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2013 Burning Man tickets

Want to go to Burning Man this year?  This is one of the last official sales for tickets.  Here are the details:

Are you or a friend still looking to buy a Burning Man ticket? We’ve got good news for you! The OMG sale is August 7 at 12pm (noon) PDT. The OMG sale will offer over 1,000 $380 tickets. Tickets are limited to two per person, and you won’t be allowed to buy in this sale if you’ve already bought tickets in one of the earlier sales. Since this sale takes place after our shipping cutoff all these tickets will be held at Will Call. They are fully transferrable.

As with all of our sales this year you need to pre-register. To register for this sale create and complete your Burner Profile at:

SUPER IMPORTANT: You MUST complete your Burner Profile before August 1 at 6pm PDT or you will not be able to register for or participate in the OMG sale. (Note: a Burner Profile is only complete once you have confirmed your email address by clicking on the link in the email confirmation AND filled in your profile information.)

Registration for the OMG sale opens August 2 at 12pm (noon) PDT to those with completed profiles, and will close August 5 at 12pm(noon) PDT. For full information please visit:


We’re going to the Northern California Church Alive Summit this weekend!

We’re happy to be going to the Northern California Church Alive Summit  this weekend in Sacramento, CA.  We’re looking forward to sharing our ideas about our camp with the ~650 Christian Scientists expected to be in attendance.  We’re going to be sharing the postcard featured below at the Summit.  Like it?

2013 Christian Science Camp at Burning Man

Also… BONUS hackathon announcement below!  Want to join us in Berkeley on May 24-26?

Hack Your Church! postcard back

Another good example of the power of foot washing – the new Pope demonstrates his love and service to those in need

“Pope Francis continued his gleeful abandonment of tradition by washing the feet of a young Muslim woman prisoner in an unprecedented twist on the Holy Thursday tradition.”

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Nice article and interviews in the Sentinel about last year’s experience at Burning Man

Excellent write-up in the Sentinel with an interview of Julian, Tom, Michael and Susana.

Spiritual nourishment in the desert

The annual Burning Man festival in northern Nevada attracts all kinds of people: artists, musicians, atheists, and the religious, Wall Street executives and the self-employed. What unites the community is a commitment to free-spirited “radical self-expression,” which manifests itself in fantastic costumes and creative vehicles resembling parade floats. During the week, the gathering becomes the fourth-largest city in the state as tens of thousands of people and structures appear in the desert, vanishing a week later as attendees leave no trace they were ever there.

Although the structures vanish, attendees say their experiences at the festival stick with them. And for some, this year’s Burning Man experience included a new element: Christian Science lectures, delivered in venues devoted to spiritual healing.

Christian Science lecturer Tom McElroy traveled to the festival with three other Christian Scientists—Michael Morgan, Nate Frederick, and Julian Schwartz. Tom delivered two lectures titled “The real you—no limitations,” in both indoor and open-air venues (for more on this, see “Seekers unite at a ‘Burning Man’ festival,” Christian Science Sentinel, November 5, 2012). You can also watch a video of one of the lectures The idea for holding the lecture event came from Susanna Kerber, a Christian Scientist who’d attended Burning Man for years, and was supported prayerfully and financially by Christian Science churches and church members in California, Oregon, and elsewhere.

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