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Church in the neighborhood

Where does the church fit into the struggle against such evils as racial prejudice, drug abuse, job discrimination, and the tragic lack of communication among people? Should the church confine itself to theology and sermons, or should it assume a prime activist role in the much-needed revolution against the troubles in our world? Remembering that charity begins at home, some of us in our local church considered the question of church involvement in the context of our personal experience. We began to voice our concern for the physical needs of our church neighborhood.

Ready for school

You have a new box of crayons and some pencils and paper. You want to know more about your new teacher and your new classmates.

More than a chance discovery

Thirty-seven years ago the doctors gave me no hope that I would survive. I was married with two small children.

Freedom from age limits

When I was a member of the track and field team in high school, I competed in the shot put event. People who don’t know much about the shot put tend to have an image of some big guys throwing around an iron ball.

Valuing a higher concept of man

Recently I was watching some of Frank Capra’s classic film, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.

Decisions and divine control

Preceding one of the most infamous decisions against human rights in recorded history, Pilate asked Christ Jesus if he was fully aware of the impact of the decision that Pilate was going to make. Pilate said, “Don’t you realize I have power either to free you or to crucify you?” Jesus answered, “You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above” (John 19:10, 11, New International Version).

On the web

Christian Science Sentinel Healing of a grudge—possible through prayer by Karyn Mandan “Our divine Father-Mother was embracing everyone—His infinite spiritual ideas, which express Him—in a universal family of love. ” for more, visit:  sentinel.

Rise above political polarization

How do we bridge the political divide? The April 26 online Monitor’ s View titled “ Take fearmongering out of US politics ” (CSMonitor. com) proposes that removing alarmist rhetoric from election campaigns is a key step in fostering constructive, collaborative discourse between parties.

Joy and the little mouse

Joy was in the youngest class at Sunday School. She was always so happy when it was Sunday because she loved to learn more about God.

A transformative first healing

One day, many years ago, I was working in a music store when I started having the symptoms of the flu. My husband and I had recently made friends with a couple who were Christian Scientists, and we had begun attending a local branch Church of Christ, Scientist.