Nov
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DB Outreach: 20s/30s Game Night! @ Zoom
Nov 24 @ 6:30 pm

20s/30s young adults are invited to join DB, a practitioner, and other Christian Science young adults around the country for a virtual game night! These game nights are held twice a month on Zoom. We start with metaphysical sharing and inspiration, facilitated by a practitioner supporting each call. Then we play games! The host always has a game prepared and ready to play, but participants are encouraged to bring/teach/run their own favorite games the group can play virtually as well! We hope you can join us!

For access to the Zoom link to join, please email [email protected]

Dec
2
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DB Outreach: Holiday Contests for All Ages @ DB Outreach
Dec 2 @ 8:00 am – Dec 19 @ 11:45 pm

Happy Holiday Contests
December 2-20, 2020 | For all ages
Celebrate the sights and tastes of the holiday season with your DiscoveryBound friends. Join us by sharing photos of your holiday cookie creations, bright and festive Christmas tree or modeling your ugliest Christmas sweater. You and/or your family must be in the photos, too, but it’s totally worth it to win some fun Christmas prizes, and spread holiday cheer with the larger DiscoveryBound community. 

The contest has multiple categories, and there will be a winner from each age group in each category.
Categories:
Most Festive Looking Christmas Cookies
Most Seasonally Decorated Christmas Tree
Ugliest Holiday Sweater

Age Groups:
Preschool-Elementary
Middle/High School
20s/30s
Adults

You can compete in multiple categories. Submit your photos through December 20 and we’ll announce the winners on December 30.
Send Us Your Photos
To participate, simple complete this Google Form and upload the photo for each category you’d like to compete in: https://forms.gle/J951gYs1KFLH5DMv8

Submissions can also be sent to us via email at [email protected] or direct message on Facebook (@DiscoveryBound). Just be sure to include your name, category and age group.

Questions?
Email us at [email protected] and Lori, Lee Anne or Shelby will respond. 

Dec
4
Fri
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DB Outreach: Teen Virtual Game Night @ Zoom
Dec 4 @ 8:30 pm

Are you ready for a TEEN FUN Virtual Game Night? Teens Dylan Ouderkirk & Merit Brustman will be running a fun and creative game night. Instead of sitting at home alone, come join other teens and play games over zoom! Make sure to spread the word, it’s a lot more fun with more people! Hope to see you there!
Feel free to share this information with your friends!

Friday, December 4th (8:30pm EST, 7:30 CST, 6:30 MST, 5:30 PST)
Grades 8-12
Some games will include:
Mixer/Get to know you game
“Blank Slate ”
“Zoom Mafia”

RSVP by Thursday, December 3 to [email protected] or l[email protected]
Once you RSVP, we will send you a zoom link to join the call.

Dec
5
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DB Outreach: Virtual Fun Arts & Crafts for Youth @ Zoom Meeting
Dec 5 @ 10:30 am

Virtual Fun Arts & Crafts for Youth
Kick off the holidays with some easy crafts for preschool to elementary school age children.  These crafts will need parental supervision.

We’re planning for this activity to last about an hour and we have four ornaments/decorations we’ll be working on. We don’t expect to get them all done, so you can continue to work on your projects after we finish.

When:  Saturday, December 5th 11:30 a.m. EST, 10:30, CST, 9:30 MST, 8:30 PST
Where:  Zoom Call
RSVP: Lee Anne Meidell at [email protected] or Lori Selby at [email protected]
When you RSVP, we will send you a zoom link, list of supplies and instructions. We will be doing these crafts during the call with everyone at the same time.

Dec
8
Tue
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DB Outreach: 20s/30s Book Club @ Zoom
Dec 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

20s/30s young adults are invited to join DB and other young adults around the country for a virtual book club. For the month of November, we are reading David & Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell, so read it over and come prepared to chat about the book. We hope that you will be able to join us! We will be choosing the next book for the month of December soon. So stay tuned!

5:30pm PT, 6:30pm MT, 7:30pm CT, 8:30pm ET

For access to the Zoom link to join, please email [email protected]

Dec
11
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DB Outreach: 20s/30s Christmas Party @ Zoom
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm

20s/30s young adults come join a night filled with Christmas cheer! This event will be in place of one of our game nights, but that doesn’t mean that we won’t be stopping the amazing metaphysical inspiration and the fun games!! Snuggle up by your computer with a cup of cocoa and your cozy Christmas pjs, in order to participate in some Christmas-themed activities. We can’t wait to see you there and if you have any fun ideas for the night please let me know!!

5:30pm PT, 6:30pm MT, 7:30pm CT, 8:30pm ET

For access to the Zoom link to join, please email [email protected]

Dec
13
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DB Outreach: DB 20s/30s Cooking Class @ Zoom
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm

Register Here

20s/30s will come together to create a meal that a chef will guide them through. This will be an opportunity for people to come together and make a fun, new recipe! We will begin the virtual cooking class at 4pm PT, 5pm MT, 6pm CT, and 7pm ET with introductions and then jump into making the delicious meal together. The event costs $10 to register.

Chef of the Night: Shane Witters Hicks

Your Lesson Menu: A Honey-Miso Glazed, Stuffed Butternut Squash (A hearty centerpiece that can easily be adapted for meat-eaters, vegetarians, and vegans!)

Please reach out to Shelby at [email protected] if you have any questions!

Dec
15
Tue
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DB Outreach: Holiday Fun Game Night for All Ages – Zoom @ Zoom
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm

HOLIDAY FUN GAME NIGHT – for ALL AGES!
join DiscoveryBound via Zoom –  Meet new friends from all over the US!

Tuesday, December 15th
Come one come all – all ages are welcome
8:00 pm ET, 7:00 CT, 6:00 MT, 5:00 PT

RSVP by Monday, December 14th to [email protected]rybound.org or [email protected]
Once you RSVP, we will send you a zoom link to join the call.

COME JOIN THE FUN!

Dec
28
Mon
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DB Compass: 2020-2021 Group Winter Retreat – A/U Ranches
Dec 28 2020 – Jan 1 2021 all-day

There’s nothing like a winter getaway to the stunning Rocky Mountains! Spend time together skiing, sledding and digging deep into Christian Science topics in front of a crackling fire. The A/U Ranches are the perfect spot for this mid-year retreat for the 2020-2021 Compass group.

Click here for program details. 

Apr
23
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DB Compass: 2020-2021 Group Spring Retreat – Boston, MA
Apr 23 – Apr 26 all-day

Finish your Compass year strong by visiting Boston with your friends. This is the third and final retreat for the 2020-2021 Compass group, and it will be filled with tours and interactive workshops at The Mother Church and Longyear Museum, fun excursions around Boston, and meaningful discussions.

Click here for program details. 

May
21
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DB Outreach: 20s/30s Spring Retreat – SAVE THE DATE @ Crystal Lake Camps
May 21 @ 4:00 pm – May 23 @ 3:30 pm

db 20s/30s spring retreat at crystal lake camps

Join us at Crystal Lake Camps, the Christian Science camp located in Hughesville, Pennsylvania, for a weekend of fun camp activities!

We’ll enjoy waterfront activities such as canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding, and maybe even swimming for those brave enough to dive in; we will venture up the High Ropes Course and Climbing Wall; play a round or two of 8 Sticks (a CLC classic, kind of like capture the flag); and explore some of the 25 miles of trails.

During this weekend, we’ll have time to relax, get to know one-another, enjoy the peaceful and quiet atmosphere of Crystal Lake, and engage in metaphysical discussion.

Sep
11
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DB Outreach: 20s/30s – Iceland Adventure 2021 (Trip 1) @ Keflavik International Airport (KEF)
Sep 11 @ 11:00 am – Sep 17 @ 3:00 pm

DB 20s/30s Iceland Adventure – September 11-17, 2021

Join a DB trip leader and a CS Practitioner as part of an 18 person group of 20s/30s that explores the southern region of Iceland in a supportive and healing Christian Science Atmosphere.

For:  Christian Scientists in their 20s/30s and their friends who are willing to dive into deep Christian Science discussions, support each other and the group by being patient, flexible and willing to help prepare and clean up group meals. Group travel always takes more time than solo or small group travel, but it can be a lot of fun with an inclusive easy-going group.

Cost: Registration is $1,525 USD with a $250 non-refundable deposit paid with a debit/credit card to secure your spot. Your spot will not be confirmed until Shelby Barner has been in touch with you. Full payment is due June 10, 2021. Cost includes all meals (vegetarian or fish/meat) from lunch on Saturday September 11 to lunch on Friday September 17, accommodation, and activities outlined in the Tentative Itinerary below. It does not include flights. A payment plan (6 x monthly payments) is available starting January 10, 2021, and ending June 10, 2021.

Additional Costs: We recommend that you purchase personal travel insurance for this trip. If you have special dietary requirements beyond being a vegetarian, you’ll need to bring what you need with you. We’ll also be going to a discount supermarket mid-week for you to buy additional items, if needed. The food provided will be simple, as food is expensive in Iceland. If you have specific food/snack choices, feel free to pack foods you like. Also, activities on Friday, our free day, are not included.

20s/30s Subsidy: Thanks to our generous donors, $3000 of the costs of this trip have been subsidized, which benefits every participant.

Financial Aid: Financial Aid is also available up to $400 toward registration and up to $250 toward travel on a need basis. If the amount awarded does not meet participant needs, they have 48hrs to cancel their registration for their $250 deposit to be returned. Register before completing the Financial Aid Form.

Financial Aid Form   

Tentative Itinerary: 

Saturday September 11: Fly into Keflavik International Airport before 11:00am. Drive to Grindavik for lunch. Drive to The Blue Lagoon for an afternoon of relaxing in the geothermal pools. Drive to B14 Hostel, Faxafen 11, Reykjavík, Iceland (We have the place to ourselves – twin beds in gendered rooms). Prepare and eat dinner there. Get to know you games.

Sunday September 12: Prepare breakfast and a pack a lunch. Golden Circle Tour (in our vans) including: Thingvellir National Park, Snorkel Silfra Fissure, Geysir Geothermal Field, Gullfoss Waterfall, Friðheimar Tomato and Horse Farm, and Kerid Crater. Prepare and eat dinner back at B14 Hostel. Informal church service (volunteer readers).

Monday September 13: Prepare breakfast and pack a lunch. Pack up and drive ~5hrs to Jökulsárlón, a glacial lake with floating icebergs, seals and skuas, for a self-guided hike and/or solo time. We’ll have a lunch stop at Reynisfjara, the famous black-sand beach with basalt columns and trolls. Service activity: trash collection. We’ll finish the day with a short hike to Svartifoss – a basalt column waterfall – before heading to Hotel Skaftafell (twin beds in triple/double rooms). We’ll eat dinner in the Hotel Restaurant. Try for Northern Lights (dependent on conditions).

Tuesday September 14: Breakfast at the Hotel Restaurant. Pack a lunch. Check out of Hotel Skaftafell. Drive to Dyrholaey Arch, Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss. Stop by Kronan Supermarket in Selfoss. Arrive at Gaulverjaskoli – The Old School House (twin beds in gendered rooms). Prepare and eat dinner at The Old School House. Metaphysical Discussion. Try for Northern Lights (dependent on conditions).

Wednesday September 15: Prepare breakfast and pack a lunch. Drive then hike to Reykjadalur Hot Springs 2.4 Miles Round Trip – 682.4 ft gain – Out-and-Back Trail. Option 1: Afternoon Icelandic Horse Ride 2hrs ($105 not included – must book in advance). Option 2: Afternoon hike: Weather conditions will factor into the decision to either hike Krysuvik Georthermal Area Loop – 4.8miles moderate trail with lake and views in Reykjanesfolkvangur Reserve or hike Mount Esja – 5.2 mile steep, difficult, heavily trafficked loop trail. Option 3: Relax at The Old School House or explore the surrounding area on foot. Prepare and eat dinner at The Old School House. Informal Testimony Meeting (volunteer reader). Try for Northern Lights (dependent on conditions).

Thursday September 16: Prepare breakfast and pack a lunch. Free day (cost of activities is not included).Option 1: Explore Reykjavík: Drop off and pick up at The National Museum of Iceland, Suðurgata 41. (~$16/2000 ISK admission fee also allows access to Culture House, Hverfisgata 15). This is the time to try pickled shark if you like at Café Loki (not included) or journey Inside The Volcano (not included). Option 2: Relax at The Old School House or explore the surrounding area on foot. Prepare and eat dinner at The Old School House. Try for Northern Lights (dependent on conditions). Metaphysical Discussion

Friday September 17: Prepare breakfast and pack a lunch. Wrap-up: Gratitude and highlights, evaluations. Check-out of The Old School House. Fly out of Keflavik International Airport after 3pm.

Weather: September high/low averages are 51°F/42°F or 11°C/6°C with 13/ days of rain. Iceland in September: Weather, Things to do & what to expect 

What to Bring on our 7-day adventure:

  • Passport valid for at least 6 months after your arrival on September 11, 2021
  • One bag and one day backpack, as space in the two vans is limited
  • Your favorite snacks (food is expensive in Iceland)
  • Food substitutes if you have special dietary requirements (we’ll also be stopping by a Supermarket mid-week).
  • Torch/Flashlight
  • Camera
  • Bible lesson
  • Journal
  • Favorite Game (optional)
  • Toiletries
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and chapstick
  • Thermos (optional)
  • Travel towel for after bathing in hot springs etc.
  • Second travel towel for showering (needed for first two nights)
  • Swimsuit
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Warm non-cotton layers
  • Warm Thermals (for underneath your dry suit for snorkeling the Silfra Fissure and daily use)
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Waterproof shoes for hiking
  • Wool socks
  • Scarf, warm hat, gloves
  • Water bottles (2 Quarts/Liters)

Contact: Shelby Barner, DB Young Adult Manager
[email protected]
Phone: 888.416.7348 x 139

Registration opens December 10, 2020.

In order to register, On this date, Please email shelby to Receive a registration Link (First come, First Served Basis). 

Sep
19
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DB Outreach: 20s/30s – Iceland Adventure 2021 (Trip 2) @ Keflavik International Airport (KEF)
Sep 19 @ 11:00 am – Sep 25 @ 3:00 pm

DB 20s/30s Iceland Adventure – September 19-25, 2021

Join a DB trip leader and a CS Practitioner as part of an 18 person group of 20s/30s that explores the southern region of Iceland in a supportive and healing Christian Science Atmosphere.

For:  Christian Scientists in their 20s/30s and their friends who are willing to dive into deep Christian Science discussions, support each other and the group by being patient, flexible and willing to help prepare and clean up group meals. Group travel always takes more time than solo or small group travel, but it can be a lot of fun with an inclusive easy-going group.

Cost: Registration is $1,525 USD with a $250 non-refundable deposit paid with a debit/credit card to secure your spot. Your spot will not be confirmed until Shelby Barner has been in touch with you. Full payment is due June 10, 2021. Cost includes all meals (vegetarian or fish/meat) from lunch on Sunday September 19 to lunch on Saturday September 25, accommodation, and activities outlined in the Tentative Itinerary below. It does not include flights. A payment plan (6 x monthly payments) is available starting January 10, 2021, and ending June 10, 2021.

Additional Costs: We recommend that you purchase personal travel insurance for this trip. If you have special dietary requirements beyond being a vegetarian, you’ll need to bring what you need with you. We’ll also be going to a discount supermarket mid-week for you to buy additional items, if needed. The food provided will be simple, as food is expensive in Iceland. If you have specific food/snack choices, feel free to pack foods you like. Also, activities on Friday, our free day, are not included.

20s/30s Subsidy: Thanks to our generous donors, $3000 of the costs of this trip have been subsidized, which benefits every participant.

Financial Aid: Financial Aid is also available up to $400 toward registration and up to $250 toward travel on a need basis. If the amount awarded does not meet participant needs, they have 48hrs to cancel their registration for their $250 deposit to be returned. Register before completing the Financial Aid Form.

Financial Aid Form   

Tentative Itinerary: 

Sunday September 19: Fly into Keflavik International Airport before 11:00am. Drive to Grindavik for lunch. Drive to The Blue Lagoon for an afternoon of relaxing in the geothermal pools. Drive to B14 Hostel, Faxafen 11, Reykjavík, Iceland (We have the place to ourselves – twin beds in gendered rooms). Prepare and eat dinner there. Get to know you games.

Monday September 20: Prepare breakfast and a pack a lunch. Golden Circle Tour (in our vans) including: Thingvellir National Park, Snorkel Silfra Fissure, Geysir Geothermal Field, Gullfoss Waterfall, Friðheimar Tomato and Horse Farm, and Kerid Crater. Prepare and eat dinner back at B14 Hostel. Metaphysical Discussion.

Tuesday September 21: Prepare breakfast and pack a lunch. Pack up and drive ~5hrs to Jökulsárlón, a glacial lake with floating icebergs, seals and skuas, for a self-guided hike and/or solo time. We’ll have a lunch stop at Reynisfjara, the famous black-sand beach with basalt columns and trolls. Service activity: trash collection. We’ll finish the day with a short hike to Svartifoss – a basalt column waterfall – before heading to Hotel Skaftafell (twin beds in triple rooms). We’ll eat dinner in the Hotel Restaurant. Try for Northern Lights (dependent on conditions).

Wednesday September 22: Breakfast at the Hotel Restaurant. Pack a lunch. Check out of Hotel Skaftafell. Drive to Dyrholaey Arch, Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss. Stop by Kronan Supermarket in Selfoss. Arrive at Gaulverjaskoli – The Old School House (twin beds in gendered rooms). Prepare and eat dinner at The Old School House. Informal Testimony Meeting (volunteer reader). Try for Northern Lights (dependent on conditions).

Thursday September 23: Prepare breakfast and pack a lunch. Drive then hike to Reykjadalur Hot Springs 2.4 Miles Round Trip – 682.4 ft gain – Out-and-Back Trail. Option 1: Afternoon Icelandic Horse Ride 2hrs ($105 not included – must book in advance). Option 2: Afternoon hike: Weather conditions will factor into the decision to either hike Krysuvik Georthermal Area Loop – 4.8miles moderate trail with lake and views in Reykjanesfolkvangur Reserve or hike Mount Esja – 5.2 mile steep, difficult, heavily trafficked loop trail. Option 3: Relax at The Old School House or explore the surrounding area on foot. Prepare and eat dinner at The Old School House. Try for Northern Lights (dependent on conditions).

Friday September 24: Prepare breakfast and pack a lunch. Free day (cost of activities is not included).Option 1: Explore Reykjavík: Drop off and pick up at The National Museum of Iceland, Suðurgata 41. (~$16/2000 ISK admission fee also allows access to Culture House, Hverfisgata 15). This is the time to try pickled shark if you like at Café Loki (not included) or journey Inside The Volcano (not included). Option 2: Relax at The Old School House or explore the surrounding area on foot. Prepare and eat dinner at The Old School House. Try for Northern Lights (dependent on conditions). Metaphysical Discussion

Saturday September 25: Prepare breakfast and pack a lunch. Wrap-up: Gratitude and highlights, evaluations. Check-out of The Old School House. Fly out of Keflavik International Airport after 3pm.

Weather: September high/low averages are 51°F/42°F or 11°C/6°C with 13/ days of rain. Iceland in September: Weather, Things to do & what to expect 

What to Bring on our 7-day adventure:

  • Passport valid for at least 6 months after your arrival on September 19, 2021
  • One bag and one day backpack, as space in the two vans is limited
  • Your favorite snacks (food is expensive in Iceland)
  • Food substitutes if you have special dietary requirements (we’ll also be stopping by a Supermarket mid-week).
  • Torch/Flashlight
  • Camera
  • Bible lesson
  • Journal
  • Favorite Game (optional)
  • Toiletries
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and chapstick
  • Thermos (optional)
  • Travel towel for after bathing in hot springs etc.
  • Second travel towel for showering (needed for first two nights)
  • Swimsuit
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Warm non-cotton layers
  • Warm Thermals (for underneath your dry suit for snorkeling the Silfra Fissure and daily use)
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Waterproof shoes for hiking
  • Wool socks
  • Scarf, warm hat, gloves
  • Water bottles (2 Quarts/Liters)

Contact: Shelby Barner, DB Young Adult Manager
[email protected]
Phone: 888.416.7348 x 139

Registration opens December 10, 2020.

In order to register, on this date, please email shelby to receive a registration link (first come, first served basis).