Dear Fellow Student
Once again we are in the run up to our yearly Association meeting, and I am so happy to be in touch with you about it. As you know, it is on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4th at the HILTON NATIONAL HOTEL, COBHAM, SURREY. It will begin at 9.30a.m. and finish around 4.45-5.00p.m. I know that God will be feeding us all on that day.
Association Day is the most important day of the year, because we are all meeting in obedience to our Leader’s bylaw in the Manual,
“ Associations. SECT. 6. The associations of the pupils of loyal teachers shall convene annually. “ Man 84:16
An Association consists of its members, and this includes each one of us. It is a time of special listening to God, of renewal, of inspiration and rededication. I know you will let nothing enter thought that would entice you into thinking that your presence at this event is not either important or possible. If there is a need, please be in touch with me about ways I can help you to be here.
I have thought recently about the people in the Bible who were called by God to do something. Invariably they answered “Here I am, send me.” They responded immediately to that call, and went forward with courage, dedication and persistence. God is calling each one of us to Association Day this year, and I know that we will all have that same reply as those Bible prophets we have been reading about this year.
Appointments for Association members coming from a distance will be on Sunday 5th and Monday 6th of October. If you would like to see me, I’d be grateful if you could let me know your preferred day and the time your plane leaves. Monday is for those who are staying after the weekend.
Annual dues and donations can be given on the day and put in the envelope that you will receive. Holding our Association Meeting at the Hilton Hotel continues to be a large expense, but you have always given generously and I know that this will continue. The Association funds also help many students who travel long distances to attend. Cheques should be made payable to “The Christian Science Association of the Pupils of Mrs. Jill Gooding CSB”. There will be refreshments for everyone at lunch time as usual, served in the hotel. (A basket for financial contributions towards the lunch will be provided.)
With warm love, and it will be such a joy to see you on October 4th.
Mrs. Jill Gooding CSB
Association 2009 Links
Association Assignment 2008-2009
Letter to Association Members 2009
Details of the Hilton Hotel arrangements
Information about travel to the Association.
Letter from the Christian Science Board of Directors.