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Our discussion at the Leadership Team meeting on Tuesday night was lively and encouraging.

One agenda topic: our proposed Statement of Faith. Crafting the Statement helps us think our way through the reasons for our existence as a fellowship of Christian Scientists. The open conversation about the Statement’s wording helps us clarify motives and be alert to misguiding language. About half of us had read the message from the Christian Science Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees of The Christian Science Publishing Society, published in the January Journal; that also provided a valuable guide for our discussion. (more…)


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Tuesday evening, December 15, 7:00 – 8:30, followed by fellowship

  • Ray and Mary Lou Cesca’s house
  • 46 Mockingbird Lane
  • Oak Brook, IL 60523

If you’re interested in participating in the development and plans for CSF-MC growth, please consider joining the Leadership Team and our meeting on December 15.

The agenda for this meeting will include three roughly equal parts:

  1. How to begin our commitment to the relevance of Christian Science beyond ourselves. Assuming that the activity will take form in one of our “small groups,” meeting some time other than Sunday Gatherings, we expect to discuss the spiritual foundation for such ministry and where it is leading us. We may find our first calling in the context of service, interfaith, youth issues, learning more about our relationship with Christianity, or something we haven’t thought of yet.
  2. How to participate in our social media efforts and what we’re discussing regarding the website
  3. Further discussion about our identity, as expressed in a Statement of Faith. We have taken ideas from the previous Leadership meetings, and they are incorporated in the current rough draft. Our purpose in working with this is to identify the meaning of our Fellowship and how we relate to each other. If you plan to attend the meeting and would like to see a draft of what we have accomplished so far, please email Sandi to request a copy (sandi.justad@comcast.net).

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If you like what you’ve been hearing about the Christian Science Fellowship-Metro Chicago, and you like the idea of contributing whatever you can – then you qualify for joining the “leadership team.”

Five people from our first organizational meeting on October 8 in Oak Brook have signed on. That’s Davy Cady, Linda Kopec, Barbara Stout, Liz Vander Velde, Rob Wadleigh. We’re ready for more of you to join in.

We’re meeting again, Sunday afternoon, after our first fellowship worship meeting on November 8, at Shirley Paulson’s house, around 4:00 pm.

The focus of this meeting will be more in-depth conversation about our points of faith. The Next Generation Christian Science Fellowship from St. Louis has been using the term, “Covenant,” and we’ll discuss items along those lines. Even if you don’t think it’s the right time to join the leadership team, you’re still welcome to attend the meeting and share what you’re thinking about.

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