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Welcome, friends! May you be blessed with joy, peace, hope and love this Advent season.

Look here for periodic updates on the events of the C.S. Lewis Study Center – Northfield, MA, taking place in the historic home long known as “Green Pastures.” The C.S. Lewis Study Center provides seminars, book studies, discussion groups, theater and other gatherings.

SAVE THE DATE: Join us June 19-21, 2019 for a conference on calling, vocation and the theology of work. More information will be available in mid – January, and will be sent to those on our mailing list. If you would like to receive email notices of news and upcoming events, please sign up on our contact page.

Some of our recent events include:

December 9 – A Reading from J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Letters from Father Christmas” during Northfield’s “A Special Day in Northfield”. Many thanks to Joan and Steve Stoia for providing a beautiful setting for this event at the Centennial House B&B in town. Several families attended to hear of the antics of the North Polar Bear and his friends amidst the loving, watchful care of Father Christmas.

October 21 – Our celebratory Afternoon Tea and Dedication following an exciting year of starting a new non-profit and purchasing the Study Center! We are so very grateful for the Lord’s guidance and the support of so many friends who have made this endeavor a reality! Over 50 people joined in for singing, dedication prayers, a piano and violin medley of Daniel Towner hymns, and a reading from C.S. Lewis’ “The Weight of Glory.”

July 20, 21 – Still Small Theatre offered the very moving and challenging story of “The Diary of Perpetua”, a young mother martyred for her faith in the 3rd century. Doing “theatre-in-the-round” at the Study Center was a first, and we are currently planning for future theatrical events.

June 20-22 – “Thinking Intelligently about Artificial Intelligence” – the first three-day conference held at the Study Center – brought together folks from 4 Universities, 5 Boarding Schools and several businesses and community programs to discuss AI in light of Lewis’s “Abolition of Man” and “That Hideous Strength”, along with other contributions from the fields of technology, literature, film, philosophy and theology.

ENOUGH! We are excited to report that God has provided “enough” this year! That may seem unusual news for a non-profit, and not part of the typical year-end ask. To our tireless volunteers, committed donors and those who are lovingly praying for us… and to all of you who have supported us all along this journey, we offer a heartfelt “Thank You”! If you have attended our events in the past, or are supportive of our mission and programs, please consider giving so we might continue to offer creative, quality programming accessible to all… and say the same “enough” next year, and the next! Please check out our GIVE page.

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Thank you for visiting our site… we hope you’ll be able to visit us in person in Northfield!

Mary Pomroy Key, Ph.D.
Executive Director, C.S. Lewis Study Center – Northfield
President, Green Pastures Study Center, Inc.
mkey@greenpasturesstudycenter.org

Scott B. Key, Ph.D.
Program Director
C.S. Lewis Study Center – Northfield

Gayne J. Anacker, Ph.D.
Chair of the Board of Trustees
C.S. Lewis Study Center – Northfield