Christian Science Nursing Care Workshops
“A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves…”.
These few simple words begin the story of the Good Samaritan in the New Testament. This story, or parable, told by Christ Jesus, describes the actions of a Samaritan man who, in his travels, took care of the man who fell among thieves. While others had just passed by, the Samaritan, with Christlike compassion, bound the man’s wounds and brought him to an inn to recover. At the conclusion of the story, Jesus commands everyone to, “go and do likewise.” (Luke 10:25-35) A reading of the entire story impresses upon us the importance of caring for our neighbor, our brother and sister, our enemy, and our friends… anyone who has fallen by the wayside or who has come under attack from disease or injury. It speaks of selfless giving, practical care, and tender encouragement. The story points out that the law of God is to “…love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind…” and to “love your neighbor as thyself.” This is the keynote of Christian Science nursing as well as our workshops and programs.
The Spiritual Dimension of Care Workshop
This one day workshop takes a deep dive into the nature of nursing—from a Christian Science perspective. What is it? Where and when does it happen? Who does it? In this workshop participants will learn the history of Christian Science nursing and about Mary Baker Eddy’s vision for this healing activity. Participants will also explore the Bible account of the Good Samaritan as well as excerpts from Mrs. Eddy’s books, Christ and Christmas and the Church Manual of The First Church of Christ, Scientist. The format of this workshop is open and relaxed, allowing for a free exchange of ideas and sharing of experiences.
The Good Samaritan Workshop
Taking the Spiritual Dimension of Care a little further, the Good Samaritan Workshop adds a practical side to care. HOW do we care for others both physically and metaphysically? This workshop covers proper lifting techniques and the use of temporary aids. It addresses communication with those needing care as well as with their family members, neighbors, and public officials. While we recommend that participants first attend the Spiritual Dimension of Care workshop, this workshop is open to everyone. All of our workshops are conducted at the site of the organization requesting the workshop. The workshops are open to those interested in gaining a better understanding of the Christlike touch and the practical means necessary to care for someone. At this time, they are a gift from Canterbury Crest—with no financial attachment. Please contact us for more information and to schedule a workshop in your area.