In 1998, the Christian Science Joint Broadcast Committee, Inc. (then the Christian Science Joint Broadcast Committee of Metropolitan Phoenix), began an e-mail newsletter to reach Christian Scientists in the Phoenix metro area. This was to support the 1999 “Christian Science Information Fair” held on the grounds of El Dorado Vista, the local Christian Science Care Facility. Exhibitors from around the US were invited to have a booth at this event. The e-mail newsletter was called the Arizona Christian Science E-mail Update. It became quickly evident that this communication tool had a place in the joint effort and later in 1999 the name was changed to the Southwestern Christian Science E-mail Update (SWCSE), expanding to cover the seven southwestern US states.
Circulation continued to grow including subscribers from all across the US and world. In February 2002, the e-mail newsletter added a web site component where all of the newsletter content was published. Because of the growth of this publication, the name was changed to CSeNews in June 2002, to allow for the continued growth and expansion of this now worldwide publication. In January 2003, the worldwide e-mail newsletter became a monthly publication – with the web site available 24/7 and updated daily. After 9 years of updating the two sites, csarizona.com and csenews.com were merged into christianscienceaz.com blog in August 2011. Social media is a major component of outreach to the public. From 2012 – 2019 the Christian Science Arizona blog offered glimpses into the various feeds from The Mother Church and others engaged in Christian Science across the Internet. The blog was refreshed into a website to offer audio streaming. One can keep abreast of activities in Arizona and across the country, while listening to the latest Sentinel Watch
David Madden, Treasurer
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