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: Family Easter Camp in Australia
DB Outreach: Family Easter Camp in Australia @ Wombat Corner Outdoor Centre
Mar 30 – Apr 2 all-day
Adventure Unlimited Australia REGISTER HERE: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=330915 Youth and Family Activities in a Christian Science AtmosphereFriday, March 30 to Monday, April 2 2018 Note: this Trybooking page has been set up to take the bookings and the DEPOSIT only. A $50 … Continued
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Adventure Unlimited Gathering – South Carolina 4:30 pm
Adventure Unlimited Gathering – South Carolina @ First Church of Christ, Scientist
Apr 7 @ 4:30 pm
Join DiscoveryBound and the A/U Ranches for some fun and games, and learn about our programs for all ages. Plus, enjoy a pizza dinner and meet other Christian Scientists. RSVP (for pizza) and Questions: Download & Share the Flyer
DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Saturday Eat Out 5:30 pm
DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Saturday Eat Out @ Queen Sheba's Ethiopian Restaurant
Apr 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for dinner at Queen Sheba’s Ethiopian Restaurant. Please RSVP to Sharon Hansen and to find out more details about time, directions, cost, etc.
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DB Outreach: Chapter Worker/Volunteer Webinar – 2 sessions 6:00 pm
DB Outreach: Chapter Worker/Volunteer Webinar – 2 sessions
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Please join us for our spring DiscoveryBound (DB) Outreach webinar and conference call on Tuesday, April 10th.  You can choose from the following times: 1st Session – 5:00pm (PT), 6:00pm (MT), 7:00pm (CT), 8:00pm (ET) 2nd Session – 7:00pm (PT), … Continued
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DB Outreach: Jetty Park Family Camping/Kayaking at Cape Canaveral, FL
DB Outreach: Jetty Park Family Camping/Kayaking at Cape Canaveral, FL @ Jetty Park
Apr 13 – Apr 15 all-day
Come Join Florida DB Chapters for a weekend of fun, sun, and inspiration! This popular family event held at the Jetty Park beach and campground in Cape Canaveral, Florida include a 2-night/3day campout along the white sandy ocean front and … Continued
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DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Buttermilk Bend Hike 9:00 am
DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Buttermilk Bend Hike @ Meet at 1st Church of Christ, Scientist, Sacramento
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Join us for the Buttermilk Bend Hike, located in South Yuba near Grass Valley. Please RSVP to Jim Wright and to find out more details regarding time, directions, what to bring, etc.
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DB Outreach: Boston Picnic Potluck for 20’s/30’s 12:00 pm
DB Outreach: Boston Picnic Potluck for 20’s/30’s
Apr 17 @ 12:00 pm
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DB Outreach: Teen Spring Weekend – Atlanta, GA 7:00 pm
DB Outreach: Teen Spring Weekend – Atlanta, GA @ Stone Mountain
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm
Deadline has been extended to Monday, April 23,  2018 Come join us for a Spring Teen Weekend in Atlanta, Georgia! The weekend is for 7-12th grade Christian Scientists and their friends of all faiths.  We will be staying at Stone … Continued
DB Outreach: Teen Spring Weekend – Santa Monica, CA 7:30 pm
DB Outreach: Teen Spring Weekend – Santa Monica, CA @ Hostelling International - Santa Monica, CA
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm
Come join us for a Spring Teen Weekend in Santa Monica, CA! This weekend is for 7-12th grade Christian Scientists and their friends of all faiths. We will be playing on the beach and enjoying the games and rides on … Continued
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DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Midtown Sac Mural Tour and Rick’s Dessert Diner 9:00 am
DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Midtown Sac Mural Tour and Rick’s Dessert Diner @ Meet at 1st Church of Christ, Scientist, Sacramento
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Join us for a Midtown Sac Mural tour and a trip to Rick’s Dessert Diner. Please RSVP to Marini Ballard and to find out more details regarding time, directions, cost, etc.
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