Christian Science Senior Activities at Daystar
Support for spiritual activities has a high priority at Daystar Retirement Village. It has long been home to a community of Christian Scientists who enjoy a program of daily activities designed to support the ongoing practice of Christian Science, including:
- Computer and internet access to the Weekly Bible Lesson as well as other online study resources.
- Bible Lesson Reading, Monday through Friday, from 9:15 – 9:50 a.m.
- A Christian Science sharing meeting on Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. Here, residents can listen to a live web chat and the “daily lift” as well as share testimonies of Christian Science healing.
- A weekly Bible Study on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m.
- A Christian Science Wednesday meeting at 9:50 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
- Wednesday Webcast of the Testimony Meeting at the First Church of Christ Scientist, Boston.
- Van service to Sunday church services at local Christian Science branch churches.
- Van service to Christian Science lectures being held in the greater Seattle area.
- Van service to the annual Christmas program held at an area Christian Science branch church.
- A Study Room with bound volumes of the Christian Science Sentinel and Journal, Bibles, the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, The Christian Science Monitor and other resources and study aids.
Daystar’s Affiliation with Christian Science
In the 1980’s, Monte and Diane Powell, both life-long Christian Scientists, were approached by what is now called Daystar Northwest, a nonprofit charitable organization devoted to the cause of providing housing for worthy aged Christian Scientists, to see if Monte and Diane could assist in the development of a senior housing project to help them fulfill their cause. The result is Daystar Retirement Village, a senior living facility open to all faiths, rooted in the principles of Christian Science. About 5-10% of Daystar’s residents attend our weekly Christian Science meetings and activities.
Finding a place that you can call home, but also sharing ideas with other Christian Scientists, can be a wonderful experience as you continue to get closer to God. Here at Daystar, you can come live with other Christian Scientists, share ideas, and participate in Bible study groups. We also provide transportation to the local Christian Science church as well as to Christian Science lectures.
The mission of Daystar Northwest Foundation is to promote and sustain a vibrant and caring community of Christian Scientists at Daystar Retirement Village and other communities.
For questions on Christian Science support for residents at Daystar Retirement Village, or to become a volunteer Reader, please call Jack Caldwell, our Christian Science consultant at 206-937-6122.
What Our Residents Say
“It is so comforting to have a place to study in quiet without distractions! And I can go to the onsite Christian Science Study Room for literature I may not have and to Christian Science meetings provided for thought-provoking ideas. Also, transportation to Church is lovingly provided by Daystar."
"Computers are provided for use by all residents, and with internet access to news outlets (including The Christian Science Monitor) for moment-to-moment and in-depth news.“
“I'm so grateful to be at Daystar. It gets me out with other people that think like I do instead of sitting in my room. I especially appreciate the town hall and activity meetings. Daystar has accommodated us by taking us to the Bellevue 1st Church Hymn Sing and Sunrise Haven Meeting. Daystar provides activities that I want to share with friends because I know they will enjoy them too. My friends and I have enjoyed being involved with activities such as the Mother Church Annual Meeting viewed live on the big screen.”
“I find the daily Bible Lesson readings and the Mother Church Live Web Chats and Wednesday Live Web Testimony Meetings meaningful.”
“I like the way activities at Daystar have broadened my horizons by making me more aware of the greater world out there. We do focused prayer about the needs at Daystar and beyond. We sometimes don't realize how isolated one can become living on their own.”