Jan
24
Sun
MORE
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

To register, please fill out this google form by January 17th to reserve your spot:

https://forms.gle/rkHEaK5g8F5QT6EP8

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

 

Jan
29
Fri
MORE
DB Outreach: Teen Virtual Game Night @ Zoom
Jan 29 @ 8:30 pm

Back by Popular Demand!
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, January 29 (8:30pm EST, 7:30 CST, 6:30 MST, 5:30 PST)
Grades 8-12

RSVP by Thursday, January 28 to [email protected] or l[email protected]
Once you RSVP, we will send you a zoom link to join the call.

Jan
31
Sun
MORE
DB Outreach Virtual Talk by Laurance Doyle @ Zoom Webinar
Jan 31 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Can Humpback Whales help us with the search for extraterrestrial intellIgence:

A Virtual Talk by Dr. Laurance Doyle

What:

The search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) has so far only looked for technology in space.  But is there a way to tell if the message itself is intelligent?  We will share research into the communication system of the humpback whales with the idea of coming up with an intelligence filter for SETI.  We will also share a bit of the metaphysics behind this research.

When:

Sunday, January 31st, 2021 at 4:00pm PST, 5:00 MST, 6:00 CST, 7:00 EST

30-45 min Zoom Webinar with time for Q&A following the talk.

who:

Teens, 20s/30s, Adults, friends, and anyone interested in science and/or spirituality!

Register Here

This button will direct you the registration page where you can enter your name and email, then click “Register.”  You’ll then be redirected to a confirmation page, and will also recieve a confirmation email, both of which will give you access to the webinar link. Hope to see you there!

You won’t want to miss this amazing opportunity!

About Dr. Laurance Doyle:

Dr. Doyle was raised along the California coast in the small town of Cambria. He attended San Diego State University and after receiving his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in astronomy, he worked as an engineer with the Voyager spacecrafts in the Space Image Processing Group at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He thereafter received his PhD from the University of Heidelberg in Germany in 1987 on radiative transfer modeling of Saturn’s rings using Voyager spacecraft imaging data. Since 1987 he has been a Principal Investigator with the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California where his main projects have been the photometric detection of extrasolar planets, and the application of information theory to animal communications. He has been a visiting Lecturer at the University of California, Santa Cruz teaching classes on Life in the Universe, and Light & Optics, and has more than one hundred refereed papers  in the scientific literature. He was a Member of the NASA Kepler Mission Science Team  with responsibility for detection of extrasolar planets around double star systems and found the first such circumbinary planet. He has taught quantum physics,  thermodynamics, introductory astronomy, history of science and Native American history at Principia College in Illinois, and was the Director of the Institute for the Metaphysics of Physics at Principia College from 2014 to 2019. He was on the Christian Science Board  of Lectureship for over a decade, doing the first video lecture, and has been a  contributing editor for the Christian Science Sentinel, the Christian Science Journal, and  the Christian Science Monitor. He has addressed 21 Christian Science Associations in the  US, Europe, Asia and Oceania. 

 

Feb
7
Sun
MORE
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
11
Thu
MORE
DB Outreach: Winter Virtual Game Night for All Ages @ Zoom
Feb 11 @ 8:00 pm

WINTER FUN Virtual GAME NIGHT – for ALL-AGES!
join DiscoveryBound via Zoom –  Meet new friends from all over the world!

Thursday, February 11
Come one, come all – all ages are welcome
8:00 pm ET, 7:00 CT, 6:00 MT, 5:00 PT

RSVP by Wednesday, February 10 to [email protected] or [email protected]
Once you RSVP, we will send you a zoom link to join the call.

COME JOIN THE FUN!

Feb
26
Fri
MORE
DB Outreach: Teen Virtual Game Night
Feb 26 @ 8:30 pm

Are you ready for our monthly 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, February 26 (8:30pm EST, 7:30 CST, 6:30 MST, 5:30 PST)
Grades 8-12

RSVP by Thursday, February 25 to [email protected] or l[email protected]
Once you RSVP, we will send you a zoom link to join the call.

Mar
5
Fri
MORE
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!

 

Image result for asher student foundation
This event is generously underwritten by the Asher Student Foundation and other partners.

 

Mar
16
Tue
MORE
DB Outreach: Virtual Game Night for Adults @ Zoom
Mar 16 @ 8:00 pm

Fun Game Night for all ADULTS!
join DiscoveryBound via Zoom – Come join the fun for some Virtual Games that we can play together on Zoom. Meet new friends from all over the WORLD!

Tuesday, March 16
Come one come all – all adults are welcome
8:00 pm ET, 7:00 CT, 6:00 MT, 5:00 PT

RSVP by Monday, March 15 to [email protected] or [email protected]
We will send the Zoom link once you RSVP.

Mar
26
Fri
MORE
DB Outreach: Teen Virtual Game Night @ Zoom
Mar 26 @ 8:30 pm

Are you ready for another 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, March 26 (8:30pm EST, 7:30 CST, 6:30 MST, 5:30 PST)
Grades 8-12

RSVP by Thursday, March 25 to [email protected] or l[email protected]
Once you RSVP, we will send you a zoom link to join the call.

Apr
9
Fri
MORE
DB Outreach: All Ages Jetty Park Event @ Jetty Park
Apr 9 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE! April 9-11, 2021

Come join Florida DB groups for a day or weekend of fun, sun, and inspiration! This annual popular
event for all ages held at the Jetty Park beach and campground in Cape Canaveral, Florida
include a 2-night/3-day campout along the white sandy ocean front and the opportunity to take
part in a wide range of exciting recreational activities. Enjoy kayaking with the manatees and dolphins, enjoy the beach and fun games for youth with a BBQ dinner and an inspirational speaker.
If you are not a camper, there are hotels nearby or just come for the day. Feel free to join us for any part of the weekend.
COVID Guidelines will be observed.  Currently camping is closed but we will keep you informed in the next month or so.  Nearby hotels are available.

WHO:  Christian Scientists of all ages and their friends of all faiths.
WHEN: Arrive: Friday, April 9 any time after 3:00 pm Depart: Sunday, April 11 at noon
WHERE:  Jetty Park Campground 400 Jetty Park Road, Cape Canaveral, FL
COST: TBD
REGISTRATION:  COMING SOON!
QUESTIONS:
For more details contact Lori Selby at [email protected] or 781-956-9035.

May
21
Fri
MORE
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
Sat
MORE
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
Sun
MORE
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).