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:
- Reading the booklet, “Engaging with The Christian Science Monitor” (a collection of articles from the Christian Science Sentinel and Journal)
- Interviewing two adult Christian Scientists about how they pray for the world
- 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:
A/U Ranches Gathering
Adventure Unlimited Gathering 12:00 pm
Adventure Unlimited Gathering @ Reading Room | 5th Church of Christ, Scientist, Indianapolis, IN
Feb 4 @ 12:00 pm
Adventure Unlimited Gathering at 5th Church Reading Room, Indianapolis.
Adventure Unlimited Gathering – Indianapolis 12:00 pm
A/U Ranches Gathering
DB Outreach: Southern OR Chapter – Chop and Fix for Brunch of Love 9:00 am
DB Outreach: Southern OR Chapter – Chop and Fix for Brunch of Love @ Loree Arthur's house in Grants Pass
Feb 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Come help us prep for the Brunch of Love on Sunday, February 11. Please RSVP to Loree Arthur and to find out more details regarding time, directions and how you can help!
DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Dinner and Pinochle 5:30 pm
DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Dinner and Pinochle
Feb 10 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for a game night at Sharon Hansen’s house in Sacramento! Please contact Linda to RSVP and for details on time, directions, etc. We look forward to seeing you!
DB Outreach: Southern OR Chapter – Brunch of Love 11:30 am
DB Outreach: Southern OR Chapter – Brunch of Love @ Loree Arthur's house in Grants Pass
Feb 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Join us for the Brunch of Love in Grants Pass. Please RSVP to Loree Arthur and to find out more details regarding directions, etc.
A/U Ranches Gathering 12:00 pm
A/U Ranches Gathering @ San Francisco, CA
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm
A/U Ranches Gathering at Arden Wood
A/U Ranches Gathering 5:00 pm
DB NLC: All Class Retreat 2018
DB NLC: All Class Retreat 2018 @ A/U Ranches
Feb 16 – Feb 19 all-day
NLC All Class Retreat 2018 Living Generously You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” And God will generously … Continued
A/U Ranches Gathering – Tempe, AZ 11:15 am
A/U Ranches Gathering – Tempe, AZ @ First Church of Christ, Scientist
Feb 18 @ 11:15 am
Everyone is invited to a Pizza lunch with the A/U Ranches. Learn about our programs for youth, adults and families from Linda Clarke. Plus, enjoy the Lachlan Clarke’s presentation “1,000 Miles of Prayer” about his experiences as an Iditarod dogsled … Continued
DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Meeks Creek Snowshoe Hike in Sierras 9:00 am
DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Meeks Creek Snowshoe Hike in Sierras @ Meet at 1st Church of Christ, Scientist, Sacramento
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Join us for a snowshoe hike in the Sierras. Please RSVP to Sandy Graham and to find out more details about the activity.