Dec
28
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DB Compass Winter Retreat @ Leelanau Outdoor Center
Dec 28 2016 – Jan 1 2017 all-day

Teens in the 2016-2017 DB Compass Group join their group guides for a cozy winter retreat in Northern Michigan. The group will enjoy snowboarding, sledding, cross country skiing, accomplishing team building challenges, sharing deep discussions about Christian Science, and drinking lots of cocoa!

Travel guidelines:

Arrive to Grand Rapids / General R. Ford International Airport (GRR) by 4:00pm on Wednesday, December 28, 2016.

Depart from the same airport after 2:00pm on Sunday, January 1, 2017.

Mar
15
Wed
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DB Compass: Registration Launch for 2017-2018
Mar 15 all-day
Christian Science youth entering the 10th–12th grades and are ready to dive into Christian Science are eligible to register for Compass. Registration is open March 15 until early August.
Apr
20
Thu
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DB Compass: Retreat #3 – Southern California
Apr 20 – Apr 23 all-day
May
25
Thu
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DB NLC Alumni Service Trip @ Catalina Island Conservancy
May 25 – May 29 all-day

The NLC Alumni Initiative’s 2017 Memorial Day volunteer trip is on Catalina Island off of the coast of Los Angeles, California!  We will be working alongside The Catalina Nature Conservancy to maintain trails, recover from The Catalina Fire of 2007, foster the growth of native plants, and enjoy the beauty that Catalina has to offer.

Aug
31
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DB Compass – 2017-2018 Group Fall Retreat – San Diego, CA
Aug 31 – Sep 4 all-day

Click here for program details. 

Travel Windows

Book flights to arrive at San Diego International Airport (SAN) between 12:30pm and 4:30pm on Thursday, August 31. Depart out of the same airport between 11:00am and  3:00pm on Monday, Sept. 4. The DiscoveryBound staff will greet you at the airport and provide ground transportation to/from the event.

If you are traveling in a personal vehicle, arrive at the San Diego airport between 12:30pm-4:30pm or at Revelle Residential Hall at the University of California, San Diego between 5:00pm-5:30pm on Thursday, August 31. Depart from Revelle Residential Hall between 8:30am and 9:30am on Monday, Sept. 4.

 

Jan
11
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DB Compass: 2017-2018 Group Winter Retreat – Colorado @ A/U Ranches
Jan 11 – Jan 15 all-day
Jan
21
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Adventure Unlimited Gathering @ So. California (San Diego - Santa Barbara)
Jan 21 @ 5:00 pm
Jan
27
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DB Chapter Activity w/ A/U Ranches and Camp Bow-Isle @ OMSI - Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
Jan 27 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

The Portland DB Chapter is hosting their annual camp show at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Come hang with other families, hear about all the great programs offered by the A/U Ranches and Camp Bow-Isle, and enjoy a day at museum.

9:30am – Arrive at OMSI
10:00am – Camp Show meeting
Explore OMSI after meeting

Admission to OMSI is $5/person – DB will underwrite the balance of admission. (Admission ticket is valid all day, until closing at 5:00pm.)

Parking is typically $5/car but we have secured free parking. In order to get free parking you need to
bring you parking spot number with you when you head through admissions.

RSVP to Mary Taylor (contact info above) – it helps with ticket ordering.

Jan
28
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DB Chapter Activity w/ A/U Ranches and Camp Bow-Isle @ The Marsh Home
Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join Alison Peticolas, Ranch Director, at the Seattle DB Chapter’s annual camp show, featuring a potluck lunch, outdoor games and presentations by the A/U Ranches and Camp Bow-Isle. All ages welcome!

Bring a dish or dessert to share (beverages and dinnerware provided).

RSVP to Ruth Marsh (contact info above).

Feb
4
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Adventure Unlimited Gathering – Indianapolis @ Christian Science Reading Room
Feb 4 @ 12:00 pm

Fun, games, food and presentations from DiscoveryBound and the A/U Ranches about our year-round programs for all ages.

RSVP for pizza with Diana Virgil (info above).

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Mar
4
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Adventure Unlimited Gathering – Boise @ First Church Christ, Scientist
Mar 4 @ 11:15 am

Meet other Christian Scientists and talk with representatives from DiscoveryBound and the A/U Ranches about our year-round programs for youth, teens, families, 20s/30s and adults. Everyone is welcome – bring your friends to play GaGa and visit over pizza.

RSVP to Suzanne Swinnerton (contact info above) for our pizza count.

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Mar
10
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Adventure Unlimited Gathering – Denver @ Adventure Unlimited HQ Building
Mar 10 @ 11:00 am

Join us for lunch and presentations from DiscoveryBound and the A/U Ranches, PLUS we’ll either go sledding or play GaGa, depending on the weather.

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Apr
10
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DB Outreach: Chapter Worker/Volunteer Webinar – 2 sessions
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please join us for our spring DiscoveryBound (DB) Outreach webinar and conference call on Tuesday, April 10th.  You can choose from the following times:

1st Session – 5:00pm (PT), 6:00pm (MT), 7:00pm (CT), 8:00pm (ET)

2nd Session – 7:00pm (PT), 8:00pm (MT), 9:00pm (CT), 10:00pm (ET)

We want to share with you what’s happening in DiscoveryBound and find out from you how best we can be supporting you. By sharing in a webinar format, this gives everyone the opportunity to see each other and hear what others have to say.

We invite you to share any recent or upcoming local activities with your chapters as well as any fundraising ideas for camperships, local activities and DB weekend events. We would love your input and we will be sharing our own local chapter ideas.

Please be in touch if you’d like to join the webinar and we will send you the information to join the call.

We look forward to your participation and insights. See you soon!

Apr
19
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DB Compass: 2017-2018 Group Spring Retreat – Boston @ Boston, MA
Apr 19 – Apr 22 all-day
Aug
8
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DB Compass – 2018-2019 Group Fall Retreat – Boston, MA @ The Mother Church & beyond
Aug 8 – Aug 12 all-day

Kick off the 2018-2019 Compass year with an urban retreat in Boston! Your group will have one day together to lay the groundwork for the year before joining the big DiscoveryBound event Thursday through Sunday. You and your Compass friends will room together and step away from the big group a couple times throughout the weekend to keep the momentum building for your year together.

Click here for program details. 

Aug
9
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DB National Annual Weekend – Boston, MA @ Boston University
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm

click here for more details & registration.

DiscoveryBound Outreach’s National Annual Event this year will be held in Boston, MA! Join us in Boston for this very special and inspiring National Annual Weekend! Teens will be joining The Mother Church’s biennial College Summit for a day of talks and activities, exploring the sights and sounds of Boston, and having lunch at Longyear Museum. Adults will be touring The Mother Church (TMC) and Mapparium, exploring the city of Boston, and visiting a couple of Mrs. Eddy’s homes with Longyear Museum. Everyone will be staying in the air-conditioned dorms at Boston University and enjoying a Saturday evening cruise in Boston Harbor.

WHO: 8th-12th grade Christian Scientists and their friends (grade entering in the Fall 2018) and Christian Science Adults 25+

COST: Teen: $270.  Adult: $425.

The registration fee for teens and adults include lodging, event activities and meals (Friday breakfast thru Sunday breakfast).

Financial Aid is available for teen participants. You may apply for financial aid through DiscoveryBound as part of the registration process. Assistance for teens is determined based on individual family needs, up to $135 for this event, and up to $250 for travel finances, and is granted on a first come, first served basis. For additional assistance, you are welcome to reach out to a local branch church or DiscoveryBound Chapter, or to fundraise independently!  Please reach out to us if the amount stated above doesn’t meet your needs.  Our goal is for finances to never be an obstacle for teens to join us for an event.

Chaperones:  If you are interested in chaperoning for this event, please reach out to Alex Griffin at 303.773.3000 ext. 138.

Flight information: 

Book flights to arrive at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) between 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm on Thursday, Aug. 9. Depart out of the same airport between 2:30 pm and 6:30 pm on Sunday, Aug. 12. The DiscoveryBound staff will greet you at the airport and provide ground transportation to/from the event.

If you are traveling in a personal vehicle, arrive at Boston University between 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm on Thursday, Aug. 9 and depart at noon from The Mother Church on Sunday, Aug. 12.

If these flight windows do not work for you for any reason, please reach out to us to coordinate a different flight window that will work.  Feel free to reach out to Alex Griffin with any travel questions. 303.779.3000 ext. 138

Tentative Schedule – Teens:

Thursday

  • Arrive in Boston
  • Welcome to Weekend

Friday

  • Longyear Tour
  • Freedom Trail and exploring Boston
  • Dinner at Faneuil Hall
  • Hymn Sing with TMC
  • Organ Demonstration

Saturday

  • College Summit
    • Praying For Yourself Discussions and Lecture
    • Why Church Workshop
  • Tour TMC and Mapparium
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Harbor Cruise

Sunday

  • Sunday School at TMC
  • Highlights and Gratitude Sharing
  • Departure
Tentative Schedule – Adults:

Thursday

  • Arrive in Boston
  • Welcome to Weekend

Friday

  • Tour of The Mother Church Original Edifice
  • Tour of The Mother Church Extension
  • Mapparium
  • Publishing House Tour
  • MBE Library Research or MBE Walking Tour in Boston
  • Hymn Sing
  • Organ Demonstration
  • JP Licks Ice Cream

Saturday

  • Longyear Museum
  • Tour of one of MBE homes
  • Guided Tour of Freedom Trail
  • Dinner/Shop/Relax at Faneuil Hall
  • Harbor Cruise

Sunday

  • Highlights and Gratitude Sharing
  • Church Service at TMC
  • Departure
Dec
28
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DB Compass: 2018-2019 Group Winter Retreat – Buena Vista, CO @ A/U Ranches
Dec 28 2018 – Jan 1 2019 all-day

There’s nothing like a winter getaway to the Rocky Mountains! Spend time together on the slopes, soaking in hot springs, sledding down an epic hill, 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 2018-2019 Compass group.

Click here for program details. 

Apr
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DB Compass: Informational Webinar
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Parents and teens, come join an informational webinar about the Compass program! Beyond a program description, you will hear from people who have participated in Compass and learn what to expect. Bring your questions and tell your friends!

Topic: Compass Informational Webinar
Time: Apr 16, 2019 7:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/516363762

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Apr
25
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DB Compass: 2018-2019 Group Spring Retreat – Southern CA
Apr 25 – Apr 28 all-day

Finish your Compass year strong by playing in the waves with your friends. This is the third and final retreat for the 2018-2019 Compass group, and it will be filled with fun excursions, meaningful discussions, and hopefully a few ocean sunsets!

Click here for program details. 

Oct
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DB OUTREACH: CHAPTER WORKER AND AMBASSADOR WEBINAR
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please join us for our fall  DiscoveryBound (DB) Outreach webinar and conference call on Tuesday, October 22nd.  We will be hosting two sessions, so please select one of the following times: 

1st Session – 5:00pm (PT), 6:00pm (MT), 7:00pm (CT), 8:00pm (ET)
2nd Session – 7:00pm (PT), 8:00pm (MT), 9:00pm (CT), 10:00pm (ET)

  Tentative agenda:
Metaphysical Theme for 2019 – “True prayer is not asking God for love; It is learning to love, and to include all mankind in one affection.” (No & Yes 39:17-18)

      1. Staff Intros – Lee Anne Meidell – NEW DB Outreach Manager
      2. Events summary and fruitage (local volunteers & DB staff share) 
      3. How to address challenges in your chapter work
      4. Sharing your successful activities and/or upcoming activities

By sharing in a webinar format, this gives everyone the opportunity to see each other and hear what others have to say.  It would be helpful if you would let us know which session you will be joining by replying to this email. 

Here is the link to join the webinar and conference call: https://zoom.us/j/118221739  (join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android)

Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16699006833,,118221739#  or +16468769923,,118221739# 

Or Telephone Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location)US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 646 876 9923 US

Meeting ID: 118 221 739 

We hope you will join us for this interactive webinar/conference call. Please let us know if you will be attending and which session. We look forward to your participation and insights!
The DB Team