College Summit 2012 highlights
CONNECTION. INSPIRATION. ACTION
August 31 - September 3, 2012 / Cedars Camps, Lebanon, Missouri, USA
Selected Summit Highlights
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College Summit 2012 took place at CedarS Camps during the long Labor Day weekend. High school and college students, recent grads and faculty came together to build connections and community through music, discussions, talks —and some active free time!
Some incredible spiritual thinkers and healers shared inspiration on how Christian Science supports whatever you’re doing now and in the future. We got to hang out with Christian Science lecturers, practitioners, the Christian Science Board of Directors, musicians, and most importantly, all the amazing participants! Throughout it all, we explored the connection between prayer and action and how they impact campuses and the world.
Ariana Herlinger, TMC Youth Manager, in-person activities joined the Christian Science Board of Directors in this keynote kickoff for the College Summit.
Hear a discussion on the importance of opening up dialogue with others. The Board is joined by TMC president Chet Manchester and Shirley Paulson, Head of Ecumenical Affairs. Learn how The Mother Church is connecting with other Christian churches.
Christian Science lecturers Ginny Luedeman and Chet Manchester have prayed a lot about relationships over the years. They share some of their experiences and good healing ideas in this unscripted — and frank — talk that took place at College Summit 2012.
Friday August 31 - Monday September 3, 2012
$100 for students and $150 non-students. Includes transfer to/from the St. Louis airport, 3 nights lodging, all activities and meals. (After August 24th, increase to $115 for students and $175 for non-students).
From St. Louis airport to CedarS on Friday, August 31st
When you arrive at the St. Louis airport, please head directly to the Summit volunteer at the St. Louis airport by baggage carousel one in the Main Terminal to check in for the shuttle down to Cedars.. The volunteer will be at the meeting place starting at 10am on Friday and will let you know when your ride will leave. If you are flying Southwest, you will need to take the airport shuttle from the East Terminal to the Main Terminal. Shuttles leave from Exit Door 12 every 5-10 minutes.
If there is a change in your flight schedule, please call Heather Libbe at 419-343-7870.
There will be shuttles departing from both Principia College and Principia Upper School on Friday, August 31st. You can contact Kimberly Sheasley at firstname.lastname@example.org at the College or Lisa Johnson at email@example.com at the Upper School for additional information about departure times.
From CedarS to St. Louis airport
For those leaving Sunday, buses will leave CedarS on Sunday evening at 7:30pm to head to the airport.
For those leaving on Monday, buses/cars will leave at 4am, 6am, and 9am Monday morning. Please note that the bus ride is a little over 3 hours, which means you will be arriving at St. Louis airport between 9:00am-12:00pm. Make sure that you’ll have plenty of time to catch your flight home! There will also be transportation departing at 4:00am on Monday morning.
If you need alternative transportation, please contact Chris Sheasley at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will do our best to accommodate these requests.
Driving directions from St. Louis can be found on the CedarS Camps website. CedarS will be open to summit participants starting at 2pm on Friday.
Ride-sharing: Look for rides here! Put your name on the list through the registration form. Here is more information. All ride arrangements are your responsibility. TMC Youth and TFCCS take no responsibility for any activity related to or your participation in ride-sharing.
Driving directions to Cedars Camps.
Christine Driessen is a Christian Science practitioner, teacher and lecturer who has relied on this system of healing all of her life -- as a ballet dancer, harpist, track and long distance runner, swimmer and diver, snowboarder and mother! She has found that this spiritual perspective has also strengthened her work as a French teacher at Indiana University and in … Read more
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By age 16, Ginny had moved over 20 times. She dropped out of high school and became a mother at age 17. Her dad was an abusive alcoholic. The instability, abuse, and a deep conviction that there must be more to this life than what she was taught in her early religious training caused her to question and look deeply into what this life is all about. In the … Read more
» Plain talk about love, sexuality, and relationships w/ Chet Manchester
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» Plain talk about love, sexuality, and relationships w/ Ginny Luedeman
I’ve always loved meeting new people and learning fresh and inspiring ideas. Through my study of Christian Science, I’ve found that a better understanding of God helps me connect with all kinds of people and to appreciate and enjoy the many diverse expressions of divine Soul, Life, and Love which fill the globe. It was my interest in different cultures, … Read more
Shirley Paulson’s combination of Christian Science healing practice with a master’s degree in theological studies from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary has opened the door to a number of valuable ecumenical interfaith activities. She is currently representing the Christian Science Church on an observer basis at the board of the National Council of … Read more
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