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Your Gift to Upward Wing: Annual Appeal

Published on: 12/23/2019

Dear friend of Christian Science nursing,

As 2019 approaches its close, the Trustees of Overlook House are grateful to reflect on recent examples of healing that our Upward Wing Christian Science Nursing Service has directly supported. Mary Baker Eddy’s permanent provision for Christian Science nursing in her Church Manual is a daily tangible blessing to us and we are sure it is for you as well. We find inspiration in Upward Wing’s mission of service – “to compassionately encourage and nurture those relying solely on Christian Science for healing, to provide excellence in skilled Christian Science nursing care, and to bear witness to the Christ in action, meeting the human need.”

Thanks to the many of you who joined us for our Annual Meeting on November 16th, where our guest speaker, Kathy Merrill, led us through the practical steps of seeing spiritually in her talk titled, "Thou Art Whole!" As Kathy discussed in her talk, every problem is a problem of not seeing correctly. Our board is praying along with the Psalmist: "Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law." (Ps. 119:18) We rejoice in every report of healing we hear from the field and invite you to join us in prayerfully and practically supporting the work of our Christian Science nurses. There is much good going on and we are looking at three areas that would benefit from your nurturing and cherishing prayers.

Firstly, as reported at Annual Meeting, we are looking to establish a small "home" for our service. This location would allow us to more fully provide:

  • Outpatient and temporary overnight care
  • Student training and mentoring
  • Home Helper training classes
  • Care Committee workshops
  • Accommodations for Rest and Study
  • Equipment and supply storage

Secondly, in addition to this property, we have need of a recent model vehicle to aid in transportation of patients and equipment.

Finally, and most importantly, we have a need for two Christian Science nurses to join our staff. Upward Wing has always been the result of prayer. Now, as through the years, we ask that you continue in our collective demonstration of supporting the Manual-based provision for the Christian Science nurse.

Your regular contributions help give Overlook House the stability needed to support Upward Wing and Christian Science nursing in a sustainable manner, thus enabling us to expand our mission. These loving gifts graciously support our community of healers. We are grateful for your financial contributions and active support as we strive to address community needs through this healing ministry.

To make a financial gift, please visit www.upwardwing.org/contributions for a printable form and instructions on how to send your tax-deductible contribution by mail. You will also find instructions on how you may donate quickly and securely online through PayPal. Please call our business office at (216) 795-3550 if you have questions about any of our current initiatives, or if you would like to be added to our mailing list. We’d love to hear from you!

To close 2019, may we find purpose in this excerpt from Mrs. Eddy’s letter to the branch church in Lawrence, Massachusetts — and we welcome you to look-up and read the entire letter:

Beloved Brethren: — The spreading branches of The Church of Christ, Scientist, are fast reaching out their broad shelter to the entire world. Your faith has not been without works, — and God's love for His flock is manifest in His care. (Miscellaneous Writings 154:3-7)

A joyous and prosperous 2020 to each of you.


The Overlook House Board of Trustees:
Kathryn Victor, President
Barbara Warsinskey, Vice President
Peter Voorhees, Secretary
Julianne Wright, Treasurer
Kimberly Thorndike, Upward Wing Director of Christian Science Nursing, Trustee Ex Officio


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