High Ridge House Announcement
Links of Love
June 2014
 
You're Invited ...

Annual Independence Day BBQ-Picnic
 
Saturday, June 28, 2014
3:00 - 6:00 PM
 
Friends and family are invited to share in the fun, food, and festivities, including kid's activities and water games.  There will also be a special tribute to our fabulous volunteers!
 
If attending, please contact
jrosen@highridgehouse.org
or call 718-796-4200 x-202

 
Save the Date ...

High Ridge House
Annual Meeting

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

First Church of Christ, Scientist
White Plains, NY  

Speaker:
Lona Ingwerson, CS
 
Thanks, Linda!
 
High Ridge House is so grateful that Linda Kohler is serving as the new President of The Mother Church. Linda is a former Director of Christian Science Nursing at High Ridge House and a deeply respected friend and colleague who brings over 30 years of Christian Science nursing practice to her new role.  We could not be more pleased for Linda or for our Church.
Dear ,
 
As we watched the Annual Meeting of The Mother Church this past Monday, I was struck with the focus on and the comparison between Christian Science nursing and The Christian Science Monitor.  Among the new ideas for me was the similar purposes of these two activities, both inspired and established by Mary Baker Eddy in 1908.
Christian Science Nursing and The Christian Science Monitor
 
A Joyful Comparison
 
Christian Science nursing comforts, nurtures, and cares – it nurses the individual in the highest sense of the word.  It helps the individual progress from the dream of material sense to the reality of present perfection.  The Christian Science Monitor also bears witness to the Comforter and puts on record the progress of humanity; it lifts world thought.  Worded differently, it nurses the world.   Both are examples of Mary Baker Eddy’s love and establishment of continuing care for mankind. 
 
Digging a bit further, one finds that both Christian Science nursing and The Christian Science Monitor are hands-on and practical, while also being spiritually attuned.  Both discern and respond to the immediate need.  Both are able to look beyond a picture that may seem difficult or ugly to human sense, and affirm the truth of God’s creation.  Both Christian Science nursing and The Christian Science Monitor have dedicated, trained professionals who are committed to beholding “in Science the perfect man,” as Mrs. Eddy said of Jesus.
 
Christian Science nursing and The Christian Science Monitor are clearly not the same.  They have different fields of practice and different daily responsibilities.  One is very private and the other is very public.  But underneath both there is a firm foundation of love for God and for our fellow man, plus the practical actions and ideas that lift thought and bless.
 
I am enjoying working with the inspiration that came out of this week’s Annual Meeting.  And it is clearer to me than ever before that an appreciation for Christian Science nursing strengthens our appreciation of The Christian Science Monitor, and vice versa.  What gifts we have to share with our local and global neighbors!

Sending love from High Ridge House,

Kevin Massey
Executive Director
 
P.S. If you would like to share your thoughts about the Annual Meeting, High Ridge House, or Christian Science nursing, feel free to reply to this email or send your thoughts to dialogue@highridgehouse.org.
 

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