend this 30 minute info session hosted by Chestnut Hill Benevolent Association to find out more about the healing ministry of Christian Science nursing.  Specifically designed for college students and recent graduates (although all are welcome), this session will give you a brief history of Christian Science nursing within our Church and a look into the current training program offered by the BA. 

 

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Is this healing ministry right for you? (podcast)

Robyn Liebenrood talks about a “calling to this ministry…” of Christian Science nursing. Is it your calling? This interview with Robyn Liebenrood is from 2013, and it is as meaningful as ever.  Click the play button below to hear the interview. Robyn is Assistant Director of the BA’s Christian Science Nursing Arts Training School. Robyn […]

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Robyn Liebenrood talks about a “calling to this ministry…” of Christian Science nursing.

Is it your calling?

This interview with Robyn Liebenrood is from 2013, and it is as meaningful as ever. 

Click the play button below to hear the interview. Robyn is Assistant Director of the BA’s Christian Science Nursing Arts Training School.


Robyn talks about the many types of individuals who apply to the Christian Science Nurses Training School, the difference between the role of a Christian Science nurse and a Christian Science practitioner, and how someone can decide if the healing ministry of Christian Science nursing is right for them. 

Nurses Training

Contact us for more information about the Christian Science Nurses Training School and for applications.

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