July 16, 2014
To: Christian Science Church Boards, Lecture Committee Chairpersons, ACOP’s, Care & Service, HRH, CS Associations,
Annual Events Planners:
Christian Scientists in New York have been working
on a new, locally run, “tool” to aid in coordinating upcoming Christian Science lectures and other events of interest
to Christian Scientists and the public in 2014-15. It is called the “All-NY CS Lecture and Events PLANNING Calendar
for 2014/2015 (July - June).” This does not take the place of the Lecture Schedule that The Mother Church
has established, but is meant to aid in choosing potential dates for proposed lectures before they are contractually set and
to make available information on other Christian Science events.
The motivation: If planners can see what is potentially
being scheduled before they choose a specific date and speaker, it may be possible to avoid situations where there is a plethora
of lectures/events in the same month, week, or even on the same day, or vice versa, where there is a dearth of lectures/events.
This is a working calendar.
As always each church is free to set any date/speaker deemed appropriate
for its lecture and community. Everything is flexible and no one is bound by listing a proposed event on the calendar.
has nothing to do with any social media site, so those not interested in joining sites like Facebook, Twitter, etc.,
need not be concerned. How
- Your church, lecture committee chairperson or events planner will
need to open a free Google Account to access this planning calendar, if an account is not already in existence.
- The calendar will not be Public,
but may be accessed by invitation only.
- It will show detailed information about lectures/events being planned including date, title, speaker’s name,
time and venue location.
- Use the
Agenda tab to see an overall list of events. Viewing days, weeks, months is accomplished by utilizing the calendar’s
forward arrows in the different calendar modes. Clicking on an event will bring up a pop-up screen.
- Past events will remain on the calendar in order to better manage
unintended repetition of lectures.
of listings is intended to be flexible. If your potential date or any information changes before it is contractually finalized,
you may submit a change and it will be posted. If you make no changes, the posting will remain.
- Once your Google Account is open, all you need to access this new
planning calendar is a request that it be shared with you.
- Please email firstname.lastname@example.org your email address, the church you are representing, and a request to access the calendar and you will be added
to the “view only” list.
ready to add proposed information, just email the details and I will post them for you.
Since the Lecture calendar year started July 1, 2014, the calendar already lists events through December
of this year (obtained from TMC website).
If you have questions, please email me at email@example.com. I will try to offer meaningful responses, but many of you may be more knowledgeable than I.
Please bear with me on this unfolding venture and feel free to offer ways to make it more useful.
Best to you,
You are invited to listen to the Christian Science Sentinel Radio Program, presenting spiritual solutions to everyday problems,
which airs on Sunday mornings at 8:00 on station WGHQ, 920 on the AM dial.
White Plains Church:
Weekly Bible Lesson
Public Access Channel 76
Sunday at 7:30 PM