Fellowship of Former Christian Scientists, Dr. Linda Kramer’s Talk

This is a fascinating talk by Dr. Linda Kramer, author of Perfect Peril: Christian Science and Mind Control — I have not read it, but it is on my list.

Content warning: Dr. Kramer has “found Jesus” so there are strong, recurrent themes of Christianity in the first 20 minutes.

Around the 20 minute mark, Dr. Kramer embarks on an interesting analysis of Christian Science as a cult, as well as a discussion of the mythos that has grown around Christian Science and Ms. Eddy’s early years (the fall on the ice, animal magnetism, sacred science).

FFCS Conf 14080102 Kramer Linda S PhD Journey Book Ministry – http://youtu.be/KK_zRnRWlgI

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“Being Known” – Fellowship of Former Christian Scientists (FFCS) Conference

This is a follow-up to the previous post about the FFCS Confrence.


So often we feel alone as former Christian Scientists. Now is a time for “Being Known.” We hope you can join us for the first Fellowship of Former Christian Scientists (FFCS) Conference on Aug 1st and 2nd. Please spread the word to other former CS, too. Fill out the attached registration form and send it in today! Early registration ends next week on July 18th.

Come make connections with other former CS and share your testimony, if you want. Come celebrate our freedom from CS and our new faith in Christ, recognize the pain from our past in CS, and learn about some tools for recovery as we reconcile and reach out.

FFCS Conference 2014 Schedule: All events will be held at Grace and Peace Fellowship (5574 Delmar St. Louis, MO 63112). All meals during the conference are included in the conference fee.

Friday: Aug. 1st
4PM-5PM Registration and fellowship
5PM-6PM Welcome and opening worship with John Andrews preaching on “Celebration”
6PM-9PM Dinner and sharing our stories

Saturday: Aug. 2nd
8AM-9AM Continental Breakfast and fellowship
9AM-9:30AM Worship
9:30AM-11AM “From Peril to Peace: a journey, a book, and a ministry” with Dr. Linda F. Kramer
11:15AM-12PM Intro to the FFCS with Katherine Beim-Esche and Remington Vickers
12PM-1:30PM Lunch and fellowship
1:30PM-2:45PM “Reconcile: God and Man” with Rev. Aaron Turner
3PM-4:15PM “Relational Evangelism: Tools to Reach Out” with Prof. Mark Ryan
4:15PM-4:30PM Closing and Farewell

Saturday dinner on your own. (We’ll have a group going out together if you’re interested.) You are welcome to join us for worship at Grace and Peace Fellowship on Sunday, Aug. 3rd from 10:30AM-12PM as well.

If you are coming from out of town we’d love to help as much as possible. Please see the attached information about local hotels.

Also, would you prayerfully consider partnering with the FFCS ministry financially? We are raising support to continue this work God has called us to of reaching out to, equipping, and evangelizing to former and current CS. For more information or to make a tax deductible donation to Remington Vickers go here https://www.globalservicenet.org/giving/50614002 or for Katherine (Katie) Beim-Esche go here: https://www.globalservicenet.org/giving/50714001


Katherine (Katie) Beim-Esche and Remington Vickers
FFCS Conference Organizers

Fellowship of Former Christian Scientists FFCS Conference 2014

Screen Shot 2014-06-19 at 8.32.23 PMWho: Former Christian Scientists, now Christians, who are seeking community and resources for recovery and outreach.

Where: Grace and Peace Fellowship, 5574 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63112.

When: Friday evening, Aug. 1st and all day Saturday, Aug 2nd. We would also love to have you join us for Sunday worship at 10:30am.

Price: $70 for pre-registration on or before July 18th (includes Fri. dinner, Sat. breakfast and Sat. lunch). Registrations after July 18

For more info please contact Katie Beim-Esche at ffcsministry@gmail.com

download the flyer here: FFCS 2014 Conference Flyer