Jan
22
Fri
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DB Outreach: Write A Postcard, Receive A Postcard For All Ages
Jan 22 @ 12:30 pm – Feb 8 @ 12:30 pm

Let’s connect and share the love! Write a postcard on the google form below and you will receive a postcard the week of Valentine’s from an old or new friend! Postcards will be sent by DiscoveryBound, so your address will not be shared with others. Participants will be randomly selected and sent to.

You could share your favorite Love quote from Science & Health, make someone laugh with a silly “Roses are Red” poem, or just say hello!

  • Deadline: February 8, 2021 so that postcards are received on time
  • Google Form: https://forms.gle/GiNVxRyCrqmsaSdg8

Please reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions. We hope to see some fun messages come through!

Jan
24
Sun
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DB Outreach: 20s/30s Women’s Networking Event @ Zoom
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm

Come together and connect with other 20s/30s women, across the country, for this amazing opportunity! Melody Colliatie and Amanda Loudon will be hosting DiscoveryBound’s first ever 20s/30s Women’s Networking Event. The event will begin with a practitioner talk by Nikki Paulk, CS and then lead into a variety of activities that Melody and Amanda have planned. Please spread the word and if you have friends that would love to join-the more the merrier! Can’t wait to see you there!

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

*The event deadline has happened, but if you still want to join please email 20s/[email protected]

 

Feb
5
Fri
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DB Outreach: 20s/30s Hangout Game Night @ Zoom
Feb 5 @ 6:00 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 Hangouts are held twice a month on zoom. We start with metaphysical sharing and inspiration, facilitated by a different 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]

Feb
7
Sun
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DB Outreach: 20s/30s Men’s Networking Event @ Zoom
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm

Come together and connect with other 20s/30s men, across the country, for this amazing opportunity! Niklas Peschke and Tim Steckler will be hosting DiscoveryBound’s first ever 20s/30s Men’s Networking Event. The event will begin with a practitioner talk and then lead into a variety of activities that Nik and Tim have planned. Please spread the word and if you have friends that would love to join-the more the merrier! Can’t wait to see you there!

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

To register, please fill out this google form by January 31st to reserve your spot:

https://forms.gle/2EhFMoXx7EjeFJoN8

Email 20s/[email protected] with any questions.

Feb
23
Tue
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DB Outreach: 20s/30s Hangout Game Night @ Zoom
Feb 23 @ 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 Hangouts are held twice a month on zoom. We start with metaphysical sharing and inspiration, facilitated by a different 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]

Mar
2
Tue
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DB Outreach: 20s/30s Book Club @ Zoom
Mar 2 @ 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 January and February, we are reading Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, so read it over and come prepared to chat but the book. We hope that you will be able to join us! We will be choosing the next book after this event concludes, 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]

Mar
5
Fri
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DB Outreach: 3rd Annual All-Ages Colorado Winter Weekend
Mar 5 – Mar 7 all-day

Register Here Financial Aid Download Flyer


Weekend’s metaphysical theme – 
“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise:” Psalms 100:4


Registration open!


Come join DiscoveryBound Outreach for a cozy weekend at the A/U Ranches!
This is a wonderful opportunity to relax and have fun while enjoying the company of other Christian Scientists and friends of all ages. Take part in sledding, snowshoeing, games, cards, crafts in the lodge, and much more. Or just bring a good book, sit by the fire, and enjoy a mug of hot chocolate.  Feel free to do as few or as many activities as you want…but come be a part of the fun!

WHEN: Friday, March 5 – Sunday, March 7, 2021

WHERE: A/U Ranches, Buena Vista, CO

WHO: All-Ages: This exciting weekend is for all ages.  All youth must be accompanied by a parent/guardian, since child care is not provided.  Families will be housed and eat together conforming to current protocols for groups coming together in Colorado.

WHAT:  (The weekend schedule will be posted below when finalized)

COST: $99 per person (included in the cost are all meals beginning with Friday dinner through Sunday lunch, lodging, and most activities.)

FINANCIAL AID: If needed, up to $49 in financial aid is available for everyone. To apply for financial aid click on the link above.

TRAVEL: Please plan to arrive at the A/U Ranches between 5-7pm on Friday, March 5. The departure time will be on Sunday, March 7 at 1pm.  DiscoveryBound will not be providing transportation to or from the Ranches.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If for some reason you need to cancel, you may do so up until Friday, February 12, 2021 with a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given after February 12.

Special note: If DiscoveryBound cancels a program/event, you will receive a full refund of the registration fee. (If a participant decides to cancel a registration then the cancellation policy for that specific DiscoveryBound event / program applies.)

Registration closes February 26, 2021 – Space is limited.  

The Weekend Schedule is being finalized –

please check back later.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to be in touch. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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This event is generously underwritten by the Asher Student Foundation and other partners.

 

Mar
12
Fri
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DB Outreach: 20s/30s Hangout Game Night @ Zoom
Mar 12 @ 6:00 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 Hangouts are held twice a month on zoom. We start with metaphysical sharing and inspiration, facilitated by a different 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]

Mar
13
Sat
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DB Outreach: All Camps & DB Show @ Zoom
Mar 13 @ 5:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE!
DiscoveryBound is hosting an All Camp & DB Show via ZOOM!
Saturday, March 13th at 4pm PT, 5pm MT, 6pm CT, 7pm ET
For ALL AGES!

Grab a box of popcorn, pizza and/or drink and enjoy taking a look at the All Camps & DiscoveryBound video.

We plan to show the All Camps/DB video followed by a Q&A, and if we have time a fun game.  We will have a representative from each camp and DiscoveryBound to answer any questions that you may have.  This will be an opportunity for anyone to hear about the camps and/or DiscoveryBound. We are still finalizing a couple details about the night, so we will keep you in the loop as we move forward.  
Mar
21
Sun
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DB Outreach: DB & Society Fit 20s/30s Fitness Class @ Zoom
Mar 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

DB and Society Fit are teaming up to bring you a fun Fitness Class! We will begin the event with a welcome/introductions and then Sierra Sprague, Society Fit’s Media Manager, will bring a quick inspirational thought to share with everyone before jumping into the workout. From there we will pass it over to Society Fit’s instructors Savanna Sprague and Devon Baggs. Savanna will lead us in a workout and Devon will end the class with some yoga. If you want to get a sneak peak of what to expect go look them up on Instagram (@societyfitoc). We hope you can come join!

3pm PT, 4pm MT, 5pm CT, 6pm ET

Please contact Shelby Barner at [email protected] if you are interested in attending!

Mar
23
Tue
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DB Outreach: 20s/30s Hangout Game Night @ Zoom
Mar 23 @ 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 Hangouts are held twice a month on zoom. We start with metaphysical sharing and inspiration, facilitated by a different 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 groups can play virtually as well. We hope you can join us!

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

May
21
Fri
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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    Payment, Cancellation, and Financial Aid Policy   

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    Payment, Cancellation, and Financial Aid Policy   

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).