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DB Compass: Registration Launch for 2021-2022
Apr 1 – Aug 10 all-day
Christian Science youth entering the 10th–12th grades who are ready to dive into Christian Science are eligible to register for Compass. Registration is open April 1 until early August.
By registering for Compass, you are joining a program that spans one full school year and includes three trips and monthly Zoom calls!
May
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DB Outreach: All-Ages North Carolina Event @ U.S. National Whitewater Center
May 22 @ 9:30 am – 8:00 pm

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ALL- AGES NORTH CAROLINA EVENT
Deadline Has Been Extended to Monday, May 17th, 2021

Come join us outdoors for a day at the U.S. National Whitewater Center located in Charlotte, NC.  This is a wonderful opportunity to explore a wide variety of friendly outdoor activities with 1,300 acres of protected land offering 50 miles of trail and access to the Catawba River and Long Creek. The day will include an activity pass for whitewater rafting, zip lining, ropes course, hiking, kayaking, SUP, and rock climbing.  Enjoy a catered delicious BBQ dinner at Latta Nature Preserve, and an inspirational speaker. Come join us for the day, evening or both – you won’t want to miss this fun event and the opportunity to meet new friends. 

Who:
All-Ages – CS families, 20s/30s, adults, and your friends of all faiths
(all youth must be accompanied by a parent/guardian) 

When:
Saturday, May 22, 2021

Location:
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
U.S. National Whitewater Center
5000 Whitewater Center Parkway | Charlotte, NC 28214
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Latta Nature Preserve
5:30 p.m. BBQ Dinner at pavilion Latta Nature Preserve
6:30 pm Inspirational Speaker – Ingrid Peschke, CS

Cost: (financial aid is available to all participants – see below for further details)
$50.00 per person for Whitewater Activity Pass & Catered BBQ dinner & Talk (4 & under free)
$40.00 per person for Whitewater only (4 & under free)
$16.00 per person for BBQ & Talk only (4 & under free)
$8.00 Parking fee (you pay at the gate during entry)
Lunch is on your own (there are plenty of places to eat at the Whitewater Center but you are NOT allowed to bring your own lunch in the Whitewater Center.  You are allowed to bring your own water bottle and granola bar (snack) But no coolers or lunch bags) Another option is to bring your own lunch and keep it in the car and eat in your car.

11:00-12:30 –  Reserved Family Whitewater Rafting – (you will need to sign up for this on our registration) – this is for ages 8 & older only (but there are other water activities younger children can enjoy)
Water Activities – 1:00-5:00 p.m. only
Flatwater Kayaking for 8 years & older (5 -7 years with adult on tandem kayak)
Flatwater SUP – for 8 years & older (5-7 years with adult on SUP)
Ropes Course – must be 45 lbs. or more
Zip Line – must be 45 lbs. or more (our activity pass does not include the higher tower zip lines)
Hiking Trails – all ages

Registration financial aid is available for all participants and for those families that are traveling from afar and need some housing
To apply for financial aid please complete this form: 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScKBAGLV-bJOH33hOufY6ohVZTz2VC2fUZPcGk-YzV_Nc9Uvw/viewform
Financial Aid is available up to 1/2 of the registration fee:
up to $25.00 – Whitewater Day Pass & BBQ, talk
up to $20.00 – Whitewater Day Pass only
up to $8.00 – BBQ/Talk
up to $150.00 for families for housing if traveling from afar.

For those families that are traveling from afar and need some financial aid for housing we are offering up to $150.00 per family.

Deadline Has Been Extended to Monday, May 17th, 2021 

Lodging: If you are driving from afar here are some options close to Whitewater Center
Holiday Inn Express Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charlotte Arpt-Belmont 250 Beatty Dr, Belmont, NC 28012
Fairfield Inn  Business Hotel in Belmont | Fairfield Inn & Suites Charlotte Belmont 1 Caldwell Dr, Belmont, NC 28012
Hampton Inn Charlotte/Belmont – Hampton Inn Charlotte Belmont Abbey Hotel at Montcross  820 Cecilia Alexander Dr, Belmont, NC 28012

Cancellation Fee:
Cancellation fee is based on 50% of your registration fee. A maximum of $25.00 registration cancellation fee if cancelled by April 30, 2021. After April 30, 2021 there are no refunds.
No Refund deadlineMay 1, 2021

Questions?  Contact Lori Selby at [email protected] or 781-956-9035

Event will be run in accordance with the current local and state regulations at that time.

This event is subsidized by the Asher Student Foundation 

Metaphysical Theme:  “…man cannot be separated for an instant from God, if man reflects God.” (S&H 306:18-19)
Inspirational Speaker – Ingrid Peschke, CS
Ingrid Peschke is a lifelong Christian Scientist and has been in the fulltime public practice of Christian Science for 18 years. Ingrid grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area where she developed her love of hiking, mountain biking, and outdoor activities. She and her husband, who is also a Christian Scientist from Germany, met at Principia College and moved to Texas after they got married. There, Ingrid began her career as a teacher in the public school system.  Ingrid has three children, a daughter and son who are currently attending Principia College, and an older son who graduated from the college three years ago.
She became a practitioner in 2003 shortly after she and her family moved to the Boston area for her work with The Mother Church. She spent 15 years working for the organization both as an editor for The Christian Science Publishing Society and as Committee on Publication for Massachusetts. She and her husband moved to North Carolina in 2019.
Ingrid has always enjoyed writing for the Christian Science periodicals and is a regular contributor to The Christian Science Monitor’s religious perspective column. She devotes her days to the public practice of Christian Science healing and as a part-time consultant/editor for The Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston. For several years she was also a regular contributor to a spiritual perspectives column for The Huffington Post.
Ingrid enjoys taking daily walks with her husband from their home in Mooresville and frequents the hiking trails at Lake Norman State Park.

 

 

May
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DB Outreach: Watercolor Class for All Ages @ Zoom
May 27 @ 5:00 pm
Join us for a fun, creative and inspiring hour of watercolor painting with Kelly Foxton.
Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021
Time: (7:00pm EST, 6:00pm CST, 5:00pm MST, 4:00pm PST)
Duration: 1 hour
Target group: All ages (Space is limited)
Monthly Watercolor Classes – May 27, June 24, July 29, August 26 (the last Thursday of the month)

Description:

During each class Kelly will guide you through the step-by-step process of creating two simple, beautiful watercolor paintings.  Each class will open with a fun, relaxing abstract “watercolor warm up” followed by step-by-step instructions on how to create a second painting with more depth and detail.  We will be working with a different theme each class.
Themes will include:
  • trees, flowers & other plants;
  • mammals, birds & insects;
  • barns, houses & other structures;
  • landscapes & sea-scapes…and more
No previous experience is necessary.
Required materials:
– two 8″x10″ sheets of watercolor paper (for best results use140 lb. cold pressed watercolor paper)
– one soft bristled, medium sized watercolor paint brush
– watercolor paint (if using liquid watercolors from a tube, you will need a plastic lid or pie plate to mix colors on)
– masking tape
– flat, hard surface or drawing board
– pencil
– table salt
RSVP Required:  Lori Selby at [email protected] to get the Zoom Link closer to the time.
About Kelly…
     Kelly Foxton is a self taught Canadian artist.  She was raised in rural Ontario surrounded by farms and forests.  It was there that she developed a deep sense of respect and admiration for the beauty and innate spirituality of the natural world.
     Kelly works in a wide variety of artistic styles and mediums ranging from highly detailed, realistic pencil drawings, to loosely executed landscape impressionism and color studies in watercolor and pastel.
     She is best known for her work as a wildlife artist and author/illustrator of the children’s book titled “Mother Nature Knows…” 
     Kelly currently lives with her husband and the youngest of her three children near Bear River, Nova Scotia, Canada.
     To view some of Kelly Foxton’s artwork, please visit http://www.kellyfoxton.ca

 

Sep
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DB Compass: 2021-2022 Group Fall Retreat – CedarS Camps
Sep 3 – Sep 6 all-day

This year’s Compass teens are starting their year off strong with team building, discussions, games and more at this Fall Retreat at CedarS Camps. The Fall Retreat is combined with the DB Outreach National Event, although Compass teens do not need to register separately for the weekend (it is built into their Compass registration, along with the other two retreats for the year).

At this first weekend together, the Compass group will have time both on their own to lay the foundation for their year together and with everyone else to enjoy the activities of the weekend.

Click here to register for Compass (teens in 10th-12th grades for the 2021-22 school year)

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DB Outreach: National Event 2021 at CedarS Camps (Cancelled – Replaced) @ CedarS Camps
Sep 3 @ 4:00 pm – Sep 6 @ 9:00 am

Teen Registration Adult Registration Adult Financial Aid

Registration is currently inactive

Divine Love is our hope, strength and shield. (MW 113: 24-25)

 

This event has been cancelled for 2021. We are working on an alternative replacement

The National Event has been cancelled for 2021 at CedarS Camps. We are so grateful for the flexibility, support, and understanding the CedarS staff has given us in making this tough decision. We simply do not feel we can safely run the event at this time with the current local regulations, but look forward to returning to CedarS another year when we can safely run this program as planned.  We are actively working to plan an alternative option that best meets the needs of our participants.

stay tuned!

We will be replacing this event with another model similar to 2020, with several smaller events in areas around the country! So be sure to check back here often to find up to date information about the alternative events!

Thank you so much for your continued support of DB Outreach events.

Dec
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DB Compass: 2021-2022 Group Winter Retreat – A/U Ranches
Dec 28 2021 – Jan 1 2022 all-day

Compass teens in the 2021-2022 group will ring in the New Year together in the snowy Rocky Mountains. This extended trip allows time for group discussions, team building, games, and plenty of outdoor adventures in this winter wonderland.

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Apr
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DB Compass: 2021-2022 Group Spring Retreat – Boston, MA
Apr 28 – May 1 all-day

The 2021-2022 Compass teens will wrap up their year together by visiting Boston. This is the third and final retreat as a 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.