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From the September 2009 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"AS A CHILD I GREW UP HERE, and this fountain was my playground," Jacqueline Woodley said, gesturing beyond the long reflecting pool beside her. "I threw my little coins in this water right here where we stand. And several years later on my journey, I'm back again. Can you believe it?"

Back again, one early summer day. This time for the TMC Youth Open House on the same church plaza where Ms. Woodley remembers cooling off as a young girl.

But today, Ms. Woodley and her friend Laureatha Duncan, who invited her a few months ago to The Mother Church for her first Christian Science service, represent not so much the youth, but the many "youthful thinkers" that the TMC Youth team also saw at their Open House on Sunday, and regularly engage on their website,

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