- Donate money by sending checks to CSCIS in OR, PO Box 1233, Wilsonville OR 97070
- Donate time by serving in one of the following positions:
Executive Committee member (application on this page)
Church representative (no application)
Volunteer Chaplain or Chaplain's Assistant (application on this page)
We'd love to have you join our team.
WE NEED TWO or THREE more EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS! Sept 2017
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS ACROSS THE STATE
We'd love to have you join our team. Below is a description of the various positions included in our activities.
The Executive Committee is responsible for the day-to-day administration and oversite of the activities of the Committee on behalf of all member branches. The committee consists of five members and meets once a quarter. An application is below. Please join us!
Representatives are appointed by their member branch (Christian Science church or society in Oregon), and make regular reports at business meetings to inform their members about Institutional Services Committee work and outreach. They also serve as the Committee's point person by notifying their church when an inmate is released and wants to continue his study of Christian Science. This may include arranging for rides to church, or the Reading Room and lectures through church members. The branch church representative works closely with the chaplain or volunteer who was working with the inmate while incarcerated.
The member branch simply sends a letter or email to the IS Secretary noting the name and contact name of the representative and they will be invited to quarterly meetings etc.
Chaplains are class-taught (a 12-day class instruction course in spiritual healing from an authorized Christian Science teacher) students of Christian Science who have demonstrated an ability to heal, and who can present its teachings compassionately to those inquiring about Christian Science. They serve as practitioners, conduct church services, meet on a one-to-one basis with inmates and give prayerful treatment when it is requested. Chaplains must be members of The Mother Church and a branch church or society that is a member of this committee.
Assistant Chaplains must be members of The Mother Church and a branch church or society that is a member of this committee. Any other qualifications are left to the discretion of the Executive Committee. They may hand out literature and/or assist the chaplains in church services or Sunday School teaching.
Applications for these positions are below.
Still have questions about our work, or any of the positions listed above? Contact the Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org or PO Box 1233, Wilsonville OR 97070