Christian Science Sentinel – Black and white? Or brothers?

The Christian Science Sentinel recently re-posted an article written in 2018 titled, Black and white? Or brothers? It regards the topic of race between two college roommates: It was my first week in college in the United States, and I didn’t understand what was going on with my roommate. At first I’d been friendly, but he […]

Black And White? Or Brothers?The Christian Science Sentinel recently re-posted an article written in 2018 titled, Black and white? Or brothers? It regards the topic of race between two college roommates:

It was my first week in college in the United States, and I didn’t understand what was going on with my roommate. At first I’d been friendly, but he wasn’t very responsive. So I backed off—thinking he needed his space. However, I soon noticed that, while he didn’t seem to want to talk to me, outside of our room he was friendly with others.

I had never been in a situation like this before—of being around someone, having to live with someone, who was pretending I didn’t exist. The atmosphere in our room was tense, and in our limited interactions he was always unfriendly and impolite…

 

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Important Info About Important Online Gatherings

  In accordance with directives and requests of applicable state and local authorities, in-person Sunday services, Sunday School, and Wednesday meetings will be put on hold until further notice. Arrangements have been made for audio access for anyone who wishes to attend Sunday services and Wednesday meetings remotely.  These are complete services and meetings, including […]

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In accordance with directives and requests of applicable state and local authorities, in-person Sunday services, Sunday School, and Wednesday meetings will be put on hold until further notice. Arrangements have been made for audio access for anyone who wishes to attend Sunday services and Wednesday meetings remotely.  These are complete services and meetings, including readings, music, hymns, solos on Sundays, and testimonies on Wednesdays.

  • The music begins at 10:25 am for Sunday Services and at 7:25 pm for the Wednesday evening meetings.
  • To join the services and meetings from your computer, tablet or smartphone, go to https://us04web.zoom.us/j/102531109, Meeting ID: 102 531 109. You may also dial in using your phone.  Call +1 346 248 7799, enter the Meeting ID 102 531 109, and follow the prompts.  If you are using a landline, please note this is not a toll-free call.
  • When you call or log in, please remember to mute the sound on your device and keep it muted unless you wish to give a testimony on Wednesday.  If you have a video camera on your device, you should also turn it off or cover it.
  • For privacy reasons, we request that no recordings be made of the Sunday services and Wednesday meetings.
    • If you wish to receive weekly emails with the Sunday Bulletin (containing hymn numbers and words to the solo) and with the Wednesday evening meeting topics, hymn numbers, and readings, please contact the Clerk (Linda Miller) at 214-526-7783 (messages only) or clerk@thirdchurchdallas.org.
    • Hymnals will be available to borrow from the Reading Room.  You can make arrangements with the Reading Room Librarian.
    • Sunday collection will still be accepted via mail and online through Paypal.
    • No in-person Sunday School will be held, but teachers will be in touch with their Sunday School classes.

Christian Science Monitor – Never without our compass

Ralph W. Emerson published an article on the Christian Science Monitor website today under A Christian Science Perspective. The article is titled Never without our compass and gives a perspective of Christ as our magnetic north: In life we so often find ourselves in need of guidance and direction. But above the waves of fear […]

Never Without Our CompassRalph W. Emerson published an article on the Christian Science Monitor website today under A Christian Science Perspective. The article is titled Never without our compass and gives a perspective of Christ as our magnetic north:

In life we so often find ourselves in need of guidance and direction. But above the waves of fear or pain or grief that we may face at one time or another, we can hear the Christ speaking – guiding, healing, and bringing us peace…

To view this full article on https://www.csmonitor.com, please click here.

 

Welcome Dr. Joseph Ritter, ABF’s New CEO

Today we warmly welcome Dr. Joseph Ritter as The Albert Baker Fund’s (ABF) new Chief Executive Officer. Dr Ritter begins work immediately with us from his home office in Bemidji, Minnesota. He’ll be relocating with his family to Northern California as soon as current travel restrictions allow. In the meantime, Dr. Witter is already well-oriented […]

Today we warmly welcome Dr. Joseph Ritter as The Albert Baker Fund’s (ABF) new Chief Executive Officer. Dr Ritter begins work immediately with us from his home office in Bemidji, Minnesota. He’ll be relocating with his family to Northern California as soon as current travel restrictions allow.

In the meantime, Dr. Witter is already well-oriented to ABF and its day-to-day operations. For the past several months he has attended weekly staff meetings, participated in project planning and budgeting, attended our April Quarterly Board meting, and met individually with each member of our team.

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You can get to know more about Dr. Ritter this Friday, June 5, at 3 pm, when he shares his thoughts on the future of higher education as part of ABF’s Net Effect Career Conversations series. Register here!

Dr. Ritter is an accomplished college educator and administrator with extensive experience developing innovative programs and services for students. He is well-known to theChristian Science community through his 23-year career at Principia College, where he held a variety of positions, from Professor of Chemistry to Provost, and Dean of Academics. Most recently he was Founding Dean of the College of Individual and Community Health at Bemidji State University (BSU) in northern Minnesota. There he lead a team of faculty from eight separate academic departments in designing and building a new college that prepares students for careers such as community health, criminal justice, elementary education, psychology, and social work.

“I am excited to serve as Chief Executive Officer of The Albert Baker Fund,” Ritter says. “I am drawn to the vision and mission of The Albert Baker Fund, which includes realizing ‘unlimited possibilities’ and serving ‘the Cause of Christian Science and humanity.’ Having seen the benefits others experienced as a result of the generosity of The Albert Baker Fund, including my own children, I cherish the opportunity to have a significant positive impact on the worldwide, inclusive Christian Science movement by supporting education and career objectives.”

Dr. Ritter earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Delaware; and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware. He began his professional career as a Research Engineer and Senior Process Control Engineer with Amoco Oil Company Whiting Refinery in Whiting, Indiana, before moving to academia.

“With the addition of Dr. Ritter as our new CEO, we are well poised for future inspired growth. Joe brings a wealth of experience, and a depth of understanding of the needs of students of all generations.  He has a proven track record of innovation, collaboration, and positive results. We are excited to officially welcome him to The Albert Baker Fund today,” said Daniel Herbert, Chair of the Albert Baker Fund Board of Trustees.

Dr. Ritter and his wife Janice have five children, the two youngest about to enter college at the University of Minnesota.

A Farewell Message from CEO Alan Bashor

  As today, June 1, is the last day in my role as CEO for The Albert Baker Fund, I’d like to thank you all for the opportunity you have given me to serve you for the past 11-1/2 years. I am so thankful for the ways we have applied our spirit and resources to […]

 

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Alan Bashor, ABF CEO from 2008-2020

As today, June 1, is the last day in my role as CEO for The Albert Baker Fund, I’d like to thank you all for the opportunity you have given me to serve you for the past 11-1/2 years.

I am so thankful for the ways we have applied our spirit and resources to help our fellow Christian Scientists! I will rejoice forever, knowing that while I was here with you, we saw how the individuals ABF has touched around the world are helping and healing others. I have learned from you to trust God to point out the way.

And what a privilege it has been to see His mercy lead us along. For me, the sustaining value of ABF, will always reside in the inspired lives of the dear ones we have encouraged and supported on their education and career journey.

Being a part of this organization with you has been a great honor and privilege. Thank you!

Tomorrow we warmly welcome, Dr. Joseph Ritter as our new CEO. I so appreciate the way Dr. Ritter has already familiarized himself with our day-to-day work by attending staff meetings, being a part of project planning, and meeting individually with each member of our team (virtually). It’s going to be a very smooth transition and I know he can’t wait to get started! Please feel free to send him a welcome message at joe.ritter@albertbakerfund.org

In the meantime, you can continue to reach me for the next few months at alan.bashor@albertbakerfund.org, and after that, at bashorar48@gmail.com.

Thank you for all you have done to support The Albert Baker Fund!

 

 

 

Video – Gratitude: The Short Film by Louie Schwartzberg

To make your day even brighter, check out this inspiring video titled Gratitude: The Short Film by Louie Schwartzberg.

To make your day even brighter, check out this inspiring video titled Gratitude: The Short Film by Louie Schwartzberg.

Christian Science Sentinel – God’s Universe, No Fear There!

The Christian Science Sentinel recently re-posted an article written by John Detch in 2009 titled, God’s Universe, No Fear There! It regards the topic of fear – a topic that has become more relevant these days: Many of us face times when fear tries to take over. But I’ve found that no matter how serious […]

FearThe Christian Science Sentinel recently re-posted an article written by John Detch in 2009 titled, God’s Universe, No Fear There! It regards the topic of fear – a topic that has become more relevant these days:

Many of us face times when fear tries to take over. But I’ve found that no matter how serious the circumstance, God, our Father and Mother, is always available. No matter how dire a situation may seem, God’s love never fluctuates, and our love for Him and our fellow men and women actually acts as a powerful force, shielding us from harm…

 

To view the article in full on https://sentinel.christianscience.com,

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Healing 101 Web Lecture — Defusing Teen Stress

Healing 101 is hosting a live webinar on May 4, 2020 at 7:30 PST.  The title of the lecture is Defusing Teen Stress: Navigating Tough Times and Finding Healing.   This lecture will address the topic of stress, depression, suicide, and other major challenges faced by the youth of today.   Click Here to Register […]

Teen StressHealing 101 is hosting a live webinar on May 4, 2020 at 7:30 PST.  The title of the lecture is Defusing Teen Stress: Navigating Tough Times and Finding Healing.

 

This lecture will address the topic of stress, depression, suicide, and other major challenges faced by the youth of today.

 

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