May
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DB OUTREACH: 20s/30s Friday Night Zoom Hangout
May 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

DB 20s/30s Friday night zoom hangout

Join us for some inspiration, conversation, and games.

5pm-6pm PT; 6pm-7pm MT; 7pm-8pm CT; 8pm-9pm ET

Email Sten for the Zoom link: [email protected]

May
5
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DB Outreach: Virtual Game Night for Adult Volunteers @ Zoom link
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Virtual Game Night for Adult Volunteers

Join us for some inspiration, conversation, and games.

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

Email Lori for the Zoom link: [email protected]

May
7
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DB Outreach: Virtual Game Night for Adult Volunteers @ Zoom Call
May 7 @ 10:00 pm

Virtual Game Night for Adult Volunteers

Join us for some inspiration, conversation, and games.

Thursday May 7 – 10:00pm (ET), 9:00pm (CT),  8:00pm (MT), 7:00pm (PT)

Email Lori for the Zoom link: [email protected]

May
8
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DB OUTREACH: 20s/30s Friday Night Zoom Hangout
May 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

DB 20s/30s Friday night zoom hangout

Join us for some inspiration, conversation, and games.

5pm-6pm PT; 6pm-7pm MT; 7pm-8pm CT; 8pm-9pm ET

Email Sten for the Zoom link: [email protected]

May
14
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DB OUTREACH: 20s/30s Colorado Moms’ Meeting
May 14 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

DB 20s/30s Colorado Moms’ Meeting

Join other Mom’s in Colorado for an informal, supportive and inspiring discussion on the topic “Change is the new normal.”

Email Katie for the Zoom link: [email protected]

May
15
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*Postponed until Spring 2021* DB Outreach: 20s/30s Spring Retreat @ Crystal Lake Camps
May 15 @ 4:00 pm – May 17 @ 3:30 pm

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

Postponed to Spring 2021

Download the Flyer

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.

For More Information & to Register – Click Here

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DB OUTREACH: 20s/30s Friday Night Zoom Hangout
May 15 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

DB 20s/30s Friday night zoom hangout

Join us for some inspiration, conversation, and games.

5pm-6pm PT; 6pm-7pm MT; 7pm-8pm CT; 8pm-9pm ET

Email Sten for the Zoom link: [email protected]

Jun
17
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DB Outreach: Virtual Chairside Chat with DiscoveryBound – Delafield, WI @ Clearview Home, Delafield, WI
Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Virtual Chairside Chat with DiscoveryBound hosted by Clearview Home in Delafield, WI
Wednesday, June 17 12:00 p.m. EST
Lori Selby with be sharing the DB video as well as sharing what DB has to offer for all ages. Come join the fun!
Contact Lori Selby for Zoom details at [email protected] or click on this link for further details

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Jul
9
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*POSTPONED TO FURTHER NOTICE* DB Outreach: 20s/30s MBE Longyear Houses in MA & NH
Jul 9 @ 5:30 pm – Jul 12 @ 5:00 pm

DB 20s/30s MBE longyear houses

postponed to further notice

Gain new insights on the life and works of Mary Baker Eddy while touring many of her houses through the Longyear Museum.

When: Thursday July 9  5:30-6:30 PM – Sunday July 12 5:00 PM

Where: Throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire

Who: People in their 20s/30s interested in learning more about MBE and her life and works

Cost options: $200 (sharing by gender), $275 (own bed sharing by gender), $425 (for own room). Cost includes accommodation Friday and Saturday nights, travel to houses, meals from Thursday dinner to Sunday Breakfast. Thursday night accommodation in the Boston area is not included but for those coming from out of town have the option to be hosted and a $25 contribution to your host is recommended.

More information to follow.

Jul
21
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DB Outreach: Summer Fun Nights – Virtual Zoom @ DiscoveryBound Outreach
Jul 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Summer Fun Nights
join DiscoveryBound via Zoom

As summer jumps into high gear, with long sunny days and warm nights…we’re thinking of you.    The quarantine restrictive guidelines have provided us new opportunities to develop different plans for getting together with our friends and families. There are some activities we’d like to share with you and hope that you will pass them onto your local Groups/Chapters and friends.  

Staying at home has presented us with opportunities to think of new ways to support our local DiscoveryBound Groups.  We want to let you know about a couple dates where we’ve scheduled two special evenings of fun coming up in July and August.  So, get your calendars out and mark these two dates.  These evenings are for everyone to join in, so please share this information with your DB Group/Chapter, and friends.

Tuesday, July 21
Come one come all – all ages are welcome
8:00 pm ET, 7:00 CT, 6:00 MT, 5:00 PT

 Join us for a Scavenger Hunt inside your home!  All Ages are invited to come as you dart from place to place collecting items. Individuals, groups, or families can make up a team.  At the end there will be an announcement for  a special treat for each group. 

RSVP by Monday, July 20. to [email protected] or [email protected]
Once you RSVP, we will send you a zoom link to join the call.

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

Get your game face on”…come join the fun for some Virtual Games that we can play together on Zoom. Meet new friends. Some games will include:
“All about me”
“Change three things”
“Have you ever”….
“Scattergories”

At the end there will be a special treat for each group.
RSVP by Monday, August 10. Once you RSVP, we send you a zoom link to join the call.

Jul
31
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DB 20s/30s Hangout Game Night! @ Zoom
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 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 this week!

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

Aug
11
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DB Outreach: Summer Fun Nights – Virtual Games @ DB Outreach
Aug 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Summer Fun Nights
join DiscoveryBound via Zoom

As summer jumps into high gear, with long sunny days and warm nights…we’re thinking of you.    The quarantine restrictive guidelines have provided us new opportunities to develop different plans for getting together with our friends and families. There are some activities we’d like to share with you and hope that you will pass them onto your local Groups/Chapters and friends.  

Staying at home has presented us with opportunities to think of new ways to support our local DiscoveryBound Groups.  We want to let you know we’ve scheduled a special evening of fun. So, get your calendars out and mark this date. This evening is for everyone to join in, so please share this information with your DB Group/Chapter, and friends.

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

“Get your game face on”…come join the fun for some Virtual Games that we can play together on Zoom. Meet new friends.Some games will include:
“All about me”
“Change three things”
“Have you ever”….
“Blank Slate”

At the end there will be a special treat for each group.
RSVP by Monday, August 10.  [email protected] or [email protected]
Once you RSVP, we send you a zoom link to join the call.

 

 

 

Aug
14
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DB Outreach: 20s/30s Hangout Game Night! @ Zoom
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 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 this week!

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

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

Aug
25
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DB Outreach: 20s/30s Hangout Game Night! @ Zoom
Aug 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 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 this week!

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

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

Sep
4
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*Cancelled* DB Outreach National Event at CedarS Camps
Sep 4 – Sep 7 all-day

the DB National Event at CedarS camps has been cancelled for 2020


After much discussion, evaluation, and humble prayer, we have decided to not proceed with the in-person event at this time. This was not an easy discussion for the DB Outreach and Compass team, and we spent many meetings evaluating our options, but ultimately, we feel this is the right decision. A few of the reasons behind this decision include concerns about travel, group lodging, large group gatherings, and the hindrance on the way we would want to run this event with regard to Christian Science.
We are so grateful for the support of the CedarS staff in making this decision.  They understand this is a very different year for everyone, and fully support our reasoning. We are considering the possibility of partnering together for this event in an upcoming year. 
The Outreach team is already exploring other options for how to reach teens and adults this fall in a meaningful, fun, and inspiring way to take the place of the National Event this year.  We encourage you to check back here soon to see what kind of regional activities are available!

WHO:

Teens: 8th–12th grade (2020-2021 school year) Christian Scientists and your friends of all faiths.

Adults: Christian Science adults and friends

When:

TBA

CANCELLATION POLICY:

DiscoveryBound has cancelled this in-person event, so all registrants will receive a 100% refund of their deposit and payments towards registration costs.  These refunds will be completed by July 10th.

Sep
11
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DB Outreach: 20s/30s – Iceland Adventure 2021 @ 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 is now full. Please email shelby to be added to the waitlist.

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DB Outreach: 20s/30s Hangout Game Night! @ Zoom
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 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!!

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

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

 

Sep
19
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DB Outreach: New England – National Event Alternative In-Person Gathering @ Hopkinton State Park
Sep 19 @ 11:30 am – 5:00 pm

Teen Track Postponed – Adult track still taking place

DB Outreach: New England – National Event Alternative In-Person Gathering

Join us for an in-person gathering at Hopkinton State Park for teens (grades 8th-12th) and separate track for adults for a fun day of water activity, short hike, inspiration and discussion sessions.  Meet new friends and enjoy the outdoors!  We are offering this event outdoors so that we can follow state guidelines and regulations regarding social distancing and group gatherings.
There is a maximum of 10 adults at  picnic site due to the MA restrictions and guidelines. 

Download Flyer Teen Registration Adult Registration Adult Financial Aid Form

Metaphysical theme: “Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” – Deuteronomy 31:6 NKJV

Who:  Teens (grades 8-12) and Adults (teens can be dropped off for the day if parents are not able to attend adult activity)
When:  Saturday, September 19, 2020  11:30 a.m. – 4:00 pm. (deadline is Wednesday, September 16th)
Where:  Bill’s Pizzeria Kitchen & Grille &
Hopkinton State Park, 64 Cedar St. Hopkinton, MA 01748 (508) 435-4303

Adult Activity
Outdoor lunch at Bill’s Pizzeria then head to Hopkinton State Park.  Discussion session on Tom McElroy’s talk from Friday night.  We will enjoy the trails and water activity (SUP, kayaking, canoeing, quad pedal boating)
We will share about the Asher Student Foundation.

Cost:
$30 per person includes daily parking fee, all water activities, and lunch at Bill’s Pizzeria
Financial aid is available up to $15 per person.
If we have to cancel due to new restrictions or weather conditions there will be a full refund

What to bring:
Bag lunch & drink, water bottle for activities, comfortable clothing for water sports and/or short hike, mask, chair

There is a maximum of 10 adults for a picnic site at this event due to the MA restrictions and guidelines.  Registration is based on first come first serve.  Sign up now!

RSVPLori Selby, [email protected] or 781-956-9035

This event is subsidized by the Asher Student Foundation

Tentative Schedule for adults
11:30 am – Meet at Bill’s pizzeria for lunch, 14 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA

12:30 – Head to Hopkinton State Park, 164 Cedar Street, Hopkinton, MA

12:45 pm –  3:00   Adults Active activity (kayaking/SUP, canoeing, quad pedal boat, short hike)  

3:00 – Adult group discussion & Asher Student Foundation

4:00 pm – everyone share highlights, inspiration and gratitude 

4:30 pm  end of day – good byes

Special note: State Social Distancing and Restrictions will apply during our time together. 

Thank you to Asher Student Foundation for their generous support of this activity. To learn more about Asher Houses please visit https://asherstudentfoundation.org/

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DB Outreach: Colorado National Event Alternative In-Person Gathering @ Epic Sky Trek
Sep 19 @ 11:00 am – 7:30 pm

2020 National Event Alternative: Fall In-Person Gatherings

Join us for our National Event alternative this year in Colorado!  This one-day event is still for teens (grades 8-12) and adults.  Get ready for a fun day of climbing in a ropes course, discussion sessions, inspiration and fellowship!  Come meet new friends and enjoy the outdoors in beautiful Colorado!  We are offering this event outdoors to comply with state guidelines and regulations regarding social distancing and group gatherings. 

Download Flyer Teen Registration Adult Registration Adult Financial Aid Form

When

Saturday, September 19th, 2020 from 11:00am – 7:30pm (dinner provided)

Where

Epic Sky Trek

1375 Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock, CO 80104

Who

Christian Science Teens (grades 8-12) & Adults and their friends of all faiths

Cost

$30 per person
Includes:  ropes course, activities, and dinner.  Registration is open!

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available up to $15 per person. If DB cancels this event due to changes in state regulations or weather conditions you will receive a full refund.

Tentative Schedule for teens and adults

11:00am – Arrive and welcome, icebreaker games
11:30 – Adults: 15 min inspirational talk (again focused on the meta-theme)
12:00 – Teens & Adults lunch (please bring a sack lunch with you)
12:30 – Teens: 15 min. inspirational talk
1:00pm –  Teens: Active session (ropes course)
1:00pm – Adult discussion sessions:

  • 1:15-2:00pm discussion session topic: Finding Peace & Strength in a Time of Upheaval 
  • 2:15-3:00pm Chat with the Prac (similar to brown bag discussions)

3:30pm – Teen discussion sessions:

  • 3:45-4:30pm discussion session topic: Finding Peace & Strength in a Time of Upheaval 
  • 4:45-5:30pm discussion session topic: Jam Session (brown bag discussions)

3:00pm – Adults: Active session (ropes course)
5:30pm – Hangout time – frisbee/spike ball/etc.
6:00pm – Asher Student Foundation short presentation
6:15pm – Dinner served for everyone – DB will be providing dinner.
6:45pm – Everyone share highlights, inspiration, and gratitude
7:00pm – Evals & Fruitage
7:30pm – End of day – goodbyes!

*Things to bring: Sack lunch, full water bottle, camping chair/crazy creek, mask, comfortable clothing for climbing in the ropes course and/or other activities (*longer pants and closed toe shoes are mandatory for the ropes course, but please feel free to bring a change of clothes to change into afterwards).

Special note: State social distancing and other restrictions will apply during our time together.

Thank you to Asher Student Foundation for their generous support of this activity. To learn more about Asher Houses please visit https://asherstudentfoundation.org/

 

 

Sep
22
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DB Outreach: 20s/30s Hangout Game Night! @ Zoom
Sep 22 @ 6:30 pm

20s/30s young adults are welcome 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 inspirational, 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!!

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

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