Newsletters & Talks

We hope you enjoy reading about the progress our residents are making, as well as news about our organization. If you would like to receive paper copies of our newsletters or talks, please register on the CONTACT US page.

2018 Fall Newsletter

2018 Spring Newsletter

                   2017 Fall Newsletter

         2017 Spring Newsletter    

2016 Fall Newsletter

2016 Spring Newsletter

2015 Fall Newsletter

2015 Spring Newsletter

2014 Fall Newsletter

2014 Spring Newsletter

2013 Fall Newsletter

2013 Spring Newsletter


We are also pleased to share the talks given by guest speakers at our Annual Meetings.

Kathleen Moyer – 2018 Annual Meeting Speaker
“Man’s identity – ‘hid with Christ in God'” 

Kathleen Moyer loves working with people of all ages and inspiring a sense of true manhood and womanhood.  Her early career centered around character education and youth development as she served as the girls Camp Director at Camps Leelanau and Kohahna for Christian Scientists in Maple City, MI.  She also enjoyed running adult programs at the camps. After her camp directing career, Kathleen went into the fulltime public practice of Christian Science, and she continues to serve as a Christian Science practitioner.

2018 “Man’s identity – ‘hid with Christ in God'” by Kathleen Moyer

Elizabeth Schwartz – 2018 Christian Science Nursing in Your Home and Community Seminar Speaker – “Demonstrating Your Inner Stillness”

As a Principia graduate, Elizabeth Schwartz embarked on a career in Christian Science Nursing. After graduating from Christian Science Nurses Training, Elizabeth began working as a Visiting Nurse on San Francisco’s Peninsula.  Three years later, she assumed the role of the Director of Nurses at Twelveacres from 1980-1983.   This was followed by serving several more years as a Visiting Nurse Substitute.

In 2005, Elizabeth became a Journal-listed Christian Science practitioner while raising a family with her husband, Peter.  They have two grown children now, Peter and Sally.  Her support for Christian Science nursing has always continued, most notably serving for nine years as a Board Member of Fern Lodge, Christian Science nursing facility in Castro Valley, California.  After this event in December 2018, it was wonderful news to see her listing as a Christian Science teacher.  She and her husband enjoy living in northern California.

2018 – “Demonstrating Your Inner Stillness” by Elizabeth Schwartz

Madelon Maupin – 2017 Annual Meeting Speaker –  “Psalms: Prayers for Healing” .

Madelon Maupin combines a strong business career with a love of spiritual principles and enjoys sharing those with a variety of audiences. Although her academic training is in Biblical studies (both undergraduate and graduate), her goal is to help others identify spiritual guidelines for their own lives in the middle of extremely demanding schedules as spouses, parents, employees and business owners.

Madelon holds a Masters from San Francisco Theological Seminary, serves as a faculty member of “Higher Ground,” and is active in leading two Bible Study groups. Madelon is a frequent contributor to her churches’ international magazines, having had some 35 articles published over the past 20 years on topics such as bringing spirituality to one’s business life.

She enjoys serving on the Board of Trustees for Adventure Unlimited (having completed a 5 year term as Chairman), andhas recently completed a term as Trustee at the Crisler Library in Ephesos, Turkey. Madelon lives in Newport Beach, California, with her husband, George S. Birdsong, Jr.

2017 “Psalms: Prayers for Healing” by Madelon  Maupin 

Michael Mooslin – 2016 Annual Meeting Speaker – “The Suspension of Disbelief”

Michael Mooslin has been an active supporter of several Christian Science nursing facilities for many years, serving as a board member and inspirational speaker. Early in his professional career he hired developmentally disabled employees, including spearheading a new training facility to transition them into mainstream jobs. His persistent and compassionate advocacy work led Congress to implement a change in the law, which improved employment opportunities for those with developmental disabilities.  Michael is currently Chief Operating Officer and President of Color Me Mine Enterprises, and was previously president of several restaurant and franchise consulting companies.       

                   2016 “The Suspension of Disbelief” by Michael Mooslin

2015 “Cups of Cold Water (Matt: 10:42) … and Twelveacres” by Christine Irby Williams

2012 “God Is Speaking – Are We Listening?” by Jill Grimes, CS

2011 “In My Father’s House Are Many Mansions” by Susan Breuer, CS

2009 “Give me, O Lord, an Understanding Heart” by Jan Holden, CS