NLC Student’s Winning “Monitor Passport Prize” Essay

As part of the National Leadership Council (NLC) fourth-year curriculum on Global Perspectives, students put into practice the benefits of working with The Christian Science Monitor to better understand the world and how to pray about its challenges. “This curriculum is intended to encourage the senior class to develop their metaphysical muscle,” says Chuck Stocking, whose informal group, Friends of The Christian Science Monitor, helped to create the curriculum in the NLC program’s early years.

The project involves three parts:

  1. Reading the booklet, “Engaging with The Christian Science Monitor” (a collection of articles from the Christian Science Sentinel and Journal)
  2. Interviewing two adult Christian Scientists about how they pray for the world
  3. Reading the Monitor regularly and keeping a “Praying for the World” journal

At the end of the course, each student has the option to write an essay describing how they have used the Monitor to pray for the world, and enter it in The Monitor Passport Prize. This year the prize was won by Grace with her essay, “Undaunted by the Numbers.”

Read Grace’s winning Monitor Passport Prize essay:

2017 Winning Monitor Passport Prize Essay

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DB Outreach: Portland Chapter – Joint Christmas Sing with the Principia Club of Portland and Canterbury Crest 2:00 pm
DB Outreach: Portland Chapter – Joint Christmas Sing with the Principia Club of Portland and Canterbury Crest @ The Old Church
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Download Flyer Join the Principia Club of Portland, DiscoveryBound Portland Chapter and Canterbury Crest for a joyous, musical start to the Christmas season. Our theme for the Christmas Sing is inspired by Hymn 11. If you would like, please bring … Continued
DB Outreach: San Diego Chapter – Christmas Cookie Bake 4:00 pm
DB Outreach: San Diego Chapter – Christmas Cookie Bake
Dec 2 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
WHAT TO BRING: If possible, bring one dozen cookies to share with young Marines attending the CS Sunday School at Marine Corps Recruiting Depot in San Diego. Not a baker, then join us to make some cookies at the party! … Continued
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DB Outreach: Denver Metro Chapter – Joint Christmas sing with The Principia Club of Denver 3:00 pm
DB Outreach: Denver Metro Chapter – Joint Christmas sing with The Principia Club of Denver @ Wide Horizon
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Download Flyer The Principia Club of Denver and DiscoveryBound Denver Metro Chapter invite you, your family, and friends to our annual Christmas Sing as we jingle and mingle in celebration of the season. The afternoon will include singing and Christmas … Continued
DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Saturday Eat Out 5:30 pm
DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Saturday Eat Out @ Bamyan Palace
Dec 8 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for an Afghani dinner at Bamyan Palace in Sacramento. Please RSVP to Sharon Hansen and to find out more details regarding time, directions, cost, etc.
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A/U Ranches Bay Area Camp Shows with Bow Isle
A/U Ranches Bay Area Camp Shows with Bow Isle @ First Church SF
Dec 14 – Dec 16 all-day
Learn about Christian Science summer camp opportunities at both the A/U Ranches and Camp Bow-Isle!   Sunday December 16th – First Church, San Francisco (1700 Franklin Street) 11am – 12:30pm – Food will be provided along with camp presentations. Friends … Continued
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DB Outreach: Westchester County NY Chapter – Ice Skating, Hot Chocolate Smorgasbord 1:00 pm
DB Outreach: Westchester County NY Chapter – Ice Skating, Hot Chocolate Smorgasbord
Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Family Event for all Ages! Ice Skating / Christmas Sing / Hot Chocolate Smorgasboard Sunday afternoon, December 16, from 1:00 – 5:00 1:00 – 3:00 Ice skating at the Elmsford Rink ($11 to skate, $4.50 rental) 3:30 – 5:00 Christmas Sing, hot … Continued
DB Outreach: Atlanta Chapter – Join Christmas Sing with The Principia Club of Atlanta in Buckhead 2:00 pm
DB Outreach: Atlanta Chapter – Join Christmas Sing with The Principia Club of Atlanta in Buckhead @ Garden Hills Recreation Center
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Principia Club of Atlanta and DiscoveryBound Atlanta Chapter invite you, your family, and friends to our annual Christmas Sing as we jingle and mingle in celebration of the season. Starting time is at 2:00 p.m. If you would like … Continued
DB Outreach: Boston Chapter – Joint Christmas Sing with Principia Club of Boston 2:30 pm
DB Outreach: Boston Chapter – Joint Christmas Sing with Principia Club of Boston @ Longyear Museum
Dec 16 @ 2:30 pm
The Principia Club of Greater Boston and DiscoveryBound Boston Chapter invite you, your family, and friends to our annual Christmas Sing as we jingle and mingle in celebration of the season. Starting time is at 2:30 p.m. Please bring a … Continued
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DB Outreach: Southern OR Chapter – Christmas Sing in Grants Pass 11:15 am
DB Outreach: Southern OR Chapter – Christmas Sing in Grants Pass @ First Church of Christ, Scientist - Grants Pass, OR
Dec 23 @ 11:15 am – 11:45 am
Join us after church to celebrate the season with a Christmas Sing! All are welcome. If you’d like to join us for church prior to the Sing, our service begins at 10am. We look forward to seeing you!
DB Outreach: Southern OR Chapter – Christmas Sing in Medford 11:15 am
DB Outreach: Southern OR Chapter – Christmas Sing in Medford @ First Church of Christ, Scientist - Medford, OR
Dec 23 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Join us after church to celebrate the season with a Christmas Sing and potluck! All are welcome. If you’d like to join us for church prior to the Sing, our service begins at 10am. If you are staying for the … Continued
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DB Compass: 2018-2019 Group Winter Retreat – Buena Vista, CO
DB Compass: 2018-2019 Group Winter Retreat – Buena Vista, CO @ A/U Ranches
Dec 28 2018 – Jan 1 2019 all-day
There’s nothing like a winter getaway to the Rocky Mountains! Spend time together on the slopes, soaking in hot springs, sledding down an epic hill, and digging deep into Christian Science topics in front of a crackling fire. The A/U … Continued
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